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  •   Alhaji Imran Ja afar Jino the People s Redemption Party PRP Gubernatorial Candidate in Katsina State has challenged contestants to present their drug integrity test results to the public Ja afar Jino who gave the challenge while displaying his certificate before newsmen on Saturday in Katsina said it was important for all candidates to subject themselves to the test He said that he was tested and declared drug free by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA He pointed out that after the NDLEA test he also tested free at the General Hospital Katsina He called on all the other candidates to do likewise to ensure that drug addicts are not elected Ja afar Jino reminded the public that NDLEA has since called on politicians seeking political offices to present themselves for such test but many had failed to comply I wish to inform you that I honoured the call by the people of Katsina that any candidate contesting for any office should be tested for drug abuse I have done mine and I tested free I am calling on other contestants to also subject themselves for the drug test It is nothing to worry about If one is found to be addicted he will go for rehabilitation he said According to Ja afar Jino a good leader must be free from drugs saying that it is only when a leader is free from drug abuse that he can focus and do the needful He assured Katsina people that if elected as the governor of the state in 2023 he would steer the affairs of the state with honesty and sincerity Ja afar Jino said that the people of the state could testify to his loyalty capacity and capability to lead the state to a better and greater position According to him if elected as the governor he has plans to move the state to a level that it can compete with any city in the world in terms of development empowerment and infrastructures NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Guber candidate challenges contestants to undertake drug test
      Alhaji Imran Ja afar Jino the People s Redemption Party PRP Gubernatorial Candidate in Katsina State has challenged contestants to present their drug integrity test results to the public Ja afar Jino who gave the challenge while displaying his certificate before newsmen on Saturday in Katsina said it was important for all candidates to subject themselves to the test He said that he was tested and declared drug free by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA He pointed out that after the NDLEA test he also tested free at the General Hospital Katsina He called on all the other candidates to do likewise to ensure that drug addicts are not elected Ja afar Jino reminded the public that NDLEA has since called on politicians seeking political offices to present themselves for such test but many had failed to comply I wish to inform you that I honoured the call by the people of Katsina that any candidate contesting for any office should be tested for drug abuse I have done mine and I tested free I am calling on other contestants to also subject themselves for the drug test It is nothing to worry about If one is found to be addicted he will go for rehabilitation he said According to Ja afar Jino a good leader must be free from drugs saying that it is only when a leader is free from drug abuse that he can focus and do the needful He assured Katsina people that if elected as the governor of the state in 2023 he would steer the affairs of the state with honesty and sincerity Ja afar Jino said that the people of the state could testify to his loyalty capacity and capability to lead the state to a better and greater position According to him if elected as the governor he has plans to move the state to a level that it can compete with any city in the world in terms of development empowerment and infrastructures NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Guber candidate challenges contestants to undertake drug test
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    Guber candidate challenges contestants to undertake drug test

     Alhaji Imran Ja’afar-Jino, the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) Gubernatorial Candidate in Katsina State, has challenged contestants to present their drug integrity test results to the public.

    Ja’afar-Jino, who gave the challenge while displaying his certificate before newsmen on Saturday in Katsina, said it was important for all candidates to subject themselves to the test.

    He said that he was tested and declared drug-free by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

    He pointed out that after the NDLEA test, he also tested free at the General Hospital, Katsina.

    He called on all the other candidates to do likewise, to ensure that drug addicts are not elected.

    Ja’afar-Jino reminded the public that NDLEA has since called on politicians seeking political offices to present themselves for such test, but many had failed to comply.  

    “I wish to inform you that I honoured the call by the people of Katsina that any candidate contesting for any office should be tested for drug abuse.

    I have done mine and I tested free.

    “I am calling on other contestants to also subject themselves for the drug test.

    “It is nothing to worry about.

    If one is found to be addicted, he will go for rehabilitation,“ he said.

    According to Ja’afar-Jino, a good leader must be free from drugs, saying that it is only when a leader is free from drug abuse that he can focus and do the needful.

    He assured Katsina people that if elected as the governor of the state in 2023, he would steer the affairs of the state with honesty and sincerity.

    Ja’afar-Jino said that the people of the state could testify to his loyalty, capacity and capability to lead the state to a better and greater position.

    According to him, if elected as the governor, he has plans to move the state to a level that it can compete with any city in the world in terms of development, empowerment and infrastructures.


