Salihu Tanko- Yakasai, governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in Kano State, has promised the people of the state better dividends of democracy, if he wins the 2023 general election.
Yakasai, who served as Special Adviser, Media to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, said this on Friday while officially declaring his intention to contest the governorship seat of the state in Kano.
He said if given the opportunity, his administration would put the state on a prosperous projector for its rapid development.
Yakassai said his decision to join the race for the race was borne out of his commitment and desire to “place the state on the path of prosperity’’.
“In 2023, Kano needs a vibrant and ambitious leader, one who does not see any boundaries when it comes to the heights we can attain. We need one who understands the peculiarities of the state and is deeply immersed in it.
“We need a leader who has the right exposure and understands the global outlook of the state.
“A leader that can place Kano on a prosperous trajectory, which will rapidly unleash the state’s enormous potential, and ensure it takes its rightful place in the committee of Nations is desired.
“Kano can be greater than every state in Nigeria and we ought to start looking at the state in comparison to other African countries.
“Assessing our statistics by population, we rank among the top 20 countries in Africa, ahead of other countries in terms of abundance of natural resources.
“We are equally among the leaders on the continent. Unfortunately, one factor that has held us back is our inability to grasp our full potentials.
“We view our state as simply the biggest in Northern Nigeria, and not the prospective continental giant it is. That is indeed a limitation. We have all it takes to become more than we currently are,” he added.
The aspirant noted that the foundation for the modern Kano State, which was first laid by the administration of Late Audu Bako, the first Military Administrator of the state, was a solid one, upon which all those that came after him built on.
“However, there is still room for improvement. Thus, it is imperative that we get it right in the next election circle, to expedite our development process.
“It is against this background that, after careful consideration, I humbly present myself to the great people of this beautiful state, for consideration for the position of Governor, on the platform of thehe PRP.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tanko Yakasai recently announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PRP.
A Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) presidential aspirant, Patience Key, has called on Muslims to use the Eid-el-Fitr period to pray for the restoration and unity of Nigeria, considering the myriad of challenges currently facing the country.Key, in her Eid-el-Fitr message issued on Monday in Abuja, called for special prayers for the leaders for God to give them the strength to live up to their responsibility of protecting the lives and property of Nigerians.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the presidential aspirant is a former Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), USA.According to her, that the collective prayers of Muslim Ummah for the country’s restoration, at this period, will enhance positive change and return to normalcy.While congratulating Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr, Key sued for peace, joy and prosperity, as the celebrations continued.(NAN)
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has described workers as the backbone of the nation, saying that workers should be recognized and celebrated.
The National Chairman of the PRP, Alhaji Falalu Bello, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday, to commemorate Workers’ Day.
Bello said that the resilience shown by Nigerian workers in the face of economic hardships, insecurity and other challenges bedeviling the nation was worth celebrating.
“PRP wishes to express gratitude and respect to all Nigerian workers on the occasion of this year’s Labour Day.
“PRP as the party of the masses, particularly workers, hold workers in high esteem in view of the fact that workers are a nation’s essential backbone and through them a nation can survive and prosper.
“Nigerian workers deserve to be appreciated and celebrated for giving their best, in spite of the unfavourable tough working condition.”
The party stalwart urged workers across the country to ensure they got registered in the ongoing voter’s registration to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
According to him, getting PVC and exercising your civic responsibility of casting your vote in the 2023 general elections is the only way to salvage Nigeria from the scourge of maladministration.
A Frontline Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) presidential aspirant, Patient Key, has urged Nigeria workers to be steadfast and deliberate in being part of the process to select leaders in the country.Key said in a statement she personally signed on Sunday in Abuja to celebrate Nigeria workers, that workers should be deliberate in being part of the process of selecting leaders in the country.The female aspirant said that when the right leaders, especially the executives,were elected into public offices, the challenges facing a nation would naturally be corrected.She said this was because the system would function properly with checks and balances as it should.Key, who commended Nigerian workers for their dedication to service, urged government to prioritise workers’ welfare alongside job security.The former Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), USA, said there would not be a country without workers.“A country is like a machine that needs to be operated and such operators are the workers; so a country will function properly when workers are proactive and their welfare taken care of.”(NAN)
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) says Nigerian workers deserve to be appreciated and celebrated for giving their best in spite of the unfavourable working environment they operate.
PRP National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello, in a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja said that the party expressed its gratitude and respect to all Nigerian workers on the occasion of this year’s Labour Day.
“PRP as the party of the masses. particularly workers, hold workers in high regard in view of the fact that workers are the nation’s essential backbone, as it is only because of them that the nation can survive and prosper.
