The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has challenged the National Peace Committee, led by former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), to tell Nigerians why President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration should not probe the past government of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
In his opinion piece sent to journalists on Friday, titled, ‘Away with this peace committee’, Igbokwe urged the committee not to “blackmail and intimidate” Buhari and the governing APC.
He quoted a member of the committee and Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah, as saying, “I think what we are concerned about is the process. It is no longer a military regime and under our existing laws, everybody is innocent until proven guilty”.
The APC spokesman pointed out that Kukah said this when members of the committee visited Buhari on Tuesday.
While questioning the motive behind the committee’s visit to the president, Mr. Igbokwe asked if it had become an offence to investigate past leaders and bring them to book, when necessary, wondering what the reason could be for “this dangerous mediation at a time like this”.
Igbokwe said, “A friend tells me that the rampancy of corruption in Nigeria is a function of low intelligent quotient (IQ) on the part of all of us. Can the members of the Peace Committee be exonerated?
“As it were, I found nothing wrong in the Peace Committee visiting the President because any credible group is free to visit the President since the President is for everybody and for nobody in particular.
“What I am worried about is the timing and the motive of the visit. I am deeply worried about the purpose of this visit. Is it to shield some people from the investigations on corruption going on in almost every critical sector of our economy? Is it to try to circumvent a clinical process being put in place to put things in order in Nigeria?
“Is it to try to slow down President Buharis’s agenda to rid Nigeria of corruption? Is it an attempt to intimidate the President to slow down and let the corrupt, who pillaged and plundered our common patrimony, to go scot-free? Is it a blackmail to render nugatory APC’s agenda to bring the change it promised Nigerians?
“Are the peace committee members not aware of the sordid roles some members of the committee played during President Jonathan’s tenure? Why these crude interventions at a time like this? Is the Peace Committee working to protect Jonathan and his cronies and shield them from facing the jury?”
Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator 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.
NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike
He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.
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.
BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC
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.
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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