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2015: Tambuwal Tasks INEC, Politicians On Free, Fair Elections

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wpid-260613f.aminu-tambuwal1The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal,has called on the Independent National Electoral  Commission  (INEC) and politicians to ensure that 2015 election is free and fair.

Tambuwal made the call on Thursday in Abuja, at the annual conference of the Peoples Media Limited, publishers of People’s Daily newspaper, entitled: Nigeria: The 2015 Question.

He said that the success or failure of the 2015 elections rested on the INEC and the current administration.

“Yes, 2015 is indeed pregnant. But it is in our hands if we want it to deliver a bright future or a foetus of aborted hopes and dreams.

“The responsibility is of course first on those who hold power currently and the election umpire that we now have.

“If they decide to conduct fair and free elections, then the hope that 2015 will usher in a more peaceful and more progressive year is not in doubt”, he said.

The Speaker enjoined all political parties to imbibe democratic culture by ensuring a level playing ground for all members of their parties.

“But first the political parties must enthrone a democratic culture that should provide level playing ground over and above every other consideration”, he said.

He stressed the need for government at all levels to uphold the rights and privileges of Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic and religious background.

“We must learn to run our government in such a manner that whoever comes to power, the rights and privileges of every citizen remains guaranteed”, he said.

He advised that those in power should not see power as an opportunity to enrich themselves and friends, but an opportunity to serve the people.

“The whole concept of democracy is built upon the idea that the people are supreme and we hold power in trust for them.

“I believe in the unity of this country. I believe in our ability to triumph over our challenges.

“I believe in our power to see beyond our subjective experiences to a more objective future. I believe that 2015 will bring us good surprises”, he said. (NAN)

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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