A former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has raised the alarm over a plot to rig the 2015 presidential election in favour of the North.
In a statement on Wednesday, the ex-governor argued that the South-East, which is President Goodluck Jonathan’s strongest support base, was disadvantaged in the recent distribution of polling units by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said the fact that the South-East was allocated just over 1000 polling units, as against over 7000 units in the North-West, was an indication of a definite plan to rig the February 14 presidential election.
He said, “The distribution of polling units by INEC is shocking and does suggest a blatant design to do something sinister and to do it with impunity. In that distribution, the North-West had more than 7000 units, the South-East was given about the same number of polling units as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, just a little more than 1000 units.
“The new distribution of polling units correlates negatively or inversely with distribution of votes for Jonathan in 2011 presidential election. The South- East is considered Mr. President’s strongest support base. Is that why it received this low, indeed insultingly low allocation of polling units? If this distribution of polling units is not blatant indication of a definite plan to rig the 2015 presidential election, then we should doubt that one plus one is two”.
The former governor claimed that the plot might be the source of the confidence some northern politicians have expressed ahead of the 2015 presidential election.
Ezeife, who was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, said the outcome had provided the design for a new Nigeria in which all ethnic nationalities can maximise their true interests.
He also urged President Jonathan to push for the people’s confirmation of the decisions of the conference, saying that should take precedence over the 2015 election.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
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.”
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.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
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.
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.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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