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2015: We’re Committed To Peace And Tranquility, Says Kwara APC

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APC-Logo1The Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed the resolution of the state inter-agency consultative committee on election security to ensure peace and tranquillity in the state during and after the 2015 general elections.

The ruling party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, however, noted: “whether the fact that the APC was not invited to the stakeholders meeting was a deliberate or innocent lacuna and omission, we do not know, but we do know that the omission betrays the spirit of fairness and equity. It also signals to the direction of partisanship on the part of the security agencies”.

“We are talking of the APC that is the governing party in Kwara state. We are talking of the APC that has 98% of all political office holders in Kwara State. We are talking of the APC that has 74% of the voting population in Kwara State. The omission is indeed regrettable”.

Nonetheless, the APC said: “We welcome the resolution of Kwara State inter-agency consultative committee on election security at a stakeholders meeting held recently in Ilorin to ensure peace and tranquility in Kwara state ahead and beyond the 2015 general elections.

“To make the implementation of this resolution smooth and successful, we advise Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Salihu, the State Security Service (SSS), Army, Navy, Air Force and NSCDC to carefully and professionally monitor the activities of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State.

“This assertion is factual and accurate, and not an assertion that can be wished away as political propaganda by opposition elements”, it stated.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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