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Edo Election: Between sentiments and rationalism: A treatise on Edo2020

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By John Mayaki, Edo.

Where there is injustice, there must always be those willing to fight it. The absence of such people will signal the decline of a people. The people of Edo have been done a great injustice, and while that is enough tragedy, the bigger tragedy will be remaining in ignorance as to what exactly happened. In this short piece, let us correct the narratives.

Some major factors accounted for the peculiar events that played out on Saturday, along with a few minor ones, which I will not go into. This gives us the hope that justice will be swiftly and surely delivered to Edo.

The first was that Edo APC chose to stick to principles. The party in Edo state has always been principled. What many people do not understand is that the party has an autonomous structure at the state level and the state chapters are not controlled by any godfathers within or outside the state. We chose not to rig, indulge in electoral malpractice or obtain the mandate to govern by force. We were beaten, violated and disenfranchised, yet the narrative that went round was that Edo was not Lagos. Edo state is clearly not Lagos. But is Edo state now Rivers state?

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Wike is a known dictator, with many human rights cases against him. He enjoyed bad publicity in the media until he masterminded the underhand pilfering of Edo’s election despite openly disclosing that PDP was fleecing Edo state. He mentors Edo state governor, Obaseki, in that regard and it is therefore an ill omen for the people of Edo state that a dictator like Wike could come to Edo state and impose another fledgling dictator on the people, all the while selling fake developmental strides to them.

In reality, those that supported Mr Obaseki did not care a hoot about the development of the state. They simply chose to believe unverified claims of godfatherism, discarding the facts and figures that were positioned before them.

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When posterity asks them why they chose to support a man who did not work, a man who closed down their schools, a man who was a bull in the china shop of governance, and a man who ran roughshod over the traditional institutions in the state, they will have no answer.

For the supporters of APC, who were more than those of PDP, but who were prevented through all manners of thuggery and intimidation, the spirit must remain strong. APC is not disheartened. We are confident that justice will be served, and we will always stand as sentinels of justice. Not the false accusations of godfatherism, not the tyranny and oppression by the real anti-democracy actors in Edo, and not the intrusion of governors from other states can daunt the party’s spirit.

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We are also confident in the support of our supporters, who have inundated us with messages of their loyalty to the party no matter what.

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WTO DG: Don’t Allow Trump Disappoint Okonjo-Iweala, – Gov Obiano Begs Buhari, Other Africa Leaders

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The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has encouraged the President, Major Muhammadu Buhari and other African pioneers, not to permit US President Donald Trump to disappoint Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s offered to rise as the following Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

Obiano said this in an announcement named, ‘WTO DG: A Call on President Buhari and African pioneers to venture up conciliatory hostile’, marked by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, in Awka, on Thursday.

The announcement read to some degree, “Everything necessary is an incredible discretionary hostile before the conventional declaration of the champ on November 9.

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“Individuals and administration of Anambra State, consequently, call upon President Muhammadu Buhari and other African pioneers to promptly get under way the apparatus to get the United States to make the best decision by supporting the top and the most famous up-and-comer.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

“The Trump organization needs South Korean Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, who has the help of just 55 countries, around 50% of Okonjo-Iweala’s vote. It needs not to have its direction.

“Recently it restricted the re-appointment of Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Nigeria’s previous Minister of Agriculture and African Union’s decision, as the African Development Bank President dependent on unconfirmed claims like nepotism.

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“It is hard to comprehend why the Trump organization ought to be on an impact course with Africans on global tasks.

“In the COVID-19 pandemic in May, the organization declared it was cutting off relations with the World Health Organization drove by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian, blaming the association for being China’s flunky, a similar charge it levels against the WTO.

“Acts like this assistance fuel analysis that the organization may not be liberated from bigotry.

“Individuals and legislature of Anambra State are of the supposition that President Buhari needs to accomplish more to desperately prepare African pioneers, yet in addition the EU and, undoubtedly, the remainder of the world to get the United States to make the best decision

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“I Am Not In Govt For Fame Or Money, But To Serve – Obaseki

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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said politicians must begin to prioritise the vehicle of governance to benefit the people, adding that political leaders must remain selfless for Nigeria to attain its full potential.

Speaking to journalists in Benin City, Obaseki said he is not in government to be famous or make money at the expense of ensuring development that will benefit the people.

The governor noted that there is need for a mechanism to be put in place to ensure transparency in government, noting, “Only few persons in government are held accountable for their decisions in government.”

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According to him, “I am not in government to make money; I am not in government for fame. I am in government to serve. The youths are the reasons why I am in government. If I cannot serve you, I will quit.”

He added: “The issues of better government, proper governance and transparency are what we are emphasising. When we have younger people who can use technology in government, we will have transparency and accountability, which informed my decision to have many younger people working for my government.

“For things to be working in Nigeria there are structural challenges that we must fix. Let us not gloss over the cracks. Let us go to the foundation and begin to fix the conditions because the cracks are expanding so wide.”

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Obaseki continued: “In a democracy, you need an institution that will ensure law and order and that is why we have the security agencies.

“Our security arrangement in the country must reflect our federal system as I can’t be a governor of a state and not able to hire and fire my Commissioner of Police, but #ENDSARS protests have helped us start the process.”

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Eid-El-Maulud: Kogi Commissioner For Water Resources Hon. Danga Felicitates with Muslims

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……Urges Them To Emulates The Good Morals, Teachings, Tolerance Of Prophet Muhammad.

Kogi Water Resources Commissioner, Hon. Abdulmumini Danga Exceeding all expectations in his Ministry.

Yahaya Idris, Kogi.

The Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. Abdulmumini Danga, has urged Muslims across the globe to emulate the good morals, and teachings, tolerance of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).

In a statement, the Commissioner urged Muslim faithful to continue to show love and sacrifice as espouse in Islam as they celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W).

The water Commissioner urged them to commit themselves to the teachings of the prophet not just as a matter of religious obligation but a means to promote peaceful living in a multicultural society.

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According to him, “I felicitate with our Muslim brothers and sisters in Kogi State and across Nigeria on this day set aside to celebrate the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).”

He encouraged Muslims to continue to eschew acts and behaviours that undermine the unity and progress of the society, just as the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) would, urging them to be good neighbours and enviable ambassadors of change.

He however, calls on the populace of Kogi State to continue rendering their supports and prayers to the Governor Yahaya Bello’s led administration in the State in order to get more dividends.

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