The Peoples Democratic Party has described the 2021 New Year address by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, as empty, directionless and a confirmation that Nigeria is leaderless.
The PDP lamented that the speech by the President addressed nothing but only provided lame excuses and empty promises.
The party said the speech is an indication that compatriots need to come together to salvage Nigeria, adding that the country is fast heading to a failed state.
“As a president, President Muhammadu Buhari has not demonstrated the capacity to play his own part, as he claimed, having failed to find a solution for the security and economic challenges that pervade our nation under his incompetent and lethargic watch,” the PDP said in a statement on January 1, 2021.
“The myriads of lame excuses in Mr President’s address again underlines our national misfortune of weak leadership that is unable to resolutely confront and vanquish bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and vandals who are now holding our nation hostage, ravaging our communities, kidnapping and beheading our compatriots without restrain.
The PDP said the least Nigerians expected from the President, in the New Year, was a decisive will to tackle security challenges by reviewing his parade and heeding the demands to rejig the nation’s security architecture.
The party said, “The situation at hand requires more than an armchair commander in chief who only dwells on excuses for manifest failures. President Buhari’s New Year address only points to the fact that our nation is in dire need of a leadership that is willing, able and ready to engage from the fronts.
“On the economy, Mr President failed to articulate a definite economic recovery blueprint. He had no clear strategies to shore up the value of our naira, repay and end our foreign borrowings, revamp our external reserves, give hope to foreign investors, move promises of job creation from the perpetual drawing board and guarantee food security, health care among others.
“Mr President had the opportunity to redeem his administration by taking steps that will address high costs of food, education and housing deficit; address the high price of fuel, multiple taxes and tariffs that bear pressure on businesses and families as well as how to enhance national productivity and grow our Gross Domestic Produce (GDP).
The party berated the President for failing to address the prosecution of #EndSARS protesters who are demanding an end to police brutality and bad governance.
“In the same vein, our party finds it lamentable that President Buhari, in his reference to the demonstration by our youths, did not make any decisive pronouncement to end the on-going persecution of #EndSARS protesters or order a presidential inquest into the reported Lekki killing,” the PDP said.
The party continued: “Moreover, the failure by Mr President to make a direct commitment on budgetary provisions exposes a lack of will and direction and shows that the next two years under the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration would leave our nation with forlorn hope.
“Nevertheless our party urges Nigerians not to despair but use the New Year to reinforce their bond of unity and continue to work together in their collective resolve to use opportunities offered by democracy to rescue our nation from misrule.
The PDP prays that God will give compatriots the perseverance to outlive the pains of the APC and President Buhari’s misrule as we work collectively for a new dawn.”
Kogi Students demand apology from Senator Adeyemi over uncomplimentary comments on education sponsors.
Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
The National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS) has demanded an unreserved apology from Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West) over his alleged uncomplimentary statement made to spite philanthropists and well meaning citizens that have been contributing to the development of education in the state.
National President of NAKOSS, Rachael Mojirola Balogun in a statement she issued in Lokoja and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, noted with grave disappointment the unwarranted attacks on patriots committed to the development of the Kogi students and the improvement of the education sector.
The students , particularly picked hole on the Senator’s comments against the Pharmacist Abdulkareem Asuku Youth Empowerment Foundation, an NGO that is known for Youth Empowerment, Education, Scholarships and Health intervention.
They totally condemned and described as unacceptable by the entire students of Kogi state, the retrogressive statements and an attack on PAAYEF or any scheme that helps students and the development of education sector in the state.
Senator Adeyemi was quoted to have criticised some philanthropists for embarking on providing Scholarships, empowering youth and women, health care, reviving educational activities like quiz and debates among students of secondary schools across the state.
” The just concluded quiz, debate and scholarship programme has drawn applause and commendation from within and outside Kogi state, because it has helped, reawaken the students and reminded the general public of the glorious days of school debates, quizzes and competitions.
“Anybody speaking against such a lofty program is an enemy of the educational sector in general and the students in particular.” The students said.
They contended that no individual should allow political ambition to play down the students of the state, and therefore call on every well to do sons and daughters of Kogi state to emulate the PAAYEF giant strides in human capacity development and make contributions for the betterment of the future leaders of the country.
They therefore proclaim that the entire students of Kogi state demand an official apology from Senator Smart Adeyemi over the statements and begin to make his own contribution to students, begining from his country home.
Just In: Kogi West APC chieftain, Tajudeen Bisimilahi Felicitates Abdulahi Bello, other officers on their monumental victories at the polls.
An ardent supporter of the governing All Progressives Congress from the Western Senatorial district of Kogi State, Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilahi has joined other well wishers to felicitate with the newly re-elected State Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullah Bello and other party Officers for their massive victories at the just concluded State Congress .
Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilahi in a message of felicitation to the Chairman and made available to Media Houses in Lokoja, the state capital on The Tuesday, also eulogized and acknowledged the inroad made by Governor Yahaya Bello for creating a favourable working environment which climaxed to a rancour free Congress.
Why x-raying the performances of All Progressives Congress under the watch of Honourable Abdulahi Bello during his first tenure, Bisimilahi observed that the party had made successful outings in all the elections during the first term of the Chairman
He identified the state assembly, National assembly, Presidential, Governorship and the last year Local Government council elections held in the state were all won by the party.
Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilah expressed implicit confidence in the capacity of Abdullahi Bello and his team to continue to deliver on their mandates as party’s supporters and critical stakeholders count on them to inject fresh ideas that will catapult the party to the next of successes .
He appealed to other party Officers to mobilize queue cooperation and support to the state chairman to enable him churn out policies and programmes that will make the party to sustain its lead especially as the nation’s prepare for another general elections.
Tajudeen Bisimilahi prayed Almighty Allah (SWT) in His infinite merry and grace to continued to give the chairman and his team the requisite wisdom, knowledge , sound health and strength in the collective task to building a virile political party that will be love by all.
2023: Nasarawa Assembly Says It’s Will Consult Leaders On State Position Over Presidency
As 2023 election draw nearer
group under the aegis of North Central Renaissance Movement ( NCRM), has appealed to the members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and Nigerians to support the North Central Zone to produce the next president of the country come 2023.
Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, the Chairperson of the movement made the call when he led other members of the group on an advocacy visit to the members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly today in Lafia.
K’tso said that supporting the region to produce the next president of the country was in the interest of fairness, justice and equity.
He added that since Independence to date, North Central has not produce any democratically elected president or vice president in the country.
” We are here to appeal to you to support our movement to enable North Central to produce the next president of our country come 2023.
” Since 1960 to date, the region has not produce a president in the country.
” We are pleading for your support, voice so that the region will be in the Villa come 2023.
” We have the capacity to rule the country as we are appealing to our brothers in the North and South to support our region to become the next president of the country come 2023,”
” We are tired of National Chairmanship position. We want the president of the country come 2023,” he added.
Responding, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House appreciated the group for the visit.
The speaker, who was represented by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Umar Tanko Tunga said that the House would make wider consultations with the stakeholders of the state in order to take its position on 2023 presidency in the country.
” Our position is that we will open up, we will reach out to see how we can add salt and other ingredients to this movement.
” We have our son and our political leader, Sen. Umar Tanko Al-Makura, who has made an open declaration with our support to aspire for APC National Chairman.
” We will consult with leaders of the State and speak with one and very strong voice.
” It is a redefine movement, we we will reach out and see how we will redefine it, get opinions and come out with one stand.
” As people’s representatives, we will go back to our people and elders to speak with one voice as a state.
” As we pray and hope that God will give us the best from this positive struggle” he said.
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