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Taraba Indigenes Condemn Attack, Write Governor, Darius Ishaku

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Taraba Indigenes Condemn Attack, Write Governor, Darius Ishaku

Taraba Indigenes Condemn Attack, Write Governor, Darius Ishaku  By Ifeoma Ikem

 

 

Taraba State Indigenes Development Association in the Diaspora south west states has condemned in totality the recent bomb blast that occurred in Iware and Nukkai areas in Taraba State.

 

 

Taraba Indigenes Condemn Attack, Write Governor, Darius Ishaku

 

 

 

Comrade Ezekiel Zik Kuni the zonal spokespersons and Secretary signed a press statement in Lagos while handing over their letter to the governor of the state Mr. Darius Dickson Ishaku to the Director of Taraba state Liaison Office, Mr. Solomon Joseph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The association expressed her unhappiness on the recent killings, abductions and kidnappings in the state, whereby the government seem unwilling to put an end to the regrettable reoccurring menace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, the association condemned in strong terms the Current insecurity and banditries activities in the state that our citizens are being killed on daily basis with no positive reaction towards putting an end to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We believe this is the handwork of politicians who are using it as campaign strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our state Taraba has not been like this until the bitter side of politics entered our people. Now brothers are killing brothers and sisters no long greet themselves because of politics,” he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said,”Our roads has a lot of check points mounted by all kinds of security agencies only to extract money from private and commercial drivers and making life bearable for the poor masses as our politicians drives freely while the less privileged ones are made to come down from the commercial cars and walk a long distance. Question; do they search the cars? Answer: NO. If this check points were something meaningful to the poor masses, why do the abductions and kidnappings becoming so common in our state?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question we should be asking ourselves and the governments of the day are;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every day our politicians are going for consultation and seeking positions to represent who? Who are we consulting to represent, our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters that have been killed? If all are killed who will you represent?

 

 

 

 

 

“If all our citizens are being killed, who are you going to represent? Those who are already killed or what interest do you have on your people if they are being killed every day and you are moving up and down for consultation,he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Association is saying no to these kind of practice and believe it or not, for those who are benefiting from this acts “God will ask you to give account of how you live your life on the last day; our people have suffered enough. We are not happy with our local government chairmen, our traditional rulers, our law makers and our representatives at state and federal levels. Should the good people who elect you to represent them suffer the consequence for electing you? IT IS TIME TO TELL OURSELIVES THE TRUTH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fighting insecurity is not a single-handed job but is a collective bargaining for peace, let’s do it and we must put party aside if not, this is how we continue to suffer the insecurity in the State,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all have good ideas of what to do and should not leave all to government of the day, as we have our quarters to contribute, to bring the state to the phase it ought to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are calling on all Tarabians at home and in diaspora to work together in oneness for us to take the glory. Please we need to wise up.

TSIDA in the Diaspora are saying, the act of bombing, killing and kidnapping is barbaric and inhuman, this should not be welcomed in our home (Taraba state), in other not to disable all the efforts that Governor Darius Ishaku has been preaching to keep peace in the State.

Tarabians in the Diaspora also wish to use this medium to tell Taraba citizens to remain law abiding, as we charge the elder statesmen in the state to form a collation that will give us leaders who will provide us with good development, good governance, good roads, good infrastructures and the dividend of democracy.

TSIDA commiserate with families who lose their loved ones and pray for quick recovery of those who are receiving treatment in hospitals.

This is time for Tarabians to be extra vigilant and report suspicious persons in their domain to track such miscreants and heartily politicians that want to undermine peace in the State.

TSIDA is calling on security agencies to be up to their task and stop the occurrence of bomb blast that is alien to the State.
“We are saying, politics should not separate us;

.Long live Nigeria,
Long live Taraba State,
Long live our governor, His Excellency Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku,
Long live our elder statesmen,
Long live TSIDA.
TARABA STATE INDIGENES DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION IN DAISPORA IN THE SOUTH WEST STATES

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

 

 

The media office of the former governor of Rivers State and presidential aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that Nigeria’s apex court (Supreme Court ) today ruled on the appeal filed by Amaechi against the Rivers State Government on the Justice Omereji Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

 

 

 

The Supreme Court in dismissing the Appeal however pronounced that the function of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was mere investigative, that nobody, neither Amaechi nor anyone else, was on trial before the panel.

