2023 election proof Nigeria not yet a democracy- Ex-NERC boss
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A former chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and current director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Dr. Sam Amadi, said the just concluded general elections, are proof that the country is no longer a democratic state, but rather an autocratic one.
Amadi said this at the 2nd Ariyo Dare-Atoye Memorial Election Management and Governance Dialogue series, themed: “Is Nigeria a democracy? Reflection on the 2023 general election”, held in Abuja.
In a statement made available to our correspondent, Amadi on Sunday stated that the outcome of the 2023 general elections was not entirely a reflection of the people’s choice, and also averred that the conduct of the elections would further hew down public trust and participation of Nigerians in subsequent elections.
Peter Obi thanks Obasanjo for 'quiet time
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'Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has expressed gratitude to the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for what he called “quiet time with the former president”.
His appreciation is contained in a signed tweet posted on his verified Twitter page on Sunday.
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The tweet read, “I am very grateful for the quiet time with the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the Anambra airport yesterday. We exchanged views on the state of play and state of the nation. -PO
This comes after they attended the one-year celebration of Governor Charles Soludo in office.
At the event, Obasanjo, who is a staunch supporter of the former Anambra governor, said “While in Government, Somebody came to me and said, ‘Wow! You have ruined the economy of Nigeria.’ I said, ‘How?’ He said, ‘An Igbo woman, Minister of Finance; an Igbo man, Governor of the Central Bank? Then you have clearly completed the task of ruining the economy of Nigeria.
“I don’t know why he said that, except for what I can call Igbophobia, and I don’t take that lightly. It remains, it persists. But when you have that type of thing that was said to me and the type of thing that you know is going on, as I have just called it, what do we do with it?
Gov Ugwuanyi epitome of shame – Chimaroke Nnamani
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There are indications that the father-son relationship between Senator Chimaroke Nnamani and his State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has hit the wall.
In a series of tweets in the early morning of Sunday, Nnamani described Ugwuanyi as an epitome of shame for twice losing his polling booth in the recently concluded elections.
DAILY POST reported that Senator Nnamani, a former state governor, had doubled on the attack against Ugwuanyi after losing election to Kelvin Chukwu of the Labour Party, LP, for the Enugu East senatorial district seat.
2023 polls lesson to leaders – APC chieftain
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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and Coordinator, Tinubu/Shettima Grassroot Independent Campaign Council in Ekiti State, Akin Olayisade, has said the 2023 General Elections were a lesson to leaders not to take the people for granted.
Olayisade, who said it was thought-provoking that some sitting governors lost election into the Senate, which covered only one-third of a state, showed that the people’s consciousness had improved hence the readiness to vote against leaders who did not perform well.
The GICC coordinator, who spoke in a chat with journalists on Friday, assured Nigerians that the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would not take citizens for granted.
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