… Receives Bassa APC Forum In Kogi LG.
Yahaya Idris, Kogi.
The coalition of Bassa Forum in APC for Kogi LG headed by former Supervisory councilor Hon. Idris Jibrin on Tuesday paid a solidarity visit to former Administrator of Kogi Local Government, Hon. Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa at his law office Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
The coalition leader told Barr. Tanko that their forum have decided to pitch tent with his aspiration in view of landmarks achievements when served in the council as Administrator and that they have also felt his impacts.
The Bassa APC Forum with members cut across the LG promised to rally round others for support in the forthcoming election.
“Your unity of purpose, competent and experienced are what convinced them to aligned interest with you”. He said.
He assured the aspirant of their support before, during and after the council poll and urged him to carry them along in his electioneering campaign.
On his part, an APC hopeful candidate for the Chairmanship position of Kogi Local Government Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa has promised that if elected as the executive Chairman he would discharge his Administrative duties to the best of his abilities in accordance with the fourth schedule of the Nigeria constitution in order to bring about meaningful growth and development at the grassroot level.
Barr. Tanko stated this while addressing the Bassa APC Forum from Kogi LGA, the legal practitioner vowed to ensure that all programs, activities that was put on hold by his successor will be reactivated and functional and also to put up mechanism in place to make the staff committed and dedicated in discharge of their duties.
Barr. Tanko who is the immediate past Administrator for Kogi LG said he will create opportunities that can control rural to urban migration, noting that the LG have the most important developmental work to do in governance as they are closer to the people, especially grassroot.
However, the learned gentleman while observing that the strength of the LG administration in Kogi LG had collapse over time, expressed optimism, that with himself as a chairman, the LG will become stronger and more responsive to people’s aspiration for good.
Edo 2020: There Is An Ongoing Deliberate Manipulation In My Strongholds Areas – Gov Obaseki Allege
Incumbent Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, through Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser on Media, has lamented that “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds.
Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent Governor of Edo State.
According to him: “Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular.
“Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage,” Osagie said in a statement to the Press on Saturday during the polls.
“Specifically, in Oredo Ward 1, Unit 20 and other places where the Governor is clearly popular, the card readers are not working.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should prove to Edo voters that it can conduct a credible election in Edo State.”
Edo 2020: Gov Obaseki Expresses Disappointment Over Failure Of Card readers, Laments INEC’s Unpreparedness
The Edo state Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki has expressed disappointment over the failure of card readers in several wards across the state.
Obaseki who spoke to journalists shortly after casting his vote on Saturday, in Oredo Local Government Area of the state, noted that after spending several hours on the queue due to card reader issues, the failure of the card readers shows the unpreparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to the governor, “I expected better preparation on the part of those saddled with the responsibility to conduct this election. To wait for one and a half hour on the queue before exercising my franchise is a bit disappointing.
“Given that this is a sole day’s election, I expected better planning and preparation and resources should have been put into this election.
“At the last presidential election, in my polling unit, there were two polling points which eased the burden on voters. You all are witnesses to how long it has taken.
“The card reader here is working slowly, and this is the situation in all the major voting centres in Oredo Local Government Area of the state as I speak.
“At Garrick Memorial School, I understand that over 500 voters are already stranded because they can’t vote due to slow processing of the card reader.
“One would have expected that INEC will have deployed more card readers and more voting points in high density polling centres,” he said.
Responding to the issue of vote-buying at polling units, the governor said that the security agencies are not doing what they assured Edo people and Nigerians before the election.
“The security agencies assured us that they won’t allow anybody who doesn’t have business of voting, into a particular place, but they are working contrary to what they promised us.
“You can see cars parked with a lot of cash being disbursed to people buying votes, and it seems to be normal practice, but we are not perturbed as people know what to do. Cash can’t buy their future,” Obaseki noted.
Edo 2020: Oshiomole Hails Security, Electorates For Peaceful Conduct, Condemned INEC Over Malfunctioning Of Card Readers At Some Polling Units
Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomole has commended the effort of security operatives and the cooperation of the electorates for the peaceful atmosphere just as he condemned INEC over the malfunctioning of card readers at some polling units.
Mr Oshiomhole who is the immediate past Governor of Edo State, While speaking to the press after voting, advised the police to watch out for any act of thuggery, as there are speculations that “the criminals will arrive to cause intimidation onwards the collation time.”
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