The senator representing Borno South at the National Assembly, Senator Muhammadu Ali Ndume, has expressed jubilation over the reported defeat of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at last Saturday’s national assembly polls.
“Maybe this will remind Saraki that there is God,” Senator Ndume, who won his senatorial reelection, told newsmen on Monday evening in Maiduguri.
Senator Ndume said Senator Saraki played God during his tenure as Senate President, noting, “once you try to play God, God will react; Saraki played God, and he has now seen how God reacted.”
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He said “Saraki took things for granted; this is the consequence of taking things for granted.”
Reacting to PDP’s rejection of the presidential and national assembly results, Senator Ndume said: “there is no result yet; there is only collation of results; so I don’t know what PDP has come out to reject.
“I am surprised PDP has shown desperation about this election right from the beginning; there is nothing they can tell Nigerians; in a free and fair election, they can’t win.
” PDP complained on issues; APC campaigned on issues, ” he said.
Kogi Guber: PDP Has No Candidate, Says Smart Adeyemi
Smart Adeyemi is the Director-General, Yahaya Bello/Edward Onoja Campaign Council ahead of the governorship election in Kogi State slated for November 16, 2019.
Adeyemi explained why he accepted to lead the APC campaign. What are your expectations in this election? OF course, I expect that we are going to win with a very wide margin. It is so imminent, so obvious that the electorate is going to give us their support. I expect a free and fair election that will be violence-free.
I do believe that we will score not less than 75 percent votes across the state. This is because as I speak to you today I do not think the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party has a candidate for now. Their candidate is still a subject of litigation where prominent members of the party have gone to court with about 40 members who are delegates and from my knowledge of election cases, even though I am not a lawyer, I hold the view that their primary election was inconclusive, because the election was collated the next day inside somebody’s private residence. I don’t think PDP has a candidate for that election.
But our prayers for the election are that the PDP has a candidate, we don’t want to win an election while we are in our bed sleeping, we want to have a good contest where issues will be the focus. Other stakeholders are apprehensive the elections could be marred by violence. Are you worried? As far as the APC is concerned, I can tell you very authoritatively that we do not have any plans for violence.
It is not our own way of life, it is not what we believe in and we do not have people with criminal tendencies occupying strategic positions in our party to push for violence.
But can you say that of the main opposition party? The answer is no. There is someone in the PDP standing trial for six different criminal offences. Why don’t you go and meet these people to ask them. It is not APC you should ask. Much as the government tries to douse the cry about the backlog of salaries and pensions, the cry has persisted. Do you think it is all politics? The cry out will persist.
After the bailout the federal government gave to us, salaries have been settled, but I will tell you that those people whose names were inserted into the wage bill are the ones making noise. There is a panel working on how these people will be exposed and prosecuted, including their sponsors.
Under the PDP governments, there are people they categorised as stakeholders. Every stakeholder collected salaries from the local governments running into millions of Naira; they don’t work, but they tell you that it is your benefit as a stakeholder.
PDP should not push us to the point of publishing names and the atrocities they committed and I say this with every sense of responsibility. I am not saying that we didn’t owe at a point in time but it was not the picture painted. When the first exercise of getting to know those who are genuine workers was done, a lot of them were discovered not to have letters of employment, a good percentage of them, they don’t have an office.
Nigeria Is Being Led By A Terrorist Govt, Says Australian Islamic Scholar
A Popular Australian Islamic Scholar, Imam Tawhidi, has said Nigeria is being led by a terrorist government.
Killings of Nigerians including soldiers and other security agencies have increased since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari, who once boasted to islamise Nigeria. He’s regarded as an extreme muslim apologist.
A fulani himself, fulani hersdmen have killed many Nigerians, abducted many and destroyed farmlands with no government action, a situation many ascribe to the government protecting its own. According to the scholar, Nigeria now has the most corrupt country in Africa, run by a terrorist government that habours terrorists.
Imam Tawhidi, who enjoys huge following on social media and writes against Islamic terrorism wrote, “We have ignored Nigeria in the discussion about terrorism. Nigeria is the most corrupt country in Africa.
“It is home to a terrorist government that harbours terrorists just like the government of Pakistan. “Boko Haram were given the green light in their early stages. We Remember. Now all of a sudden Nigeria wants to lead the war against terror.
“Indeed, ‘my enemy is also my sword, I shall use him to kill with and then break the sword’.”
Buhari Govt Currently Pays 621,000 Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each Monthly – Presidency
The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais has said that 620,947 poor and vulnerable Nigerians are benefiting from the National Cash Transfer initiative.
Mrs Uwais made this public through a statement on Saturday in Abuja. She also said that an earlier report of 6.6 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians benefiting from the scheme and are paid a monthly stipend of N5000 was false.
She explained that the programme is a key component of the National Social Investment Programme of the federal government. She said, “Although 1,491,296 households, comprising 6,056,872 individuals have been captured on the National Social Register, only 620,947 of them are currently receiving the monthly payments and are being supported by trained community facilitators.
I also want to clarify reports making the rounds that the Federal Government made a budgetary provision of N30 billion for 2020, as against the usual 500 billion benchmark for the N-SIP since 2016.”
“Nothing has changed in the budgeting cycle as relates to the Social Investment Programmes (SIP). The SIP budget has always been pegged at N400 billion, while another N100 billion has been domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Finance, as counterpart of the Social Housing Fund.”
She said she expects that there will be no longer shortfalls in budgetary releases.
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