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2015: Atiku Picks N27.5m APC Form, Calls For Level Playing Field

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Oyegun-AtikuFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Monday followed up on his public declaration for the presidency as he picked the N27million presidential and expression of interest form to contest the presidential primaries on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) but asked for level playing ground for all aspirants.

Atiku will square up against a formidable aspirant and former head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) for the APC presidential ticket. Other interested aspirants for the ticket include Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State; founder of Leadership Group, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah; and a University lecturer, Prof. Mahmood Aliyu.

The national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in his remarks, noted that Atiku was the first to formally declare his intention to contest the presidential ticket and also happens to be the first to pick the nomination form while others are yet to declare.

Atiku said, “Mr. Chairman, I need not let you know my political antecedents as far as the provision of a level playing field for every member of this party because that is the only thing or one of the things that will make us different from the so called ruling party.

“Anybody who believes he has a democratic right to exercise should be given that opportunity to exercise that right. It is left to the members of this party and the Nigerian public to make a decision. I don’t think it is the responsibility of any one of us as an individual or group to decide for this party or its membership. Yes, as leaders, we have a responsibility to guide those coming behind but the guidance should be based on this firmly rooted democratic principles.

“Mr. Chairman, therefore, it is my singular honour and privilege to hand over to you or your representative two receipts: one, presidential expression of interest and the second one, presidential nomination form all totaling N27.5m and I believe I am now entitled to receive my forms and then go on to the next stage”.

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  1. Taoheed

    October 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

    If u are the one that God will use to senitize this country, may God deliver you.

  2. sirOscie.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:15 am

    The people are ready for you Atiku.
    I believe you will restore our lost glories. This is really a welcome development and one that should be applauded by all.
    Atiku’s policy draft yesterday shows that he is really prepared to lead Nigeria and making his policies and plans totally issues bases speaks a lot about the man.
    I believe more good things are still in stock for Nigeria and Nigerians.
    All the best Turakin Adamawa.

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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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

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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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