Bad Faith: BMO Slams PDP’s Reaction To Buhari’s Comment

The People’s Democracy Party’s hasty response to President Buhari’s comments that ballot snatchers and thugs who intend to disrupt elections be dealt with ruthlessly shows that the Party only had plans to rig the elections and its only chance at victory has been taken from it, the Buhari Media Organisation has said.

The group in a statement signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, its Chairman and Secretary Respectively stated that the PDP had deliberately misinterpreted the statement of the President claiming that it was calling for violence, knowing full well it was not.

“The People’s Democratic Party knew exactly what the President was talking about, but chose to deliberately misinterpret the President. Anyone who has no plan to rig the elections has no need to fear the consequences of the actions of ballot snatchers and thugs on the day of elections.”

“But being that the PDP had already put on its roadmap and strategy, ballot snatching and thuggery, especially in strongholds of President Buhari, it is worried that the lives of those it has engaged to thwart Nigeria’s elections can no longer be guaranteed.”

The group noted that the PDP had no plans whatsoever in participating in a peaceful and lawful elections hence they have been thrown aback by the President’s stance that he would not tolerate the actions of those who sought to snatch ballot boxes and unleash thuggery during the elections.

“In the last 16 years of our democracy, elections have been marred by the violence of thugs and ballot snatchers, innocent people have lost their lives and so many others have been injured due to the activities of these thugs, President Buhari’s directive to security agencies is one that is saying that those needless deaths and injuries must be put to an end by bringing those who perpetrate electoral violence to book.”

The group noted that the PDP had never valued the lives of Nigerian citizens hence they were rather concerned about the welfare of their thugs than the well-being of ordinary Nigerians.

“President Buhari understands the need for peaceful elections in order for people to exercise their franchise, any person who intends to make this peace impossible would be dealt with ruthlessly.”

The group called on the PDP for once to align themselves with civility.

“We understand that the PDP is jittery and afraid, as they had only visited 19 States out of 36 States and the FCT, thereby leaving out 18 States, the only alternative they had was to rig, and disrupt the elections, now that has been thwarted by President Buhari.”

The group commended the President for taking this stance against thugs and ballot snatchers, noting that Nigerians who wanted peaceful elections and who valued lives of voters were fully with him.

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APC Assures Observers Of Safety During Election

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari against ballot box snatchers is in good faith.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, the National Chairman of the party Mr Adams Oshiomhole, said those condemning the directive are ignorant of the good intentions of the president to protect the voters and the ballots.

Mr. Oshiomhole argued that those who had no plans to disrupt the process should have nothing to worry about.

He said it would be unfair after deploying so much national resources to allow some overzealous individuals undermine people’s mandate.

Mr. Oshiomhole assured local and foreign observers of their safety throughout the process.

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Iran Backing Atiku Over Shiites’ Interest In Nigeria – Group

The Sunnah Group of Nigeria (SGN) has adduced reasons why the Islamic Republic of Iran is backing the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the Saturday, February 23 elections.

The group revealed how Atiku’s link with the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shia or Shiites, has earned him a wide range of supports from the gulf country.

A press statement by SGN’s coordinator of Daawah, Muntaka Kafinsoli, said that the PDP presidential candidate is currently exploiting the situation in order to curry electoral favour from the Shiites nationwide even as he is said to have received funding from the Islamic Republic of Iran days ago to prosecute the 2019 election campaigns.

“Atiku is now exploiting the national security challenge by embracing Shiites and their deadly ideologies in order to score cheap political point. He is employing their support to win the election and release their detained members at the detriment of peace and harmony.

“We all know that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria constitutes public nuisance and threat to national peace and security. Therefore, anyone sympathetic to their cause could as well be an accomplice. We therefore urge security agencies to get to the roots of this matter immediately.

“He is getting financial aids as we speak and other logistics supports to actualise his ambition and serve the interests of Shiites and ultimately the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is the financial of the sect. This will be an assault on Nigeria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” they added.

