Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has accused his opponent in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, of planning a return to power to allegedly create a paradise for thieves who’ll loot the country blind.
While addressing the public at a summit, “African Leadership In The Millenium”, a part of Felabration 2018, in Lagos State on Monday, October 15, 2018, Sowore said a victory for Atiku, a former vice president, or incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, will further stall the nation’s progress.
He said, “The last government is always better than the next. In fact, if you ask me which is the worst government, it hasn’t come yet.
“It’s coming next year if we vote Buhari or Atiku. It’ll be the worst government we’ll have because both of them have unfinished business with Nigeria.
Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose who spoke in Abuja on Sunday night at a send-off party organized for him by his colleagues in the PDPGovernors’ Forum, disclosed that the former DSS director, Lawal Daura, asked him twice to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari so that the Peoples Democratic Party, would retain the control of the state.According to Fayose, the former DSS Director coordinated the security onslaught against him and his supporters during the July 14 governorship election in the state.The outgoing Governor who expressed confidence that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi would be elected president and vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria next year urged the party to
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is yet to return to its fold almost four years after quitting his membership of the party.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary said the former president’s endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate is not an indication that he has returned to the party.
He said if Obasanjo decides to join the PDP today, a new membership card will be issued to him immediately.
He said the quest to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office in 2019 through the ballot box transcends political parties, adding that Nigerians from all walks of life are rallying behind the PDP having realised that it is the veritable platform through which the mission can be realised.
A 46-year-old pastor, Joseph Lawson, on Monday, appeared at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for stealing a car worth N1.2 million.The prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 1 at Oko-Oba, Lagos.He said that the accused ran away with a car belonging to one Mr Chikwukadibia Udeh.“The complainant approached the accused for prayers, the accused told him that God told him that he should bring his car and the document for prayers.“The complainant obeyed and after the accused collected the car and its document, he was nowhere to be found.“Efforts made by the complainant to recover his car proved unsuccessful and the case was reported to the police,’’ NAN quoted the prosecutor as saying.Ogu said that when the accused was later arrested, he claimed to have sold the vehicle.The offence contravened
The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has given one reason President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, cannot rig the 2019 general election.Speaking in an interview with us, President of the AYCF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, said that the rigging formula of the current administration as allegedly applied in Ekiti and Osun States, will not work in 2019.Shettima noted that the police has been a major tool for rigging elections in recent time, but maintained that the government will not have enough manpower in the police force to rig elections in the 36 states and the FCT.Shettima alleged that the government massively rigged the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun but expressed his confidence in the judiciary to return the peoples mandate to them.He said, “The 2019 general elections will not be like what we saw in Osun and Ekiti because this is a case where every policeman will be in his post.“With this,
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has disclosed how he convinced former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to forgive his ex-Deputy and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
Kukah, Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric; and David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, among some other eminent personalities were last week present at the reconciliatory meeting between Obasanjo and Atiku in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
During the meeting, Obasanjo disclosed that he had forgiven Abubakar and was willing to help the Waziri of Adamawa mend fence internationally.
However, the Catholic Bishop in a lengthy statement said he had been working on both leaders reconciling for years.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said that his administration remained focused and more energized in ensuring accountability in the country, noting that enforcing the Treasury Single Account (TSA) was not optional for growth.Receiving executives of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) led by Alhaji Shehu Usman Ladan at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said insistence on the financial structure required much sacrifice and focus on the part of the government as “accountability’’ was no longer optional.The President said:-“One of the cardinal objectives of this administration is that people and all government institutions must give account for what comes in and goes out.“We did not introduce TSA, but we enforced it. TSA makes a lot of sense that you must have to give
Insinuations have been flying in the social media about the role played by Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel leading to the settlement of differences between former President Obasanjo and PDP presidential candidate, Ariku Abubakar.
The respected Bishop has clarified his role in the meeting;
“I have never taken any dime from any candidate in my life. I am a mediator. The price of peace is quite cheaper than the cost of war.
“I belong to all political parties you belong, there is no political party in Nigeria where there are no (member of) Winners including the ones yet unformed.”
– Bishop David Oyedepo