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Oyo APC Disowns Lawmaker Over “Embarrassing” Letter To Buhari

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APC-Logo1The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissociated itself from a publication credited to one of its members, Olusegun Olaleye, in which he wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over some salient issues of national importance.
Olaleye, representing Ibadan North Constituency ll in the State House of Assembly reportedly sponsored an advertorial titled: “Mr President, Time to Put the APC House in Order”.
Reacting to the publication in a statement on Friday, the Oyo APC explained that the lawmaker was merely expressing his personal opinion and that of his paymasters as it did not have the blessing of the leadership and members of the party in the state.
The statement, which was signed by the Oyo APC’s Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, said “Olaleye did not act on behalf of the party, the state house of assembly or his constituents as he might have taken the step to embarrass the state chapter of the party as well as the good people and government of the Pacesetter State.
“The whole content of the publication is not only an affront to the constituted authorities, but a misplaced attempt to play to the gallery and score unmerited political point, or act a script prepared by a suspected group of enemies within.
“Therefore, the entire publication stands condemned and we use this opportunity to tender our unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Executive Committee of our great party, and all patriotic Nigerians, who desire genuine change as being championed by the present administration”.

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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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