Good Morning Nigeria! Happy New Month! Here are a few of what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State while inspecting the ongoing King’s Market project in Ado-Ekiti, advised the people of the state to remain calm and law-abiding as his Deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last July 14 Governorship Election, fight to reclaim his mandate at the election tribunal. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kayode Fayemi, as the winner of the poll that was evidently marred with vote-buying.
2. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State in an apparent reaction to the situation in Benue State on Monday and last week barricade of the residences of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Nigerians to reject the ignoble meddlesomeness, rascality and high-handedness of some security agencies against democratic institutions which he described as “prison-yard democracy”. “Nigerians must, in strong terms, say no to prison-yard democracy, where the rights of the citizenry are shackled to the caprices of a few as if we now run a nation of helpless inmates,” he said.
3. Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Governor of Kwara State, Mr. Ahmed Abdulfatah, on Tuesday formally announced their resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The 2 political heavyweights after dumping the party joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “For me, I leave all that behind me. Today, I start as I return to the party where I began my political journey, the PDP,” Saraki said. “Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, today (Tuesday) defected to the PDP having realized that the APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people,” Governor Ahmed’s spokesman, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, said.
4. Mr. Ahmed Ibeto, Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, has reportedly dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and announced his resignation from his appointment. Ibeto who was a former deputy governor of Niger State apparently has plans to contest the 2019 governorship election under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “The party has no doubts that Senator Saraki, Governor Ahmed and Alhaji Ibeto will contribute immensely to the new order that engender good governance in our nation,” the spokesman of the PDP who confirmed his defection said.
5. Former Governor of Jigawa State and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, urged Nigerians to flush out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 to ensure a better, secure and prosperous Nigeria. He was in the state to consult the government and people of Taraba on his 2019 ambition. “We must flush out what is called Buhari for a better, secure and prosperous Nigeria in 2019. I want to condole with you over the killings in Taraba. It is unfortunate that Buhari has turned this country into killing fields and today we have to contend with killings in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna states and other parts of the country, yet the President is not bothered that people are being killed on a daily basis,” he said.