Kwara APC Governorship Candidate Escapes Assassination

Kwara APC governorship candidate AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday escaped death by the whiskers as suspected PDP thugs fired at a rally he was attending at Ode Alfa Nda area of the state capital.

AbdulRazaq, who had on Saturday begun a daring door-to-door mobilisation of voters in Ilorin, was quickly whisked away from the rally as thousands of party supporters also scampered for safety. Two persons were seriously injured by gunshots fired by the thugs at the rally and have since been taken to the hospital.

The violence occurred almost simultaneously with similar attacks on APC supporters in Ile Aiyelabegan, a household that is a spit distance from the Agbaji homestead of the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

“We condemn this brazen resort to violence. This is getting out of hand. Nigerians are urged to prevail on the Senate president to prevail on his party thugs and stalwarts to give peace a chance in Kwara. There is life after politics,” Rafiu Ajakaye, media aide to the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq campaign organisation, said in a statement.

“We call on all the security agencies to buckle down and tame the monsters who are now terrorising everybody in not just Ilorin but everywhere in Kwara where people express their desire for freedom and life more abundant.”

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February 16, 2019: Why Nigerians Will Not Look Back, By Laolu Akande

In this past three and a half years of the Buhari presidency, one, thankfully, has learnt, experienced and been part of quite a number of things. One of those things is the amount of dedication, the depth of patriotic zeal and sheer hard-work that is going on in this administration.

I know the President’s determination to end grand corruption, not only by his exemplary personal example, but by insisting on the proper processes and by empowering institutions. I know the level of intellectual exertions and sheer human rigour that the Vice President daily brings to his work. Even most, if not all Nigerians and close watchers of Nigerian events, have settled on the notion that not only are both gentlemen, honest people of integrity, but that they are also truly united in taking Nigeria to where this country truly belongs. We have seen the direction of the Change promised, it is a right direction, and direction is destiny.

Today, in the early days of a new year in which elections are due in a matter of weeks, there is simply no match for this team, be it in vision or political probability and other forms of readiness to take Nigeria forward. The choice can’t be more stark: between Buhari and Osinbajo on the one hand and Atiku and Obi on the other. Whichever way you dice it, this is a black and white, open and close case.

So, we have an opposition that is led by a politician that represents the failure of the past, backed by a running mate who seem determined to simply bamboozle the Nigerian people with any imaginable talking point regardless of veracity, who himself have openly conceded to being part of the problem.

Let us start from there. Former Governor Peter Obi concedes in a Channels TV video of August 2018 (which has actually gone viral) that he was part of the decision not to save for the rainy day; his own admission before he joined this race. His principal, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku admitted that he was in charge when the electricity power reforms were being bungled and, by his own admission, money simply went down the drain while he was VP and similarly in all the other PDP presidencies that followed. So, we have about $16B thrown out the window by the opposition and their flag-bearer indeed owned up to that confounding profligacy, and incredible acts of corruption, waste and mismanagement.

Just so we don’t leave matters to conjecture, or hearsay, here are the words of the former VP in a May 25, 2014 Channels TV interview: “We collected money from local governments, States and others. Five sets of contracts were given. Some contractors were paid 100%. We left, nothing was achieved. Then President Yar’Adua came, he also made available money and it went down the drain. President Jonathan came, he also made money available and it went down the drain.”

Now add to that, the matter of grand corruption. If you are in my job environment in the media and communication arena, you could even think this matter has been over-flogged. We have been told by some that we should stop talking about it and rather focus on what we have succeeded in achieving.

Yes, we have succeeded in relaunching a massive infrastructural era in the history of this country, spendingan unprecedented N2.7 Trillion in two budget cycles on capital expenditure, even when our revenues are at times 60% lower than previous administration. And we have the projects in practically every State and geopolitical zone. Yes, it is true that the World Bank endorsed the economic direction of the administration when it ranked Nigeria among the top ten reforming economies in 2017, the same year we moved up 24 places in the bank’s global Ease of Doing Business ranking.

Yes, we have put in place an Anchor Borrowers Programme for farmers, where close to 800,000 farmers have benefited from soft loans to help in the agricultural diversification of the economy. This explains in good part what The Punch Newspaper editorial of December 31, 2018 described as “Nigeria’s Rice Revolution,” praising the quest for self- sufficiency.

