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We’ve No Apologies For Being Subservient To Fayose – Ekiti Lawmakers

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Ayodele-FayoseThe Ekiti State House of Assembly has declared that it does not owe anybody an apology for showing absolute loyalty to the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose.

The 26 member House argued that nothing would forever prevent them from standing by Ekiti people and the governor because it was through the grace of God and “his (Fayose) grace that we are here”.

The lawmakers were reacting to a statement by the Ekiti All Progressives Congress, APC, spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, who criticized the governor for appearing before the House in a T-shirt and jeans on Monday, during the 2016 budget proposal presentation.

“The world watched in disbelief as Fayose stormed the House of Assembly in casual dress.

“The governor’s appearance is uncultured and in flagrant disregard of the rule of law and constituted authority. It defies decorum, violates law and order and abuses power”, the Ekiti APC spokesman said.

He further said the lawmakers’ confirmed their subservient relationship with Mr. Fayose by allowing him address them in casual wear and brandishing the gavel.

Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital at the weekend, the House Committee Chairman on Information, Gboyega Aribisogan, advised the APC “to face issues, especially the government of inconclusiveness being run in Abuja instead of having sleepless nights over how the governor chooses to dress”.

According to Aribisogan, the APC should know that the assembly was not one that would collaborate with the executive to run the state aground as done under the immediate past Kayode Fayemi-led APC government.

He said “Instead of them (APC) to face issues, especially concerning their party that is almost going into extinction in Ekiti and the cluelessness going on in Abuja, they have turned themselves into Governor Fayose’s advisers on mode of dressing and public presentation.

“Is it our fault that the APC does not have a single member in the House of Assembly? And what has what Governor Fayose wears got to do with governance? What did Ekiti people gain from the four years ‘agbada wearing’ government of APC apart from monumental debt that will take the state up till year 2036 to pay?

“The reality that those in APC must face is that if they are waiting for us to confront Governor Fayose on issues of governance, they will wait till eternity”.

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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.

Also Read: Senate Committee Screens Yakubu For INEC Chair Today

“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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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.

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.

Also Read: Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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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