INEC, Yakubu working for APC – Atiku
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has lambasted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for awarding contracts to companies linked to All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates.
Source: Daily Post Nigeria
INEC National Commissioner Festus Okoye confirmed Binani Printing Press Limited was awarded a contract but said the commission never knew one of the directors was an APC governorship candidate in Adamawa, Aishatu Binani. Okoye said the contract was to encourage Nigerian companies and that a preliminary search at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) did not show the name of Binani, a Senator.
A statement on Friday by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu said INEC’s excuse was watery, and unconvincing, and suggested INEC was working for the APC. Shaibu said despite an allocation of over N300 billion as well as financial assistance from the European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom, the commission “run the commission without scruples.
Leadership not by force – Jonathan
Ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled governorship and House of Assembly elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on politicians to bear in mind that leadership is not by force.
Source: Punch Newspapers
He advised them to shun politics of desperation and killing. The former president spoke at the Sampou community in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State shortly after paying a condolence visit to Governor Douye Diri over the demise of his father, Pa Abraham Diri, on Wednesday.
According to him, politics should be about service and not about self, urging politicians to wait for God’s time to get into leadership positions.
Like a snake, Tinubu can’t invite him for dinner despite his help – Atiku
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said the President-elect, Bola Tinubu cannot work with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State despite the latter’s assistance.
Source: Daily Post Nigeria
Atiku said Tinubu cannot invite Wike to his dinner table because the governor is a snake. The PDP flag bearer spoke in a statement through his spokesman, Phrank Shaibu. A statement by Shaibu likened Wike to a prostitute claiming to be in business to feed the poor, stressing that nobody believes the lies perpetrated by the governor.
He said: “Wike invited Peter Obi to Port Harcourt under the guise of commissioning projects only for him to work against the same Obi and then goes around to call Obi the hero of the election. This is a shameless man who takes Nigerians for fools. “Wike is a snake and that is why even after helping Tinubu to a dubious victory in Rivers State, even Tinubu cannot invite him to the dinner table because a snake is not the kind of animal you can invite into your home. Such animals cannot be domesticated.”
Buhari: Corruption Remains Existential Threat
President Muhammadu Buhari says corruption remained an existential threat to nations. He said this yesterday at State House, Abuja while receiving the management of the Code of Conduct Tribunal led by its chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar.
Source: Daily Trust
Buhari indicated his desire that the foundation laid by this administration in the war against graft would be sustained by successive governments. He described the Code of Conduct Tribunal as “an important tool in our fight against corruption over the last seven years,” adding that such frontline agencies, “which are in the trenches are relied upon to demonstrate that the government means what it says and remains committed against corruption in all its forms.
“We hope that the foundation which has been laid by this administration will be carried forward and continued, as the issue of corruption remains an existential threat to all nations,” he said. Buhari recognized the sacrifices being made by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and similar agencies “amid very challenging economic and revenue shortages,” and pledged innovative and new models of financing very important agencies and critical work programs.
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