Political Issues

April 17, 2018

Buhari: Why I am seeking re-election

I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much, about whether I would run or not. We have many things to focus on, like security, agriculture, economy, anti-corruption, and many others. We needed to concentrate on them, and politics should not be a distraction. The majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, and that is why I am re-contesting. We have cut the importation of rice by about 90%, saving billions of dollars in the process. People who rushed into petrol money have now gone back to agriculture. Even professionals have gone back to the land. Nigeria should be able to feed itself comfortably soon.


The era of money politics gone says APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Remi Olaniyan, has said the 2019 governorship election in the state would not be determined by the amount of money spent by aspirants or political parties. Olaniyan, who spoke to our correspondent in Ibadan during an event organized by his campaign organization, said he declared his interest in the governorship race to succeed Governor Abiola Ajimobi in 2019 because of his conviction that the era of moneybags dominance of Oyo politics had gone. Olaniyan said, “The electorate in the state has developed an interest in politics of the state in the last few years, and it will be difficult for anyone to confuse them by offering them money. The period of moneybags, when peoples’ consciences were bought cheaply, had gone and we will not return to it”. You have to look around and see the profile of the aspirants that are showing their interest in occupying political positions in the state.


INEC, others urge the private sector to fund elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission and other election management bodies in West Africa and South African countries  have called on the private sector to assist in funding elections because the cost of elections is too high for the government to bear. ADVERTISING invented by TeadsThis was contained in a communiqué issued after a three-day conference on the opportunities and challenges in the use of technology in elections in Abuja on Wednesday. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, signed the document. According to them, a well-conducted or poorly conducted election could be the difference between peace and war. They added that since the private sector needed a peaceful society to thrive, they could not afford not to get involved in the electoral process.


PDP alleges APC has commenced onslaught on its leaders and key voices

The People’s Democratic Party has accused the federal government of a plot to humiliate and intimidate its members including the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and some governors elected on its platform. The party stated this Wednesday through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan at a press conference held at the Wadata Plaza, Abuja. The publicity scribe said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government is leading the onslaught against some highly placed PDP members using state power to achieve its aim. There is a plan by the ruling APC-led federal government to use the state apparatus of power to coerce, emasculate and effectively decapitate opposition and other dissenting voices, foist a one-party state and push a self-succession bid for President Muhammadu Buhari, seeing that their chances of winning the presidential election get slimmer by the day.


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