By Abdullahi Mohammed
- ‘Ekiti People Will Reclaim Stolen Mandate In July’
The Amb. Fati Balla-chaired All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti State Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee on Tuesday submitted its report to the Party’s national leadership declaring that no petition was received on the Primary Election conducted in the Ekiti State Capital, Ado-Ekiti last Saturday.
APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso received the report on behalf of the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Balla said the three-member Appeal Committee which was inaugurated on May 2, sat for three days after last Saturday’s Primary Election. The appeal committee include: Capt. Bala Jibrin (Secretary) and Mrs. Lilian Obenwa.
“In the three days that we (committee) have sat, we have not received a single petition, either in form of writing, telephone call or a text message, which means there has been no petition after the Primary Election in Ekiti State. We have come before you this afternoon to submit a report. Since there is no petition from Ekiti State, therefore the committee has wound up this afternoon.” The Chairman of the Appeal Committee stated.
Speaking after receiving the Appeal Committee report, the APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso thanked the committee for undertaking the assignment on behalf of the Party.
Izunaso said all efforts were currently geared towards winning the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election. He disclosed that the Party’s National Campaign Committee for the Ekiti Governorship Election will soon be set up.
He charged voters in Ekiti State to come out enmasse to reclaim their stolen mandate by voting for the Party’s Governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, come July.
Izunaso: “We are glad that you have finished your assignment after sitting for three days and there is no petition from any aspirant, both orally and in writing. We are also glad that the Ekiti Primary Election has taken place and that the aspirants are working together to ensure that we win the governorship election in Ekiti state.
“The most important thing to us in the APC is victory in the July election in Ekiti state. For us in the APC, whenever there is a Primary Election, it is a family affair. And whenever we finish our Primary Elections, and aspirants and stakeholders come together to work as a team, it gladdens our heart as a Party.
“I am aware that very soon we will set up the National Campaign Committee for Ekiti state and also have another meeting with the aspirants to properly integrate them into what we are doing because ultimately, victory is our end result and we believe that by the special Grace of God, the people of Ekiti will regain the mandate that they gave to APC four years ago, that was stolen. This is another opportunity for Ekiti people to regain that mandate. And this time around, it will no longer be stolen by anybody.
“Once Ekiti people come out enmasse and vote for the APC, we will defend our result and ensure that we reclaim what truly belong to us. Right now, it is only Ekiti State in the South West that is not in the APC fold. That shows that South West is APC and we should as much as possible try to encourage our voters in Ekiti state to come out enmasse and vote for our Party.”
Atiku’s America visit: Check your BP, Frank urges Buhari, APC leaders, supporters
To avoid unforseen circumstances, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the leaders of the ruling party, including President Muhammadu Buhari and its supporters to ensure a check of their Blood Pressures over Thursday’s visit to America by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Frank said the advice becomes necessary because the former Vice President was demonized through some propagandists in the ruling party that Alhaji Atiku will be arrested in United State of America anytime he visits the country, adding that the recent development has proven otherwise.
Reacting in a statement Frank signed on Friday, he said Atiku’s Thursday’s visit to America and his acceptance by the US government has shown the world, especially Nigerian voters that all campaign of colony against the Waziri Adamawa were just propaganda to demonise him, which Nigerians should disregard.
According to Frank, going to America wouldn’t have being an issue if not for the challenge APC threw at Atiku and to prove to the world that he (Atiku) has never been indicted of corruption allegation anywhere in the world.
Frank said Thursday’s night must have been a sleepless one for some leaders of APC who had lied to their supporters about Atiku.
“APC made it a campaign issue that Atiku can never step on American soil without being arrested. In fact, I have read so many APC supporters who vowed to vote for Atiku if he does. Now, I believe they can now deal with it.
“Obviously stunned by the reality, I advice those of you still in APC or supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid to have a change of mind now by joining the moving trains because the development has nailed the coffin of the APC’s propaganda.”
While thanking the American government for its fairness and refusal to succumb to blackmails by the APC apologists, Frank said that Atiku’s visit to America is about economy development of Nigeria, creating conducive businesses environment and create massives jobs for Nigerians.
He added that Atiku Abubakar’s presidency will strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and the United State of America if elected.
“Recall a statement credited to the Minister of Information and Culture, calling of the US not to give Atiku a Visa to the country. Lai Mohammed also stated that if Atiku is given a visa it will amount to an endorsement by the US government.
“The Minister should now know as predicted by him that by the special grace of God America will endorse Waziri Adamawa because he is a better candidate than President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Bayelsa is the new model of transformation- Dikson
The governor of Bayelsa state, gov Henry Seriake Dickson has disclosed that the state is the new model of transformation in Nigeria today.
Gov Dickson who was a recipient of the prestigious Daily Asset newspaper award in Abuja, as the man of the year 2018 noted that a visit to the state will convince every doubt.
The governor who was represented by the commissioner of Information and strategy Daniel Iworiso Markson emphasized that the state does not go shopping for award.
According to the information commissioner, the restoration agenda places top priority on free education as a means to place bayelsa on the world map.
“Let it be on record the we do not go shopping for awards, the awards have been coming and are still because of the tremendous work ongoing in our state.
“The people of Bayelsa are privileged to have a governor like the country man governor at the helm of affairs, Bayelsa state is the new model of transformation in Nigeria. You need to see the state 7 years ago when we came into office but coming back to Bayelsa today, you will find it hard to recognize.
“In the state today, we have an international airport, we have one of the best public schools in the country where we are giving young people free education from primary to secondary. So this award is just a testimony to the fact that the world recognizes what we have done in Bayelsa and what we are still doing”.
The governor who thanked the organizers of the award said that recognition such as this will spur his administration to work harder.
Other recipient of the daily asset award include Speaker, House of Reps, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, Governor Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom, Governor of v state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and post humous award was given to late miss ochanya Elizabeth, as the daily asset young person of the year 2018 for being asexually abused by her guardian among others.
Plagiarism Controversy: APC in a Manifesto Mess, Accused Hackers of Conspiracy
It was mild drama as the ruling All Progressive Congress( APC)caught in another plagiarism controversy mess as it was accused of plagiarism in its manifesto that was themed “keeping America safe and secure” . It was a featured on its website in a section which was dedicated to energy policy ahead of a general election slated for February.
It was speculated with the title , “Our first priority is keeping America safe and secure”, and featured rambling copy critics said was likely lifted from other websites.
It is no longer news that the Ruling party ,headed by president Muhammadu Buhari was accused in the past of plagiarism,notably the president swearing in speech in 2015.
The former aide for ex-Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri,who in the past has been one of the famous critics accused the APC of “obviously” lifting the language “from Donald Trump”, though it is not clear when or even if the US president ever used the wording.
Refuting the allegation, was the APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, who blamed it on hackers and mischief makers and stated on Twitter that the website had been “hacked” and “unauthorised content” posted on it, adding that the party won’t allow the desperate people to succeed in their evil plots.
It was gathered that the content was quickly change and replaced with new innovation and inscriptions.
Nigerian could still recalled that ,it is not the first time the APC has been accused of plagiarism where in 2016, president Buhari was forced to apologise after it was revealed that a number of contents in a speech launching his presidential campaign had been lifted from the then American president , Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential victory speech.
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