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Bye election: Bauchi Gov’t plan to induce voters with Money -Group

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By Ahmed Jada

A political pressure group in Bauchi called ‘Bauchi Youths Coalition for Democracy Good Governance and Development’ (BAYOCODEGOD) has alleges that the state government plots to induce voters with money to elect the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Lawal Yahya Gumau.

Just as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts bye election for the Bauchi South senatorial seat today (Saturday),

The State Coordinator of the group Haruna Yusuf Abba made the allegations at a Press conference in Bauchi, Saying that the government had few days to the election distributed forms to citizens to fill personal information such as names and Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) numbers under the pretext that they would be coopted into the N-power program.

According to him, 40, 000 forms were allegedly given out adding that each person was allegedly asked to bring five more people under him.

” With regards to this issue, the allegation has been strongly making rounds that officials of Bauchi State Government have been given standing instructions to be distributing a form known as ‘Yaba Kyauta Tukuici ‘ hiding under the pretext of the N-power program in order to obtain sensitive information of prospective voters in the district including security information of their voters cards in return for which the voter concerned is promised the sum of N5, 000 thereby furnishing a good case of vote buying which we all know is a criminal offence “. He claimed.

Aside the forms, the group lamented that the state Governor Mohammed Abubakar had invited four other governors of Kebbi, Jigawa, Zamfara and Plateau states to the state with a view to helping him to allegedly deliver the APC candidate in the election.

Abba also alleged that the organization had received a report that the government had printed fake ballot papers for use in communities with difficult terrains such as Juwara in Munmusal ward of Bauchi local government, Guyaba in kirfi local government and Gobirawa in Gwana district, Alkaleri local government.

He therefore urged the police and INEC in the state to be wary of the development and ensure that the election is free and fair.

The Bauchi State police command PPRO, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar had assured that the police was prepared to make sure that the bye election was peaceful and hitch-free.

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Atiku’s America visit: Check your BP, Frank urges Buhari, APC leaders, supporters

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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.”

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Bayelsa is the new model of transformation- Dikson

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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.

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Plagiarism Controversy: APC in a Manifesto Mess, Accused Hackers of Conspiracy

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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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