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PDP Admits Error In Obaseki’s Certificate, Blames Photocopier

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By John Mayaki, Benin.

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has owned up to a most damaging error in the disputed certificate disqualifying Governor Godwin Obaseki from seeking a second term under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, 2020 governorship election.

Governor Godwin Obaseki who was declared winner of the election would be battling to save his job over allegation of forgery and giving false information, as well as electoral mal-practices at the tribunal.

This admittance was in a reply to the petition by Action Democratic Party (ADP) against Godwin Obaseki challenging the jurisdiction of the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal to hear the petition – “there was misstatement in mixing up the year of graduation with the year of admission”, the PDP said.

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The PDP further admitted that in spite of the noticeable error, Obaseki proceeded to take part in the National Youth Service Corps scheme adding that was a pre-election matter which the tribunal cannot entertain.

According to the PDP, “While filling the forms for the election in 2016, Obaseki inadvertently and mistakenly wrote 1976 in a portion of the form for the year of the graduation which year was the year of his admission into the University of Ibadan.

“At the time Obaseki was completing his Form CF001 in 2016, he deposed to an affidavit stating that he had misplaced the originals of all of his certificates while changing offices with the intention to apply for a re-issuance if his certificates.

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“Subsequently, before Obaseki submitted his Form EC9 in 2020, the original certificate issued by University of Ibadan was eventually found which has the signatures of the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of the University”.

But, the PDP blamed the error in Obaseki’s certificate on the mechanism of the photocopier saying, “the original certificate was issued in A5 size; however, in order for the photocopy of the certificate to be attached to the Form CF001, the size was reduced to A4 and in the process, leaving out some information on the certificate”.

At the time Obaseki was completing his form CF001 in 2016, he deposed to an affidavit at the FCT High Court registry in 2016 stating that he had misplaced all his originals certificates and that he had written to all the school to reissued him with another certificate or give him certified true copy of the certificates.

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However, the PDP said, “the tribunal lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the petition for reason that same is statute barred because the issues raised by the petitioner, according to the PDP are averments which are not relevant for the purpose of determining the petition at the Election Petition Tribunal, as the said averments relate to facts concerning the previous election conducted in 2016 and that since the election under dispute is that of September 2020 and as such should be dismissed”.

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Breaking: Senator Elisha Abbo Defects To APC, Says PDP Is Finished.

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Globaltimesnigeria.com reports that Senator Elisha Abbo has formally defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

According to the report,  Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Elisha Abbo

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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Abbo is a close ally of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

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Kogi LGC Election: KOSIEC Set For Free, Fair, Credible Election. 

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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

As the December 12 local government councils election draws nearer, Kogi State Independent Electoral Commision (KOSIEC ) has announced notice of election as contained in the KOSIEC law.

The Chairman of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, Mammam Nda Eri who disclosed while briefing Journalists as part of preparedness of the Commission in Lokoja on Monday, said the commission will conduct free, fair, peaceful and credible election.

“Notice is hereby given to all citizens of Kogi State that 2020 Local Government Elections will take place as scheduled on the 12th December, 2020.

“Accreditation and voting shall be done simultaneously and
shall start by 8;00am on the 12th December 2020 and close at 3.00pm on the same day to give room for collation of votes.

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“All movements shall be restricted except for those on essential and Election duties. Businesses, markets and shops shall remain closed within the stipulated Election period,”  he added

The Commission Chairman also disclosed that the commission will use INEC designated polling units, registers and non sensitive materials and voters card, but card reader will not be used as it is not part of the State Independent Electoral Commission Law.

Eri Explained that voting shall take place at all INEC designated polling stations, noting that loitering shall not be tolerated at Polling zones.

Chairman of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission, Mammam Nda Eri

Security agencies are therefore requested to maintain adequate security throughout the period.

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The State Independent Electoral Commission wishes all a peaceful Election, but shall not hesitate to countermand the polls where security is breached.

 

 

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2023: In A Quest For Better And Greater Nigeria, Why GYB Remain The Best.

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By Efik Ultimate International Forums.

Since democracy is the government by the people especially a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly or indirectly through a system of representatives usually involving periodically held free elections.

For just, equity, impartial and fair democratic governance in Nigeria, considering the agitations for youth Presidency in Nigeria come 2023, after series of data collected, analyzed within Nigeria, in diaspora and for us as Nigerians to observe the ethics of equity, justice and fairness in terms of geo political zone in Nigeria on how leadership ( President and vice president seat) has been occupied till date, it’s very obvious that the north central part of Nigeria have been vulnerable to marginalization.