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  •  Four candidates vying for the Kaduna State governorship seat through different political parties on Tuesday interfaced with Civil Society Organisations CSOs stressing the need to address insecurity and provide atmosphere conducive for education The candidates made the observations in Kaduna at a one day agenda setting dialogue with the CSOs ahead of the 2023 general elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the engagement organised by Partnership for Issue Based Campaigns in Nigeria PICaN was supported by Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL in collaboration with Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women LANW The Deputy Governotship candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Dr John Ayuba said the present administration was not doing very well especially regarding security and education He said in the education sector in Kaduna state there was inconsistency in policies which hampered the overall objectives of ensuring sound education and welfare of teachers Today you sack and recruit new ones tomorrow you also sack half of the ones you recruited among the ones recruited you don t deploy them for the work he said Ayuba added that policy somersault had affected the education sector in Kaduna state He promised to ensure job security especially that of teachers in the state and also roll out strategies that would ensure safety of lives and property of every citizen and resident in the state Our security agenda will be community based the distance is too much between where acts of insecurity are perpetrated and security operatives We will empower communities to be the first line of resistance to criminals and terrorists before help comes he said Ayuba also said he would reinvigorate the state primary health care centres to function effectively and efficiently It is worrisome that in spite of the huge amount of funds put into these sectors they still function at a minimal level We will all put them in place if we emerge victorious in the coming 2023 elections he said Also the Labour Party LP candidate Jonathan Asake said the spate of insecurity in Kaduna State and by extension the entire country was worrisome and counter development He said addressing insecurity would be the topmost agenda if they emerged winners of the governorship seat in 2023 Asake added that they were working on ways of fighting the menace of insecurity in the state noting that without security virtually everything would come to standstill A lot of businesses and investments in Kaduna have folded up small and medium enterprises have gone down and most schools in the rural and suburb communities have closed down because of banditry and kidnapping Virtually life has become standstill because of insecurity farmers can t go to their farms and this caused hunger skyrocketing of price of food items he lamented Asake said that if the LP produced the governor of Kaduna State he would address ungoverned spaces where bandits and criminals were resident He promised to bring back effective functionalities of traditional institutions like the village district heads and youth leaders by reestablishing them to ensure provision of security in their domains He further said they would empower the local vigilantes forest guards and hunters to maintain security at local levels When terrorists were terrorising communities in Burkina Faso the Government knew that they didn t have enough Police manpower to cover all the communities they empowered the locals and within the shortest period the whole thing calmed down On his part Dr Andrew Duya the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA candidate said he would not work in isolation of the citizens demand when if he emerged Governor of the state On how to tackle insecurity he said The terrorists are not ghosts and spirits we know where they are as a retired Police man I will lead in the operations and confront them he said He added that he would explore the citizens power and resources by giving them the equipment to secure their communities Nigeria has been paying leap service on the issue of community policing in advanced countries every community has its own Police The community Police know every nuke and cranny in the community and the people We will employ such strategies to ensure security without which there will not be meaningful achievement and development Duya said Also Hayatudeen Makarfi the Peoples Redemption Party PRP candidate said the party had an existing template that was perfected in 1979 to 1983 He said their core areas of priority was social justice economy and According to him the reason people feel maginalised and disenfranchised results from decay and failure of the social system We will ensure quick dispensation of justice decongestion of prison and administration of justice in the courts by automating the state judicial Institutions he said Regarding security Makarfi said they would not approach the problem from defence perspective but through the cause The challenge is not fighting terrorists with bullets it is how we can engage dialogue with them and find a way of reintegrating them to the society NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Kaduna governorship candidates interface with CSOs, harp on security, education
     Four candidates vying for the Kaduna State governorship seat through different political parties on Tuesday interfaced with Civil Society Organisations CSOs stressing the need to address insecurity and provide atmosphere conducive for education The candidates made the observations in Kaduna at a one day agenda setting dialogue with the CSOs ahead of the 2023 general elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the engagement organised by Partnership for Issue Based Campaigns in Nigeria PICaN was supported by Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL in collaboration with Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women LANW The Deputy Governotship candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Dr John Ayuba said the present administration was not doing very well especially regarding security and education He said in the education sector in Kaduna state there was inconsistency in policies which hampered the overall objectives of ensuring sound education and welfare of teachers Today you sack and recruit new ones tomorrow you also sack half of the ones you recruited among the ones recruited you don t deploy them for the work he said Ayuba added that policy somersault had affected the education sector in Kaduna state He promised to ensure job security especially that of teachers in the state and also roll out strategies that would ensure safety of lives and property of every citizen and resident in the state Our security agenda will be community based the distance is too much between where acts of insecurity are perpetrated and security operatives We will empower communities to be the first line of resistance to criminals and terrorists before help comes he said Ayuba also said he would reinvigorate the state primary health care centres to function effectively and efficiently It is worrisome that in spite of the huge amount of funds put into these sectors they still function at a minimal level We will all put them in place if we emerge victorious in the coming 2023 elections he said Also the Labour Party LP candidate Jonathan Asake said the spate of insecurity in Kaduna State and by extension the entire country was worrisome and counter development He said addressing insecurity would be the topmost agenda if they emerged winners of the governorship seat in 2023 Asake added that they were working on ways of fighting the menace of insecurity in the state noting that without security virtually everything would come to standstill A lot of businesses and investments in Kaduna have folded up small and medium enterprises have gone down and most schools in the rural and suburb communities have closed down because of banditry and kidnapping Virtually life has become standstill because of insecurity farmers can t go to their farms and this caused hunger skyrocketing of price of food items he lamented Asake said that if the LP produced the governor of Kaduna State he would address ungoverned spaces where bandits and criminals were resident He promised to bring back effective functionalities of traditional institutions like the village district heads and youth leaders by reestablishing them to ensure provision of security in their domains He further said they would empower the local vigilantes forest guards and hunters to maintain security at local levels When terrorists were terrorising communities in Burkina Faso the Government knew that they didn t have enough Police manpower to cover all the communities they empowered the locals and within the shortest period the whole thing calmed down On his part Dr Andrew Duya the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA candidate said he would not work in isolation of the citizens demand when if he emerged Governor of the state On how to tackle insecurity he said The terrorists are not ghosts and spirits we know where they are as a retired Police man I will lead in the operations and confront them he said He added that he would explore the citizens power and resources by giving them the equipment to secure their communities Nigeria has been paying leap service on the issue of community policing in advanced countries every community has its own Police The community Police know every nuke and cranny in the community and the people We will employ such strategies to ensure security without which there will not be meaningful achievement and development Duya said Also Hayatudeen Makarfi the Peoples Redemption Party PRP candidate said the party had an existing template that was perfected in 1979 to 1983 He said their core areas of priority was social justice economy and According to him the reason people feel maginalised and disenfranchised results from decay and failure of the social system We will ensure quick dispensation of justice decongestion of prison and administration of justice in the courts by automating the state judicial Institutions he said Regarding security Makarfi said they would not approach the problem from defence perspective but through the cause The challenge is not fighting terrorists with bullets it is how we can engage dialogue with them and find a way of reintegrating them to the society NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Kaduna governorship candidates interface with CSOs, harp on security, education
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    2023: Kaduna governorship candidates interface with CSOs, harp on security, education

    Four candidates vying for the Kaduna State governorship seat through different political parties, on Tuesday interfaced with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), stressing the need to address insecurity and provide atmosphere conducive for education.

    The candidates made the observations in Kaduna at a one-day agenda setting dialogue with the CSOs ahead of the 2023 general elections.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the engagement, organised by Partnership for Issue-Based Campaigns in Nigeria (PICaN), was supported by Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) in collaboration with Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW).

    The Deputy Governotship candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr John Ayuba, said the present administration was not doing very well, especially regarding security and education.

    He said in the education sector in Kaduna state, there was inconsistency in policies which hampered the overall objectives of ensuring sound education and welfare of teachers.

    “Today you sack and recruit new ones, tomorrow you also sack half of the ones you recruited, among the ones recruited, you don’t deploy them for the work,” he said.

    Ayuba added that policy somersault had affected the education sector in Kaduna state.

    He promised to ensure job security, especially that of teachers in the state and also roll out strategies that would ensure safety of lives and property of every citizen and resident in the state.

    “Our security agenda will be community based, the distance is too much between where acts of insecurity are perpetrated and security operatives.

    “We will empower communities to be the first line of resistance to criminals and terrorists before help comes,” he said.

    Ayuba also said he would reinvigorate the state primary health care centres to function effectively and efficiently.  

    “It is worrisome that in spite of the huge amount of funds put into these sectors, they still function at a minimal level.

    “We will all put them in place if we emerge victorious in the coming 2023 elections,” he said.  

    Also, the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Jonathan Asake, said the spate of insecurity in Kaduna State and by extension the entire country, was worrisome and counter development.

    He said addressing insecurity would be the topmost agenda if they emerged winners of the governorship seat in 2023. Asake added that they were working on ways of fighting the menace of insecurity in the state, noting that without security, virtually everything would come to standstill.

