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El-Rufai: Withdrawal Of Tambuwal’s Security Details Plot By FG To Assassinate Him

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el-rufai-36997890A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and governorship aspirant in Kaduna State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, in Kaduna on Friday, alleged that the withdrawal of the security details of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was a ploy by the Federal Government to eliminate him (Speaker).

El-Rufai, who accused President Goodluck Jonathan of orchestrating the withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security aides, alleged that the Speaker was one of the targets of snipers being purportedly trained by agents of the government.

Speaking to journalists after picking his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the Kaduna governorship election in 2015 yesterday, el-Rufai, who is presently Deputy National Secretary of the APC, maintained that Tambuwal was one of the targets of the killer squad.

“That was why the Inspector-General of Police, on the order of Jonathan, withdrew the Speaker security aides”, he added.

Warning that no harm must befall the Speaker, the governorship aspirant noted that it was irresponsible on the part of the Inspector-General of Police and the Federal Government to have withdrawn Tambuwal’s security details.

He explained that the withdrawal was done deliberately so as to pave the way for the “killer squad” to eliminate the Speaker for defecting to the APC.

According to el-Rufai, the removal of the Speaker’s security is part of the continuation of the Jonathan-led government’s penchant for impunity.

He, however, reminded the Jonathan government that impunity had limitations and called on the Nigerian government to learn from Burkina Faso when the people were fed up with the government.

El-Rufai said, “The withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security aides is on the order of the President Goodluck Jonathan. The IG doesn’t act that way. The president ordered the IG to order the removal; its just the continuation of the Jonathanian impunity.

“This people have no respect for the law. They have no respect for rules. They think they are in power to abuse their control of coercive instruments of power and we should warn them that impunity has limits. If anything happens to Tambuwal (Speaker), the whole world would hold them responsible.

“He (Speaker) was on the list of those to be taken out by snipers. So, if anything happens to him, we know that it was done intentionally so that this will succeed.

“They should look across Burkina Faso and see what is happening when a government overstays its welcome or engages in wanton impunity. They should learn from history. I think it is very irresponsible on the part of IG and the government to do that”.

The former minister also warned the police and other security agents to desist from being partisan ahead of the 2015 general elections, saying Nigerians were fed up with the current government of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

Also Read: BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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