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Nobody can determine Buhari’s reelection says Bello

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Nobody can determine Buhari’s reelection says Bello

In what seems like a response to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s stinging letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has lampooned critics, insisting that the President does not need to seek anybody’s approval to recontested for his second term.

He pointed out that no campaign of calumny against the President can truncate his re-election bid especially with the overwhelming support of Nigerians for him to continue in office.
This he said is fallout of his transparent leadership and desire to move the country to another level of development.
Bello who spoke during an infrastructural expo in Lokoja on Tuesday evening, as part of activities to commemorate the second year anniversary of his administration, expressed dismay that people who plundered the resources of the country would be contemplating returning to power, saying it can never happen.
On the divine touch that returned the President’s health he said it was for a purpose even as he expressed the confidence that President Buhari would secure another mandate in view of his purposeful leadership.

According to Governor Bello, Mr. President is just close to three years and his opponents are running helter skelter, because they cannot tolerate him for eight years, stressing that by the time President Buhari completes his two terms in office, his opponents would be in political wilderness.

He said President Buhari is doing well in his best in the fight against corruption, insurgency as well as improvement in the economy, noting that the foreign reserve has been boosted significantly, compared to what was in place before he came on board in 2015.

“Mr. President is boiling them with cold water, suffocating them because they cannot stomach him for eight years, that is why they are crying foul. When the time comes they will know that majority of the people of this country are solidly behind him. So those who are against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari cannot stop him”, he emphasised.

Governor Bello further opined that if God endorses Mr. President to serve his constitutional two terms he do not need the support of anyone to achieve that feat, insisting that those who ran the country aground are desperately seeking relevance, trying to play God.

He maintained that no amount of intimidation, media manupilation and campaign of calumny can compel Mr. President to abandon his avowed commitment to put the country on the path of greatness, stressing that the current efforts at retrieving all the stolen monies from the nation’s coffers cannot be abandoned because of some selfish individuals.
On his political aspiration, Governor Bello said he leaves that to God, assuring that his Government would field credible candidates that can adequately and effectively represent the state at all levels in the next dispensation.
He lamented that members of the National Assembly from the state have not done enough to protect the interest of the state, assuring that those that are prepared to do the needful would be sent to support Mr. President in his determined efforts to put the country on sound economic.
According to him, the national assembly members have been frustrating the good intentions if the President and that is because he has refused to be coarsed and intimidated by not giving them bribes.

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2023 election: Group asks Tinubu to declare his presidential interest

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2023 election: Group asks Tinubu to declare his presidential interest

***offers N10M to support purchase of Tinubu nomination form

By Doris Ferdinand

A group under the aegis of Tinubulate Nigeria Agenda (TINA) is urging Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to as a matter of urgency declare for 2023 presidential election.

Director General -TINA, Alamoh Kehinde Samuel disclosed this in an inaugural world press conference held at Tinubu Support Group Office in Abuja on Saturday.

Kehinde said after much consultation, the group decided to throw their weight behind Bola Ahmed Tinubu and give their unrelenting support to him because they are convinced that he is competent to actualize the Nigeria of their dream.

The group further offered a dummy cheque of N10,000,000 to support Asiwaju’s purchase of presidential nomination form.

“Our group has concluded plans to present a cheque to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as support for the purchase of the expression of interest and nomination forms to run for the presidency, when the party commences the sales of form.”Kehinde said.

“As a show of our commitment, we wish to present to Nigerians, a dummy cheque of N10,000,000 as support in the purchase of Asiwaju presidential nomination form immediately the APC commences sale of forms, this is to demonstrate our commitment to this course which is critical to the development and progress of our dear country.

“Again, we are convinced beyond every reasonable doubt that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu possesses all the qualities, competence, capability, capacity and experience needed to actualize the Nigeria of our dream.” Kehinde added.

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INEC schedules Aba North/South Federal Constituency for Saturday 27th March 2021

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INEC schedules Aba North/South Federal Constituency for Saturday 27th March 2021

By Janet Samuel

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Saturday 27th March 2021 for the conduct of the bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State.
Thia was contained in a statement that was issued by National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
The vacancy he said arose as a result of the death of Hon. Ossy Prestige, member representing Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State in the House of Representatives and the subsequent declaration of vacancy for the Federal Constituency by the National Assembly.

He pointed out that the official notification for the election the commission said will be published on Monday 1st March 2021.
“Political Parties shall conduct their primaries between 4th and 10th March 2021 while the last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is at 6pm on the 16th March 2021.

“Political Parties shall submit the names of their Polling Agents for the election to the Electoral Officers of the respective Local Governments on or before 19th March 2021 and campaigns by political parties shall stop on 25th March 2021.

“The Access Code for the nomination forms shall be available for collection from 10th March 2021 at the Commission’s headquarters.

“Political parties fielding candidates for the bye-election should pay close attention to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the conduct of the bye-election and conduct transparent and valid party primaries in line with the dictates of Section 87 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As amended).

“We enjoin political parties to note that under section 31(8) of the Electoral Act, a political party which presents to the Commission the name of a candidate who does not meet the qualifications stipulated in the Constitution and the Electoral Act shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a maximum fine of N500, 000.00

“The detailed Timetable and Schedule of activities has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.”

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Secondus to APC: Fix the country rather than waste energy pestering Fani-Kayode, others to join your fold

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Secondus to APC: Fix the country rather than waste energy pestering Fani-Kayode, others to join your fold


Ahead of 2023, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Uche Secondus, has challenged the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to face the task of fixing the broken economy and insecurity of the country rather than the current illegal hunt for its members.

He spoke during a meeting between former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, in Abuja.

In his words, “We advise our brothers on the other side, especially some of these governors and leaders of APC that they should face the business of governance.

“Jumping around and looking for critical stakeholders of our party to poach will not resolve the issue of security or economy.

“They are aware that security has broken down, the economy has broken down. They should face that business for which they were elected.

“Our brother is firm and a man of his word. There is no amount of trick that will make him sway otherwise. He is firm with PDP and we are back to business while we prepare for 2023.

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