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Those Fighting Jonathan Are Fighting God – Clark



Jonathan arriving Switzerland for World Economic Forum

Jonathan arriving Switzerland for World Economic Forum

Former Minister of Information in the First Republic, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has said that President Goddluck Jonathan’s administration is divinely-ordained, warning that those opposed to his government are fighting God.

“Any person fighting Jonathan is fighting God. Whatever God said you will be that is what you will be and whoever wants to remove him (Jonathan), God will fight him. Under the grace of God, Jonathan became the acting president and later president. What is yours, nobody can take it from you,” Clark said.

“Some people said that they must rule and if Jonathan runs, there will be bloodshed. Majority of the northerners believe in Jonathan and want him to continue. Whoever wants to split this country will fail.

Clark said this yesterday when the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of South-south community leaders, chiefs and elders honoured him as their grand patron.

The elder statesman insisted that the constitution permits Jonathan to run for a second term, adding that as a lawyer who had practised for 50 years, he always laughs when educated people say Jonathan cannot run and that he has been sworn-in twice.

He explained that former President Olusegun Obasanjo imposed former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on Nigeria.

He said when it was sold to Jonathan that he should be Vice President, his first reaction was he will not take the position.

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  1. Akin's habeeb

    January 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    How dare clark on is speech.we are less-concerned of you been given your support to there any nigerians knows much more than God?how will tomorrow looks alike,please answer me?no one fighting jonathan,its a matter of a country.

  2. Eddie

    January 23, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    E.K Clarke, i’m soo pleased to tell you that you are no longer relevant in the scheme of things, and actually you might not even live to see 2015 because you are part of the devils, the problems wrong with Nigeria. Inshort sir, i want to prophesy to you that you will not live to witness the 2015 general elections and i’d also want to state that with the outcome of the election next year, you’d be rolling over in your grave knowing that God took your life when he did because the torture and shame you’d have gone through when your fellow bed-mate G.E.J looses.

  3. Inaku

    January 23, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    @eddie have u not seen where a fresh tree fall before the dry one? The truth has been told, the earlier u accept it the better for ur health

  4. queen

    January 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    @eddie I lik dat prophesy to clark. Is jonathan a god? And who tld u d northern really want him back there? U beta stop fooling urself and get somtin doin. We want a leader that ll lead us right nt a slow action person

  5. Bawa Sikiru

    January 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Mr Man, is GEJ God. Why are you saying that anybody that is fighting Jonnathan is fighting God. Is that a reasonable analogy. We all knew that it is God that put him there, notwithstanding he cannot be equated to God. Man should mind what he says.

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola



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.

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“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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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu



Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the country is experiencing low voter turnout during elections due to failed promises of politicians.

He made this known during his appearance in front of the Senate Committee on INEC for screening for his second tenure.

In the red chambers, when queried for the reason there is always a low turnout of voters during elections, Prof. Yakubu explained that Nigerians no longer trust politicians and are tired of hearing the same promises during electioneering campaigns, so they stay home during elections.

He also explained that the inadequate mobilisation of voters and violence recorded during the electioneering period also contributes to the low turnout of voters.

Also Read: Senate Committee Screens Yakubu For INEC Chair Today

“Violence or threat of violence, people don’t tend to vote simply for that fear. Some people just stay on the side of caution by staying away instead of risking it by going out to vote.

“Sometimes, the performance of those elected is a very important factor. Some voters will ask ‘why should I go and vote? Because four years earlier some people made the same promise so nothing has changed.’

“It is a shared responsibility that we all have to put our heads together to solve but we will continue to do what is required by the law in the area of voter registration and publicity,” he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo



Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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