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YPP presidential aspirant cautions Nigerians against voting wrong leaders, bigots



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Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim has  asked Nigerians not to make the mistake of voting for the party that has brought so much hardship on them in 2023.

The aspirant spoke on Thursday at the NUJ press Center at an event organised by the FCT council, ‘The Exposure: Deconstructing  the Aspirant – Malik Ado-Ibrahim.

He said, “If Nigerians go out to vote the party that has failed them previously in 2023 it means they are dumb.”

According to him, Nigerians cannot afford to go down the same road of insecurity, hunger and deprivation, lack of healthcare and education for their children

However he said after all that they have passed through if they still decide to go to the same source then they don’t deserve to be called Nigerians. 

“What we need now is somebody who is visionary not a party, not a symbol. I did not come here with an umbrella or a broomstick. I came here with a cerebral mind.  

“I have things I can do with my life, I have a fantastic company, I have a loving family, I do not want to be dissected because I want to raise myself, I am raised, I am a proud Nigerian.

“Nigeria is my problem, it is your problem. It is every single one of us standing up, it is not the party, the party can hang up.

“If you keep going by party structures then you may have structures you fail yourself.

He said he is contented with what he has achieved however he loves the country and wants to contribute his quota.

Reacting to a poser on whether he would have the courage to face his Governor to tell him he is contesting against him in 2023, going by the Governor’s closeness to his father the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, he said the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria allows for anybody, Male, female, Christian, Muslim to run for the position of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“My father is the King, not a king to some, he visits the church, he visits the mosque, Yahaya Bello is his subject, my father is a friend to all. I am not my father, I came into this race because I believe I have something to offer.
He asked Nigerians to look in to the minds and heart of people who they want to lead them 
“Your president is a reflection of your country and I challenge every one of you to deny that fact. If you have a bigot, a racist in your country and your name is Trump that is exactly what you get. 
“If you have a bigot, a man who doesn’t believe in COVID, who talks to people anyhow and pretends that he is something and is bigger than everybody and his name is Boris Johnson, you get failure because you have a country that has dissociated itself because of one man’s decision to take a country out of one of the most exciting unions in the world.
“You get a young man like Macron who is leading his nation, you get a comedian that everybody makes fun of that is fighting and doing harm to a nuclear nation 
“They came out and they led their countries whether you don’t like Trump or Boris Johnson they came out. Macron did not have a party, he formed the party while on his presidential bid, they looked at the man and not the party.

Hence forth he said Nigerians should ask what aspirants have done before.

“If you cannot answer that question directly then answer the second question what would you do? Because that what will you do is either going to take you to the grave or into greatness and the visionary says what he is going to do.

“YPP may be a small party but I am not asking people to vote for YPP, they are asking you to vote for the person they brought into their platform for Nigeria to choose. Judge me by what you think I can do 

“I really wish Nigerians can look at the heart, the souls and minds before choosing the next leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and look at what he is willing to do, how much energy he is bringing, we don:t want failed leaders we don’t want people who we are seeing depart every five minutes . 

“I want you to find a president that will roll off his sleeves and fight for you, fight for governance. We have lost so much because we have taken mediocrity as our part.
He said he has nothing against Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

“I don’t have anything against him but I don’t see him as my standard, he is a local spotlight and I am an international spotlight. I do not fear any man I came from God and I will go back to God.
“What Nigeria needs is people with vision, what has he done, any single one of them what have they done. When God gives you the grace and you become President, you are incumbent on your people and yourself to show greatness in that State. 
“I can tell you my state is poor. I am not there to fight him at that level, I am not going to criticize him if they vote and make mistake to make him president that is their own.
“So we must be very careful about whom we bring to power.”

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Akpabio brags about South South capacity to deliver for Tinubu in 2027




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***Says, Akwa Ibom votes for APC in 2023 surpassed all that of 5 south East States

The President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio has boasted that the entire South South States will resoundingly deliver victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2027 to return President Bola Tinubu for second term.
Speaking in Abuja on Friday when the zonal Leadership of the South South APC ked by the National Vice  Chairman Victor Giadom Paul him a courtesy call

He said the party in Akwa Ibom made it possible for Tinubu to secure the 25% requirement to win.
He said Akwa Ibom alone devered more than 800000 votes for APC which he said was more than the votes the five South East States gave to the APC
“You will be surprised that the votes from Akwa Ibom alone for the APC in the Presidential election was more.l than the total votes from the five states of the South East
“What it really mean is that recall when David Leon contested in Bayelsa State, he won resoundingly but he was not sworn in, that happened a day before swearing in and even this last one that Timipre Sylva contested we also did very well and we are now in court so I cannot comment of that. “That shows you the strength of the APC in the region and even when the PDP is the ruling party in Rivers State where the Chairman Victor Giadom comes from, we were able to win the presidential election Rivers State, I am talking based on data which can not lie.
“I want to say that with that giant step now that we have a senate President, I don’t see any reason why the entirety of the South South Region will not become APC. “The only way we can pay back the National leaders of our party, the only way we can show the President for standing by us in the South South to produce a sente President After 45 years is for us to make sure that in 2027 we will give him and the entire APC resounding victory in the 6 States of the South South region.
“We are steadily moving on, Cross Rivers State is 100% APC. Here and there some people will emerge either in the Senate or the House of reps and the House of Assembly but in the governorship and government of the State is totally APC.
“Akwa Ibom has the Senate President, so for you to have members of the House of Representatives it shows that things are about to happen.
“For you to have won the presidential election in Rivers State where the Zonal chairman comes from, means things are beginning to happen.
He said in 2019 APC won in Bayelsa State except for technical issues in the court.
“That shows clearly that APC has come to stay in the entire South South,
“Edo State the APC governor took government house into another party and so election is coming next year, we expect the chairman to double his effort with all of us to be included in the campaign and ensure we get back what belongs to us. “Your visit is timely and I believe strongly that working together with you, APC can only be stronger in the South South Region
“On our part, we are working across party lines to support President Tinubu, all the senators of the South South are determine to give Tinubu the support so that he can succeed irrespective of party affiliation and that is a good sign

