The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday said he will choose his running mate this week in compliance with the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
INEC had shifted the deadline for the submission of political candidates’ list for governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections from December 25, to December 26, 2014.
Addressing APC candidates in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, El-Rufai said “the process of choosing running mate is ongoing and with direct involvement of all members of our party and stakeholders. We are not looking for a running mate like PDP spare tyre”.
The governorship candidate pointed out the qualities he was seeking in a running mate. “We are looking for a deputy that can take serious responsibility of governance and base on our experience, we need a sound running mate. The issue of a running mate is a serious and rigorous exercise towards rebuilding our state for peace and cogent development”, he said.
While stating that deputy governors should be engine rooms of development, Mr. El-Rufai added that “everything about governance must be redefined and taken serious, and so, our party is taking this matter serious and we are working hard.
“We are still working and all of you should contribute from ward level to the state level. We are looking for a very significant and competent person from Southern Kaduna and we are praying to Almighty God to show us the right way. Please endeavour to participate in this process”.
The Kaduna APC chairman, Bala Bantex, in his remarks said “We have vowed that there will be no imposition in APC and you have seen it all. We had a successful governorship primaries that was transparent and without a single petition.
“With this we are on our way to victory, no more rigging of election in Southern Kaduna and no more sharing and buying of votes in Southern Kaduna. It is a new trend and a new dawn and with God we are coasting to victory”.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
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.
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.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: 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.
￼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.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
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