It will be recalled that the Shiites movement in Nigeria has been having a running battle with the Federal Government over the former’s disregard for the constituted authorities and holding religious beliefs and activities inimical to national security.

Also, the IMN’s overall leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been in detention since December 2015 after his followers prevented the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, from passing in Zaria, a situation which led to a fracas that broke out and attendant loss of lives.

Zakzakky is currently facing trial before a Kaduna State High Court since May 15, 2018, over alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and public disturbance.

Since his arrest, his followers including others, who are sympathetic to Shiites’ cause, have been protesting and demanding for his release, a development that had turned out to be fatal at different times in the past, leading to loss of lives and property.

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Buhari Is True Democrat, Not Blood Thirsty – Group Replies Atiku, Secondus

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alh. Atiku Abubakar and the chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus have been warned to play their politics with modicum of decency without degrading the person of the president and the office he occupies.

The APC Vote Monitor Volunteers (AVMV) stated this while reacting to comments made by the two PDP leaders at its special National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja where the duo described President Muhammadu Buhari as power monger and blood thirsty.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the political group, Mr. Kazeem Jokanola said the outburst by the two PDP leaders were petty and unnecessary.?

“It is sad that the PDP presidential candidate who once served as the Vice President of this country and one who is aspiring to occupy the higher one would stoop this low in his desperation to hoodwink electorate to disclaim the democratic pedigree of the President to score cheap political point.

Jokanola said; “it is shameful that the PDP Chairman does not even remember how the government headed by his party in the past handled many killings during its terrible reign. Nigerians saw a government under the PDP that does not care about lives.”

He wondered how a president who was fiercely opposed with such unprecedented security challenges, most of which were politically orchestrated, and whose government has been responding by protecting more lives than previous governments could be so described by Secondus.

The group warned the PDP chieftains to be mindful of such utterances against the person and the referred office of the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria currently being occupied by President Buhari.

“Obviously, the PDP flagbearer and their chairman are displaying frustrations and one can sympathise with them, sensing the inevitability of the defeat looming before them on Saturday, hence this resort to desecrate the highest office in the country. ?

He said the opposition party should stop giving false assurances that electoral violence peddlers and ballot box snatchers would go unpunished.

Jokanola assured that the security agencies would protect lives of Nigerians but warned that election riggers and ballot box snatchers who want to force their way by foisting unpopular choices on the people should steer clear of voting booths of face the wrath of the law.

“The PDP Chairman who boasted that his party was not interested in snatching ballot boxes should be reechoing the warning made by the President if they have no sinister motives.

“Why is the PDP afraid as if it is only by hijacking ballot boxes and writing figures as usual was all it had to win the elections? If they have said they were not ballot box snatchers then, they should be on the same page with the President and walk the talk by staying away from snatching ballot boxes and other electoral offenses,” Jokanola stressed.
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On the protection of life, the spokesperson said the PDP needed to be reminded that President Buhari has the record of responding positively and better to unfortunate killings across the country than previous administrations before him.

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How Atiku Abubakar Plotted To Rig The February 16th Presidential Election

Abuja based Citizens Response Centre (CRC) has obtained exclusive information and classified documents detailing an elaborate plot by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to compromise and rig the 2019 Presidential election.

In one of the uncovered documents deceptively captioned “Projections”, the Atiku team allocated votes to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and President Mohammed Buhari (APC) zone by zone and state by state including the FCT.

Investigation and credible information gathered from anonymous sources privy to the plot revealed that this was part of an elaborate and well coordinated strategy to rig the election in favour of the PDP candidate. According to the sources, it was a “plan B after the firm contracted by the Atiku team had turned in a very bleak report on the chances of the candidate defeating the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair contest at the polls”.

The sophisticated plan entailed hacking into the INEC data base and feeding in already concocted figures. This would match doctored results from compromised Resident Electoral Commissioners and INEC staff.

Further investigation revealed that this was one of the reasons why the PDP desperately insisted on electronic transmission of results through a last minute ammedment of the Electoral Act spearheaded by Senate President Bukola Saraki whose political future lies heavily on an Atiku victory.

