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2015: Heavens Won’t Fall If Jonathan Loses But… – Clark

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clark2501Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has declared that should President Goodluck Jonathan decide to throw his hat in the ring come 2015, he will win based on his achievements, but added that there would be no crises if he was defeated at the poll.

He also called for the probe of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), former Minister of Finance, Mallam Adamu Ciroma and other Northerners, over their ‘provocative’ and ‘more inflammatory’ statements, instead of just singling out Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr.  Kingsley Kuku and former militant leader,  Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari.

In  an open letter to the Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, Clark said:  “I repeat, there will be no crises, if President Jonathan  is defeated at the presidential election in 2015, but he has a right to contest the election if he so wishes.

“For him to win, he has to implement some of the democratic dividends he promised Nigerians and  he has gone far in accomplishing same in some  areas,  such as stepping up power output to 10,000 MW by 2014, rebuilding external reserves to $45 billion, increased crude oil and gas revenue, massive rehabilitation of roads and general improvement in education, among others.

“With these achievements, President Jonathan is qualified to contest, and if he does, he is sure to win again. He has been able to achieve all these despite the promises by his political detractors to make the country ungovernable for him.”

However, Clark joined the lawmakers in condemning the statements credited to Kuku and Dokubo-Asari, expressing happiness that both men had denied the insinuations attributed to them.

Nonetheless, he was confounded that the House of Representatives appeared to be “one-sided and discriminatory because the House had not condemned similar provocative, seditious and more inflammatory statements made by some Nigerian leaders, especially Northerners, more so,  when the incitement arising from such statements are causing serious security problems in Nigeria today.

“We need peace in Nigeria and must support only a democratically elected government. You all know the stand of President Jonathan. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, presidential, National Assembly and gubernatorial elections were conducted in a free and fair atmosphere.

“President Jonathan said that no one should be killed for him in the name of elections. He believes in one man, one vote and Nigerians, reacting to his genuineness, sincerity and honesty of purpose, turned out massively to vote for him in 2011.”

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  1. felix ogugbuaja

    May 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    No incumbent looses elections in Nigeria, Shagari won in 1983, OBJ won in 2003, so Jonathan must win 2015, no matter what tinubu and Buhari are doing. Nigeria can only influenced by threats and violence, The Yorubas threatened for war untill OBJ was made president.

  2. M.ADEMOLA

    May 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    The problem in of this country is rhat the so called elder or leader are bunch of waste product. Are they not ashamed of themselves.All crpt

  3. A. Nelson

    May 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Why are th so called leaders trying to make these country ungovernable? Let all of us support the person in power now because the country belong to us and not only him.

  4. A. Nelson

    May 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Why are the so called leaders trying to make these country ungovernable? Let all of us support the person in power now because the country belong to us and not only him.

  5. Tanko Abdulrahman

    May 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Some pple so called demself leader nd dis country by saying gej must win 2015 election, now what if he no reach d 2015? I want dat unbeleiver 2 answer dis question who called himself clerk, u beta leave dat juju way u dey worship nd accept religion so dat u may hv faith. U are talking lyk somebody dat fallsdown frm palm tree.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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