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I’ll Never Be A Party To The Disintegration Of Nigeria – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said he would vacate the Presidential Villa on Friday, May 29, the day President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will be sworn-in.

He made this known while receiving members of the Universal Peace Foundation, who conferred on him the Peace-Loving Global Citizen award, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

In apparent reference to the accolades he has been receiving for conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential poll, the president said both Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which provided the platform for his election four years ago, should also share in the accolades.

“My singular act has made you now to come and honour us. Not just me, I ran the election with the vice president and if we had won, two of us would have been here; but by that act, two of us are packing out on Friday.

“He equally deserves the encomium that you have given me. My party, the PDP, also deserves the encomium award”, he said.

President Jonathan said the predictions that Nigeria would break up by 2015 could have come true if he had not conceded defeat in the March 28 presidential election.

“Everybody knew about the predictions (that Nigeria will cease to exist by 2015). Anything could have made those predictions become true. After all, we fought a civil war for about three years before as a nation”, adding that “I cannot be a party to the disintegration of the country. I am quite pleased with what has happened. We have a country; the country will be more united”.

He said even if he would be president for 25 years, he would not be happy to see Nigerians killed because of his ambition.

“Yes, there are different human beings. If you look at the behaviour of people, even among siblings; some of them could turn to be imams and pastors; while some will be armed robbers.

“Even somebody that has that kind of criminal intention or he is very vindictive or who by nature doesn’t care if people are dying; even if half of his countrymen and women die for him to be a president, he’ll celebrate it.

“But for me, God did not create me that way, and I cannot fit in. I believe that for us to hold any office that we want to, we must have a nation”, the president said.

According to him, the years he had spent in public office had given him the experience no school could give.

He added that his commitment to national unity made him convene the National Conference to address the issues that could divide the country.

“We’ve our challenges. The idea of that National Conference is to look at these weak cleavages we’ve in this country.

“We just finished that conference and are thinking of how to implement its recommendations so that Nigeria will become a stronger and more united nation”, he said.

Jonathan called on President-elect Buhari to run a united country and appreciate the contributions of all Nigerians to national development.

“We only pray that the incoming government should appreciate the contributions of everybody and see how we can run Nigeria as a country that belongs to everybody – all citizens, irrespective of political affiliation or creeds”, he said.

On its choice of President Jonathan for the award, leader of the Foundation, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said he (Jonathan) was honoured in recognition of the peaceful manner he handled the aftermath of the 2015 general elections.

“Your action is heroic. In spite of the fact that you control the security apparatus of the country, you accepted defeat. You’re an extraordinary person.

“You should go back to Otuoke a very proud man. You came, you saw and you conquered. History will be kind to you because you gave meaning to democracy”, he said.

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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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