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Second female governorship candidate emerges in Anambra State

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A journalist, identified as Oluchukwu Ajulufo, has  emerged as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra.

Mrs. Ajulufo was nominated by affirmative action and unanimous votes of the 64-member delegate at the primary election of the LP in Awka on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mrs. Ajulufo is the second female to emerge as governorship candidate in the state, after Kate Okafor of African Conscience Democrat, ACD.

The National Chairman of Labour Party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, who declared Mrs. Ajulufo winner of the primaries, expressed satisfaction with the process.

According to him, two persons participated in the exercise, one did not meet up with the electoral guidelines while the other person, who met the guidelines has been declared as the party’s candidate for the November 18, governorship election.

Mr. Abdulsalam, who described Mrs. Ajulufo’s emergence as a “divine mandate”, also expressed confidence that the party would win the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra.

The national chairman solicited the support of the party faithful so that its candidate would win the election in November.

He, however, urged aggrieved party members to file their petitions with the party and assured them that the party’s leadership would act on them.

“We are ideological and social democrats and we do not impose candidates or carry out selective justice,” he said.

In her remarks, Mrs. Ajulufo commended the exercise and the Labour Party for accommodating a female candidate.

“If elected, I will ensure security of lives and property, employment opportunities for youths and women and robust agricultural programmes to make the state the food basket of the nation, among others.”

However, Okey Enemuo, another aspirant at the primaries and former House of Representatives member, expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the exercise, describing it as a “laughing stock”.

“As far as I am concerned, no primary election held today.

“Throughout the time I prepared for this primary election and all through my campaigns in the wards, no one showed up to contest against me.

“I was supposed to be the consensus and only candidate but what we saw today is laughable.

“Ajulufo never declared interest; otherwise, she should show evidence of payment for the forms.

“Besides, she is still a member of the national executive of the party, who has not even resigned her position. This is unethical and illegal,” Mr. Enemuo said.

Source: (NAN)

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

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Donald Duke: Security Operatives Selling Weapons To Boko Haram

Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has claimed that the Boko Haram terrorist group gets most of its weapons from security operatives.

Speaking on Channels Television, the former governor called on the President Muhammadu Buhari government to investigate the nation’s security forces and flush out the bag eggs.

He said: “Boko Haram insurgents who have been responsible for most heinous crimes, get their weapons from the security operatives.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

“Most of the weapons used by Boko Haram come from our armoury, we will need to look into that. Why are we selling weapons to the enemy?”

Speaking further, Donald Duke pointed out that the Nigerian military and police in the northeast must be adequately motivated to achieve results.

He also called for the use of intelligence to combat insecurity such as kidnapping across the country.

 

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

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Insecurity: Restructuring Not As Critical As Hunger And Poverty – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is more concerned with getting rid of hunger and poverty than restructuring.

Amaechi a former Rivers State governor stated this on Sunday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The minister, however, admitted that there is nothing wrong with calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

Amaechi said: “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring. But I’m saying it is not the most critical problem we have.

“The most critical problem we have is hunger and poverty, which is breeding insecurity.”

 

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Insecurity: Buhari Can’t Protect Nigeria – Moghalu

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Insecurity: Buhari Can't Protect Nigeria - Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is not capable of protecting Nigerians or confronting the security challenges facing the nation.

The former presidential candidate made this remark in his reaction to the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

He described the incident as a national tragedy which is a pointer to the fact that Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the leadership of President Buhari.

He also lambasted the government and security agencies, accusing them of intimidating and arresting peaceful #EndSARS protesters demanding better governance but unable to do anything to insurgents terrorizing the entire country.

He wrote:

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