    “A lot of businesses and investments in Kaduna have folded up, small and medium enterprises have gone down, and most schools in the rural and suburb communities have closed down because of banditry and kidnapping.

    “Virtually, life has become standstill because of insecurity, farmers can’t go to their farms, and this caused hunger, skyrocketing of price of food items,” he lamented.

    Asake said that if the LP produced the governor of Kaduna State, he would address ungoverned spaces where bandits and criminals were resident.

    He promised to bring back effective functionalities of traditional institutions like the village, district heads and youth leaders by reestablishing them to ensure provision of security in their domains.

    He further said they would empower the local vigilantes, forest guards and hunters to maintain security at local levels.

    “When terrorists were terrorising communities in Burkina Faso, the Government knew that they didn’t have enough Police manpower to cover all the communities, they empowered the locals and within the shortest period, the whole thing calmed down.

    ” On his part, Dr. Andrew Duya, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, said he would not work in isolation of the citizens demand when if he emerged Governor of the state.

    On how to tackle insecurity, he said: “The terrorists are not ghosts and spirits, we know where they are, as a retired Police man, I will lead in the operations and confront them,” he said.

    He added that he would explore the citizens power and resources by giving them the equipment to secure their communities.

    “Nigeria has been paying leap service on the issue of community policing, in advanced countries, every community has its own Police.

    “The community Police know every nuke and cranny in the community, and the people.

    “We will employ such strategies to ensure security without which there will not be meaningful achievement and development,” Duya said.

    Also, Hayatudeen Makarfi, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) candidate, said the party had an existing template that was perfected in 1979 to 1983. He said their core areas of priority was social justice, economy and .

    According to him, the reason people feel maginalised and disenfranchised results from decay and failure of the social system.

    “We will ensure quick dispensation of justice, decongestion of prison, and administration of justice in the courts by automating the state judicial Institutions,” he said.

    Regarding security, Makarfi said they would not approach the problem from defence perspective, but through the cause.

    “The challenge is not fighting terrorists with bullets, it is how we can engage, dialogue with them and find a way of reintegrating them to the society. 


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State Mr Ahmed Ammani has assured political parties that the command would provide a hitch free coverage for election campaigns in the state The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has officially signified in its timetable of commencement of election campaigns nationwide on Sept 28 This assurance is contained in a statement issued on behalf of the commissioner by the state s Police Public Relations Officer DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Sunday in Enugu The commissioner said this duriing an interactive closed door meeting with leaders of political parties in the state at the Command Headquarters in Enugu He sought for the cooperation and support of the political parties as the command worked vigorously to ensure political activities and the elections proper were carried out in a peaceful and secured atmosphere I am reassuring you party leaders of this Command s commitment to provide security for your activities across the board during the forthcoming campaign period I however urge you to ensure that you give the police prior notice of your activities to aid appropriate police actions to curtail untoward occurrences I will also wish to remind you that politics is never a do or die affair Hence your political parties and supporters should eschew all forms of political bitterness and rancour as well as desist from acts capable of breaching public peace Ndukwe quoted the commissioner as saying Responding the party leaders lauded the Commissioner s foresight in convening the meeting and assured him of their commitment to adhere to extant laws on political parties activities before during and after the general elections They however requested for a level playing ground to allow all the political parties to smoothly carry out their legitimate activities The commissioner was joined in the meeting by his lieutenants The political parties represented included Accord Party AP Action Alliance AA Action Congress AC Action Democratic Party ADP African Alliance Congress AAC and African Democratic Congress ADC Others were All Progressives Congress APC and All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA All Progressives Party APP Allied Peoples Movement APM and Boot Party BP The rest were Labour Party LP National Rescue Movement NRM New Nigeria People s Party NNPP People s Redemption Party PRP Social Democratic Party SDP and Young Progressive Party YPP NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu CP assures political parties of hitch-free election campaign
     The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State Mr Ahmed Ammani has assured political parties that the command would provide a hitch free coverage for election campaigns in the state The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has officially signified in its timetable of commencement of election campaigns nationwide on Sept 28 This assurance is contained in a statement issued on behalf of the commissioner by the state s Police Public Relations Officer DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Sunday in Enugu The commissioner said this duriing an interactive closed door meeting with leaders of political parties in the state at the Command Headquarters in Enugu He sought for the cooperation and support of the political parties as the command worked vigorously to ensure political activities and the elections proper were carried out in a peaceful and secured atmosphere I am reassuring you party leaders of this Command s commitment to provide security for your activities across the board during the forthcoming campaign period I however urge you to ensure that you give the police prior notice of your activities to aid appropriate police actions to curtail untoward occurrences I will also wish to remind you that politics is never a do or die affair Hence your political parties and supporters should eschew all forms of political bitterness and rancour as well as desist from acts capable of breaching public peace Ndukwe quoted the commissioner as saying Responding the party leaders lauded the Commissioner s foresight in convening the meeting and assured him of their commitment to adhere to extant laws on political parties activities before during and after the general elections They however requested for a level playing ground to allow all the political parties to smoothly carry out their legitimate activities The commissioner was joined in the meeting by his lieutenants The political parties represented included Accord Party AP Action Alliance AA Action Congress AC Action Democratic Party ADP African Alliance Congress AAC and African Democratic Congress ADC Others were All Progressives Congress APC and All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA All Progressives Party APP Allied Peoples Movement APM and Boot Party BP The rest were Labour Party LP National Rescue Movement NRM New Nigeria People s Party NNPP People s Redemption Party PRP Social Democratic Party SDP and Young Progressive Party YPP NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu CP assures political parties of hitch-free election campaign
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    Enugu CP assures political parties of hitch-free election campaign

    The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Ammani, has assured political parties that the command would provide  a hitch-free coverage for election campaigns in the state.  

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially signified in its timetable of commencement of election campaigns nationwide on Sept. 28.   This assurance is contained in a statement issued on behalf of the commissioner by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday in Enugu.  

    The commissioner said this duriing an interactive closed door meeting with leaders of political parties in the state at the Command Headquarters in Enugu.  

    He sought for the cooperation and support of the political parties, as the command worked vigorously to ensure political activities and the elections proper were carried out in a peaceful and secured atmosphere.  

    “I am reassuring you (party leaders) of this Command’s commitment to provide security for your activities across the board during the forthcoming campaign period.  

    “I, however, urge you to ensure that you give the police prior notice of your activities to aid appropriate police actions, to curtail untoward occurrences.  

    “I will also wish to remind you that politics is never a do-or-die affair.

    ”     “Hence, your political parties and supporters should eschew all forms of political bitterness and rancour as well as desist from acts capable of breaching public peace,” Ndukwe quoted the commissioner as saying.  