After due and wide Consultations, one great man that came to our mind with an administrative acumen, youthful, competent, experience, vibrant, bold, courageous, tested and trusted, humble, humane, friendly above all God fearing is the serving Governor of Kogi State His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello Executive Governor, Kogi State popularly Eulogized as white Lion by Kogites who has been a Governor under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC), he’s a party stalwart, strong party Man delivering for the party in all elective positions in several state a great man par excellence.

As it is often said, a society that seek to be great must deliberately choose a great man as a leader otherwise, such society is bound to stagnate and regress and according to Harry Truman “human being make history and not the other way round” in period where there’s no Leadership, society standstill, progress occur when Progressive, courageous and skillful Leader seize the opportunity to change and turns things around for a better, healthy and Progressive society.

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As popular saying goes; “some are born great, some achieve greatness, some love greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”, GYB seems to belong to both categories of the idiomatic expression culled from book “Longs Fellow”.

In the history of contemporary politics of Kogi State and Nigeria today, one name which has easily made itself well pronounced is GYB a political strategist, reformer of political structures, grassroot generalissimo, a man of calibre which no other people can contend with, an outstanding perfectionist with exclusive leadership experience, a political tactician and seasoned planner/administrator.

GYB is a leader committed to good governance in Kogi State and Nigeria that has earn him several Local and international award. A strong believer in the unity and progress of the Kogi State and Federal Republic of Nigeria and an apostle of positive change in Nigeria. A firm Nationalist of undisputable patristic enthusiasm, a diplomat of no mean feat and a Detribalised Leader.

This man sees farther than ordinary eyes can see, one of the greatest man this generation in recent times is privilege to have.

From the fact findings, the young man from Kogi State is the first Executive Governor to come out publicly to identify with the clamouring youth during the Endsars Protest in Nigeria, GYB in a heart to heart discussion with the Youth of Kogi State enable them to shun all forms of negative influence from external people who is hell bent to hijack the peaceful protest that’s going on then, he was bold as a leader to address his people at the appropriate time.

President Buhari and Governor Bello of Kogi State.

His words are wealth imbedded in the wisdom of an extra ordinary man in Nigeria can ever be proud of. He believes in turning things around for the benefit of the masses. He has shown the prudence as a career man and as a Governor of Kogi State.

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In a situation where several people are making millions of naira to attest to the presence of coronavirus in their State, Locked down their people which had make alot of people to be vulnerable to hardship, sickness, hunger, anxiety and untimely death as a result of the fear of Covid-19, this young man who saw tomorrow as a visionary leader warned others of the consequences of locking down the economy of a particular place, he declared his State free from coronavirus till date and he therefore set up committee and put up various Conscerted measures to avoid the outbreak of this deadly pandemic called Covid-19 and this has made him an icon to reckon with in Nigeria.

Whenever he speaks his words becomes nuggets of wisdom that can transform people and government. The leader that is concern about the worries of many citizens, who sees human beings better than the richest of the world, the man who regard and value people as the best assets every country can ever have because he declared State of emergency on the security of the lives and property of his people and that has made him become the best security conscious Governor in Nigeria severally.

To him building humanity is best form of building that will faster up economy growth in a great measure.

GYB is one man with million definition of his kind. His picture in the hearts of so many people are best in perception of whom he touched but his personality is far beyond the feelings of those God allowed their path to crossed.

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As 2023 transition is getting closer one great Man that’s best to succeed PMB is GYB because GYB as a Governor has portrayed and demonstrated the following leadership qualities:
Godliness, honesty, delegate, communication, confidence, commitment, positive attitude, creative, inspire, empathy, accountable, Enthusiastic, focus and drive, Responsible and proactive.

GYB is a personality with the side of peace, tranquility, love, unity, justice, equity and fair play.

He is the person with capacity and decorum to restore sanity, development and Progress in Nigeria.

He is a performer, reformer, goal getter, a politician of no mean feat, an Astute public administrator, the pride of the youth, friend of the elderly, he is readily available and accessible, he is loved by his goes and envied by his contemporaries.

He’s Favoured by leadership requisites, he’s from North Central that have been marginalized and young.

Gov Yahaya Adoza Bello of Kogi State

“We want to encourage all the 774 local governments, 36 States including Federal Capital territory Abuja, 360 Federal Constituencies and 109 Senatorial districts in Nigeria to Support, canvass and elect this Youthful and Useful, Astute, Agile, Charismatic, Competent, Capable, Detribalised, Energetic, focused, Pragmatic, Visionary and God fearing Leader His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello from Kogi State, North Central part of Nigeria Who has never been Elected to the Apex political position in this country as the Next President of Federal Republic of Nigeria for better and greater Nigeria, no doubt GYB will take this country (Nigeria) to the Next Level of unquantifiable development.”

Justice, Equity and fairness but be respected.

Greater and Better Nigeria is visible and GYB is the man that will take Nigeria to the promise Land.

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