Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who recently dumped the ruling APC for the PDP, alleges that even if George Akume, a former Governor of the state, tries 100 times, he will not be able to impeach him as governor of the state. Ortom noted that the era of godfathers has gone for goodin Benue State, adding that he cannot subject himself again to Akume and Abubakar Tsav.
2. In Imo State on Friday, Senate President Bukola Saraki, who met with the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state ahead of the October 6 PDP Presidential Primary election, urged Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari for the sake of national unity and security. “By the grace of God, I will emerge the PDP presidential candidate. My desire is not just an ambition. Nigeria has never been this divided. People are afraid to be called Nigerians. Ethnicity and religion have taken over. There is no inclusion anymore, no fairness, no federal character, no job and businesses are dying. Survival of businesses is survival of the country. Poverty is everywhere,” Saraki said as he promised to continue fighting for the masses.
3. The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday expressed joy as former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau, dumps the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and returns to the APC. Oshiomhole who was at Shekarau’s residence in Kano alongside, the Governor of the Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, Senators and other lawmakers from Kano, described the reunion as real progressives. “In any union, it is real progressives that reunite when conservatives run away. In my estimation, you are above many many when it comes to progressive ideas in this country,” Oshiomhole said, adding that “this is the beginning of the reunion of progressive minds who believe in the development of our dear nation. We are here also to do more for the development of our country.”
4. Former Governor Ahmed Makarfi of Kaduna State on Friday described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party being led by drowning men. Makarfi stated this on Friday at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja when he went to submit his presidential expression of interest and nomination forms. “Intimidation will not work, we know the APC members are left with no option but intimidation. When you are losing, whatever you see you grab. A drowning man, if you give him a sword, he will hold it. So we are dealing with drowning men, we should understand and see them as such. We must never lose focus to wrest power from the APC, they may use whatever they want to use, but let us use our brains,” he said.
5. A former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, while addressing PDP supporters in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, ahead of the PDP presidential primaries, said that even if President Muhammadu Buhari is given 20 years to govern Nigeria, he will not be able to fix our economy. He noted that Buhari had no business in politics, adding that the president does not possess any leadership expertise to grow the nation’s economy. “The problem with Nigeria is that those in government today have no business being in politics. A military man can never be democratic. He can never change overnight. Give Buhari 20 years as the President of this country, he can never fix Nigeria. He is busy going to China to borrow. If he continues as the President, our debt profile would be unimaginable,” he said.