    Responding, the party leaders lauded the Commissioner’s foresight in convening the meeting and assured him of their commitment to adhere to extant laws on political parties’ activities before, during and after the general elections.  

    They, however, requested for a level playing ground to allow all the political parties to smoothly carry out their legitimate activities.  

    The commissioner was joined in the meeting by his lieutenants.  

    The political parties represented included Accord Party (AP), Action Alliance (AA), Action Congress (AC), Action Democratic Party (ADP), African Alliance Congress (AAC) and African Democratic Congress (ADC).  

    Others were All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), All Progressives Party (APP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and Boot Party (BP).  

    The rest were Labour Party (LP), National Rescue Movement (NRM), New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP).


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  •  A Federal High Court FHC Abuja on Wednesday ordered Kola Abiola the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party PRP to be served with documents filed in a suit seeking his nullification at the party s Headquarters in Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order after Wilson Ivara the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola which was not opposed by Juliet Anyata lawyer to PRP Madam Patience Ndidi Key a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP s presidential candidate Key in an originating summons marked 10012022 also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election The plaintiff had sued the party Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC as 1st 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively When the matter came up for mention Ivara informed that he had a motion ex parte seeking leave of the court to serve the originating summons notice of amendment and other processes on the 2nd defendant Abiola by substituted service through pasting them at the PRP National Headquarters located at No 8 Ogabi Street Garki 2 Abuja He also sought an order deeming the service of all the court papers by substituted means on Abiola as valid and proper service He said the motion was dated and filed on Sept 2 After it was not opposed by Anyata Justice Mohammed granted the application as prayed We shall be asking for a date to enable us serve all the parties in the matter Ivara said But Anyata told the court that she also has a motion on notice seeking to regularise their application I have been able to serve the plaintiff and INEC she said She described the motion as an harmless application The motion sought an order extending the time within which PRP was to file its Memorandum of Conditional Appearance in line with FHC Practice Direction same being out of time The judge however asked her if Abiola the 2nd defendant had been served and she responded in the negative Justice Mohammed who said all parties in a suit must be served with any motion before it can be moved except if it is a motion ex parte refused to grant the lawyer s request He adjourned the matter until Oct 11 for further mention and directed that hearing notices be issued to 2nd and 3rd defendants NAN reports that neither Abiola nor INEC was represented in court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Court orders substituted service of documents on PRP presidential candidate, Kola Abiola
     A Federal High Court FHC Abuja on Wednesday ordered Kola Abiola the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party PRP to be served with documents filed in a suit seeking his nullification at the party s Headquarters in Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order after Wilson Ivara the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola which was not opposed by Juliet Anyata lawyer to PRP Madam Patience Ndidi Key a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP s presidential candidate Key in an originating summons marked 10012022 also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election The plaintiff had sued the party Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC as 1st 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively When the matter came up for mention Ivara informed that he had a motion ex parte seeking leave of the court to serve the originating summons notice of amendment and other processes on the 2nd defendant Abiola by substituted service through pasting them at the PRP National Headquarters located at No 8 Ogabi Street Garki 2 Abuja He also sought an order deeming the service of all the court papers by substituted means on Abiola as valid and proper service He said the motion was dated and filed on Sept 2 After it was not opposed by Anyata Justice Mohammed granted the application as prayed We shall be asking for a date to enable us serve all the parties in the matter Ivara said But Anyata told the court that she also has a motion on notice seeking to regularise their application I have been able to serve the plaintiff and INEC she said She described the motion as an harmless application The motion sought an order extending the time within which PRP was to file its Memorandum of Conditional Appearance in line with FHC Practice Direction same being out of time The judge however asked her if Abiola the 2nd defendant had been served and she responded in the negative Justice Mohammed who said all parties in a suit must be served with any motion before it can be moved except if it is a motion ex parte refused to grant the lawyer s request He adjourned the matter until Oct 11 for further mention and directed that hearing notices be issued to 2nd and 3rd defendants NAN reports that neither Abiola nor INEC was represented in court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Court orders substituted service of documents on PRP presidential candidate, Kola Abiola
    General news3 weeks ago

    2023: Court orders substituted service of documents on PRP presidential candidate, Kola Abiola

    A Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered Kola Abiola, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to be served with documents filed in a suit seeking his nullification at the party’s Headquarters in Abuja.

    Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order after Wilson Ivara, the lead counsel for the plaintiff, moved an ex-parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola which was not opposed by Juliet Anyata, lawyer to PRP.

    Madam Patience Ndidi Key, a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party, had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP’s presidential candidate.

    Key, in an originating summons marked 10012022, also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

    The plaintiff had sued the party, Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively.

    When the matter came up for mention, Ivara informed that he had a motion ex-parte seeking leave of the court to serve the originating summons, notice of amendment and other processes on the 2nd defendant (Abiola) by substituted service, through pasting them at the PRP National Headquarters located at No. 8, Ogabi Street, Garki 2, Abuja.

    He also sought an order deeming the service of all the court papers by substituted means on Abiola as valid and proper service.

    He said the motion was dated and filed on Sept 2.After it was not opposed by Anyata, Justice Mohammed granted the application as prayed.

    “We shall be asking for a date to enable us serve all the parties in the matter,” Ivara saidBut Anyata told the court that she also has a motion on notice seeking to regularise their application.

    “I have been able to serve the plaintiff and INEC,” she said.

    She described the motion as an harmless application.

    The motion sought an order extending the time within which PRP was to file its Memorandum of Conditional Appearance in line with FHC Practice Direction same  being out of time.

    The judge, however, asked her if Abiola (the 2nd defendant) had been served and she responded in the negative.

    Justice Mohammed, who said all parties in a suit must be served with any motion before “it can be moved except if it is a motion ex-parte,” refused to grant the lawyer’s request.

    He adjourned the matter until Oct 11 for further mention and directed that hearing notices be issued to 2nd and 3rd defendants .

    NAN reports that neither Abiola nor INEC was represented in court.


