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In detention Melaye recieves heroic recognition at Kogi PDP state flagoff rally

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In detention Melaye recieves heroic recognition at Kogi PDP state flagoff rally

Even in detention Senator Dino Melaye recieve a heroic aclaim and recognition in Lokoja Kogi State at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagoff rally for the February 2019 general election.
The controversial Senator representing Kogi west turned himself in after seven days siege laid on his residece in Abuja.
However, melaye who is the Atiku Abubakar campaign spokesman stole the show as speaker after speaker called for his immediate relese.
Just like it happened during his recall that could not see the light of day while he was also in detention Melaye who has been very vocal at the zonal rallies could not be part of his State’s flagoff yesterday.
Melaye though absent for reason of his incarceration by the Nigerian police over trump up charges became more popular than any politician in the State as he was the center issue of the rally.
They asked those holding Melaye to free him now as they rain curses on his traducers.
The Presidential candidate of the (PDP) Former vice President Atiku Abubakar, senate president Bukola Saraki as well as other leaders of the party reechoed their call for senator Dino Melaye to be released for his campaign for 2019 general election.
He said Senator Melaye is Kogi most prominent, promising and vibrant young politician that has been clamped into detention even as he called for his immediate release while he led the chorus ‘free Dino, Free Dino’
According to him, Kogi has all it takes to be the most promising State saying the APC Government cannot even pay salaries.
He said in the area of unemployment Kogi ranks the first adding the the APC has failed because they could not do anything except to owe workers salary
He promised to create jobs and complete the inland Port, the Ajaokuta steel and the Geregu 1 and 2 power projects that have been abandoned.
“If you return me all the projects abandoned by the APC Government would be completed.
“We would turn the abundant natural resources in Kogi State in to tangeable resources and complete all the infrastructural development abandoned.
On restructuring he said it is even a beacon of hope for Kogi State to be able to develope from its own endowment.
Abubakar indicated that any time he is in Kogi he has the mix feeling that he is at home
He made a roll call of prominent sons of the State who made their mark in politics as his associates who he interacted with that have fallen like late Awoniyi, A.T. Ahmed, Stephen Achema and a host of others as he prayed for their souls to rest in peace
He said in 2003 he promised to return the State to PDP which he achieved when firmer Governor Ibrahim Idris became Governor
He said it was PDP that built the Stadium and all other legacy projects including Geregu electricity projects.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said the rally coincides with the birthday of Dino Melaye as he asked for his release ubconditionally.
He congratulated the Kogi PDP which like its Kwara State counterpart are in the forefront leading PDP to victory.
He said one man can not stop everybody adding that they brought him to power and they remove him from power come February 16, 2019.
“The poverty and hunger is too much, Nigeria is not known for hunger, if the hunger you have suffered is not enough you can follow APC if Nigerians are ready to move forward then they should vote PDP.
He said the biggest cement company in Africa at Obajana was established by the PDP government adding that it is only PDP that knows how to create job.
“Dont follow propaganda, it is not fight, the hunger is unbearable, dont be afraid because you are standing for the truth.
He said trader moni or Dollar moni cannot help the women as he admonished tgem to vote PDP

Former minister of police affairs Gen(rtd) David Jemibewom said Atiku is the most qualified, to tackle security, and also as a unifying leader in the country’s quest for unity.
Former Governor Ibrahim Idris said the APC has brought down all their bill boards, and turn all posters of PDP candidate however he challebged the electorates to vote out APC as it has failed.
He advised the people not to sell their votes as that would be like mortgaging their future and that of their children.
Idris Wada asked the people to check their stomach whether they have ever been as hungry as they are at the moment coupled with the inability to pay rent.
He asked them to vote Atiku to get Nigeria working again.
Wada said they should not allowed themselves to be decieved by the APC lies.

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege 

By Joseph Sunday


The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the bill on Gender Equality sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi as challenging in that it may be difficult to achieve the goals without enthroning new set of discriminations. 

Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of a non-partisan organisation, Women in Politics Forum led by Ebere Ifendu.
The Delta Central lawmaker assured women that their interests would be protected, but not to the detriment of the constitutional provisions against discrimination of whatever form.He said they want to strengthen women participation.Omo-Agege called on the Executive arm of government to always engage the Legislature before signing treaties and agreements.
This, he explained, will enable accelerated domestication by the National Assembly.

He also tasked the forum to help in mobilising the House of Representatives in concurring to the Sexual Harassment Bill passed by the Senate as well as the domestication of the Violence Against Persons  (Prohibition) Act in all the states of the Federation.
 In her remarks Ifendu called for the inclusion of Affirmative Action in the Constitution.
She cited African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda and Seychelles to buttress her position.
According to her there is no better time than now to achieve an inclusive democracy. Further more, she said we need to move from civil governance to true democracy where women, youth and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in governance,” she claimed.

