Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday noted that the presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had planted a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike stated this at the Government House in Port Harcourt while addressing newsmen. According to him, he would never be blindfolded or misled, adding that the presidency want an APC person to emerge as the presidential candidate of the PDP. “But one thing you must take home is that I cannot be misled, I cannot be blindfolded; I know what’s going on. I know what the Presidency and the APC are doing to plant a presidential aspirant in the PDP. I have not even mentioned how a very senior official of a security agency in the country told me which of the candidates to support. You can imagine me as a governor and the head of a security agency would tell me to support one or two persons,” he said.
2. Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said that Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, but the cabal at the presidency had been ruling the country. He noted that few influential world presidents who visited Nigeria recently did not stay beyond few hours because they were convinced Buhari did not understand their mission. “The President we have now does not understand leadership. We have endured him for more than three years but it is the same thing. Nigerians voted for him (Buhari) but a cabal is ruling the country. That is not what democracy means. This time, let us look for who can do it. In Nigeria today, we do not have unity. What we need in the present world is a digital President. When your president sits with world presidents, he should be able to understand what they are saying. That is why presidents who have visited the country did not stay more than a few hours. But when they know that their host understands them, they will stay longer and explore investment opportunities in Nigeria,” Saraki said.
3. Former Senate President David Mark who is currently aspiring to become president under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to turn around the nation’s economy within two year if he is elected president in 2019. Mr. Mark stated this on Tuesday in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, while lobbying the state delegates to support his presidential ambition ahead of the party’s presidential primaries in October. “I will do so many things differently. When we put our processes in, the woman who is selling groundnuts by the roadside will feel the impact. It is not by mere statistics or indices that we churn out. We want the ordinary people on the streets to feel the impact of the economy on their lives. We have young men and women who are neck dip into research and understand the economy of this country,” he noted.
4. The Government of Oyo State of Tuesday reportedly shut down former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Farms for defaulting in the payment of environmental levy. Obasanjo’s Farms was shutdown alongside 12 other companies including; MRS Oil, Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, University Press Limited, Evans Brother, Brooking House, Group Medical Hospital, Butterfield Bakery, Chicken Republic and Rasmed Publicity, by the state Board of Internal Revenue following repeated warnings.