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  •  Prof Attahiru Jega former INEC chairman and leader of People s Redemption Party PRP has urged women and youths to be agents of peace to ensure rancor free 2023 general elections Jega gave the charge on Sunday while commissioning the PRP Youth and Women Wing office in Birnin Kebbi the capital of Kebbi He said the call became imperative in view of the critical role played by youth and women in the democratic processes The ex INEC boss urged them to always put the interest of the state and the nation in their minds while taking decisions toward the forthcoming general elections Jega encouraged them to stand on their feet and refuse to be used by selfish politicians to cause confusion before during and after the general elections While thanking the youth and women for their efforts in rescueing the state and nation at large Jega urged members of the party to redouble efforts toward the success of the party for the benefit of the state and the country at large Earlier the governorship candidate of the party in the state Alhaji Abubakar Udu Idris said that if elected he would introduce an open door government policy transparency and accountability He promised to prioritise provision of infrastructure and ensure creation of job opportunities for women and youth across the state In her remarks the Chairperson of Women and Youth Wing of the party in the state Hajiya Hajara Mai Kurata said the essence of the office was to ensure total support for the party to pave way for its succes at the polls come 2023 She assured that the office would be put to good use to not only stand the test of time but also to ensure that its desired goals and objectives were achieved NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Ex-INEC boss, Jega charges youths, women to be agents of peace
     Prof Attahiru Jega former INEC chairman and leader of People s Redemption Party PRP has urged women and youths to be agents of peace to ensure rancor free 2023 general elections Jega gave the charge on Sunday while commissioning the PRP Youth and Women Wing office in Birnin Kebbi the capital of Kebbi He said the call became imperative in view of the critical role played by youth and women in the democratic processes The ex INEC boss urged them to always put the interest of the state and the nation in their minds while taking decisions toward the forthcoming general elections Jega encouraged them to stand on their feet and refuse to be used by selfish politicians to cause confusion before during and after the general elections While thanking the youth and women for their efforts in rescueing the state and nation at large Jega urged members of the party to redouble efforts toward the success of the party for the benefit of the state and the country at large Earlier the governorship candidate of the party in the state Alhaji Abubakar Udu Idris said that if elected he would introduce an open door government policy transparency and accountability He promised to prioritise provision of infrastructure and ensure creation of job opportunities for women and youth across the state In her remarks the Chairperson of Women and Youth Wing of the party in the state Hajiya Hajara Mai Kurata said the essence of the office was to ensure total support for the party to pave way for its succes at the polls come 2023 She assured that the office would be put to good use to not only stand the test of time but also to ensure that its desired goals and objectives were achieved NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Ex-INEC boss, Jega charges youths, women to be agents of peace
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    2023: Ex-INEC boss, Jega charges youths, women to be agents of peace

    Prof. Attahiru Jega,  former INEC chairman and leader of People’s Redemption Party (PRP), has urged  women and  youths to be agents of peace to ensure rancor -free 2023 general elections.

    Jega gave the charge on Sunday while commissioning the PRP Youth and Women Wing office in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi.

    He said the call became imperative in view of the critical role played by youth and women in the democratic processes.

    The ex-INEC boss urged them to always put the interest of the state and the nation in their minds while taking decisions toward the forthcoming general elections.

    Jega encouraged them to stand on their feet and refuse  to be used by selfish politicians to cause confusion before, during and after the general elections.

    While thanking the youth and women for their efforts in rescueing the state and nation at large, Jega urged members of the party to redouble efforts toward the success of the party for the benefit of the state and the country at large.

    Earlier, the governorship candidate of the party in the state,  Alhaji Abubakar Udu-Idris said that if elected, he would introduce an open door government policy, transparency and accountability.

    He promised to prioritise provision of infrastructure and ensure creation of job opportunities for women and youth across the state.

    In her remarks, the Chairperson of Women and Youth Wing of the party in the state,  Hajiya Hajara Mai-Kurata said the essence of the office was to ensure total support for the party to pave way for its succes at the polls come 2023.She assured that the office would be put to good use to not only stand the test of time but also to ensure that its  desired goals and objectives were achieved.


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  •   The Ogun Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party PRP Prof David Bamgbose is dead Bamgbose a Professor of Education succumbed on Friday night at the Sacred Heart Hospital Abeokuta while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment His death has been confirmed by his personal assistant Mr Oduntan Olayemi The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Bamgbose was unveiled in Abeokuta las Saturday as the PRP s governorship candidate by the Mr Samson Ogunsanya the party chair He was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP before he stepped down for Mr Ladi Adebutu who later emerged the party s candidate Olayemi explained that Bamgbose who had on Thursday complained of tiredness was taken to a private hospital from where he was referred to the Federal Medical Central FMC Abeokuta He complained of tiredness yesterday Thursday and we decided to take him to a hospital around Olomoore where we were referred to the FMC for further checks We opted for the hospital at Lantoro area because of the urgency of the case and he was admitted at the Emergency Ward where he was administered oxygen till today Friday I got back to the hospital this morning and I met him breathing too fast and heavy It was at where I went to get him some prescribed medication when I got a call that he had passed on Olayemi said Bamgbose left behind a his wife and six children nannewsngr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ogun PRP Gov. candidate, Bamgbose, dies a week after declaration
      The Ogun Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party PRP Prof David Bamgbose is dead Bamgbose a Professor of Education succumbed on Friday night at the Sacred Heart Hospital Abeokuta while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment His death has been confirmed by his personal assistant Mr Oduntan Olayemi The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Bamgbose was unveiled in Abeokuta las Saturday as the PRP s governorship candidate by the Mr Samson Ogunsanya the party chair He was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP before he stepped down for Mr Ladi Adebutu who later emerged the party s candidate Olayemi explained that Bamgbose who had on Thursday complained of tiredness was taken to a private hospital from where he was referred to the Federal Medical Central FMC Abeokuta He complained of tiredness yesterday Thursday and we decided to take him to a hospital around Olomoore where we were referred to the FMC for further checks We opted for the hospital at Lantoro area because of the urgency of the case and he was admitted at the Emergency Ward where he was administered oxygen till today Friday I got back to the hospital this morning and I met him breathing too fast and heavy It was at where I went to get him some prescribed medication when I got a call that he had passed on Olayemi said Bamgbose left behind a his wife and six children nannewsngr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ogun PRP Gov. candidate, Bamgbose, dies a week after declaration
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    Ogun PRP Gov. candidate, Bamgbose, dies a week after declaration

     The Ogun Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Prof. David Bamgbose, is dead.

    Bamgbose, a Professor of Education, succumbed on Friday night at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Abeokuta, while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

    His death has been confirmed by his personal assistant,  Mr Oduntan Olayemi.

    The News Agency of Nigeria   recalls that Bamgbose was unveiled in Abeokuta las Saturday as the  PRP’s governorship candidate by the, Mr Samson Ogunsanya, the party chair.

    He was a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before he stepped down for Mr Ladi Adebutu who later emerged the party’s candidate.

    Olayemi explained that Bamgbose, who had on Thursday complained of tiredness, was taken to a private hospital from where he was referred to the Federal Medical Central (FMC), Abeokuta.

    “He complained of tiredness yesterday (Thursday) and we decided to take him to a hospital around Olomoore where we were referred to the FMC for further checks.

    “We opted for the hospital at Lantoro area because of the urgency of the case and he was admitted at the Emergency Ward where he was administered oxygen till today (Friday).