“PRP uses this important occasion to extend its hand of partnership to the Nigerian workers so as to salvage Nigeria from the scourge of maladministration that the country has been witnessing,” he said. (www.nannws.ng)
Patience Key, former Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), has joined the presidential race by purchasing the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) expression of interest and nomination forms.
Key, who was speaking to newsmen shortly after obtaining her nomination forms at the party national secretariat on Thursday in Abuja, said that she would prioritise tackling insecurity, poverty and injustice.
She was accompanied to the party secretariat by her supporters from different states.
Key said that the three agenda were in line with PRP’s constitution and programmes.
“Number one is peace. Why I say peace is because with the chaotic situation we see ourselves, security is basic. To be able to gain peace, we need to look at the root causes of this problem.
“We need to put together structures to be able to tackle and erase poverty in our country through education, healthcare and building structures.”
Key, who was the first to obtain the party’s presidential nomination form, also pledged to address inequality in the country, especially gender bias facing women and marginalisation causing some parties in the country to be demanding for secession.
“The third one is wealth creation. A nation that does not produce anything cannot grow.
“Yes, we are the giant of Africa in terms of our population; the population alone is not going to make us what we need to be if we don’t produce; if we are not industrialised, if we don’t build capacity.
“I believe that the number one thing is wealth creation, building the potential because Nigerian has talents.
“We have great population and with our population, we do not need other country to survive. We just need to do the right thing and so on.”
Key said that she decided to contest on the platform of PRP because the party had ideology and structures in the 36 states, the FCT and 777 local governments needed to win elections.
“Also the way Nigerians are looking at the next election, it is no more just about party. They are looking at individuals. They are looking at what this person or group has for us.
“And for the 18 political parties that we have, you see that PRP has the oldest ideology and the best identity. We have stayed on course, since inception, we have not shifted.
She said that these and many other characteristics were presently attracting many great Nigerians to the party.
Key commended Nigerians both within the country and those in the Diaspora for contributing toward the purchase of her nomination forms, said such gesture had energised her to join the race, adding “nothing can stop me’’.
The Party National Secretary, Babatunde Ali assured all the aspirants of free, fair and credible primaries from where the party’s presidential candidate would emerge.
“Our circular is already out. Our guideline is already out and it is going to be by indirect voting. Delegates are going to vote and whoever wins, I can guarantee you, PRP will give it to that person.
“In our party, the first principle is value and quality of human beings. It does not matter if she is a woman. If she wins she will have it.”
Ali advised aspirants running on the platform of the party not to run manifestoes that were not in line with the party’s documents.
The documents, according to him include its constitution, programmes and principles, “which are always together’’.
He also advised the aspirants that the party supremacy must also be honoured at all times.
“In the Constitution of PRP, the president, the governors, elected officials and others are members of the National Working Committee and the chairman of the party is the leader,” he said.
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has cautioned the public on fraudulent nomination fees in circulation, describing a circular pegging its nomination fees for elective public offices at certain amount as fraudulent.
National Chairman of the PRP, Mr Falalu Bello in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the purported fees were N500,000 and N200,000 for presidential and governorship positions.
“N100,000 and N80,000 for Senatorial and House of Representatives; while N70,000 is for House of Assembly seats.”
He said: “The attention of the PRP has been drawn to a fraudulent circular designed and circulated by some duplicitous elements that intend to scam unsuspecting members of the public.
“For the records, this crooked circular did not emanate from the PRP. It is a handiwork of mischief makers who are bent on creating confusion so as to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“The party, therefore cautions the public on the said publication.”
Bello explained that in compliance with the notice of the 2023 general elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PRP on April 16, published guidelines for sale and cost of its forms.
He said the cost of the nomination forms were: House of Assembly-N100, 000; House of Representatives- N250,000; Senate– N1,500,000; Governor-N2,500,000 and President-N10,000,000.
“It was further clarified in the guidelines as released by the party that in addition to the cost of nomination forms, each aspirant will be required to pay five per cent of the nomination form fee, for expression of interest form.
“All aspirants living with disabilities shall be offered nomination and expression of interest forms of the party free of charge.
“All female aspirants will be charged only 50 per cent of the stipulated costs for nomination and expression of interest forms.”