It was revealed that part of the grand plan was to compromise some INEC officials. Credible information indicate that as much as $1M was earmarked for some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in selected states especially in the South East and South South.

The elaborate plot also included carting away of PVCs from some selected INEC offices and setting the offices ablaze thereafter to cover the tracks.

Electronic Card Readers were to be pre-programmed while huge amounts were budgeted to bribe INEC adhoc staff and security agents at the polling units.

In addition, ballot papers already in their possession would be thumb printed and result sheets filled all in advance to back up the already manufactured figures.

With these done and after compromising the INEC system through a combination of technology and complicit INEC officials, Atiku Abubakar would be declared the winner and the onus would then be on the loser to go to the Tribunal according to the plot.

Investigations also revealed that this was the point where the now suspended Chief Justice of the Federation would have come into the picture according to the grand plot. The CJN with the resources to be put at his disposal would ultimately bring his weight to bear to ensure that the election result was sustained.

It is not clear whether these revelations played a role in the postponement of the election scheduled for 16th February but there are clear indications that the top heirachy of INEC is aware of this grave plot.

The Atiku camp is said to have been thrown into deep confusion by the unravelling of their plot and the postponement of the election but “they are frantically exploring other options” according to the sources.

All eyes are now on the electoral Commission and its Chairman to see what they will do about the compromised INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners and other staff and forestall any other plot by the PDP candidate to ensure a credible election on the rescheduled date of February 23rd 2019.

Citizens Response Centre

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Election Postponement: INEC Lifts Suspension On Campaign

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says political parties can resume their campaigns ahead of the rescheduled elections.

The commission gave the directive after its meeting in Abuja on Monday.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had earlier said no resumption of campaign activities despite the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by one week.

But after the meeting of INEC officials, the commission said political parties and candidates can continue campaign activities till Thursday midnight.

The Cable

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2019: Electoral Violence Looms As Group Laments Former INEC Commissioner’s Plans To Rig For Saraki Dynasty

The Harmony progressives’ forces has expressed concerns over possible electoral violence in Ilorin west constituency over the public declaration of a Former INEC commissioner, Dr Nasir Ayilara to rig for Saraki’s dynasty at the upcoming polls.

Mr Abdulwaheed Jabar, the group’s spokesperson disclosed that frustrations have been building up in the communities over the irresponsible and insensitive words credited to Dr Nasir who was known to be a core loyalist of the Senate President who is contesting for the Senate seat of Kwara central for the third time.

Jabar revealed that there were widespread confirmed report that Dr Nasir Ayilara being a former INEC commissioner for eight years and having recruited many of Saraki foot soldiers to the commission during his service years in Ilorin West was responsible for delisting many applicants for the INEC Ad-hoc staff while those who never applied were given appointment letter.

This unprofessional and awful act of Dr Nasir was made possible as he was believed to have high profile contacts at the state commission office. Jabar mentioned that Dr Nasir was strategically positioned to coordinate buying of PVCs in Ilorin West where PDP were banking on to win but the wave of the opposition party in the axis kept soaring higher which infuriates the state power to be more careful and watchful.

The spokesman revealed further that Dr Nasir Ayilara had to summon his personal AD-Hoc recruits last week where he promised them more money from Saraki fondly called “Leader” tasking them to ensure PDP victory at all cost.

To further heat up the polity, he declared full support vowing to deliver at the polls even with his life while opposition political parties have vehemently promised to resist the move. The political temperature has flared up in the communities which is brewing a looming violence if unchecked.

“It is therefore necessary to sound this to the entire world that Ilorin West may experience violent clashes as residents are now living in fears, the peaceful atmosphere have being overheated by umpires who are supposed to be neutral in the electioneering process while our political actors keep directing the tempo”

“We call on INEC to specifically investigate the nefarious act of its former commissioner, Dr. Nasir Ayilara who was also indicted by a police probe panel to have benefitted from the N23 billion bribe during 2015 elections and to beam searchlight on the activities of its AD-hoc staff with partisan interest at the upcoming polls”

Finally, Jabar called on the New Kwara Commissioner of Police to nipped this looming violence in the bud to forestall violence which if unchecked could lead to a state of emergency in the state”.

