The director of press and publicity to impeached Governor Murtala Nyako, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, has alleged that the latest threat issued to him by the Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, followed the role he played in the suit filed by Governor Bala James Ngillari, which led to the sacking of Fintiri from office last week.
Sajoh pointed out that the role he played was a patriotic sacrifice to get the illegality foisted by the House of Assembly reversed, adding that he will never be intimidated by threats from the speaker or anyone for that matter as his action was based on an innate desire to salvage democracy.
The spokesman said he was least concerned about how Fintiri felt by his statement that Nyako will be returned by the courts, adding that if they do not have the powers to stop the court processes, they can never stop justice from prevailing.
He maintained that his boss’ impeachment did not follow laid down procedures, adding that the courts will vindicate him.
“I recall that they issued the same threat when I released a press statement on 15th July, 2014 that Barr. Bala James Ngillari had not resigned in the eyes of the law. Today, I am vindicated. I am confident that in my insistence that Governor Nyako was illegally removed and that the illegality will be nullified by the courts, I will still be vindicated”, Sajoh noted.
He added “They can do well to accept that their actions with respect to the purported removal of the former Deputy Governor and the assumption of the Speaker as Acting Governor have been declared illegal by a competent Court of Law.
“This legal indictment should have sobered them but rather make them more arrogant. It is only an ignorant person that will claim that a matter before a competent Court of Law is foreclosed. It is a shame that a spokesperson of the leadership of a House of Assembly could refer to a matter before the courts as history”.
Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye
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.
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.
Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – 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.
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.
Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku
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.
“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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