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Kwara Speaker Urges Nigerians To Defend Votes

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Rasak AtunwaA call has been made to Nigerians to vote and defend their votes with determination and tenacity in the forthcoming general elections.

The call was made by the Kwara State House of Assembly Speaker and flag bearer of Ilorin West/Asa Federal Constituency under the All Progressives Congress, Razak Atunwa, during a campaign visit to Magaji Ngeri, Badari, Oko Erin, Baboko, Wara Osin/Egbejila wards of Ilorin West.

Mr. Atunwa, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rotimi, commended the commitment of the people towards change and development in Kwara and Nigeria as a whole and urged them not to be moved by the threat or intimidation to frustrate electoral process come February 2015.

The lawmaker, who described the forthcoming election as a major opportunity to change Nigeria for better, called on the electorates to prepare themselves, mobilize people from door to door and adopt legal methods to defend their votes in the 2015 general election.

“We cannot make any change if we do not vote and defend our votes in the forthcoming elections; we must exercise rare courage, steadfastness and bravery to stand with our votes after casting them and ensure the results are well documented and announced before us by the INEC officials”, he stated.

“The police and army are to protect the rights of electorates, so we must all be aware of this fact and not be intimidated by the presence of armed forces in our various polling units. I will wear my shirt and jean, vote and wait until the votes are counted and announced before the people, thus I charge you again to be fully prepared against any abnormality in the 2015 presidential election by being brave and valiant to monitor your votes during the coming election”, he added.

Mr. Atunwa decried the present situation in the country, stating that the country is worse off than it was four years ago and urged the people to reject the PDP come February 14 and 28.

He assured Nigerians of rapid development if APC is voted into power and promised the people of his constituency employment, empowerment, infrastructural development and quality representation if elected on February 14.

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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.

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“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.

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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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