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PDP Plans To Scare Voters Away Using Soldiers – El-Rufai

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Kaduna State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Change (APC), Mallam Nasir el Rufai, yesterday accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state of allegedly engaging the Nigeria Army to scare away APC voters from the polls and create room for rigging of the governorship election in the state.

El-Rufai made the accusation in a statement signed by the Chairman, El Rufai and Kaduna State APC Campaign Organisation, Ben Kure, in Kaduna yesterday.

“The APC Kaduna State Campaign Council has been informed that soldiers have received orders to engage in massive and sustained intimidation of voters in the state. The objective is to scare people sufficiently to deter them from voting, or, if they do, from defending their votes.

“The PDP hopes thereby to reduce turnout, suppress the votes that would have been cast against it and thereby secure an illegitimate result. There seems to be no limit to the PDP’s desperation.

“In executing this illegal and dangerous order, the soldiers have been asked to concentrate their harassment, threats and scaremongering in Zaria and Kaduna,” he said.

However, the PDP governorship candidate and governor of Kaduna State, Muktar Yero has denied the accusation. According to him, El- Rufai, was already preparing the grounds to justify the imminent defeat of the APC.

He therefore challenged El- Rufai to supply evidence on the allegation as he could be talking from a state of “delirium from the sleepless nights he is now suffering since he confirmed that Governor Yero will beat him silly at the polls.”

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  1. Damsel

    March 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    the soldiers can only intimidate evil minded citizens not a good bonafide citizen! soldiers are more friendly dan police. so soldier are ur friends not police sef.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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