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Suswam: My Withdrawal From The Northern Governors Forum’s In The Overall Interest Of Benue State

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Gabriel-SuswamGovernor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State yesterday said he did not commit any mistake by withdrawing his membership from the Northern States Governors Forum as posited by his Kano State counterpart, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

Kwankwaso had in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Monday said the withdrawal from the Forum by Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda and Suswam was a political blunder that could come back to haunt them later in the future.

A statement by Suswam’s Special Adviser on media and publicity, Cletus Akwaya, described the statement by Kwankwaso as misleading and intended to undermine the integrity of the governor by portraying him as a leader who is against the interest of his people and political interests of the North.

“Governor Suswam wishes to state in very clear terms that on the contrary, he is a leader that takes decisions carefully and weighs the implications on his people. His decision to withdraw from meetings of the Northern Governors Forum was also well thought out and taken in the overall interest of the people of Benue State who he represents as well as the people of the old Northern Region of which Benue people are a proud part.”

Suswam, Akwaya noted, stands by his decision to withdraw his attendance from NSGF meetings “because of the mistrust created by betrayal by some members of the forum and would continue to maintain that stance for as long as the unacceptable situation prevails.”

He said: “This position, rather than being a mistake as Governor Kwankwaso described it, was a carefully thought out position informed by the principle which places personal and institutional integrity far and above other political considerations such as the personal desire to win elections.”

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  1. Benue

    June 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Gov suswam shud b quiet abt d useles thing he has done. He’s acted to protect mor his stolen mandate. His Operation Zenda security outfits colects N50 frm each commercial motorist everyday. Imagine hw much they steal thru d day light robbery on major (bad) roads in d state. Gov do smthn, police comm do smthng o.

  2. Ben

    June 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Well done Mr. Governor. It is a good decision you taken to free your good/hard working people of Benue State from the clutches of hausa/fulani oligarchy. One united north is only good when it favour them.

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

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He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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