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Alleged Threat To David Mark’s Life Cheap Propaganda, Says Onjeh

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David Mark-Daniel OnjehThe candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the February 20 Benue South Senatorial District election, Comrade Daniel Onjeh, has said he is not surprised by al¬legations of threat to life by his op¬ponent, David Mark.
Addressing journalists in Otukpo, the Benue South Sena¬torial District headquarters yes¬terday, Onjeh described the al¬legations as “Propaganda that is unwarranted”.
Mr. Mark, who has represented the senatorial district since 1999 and was President of the Senate between 2007 and 2015, had his election nullified and a re-run ordered by the Makurdi Division of the Appeal Court last December.
The ex-Senate president in a statement issued by his spokesman, Paul Mumeh on Monday, accused the APC candidate and the deputy governor of Benue State of plotting to assassinate him ahead of the rescheduled elections.
But Onjeh pointed out that Mr. Mark, who is contesting on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been at the cent¬er of electoral violence in his previous contests backed by the state’s agents of co¬ercion, adding that it is only unfortu¬nate that the former Senate president no longer enjoys the federal might.
According to the APC senatorial candidate, the prop¬aganda is intended “To serve as a prelude to unleash terror as usu¬al on innocent citizens and the electorate forgetting that the era of voter inducement and intimi¬dation is over”.
He further likened Mark’s conduct leading to the Febru¬ary 20 rerun election to a student who prepares to cheat in exami¬nations to pass instead of reading his books.
“David Mark’s approach and attitude towards this election is like a student who is not prepared for examination. It is only those who are on loser’s side in a game that embark on playing rough. His attitude in this election is clear¬ly defeatist in nature and that is why I say his alleged threat to life is laughable”, Onjeh said.
What the PDP candidate needs to do, Onjeh added, is to come out and respond to the Senate Committee on Works’ questions on the dualisation of the Otukpo-Aliade Road rather than the antics which he noted are capable of sparking vio¬lence at the poll.
He maintained that the APC is “Not willing to play to the gallery”.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

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.

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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.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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.

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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.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

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.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“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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