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TeeJay dissociates himself From On-going APC Membership Registration in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu

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TeeJay dissociates himself From On-going APC Membership Registration in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu

In the past forty eight hours, I have been inundated with ceaseless telephone calls, text messages and personal contacts from numerous people including Leaders, Elders, Youth, Men and Women seeking to confirm the general talk being bandied by some desperate, greedy and self-serving politicians that I have given the go-ahead to loyal Members of my Party; PDP, to be registered as Members of the APC in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency.
From the narrative, in their nefarious bid geared towards tricking PDP Members to join the APC, this coterie of despicable politicians weaved tales completely laced with outright falsehood and calumny. In their bogus attempt to hoodwink PDP Members to join APC, they have resorted to spreading patently misleading stories that I am in support of their dastardly plan. As if this is not bad enough, this group of politicians in a desperate move to achieve their immoral and unethical mission are, in a terrible display of deliberate propaganda and outright blackmail, telling PDP Members that I will decamp to APC soon.
With every sense of responsibility, honour and integrity, I wish to categorically state that ALL the claims manufactured by this group of desperados in their bid to woo people to the APC in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, are outright FALSEHOOD, MALICIOUS and LIBELIOUS. I affirm that these claims are blatantly baseless, totally untrue, ingeniously futile, alarmist in conception, puerile in content, reckless in delivery, spuriously tendentious, grievously wicked and fit only for juvenile tales by moonlight.
I wish to reiterate that at NO TIME have I discussed with ANY APC Member ANYWHERE within Nigeria or the Universe, about my desire or intention to join the APC. That some characters within the APC could conjure such lazy, pedestrian and ludicrous under-the-table tactics to woo Members to their party is a sad commentary about party-politics in our dear Federal Constituency.
While I agree that political parties can, on regular basis, embark on Membership drive, however, such mobilisation exercise must be done with decency, order, morality and decorum. I encourage and counsel this group of APC Members; who seems desperate to use this exercise to curry favour from some quarters, to tow the path of honour by emulating some of their Leaders who believe in dialogue and constructive engagement in the market of their political party.
I wish to use this medium to implore all PDP Members in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency not to fall for these sour grapes of falsehood. We, as party faithful must be vigilant at all times to thwart every shenanigans deployed by this group and their ilk. Permit me to reiterate that I remain a TRUE, BONAFIDE, LOYAL and FAITHFUL Member of the PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Through the favour of Almighty God and the continued benevolence of Leaders and Members of our great party in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, Kogi West Senatorial District, Kogi State and the National Assembly Caucus, I am an ACTIVE Member of the PDP’s NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. I assure my Leaders, Associates, Colleagues and Friends in the PDP, that our great party will wax stronger; in the next few months, and reclaim its RIGHTFUL POSITION in Nigeria’s politics.
Long live the Peoples Democratic Party!
Long live Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency!
Long live Kogi West Senatorial District!
Long live Kogi State!
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
– Hon. Yusuf Tajudeen (TeeJay)
Chairman House Committee on Capital market & Institutions
Member, representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu
Federal Constituency, Kogi State.

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#ENDSARSSenate President asks Nigerian youths to embrace dialogue, peace at Eid-el-Maulud

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#ENDSARSSenate President asks Nigerian youths to embrace dialogue, peace at Eid-el-Maulud

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has cautioned the Nigerian youths who recently protested demanding for better policing and political governance, to embrace peace at this years Eid-el-Maulud celebration especially as the Government has acceded to their demands.
This was contained in a statement by his special aviser(Media) Ola Awoniyi that was issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
In the statement Lawan
felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim Ummah, on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud, which is the celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
According to Lawan, the youths, having made their points, in the spirit of the occasion should embrace peace and engage government through dialogue, as the corrections they seek can only manifest under a peaceful atmosphere.
Lawan noted that this year’s celebration comes at a time that Nigeria is striving to restore law and order in the chastening aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.

