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How APC will produce Kwara’s next Governor” – Bukola Saraki’s Sister Gbemisola says

Image may contain: 2 people, hat and closeupOne of the sisters to Senator Bukola Saraki – Nigeria’s Senate President – Senator Gbemisola Saraki has said she would work hard to ensure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) produces the next governor of her home state, Kwara.

Gbemisola is a member of APC while her brother is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Gbemisola disclosed her position in a statement on Saturday saying, “We can’t stop until progressives lead all states to the next level of our collective prosperity.

So for each and every one of us, we must not relent, we have the elections of next Saturday, March 9 to go. In my state, Kwara, we are all out to ensure that Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq of our party, the APC, emerges the next governor of Kwara State, Insha Allah.”

On President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election for another four years, she added,“As Nigerians, we may indeed share different political leanings but we are united in our love for the greatness of our nation, Nigeria.

To us in the APC and to our supporters, we find in President Buhari and Prof Osinbajo true leaders that have been and are still working selflessly and assiduously to enthrone a nation, where the greatness of our people and our nation remains our primary goal.

It is my solemn belief that the wind of true change that re-elected President Buhari and Prof Osinbajo would blow across our land in our drive to elect governors and leaders that would epitomise our collective pride and aspiration of responsible, selfless and diligent leaders thus raising the bar of our development in Nigeria.”

Politics: Real Reasons Police stopped anti Tinubu protest in Lagos

Image result for bola tinubuIt has been reported that armed policemen have reportedly stopped a protest march being organized by a group of activist in Lagos.

Fujiipop findings revealed that the activists under the auspicies, Orange movement, had decided to stage a rally this morning to appeal to residents of the state to come out enmass to vote against the Bola Tinubu candidate in the March 9th governorship election. The group argued that a vote for the governorship candidate of Bola Tinubu, is an extension of his ”rule” in Lagos state.

Tinubu, a former governor of the state, is in support of APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The group had gathered in front of the Airport Hotel, Ikeja early this morning, to kick off their protest march.  They had adopted “O to Ge” chant meaning “Enough is Enough”, which was used to uproot the political structure of Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara state during the election. They were stopped by armed policemen.

According to the policemen, the group did not seek permission before embarking on the protest march.

K1 denounces endorsing Saraki for president

db633-senator2bbukola2bsarakiFuji music living legend K1 De Ultimate has dismissed the video making the rounds that he is supporting the presidential ambition of Senator Bukola Saraki.

K1, who likened that to artifice said he is highly disappointed that someone like the senate president can be involved in such a fraud because it is evidently clear that the only person he is rooting for to become the president in 2019 is no other than President Mohammadu Buhari. This he has shown by telling the world where his loyalty belongs at every occasion lately. K1 has also on countless occasion granted interviews to several media organizations that he is for Buhari till 2023.
According to the Fuji king, the only time he had an encounter with the senate president was at the marriage ceremony of Mohammed Mustapha’s son in Ilorin in 2015.  So, he has no right to circulate any song without his approval; doing so amounts to fraud.
K1 said he is already talking with his lawyers to seek redress on the matter.
He is also using this medium to sound it clear that he will never ever endorse someone who has acted as a betrayal to his party right from when he assumed the office till the time he left the party for the opposition. ‘I remain a strong party member and the only person I support to become the president in 2019 is Muhammadu Buhari’  he concluded .
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Saraki for President: I am ready to fight for Nigerians” – Bukola Saraki

Image result for bukola sarakiIt has been revealed that the senate president, Bukola Saraki , says he is in the running to become Nigeria’s president in 2019 so he can fight for the rights of Nigerians. According to him, his presidential ambition is not in anyway personal.

Saraki said this yesterday in Enugu state where he went to consult with PDP members in the state ahead of the party presidential primaries in October.

”It takes a politician who knows the problems of the masses to bring solution and unity to the people. I am here to tell you that we have a project. The country is not as it was three years ago. We are all concerned about the insecurity in the land, the unemployment and hunger in the country. Many youths today do not have any job and the future is not okay for them and we do not have time to continue to wait and things continue to deteriorate.”

‘For me and us in the national assembly, it is not for personal ambition, we have continued to fight for the right of the people, for justice and freedom in this democracy. We are fighting for people to be able to exercise and express their views and opinions without any form of intimidation or oppression. We have gone through a lot, I and your son, Ike Ekweremadu, since we have decided to fight for what is right”.

 

Saraki urged the people of Enugu south-east to stand by him as he plans to change the leadership of the executive.

“A president that understands the issues facing Nigerians, a president that will unite the whole country, that will create jobs and identify with the youths in their aspirations. Without unity and working together we cannot build a progressive nation’ he said

Daura Update: DSS debunks reports of finding N21bn in home of ex-DG Lawal Daura

DSS denies reports of finding N21bn in home of ex-DG Lawal DauraIt has been reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports making the rounds that N21 billion was found in the home of the immediate past director general, Lawal Daura.