Yes, we have been paying pensioners (in different public sectors) their claims that had backlogged for years and which were not paid when oil was selling at over $100. Yes, we have hired half a million otherwise unemployed graduates across the country and are feeding about 9.3m primary school pupils in 26 States one free nutritiousmeal a day.

Yes, almost 2 million petty traders are collecting a N10,000 initial loan – a collateral and interest free micro-credit scheme called TraderMoni – to support their bottom of the ladder trading; traders who otherwise have no access to any form of credit. This is besides MarketMoni, where traders and artisans are getting between N50,000 to as much as N300,000 soft loans to enlarge their business. We have done about 400,000 of such loans. And yes, we have a Conditional Cash Transfer of N5,000 monthly to the poorest and most vulnerable among us, with almost 300,000 Nigerians benefiting, although we are targeting one million.

Now, the point is we were able do all these even when we are earning less, at times 60% less, simply because President Buhari has ended grand corruption! So, there is no such thing as ‘stop talking about grand corruption.’ My Principal has in fact come under some orchestrated media onslaught on account of the anti- grand corruption narratives. But we have to talk about it! We should not and would not relent because honest leadership is very central today for Nigeria’s leadership. 

Nigerians are now comparing those highlights with the opposition party’s 16 years of grand corruption, lies and visionlessness. Certainly, the people are wiser and will not be given to the comprehensive display of grand deceit that is now hallmarking the campaign of the other party.

Besides, how can you set aside the several instances – at home and abroad – of settled facts regarding corrupt PDP leaders including its current presidential flag-bearer? In many of such cases these are open secret and theprosecution of these cases would certainly have to be taken to their logical conclusions sooner or later, both at home and abroad.

One example that readily comes to mind is the February 2010 report of the US Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee that implicated the PDP flagbearer. This is what the Chairman of that committee, Senator Carl Levin, had to say then:

“Our third case history examines Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and a wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former presidential candidate in Nigeria. From 2000 to 2008, she helped her husband bring more than $40 million in suspect money into the United States through wire transfers from offshore corporations. Ms. Douglas is alleged in a 2008 civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to have received $2.8 million in bribe payments from a German conglomerate, Siemens AG. Siemens has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and settled civil charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and told the Subcommittee that it sent payments to her account at Citibank. The Subcommittee located three wire transfers, substantiating $1.7 million in payments from Siemens to Ms. Douglas in 2001 and 2002. Of the $40 million, the Subcommittee traced nearly $25 million in offshore wire transfers into U.S. accounts controlled by Ms. Douglas, provided primarily by three offshore corporations called LetsGo, Sima Holdings, and Guernsey Trust Company.”

Continuing, the report added that, “Ms Douglas indicated that all of the funds came from her husband and professed little familiarity with the offshore corporations actually sending her the money. In addition, two of the offshore corporations wire transferred about $14 million over five years to American University in Washington DC to pay for consulting services related to the development of a Nigerian university founded by Mr. Abubakar.”

According to Levin in that report, this kind of corruption “is a cancer that corrodes the rule of law, undermines economic development and eats away at the fabric of civil society. Corruption can destabilize communities, and lead to failed states, lawlessness and terrorism.” In fact, the accomplices in some of the criminal cases that developed out of this are cooling their heels in jails, including a former US Congressman. Whoever thinks Nigerians will fall for the grand scale deceit that attempts to ignore this reality will learn a telling lesson next month!

Which is why I am confident that there is no way Nigeria is going backwards. It just won’t happen. The days of politics and governance based on outrightly raw personal aggrandizement have not quite disappeared, but you bet those days are now numbered.

Nigerians are now paying attention to the undeniable fact that a federal administration which earned less resources in a little over three years has more to show for it than all previous administrations in the 16 years before it, including several years when oil was selling in the international market for over $100.

That does not take rocket science to figure out. According to OPEC statistics between 2010 and 2014, Nigeria earned over $383B from oil sales. Yet at the end of 2014 and into 2015, the nation’s foreign reserves was as low as below $30B. Fast forward to 2015 to 2018, even when oil prices dropped, Nigerias foreign reserves has increased significantly. As at January 4, 2019, Nigerias foreign reserves stood at $43B, the highest in the last six years.

