Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Monday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1.Senator Godswill Akpabio, the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District, on Sunday said that victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his state was guaranteed in 2019. He noted that he had no doubt that victory for the APC was already a done deal. “Akwa Ibom today is 98% for APC. It is not about me but God. Because you people are praying to God to save Akwa Ibom from the misrule of the PDP, we shall continue like this until victory is ours in 2019. Even the blind man can see already that the APC will win convincingly at the centre, in the state and at the House of Assembly,” he said. Akpabio who served as governor under the PDP defected to the APC few months ago.
2. Bishop David Oyedepo, the President and Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, says that speaking out against oppression and injustice should not be classified as hate speech. Oyedepo who stated this as an apparent response to the presidency over his position in the Nigerian polity said this during a service at the 20th Shiloh programme in Ota, Ogun State.
3. The strongest opposition Peoples Democratic(PDP) on Sunday said that the intimidation of the running mate of itspresidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, and that of Dr. Doyin Okupe by theagents of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government would notsave President Muhammadu Buhari from electoral defeat in 2019.
4. The President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in a statement on Sunday urgedhis supporters in Kwara State not to be afraid of the federal might which the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were relying on to win the forthcoming general elections. “Do not be afraid. I have heard all the talks of the opposition about using federal might but we have seen it all,” Saraki said while inaugurating a 42-member PDP CampaignCommittee in Kwara State.
5. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday vehemently denied that he has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election. He condemned the report which stated that he had dropped his support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. “Chief Obasanjo’s statement did not suggest hisneutrality. In fact, the former President believes that only a fool will sit on the fence or be neutral when his or her country is being destroyed. Chief Obasanjo is no such fool nor is he so unwise.