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Defected Lawmakers: Senator Gives Adoke Two Weeks To Withdraw Suit Against Tambuwal

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AGF Mohammed-Bello-AdokeThe Senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District, Kabiru Marafa, has advised the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, SAN, to withdraw the suit he filed against the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, and the House leadership on the defection of some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Senator Marafa also told Adoke to act like a statesman and be neutral in the House politics and not to create the impression that he was Attorney General for the PDP and not the country, adding that if he (the AG) should go ahead with the suit, he should also include the list of all the lawmakers who had defected to the ruling PDP.

He said: “Within the next two weeks, I urge the Attorney General of the Federation to withdraw this suit against the speaker or join the other colleagues in the House of Representatives that also defected from other political parties to PDP.

“It is when he does so that we will call him the Attorney General of the Federation and not the Attorney General of the PDP. He should withdraw this suit within these two weeks.

“If he fails to do so, I urge my brother and Commander-in-Chief to show the Attorney-General, the way out (of the cabinet) and to assure the members of the House of Representatives that they can investigate ministers, or any government functionary as part of their oversight responsibility as enshrined in the constitution”, he said.

The AGF had on April 22, dragged the House Speaker to court to compel him to carry out the judgment of an Abuja Federal High Court, which declared vacant, seats of about 37 lawmakers, who defected from the PDP to the APC.

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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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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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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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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

Also Read: Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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