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State Of The Nation: Jonathan Will Lose 2015 Elections Woefully – Balarabe Musa

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Balarabe MusaProminent northern politician, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has taken President Goodluck Jonathan to the cleaners over his performance, saying his incompetence is taking its toll on the country.

Musa, who was a Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, said this during an interview with The PUNCH.

The elder statesman argued that the fact that over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect from Chibok, Borno State, had not been rescued 81 days after, showed gross incompetence on the part of the Federal Government.

He also described the involvement of foreign security agents in the bid to rescue the schoolgirls and halt Boko Haram insurgency as unpatriotic, saying the Federal Government was capable of handling the situation.

Musa said, “Jonathan’s incompetence has affected every part of Nigeria. The inability to resolve the issue of the abduction of the schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State and the continued abduction of women and children is a show of gross incompetence on the part of the Federal Government.

“Apart from that, President Goodluck Jonathan and his government went ahead to unpatriotically invite foreigners to solve a problem that the Federal Government has the capacity to solve. And up till today, the foreigners have not been able to identify where the abducted children are. Nothing concrete is coming both from the Federal Government and those invited to help”.

On the chances of Jonathan’s re-election into office come 2015 given the current state of the nation, Musa said the Peoples Democratic Party would suffer defeat if it fields the president as its candidate.

His words, “Considering the negative state of the nation that has affected every part of Nigeria, particularly the level of poverty and insecurity. Jonathan should not contest for re-election in 2015. His party will not even nominate him. But if it does, it will face the consequences, because Jonathan will lose the election woefully.

“He will not get reasonable votes even in the South-South where he comes from because the South-South is also suffering from the negative state of the nation. South-South people are also suffering from the current level of unemployment, hunger and insecurity. Jonathan’s incompetence has affected every part of Nigeria”.

He also faulted allegations that the All Progressives Congress was behind the Boko Haram insurgency, saying no political party has the capacity to sponsor such sustained terrorist attacks.

“…In fact, as political parties, I don’t think the PDP or the APC is capable of mounting such an insurgency as the Boko Haram. As government in power, certainly they (PDP) can, but as a political party, I don’t think they can. That rules out the APC from being responsible for this kind of insurgency. The fact that the APC has been criticising the Federal Government for failing to stop the insurgency is quite logical”, he asserted.

Musa added that the insurgency, which was aimed at destabilising Nigeria, could only be sponsored by the Federal Government, those he labelled as “bands of thieves in the country, who are rich; or foreign imperialist, who have targeted Nigeria for disintegration by 2015”.

Speaking on last month’s governorship election in Ekiti State, Musa declared that “It was not free and fair”, adding that “It was not even tolerable”. He said that the level of participation of the army, police and other security forces as well as the harassment that occurred in the state just before the election, tilted the outcome in favor of the PDP’s candidate.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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