Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Tuesday morning🙂. Enjoy!
1. The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday while addressing members of the APC Governorship and National Assembly screening committees in Abuja vowed that the party will not field opportunists like Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara who seek to use the party’s platform to pursue their selfish interests. He noted that the APC will not give people he described as “bread and butter politicians” tickets to contest the 2019 general elections. “We do not want to field opportunists who are simply seeking a political vehicle for some selfish purposes. The current situation we are facing here, where two principal officers have chosen to put their personal interest over and above the national interest,” he said.
2. Hundreds of residents of Osun State following the declaration of the state governorship election as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday stormed the headquarters of INEC in Osogbo, the state capital, protesting against the re-run election and seeking for the declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademole Adeleke, who is currently leading with over 350 votes as winner of the poll held last Saturday.
3. Senator Iyiola Omisore, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, has pledged to support the candidate of PDP, Ademola Adeleke, in the Thursday rerun election if the party satisfies his conditions. According to Omisore, what he wants is good governance, payment of salaries and pensions for his people. “I have given my programmes to both the APC and the PDP. My programme is like this; payment of salaries and pensions. Good governance is what is important to me. Anyone between the two that will do that will get my support. I am passionate about Osun State and my interest is the welfare of the people of this state. I have told those sent to me. At the appropriate time, we will tell you where we are going,” he said.
4. Senator Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the Senate, in a recent statement said that Senate President Bukola Saraki cannot achieve his presidential ambition because he can only win elections in Kwara State. Ndume described Saraki’s presidential ambition as a pipe dream and not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari. “I think it is good he is going for the presidency of Nigeria and he will see that it is only Kwara people that will vote for him, not Nigerians. We are waiting. At best, you will see that maybe people from North Central will vote (for him) because that is where he is from, but I do not think Saraki will be Nigeria’s president. When you present President Buhari and Saraki for people to choose from, the difference is very clear,’’ Ndume said.