The Zamfara state opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was thrown into confusion following mysterious death of a party chieftain, Alhaji Kado Yahaya, who slumped and died at the Tudun Wada collation centre last Saturday.
Kado Yahaya was appointed an interim chairman of the PDP three days before the ongoing congress by the two third of the state party executive council members against the suspended party chairman, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha, who according to them was liable for the party’s failure in the 2015 general elections in the state.
Competent sources that did not want to be identified in print revealed that, the deceased slumped and died instantly when the collated votes were allegedly manipulated by the congress committee in favour of Senator Hassan Nasiha, the situation which turned the collation centre into free-for-all between members of the warring factions.
It was gathered that, the party has due to political interests split into four formidable camps allegedly led by the Senator Hassan Nasiha, former member House of Representatives, Bello Muhammad Mutawalle, former member House of Representatives, Ibrahim Shehu Bakauye and the former governor, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi.
Before his untimely death, the interim chairman was said to be a loyalist to former Governor Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi and had eventually struggled to ensure free and fair elections for the party’s success in any general elections to come in the state.
Unconfirmed reports said, the late interim chairman of the party was not happy with a meeting held shortly after collation of results between the embattled suspended chairman, Senator Nasiha and the some members of the congress committee assigned by the PDP national headquarters to monitor the state.
“The interim chairman was shocked when he noticed some selfish changes on the results so far collated, it was as a result for him to make calls on the concerned authorities to intervene and save the situation that, he instantly slumped and died”, a source revealed.
Commenting on the incidence, the former National Officer of the PDP in charge of the North-West, Alhaji Farukh Ahmad (Shattiman Rijiya) said, the party must vow to ensure the cause of the death of the late interim chairman was investigated.
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.