“Our harrowing experience over the past few weeks underscores the need for us as a people of faith to imbibe and demonstrate in our every conduct the virtues of love, peace and tolerance which Prophet Mohammed personifies.

“This trying time requires our prayers and supplications to Allah to intervene to restore peace and love of neighbours to our land. “However, it also requires of us introspection as to the roles we are playing as leaders and individual citizens in building the nation that we desire.”

The Senate President reiterated the commitment of the ninth National Assembly to “the entrenchment of processes that will encourage our youths to tap their talents and pursue their dreams for the elevation of our great country.”

Lawan expresses confidence that “the trials we are going through will ultimately strengthen our bonds as citizens of the same nation and propel Nigeria to its great destiny.”



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Hoarding of Palliatives: Niger APC chieftain accuses Govs of crime against humanity

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Hoarding of Palliatives: Niger APC chieftain accuses Govs of crime against humanity

Former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and a Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger state, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa has berated state governors in the country for stockpilling COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses, which were looted by angry youths across the country.
He indicated that governors are the real problems of Nigerians.
Vatsa was however quick to exonerate President Mohammadu Buhari from any blame over the nationwide looting of palliatives, resulting in the loss of lives of “desperate and hungry Nigerians”.
“Buhari can not go to states to share palliatives. It has been entrusted to the governors for onward distribution to the people, so I think Nigerians should excuse Buhari from this unfortunate development”.
Vatsa who is the Coordinator, public affairs to governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state gave the indication in Minna on Tuesday while reacting to the nationwide looting of palliatives by Nigerians.
“The Governors are making governance very difficult for the President. In fact they are part of Buhari’s problems if not how can someone explain the hoarding of palliatives meant to cushion the effect of Coronavirus Lockdown”.
The former publicity secretary of APC in the state believed that Governors who hoarded palliatives away from Nigerians can never provide dividends of democracy to their people.
He added that “governance is all about the welfare of the people so if you can not give the people what was given to you to give them, what else would they expect from you”, he queried
He pointed out that the governors know quite well that Nigerians are hungry and desperately need these things, so they want to make them very hungry so that they can buy them during election very cheaply with those items.
According to him “with this Singular act, they have deliberately de-marketed this government, and Nigerians have lost confidence in this administration. It is very unfortunate”, he submitted.
Vatsa therefore cautioned the security agents using force on these Nigerians who are merely looting what was meant for them, adding that “what is happening is re-looting the looted”.
Vatsa who argued that the looting of the palliatives does not amount to any crime also believed that “what these governors have done is nothing but a crime against humaninity, that is my opinion on this and its quite unfortunate”.
He also appealed to the youths to stop attacking individuals and private companies, saying that “that does not portray the qualities of future leaders in them.

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Lekki massacre: Senator Ubah asks Buhari to prosecute erring soldiers

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Lekki massacre: Senator Ubah asks Buhari to prosecute erring soldiers

Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has urged
President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately commence prosecution of all soldiers found culpable in the deadly Lekki Toll Gate shooting.

In a statement, he issued in Abuja on Monday, he described the shooting as a gross violation of the fundamental right of the #EndSARS protesters.

Describing the shooting as barbaric, Ubah said, “I am deeply saddened by reports of extrajudicial shootings and barbaric killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki-Lagos, Nigeria. I wish to categorically condemn in its entirety, these shootings by security operatives who are meant to protect the citizens.”
According to him, “these unlawful shootings by the military and security agents at unarmed protesters are a gross violation of the right to life as enshrined in Section 33 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999; Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, and Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”
He said the prosecution would go a long way in serving justice to the deceased and their loved ones.
According to him “I am deeply saddened by reports of extrajudicial shootings and barbaric killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki-Lagos, Nigeria. I wish to categorically condemn in its entirety, these shootings by security operatives who are meant to protect the citizens.

“These unlawful shootings by the military and security agents at unarmed protesters are a gross violation of the right to life as enshrined in Section 33 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999; Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, and Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”

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