Christian groups condemn PDP primary

“We are a coalition of Christian NGOs with deep interest in our country’s economic, religion, social and political life. At this point, our attention is shifted to Osun state…”

Clement Adeyi, Osogbo

Osun state-based Christian groups have expressed dissatisfaction with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Osun state, describing it as a fraudulent exercise.

READ ALSO: Osun Guber: Court refuses to set aside PDP primary result

The groups in a joint statement issued yesterday, declared that except justice is done, it might be difficult for the party to excel in the governorship election on September 22.

The leaders of the group that signed the statement were Rev. Michael Adebomi of the Osun state chapter of Nigeria Prays, Rev. Nehemiah, Initiative for Nation Building, Rev. Tunji Ayorinde, Christian Initiative for Nation Building, Olawole Oladapo, Christian Leadership Mobilisation Initiative International, Rev. Theophilus Ayodeji, Movement for Positive…

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Jackboot democracy vs gunboat loyalty

Nigerians witnessed some desperation in the past in the illegal removal of some governors (using jackboot and gunboat tactics).

Mike Ozekhome

Nigerian democracy has finally slided into one of jackboot democracy and gunboat loyalty. You either toe the line of the ruling party or get run out of town by government security apparatchik, especially the EFCC, police, DSS and ICPC. It has never been so bad, not even during juntas when Decrees 2 and 4 were used to hunt down critics of government.

The latest of these atrocities and undemocratic acts were witnessed in Benue State yesterday, where the police and DSS physically aided eight renegade Benue State House of Assembly members to force their way into the hallowed chambers, to begin purported impeachment proceedings against the governor. They were led by a man who had earlier been removed as Speaker by the majority and even suspended. A court order was to affirm this removal and suspension with judicial imprimatur.

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Oshiomhole and Ngige: Not about contestation or supremacy battle

Simon Ebegbulem

I read the back page piece by Levi Obiojiofor, titled “Oshiomhole meets his match,” published in Daily Sun of Tuesday, July 31, 2018, and I must say that I felt very disappointed at his commonplace drift. I had expected perspectives that were much more elevated on the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, in the number of contexts in which he tediously attempted to sardonically revise Comrade Oshiomhole’s individuality.

READ ALSO: Oshiomhole meets his match

Obiojiofor’s choreographed attacks on Comrade Oshiomhole remain, essentially, products of a flawed deconstruction. It is, without a doubt, jaundiced and unfair in all its ramifications. But then, I will not adopt Obijiofor’ strategy of hoisting Comrade Oshiomhole on a petard on account of his official actions and attacking his character so unconscionably in the guise of ventilating an opinion, forgetting that opinions are simply what they are,…

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Presidency Dissociates Buhari from Impeachment Move against Ortom

*Impeached Benue speaker, two others to face contempt charge

*Police evict assembly staff from complex explain partisanship

Omololu Ogunmade, James Emejo, Senator Iroegbu in Abuja and George Okoh in Makurdi

More knocks have come the way of the eight of 30 members of the Benue State House of Assembly over their moves to impeach Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom as the presidency Tuesday distanced President Muhammadu Buhari from the Monday occurrence in Makurdi, the state capital, saying the president should not be associated with what it called an infamy.

“President Buhari will always stand by all that is noble and fair, and will reject attempts to drag him into infamy,” a statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said.

The veiled presidential upbraiding of what many legal luminaries have dismissed as unconstitutionality without moment, also got put down by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Leader of the House of…

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Saraki, Kwara governor dump APC, join PDP

John Alechenu, Sola Fabiyi, Success Nwogu and Leke Bayeiwu

After weeks of speculations, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, have dumped the All Progressives Congress for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Saraki announced his decision in a statement on his verified social media accounts on twitter and Facebook on Tuesday. The statement on facebook read, “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress…”

READ ALSO: As Saraki drops broom to take cover under umbrella

Kwara gov defects to PDP

Ahmed on his part announced his decision via a statement issued on his behalf by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dr.  Muyideen Akorede, in Ilorin.

The statement read, “Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah…

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