Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan is free to contest the 2015 Presidential election through a fair and transparent process.
Gov. Lamido’s position is different to the hard line stance adopted by the faction of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, led by Abubakar Kawu Baraje of which he is a member.
The G-7 governors of the Baraje-led PDP had insisted that based on a purported one term pact signed by President Jonathan in 20011, he must not seek a second term in office; a position that has pitched the ‘aggrieved’ governors against the presidency and the mainstream PDP led by Bamanga Tukur.
But speaking yesterday when 50 ex-1979 legislators paid him a courtesy call in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, Gov. Lamido was quoted as saying, “As for the government, we voted for it in 2011 and we will continue to defend, support and stand by the government till 2015. Our loyalty remains with the government. It is our government. That I can guarantee.
“But our problem is with PDP as a party as it is currently constituted. We feel that there is no due process, integrity and transparency. It is this brigandage that we are fighting and we shall fight until justice is done. Jonathan is free to contest but the process must be free and fair, credible and transparent.”
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: 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.
￼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.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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