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Army Panel Report: Ekiti Lawmakers Uncover Alleged Plot By FG To Assassinate Fayose

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Ayo FayoseThe Ekiti State House of Assembly has raised the alarm over plans by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to assassinate Governor Ayo Fayose, if moves to remove him from office fail.

The lawmakers at yesterday’s plenary alleged that they had uncovered a plot to use the report of an Army Board of Inquiry that investigated the conduct of soldiers in the June 21, 2014 governorship poll in Ekiti to sack Fayose from office.

Led by Speaker Kola Oluwawole, the 26 lawmakers, who are all members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being a dictator and attempting to silent the opposition.

They also claimed that the alleged plot to unseat Fayose was to silence the voice of “the leader of opposition” and cause chaos, confusion in the state.

The lawmakers, however, warned that Ekiti people would resist any attempt to tamper with the mandate freely given to Fayose and passed what they called “a double vote of confidence” in him.

Members, who took turns to condemn the alleged assassination plot against Fayose included Deputy Speaker Segun Adewumi (Ekiti West 1); Ekundayo Akinleye (Ijero); Samuel Omotoso (Oye 1); Dele Fajemilehin (Gbonyin); Gboyega Aribisogan (Ikole 1); Sina Animasaun (Ekiti West 2); Mrs. Cecilia Dada (Ilejemeje); Sunday Akinniyi (Ikere 2) and Badejo Anifowose (Moba 2).

Oluwawole and Aribisogan claimed that the APC government at the centre would use assassination as the last resort if other options to sack Fayose from office fails.

Oluwawole said: “Nothing negative should happen to Fayose because they may resort to the use of other means, including assassination.

“Our human rights activists have suddenly gone under the table; it’s a bad signal to our democratic process”.

Aribisogan said: “Fayose has become a thorn in their flesh and they want to use frivolous and unwarranted Military Panel report to muzzle him and any attempt to harass and embarrass him will be resisted.

“We have heard from the grapevine that if all other efforts fail, they will attempt to assassinate the governor”.

House Leader Tunji Akinyele (Oye 2) moved the motion for the adoption of an eight-point resolution condemning the report of the Military Panel chaired by General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade.

The motion was seconded by Abiola Jeje (Ido/Osi 2).

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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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