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Zamfara PDP alleges plans by APC to disrupt state Assembly bye-election

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Zamfara PDP alleges plans by APC to disrupt state Assembly bye-election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State, has raised the alarm over alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to disrupt the State Assembly bye-election for Bakura constituency slated for Saturday 5, December.

A statement issued by Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani, the state chairman of the party on Wednesday, accused the opposition APC of a grand plan to create chaos using thugs during the election.

The chairman noted that the tell-tale signs by the opposition to cause mayhem during the exercise manifested two days ago when a faction of the party allegedly distroyed the PDP’s stand where key stakeholders including Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle were scheduled to address party supporters.

“Ahead of the Saturday 5, December, Bakura State House of Assembly bye-election, the APC having lost hope in the outcome of the election have hatched plans to disrupt the exercise even as the state provided level playing ground to all participating political parties.

“Just two days to the bye election, it was discovered that the APC candidate to the election, Bello Dankande Gamji led a group of over 200 APC political thugs and destroyed the grand stand where PDP chieftains including the state governor, Hon. Dr. Bello Mohammed MON Matawallen Maradun was scheduled to address party supporters and formally close the PDP’s campaigns in Bakura.

“The thugs who also carried guns to scare away all PDP sympathizers in the area as well as threaten the smooth conduct of the bye election have shot and wounded two of the PDP supporters who attempted to stop them.

‘The irate thugs also attacked and disloged all security personnel who were already in the area to ensure that peace existed before, during and after the election but which the APC leaders and their supporters did want to see happen.

“These acts are similar to what the APC did during the 2019 general elections in the state that led to the party’s total failure.

“The destructive APC thugs did not stop there but went to the nearby Dakko ward, attacked the village head, Alhaji Salmanu Muhammad destroyed two of his vehicles, a Kia and an Avensus, a Volkswagen Golf belonging to the PDP and a bakery house which they burnt down,” he alleged.

He said as law abiding citizens and party, the PDP and its supporters, “we want to draw the attention of Mr. President to know what is happening in Zamfara ahead of the state assembly bye election in Bakura local government area particularly on the use of arms by members of the APC with support from their leaders at a time when the state government under PDP rule is trying to entrench peace in the state which had suffered from severe bandits attack under immediate past governor Abdulaziz Yari leadership in the state.

“We also want to call on all security agencies in the state in the presence of who we gathered on Thursday, 26/11/2020 to sign a peace accord to guarantee the conduct of a peaceful election, to quickly look into this report and arrest the perpetrators of these attacks.”

He called on party supporters to continue to be law abiding and remain calm “while we await the security agents to do their job on the matter.”

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PDP expresses dismay that Buhari will blame the dead for his failure

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PDP expresses dismay that Buhari will blame the dead for his failure

**Says remark is an open support for insurgency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday expressed dismay that a President would blame the dead fir his cluelessness.

The major opposition party in Nigeria described as weird, reprehensible and repulsive that the Buhari Presidency now seeks to turn itself into a mouthpiece of terrorists by its subtle attempt to rationalize the killing of innocent and hard working Nigerians.
The party said it is shocked that the Buhari Presidency has graduated from making bogus claims of having degraded terrorism to the embarrassing point of blaming unprotected and helpless Nigerians for falling victims of terrorist attacks.

It said; “This, to say the least, is the height of leadership failure of the lazy, lethargic and incompetent Buhari administration”.
It stressed that it is alarmed by the reckless and bizarre attempt by the Buhari Presidency to rationalize the gruesome beheading of 43 innocent Nigerians by insurgents in Zabarmari, Borno state.
The PDP particularly said that it is outraged by the Buhari Presidency’s claims that the farmers were killed because they failed to get clearance before going to their farms.
The Party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the statement by the Presidency is also an admission that the Buhari administration has been overwhelmed by terrorists and can no longer guarantee Nigerians and other citizens a normal life.

The statement reads, “This unpatriotic stance smacks of support for acts of terrorism and mindless killing of our compatriots by a government whose Commander-in-Chief had promised Nigerians to lead the battle against insurgents from the front.
“Our party is forced to hold that attitudes such as the unpatriotic remark of the Buhari Presidency embolden insurgents in their ceaseless attacks in our country.
“Such also provides further insights into the escalation of acts of terrorism in our country in the last five years.
“It is therefore insensitive for the Buhari Presidency to have shown this huge lack of empathy, which amounts to a spat on the grave of the slain as well as an unpardonable slap on the faces of the generality of mourning Nigerians.

“Perhaps this also informs why their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has not deemed it fit to have a word of lamentation for the death nor consolation for the bereaved.
The party therefore chalkenged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately withdraw the offensive statement by his Presidency and apologize to Nigerians, particularly the people of Borno state.
The PDP also restated its call to President Buhari to heed the demands by Nigerians to rejig the nation’s security architecture as well as replace his Service Chiefs with more competent hands in the interest of the nation.

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