Connect with us

Politics

Democracy Day: Saraki Urges Nigerians To Unite In Call For End To Corruption, Insecurity

Published

on

bukola-saraki1Former Kwara State Governor now Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerians to unite and demand an end to insecurity, corruption, and all other social ills confronting the nation.

Saraki, representing Kwara Central in the Senate, in a May 29 (Democracy Day) message to Nigerians urged them to demand that “In 2015 Nigeria display its commitment to democracy, so that we have credible, free and transparent elections”.

The ex-governor stressed the need for Nigerians to have the will and courage to defend the nation’s hard earned democracy.

“This is a process that starts now, that sees democratic and transparent processes to select candidates through to Election Day where we are free to vote for the candidate we believe in.

“Democracy is not practiced by mirroring the language that we speak, where we come from or what religion we worship; democracy is the opportunity to address the issues that affect us all. Issues affect us all across Nigeria regardless of gender, age or religion”, he stated.

Saraki added that, “We must acknowledge some of the realities that have presented themselves when election-time comes in our country, and enlighten others and ourselves against them.

“One flaw that we have experienced in our young democracy is that it is often the case that many of our people choose leaders based on the constraints of sameness of religion, similarities in ethnicity, and other largely inconsequential values of nation-building leadership.

“To counter this, we must view leadership through a lens of who will best address mine and my local government, state, or country’s problems? In a nutshell, we must elect the best amongst us”, he said.

Politics

Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Published

on

Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

Continue Reading

Politics

PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Published

on

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.”

Continue Reading

Politics

You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

Published

on

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.

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.”

Continue Reading

Trending