Let me conclude on a slightly personal note. I believe with all my heart that President Buhari & Vice President Osinbajo are on a restoration mission and it is divine.  There are many like me who had prayed and hoped for a dutiful government that will reform the Federal Government. The truth is: that prayer has been answered. And while there is still so much left to be done, we as a people must ensure that we stay the course and give our nation a true opportunity to fulfill what I believe is a manifest destiny already. What use is their in going back to Egypt?

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Buhari Administration’s Achievements Have Rattled Atiku, PDP – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the
massive achievements of the Buhari Administration have rattled the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji
Atiku Abubakar.

Reacting to the statement from Abubakar’s media aide, over the
widely-circulated testimony series of the Federal Ministry of
Information and Culture to showcase the Administration’s achievements,
the Minister said the action of the PDP candidate amounts to an
acknowledgement of the Administration’s impressive achievements.

He dismissed as ‘acute paranoia’ the allegation by the former Vice
President that the APC-led federal government is using state resources
for electioneering campaign.

Alhaji Mohammed however said, in a statement issued in Ilorin on
Friday, that it is up to those who made the accusation on the use of
state resources for electioneering campaign to prove it, in line with
the maxim that he who alleges must prove.

”In publicising the activities and achievements of the federal
government, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture is only
carrying out its statutory role. Long before the elections, the
Ministry has used various platforms, including Town Hall Meetings, to
showcase the activities and achievements of the Administration.

”We understand that the PDP and the Atiku Campaign Organization have
been rattled by the achievements as well as the effectiveness of the
campaign to showcase them. We are sorry we can’t help them,” Alhaji
Mohammed said.

He however expressed surprise that the PDP that said the Buhari
Administration has not achieved anything has now turned around to
admit that the media is awash with video testimonies from Nigerians on
the Administration’s achievements.

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2019: Abuja Benue Community Endorses APC Guber Candidate Emmanuel Jime

Benue indigenes resident in Abuja have endorsed the candidature of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for this year’s governorship election, Rt Hon Emmanuel Jime.

This was the outcome of a parley between Jime and the Benue indigenes at an event held in Abuja Wednesday. 

The event which held at the NAF Conference Centre had in attendance hundreds of prominent Benue sons and daughters from different walks of life including retired senior military officers, public servant, elder statesman,  business men,  development experts, educationists, top politicians  and media professionals. 

In his welcome remarks, Director General of the Jime-Ode 2019 Campaign Organisation, second republic Senator, Jacob Tilley Gyado, thanked everyone present for taking time out of their busy schedules to interact with the governorship hopeful.  He told guests present the APC cannot win the governorship contest in Benue without their support and appealed to them to use their influence to ensure victory for Jime and other APC candidates in the March 2 election. 

Senator Gyado described Jime as a focused and thoroughbred achiever, who is modest and delivers on every responsibility he’s given.
 He said Jime’s “Rt Hon” prefix was well earned as a result of his sterling legislative records, and not procured.

He told the Benue indigenes not to be swayed by the divisive rhetoric on herdsmen by incumbent Governor Samuel Ortom, assuring that one of the first projects the Jime administration would execute would be to revive the Ikyogen Cattle Ranch and draw the accruing economic benefits from that to the state. 

In his speech, the governorship hopeful called for the support of all Benue people in the diaspora, promising that in him and his deputy, Sam Ode, Benue will have a Government House team to be proud of
He paid tributes to the APC governorship aspirants who sought the party ticket with him and thanked them for rallying around his candidacy. 

Highlighting the grim situation in Benue today, the former member of the House of Representatives said  it was in the hands of Benue people yo halt the downward spiral being witnessed in the state.

He said “The issues that confront us in Benue are very well documented. Every Benue son has a role to play in getting the state out of the deprivation it faces. Benue is at a crossroads, torn between great potential and crass incompetence. At no time has there been so much devastation in Benue as is the case today. It’s never been this bad.  The people have never felt this hopeless. Our people’s hopes are modest and it’s easy to meet their hopes and expectations through honest and purposeful governance.” 

