The times of political retribution are here. On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the country’s nationals of grown-up age will venture out to practice their capacity to introduce another arrangement of political pioneers to administer them for the following four years in a mainstream suffrage.
Discernibly, political occasions and exercises have elevated with the government officials and the two noteworthy ideological groups expanding the rhythm of their crusades to charm the electorates. It is characteristic that the gatherings particularly the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People groups Popularity based Gathering (PDP) ought to jumble the whole country soliciting for help and votes so as to verify the command and genuine expert to administer the nation.
However, the pressure and the attendant dread of political savagery being produced by these exercises is giving the country the creeps as the drum of war from the camps of the ideological groups is getting more intense by day.
The decision APC, from the activities and expressions of its driving individuals is mounting a crusade that has all the catching of franticness. They undermine, threaten and invest extraordinary exertion to wheedle all their apparent foes and rivals, even inside their own positions.
In the no so distant past Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Legislative leader of Imo State told the country that a war is seething in the nation. He said that the continuous war is not normal for that of Nigeria and Biafra and cautioned that if nothing is done desperately to end it, the country will pay the consequences for it.
In any case, the most troubling is the ongoing articulation of Malam Nasir el-Rufai, the legislative head of Kaduna State who has issued passing warrant to any mediating bodies in the administration of the nation. He told the stupefied country amid the “NTA Tuesday Live” that “those that are calling for anybody to come and mediate in Nigeria, we are sitting tight for the individual … they will return in body packs.” This by each standard an announcement from a frantic personality bound with dissatisfaction. It must not be lost in us that the general population he is undermining are similar individuals he hurried to in 2015 and expressed gratitude toward for interceding to verify triumph for APC, his gathering. In any case, on second thought, what could be more mediating than those two governors of Niger Republic who drove a troop of supporters from that nation to go to President Muhammadu Buhari’s crusade wearing the APC’s clothing in Kano State? Would it be able to be that El-Rufai didn’t know about this? I should state here that the most elevating and consoling occasion in the adventure is the gentle response of PDP, the principle resistance party. It just compromises to haul out of harmony accord marked by the gatherings in front of the general race. And furthermore the most cheering part of the entire issue is that Nigerians and the worldwide network ascended in one voice to censure the unguarded articulation of the modest legislative leader of Kaduna State.
The sentiment of those in the PDP is that the haze of wonder is assembling and drifting over the gathering with a reiteration of supports and receptions, both locally and globally. The conduit of appropriations was kicked open by the Alliance of Joined Ideological groups (CUPP) which turned out ahead of schedule to embrace Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as their sole hopeful. Their conviction is that the nation’s managing president has a high inclination of fascism and all hands must be on deck to move him out of office before a hopeless harm is done to the corporate presence of the nation.
What seems, by all accounts, to be the most troubling to the decision party are the corporate and individual supports the PDP competitor is gathering even from most impossible quarters as the race days move close. Other than assaulting and attempting unsuccessfully to disapprove and trivialize President Olusegun Obasanjo’s support, APC contended energetically and filthy to stop the Unified Conditions of America from issuing Atiku a visa. The Data Priest, Mr. Lai Mohammed had called a universal question and answer session to influence US not to profit Atiku Abubakar, a resident of his nation that he vowed to secure and shield, with a visa as that will add up to an implicit support. That did not unsettle a plume as Atiku has gone and come back from America and more supports have been pouring in.
Simply a week ago, the ethnic nationalities of the Northern Senior’s Discussion (NEF) Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, the Afenifere, the Dish Niger Delta Gathering (PANDEF) and the Center Belt Gathering which had separately embraced him before, met up and in a voice received Atiku as the presidential hopeful of their different zone.
Also, simply some days back a standout amongst the most regarded global magazine “The Market analyst” which anticipated President Buhari’s triumph in 2015 announced that Atiku would win the 2019 presidential decision. This has prodded the APC into an over drive that finished in Malam El-Rufair vertiginous harangue, issuing demise dangers to outsiders he saw to meddle. The administration has likewise conveyed 95 percent of the country’s military into decision obligations. Terrorizing has no higher stature, Nigeria isn’t doing battle. It is a race and this isn’t the first in the nation.
The dangers and provocation are unsuitable. The PDP has cautioned that if these dangers and derisive discourses are not ceased, it may haul out of the harmony accord. It has reliably requested that the decision gathering should direct free, reasonable, sound and tranquil race without apparatus. The country and its residents request nothing more. The decision that conveyed APC to control was pronounced free, reasonable and tranquil. On the off chance that they can’t enhance it, they ought not corrupt it.
This is the reason all men of cooperative attitude have with one voice denounced every one of the expressions that feed the ash of political savagery. It is to our greatest advantage that we have a steady nation.
The previous Secretary General of the Federation Boss Emeka Anyaoku turned out to caution the central government and President Buhari of APC to regard the notice of the universal network to abstain from coming back to the untouchable status that the country left in 1999. Abdulsalami Abubakar, the previous head of state had advised us that the quick past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan said that his political desire was not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
At the point when such men of stature loan their voices to an issue of national intrigue, those concerned must focus on deflect avoidable fiasco. Let us in this manner get control over articulations and activities that have high penchant to float the country towards political savagery which may endanger the corporate presence of the country.
Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara
Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers
We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.
A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.
“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”
“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”
“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.
When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.
Clean smelly Lagos gutters, stop making noise – Deji Adeyanju rebukes Joe Igbokwe
Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist, has berated Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent comments on social media.
Adeyanju said Igbokwe who should be cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos State is making noise on social media.
Igbokwe, who is the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been very outspoken on social media lately.
The APC chieftain celebrated the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He had explained that Kanu once asked IPOB members to kill him and his family members.
The governor’s aide also rebuked Kanu’s style of agitation, stressing that the IPOB leader never witnessed the Biafra civil.
Igbokwe further stressed that the Nigerian government has enough evidence to convict the embattled IPOB leader.
However, Adeyanju, in a tweet wrote: “Joe Igbokwe who should be busy cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos is still on Facebook making noise.”
Meanwhile, we observed that Lagos State has witnessed serious flooding due to rain fall and bad drainage management.
Cultism: Four arrested during cult supremacy battle in Ogun
Four persons, who the police said are members of dreaded cult groups, were on Saturday arrested during a supremacy battle in Ogun State.
Police said the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.
The suspects, according to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were identified as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27)
Oyeyemi informed us that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am on Saturday.
The two groups were said to have gone on a rampage at the Hotel road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.
The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene “where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle.”
According to Oyeyemi, “the police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them”, leading to the arrest of four of them.
Items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.
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