A presidential aspirant on the platform of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) Mrs Patience Key, says Nigeria requires a visionary leader that can tackle its challenges in 2023.Key, also the immediate past chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) U.S., said this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.“Nigeria needs a new captain and a new crew altogether to navigate our State-ship from the brinks of collapse.“The leading political parties have had their chances. Political leadership is not a tea party! It’s not about having unfettered access to the national treasury.“Leadership is a sacred responsibility with multiple dimensions. National leadership is not ethnocentric or gender-specific!“It is a divine call to duty for true visionaries, eligible persons with the required levels of competence, selflessness, compassion, empathy and patriotism,” she said.Key added:“There exists a serious contradiction between our nation’s latent potential and its current status and we cannot allow this anomaly to continue.“Tough times call for superior ideas to tackle our numerous problems as a nation. Nigeria desperately needs a new voice, a new vision, and a new direction.“It is time to inject a fresh breath of air, a fresh ray of hope, for every Nigerian. At this defining moment, we cannot allow political party prejudices and the primordial sentiments of religion, ethnicity, tribe, and gender to becloud our reasoning.”
The aspirant said that it was time for Nigeria to“The era we are now in is not for Nigerians to clinch on someone who is popular. All we need as the next president of Nigeria is a visionary leader, a person with competence.“We need a leader with compassion, we need a leader that has empathy, and we need a patriotic Nigerian.”On zoning, Key said that all that was needed was true transformation adding that zoning was something which was practiced but has not helped the country.
“In place of zoning, we should have meritocracy (A form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects).
“We have to look into a situation where we have a man or woman that the people believe in not because we are given money to put them in leadership or because they are powerful or popular. Zoning is a good thing if we do it in a way that it favours all Nigerians and not a selected few,” she said.Key said she was not bordered by a large number of presidential aspirants in the 2023 race.
Kola the eldest son of late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed Winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, had earlier joined the presidential race on PRP platform.“For the fact that my fellow Nigerian and brother, Kola is running does not stop anything. The party has decided to have primary election and that is what I believe in,” she said.
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Alhaji Ghali Sule, governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in Kano, has urged electorates to shun money bag politicians and vote for aspirants with proven integrity.
Sule made the call during a press conference at the NUJ Press Center on Tuesday in Kano.
He said it is obvious that 2023 governorship election in the state would not be determined by the amount of money spent by aspirants, adding that the electorate know who they want.
“As eligible voters, show them that money cannot buy your conscience and you have right to go for credible, reliable and competent candidate.
He also advised eligible voters in the state not to vote for the highest bidder.
Sule, who is a pharmacist, said he resigned voluntary from the state civil service after serving for 31 years to pursue his ambition.
”I really need to bring change, so I realized that the best option for me is to resign and join politics because you can correct wrongdoing if you have a political power.
”There are certain abnormalities in governance, but you have to keep quiet as Civil Servants. Government officials don’t have the right to criticize any wrong decision or policy of their employer,” he explained.
He affirmed his determination to the creation of wealth, human development, infrastructural development and provision of basic amenities in Kano with his wealth of experience and background.
The aspirant who lamented the plight of pensioners and retired civil servants in the state, promising to address the situation if elected.
Sule further stressed that Government lacks the goodwill to address the challenges bedeviling the Socio economic and political development sectors in Kano.
According to him, he will give priority to seven areas, which include Attitudinal Changes (societal Reform), Governance and Leadership, Youths, Women Support and Societal Development, Economic Development.
He added that under his seven-point agenda, he would squarely address the issue of rape, kidnap, drug abuse, banditry, corruption, and immorality among others.
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Mr. Kola Abiola, eldest son of the late MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the presidential elections of June 12, 1993, joined the People's Redemption Party (PRP).
Abiola was formally accepted into the party on Thursday by its National Secretary, Abuja Bello, the party's national chairman.
Bello said: “I formally welcome you into our fold. Your background speaks for itself.
Earlier, Abiola said: “Today I make my formal foray after 27 years, back into politics.
“I particularly chose to return to politics through the PRP for some good reasons.
“I went back to Nigerian history to see the match that really represents Nigeria.
“I have returned and I have found out that the oldest living party is the PRP; it still holds those ideals of how Nigeria should be and democratic practice.”
According to him, it is a party that the town started. It is a party that has shown first, as a priority, internal democracy.
“I came back to PRP to show Nigerians that not too long ago we did things the right way and the new entities that have joined today forget that there was Nigeria that did things right.
“I am one who believes in equal opportunity, whether it be in employment, whether it be in business, whether it be in politics, and I think this party represents all of that.
"Everyone should have the same opportunities, regardless of age, religion and ethnicity, and that is represented here," Abiola said.
While raising his concern about the low participation of young people in politics, he said: “We have a young population that has been trapped outside the system, the political process.
“The first thing I want to do is disrupt the political process, disabuse the minds of young people about sponsorship.
“The way to do this is to give the real owners of Nigeria, that is, the 18-36 age group that makes up more than 75 percent of the population, an opportunity for their voices to be heard and their numbers to count. . ”
He said that the PRP is the only party that could give young people that opportunity to make their numbers count.
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