God forbid that Tinubu is sworn in – Dele Farotimi
Ahead of the March 18 gubernatorial election, a human rights activist and lawyer, Dele Farotimi, has said God forbid that President-elect Bola Tinubu, who he described as ‘INEC-select’, is sworn in as President of Nigeria.
Source: Daily Post Nigeria
Farotimi said this while calling on Lagosians not to abandon the electoral process by not going out to cast their votes for their preferred candidates on March 18, 2023, governorship, and State Houses of assembly elections. He spoke on Wednesday when he appeared on Arise Television’s News program.
The lawyer alleged that criminal gangs had been legalized in Lagos, fearing the unthinkable would happen if Tinubu is installed as president in Abuja with Lagos already in his pocket. “Freedom is a choice; Freedom is completely a choice. It is up to the individual to decide whether they want to live or whether they want to exist. I would rather die standing up for what I believe to be the truth than live to a ripe old age devoid of the capacity to speak the truth,” he said.
Adeboye’s Wife Bags International Award.
Foluke Adeboye, the wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has received a United Nations award for global peace, following her contribution to the Nigerian education sector.
Source: Independent Nigeria
Pastor Adeboye who disclosed this via his official Facebook page on Wednesday shared a picture of the award.
He wrote, “My wife @pastorfoluadeboye has been awarded the Woman of Distinction award as an outstanding global peace ambassador for change by the United Nations Global Women Foundation. @unitednations. Glory be to Jesus, Let somebody shout hallelujah!”
Poll: I’m disappointed with INEC’s performance – Atedo Peterside
The founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Atedo Peterside has said that he is completely disappointed with the Independent National Electoral Commission’s performance, which produced Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the president-elect, saying that the result uploaded by the commission during the presidential election is an insult to anyone’s intelligence.
Source: Vanguard News
Peterside made this disclosure in an interview on Tuesday on Arise TV, commending the steps taken by Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party, respectively, to challenge the result in court, saying that whatever is agreed upon in court, Nigerians would accept, especially after the judiciary would have done the right thing and be seen to be fair.
“If they go through this process and the judges convince us that everything was done correctly and we adopt the numbers, whoever is the winner, we will congratulate the person,” he said. “But for now it is premature; when I can see with my own eyes what INEC has uploaded, it is an insult to everybody’s intelligence; it is premature; people who are rushing to congratulate him have not taken the trouble to even look at the available information or the evidence. INEC is each to its own.”
Why Many Experienced Reps Were Voted Out- Gbajabiamila
The Speaker, of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has lamented that many experienced members lost out to religious and ethnic politics in the February 25th National Assembly elections.
Source: Daily Trust
He remarked while addressing journalists in his office on Tuesday. He lamented that the performance of the members was sacrificed on the altar of ethnicity, religion, and other factors which were used to vote them out. Gbajabiamila said, “It was a hard-won battle, not just for me but for many of our colleagues on the floor there. All 360 of us. Many were unlucky. Some were lucky.
“I used the word ‘lucky’ deliberately because this election was not as it should be, not so much about the performance of members whether on the floor or in their constituencies. “It was about a lot of other things. It was about religion. It was about ethnicity. It was about so many other things which I hope that as we develop as a nation, one’s election would be based solely, or at least mostly on his or her performance on the floor and in the constituency.
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