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Tijjaniya Movement Tells Its Followers Nationwide To Vote For President Buhari

The Tijjanniya group, another major Islamic sect with millions of followers across Nigeria and beyond, has endorsed the candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The spokesperson of the group, who is also the chairman of SUFI (Stand Up For Integrity) movement of the Tijjanniya, Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, announced the group’s endorsement of the president’s re-election bid in the Feb. 16 presidential election.

The Tijjanni endorsement came barely a month after a major Islamic group, the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Waikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), one of the largest Islamic societies in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, had endorsed President Buhari for a second term in office.

Dr Ibrahim Jalo Jalingo, the Leader of the committee of preachers of the JIBWIS , had on Jan. 11, at a Colloquium in Jimeta, Yola, announced the adoption of the president for the Feb. 16 presidential elections.

Ahmed-Rufai explained that the group resolved to endorse President Buhari because he had been tested and could be trusted for another four years in office.

He said: “At times likes this, people of goodwill must rise to the clarion call to command what is good and abhor evil. A time when Nigeria is presented with a choice of who can be entrusted with the leadership of this great country.

“Thank God, we are old enough and informed enough to know the antecedents of Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his character traits.

“We bear witness that he is a Man of Integrity and a National Patriot, the likes of whom are few in Nigeria of today amongst the past and present leaders.

“Prior to his ascension as the Civilian President in 2015, Nigeria was a Pariah Nation and a laughing stock amongst the committee of Nations. Despite the huge resources that accrued to the nation, the Government of then was known for its uncommon crave for corruption and ineptitude.

“Little wonder then why for the first time, a sitting President was convincingly defeated, despite the incumbency privileges.’’

According to him, a new foundation is being laid, new values for accountability and good governance are being instituted and a new economy based on the non-oil sector is gradually taking the center stage under the Buhari administration.

He further noted that the scourge of insecurity and kidnapping was being tackled and militancy had been brought under control, while Boko haram, which previously controlled 14 local government areas in the North-East had been degraded, with no single area now under them.

Ahmed-Rufai also noted that labour-related crises were being resolved and the “GDP growth is very encouraging’’.

He further observed that a brand new Cancer Center at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) had been completed and inaugurated in Lagos.

“With eight million tons of harvest as at today, Nigeria is the largest producer of maize in Africa; this figure is bound to increase as more people takes to farming.

“Indeed contribution of agriculture to non-oil GDP is in excess of N240billion,’’ he added. He commended the Buhari administration for the completion of the Abuja – Kaduna; Itakpe – Warri; Lagos – Abeokuta  and the Abuja metro railway projects,  adding that “the rail lines are coming and Nigerians are connecting again.’’

Ahmed-Rufai also expressed delight over the way and manner the Buhari administration was tackling the problem of corruption in the country, saying that “surgery is ongoing in the fight against Corruption.

“The untouchables are feeling the heat, convictions are being obtained and a number of them are behind bars, while a lot are fugitives in foreign lands, running away from home where they once held sway.

“Corruption is a virus and a plague and we all must fight against it,  alongside with President Buhari.’’

He said: “On the strength of the above, arising from the need to consolidate on the achievements of the president, we, the adherents of the Tijjaniya SUFI order nationwide hereby declare our total commitment to the re-election of President Buhari, come Feb. 16, 2019.

“We equally call on all Nigerians voters to cast their votes for Mr. President to guarantee a future for our country, while laying a good foundation that our children can be proud of.”

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Senator Ashafa Conducts Mega Door To Door Campaign For President Buhari In Lagos

The Senator representing Lagos East at the Senate and a member of the Election Planning and Monitoring Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, on Monday 10th February, 2019 in conjunction with the leadership and members of the Magodo Residents Association, conducted a door to door campaign in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The campaign exercise which had a large turnout of residents and party faithful was geared towards sensitizing the Members of the Magaodo Residents Association on the need to re-elect the Buhari/Osinbajo APC Ticket as well as all National Assembly Candidates in Lagos East. The exercise also doubled as the launching of a compendium of Bills Signed into Law by President Muhammadu Buhari in the past 42 months.

