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We’ll Deliver Kano To PDP Come 2015, Murtala Mohammed’s Son Boasts

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abba-muhammedA Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Kano, Alhaji Abba Mohammed, on Wednesday in Abuja, promised to give priority to electricity and boost the economy of the state if elected the state governor in 2015.

Mohammed, son of the late former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed, spoke to newsmen after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms for the state governorship election in 2015.

Mohammed, who was a Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on International Relations and Privatisation, was received by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha.

He said electricity would be his focus while education, health and agriculture would also be developed with needed infrastructure for poverty eradication.

He said, “I have already come up with my programme which focuses on electricity, education, healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure.

“I believe that once we have been able to provide electricity in Kano, everything will fall in place because electricity will be the engine of growth.

“Then, we can have prosperity; once we have prosperity, the standard of living of our people will be improved significantly and everything else will fall into place”.

He also promised to ensure that the PDP won in Kano State if he emerged as its candidate at its primaries slated for Nov. 29.

Muhammed said that the PDP was formidable enough in Kano to beat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2015 general elections.

“PDP is very formidable in Kano, and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that it will win the election in the state.

“If I was not convinced, I will not have been aspiring on the platform of the PDP. We will deliver Kano State to PDP come 2015”, he said.

Mohammed, however, dismissed insinuations of any preferred candidate in the race on the PDP platform.

He expressed optimism that the leaders of the party were guided by the interest of the state and would ensure a level playing field for all aspirants.

“I know that they will be neutral in this quest to come up with a candidate that will represent the interest of the citizens of Kano State”, he said.

“As far as I am concerned, there is no other candidate who has come up to offer what I am offering to the people of Kano state.

“My fundamental aim is to put food on the table of our people, so that we will have a decent and content citizenry and a peaceful environment where all will thrive”.

(NAN)

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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

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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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