    “I got back to the hospital this morning and I met him breathing too fast and heavy.

    “It was at where I went to get him some prescribed medication when I got a call that he had passed on, ” Olayemi said.

    Bamgbose left behind a his wife and six children.  

    (nannewsngr.


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  •  Mr Hayatuddeen Makarfi the People s Redemption Party PRP Governotship Candidate in Kaduna State has promised to adopt root cause approach to tackle insecurity if he emerges as the State Governor in 2023 Makarfi made the promise on Wednesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna Makarfi noted that the best way to nip insecurity and insurgency in the bud was not to fight its effects but adopt measures to address the root causes There was a time we lived together in love and respected each other at that time religion was not a basis or criteria for relationships but was based on love compassion and empathy The approach to tackle the menace is ideological and not a face to face fight Ideological wars are won when you go back to the root causes sit on the table to dialogue and reach compromises that would be beneficial to everyone Makarfi added The candidate also promised to adopt an all inclusive governance to end the existing divide across the ethno religious affiliations in the state The PRP government will employ bottom to top approach to governance and by this everyone in Kaduna will know that government is of the people by the people and for the people We will bring people that are not there for themselves but for the people irrespective of party affiliations The PRP has a template of credibility pedigree and capacity to take Kaduna State from where we are to where we ought to be in 21st century civilisation and an economic hob of West Africa Makarfi said Makarfi a professional Quantity Surveyor had served in various capacities in the present administration of Gov Nasir El Rufai as Special Assistant on Due Process and Assistant General Manager Operations at the Kaduna State Public Works Agency between 2015 and 2016 nanmews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PRP governorship candidate promises “root-cause” approach to end insecurity
     Mr Hayatuddeen Makarfi the People s Redemption Party PRP Governotship Candidate in Kaduna State has promised to adopt root cause approach to tackle insecurity if he emerges as the State Governor in 2023 Makarfi made the promise on Wednesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna Makarfi noted that the best way to nip insecurity and insurgency in the bud was not to fight its effects but adopt measures to address the root causes There was a time we lived together in love and respected each other at that time religion was not a basis or criteria for relationships but was based on love compassion and empathy The approach to tackle the menace is ideological and not a face to face fight Ideological wars are won when you go back to the root causes sit on the table to dialogue and reach compromises that would be beneficial to everyone Makarfi added The candidate also promised to adopt an all inclusive governance to end the existing divide across the ethno religious affiliations in the state The PRP government will employ bottom to top approach to governance and by this everyone in Kaduna will know that government is of the people by the people and for the people We will bring people that are not there for themselves but for the people irrespective of party affiliations The PRP has a template of credibility pedigree and capacity to take Kaduna State from where we are to where we ought to be in 21st century civilisation and an economic hob of West Africa Makarfi said Makarfi a professional Quantity Surveyor had served in various capacities in the present administration of Gov Nasir El Rufai as Special Assistant on Due Process and Assistant General Manager Operations at the Kaduna State Public Works Agency between 2015 and 2016 nanmews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PRP governorship candidate promises “root-cause” approach to end insecurity
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    PRP governorship candidate promises “root-cause” approach to end insecurity

    Mr Hayatuddeen Makarfi, the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) Governotship Candidate in Kaduna State, has promised to adopt “root-cause” approach to tackle insecurity if he emerges as the State Governor in 2023. Makarfi made the promise on Wednesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.Makarfi noted that the best way to nip insecurity and insurgency in the bud was not to fight its effects, but adopt measures to address the root causes.“There was a time we lived together in love and respected each other, at that time, religion was not a basis or criteria for relationships, but was based on love, compassion and empathy.“The approach to tackle the menace is ideological and not a face-to-face fight.“Ideological wars are won when you go back to the root causes, sit on the table to dialogue and reach compromises that would be beneficial to everyone,” Makarfi added.The candidate also promised to adopt an all inclusive governance to end the existing divide across the ethno-religious affiliations in the state.“The PRP government will employ bottom-to-top approach to governance and by this, everyone in Kaduna will know that government is of the people, by the people and for the people.“We will bring people that are not there for themselves, but for the people, irrespective of party affiliations.“The PRP has a template of credibility, pedigree and capacity to take Kaduna State from where we are to where we ought to be in 21st century civilisation and an economic hob of West Africa,” Makarfi said.Makarfi, a professional Quantity Surveyor, had served in various capacities in the present administration of Gov. Nasir El-Rufai as Special Assistant on Due Process and Assistant General Manager Operations, at the Kaduna State Public Works Agency between 2015 and 2016. nanmews.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The unexpected happened in Ogun on Friday as loyalists of progressives politicians defected to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP The defectors were loyalists of former Gov Segun Osoba former Gov Ibikunle Amosun and sitting Gov Dapo Abiodun Other decampees to the PDP resigned their membership of the Labour Party LP the Allied Peoples Movement APM the Peoples Redemption Party PRP the Social Democratic Party SDP and the African Democratic Congress ADC They declared support for the governorship candidate of PDP in the state Mr Ladi Adebutu The decampees were received amid funfair at the PDP secretariat in Abeokuta by the State Chairman Mr Sikirulai Ogundele Adebutu and other leaders of the PDP in the state The decampees were led by a former Deputy Speaker of the state s House of Assembly Mr Tola Banjo from Amosun s group Saka Ahmed from Osoba s group and Yinka Asaye from Gov Abiodun s group Other decampees were the governorship candidate of LP at the 2019 election Mrs Modupe Sanyaolu and former councillors in the Amosun led administration between 2016 and 2019 Handing over the PDP flag to the decampees Ogundele assured them that they would not regret joining the PDP In his remarks PDP s deputy governorship candidate for 2023 Abdulkabir Akinlade said the PDP would defeat the APC in 2023 and also send it to its early retirement in Ogun On his part Adebutu said that he would tackle insecurity unemployment bad roads and ensure provision of quality healthcare in the state Adebutu urged aggrieved members of the APC and members of other opposition parties to join the PDP in defeating APC at the next election He assured the decampees of fairness saying everyone has equal rights in the PDP NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC loyalists, others defect to PDP in Ogun
     The unexpected happened in Ogun on Friday as loyalists of progressives politicians defected to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP The defectors were loyalists of former Gov Segun Osoba former Gov Ibikunle Amosun and sitting Gov Dapo Abiodun Other decampees to the PDP resigned their membership of the Labour Party LP the Allied Peoples Movement APM the Peoples Redemption Party PRP the Social Democratic Party SDP and the African Democratic Congress ADC They declared support for the governorship candidate of PDP in the state Mr Ladi Adebutu The decampees were received amid funfair at the PDP secretariat in Abeokuta by the State Chairman Mr Sikirulai Ogundele Adebutu and other leaders of the PDP in the state The decampees were led by a former Deputy Speaker of the state s House of Assembly Mr Tola Banjo from Amosun s group Saka Ahmed from Osoba s group and Yinka Asaye from Gov Abiodun s group Other decampees were the governorship candidate of LP at the 2019 election Mrs Modupe Sanyaolu and former councillors in the Amosun led administration between 2016 and 2019 Handing over the PDP flag to the decampees Ogundele assured them that they would not regret joining the PDP In his remarks PDP s deputy governorship candidate for 2023 Abdulkabir Akinlade said the PDP would defeat the APC in 2023 and also send it to its early retirement in Ogun On his part Adebutu said that he would tackle insecurity unemployment bad roads and ensure provision of quality healthcare in the state Adebutu urged aggrieved members of the APC and members of other opposition parties to join the PDP in defeating APC at the next election He assured the decampees of fairness saying everyone has equal rights in the PDP NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC loyalists, others defect to PDP in Ogun
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    APC loyalists, others defect to PDP in Ogun

