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2015: I Didn’t Threaten War Over Jonathan’s 2nd Term Bid – Kuku

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JonaThe Special Adviser on Niger Delta to President Goodluck Jonathan and chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has denounced reports that he threatened violence if his principal does not spend two terms of four years each in office.

In his denial on Wednesday, Kuku, said he only appealed to Nigerians to allow Jonathan to do two terms in order to complete the various programmes contained in the amnesty programme and develop the country.

“Unfortunately, what I said has been turned upside down. I did not threaten that there would be a resurgence of Niger Delta violence, if Jonathan was not returned for a second term. I did not say so and I want Nigerians to understand what I said and what I meant,” Kuku explained.

Kuku, who recalled the agreement entered into between the late YarÁdua and Niger Delta militants, said only the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration phase of the programme had been implemented with 30,000 ex-militants catered for, while the development of the region and welfare package for the militant leaders were yet to be executed.

He warned that the current peace in the Niger Delta which had paved the way for increased oil production in the country could be derailed if the agreement reached with the Federal Government was not implemented to the letter.

Kuku also decried the mounting opposition to Jonathan’s Presidency stressing that most of the problems bedevilling the country were artificially created to weaken the administration and portray it as having failed in its responsibilities.

“Jonathan remains Nigeria’s second ‘war time’ President and his tenure marks the greatest trying moment that Nigeria has faced clearly because the problems are created by people to stop him from succeeding as the President of Nigeria,” he stated.

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  1. Momolo

    May 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    The problems of Jona have not been created by anybody. Jona has from the beginning of his presidency chosen to be a South South leader instead of being fair to all Nigerians. His Ijaw and South South brothers have always made it clear that this is their turn to help themseives to the Nation’s Treasury.Impunity has been enthroned and corruption of magnitude never seen before in Nigeria pervades the Land.Apart from a few most Nigerians cannot even feed! Is this the type of Government Kuku wants Nigerians to support? His Principal’s promise of fresh air has turned into putrid air of death, disease and insecurity. As a Special Adviser to Jona he should be bold enough to advise him not to contest in 2015 because he has nothing to offer since he is clueless! All those paid World Bank agents in his cabinet churning out figures of success with nothing to show on ground will all be swept off with him into the dust bin of History! Nigerians have had enough.

  2. Eddy Lords

    May 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Please let Nigerians learn the proper ethics of public speech, Asari Dokubo said his own; NLC also said the President should resign; Buharis, own is becoming too much. No respect for the office of Presidency again. Let us offer solution to the way forward and stop causing more damage. APC and all other parties can offer solution and stop throwing stones through their Secretary all the time. Caution is required in the way we manage this situation. I implore Northern states Government to start Peace and Unity general forum monthly conferences to sensitize the youth against violence. All other states government can follow suit.

    Nigeria is our country, please let us offer solution from all angle, do or die politicking will not do us any good.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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