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Nasarawa In Crisis Because It’s Not A PDP-Controlled State – Jonathan





President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday predicted victory for the Peoples Democratic Party in all the North-Central states during the 2015 general elections.

He also promised to win back Kwara State, where Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, has defected from PDP to the opposition All Progressives Congress.

PDP controls all the North-Central states except Kwara and Nasarawa.

The President said although Kwara state in particular belonged to the PDP, some people had “surreptitiously” taken the mandate elsewhere, in veiled reference to the former governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Ahmed’s decision to dump the ruling party for APC.

Jonathan made this known at the PDP North-Central solidarity/unity rally, which held at the Trade Fair Complex, Minna, Niger State.

While also promising to retrieve Nasarawa, which was a PDP-controlled state until 2011 when the APC candidate, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura defeated the incumbent, the president said the kind of crisis currently bedeviling the state was not there when the party was in charge.

He said, “Today, we are in the North-Central and we can say boldly that we will retain Niger State come 2015, no shaking. PDP will retain Kogi State, no shaking. PDP will retain Benue State, no shaking. PDP will retain Plateau State, no shaking.

“PDP will surely recover Kwara State. We won that state and some people have surreptitiously taken the state somewhere, as they are changing from one colour to the other like chameleons. PDP will surely take over, recover and reconstruct Kwara State, no shaking.

“PDP will surely recover, reconstruct and rebuild Nasarawa State. When PDP ruled Nasarawa State, there was no crisis in the state”.

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  1. Ayo

    March 9, 2014 at 9:11 am

    i doubt if a statement like dis could come out 4rm d fucking mouth of d president of d whole country.
    a state is in crisis because it’s not in control of d presidential party, is it not part of d country?
    wich means d presidency is doing little or nothing to curb d menaces in d troubled states under APC so as to portray their governors as ineffective.
    wat of plateau nd benue states? are they not under d control of PDP? are there no crises there too.

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  3. Taiwo Desmond

    March 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I wonder if a statement of that magnitude and gravity could be plenarised by our president, but for the fact that it was said during party rally,such is our president and every other leaders we have. What happens in Borno, Zamfara, Adamawa, kano, kaduna, Benue and Plateau to mention but few, where terrorism, insurgency and outright killings of innocent souls thrives? Are they not Power Drunken People (PDP) control states? The statement underscores the president. Naija we hail thee

  4. Dare

    March 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Cld u hear a naughty President’s word on Nasarawa & Kwara State?. @ a rally a serving president leave his official duty for a party rally, many souls are dying in Maiduguri, Yobe nd Adamawa, mr Jonathan cld not Visit those Areas bt have time for politics nd INEC under JEGA said no Party activity shld not take place, where is Mr Jega now?, dead or alive? God sees you all.

  5. Alh.T.j

    March 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Wat mr gej said sound lunatic dat Nasarawa state in crisis b/c is not a pdp ruling state dis is not democracy is kakistocracy

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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.

Also Read: BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

“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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