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Impeachment: Focus on Buhari’s sincerity in fighting corruption —Agbonayinma

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BENIN—A House of Representatives member, representing Ikpoba Okhai/Egor Federal constituency of Edo State, Mr Johnson Agbonayinma, has urged his colleagues in the National Assembly to focus on the sincere intentions of President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption and insurgency rather than impeachment of the President.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Similarly, former Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, AD, in Edo State, Mr Eddy Osifo, yesterday described as diversionary, the incident which led to the fracas at the Benin Airport last Friday involving the senator representing Edo South senatorial district, Senator Matthew Urhoghide.

He said: “What happened at the Airport between Urhoghide and the youths was unfortunate but let me tell you the truth, Nigerians are disappointed with this National Assembly because they are now playing politics with the lives of Nigerians. The Senate is rash in talking about impeachment because the exigency of what the President demanded has to do with arms to save the nation which is very important.

On his part, Agbonayinma said that though the letter from President Buhari notifying the National Assembly about the purchase of super Tucano fighter jets from America came late, previous administrations had collected funds from the excess crude account without recourse to the National Assembly hence the need to allow peace reign in the interest of the nation. His words: “I was full of joy when I saw the President in the United States with President Trump.

President Buhari was at his best and I must commend him. The way President Trump received Buhari is an indication that the country is moving in the right direction. I do not think that we should play politics with this now because enough of this politics. “Since 1999 no Nigerian President has been able to buy arms from America but because they have found out that Buhari is a man of integrity they decided to sell to him.”

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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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