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2019: Atiku, Buhari Are Two Brothers Of ‘Iniquity And Failure’…..Oby Ezekwesili

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By: Segun Lawal

Oby Ezekwesili, candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and Akitu Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are incompetent to preside over the affairs of the country in 2019.

She said that they are “two brothers of iniquity and failure.”

“Attempting To Choose Between these two is like asking one to choose between death by poison or death by gunshot,” the former Minister of Education.

She said there no difference between Buhari of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and Atiku.

She said this at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, where she emphasised her competence in governing Nigeria if voted for in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.


“I have no allegation of corruption. This is not a noise making exercise. I know the work. I dont just know business, I know economics,” Ezekwesili said.
“The APC and PDP are not two parties, they are one, fielding one single candidate and that candidate’s name is Butiku. There is no lesser evil in Butiku. We cannot reject one oppressor and hand over to another oppressor,” said Ezekwesili.

“We do not love bondage in this country, we deserve better than aggressive mediocrity.”

The co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, campaign, also accused vice president, Yemi Osinbajo of being shameless for celebrating bailouts as an achievement.

“In the midst of this, its vice-president was celebrating last week at the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) that handing bailouts to state governors who cannot pay salaries is an achievement,” said Ezekwesili.

“Wow, what a big shame, what a colossal shame!”

She said she is now a politician and she’s in the polity as a candidate, so Nigerians no longer have to choose between “the devil and the deep blue sea”.

Ezekwesili, who served as vice-president of the World Bank, further stated that she was a cabinet member before she was 40-year-old. She added that power has never and can never confuse her.

The former minister, who said that she understands economics and nation-building, promised to, lift a minimum of 80 million Nigerians out of poverty if voted into power in 2019.

 

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AREGBE IDRIS URGES YOUTHS TO DO MORE TO PROGRESS THE COUNTRY

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The Youth Organising Secretary of the All Progress Congress (APC) Lagos State, Aregbe Idris has urged all youths to uphold their commitment to the progress and development of the Lagos State and Nigeria, regardless of their political preferences or positions.

Speaking at a youth forum with the youths and stakeholders on the affairs of the state, he tasked them to make ambassadors of whatever environment they find themselves in order to spread the visions of the party’s governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu and those of the president and his vice.

Aregbe said, “With our collective efforts I am in no doubt that we can make a formidable impact in the forthcoming elections by fetching the party support and votes needed in continuing the change project that we have begun.”

He emphasised that variety of committees will be established with the aim of easing and dispersing communication and to bring in the youths into the fold, which will likewise serve as a mode of political participation and socialisation.

The Youth Organising Secretary who doubles as Director Youth and Student Affairs Presidential Support Committee reiterated that the mandate before his office still stands, and that he is fully committed to bringing more people on board the APC train which is set on achieving the visions of the party.

He further promised that with their cooperation and united efforts they can help bring the party over 1.5 million votes than the quota acquired in the last elections of 2015.

Aregbe also spoke on the programmes that have been put in place for implementation ahead of the elections. Pledging support for President Buhari’s second term bid with ‘I AM BETTER WITH BUHARI’ campaign, ‘SANWO DE EKO YO,’ ‘A PARTY CARES (APC)’ and ‘AGAIN PEOPLE CONVERGE’ for change initiatives are also part of the brainchild programmes the office is spearheading to support the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

He further hailed the TRADER MONI initiative launched by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and appreciated the effort and dedication put forth by the government to ensure national development and progress.

Adding that the convergence won’t be futile, he welcomed fresh input and ideas that can help speed up the process to bring a greater Lagos and a better Nigeria for all.

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Lagos Guber2019: Sanwo Announces Hamzat As Running Mate

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The Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),  has announced Lagos State Governorship aspirant and former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, Dr Kadri Hamzat as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Lagos APC leaders made the official presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate on Sunday at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba area of Lagos.
Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu will run against Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, who picked Haleemat Busari, a serving director in First Bank in Sierra Leone, as his running mate.
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NNPC dissmisses report of looming fuel scarcity

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed the speculations of an impending petroleum products scarcity in the country.

“Providing information on the petroleum products stock level became necessary to dispel suggestions that the threat of strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would result in a slip into a round of products shortages across the country,” NNPC Spokesman Ndu Ughamadu said on Sunday.

“The corporation had 39 days petroleum products sufficiency and about 25 days products availability on land, stressing that motorists and other consumers of petroleum products are assured of adequate stock to meet their energy needs,” he added.

This is coming after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other trade unions insisted on commencing a nationwide strike from Tuesday.

The labour union said its members were not accepting anything less than the N30,000 it said was agreed as new minimum wage at a tripartite meeting with government and private employers of labour.

However, the federal government insisted on a N24, 000 minimum wage package, while the state governors said they can only afford to pay N22,500.

The federal government on Friday secured a court injunction to restrain workers from embarking on the strike, the NLC leadership insisted that nothing can stop it from going ahead with the planned nationwide strike.

The NNPC spokesman, however, advised motorists not to panic as the corporation would do all it could to ensure the strike action does not affect negatively on fuel distribution nationwide.

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