 

 

 

In a statement sent to Vanguard, Amaechi’s media office stated that “The Supreme Court ruling vindicates the former Governor of Rivers State. The apex court was categorical and clear that Amaechi was not on trial. The implication of this is that any indictment from the Commission is null and void and cannot stand.

 

 

 

“With this judgment, Amaechi has been vindicated and cleared him of all purported or alleged indictment by the Governor Wike’s Commission. It has been further settled that the decisions/recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and subsequent White Paper issued by the State Government are not a conviction or indictment and cannot stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“From the onset, it was obvious to any discerning mind that the Commission was set up to embarrass, denigrate and humiliate Amaechi. The apex court judgment today, further buttressed this stance. A Commission purportedly set up to investigate past financial transactions was a Commission to personally witch-hunt Amaechi.”

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has won the just concluded APC governorship primaries

 

Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

The incumbent Governor was declared winner as his main contenders; Hon. Sani Jaji, and Hon. Abdul Malik Garba Gajam withdrew from the race moments before the highly rancor free election.

 

Delegates from 14 Local Government Areas of the state were thoroughly screened by the security operatives before being granted access to the Zamfara State township stadium the venue of the event to perform the all important role.

 

Our Reporter gathered that all the APC leaders in the State all unanimously endorsed Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle’s unopposed victory so also the former Governor of the State Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari was heard saying “APC is the only known party to the good people of Zamfara state.

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SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

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Youth Organization hails Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Second Term Endorsement

SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

…Governor’s Opponents Failed To Meet Screening Requirements, Disqualified Before Primaries – Electoral Cmtte

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 1,170 delegate votes in his favour, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the governorship primaries of Lagos State’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the party’s standard bearer in the 2023 general election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The party members defied the downpour that marred the exercise held on Thursday at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan; they filed under the rain and cast their votes to approve the Governor’s second term ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral process commenced at 12:33pm with the arrival of the chairman of the Lagos Gubernatorial Primaries Committee led by the former Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Adamu Shettima Yuguda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral committee’s arrival was followed by immediate accreditation of delegates across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the 1,225 delegates expected to participate in the primaries, the electoral committee accredited 1,198 delegates seated at the venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exercise was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dispatched from the commission’s headquarters to monitor the primaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before voting commenced, Shettima explained the modalities adopted by the electoral committee on how the delegates would cast their ballots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said: “This exercise we are conducting here is to renew the mandate of the APC government in Lagos. We bring greetings from our national secretariat. Lagos is an APC state, no other party should be allowed to govern the State because our party has done extremely well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lagos is very important to APC, because the next president is most likely to emerge from this State. This exercise is important, no matter how long we are here, we must be patient because this is what the electoral laws mandate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1:03pm, accredited delegates filed out to vote according to their Local Government Areas. There were five delegates each from 245 wards across the 20 federally registered LGAs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The voting was temporarily disrupted by the downpour. When the rains subsided, the delegates came out again to vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 3:35pm, the voting ended and sorting of the cast ballots began immediately. Then, the electoral committee chairman declared vote counting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 1,182 votes were cast during the primaries; 1,170 valid votes were in favour of Sanwo-Olu, while 12 votes were invalid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having garnered the highest votes, Shettima returned Sanwo-Olu as winner of the process, stressing that two other aspirants who were supposed to contest in the primaries had been disqualified by the party’s screen committee prior to the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspirant disqualified are Abdulhameed Olorunfemi Mustapha and Wale Oluwo.

Reacting to the outcome of the primaries, Sanwo-Olu dedicated the victory to all party members, describing them as the main winners of the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor said the outcome of the exercise was a “loud and clear” message from the party delegates, noting that his victory was the first leg of the success being expected by the State chapter of APC. He said the party leadership would not divert all its energy to win the APC presidential ticket for the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanwo-Olu said: “Having thanked all our party faithful, the bigger appreciation goes to all Lagosians irrespective of the side they lean. This victory is for all residents who have supported us on this journey we started four years ago. What we witnessed this evening is an affirmation that the good work we have been doing should continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is the assurance we are taking to the general elections and we will ensure that we don’t fail. With all sense of responsibility, there are still a lot more that Lagosians should be expecting from us across all facets of governance. The confidence reposed in us will not be betrayed. We pray that God gives us the energy to take Lagos to a level that will reflect the aspiration of all Lagosians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other members of the Gubernatorial Primaries Committee who were at the exercise are the Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Bashir, Tilewa Sijuwade, Hon. Bola Imolehin and Stella Okotete.

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