    The unexpected happened in Ogun on Friday as loyalists of progressives politicians defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    The defectors were loyalists of former Gov. Segun Osoba, former Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, and sitting Gov. Dapo Abiodun.

    Other decampees to the PDP resigned their membership of the Labour Party (LP), the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

    They declared support for the governorship candidate of PDP in the state, Mr Ladi Adebutu.

    The decampees were received amid funfair at the PDP secretariat in Abeokuta by the State Chairman, Mr Sikirulai Ogundele, Adebutu and other leaders of the PDP in the state.

    The decampees were led by a former Deputy Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Mr Tola Banjo from Amosun’s group; Saka Ahmed from Osoba’s group and Yinka Asaye from Gov. Abiodun’s group.

    Other decampees were the governorship candidate of LP at the 2019 election, Mrs Modupe Sanyaolu and former councillors in the Amosun-led administration between 2016 and 2019. Handing over the PDP flag to the decampees, Ogundele assured them that they would not regret joining the PDP.

    In his remarks, PDP’s deputy governorship candidate for 2023, Abdulkabir Akinlade said the PDP would defeat the APC in 2023 and also send it to its early retirement in Ogun. On his part, Adebutu said that he would tackle insecurity, unemployment, bad roads and ensure provision of quality healthcare in the state.

    Adebutu urged aggrieved members of the APC and members of other opposition parties to join the PDP in defeating APC at the next election.

    He assured the decampees of fairness, saying “everyone has equal rights in the PDP.

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  •  APC and PDP Presidential Candidates Sen Bola Tinubu and ex Vice President Atiku Abubakar respectively are expected to feature in the forthcoming National Unity Polo Tournament in Keffi Nasarawa State The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the four day event is being organised by Keffi Polo Ranch supported by Heritage Bank The polo tournament is expected to bring together other political gladiators royal fathers and captains of industry in the country Founder and promoter of the Ranch Mr Ahmed Wadada made the disclosure in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja Wadada explained that the tournament scheduled to hold on Sept 8 to 11 would serve as a veritable platform that will deepen understanding among the presidential candidates of all the political parties and their running mates This Wadada said was with a view to ensuring rancour free campaigns for the 2023 General Elections He said already the political atmosphere in the country is charged ahead of the commencement of campaigns by all presidential candidates It might hot up in the next couple of months hence the need for the tournament in order to douse tension in the political space Wadada who is also the Social Democratic Party SDP Senatorial candidate for Nasarawa West appealed to politicians to shun provocative and inciting statements in the course of campaigns which could trigger election violence For those of us that are politicians we must avoid provocative statements we must avoid threatening ourselves It is saddening that we make statements that are provocative and the younger ones are listening to us he said Wadada who revealed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would serve as a Special Guest of honour at the tournament solicited the cooperation of all political actors in the country He said this is to achieve non violent political atmosphere before during and after the forthcoming 2023 General Elections Similarly the former lawmaker said that the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III will feature as the Royal Father during the tournament He said also expected at the event were the President of Senate Sen Ahmed Lawal Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and other notable personalities in the country Wadada said The tournament will bring together presidential flag bearers of all the political parties and other political gladiators across the country I have reached out to Tinubu and Atiku and they have promised to participate alongside with their running mates We have also extended invitation to the Labour Party s Presidential Candidate Mr Peter Obi the Presidential candidate of New Nigeria People s Party NNPP Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso the Presidential candidate of Action Alliance AA retired Maj Hamza Al Mustapha Others are Mr Kola Abiola of People s Redemption Party PRP and the Social Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Prince Adewole Adebayo It s gratifying to say that all of them have agreed to fully grace in the national unity Polo Tournament Similarly Wadada disclosed that the Emirs of Kano Zazzau Bida Bauchi Gombe Minna Ooni of Ife Obi of Onitsha Olu of Warri and all royal fathers in Nasarawa State have also promised to grace the tournament He expressed optimism that the tournament which will be hosted by Gov Abdullahi Sule would strengthen national cohesion and ensure violence free free campaigns in the country This according to him will further educate electorate and party supporters to eschew violence and embrace peace before during and after the elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Tinubu, Atiku, others to feature in Keffi polo tournament- Wadada
     APC and PDP Presidential Candidates Sen Bola Tinubu and ex Vice President Atiku Abubakar respectively are expected to feature in the forthcoming National Unity Polo Tournament in Keffi Nasarawa State The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the four day event is being organised by Keffi Polo Ranch supported by Heritage Bank The polo tournament is expected to bring together other political gladiators royal fathers and captains of industry in the country Founder and promoter of the Ranch Mr Ahmed Wadada made the disclosure in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja Wadada explained that the tournament scheduled to hold on Sept 8 to 11 would serve as a veritable platform that will deepen understanding among the presidential candidates of all the political parties and their running mates This Wadada said was with a view to ensuring rancour free campaigns for the 2023 General Elections He said already the political atmosphere in the country is charged ahead of the commencement of campaigns by all presidential candidates It might hot up in the next couple of months hence the need for the tournament in order to douse tension in the political space Wadada who is also the Social Democratic Party SDP Senatorial candidate for Nasarawa West appealed to politicians to shun provocative and inciting statements in the course of campaigns which could trigger election violence For those of us that are politicians we must avoid provocative statements we must avoid threatening ourselves It is saddening that we make statements that are provocative and the younger ones are listening to us he said Wadada who revealed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would serve as a Special Guest of honour at the tournament solicited the cooperation of all political actors in the country He said this is to achieve non violent political atmosphere before during and after the forthcoming 2023 General Elections Similarly the former lawmaker said that the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III will feature as the Royal Father during the tournament He said also expected at the event were the President of Senate Sen Ahmed Lawal Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and other notable personalities in the country Wadada said The tournament will bring together presidential flag bearers of all the political parties and other political gladiators across the country I have reached out to Tinubu and Atiku and they have promised to participate alongside with their running mates We have also extended invitation to the Labour Party s Presidential Candidate Mr Peter Obi the Presidential candidate of New Nigeria People s Party NNPP Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso the Presidential candidate of Action Alliance AA retired Maj Hamza Al Mustapha Others are Mr Kola Abiola of People s Redemption Party PRP and the Social Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Prince Adewole Adebayo It s gratifying to say that all of them have agreed to fully grace in the national unity Polo Tournament Similarly Wadada disclosed that the Emirs of Kano Zazzau Bida Bauchi Gombe Minna Ooni of Ife Obi of Onitsha Olu of Warri and all royal fathers in Nasarawa State have also promised to grace the tournament He expressed optimism that the tournament which will be hosted by Gov Abdullahi Sule would strengthen national cohesion and ensure violence free free campaigns in the country This according to him will further educate electorate and party supporters to eschew violence and embrace peace before during and after the elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Tinubu, Atiku, others to feature in Keffi polo tournament- Wadada
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    2023: Tinubu, Atiku, others to feature in Keffi polo tournament- Wadada

