Governor Nyesom Wike has disclosed that another Governor who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also leave, days after Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Rivers state Governor who disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday November 18, declined giving the name of the governor or when he will leave the party.
He said; “I can tell you, there is one PDP governor that will leave. The point is that these are the people who have been playing anti-party (politics). They will be romancing with the APC in the night and coming out to PDP in the day time.
“My problem with our party is that when you speak the truth, they want to crucify you. I have raised this issue severally and severally and severally.”
Citing the 2019 victories PDP recorded over incumbent APC governors in Bauchi and Adamawa, he downplayed the impact of Umahi’s defection on future elections. He added that people attribute too much power to governors when the real power lies with the people.,
Kogi LGC Election: KOSIEC Set For Free, Fair, Credible Election.
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.
“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.
Security agencies are therefore requested to maintain adequate security throughout the period.
The State Independent Electoral Commission wishes all a peaceful Election, but shall not hesitate to countermand the polls where security is breached.
2023: In A Quest For Better And Greater Nigeria, Why GYB Remain The Best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“You Will Get What You Are Looking For, You Will Regret Your Negative Action”. – Uganda President Museveni Warns Protesters
Globaltimesnigeria reports that Uganda President, Museveni has warned rioters of serious consequences as violence entered the second day following Wednesday’s arrest of presidential candidates.
“You’ll regret,” said Museveni on Thursday while speaking to NRM leaders at a campaign event in Northern Uganda.
”Those who have been attacking NRM people in Kampala very soon will lose their appetite to the extent that they will abandoned their party shirts and will not even touch them. It’s because they have entered an area of fighting which we know very well,” he said.
Recall that Riots broke out yesterday in different parts of the country following the arrest of presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Amuriat for reportedly disobeying Covid-19 prevention guidelines.
Police fired water cannon, bullets and tear gas at brick-throwing protesters in some of the most widespread and violent clashes in more than five years.
Running battles in different parts of the country especially Jinja, Mukono, Gulu and Lira followed weeks of growing tensions between the opposition and government over the conduct of campaigns which police say will increase the spread of Coronavirus.
Museveni today said NRM remained the masters of violence.
“You have chosen to fight yet NRM are the expert. You are going to regret,” said Museveni.
“Everyone must respect the SOPs set by the Ministry of health,” he added.
According to the report, its understand that a security meeting held this morning resolved to take firmer action against rioters.
It was attended by top security chiefs in Kampala.
“I know Maama reads from the book of Matthew which says that if somebody hits you on your cheek you turn even the other side. For me I use the other way used by Jesus when he found Jesus doing business in the temple. He was quite violent but there was no record that he paid compensation,” said Museveni.
The President also suggested that the violent groups of people were being sponsored by foreign people who don’t like stability and independence of Uganda.
“They will get what they are looking for. They cannot divert us.” he said.
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