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2015: INEC Must Use Card Readers – APC



jega-apcThe All Progressives Congress said on Thursday that the usage of card readers by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the 2015 general election remained one of the best ways to ensure that the forthcoming poll was free, fair and credible.

National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, stated this in Abuja when he received the ECOWAS Fact Finding team to Nigeria led by former Ghanaian President, John Kuffour, in his office.

The APC chairman said that INEC had no excuse not to deploy the technology because some countries in West Africa with lesser population and human resources, were already using it.

He said, “We are hoping that INEC will do their best. Good as the chairman is, he does not know the reality of what is on ground under him.

“Our prayer as far as INEC is concerned is that they use card readers in the election so that we can be sure of cleaner process. It is a no go area and a must that card reader has to be used.

“The Peoples Democratic Party is doing everything within its power to convince the world that we are not ready for it. But if countries like Ghana, India and the rest of them are able to deploy this technology, I cannot see why we cannot use it in Nigeria”.

Mr. Oyegun also said there should be no militarization of the electoral process as was experienced during the governorship poll in Ekiti and Osun states.

He said, “It was alright they tried it in Ekiti. But in Osun State, we had to convince them that if they try what they did in Ekiti, then, it will be a mutually destructive process.

“I think that at the very last minute, they tried to announce some fake results but at that time, we had gotten the results of every process and they knew that if they did anything contrary, they would have plunged that state into total anarchy.

“Our prayer is that they don’t try to replicate that at the national level”.

He told the visitors to impress it upon the ruling PDP to be prepared to accept the result of the 2015 elections, saying “when a party that has been in power for a long time see defeat in February, how are they likely to react?”


#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari



Gov Yahaya Bello
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

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



Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#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



Governor Seyi Makinde confirms the killing of #EndSARS protester, Jimoh Isiaka in Ogbomosho, Oyo state
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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