Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you had an awesome weekend! Here are a few of what you need to know this Monday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in Ekiti State has resolved that the party remains a united family under the leadership of Ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose. According to a communiqué signed at the end of the caucus meeting held on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, Fayose remains the leader of the party in the state. The communiqué was signed by Ekiti State former Deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola; Senator Duro Faseyi, House of Representative Member, Kehinde Agboola, among others.
2. Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday vehemently denied reports that he met with the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over his encounter with the Department of State Services (DSS). “What am I doing in London? Why will I go to London to see Tinubu when I can see him in Bourdillon? What are the issues between him and me that we are to resolve in London? The leader of the party, which is President Buhari, I have access to (at) the Villa all the time. I do not need to go to London to see my leader, through the Queen. The truth is that once a news reporter succeeds in preaching one lie, he is obliged to preach several lies to sustain the one lie. Some of the media, having allowed the opposition to misuse them to publish fake news, they now feel obliged to fake more news. But I am here and I am fine,” he said while speaking with journalists after an interdenominational thanksgiving service to mark the second year in office of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
3. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Sunday, during a special luncheon for the President of Christ for All Nations, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, said that he had been fortified by God to defend the interest of the state against forces of darkness. “I can tell you that I am more fortified and prepared to go and defeat Satan and his agents. We require prayers of men of God, so that we can keep going forward,” he said, apparently referring to the President Buhari led APC government. Adding that the massive turnout for the gospel crusade proved that Rivers had remained a Christian state.
4. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday while speaking at a public lecturer organized by the Council of Chief of Imams, Ikeja Division in Lagos, titled “The role of Muslim leaders in the South-West towards achieving peaceful and successful 2019 elections” said that the struggle in Nigeria is that between good and evil and not between Christianity and Islam. “I want to say to you that it’s a battle between good and evil. What we are fighting in this country is a battle between good and evil; it is not a battle between religions. Corruption is our major challenge. The people that steal Nigeria’s resources are both Christians and Muslims,” Osinbajo said. He further alleged that the prudent management of the nation’s resources by the President Muhammadu Buhari led government had helped it achieve more in terms of infrastructure and development than previous administrations (apparently referring to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan governments).
5. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vehemently condemned the alleged intimidation of its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by security agents on Sunday. Atiku had on Sunday stated that on his arrival from Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, he was greeting with an unusual search by security operatives, adding that it was purposely meant to intimidate him and his staff members. “I arrived to Abuja this morning, to a search by agents of the state, aimed at intimidating me and my staff,” Atiku said. The PDP in its reaction “condemned in the strongest terms the unleashing of a special security squad of army, police and paramilitary agencies by the Muhammadu Buhari presidency to physically harass our presidential candidate.” The party further added that Atiku’s gadgets and his documents including his campaign documents were tampered.