Jime noted that Benue people are hardworking and satisfied with their little wages and income when paid, but expressed regret that it has become a huge tragedy that even this little income, especially for civil servants, is not assured under the current administration.

“People should not have to sell assets to get medication. Every Benue  child deserves a decent education. And when they get old, they deserve to retire with dignity and respect. Sadly this is not the case as we see today.”
He stressed further that although government can not solve all problems, it owed citizens a duty to set up the enabling environment for development and prosperity to thrive. 

The candidate set out the six priority areas for his administration to be Security, economic prosperity, Education, Infrastructure and Urban Renewal, Healthcare Delivery, and Social Welfare.

He promised to prioritise capital expenditure over recurrent and develop strong public private partnerships as a major source of funding.
Jime lamented that even though total accruals to Benue State’s coffers since June 2015 were in excess of a whopping N402 billion,  the bulk of this amount had been frittered away by the current leadership. 

He expressed regret over Benue’s level of indebtedness and said only public private partnerships would support the scale of economic revival required.

The candidate promised to fix the huge fraud around the wage bill, which stood at a little over N3bn at the inception of the current administration, but had ballooned to over N7bn, with no evidence of employments, even as some people had either retired or had been lost to death, some die to the inability to meet basic health needs as a result of non-payment of salaries,  and assured that he will connect Benue back to the federal centre if elected. 
Other pledges he made included a dissolution of the State and Local Government Joint Account and full adherence to the TSA to remove opaqueness from government finances. 

“The choice to entrench Benue into greatness is in your hands. Benue is in dire straits, but the darkest part of night is the period before dawn. The sun will rise on us soon. Let’s not be discouraged. I present myself as the last option to you. Use me,” he said. 

Guests present got a chance to ask questions and make suggestions on how best to move the state out of its current situation. Some of those who participated nclude Dr Yima Sen, a top-notch academic and development expert, former NIA national president, Arc Philip Iortyer, Chair of the NHIS Board Chief Mrs Entanty ifene and Hon Titus Zam, a former Special Assistant to the Benue State Government on Local Government Affairs.

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Ilorin Stands Still As APC’s AbdulRahman Leads Pro-Buhari Rally

Tens thousands of Kwara APC members and supporters placed Ilorin on a lock down for hours on Thursday as the party’s governorship candidate AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led other candidates to mobilise voters ahead of the general election.

The rally saw thousands of locals lining the streets and mobbing the long motorcade and heavy trucks conveying the APC campaigners amid deafening shouts of O To Ge, the campaign slogan of the party which means ‘enough is enough’. The rally was also dominated by shouts of Sai Buhari. 

The campaign train took off from Fate end of the capital city and criss-crossed densely populated areas like Pata market, Gambari,  Okelele,  Abayawo, Omoda and peaked at Pakata where the candidates took turns to address the masses. 

“We are committed to end the tyranny in our state. O To Ge. We will ensure workers are paid their dues at the right time. A government that cannot account for trillions of naira of public funds cannot expect to be trusted again,” AbdulRazaq told the rally.

AbdulRazaq also laughed off a recent claim by Senate President that APC wants to make Kwara a part of the West,  dismissing it as the antic of drowning politicians hanging to any straw.

“If West means Tinubu, Bukola took Kwara to the west in 2015 when (Bola) Tinubu was leader of APC,” AbdulRazaq said.

“Their desperate attempt to incite the public against us has failed. Every student of history understands the role my father AGF AbdulRazaq SAN played in 1955 to convince the Willinks Commission on Minorities that Ilorin belonged to the northern region. Where was Saraki in those years?  Where is his sense of history?”

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Lagos APC Dissociates Self From Campaign Violence

The Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has disassociated itself from the mayhem that marred the launch of campaign rally of the party in Ikeja, Lagos.

Addressing newsmen at the APC Secretariat in Acme,the Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe, regretted that the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) members took their crises to the campaign ground of the ruling party, despite the security arrangements in place.

He said in as much members of the NURTW, like other professional bodies were recognized as members of the APC, the party does not in anyway tolerate or promote violence.

Mr Igbokwe apologised on behalf of the APC to lagosians and the media over the incident,while sympathizing with the family of Mr Afeez Ismail aka Legacy,who lost his life in the mayhem.