While speaking at the occasion, Ashafa stated that the APC had always recorded victory in the Magodo Shangisha, Isheri and Ikosi axis as well as across Lagos East Senatorial district, however they still felt the need to go all out in order to leave no stone unturned.

In his words “This morning in conjunction with the Magodo Residents Association, we have decided to embark on this door to door campaign across Magodo Shangisha to galvanize our support-base and sensitize the residents on how to make sure their votes count and take us to the Next Level by supporting both President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.”

Speaking further, the Senator Noted that “Over the course of past election cycles, we have always retained the confidence and trust of the electorate around this axis of Magodo Shangisha, Ikosi, Isheri and indeed across Lagos East. Notwithstanding, we  have decided to come out once again to ensure that we leave no stone unturned as we prepare for victory come Saturday, 16th of February, 2019. We have given more materials to our supporters who have joined us today from all over Lagos East Senatorial District, to ensure that they replicate this exercise in their own areas.

As he concluded, the Senator noted that the compendium which was being launched shows the sound and professional working relationship between the Executive Arm and the Legislative Arm under the Buhari Presidency and stated that it was this relationship that guaranteed the unprecedented signing of over 60 Acts of parliament by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The compendium of bills signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari which was also compiled by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, contained over 60 bills which the president had assented to in the past 42 months.

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Amosun/APM Action Today – Sheer Show Of Shame, Evidence of A Finished Man ~ Dapo Abiodun

The All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Candidate in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the APC Presidential Campaign held in Abeokuta today overthrown by Amosun boys and APM members as a ‘Show of shame and utter disgrace.

The Iperu-Remo born Candidate described Amosun- APM  activities and anti Party as a clear show of shame, and evidence of a finish man who has lost total focus. That character belittled and denigrated the exalted position of a Governor.

He said this while addressing supporters and party faithfuls that received him at his Party Secretariat in Iperu, after the APC Presidential rally at Gateway International Stadium where he was presented and handed the APC Party flag by APC National Chairman, Com. Adams Oshiomohole, today in Abeokuta.   The Presidential rally had in attendance President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, National Leaders of the Party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande and some South West APC Governors.

At the rally, the APM members were at criss-cross, attacked and hacked some APC members in Yellow Fazecaps, and branded T-shirts. The embarrassing show took another dimension during the short address of APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomohole, and that didnt stop even at the intervention of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and President Buhari. They were booed out of the stage by organised APM members having noticed the agenda is falling out of their order.

Still at the stadium, the APM members were chasing APC members out of the stadium throwing stones and bottle water at supporters, even at the stark plead of Gov Amosun, the APM members still went rougue. 
 
Describing the incident as a show of shame,  Prince Dapo Abiodun also urged his supporters not to shift ground and pannick. They are mere bully. They have failed and will always fail. The most important thing is that President Buhari and other party leaders witness the show of shame. We should all go back to our drawing board to mobilise our members and canvassers for the forth coming elections. There is no sleep or rest until we have our victory on March 2nd, he concluded.

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Kwarans In Abuja Hold O To Ge Rally, Endorse APC’s AbdulRazaq

Thousands of Kwarans living in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday held a rally in support of the Kwara APC governorship candidate AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, saying it was time the state was liberated politically. 

The rally came barely two weeks after thousands of Kwarans in Lagos State held a conference unanimously endorsing AbdulRazaq and other APC candidates back home.  

The Abuja rally was attended by Kwarans who carried placards with various inscriptions like ‘Enough is Enough’; ‘O To Ge’; ‘Kwara Must Be Free’. Attendees included Kwara’s young turks like House of Representatives member Hon Tunji Olawuyi Ajuloopin; Hon. Kokori Abdul; Arch. Nurudeen Quadri; Hon. Akaje Ibrahim; Alh. Nurudeen Sanni; Barr. Tairu Adebayo; Barr. Mumeen Hanafi; Barr. Abdul-Majeed Oloriegbe; Hon. Tijani Ismail; Mr Abdullahi Bolakale; Hon. Abel Olatunji Akayejo; Hon. Ahmed Ndakene; and Alhaji Tajudeen Kareem, a former press secretary to former Governor Bukola Saraki. 

