A Socio-cultural group, Young Bayelsa Professionals has urged the founder of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), Moses Siloko Siasia to run for the governorship of the state at the February, 2016 election.
The group made this call in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Castro Mathew, Dr. Timipre Owei and Mr. George Spiff on Thursday, saying it was proud of the good works of Siasia
“We have observed Mr. Siasia for a long time and we are confident that he is the best man for the job. He has run many businesses successfully but above all we are moved by his passion for indigenes of our dear state. We are calling on all Bayelsan and stakeholders within and outside the state to prevail upon him to consider to run for the exalted office of the governor of our state,” the statement read.
“As Young Professionals, we believe young leaders have the solutions to most of the problems confronting us as a people, a state and nation. Careful analysis of Mr. Siasia the extraordinary entrepreneur who is just 35 years goes a long way to prove our point.”
“All over the world ranging from South Africa’s opposition party electing 33 year old as its first black leader to the recent elections in the United Kingdom which saw a 20 year Old Mhairi Black become the youngest law maker in UK history since the 17th century, and the 2012 Uganda elections where 19-year-old (now 21), Proscovia Alengot Oromait emerged the youngest African ever to be elected as a member of parliament, shows that young people have begun to get more actively involved in the political process of their Nations.
“As our challenges increase as a people, we must look for new options and the youth are the best option. It is the right time for young Nigerians like Mr. Siasia, to begin to show that they can handle leadership as most of those who are now elders’ statesmen, like Chief Alfred Diete Spiff took the reins of leadership when they were in their 20’s.”
“We insist that having touched lives through job creation, scholarship and other forms of youth empowerment schemes, there is no doubt he can replicate this achievements in greater dimensions if entrusted with public office as Governor of our state,” the group stated.
#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
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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