The All Progressive Congress (APC) says it is ready to participate in the Benue South Senatorial District rerun election between former Senate President David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Daniel Onjeh of APC.
It would be recalled that the Federal Court of Appeal, Makurdi Division, had in November set aside the Legislative Elections Petition Tribunal’s judgment, which upheld the election of Sen. Mark.
The appellate court agreed with the appeal filed by Onjeh that the election substantially breached the Electoral Act, and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct re-run within 90 days.
The Chairman of APC in Benue, Comrade Abba Yaro, who declared the party’s readiness for the polls in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Saturday, noted that the good work being done by the APC government in the state would give the party added advantage ahead of the rerun.
“We are fully prepared to take on our opponent in the election.
“We will demonstrate to Nigerians that the era of dominance of David Mark has ended.
“You will see the great margin with which he will be defeated in the election.
“As the party chairman, I can tell you that none of the candidates that I took to the polls lost.
“Barnabas Gemade won the Benue North Senatorial election; Sen. George Akume also won the Benue North Central polls; and this election will not be an exception”, Mr. Yaro declared.
He, however, advised Mark to opt out of the election as he does not stand any chance of winning.
Yaro said that the party would stand behind its candidate to ensure victory in the rerun scheduled to hold in Feb. 2016.
According to the APC chairman, the rerun election would give the people of Benue South Senatorial District the opportunity to be freed from the political grip of Mark.
He also explained that the party was consolidating its hold on political power by delivering the dividends of democracy to the people through effective service delivery.
Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.
This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.
Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.
Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.
Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi
Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.
Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.
The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.
Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.
“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.
“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.
Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku
Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.
Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.
He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.
Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.
Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.
“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”
“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.
He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”
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