Good Morning Nigeria! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend break! Here’s what you need to know this Sunday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Ex-Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says that late Chief MKO Abiola, who was recently honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari with the highest honour in the land, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), declined offer for freedom from the NLC.
2. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has listed the guidelines required for presidential aspirants to contest for the highest political position in Nigeria under its party. The 40-page document titled ‘Electoral Guidelines for the PDP, Directorate of Organisation and Mobilisation’ demands that its presidential aspirants pay the sum of N12million for nomination and expression of interest forms. Female aspirants are however exempted from paying N10million nomination fee, they only pay N2million for expression of interest form.
3. Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the candidate of the PDP in the 2015 governorship election in Lagos State, alleges that the CAN asked him to lie to become deputy governor in 2007. “In 2007, we ran a very robust campaign in my party at that time; the ruling party in Lagos. It got to a stage when a number of us said the rules were not right and then the leadership called me and said, ‘Look Jimi, you’ve run a good race. We will offer you deputy governor,’ I said, ‘deputy governor (ship position)?’ Jimi said. He further asked deputy to whom? And the name of the person was given and he said they were both from the same senatorial district. But the party leadership said they would contact another senatorial district and claim he (Jimi) was from their senatorial zone.
4. Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, says that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is taking the Niger Delta for granted, noted that patience is running out already.
5. A human rights activist, Mr. Jiti Ogunye, in a recent interview with Punch alleges that anxiety over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health inspired the recent law limiting tenure of Vice Presidents in Nigeria. He noted that the amendment was inspired by panic, particularly when Buhari took ill.