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”Presidency sponsoring one of the PDP presidential aspirant” – Governor Nyesom Wike

        Nyesom Wike,the executive Governor of Rivers State,has alleged that the presidency and the ruling party APC, is sponsoring some of the PDP presidential aspirants. In an interview with newsmen in the state house in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital recently, Governor Wike said the head of a security agency in the Buhari-led government, had approached him to support a particular PDP presidential candidates during the primaries.

”One thing you must take home is that I cannot be misled, I cannot be blindfolded; I know what’s going on. I know what the presidency and the APC are doing to plant a presidential aspirant in the PDP. I have not even mentioned how a very senior official of a security agency in the country told me which of the candidates to support! You can imagine me as a governor and the head of a security agency would tell me to support one or two persons. Head of security agency who is in a government controlled by the APC! Come on, you direct me on who to support for president?”

Governor Wike reiterated that the alleged plot by the APC Federal Government to use the security agencies to rig elections in Rivers State in 2019 will fail.
“It won’t happen in my state, but I know they will kill a lot of persons. I can tell you they will kill a lot of us. No problem, this is the sacrifice we have to make for democracy to thrive.”

Governor Wike stated that he will have nothing to do with godfather politics, pointing out that when he leaves in 2023, the people of Rivers State will collectively choose his successor.

“I’m on record and my friends, my colleagues, they know me and I have told them. I am a student of history, mention who has survived it. That you put your life, you put your blood to bring somebody. So as a student of History, I know it does not work that way.

I will do what I have come to do , to serve my people and when my time has come to an end, those who want to run, let them run. Let the people of Rivers State decide, it is you, it is him..And that is the problem we are having, people want to continue to be Godfathers, how and that is the problem we are having without development. When I hear some people make comments, with all due respect, I don’t want to talk about persons, when I hear about one, they call him Tonye Princewill and I laugh. The young man forgot the interview He granted the Premium Times, He forgot the interview, and people forget history. That these things are documented, so I now hear what he’s saying, I say oh my God.” he said

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Nigeria FG closes Mile 2 on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for 72Hrs for repairs

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The Nigeria federal authorities on Friday appealed for cooperation of road customers because the Mile 2 to Tin-Can Island segment of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki Expressway mission undergoes seventy two hours partial closure for rehabilitation. The Director of Federal Highways, South West, Funso Adebiyi, made the attraction for the duration of an inspection of the street in Lagos. Mr Adebiyi said heavy rainfall slowed down rehabilitation works on Apapa roads. He said it led to horrible avenue degeneration, causing injuries.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam, within the assertion by way of the general public affairs unit of the ministry, stated the closure might allow the development organisation working in the region to hurry up palliative restore works on the corridor. Salaam explained that the development become due to habitual accidents experienced by way of motorists on the road. “The permanent secretary advised all vans to avoid the corridor to permit the restore works that is being executed within the interest of motorists. “He stated the upkeep and so many others inside the offing are in consonance with the top rated plans of the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make Lagos site visitors loose for its teeming citizens,” the assertion brought.

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Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria (Omoyele Sowore) detained hours after release

The Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters ( Omoyele Sowore ) was first detained detained hours after release

The Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters ( Omoyele Sowore ) was first detained detained hours after release

in August after he called for revolution Despite being granted bail in October, authorities have continued to hold him, sparking an outcry from his supporters and also his defendant Olawale Bakare was also detained.

In videos shared by Sahara Reporters, several men attempted to drag Mr Sowore from an Abuja courtroom where he had been summoned for a hearing.

It comes a day after a court ordered that the pair be released by Nigeria’s Department for State Security (DSS).

The reasons for their detention have not yet been disclosed, Their lawyer, Femi Falana, told AFP news agency that crowds had resisted attempts to arrest the pair and, in order to prevent further violence, he had personally driven them to the DSS’ headquarters.

Mr Falana said the DSS had told him Mr Sowore was needed for questioning and would be released later in the day.

 

“I can assure you what is happening now will not go away unchallenged,” Mr Falana told reporters. “We either run this country on the platform of the rule of law or we resort to gangsterism which is what is going on.”

Earlier this year, Mr Sowore called for revolution because he said Nigeria’s elections were not credible. That followed the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All that is needed for a #Revolution is for the oppressed to choose a date they desire for liberty, not subjected to the approval of the oppressor,” he tweeted on 2 August.

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