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Accord party will spring surprises says Idah Federal Constituency candidate

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Accord party will spring surprises says Idah Federal Constituency candidate

By John Akubo

The Accord Party candidate for Idah Federal Constituency Amanabo Yusuf has expressed confidence that the party in Kogi State will spring surprises in the forthcoming 2019 election.
Yusuf who spoke to the Guardian in Lokoja on his chances in the February 2019 general election said the challenges faced by the ruling APC and PDP candidates for the federal constituency have given him advantage in the election.
He said his emergence as the candiidate of the Accord Patry is a divine call, adding that he had revelation that he will emerge victorious in the February 2019 election.
He cited what is happening in the two major parties of APC and the PDP, where their candidates are having issues to contend with in the court.
“The APC candidate Zachariah is already being weighed down with certificate forgery allegation. The PDP incumbent member Emmanuel Egwu lost primary election to Almajiri but he has forced himself to be candidate and in that case they are in court.”
He said that is the sign to indicate that AC party is having the brightest chance.
He said the Ibaji people gave the PDP candidate who is the incumbent representative block votes in 2015 yet the member has done nothing to bring the dividends of democracy to the people adding that during the flood disaster he insulted the people by giving them 10 bags of Indomie, 10 bags of corn.
“At least he gets up to N25m in a month-. Can’t he sacrifice his one month allowance? People that suffered from the debilitating effect of the flood who have been displaced and are taking refuge in Idah and other places and they have a House of Representative member representing them is that all they can get in their moment of need?
“What has he done since he entered? Does it mean he has not received constituency project allowance? Where are the constituency projects in the four local Government?”
He said if he is elected any penny that is meant for the constituency, if it is N1m he will spend N101M for them, saying that the money must go to the people,
‘this is my believe and it is my bond I must fulfil it. I will do things differently like never before.’
He said he has the urge to help his people as he does believe in sitting on what belongs to the people.

“People will know that the politics of today can never be the same as in the old. I will change the narratives. I am the son of a mere farmer but I have the heart. If I am given the chance I will set a bench mark that subsequent reps of the people cannot perform below.
“There would be a radical change, God knows that the people have been short changed for too long tgat is why he is bringing on board the right people this time.
He said God is about bringing to bare a radical change
“Look at the primaries about 42 senators could not secure return tickets that is how God is bringing about the change this time for this country and so many changes would take place.
“My prayers is that God should change the people to be able to bring the right people that can change the narrative in this country. The game is changing and God is at work

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LG election: Dogara’s aides express confidence of victory

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From Ali Sara, Bauchi

As the people of Bauchi State file out tomorrow to exercise their franchise in the Local Government election, the battle for supremacy between the two major gladiating political parties; the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) is expected to play out.

The immediate past speaker of the House of representatives Honorable Yakubu Dogara who recently joined the APC in his Bogoro local government has vowed to leave no stone unturned having embarked on door to door campaign to ensure victory.
Those vying for the chairmanship seat in the local government are Honorable Bulus Iliya of APC and Honorable Iliya Habila of PDP who are both former Senior Special Assistants to the former Speaker.

Flagging off his campaign Wednesday Honorable Iliya said that he is not afraid of the ruling party because the youth and women are with him.

According to him, he cannot be intimidated by anybody saying he does whatever he sets out to do without fear.
“I don’t fear face because I believe in God and God decide who will rule the LGA. I am not afraid that I am contesting against the ruling party, why because I know the masses are with me and I am sure I will defeat PDP on saturday”.

The APC candidate alleged that the only option for the ruling People’s Democratic Party is to try to manipulate the election because they have the government.
He expressed the believe that with God and the people by his side he will win the election.

“Definitely, if they are going to conduct a credible election we will be victorious come this Saturday”, he confidently boasted.

He called on the electorate to be law abiding, even as he advised them to protect their votes.

On his part Honorable Iliya Habila who is the immediate past Care taker Chairman of Bogoro LGA and the flag bearer of the PDP said he does not need to campaign because within the ten months of his stewardship in office the people can testify to his giant strides in the area of human and infrastructure development.

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has sent a congratulatory message to the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election to a second term at Saturday’s election.
Lawan also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the victory of its candidate at the election, saying the triumph is well-deserved and heart warming.This was contained in a statement that was issued in Abuja yesterday by his special adviser on media Ola Awoniyi.The president of the senate noted that the election was a referendum on the stewardship of Governor Akeredolu in the last four years and that the Governor has passed the examination in flying colours.
The Senate President commended the people of Ondo State for their peaceful conduct at the poll, which has demonstrated their confidence in their country’s democratic process.
He also thanked the Ondo people for their consistency in identifying with progressive platforms now ably represented by the APC.
“By the outcome of this election, the people of Ondo State have spoken in a loud and unambiguous voice that the APC offers the best platform for the pursuit of their development goals and political aspirations.
“The electoral victory in Ondo State is a re-affirmation of the people’s faith in the APC government and the capacity of Governor Akeredolu to continue the transformation of  the state by consolidating on his achievements and opening new frontiers of development in the Sunshine State,” Lawan says.
The Senate President admonished the Governor not to deviate from the path that has taken him to a fresh mandate from his people. He also urges him to continue to implement APC’s progressive programmes for the benefit of all Ondo people.
Lawan called on other contestants in the election to join hands with the winner in working for the common good of Ondo people.

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No PDP member defected in Ogbadibo -Media Group

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No PDP member defected in Ogbadibo -Media Group

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A foremost media support group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, has described as untrue, the propaganda on the social media that some members of the party defected to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC).

The group, Benue South PDP Social Media, in a statement on Friday by its Coordinator, Comrade Yemi Itodo, said those selling such propaganda were only doing so for personal gains, urging the public to disregard such “unfounded rumours”.

The John Ngbede led State Working Committee of the PDP had, on Tuesday, inaugurated the executive of the Ogbadibo chapter of the PDP.

Barely 48 hours after the inauguration, some APC members took to the social media, suggesting that some members of the PDP abandoned the party for the broom party.

But Comrade Itodo in the statement, said it was rather the APC members that indicated interests to join the ruling PDP which the chapter Chairman of the party, Hon. Vincent Amuche had hinted the state leadership of PDP and a new date shall be fixed to welcome over 3000 members of opposition parties who are itching to join PDP.

“I can authoritatively tell you that there shall be great tsunami in the camps of the opposition parties in the coming weeks. What has been delaying it was the inability to inaugurate the elected chapter executives, due to COVID-19.

“But now they are being inaugurated and you will be shocked at the caliber of persons that have already concluded arrangements to join PDP”, Itodo said.

He stressed that, “no member of PDP left the party for any other party”, challenging anyone with names and wards of those defectors to publish them.

“The truth is that, some aggrieved persons left their parties after the primaries did not favour them few years ago and joined forces with APGA, SDP, Labour, etc. So, if those persons decided to rejoin their parties, how would you ascribe such defections as from PDP?

“Do you know how many great members of PDP that had since returned to the party in their various wards without making noise”, Itodo posited.

While calling on the leadership of PDP in Ogbadibo and Benue South not to be distracted in the quest to have estranged members reunited into the fold and create enabling environment for those willing to defect to the party; Comrade Itodo warned the opposition parties against heating up the polity at the time all hands must be on deck in the business of governance of Benue State.

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