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Asari Dokubo’s Comments Against Buhari Treasonable – Ex-Militants

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Mujaheed-Dokubo-AsariLeader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Mujahid Asari Dokubo on Monday received flaks ‎over his utterances against the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and the country in general.

The President of the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A), ‘General’ Israel Akpodoro, expressed worry over the incessant attacks and vituperations from Dokubo on national issues saying, those threats issued by him were “empty, bear-footed and treasonable”.

Addressing a meeting of the Coalition in Ughelli, Delta State, Akpodoro argued that no section of the country wields the power to hold others to ransom.

It would be recalled that Dokubo, while speaking at the commemoration of the late Adaka Boro, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital recently, reportedly said he was ready to‎ take on the federal government if the interest of the region was not favourably considered by the incoming All Progressives Congress-led administration.

Akpodoro, however, told the former militant to stop dragging the region into issues of personal interest stressing that the people of the Delta have decided to embrace peace and not war.

He stressed that time has come for the likes of Dokubo in the Delta region to not only embrace peace but to also realise that the era of impunity, gangsterism‎ and nepotism was over adding that the ex-militants who supported the APC and its then presidential candidate, Buhari before, during and after the elections are not slaves as claimed by Dokubo but that what they did “was a show of unfettered patriotism, solidarity and love to a nation above self-serving and myopic interests”.

The people of Niger Delta region Akpodoro said, were already aware of the antics and mischief of those who use the region as a platform for self-enrichment pointing out that such era would end with President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

Rather than continue to be on the opposition to the government, the NCNDE-A leader called on stakeholders in the Delta region to go and preach peace in support of the incoming administration.

He pointed out that they stand to gain nothing from crisis but that peaceful approach to issue was an imperative for a better Delta region.

Akpodoro, therefore, admonished them to understand that there is a new dawn of equity and positive change around the corner and urged them to shun crimes and criminality for the region to grow.

“When the struggle for a better Niger Delta began, it was genuine, focused, purposeful…only to be hijacked by people of narrow interests. We as a people have learnt our lessons and as such would not allow ourselves to be goaded into another round of crisis in our region.

“As peace-loving people, the ex-militants have changed from the war-war approach to a much peaceful and decent approach to achieving results. We owe the Nigerian state our patriotism, solidarity, loyalty as long as the federal government gives us an unfettered sense of belonging in the state.

“Whoever engages in any crime under any guise should answer to his crimes without dragging the region along with him. The Delta region comprises of so many ethnic groupings and not only the Ijaws. It therefore follows that Dokubo should speak for those who believe in him amongst his people and not for the entire region”, he stated.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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