Muhammad Brimah, a special assistant to the Vice President, also attended the rally.

Kwara APC deputy governorship candidate Kayode Alabi, who represented AbdulRazaq, thanked the organisers of the rally and the attendees for standing up to be counted.

“I urge you all to support Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and all APC candidates in Kwara. He’s a contented man. He’s ready to fix Kwara and, with your support, we are hoping to get the freedom we deserve in our state this year,” Alabi told the rally.

“We call on all Kwarans everywhere who are registered voters in Kwara to come back home to vote. If you are not registered to vote here, you should back home to canvass for votes. There is no better time than now.”

Ajuloopin, who recently won the House of Representatives rerun poll in Kwara south on the platform of the APC, expressed similar sentiment.

“This is the time to liberate our people politically.  O To Ge is a revolution whose time has come and no human being can stop it. I urge all of you to return home to vote. If you don’t have a voter’s card, please come home and be our canvassers,” he said.

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Atiku Will Not Get South-West Votes – Afenifere

A socio-cultural organization Afenifere has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar has no votes in the Southwest.

In a statement signed by Senator Ayo Fasanmi, national leader of Afenifere Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba, Atiku does not embody the virtues of the Yorubas.

“Our attention has been drawn to the news of a recent endorsement of the PDP candidate Alh Atiku Abubakar by a motley socio-cultural group which calls itself Nigeria Leaders and Elders forum and which particularly includes a group which has been parading itself under the name of Afenifere for some time now.

“We sympathise with Alh Atiku Abubakar ahead of the February 16 presidential election if he actually believes that his endorsement by this Afenifere will translate into a harvest of votes for him in the southwest, because it cannot.

“In the first instance, the atrocities of the PDP in the southwest is not something that can be so easily forgotten nor hastily forgiven without genuine repentance.

Senator Fasanmi noted that the attack on TraderMoni and the support for suspended Justice Onnoghen are pointers that the PDP does not want the progress of Nigeria.

“The PDP has neither reformed nor repented from its ways as it continues to brazenly promote economic exclusion, evidenced in its stringent attack and condemnation of the TraderMoni programme of the APC which is targeted towards lifting the poorest of the poor from abject poverty.

“It’s recent staunch stand for the protection of an erring chief Justice of the federation in what appears to be extensive criminality over a fairly long period clearly demonstrates where the PDP stands in the fight against corruption and for the enthronement of virtues and policies that are so critical to our overall wellbeing and progress as a nation.

“Finally, nothing demonstrates the loss of connection between this Atiku Afenifere and the people of the southwest than the fact that they are recommending Alh Atiku Abubakar for the people of the southwest zone of Nigeria as someone that deserves their vote.

“Atiku Abubakar without prejudice to his other virtues represents the opposite of all that the southwest cherishes in political leadership.

A man who has transversed the entire range of the political spectrum in just a little more than a decade cannot be recommended to the southwest by anyone who is truly in touch with the leadership preference of the southwest.

 “From PDP to AC to ACN to PDP and then to APC and back to PDP within a decade represents a new level of crass political opportunism, an attribute which the southwest holds in disdain.

“Unprincipled pursuit of political goals is a stranger to the generally accepted leadership culture of the south west.

“Character traits such as Courage of Conviction, fortitude, patience, perseverance and commitment to group goals are essential qualities that the southwest insist on from their political leaders all of which are clearly in short supply in the PDP candidate.

“It is in view of the above that Afenifere Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba calls on the people of the entire southwest to remain strong focused and committed in their journey to the next level under the leadership of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo and ensure that they cast their votes for all APC candidates in the forthcoming elections,” Senator Fasanmi said.

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