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Jonathan’s Government Becoming Increasingly Desperate – APC Reacts To Barring Of Amaechi, Kwankwaso From Entering Ekiti

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APC-EkitiThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that its governors are being prevented by security operatives apparently acting on “orders from above” from travelling to Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Thursday, for the party’s last lap of campaign just before the state governorship election holding this Saturday.

In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC said at least three Governors – Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano – have so far been prevented from making the trip.

However, Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo States respectively, were among party stalwarts that beat the security blockade to grace the grand finale of the party’s campaign rally for its candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is seeking re-election for a second term.

In the statement, Mohammed disclosed that the helicopter that was to ferry Gov. Oshiomhole from Benin City to Ado-Ekiti was refused permission to take off from the Benin Airport, while the plane that was flying Gov. Kwankwanso to Akure, Ondo State, was denied permission to land.

According to the statement, while the plane carrying Gov. Amaechi actually landed in Akure, his convoy was stopped at the border between Ondo and Ekiti States and ordered to turn back, because he would not be allowed to reach Ado-Ekiti.

The party said while Gov. Amaechi’s convoy was being detained in order to force him to turn back, the convoys of the Ministers of Defence (Musiliu Obanikoro) and Police Affairs (Abduljelili Adesiyan) came and were allowed to pass through to Ado-Ekiti.

“These acts are illegal and definitely not in line with the Electoral Act, which stipulates that campaign for the election will only end at midnight on Friday.

“It also represents a manipulation of the electoral process when all the candidates will not be allowed a level playing field to campaign for the election. There is no clearer manifestation of the federal government’s allergy to free, fair, transparent and violence-free election than this”, the party said.

The opposition party condemned in the strongest terms the abuse of national institutions and the abuse of power, which these actions represent, especially because only the Federal Government has control over these institutions, including the security agencies that have now become a tool in the hands of an increasingly-desperate government of the day.

“Several months ago, we warned that Nigeria under the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan was sliding into fascism and we were pilloried in certain quarters for daring to make such a statement. Today, we have sadly been vindicated.

“Not even in the worst days of the abhorrent military dictatorship were things done this brazenly, with citizens being denied their fundamental rights of free movement, free assembly and free expression, all because of the desperation by the ruling party to win elections at all costs.

“We therefore call on all good people of Nigeria and indeed all the country’s international friends to speak out against what is happening before things get out of hand. If democratically-elected Governors could be so shabbily treated, despite the high office they occupy, what will happen to ordinary Nigerians in the hands of an increasingly-fascist government?” APC queried

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  1. emmanuel

    June 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Apc is fund of fermenting unnecessary cry and problem during and after election, especially if they perceive failure. The same APC sweeping President of the Federal Republic foot match immediately after a campaign rally in the same Ekiti. What is happening? Why not give peace a chance.APC,i don’t fancy your Chaotic political strategy at all.

  2. muhammad

    June 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Be ware Nigerian the poor are at stake. The person who luks fo power by ul cost iz a hypocrite. Islam forbid hypocracy n Christianity too. So wats your choice ?

  3. ajibola

    June 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    @Emmanuel, dnt say such, cos the President party beliefs dat dey av to rule d whole nigeria, bt he has forgotten dt we are all human, nd I a democracy system of government, where is allowed to do they want, but nt like cheating on the masses. Y shud he denies other party frm inviting pple in dia rally. Y cnt he leave dem to do dias. Nd wait till d election day. Nd no power shud b imposed on anyone, as instruction frm above.

  4. samuel Jaja

    June 20, 2014 at 9:25 am

    This si nt d kind of oppositn party we hoped for,oppose d present govt based on ideology,and wit pple dat are nt corrupt like den,APC is found of making unnecessary noise,to attract d mercy of d masses.be more mature APC

  5. akinnifesi ola

    June 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Whoever close to dis clueless president not to desroy nigeria. How can he prevent d movement of several apc govs? We ar in a democracy for goodness sake. Tyranny won’t take him anywhere, and very soon he too would become former president and powerless. They may pay him back in his own coin by then

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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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.”

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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

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.

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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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