Mr Igbokwe commended the Nigeria Police for demonstrating high sense of professionalism by avoiding use of maximum force, which prevented an escalation of the incident and high number of casualties.

The Lagos APC spokesman further lauded the police for the manhunt of those responsible for the violence, demanding that the law should take its full course,so to exonerate the party as peace – loving.

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2019 Polls: APC Deputy Spokesman, Nabena, Accuses Peter Obi Of Double Standard

The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi of double standards.

Nabena, in a statement on Wednesday, January 9, also accused the former Anambra state governor of alleged dirty deals while he was in office. He further challenged Obi to explain how his administration expended his security vote as governor.

The Bayelsa born APC chieftain alleged that the Atiku presidential campaign team and PDP have turned to the drug dealers in South Africa for financial assistance, “because their Dubai agenda has collapsed.”

Nabena said the former governor has been parading himself as free of corrupt acts in his eight years as governor of Anamra state, revealing that available record showed that Obi was collecting over N470 million Naira monthly as security vote (N220 million naira from local government and 250 million naira from the state FAC accounts).

He said: “Several sources have revealed how the PDP and Atiku/Obi cannot longer run big rallies for lack of funding but had to contact some drug dealers in South Africa for help.”

He added that the coming presidential election will be about the integrity of the candidates and their running-mates which he noted, “PDP presidential candidate, Atiku and his running-mate does not have.”

The APC chieftain said it is necessary for Nigerians to seriously beam their searchlight on all the presidential candidates and their running-mates, especially those who claim to have integrity like Peter Obi.

“Obi should explain his relationship with former military administrator, Governor Ibim Princewill and Colonel Earnest Kizito Attah of Cross River state whom he allegedly helped as a conduit to fleece Cross River state government thus contributing to the under development of the state,” he said.

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Kwara’s Education Sector Deteriorates Despite Huge Govt Funding, APC Guber Candidate Says

The continued decay in Kwara education sector has again been brought to the limelight by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mr. Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq.

A support group of the candidate called “AA4Kwara” had on Tuesday, revealed that despite the billions of naira allocated to the education sector by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, the resources have since failed to achieved desired outcomes.

According to the group, Governor Fatai budgeted N24.1 billion to education in 2015 (representing 20% of the budget), N30.4 billion in 2016 (representing 26.2% of the budget), N29 billion in 2017 (representing 24% of the budget), and another N12.6 billion in 2018 (representing 11.8% of the entire budget), yet the sector deteriorated to a state of shame.

The support group said the survey reports on the education sector in the state was far from the state government claims about building schools, revolutionizing the sector, implementing many structural reforms & policies.

While huge funding has been allocated to the sector, the group said dilapidated and deteriotating structures are seen in almost institution of learning in the state.

It listed many abandoned projects at “Akerebiata LGEA School, Kwara Polytechnic Permanent site, another abandoned projects at Kwara Polytechnic, abandoned block of classroom at Community Secondary school, Oke-Oye Oja.

“Abandoned hostel at Sheik Abdulkudir Secondary school, uncompleted block of classroom at Kwara Poly secondary school, uncompleted block of classroom at Otefon LGEA School in Moro Local government, dilapidated Schools/classrooms in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state, and another dilapidated school structures in SHARE town of Ifelodun Government Area.”

The many dilapidated academic structures in the state has affected the quality of students been turned out by the state, the group said.

“The WAEC ratings of Kwara State performance also added more credence to the fact the present Government in Kwara state is stagnant on the way forward to chart a new course.

In 2018, WAEC rated Kwara 18th position, in 2017 it was rated same 18th position; in 2016, it was also rated 18th position. In 2015, the state was again rated 16th in 2015 and then 2014, showing no record of academic improvement from the state.

“A year ago, recall that a photo went viral on social media that showed some primary school pupils in Mancha village, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State sleeping outside. Till today the status quo hasn’t change. it is saddening for our dear state.

“Teachers in both Primary & secondary schools are being owed more than five months salaries which have lowered their motivation to carry out their responsibilities. Few cases of death were reported among the teachers who couldn’t buy drugs for their upkeep,” the group said.

The group however noted that the APC candidate’s “objective is to deliver qualitative, affordable and accessible education for all.”