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Nasarawa govt berates PDP over protest against Appeal Court judgment




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From Daniel Abel, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Government has challenged  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state against blackmailing the judiciary over Nasarawa governorship tussle.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr, Peter Ahemba, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Gov. Abdullahi Sule on Public Affairs and made available to newsmen on Monday in Lafia.

The reaction followed the recent protest in Lafia against the Appeal Court governorship election judgment by a group purported to be coalition of indigenous people of Nasarawa State.

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, November 23 had set aside the judgment of the tribunal of Oct. 2nd and declared Sule as the winner of the election.

The governorship elections petition tribunal on Oct. 2, annulled the election of Gov. Abdullahi Sule of All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared David Ombugadu of PDP as the winner of March 18 election.

The governor’s aide described the protest as the shameful step against the judgment of the Appeal Court by a group hired by the PDP.

Ahemba added that the decision of the Appeal Court was a true reflection of the popular mandate freely given to the governor by the electorates on March 18.

He explained that the government has confidence in the judiciary and believed that justice would be served at the Supreme Court.

He further explained that when the PDP was declared at the tribunal nobody protested, rather, the governor challenged the decision at the appeal court.

He advised PDP and its candidate to also challenge the outcome of the appeal court as they cannot takeover power through the backdoor.

“The same party that was crying of external interference on the governorship dispute in the state is now calling on President Bola Tinubu and international communities to interfere,” he added.

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Credible election in 2027 under APC, Tinubu is a mirage, Timi Frank tells Nigerians




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Nigerians should not expect free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2027 under the administration of President Bola Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said
Frank made the call in his reaction to the just concluded off-cycle governorship elections in three states of Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa.

Frank in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja, indicated that the level of electoral fraud, manipulation and rigging witnessed in Kogi and Imo states especially, points to the fact that no credible result can come out from future exercises.

“The elections were nothing to write home about and to imagine that it was the first set of elections conducted under the watch of President Tinubu. What happened in Imo and Kogi is a clear indication of the kind of elections Nigerians will witness 2027.

“Our electoral system is presently in dire straits under our highly compromised Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which has now graduated from rigging by manipulating the INEC Result View (IReV) portal and the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) to writing results of polling units before the people cast their ballot.,” he said.

Frank who is the United Liberating Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Ambassador to East Africa and Middle East, lamented that when INEC which is now a rigging department under APC has finished manipulating results, the judiciary which is unfortunately now the legal department of the ruling party, will simply legalise what the electoral body has done.

Besides, security agencies that were meant to protect voters and arrest riggers also take part in the rigging. The police, and other security agencies are now a security department in the APC.

He insisted that the brazen level of rigging in Imo and Kogi was not surprising because Tinubu himself was installed President through rigging and other acts of impunity which the judiciary validated.

Frank said: “It is sad that when our democracy in Nigeria is meant to be progressing, it is rather retrogressing. Nigeria is now the worst country in terms of compromised election results compared to other African countries.

“We don’t make improvements, we don’t make progress. Things are getting worse. So in 2027, if Nigerians do not take the bull by the horns to fight to restore credibility in our electoral system we’ll continue to have elections where the will of the people will not count. This is even so when the APC has appointed 10 of their card carrying members as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the INEC.

“This anti-democratic and unfortunate development is a clear indication that the conduct of the 2027 elections will be a formality to endorse only APC candidates either as freshers or for second term in their various offices.

“So if Nigerians want change, they should wake up and do the right thing, like other nations have done to defend their democracy.”

According to him, now that all the institutions of government that are meant to defend democracy, have practically compromised, “if we are not careful, Nigeria will turn to a one party state.”

He added: “It’s quite disappointing for a man, who under in the PDP regime was always crying, that the party wanted to turn Nigeria into a one party state, is unfortunately the one that is practically poised to officially turn Nigeria into a one party state like Uganda, Zimbabwe and Cameroon that have been under one party rule for decades.”

He lamented that opposition governors have compromised their parties and have failed to perform their role as opposition because of harassment and blackmail.

He added: “So the opposition governors, especially the PDP governors, have turned themselves into praise  singers because they have been blackmailed them to jettison their role as leaders of opposition in the country.

“That’s why some of us have decided to bear the pains by doing everything in our power to legally defend our democracy and our country from turning into a one party state.

“We have commenced mobilising  Nigerians especially in diaspora to save the country from the hands of election riggers and make sure our democracy stands.

“If we don’t stop Tinubu and APC, they will turn Nigeria into a one party state like Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Uganda.”

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