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APC, LP Senators Counter PDP Colleagues, Declare Absolute Support For Buhari

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APC-Labour SenatorsSenators elected on the platforms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) on Thursday pledged support for President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government.

The senators, who addressed a press conference in Abuja, said they are stoutly behind the policies and programmes of the Buhari administration.

The joint caucus of the APC and LP senators was reacting to the decision by their PDP colleagues to withdraw their support for the APC-led federal government over its “belligerent attitude” towards members of the opposition party.

At present, the Senate is comprised of 58 APC senators, 44 PDP senators and one LP senator. Six seats (Rivers (3), Kogi (1), Imo (1) and Anambra (1)) are vacant with the INEC yet to conduct by-elections in the aforementioned states.

Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye (APC/Osun Central), in a speech, said that they were shocked at the partisan reaction of the PDP senators to the on-going investigations and recovery of public funds meant for the prosecution of the war against insurgency.

READ ALSO: PDP Senators Withdraw Support For Buhari

Senator Adeyeye noted that contrary to the position of their PDP colleagues, the on-going investigation of the arms deal is not a partisan war against any party.

Flanked by 14 other APC senators and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (LP/Delta Central), the Chief Whip said: “The members of the Joint Caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Labour Party Senators in the Senate are stoutly behind the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

“Our support is aimed at actualizing the promised desired change that Nigerians voted for last year.

“We are shocked at the totally partisan reaction of our colleagues from the minority party, PDP, to the on-going investigations and recovery of public funds meant for the prosecution of the war against insurgency.

“Contrary to the assertion of our PDP colleagues, the investigation is not a partisan war against a particular political party.

“It is no longer a news item that there was a wanton diversion of public funds meant for fighting insurgency to fund campaigns of PDP.

“Members of the PDP were the sole and iniquitous beneficiaries of this diversion.

“Seeking to recover diverted public funds is neither dictatorial nor against the rule of law.

“In all the actions, programmes and policies of the PMB-led APC Federal Government, no PDP member has been unjustly arrested or imprisoned on mere allegations.

“On the contrary, we are daily regaled with news of millions and billions of naira of public funds traced to accounts of individuals some of whom have accepted to return such diverted public funds.

“As law abiding and patriotic citizens, we cherish the rule of law and the separation of powers among the different arms of government.

“Political interference based on partisan consideration must be eschewed.

“Members of the joint caucus of the APC and Labour Party will always give their best in support of the only President Nigeria has.

“We plead with our PDP colleagues to rise above partisan inclinations so that together, we all can bring to fruition the positive changes that our people seek and deserve”.

Sen. Adeyeye also assured that the caucus is prepared to support any member of the APC occupying any public office.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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