It said that Mr. AbdulRazaq has promised that his administration will tackle the problems by declaring “a state of Emergency” in the education sector at the takeoff of his administration.”

“AbdulRazaq’s resuscitation plans to revolutionize the sector are re-designing, rehabilitating & ensuring standard educational infrastructure for all Public schools in Kwara state; human resources mapping to determine the specific areas of needed specializations; ending the pilfering of funds and ensuring that allocations to the sector are appropriately applied to the last kobo; ensuring prompt payment of salaries and allowances to all teachers in public schools.

“Resuscitating the inspectorate division of the education sector; placing a premium on relevant skills, competence and professionalism in the recruitment and selection processes; pursuing a deliberate policy of training and retraining to enhance teachers’ capacity; enforcing strict compliance with the approved educational curriculum at all times, and teaching of entrepreneurship skills in secondary schools.”

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President Buhari Will Campaign For All APC Candidates, Says Presidency

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections, will campaign for the party and all its candidates.

A presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement while reacting to media enquiries over the hosting of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Sunday.

Amosun was accompanied by the Ogun state governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Abdulkadir Adekunle Akinlade, during the visit.

The statement read: “Following repeated media enquiries on the matter, the Presidency wishes to state in clear and unmistakable terms that as a party leader and a candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections, President Muhammadu Buhari will campaign for the party and all its candidates.

“This, however, does not mean that he, as the nation’s leader, will decline courtesy calls or offers of support from citizens including candidates flying the flags of other parties.

“There is no doubt that the President has no competition here in terms of popularity in the coming elections. But the more support he gets, the wider the margin of victory there will be.

“So please let there be no confusion about this. President Buhari is APC. He will campaign for all APC candidates, but he welcomes support and endorsements.’’

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Tinubu To Lead My Re-Election Campaign, Says Buhari

As Nigerians prepare to go to the polls in February, President Muhammdu Buhari and candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has disclosed that national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would lead the presidential campaigns which moves to Bauchi, on Thursday.

President Buhari stated this on Monday shortly before inaugurating the Presidential campaign team that would work for his re election bid in the 2019 election.

He insisted that the campaigns would be issue based and anchored on the achievements of the last four years.

He urged the campaign council members to resist the temptation of being provoked and remained focused on the campaigns and let us ask for the difference between 2015 and today on fight against corruption, economy and security.

The event held at the International Conference Centre Abuja.

Those in attendance included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, APC governors, Ministers and other top government officials.

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Akwa-Ibom APC Guber Candidate Ekere Preaches Peace

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere, Sunday, called for a peaceful election at the closing ceremony of the New Year prayer and fasting assembly of the Catholic Diocese of Uyo.

In his remarks, Ekere, flanked by Governor Udom Emmanuel, was emphatic on the need for peace during the forthcoming elections.

“All I am saying is that you (the Catholic Church) must continue to pray for Akwa Ibom State because at the end of the day, all that we have is Akwa Ibom State. It’s not about APC. It’s not about PDP. It’s about Akwa Ibom State. And you know that God knows the end from the beginning.

“So, even as we stand here, God knows who the next governor will be. And so, all we have to do as Christians is to continue to pray. So, please, pray for us, sir (Bishop), pray for the political process. We need peace and we need security. We do not need to spill the blood of any Akwa Ibom child in the course of these elections.”

Ekere alerted of plans by some persons in Akwa Ibom State to import thugs to cause mayhem in the state and prayed that “the Almighty God will frustrate the devices of the crafty.”

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APC Sets To Take Over Power In Kwara

The Director General, Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi says all is now set for the APC to take over power from the ruling party in Kwara State.

Mr Amaechi stated this while inaugurating about two thousand polling units’ canvassers for the President Buhari-Osinbajo Project, BOP in Ilorin Kwara state.

The President Buhari Campaign Organisation Director General said the large number of canvassers and mobilizers in the state was an indication that the people have realized the need for change and urged them to turn out en mass to mobilize and vote for the president in the February 16th election.

The Governorship flag bearer of the APC in the state, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq who called on the sitting governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to resign, assured the people that he would strengthen the security apparatus in the state if elected as governor.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed charged the canvassers to ensure the President gets another four years to enable him consolidate on his achievements.

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