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Confab: FG Makes Adjustments To Delegates List

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Dr Kunle Olajide from Ekiti State has been named to replace Chief Afe Babalola on the request of the elder statesmen as delegate to the National Conference.

This is contained in a statement signed by Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in Abuja on Thursday.

Similarly, Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro, the Etsu of Bwari, replaces Alhaji Ismail Mohammed, Sarki of Karshi, on the request of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.

The statement adds that Mrs Millicent Okoronkwo replaces Mrs Love Ezema, based on the request by the National Council of Women’s Societies of Nigeria.

“The nomination of Chief Chris Uche and Dr Sagir Maidoya to represent APGA is withdrawn to allow the party to resolve the issue of its nominees.

“In the Socio-Political, Cultural and Ethnic Nationality Groups­, Prince Rabiu Oluwa replaces Supo Sonibare while Oba Kehinde Olugbenle replaces Mr Niyi Akintola whose name is retained in the Oyo State delegates list.

“Prof Layi Erinosho is nominated by the Academy of Social Sciences to fill the one slot allocated to the academy.

“The Governors’ Forum nominated Alhaji Mohammadu Goni from Borno to fill the slot for the North East Geo-Political Zone.

“The Delta Government submitted the name of Chief Isaac Jemide, while the Edo Government nominated Prof. Eddy Erhagbe to fill the vacant slot in their respective states”.

The statement said that Mrs Onikepo Akande had been nominated to represent Oyo State, Chief Sampson Agbaru to represent Rivers and Mr Abubakar Galadima to represent Yobe, respectively.

According to the statement, former Presidents and Heads of State, the Leadership of Political Parties, the members of the National Assembly have been invited to attend the inauguration.

It also said that Governors, members of the judiciary, members of the Federal Executive Council, members of the Diplomatic Corps, religious leaders and traditional rulers would be in attendance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration will hold on Monday, March 17 at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.

Delegates and guests are expected to be seated by 4 p.m. (NAN)

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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

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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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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

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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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