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, DSS said there is no iota of truth in the allegation that N21bn and unspecified number of permanent voters card and ammunitions were found in Daura’s houses in Katsina and Abuja. Read the statement below

“The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to the circulation of fake information and videos in which several items were said to have been recovered from the Katsina and Abuja homes of its immediate past Director General, Lawal Daura. These non-existent items include: N21bn cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles, and thousands of permanent voters card belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.

“In another video also in circulation, some persons believed to be personnel of a security outfit were seen forcing open safes stocked with money. The security operatives were described as executing a recovery operation at the Katsina home of the former DGSS.

“Consequently, the service wishes to inform the public that these videos are false and should be disregarded. So far, no such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG.

“There is no doubt that different interests have continued to give varied accounts of the incident of last week at the national assembly. It may, however, be recalled that the presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged national assembly siege.”

 

Daura’s appointment was terminated by acting president Yemi Osinbajo, following the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS officials last week Tuesday.

Saraki Update: How senators sued AGF, DSS, police for alleged plot to remove Saraki

Image result for bukola sarakiAs news revealed , two lawmakers, Senator Rafiu Adebayo and Senator Isa Misau, have sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, the police, the Department of State Services, the Senate and seven others in order to stop the attempts to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Senators Adebayo and Misau, who are supporters of Saraki, instituted the fresh court action marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday.

Other defendants in the suit are: the majority and deputy majority leaders of the Senate, the Clerk of the Senate, the Deputy Clerk of the Senate, the Senate President, the Deputy Senate President and the Deputy Minority Leader.

In the originating summons filed on their behalf by Mahmud Magaji (SAN), the plaintiffs want the Federal High Court to determine whether in view of the provisions of Section 50(1) (a) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution, Saraki, who defected to another political party as a result of the division in his former party, can be made to vacate his office other than in accordance with Section 50 of the constitution.

Adebayo and Misau, who represent Kwara-South and Bauchi-Central senatorial districts respectively, also want the court to determine whether Saraki can be compelled to vacate his office on the grounds that he is not a member of the political party with a majority of senators in the Senate in view of the combined reading of Section 50 of the constitution and Order 3 Rule 8 of the Senate Standing Orders.

The court was also urged to determine whether the Senate President could be said to have vacated his office by virtue of Section 50(2) of the constitution when he had not ceased to be a member of the Senate or the Senate dissolved.

In a motion on notice filed along with the originating summons, the plaintiffs prayed the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining all the defendants (except the Senate, Senate President and Deputy Senate President) jointly and severally either by themselves, their agents, servants and privies from unlawfully removing the Senate President pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

They also prayed the court for another order of interlocutory injunction restraining the AGF and the Inspector-General of Police from unlawfully interfering with the lawful legislative duties of the Senate President pending the hearing and determination of their originating summons.

Besides, the plaintiffs asked for an order of interlocutory injunction stopping the IG and the DSS from harassing, intimidating, arresting or detaining the President of the Senate in respect of the lawful exercise of his duties pursuant to Section 50(1) of the constitution and another order directing parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the determination of the substantive matter.

The motion was predicated on seven grounds amongst which were that the agents of the IG and DSS had taken steps to flagrantly breach the provisions of Section 50 by employing their agents to disrupt the plenary of the Senate without recourse to the said provisions.

Another grounds were that the constitutional provision of removal of the Senate President does not empower the AGF, police and DSS to unlawfully interfere with the legislative duties of the Senate by causing a blockade at the premises of the National Assembly complex or using their agents to disrupt the lawful duties of the Senate.

In a 13-paragraph affidavit in support of the motion on notice and deposed to by Senator Isah Misau, he averred that the Senate was a body recognised and established by the 1999 Constitution vested with powers of making laws for the good governance and well-being of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The deponent averred that the Senate held a plenary sitting between July 24 and 27 and that it was presided over by its President and that at the end of the sitting members adjourned till September 25.

Misau claimed that the All Progressives Congress as a platform for the Senate President had been bedevilled by crises resulting in divisions and factionalisation at the federal, state and local government levels.

 

Saraki addresses world press conference today

Image result for senator bukola sarakiEmbattled Senate President Bukola Saraki will address a World Press Conference at the foyer of the National Assembly at noon on Wednesday, says Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Olaniyonu did not indicate issues to be addressed at the conference in a statement he made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

However, it is expected that the blockade of the NASS by the security operatives and the postponement of the emergency meeting of principal officers of both chambers might feature in his address.

Saraki had on Monday convened the emergency meeting for Tuesday but the NASS blockade by security operatives forced it to be postponed indefinitely.

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