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We’re Fully In Support Of Buhari In Fight Against Boko Haram – PDP

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PMB-PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it is fully in support of President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

​The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated this at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja on Friday when he received a delegation from the Northern Youth Network, NYN, who paid him a courtesy call.

The PDP spokesman while responding to a comment by the leader of the delegation, Mike Msuaan, that the APC-led government had apparently failed to fulfill its promise of ending insurgency, explained that the opposition party deliberately refused to criticize the governing party on its promise to end insurgency within a specified period.

“We are completely in support of the government in the war against insurgency”, he said.

Metuh stressed that the decision to support the government in the fight against insurgency was hinged on the fact that “the insurgents were not just fighting Buhari, APC or PDP but all Nigerians”.

“We must send a message to those trying to divide us that we are united and remained one in the fight against insurgency”, Mr. Metuh said.

He, however, said the PDP would continue to criticize the APC-led government constructively “where they go wrong”.

He noted that while the PDP was in power, it gave all Nigerians a sense of belonging but that Nigerians were crying of selective application of policies and programmes under the current dispensation and called on the Nigerian government to “note and address such complaints”.

Mr. Metuh also reacted to recent “gale” of cancellation of elections by some National Assembly members and senators, calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately conduct elections in areas where rerun were ordered.

According to him, delay in conducting the rerun elections could deny many communities in Nigeria to have representations when key decisions are taken, especially with regards to ongoing budgeting processes.

“INEC should strive to hold elections within 30 days where possible in areas where rerun were ordered”, he said.

Mr. Metuh also said the PDP was confident of winning all the seats it lost in the last election as “Nigerians have now seen the mistake of voting for APC”.

Commenting on the stalemated Bayelsa governorship election, the PDP spokesperson said the party “would never allow anyone to take its right”.

Metuh insisted that where the INEC and APC fail to ensure credible election, the PDP and the people of the state would ensure that the election is credible.

He also commented on ongoing agitations for the creation of an independent Biafra, saying Nigeria was a divine creation that nobody could divide.

“People should keep faith in the country. No part of this country can survive on its own.​

“God brought us together; no man can tear us apart”, he said.

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  1. Evaristus Udeani

    December 13, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Olisa Metu, I fault you on the comment on Biafra. You spoke for your self and not for Biafrans. You spoke as a politician but we Biafrans believe enough is enough.
    You must retract that comment on Biafra now or you will loose favour and support from now in all the rerun elections.

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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the country is experiencing low voter turnout during elections due to failed promises of politicians.

He made this known during his appearance in front of the Senate Committee on INEC for screening for his second tenure.

In the red chambers, when queried for the reason there is always a low turnout of voters during elections, Prof. Yakubu explained that Nigerians no longer trust politicians and are tired of hearing the same promises during electioneering campaigns, so they stay home during elections.

He also explained that the inadequate mobilisation of voters and violence recorded during the electioneering period also contributes to the low turnout of voters.

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“Violence or threat of violence, people don’t tend to vote simply for that fear. Some people just stay on the side of caution by staying away instead of risking it by going out to vote.

“Sometimes, the performance of those elected is a very important factor. Some voters will ask ‘why should I go and vote? Because four years earlier some people made the same promise so nothing has changed.’

“It is a shared responsibility that we all have to put our heads together to solve but we will continue to do what is required by the law in the area of voter registration and publicity,” he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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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.

Also Read: BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

“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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