    APC and PDP Presidential Candidates, Sen. Bola Tinubu and ex-Vice- President, Atiku Abubakar, respectively, are expected to feature in the forthcoming National Unity Polo Tournament, in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the four-day event is being organised by Keffi Polo Ranch, supported by Heritage Bank. The polo tournament is expected to bring together other political gladiators, royal fathers and captains of industry in the country.

    Founder and promoter of the Ranch, Mr Ahmed Wadada, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Wadada explained that the tournament scheduled to hold on Sept. 8 to 11, would serve as a veritable platform that will deepen understanding among the presidential candidates of all the political parties and their  running mates.

    This, Wadada said, was with a view to ensuring rancour-free campaigns for the 2023 General Elections.

    He said, ”already the political atmosphere in the country is charged ahead of the commencement of campaigns by all presidential candidates.

    ”It might hot up in the next couple of months, hence the need for the tournament in order to douse tension in the political space.

    ” Wadada, who is also the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Senatorial candidate for Nasarawa West, appealed to politicians to shun provocative and inciting statements in the course of campaigns, which could trigger election violence.

    ” For those of us that are politicians, we must avoid provocative statements, we must avoid threatening ourselves.

    ”It is saddening that we make statements that are provocative and the younger ones are listening to us,” he said.

    Wadada, who revealed that Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo would serve as a Special Guest of honour at the tournament, solicited the cooperation of all political actors in the country.

    He said,” this is to achieve non-violent political atmosphere before, during and after the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

    ” Similarly, the former lawmaker, said that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III will feature as the Royal Father during the tournament.

    He said also expected at the event were the President of Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawal, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and other notable personalities in the country Wadada said: ” The tournament will bring together presidential flag bearers of all the political parties and other political gladiators across the country.

    ” I have reached out to Tinubu and Atiku and they have promised to participate alongside with their running mates.

    ” We have also extended invitation to the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Presidential candidate of Action Alliance (AA), retired Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha.

    ”Others are Mr Kola Abiola of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) and the Social Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo.

    ” It’s gratifying to say that all of them have agreed to fully grace in the national unity Polo Tournament.

    ” Similarly, Wadada disclosed that the Emirs of Kano, Zazzau, Bida, Bauchi, Gombe, Minna, Ooni of Ife, Obi of Onitsha, Olu of Warri and all royal fathers in Nasarawa State, have also promised to grace the tournament.

    He expressed optimism that the tournament which will be hosted by Gov. Abdullahi Sule, would strengthen national cohesion and ensure violence-free free campaigns in the country.

    This, according to him, will further educate electorate and party supporters to eschew violence and embrace peace, before, during and after the elections.


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  •  A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Benue Mr Philip Wuhe has defected to the Peoples Redemption Party PRP Wuhe said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi He said that he left the party because it did not give him fair treatment in spite of his numerous contributions to its development I wanted to contest for the state House of election on the platform of the PDP because I was favoured by zoning Unfortunately the zoning arrangement was later manipulated in favour of someone from Mbakaange ward of Vandeikya Local Government Area LGA It is because of this that I was compelled to seek for an alternative platform to enable me actualise my political ambition Wuhe said He expressed optimism that he would win the Tiev state house of assembly election in 2023 because he has the support of his people I am a man of the people I interact with them freely regardless of party affiliation as such they are willing to work relentlessly for my success I personally constructed classroom blocks for so many schools within my constituency Tiev to be precise I also built Churches and opened up feeder roads All these I did for my people years back without thinking of contesting election someday he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Benue PDP chieftain defects to PRP
     A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Benue Mr Philip Wuhe has defected to the Peoples Redemption Party PRP Wuhe said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi He said that he left the party because it did not give him fair treatment in spite of his numerous contributions to its development I wanted to contest for the state House of election on the platform of the PDP because I was favoured by zoning Unfortunately the zoning arrangement was later manipulated in favour of someone from Mbakaange ward of Vandeikya Local Government Area LGA It is because of this that I was compelled to seek for an alternative platform to enable me actualise my political ambition Wuhe said He expressed optimism that he would win the Tiev state house of assembly election in 2023 because he has the support of his people I am a man of the people I interact with them freely regardless of party affiliation as such they are willing to work relentlessly for my success I personally constructed classroom blocks for so many schools within my constituency Tiev to be precise I also built Churches and opened up feeder roads All these I did for my people years back without thinking of contesting election someday he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Benue PDP chieftain defects to PRP
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    Benue PDP chieftain defects to PRP

    A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue, Mr Philip Wuhe, has defected to the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

    Wuhe said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi.

    He said that he left the party because it did not give him fair treatment in spite of his numerous contributions to its development.

    “I wanted to contest for the state House of election on the platform of the PDP because I was favoured by zoning.

    “Unfortunately, the zoning arrangement was later manipulated in favour of someone from Mbakaange ward of Vandeikya Local Government Area (LGA).

    “It is because of this that I was compelled to seek for an alternative platform to enable me actualise my political ambition,” Wuhe said.

    He expressed optimism that he would win the Tiev state house of assembly election in 2023, because he has the support of his people.

    “I am a man of the people.

    I interact with them freely regardless of party affiliation, as such they are willing to work relentlessly for my success.

    “I personally constructed classroom blocks for so many schools within my constituency, Tiev to be precise.

    “I also built Churches and opened up feeder roads.

    All these I did for my people years back without thinking of contesting election someday,” he said.


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