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June 12: President Buhari renames Abuja National stadium after MKO Abiola

Image result for President BuhariIt has been reported that President Buhari has named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola.

The President announced this in his speech at Eagle Square, Abuja, during the Democracy Day celebrations today Wednesday, June 12th.

Moshood Kashimawo Abiola MKO is the presumed winner of the June 12th 1993 presidential election that was cancelled by former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida.Breaking: President Buhari renames Abuja National stadium after MKO Abiola

Trending: How president Buhari thanked Nigerians for re-electing him for a second term in office

Image result for President BuhariPresident Buhari has thanked Nigerians for re-electing him for a second term in office.

President Buhari, who was at the APC Presidential Campaign Council Office, in Abuja addressed the country after his re-election.

 

He thanked the millions of Nigerians who voted him to continue serving the nation for the next four years.

INEC this morning, declared him winner of the 2019 election.

Read the full text of his speech below

My Dear Nigerians,

First and foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God Who has spared our lives to witness another victory for Nigerian democracy and victory for our party APC.

2. I thank the millions of Nigerians who voted to re-elect me as your president for the next four years. I am deeply humbled and profoundly grateful to you for judging me worthy of continuing to serve you and for your peaceful conduct.

3. In particular, I would like to thank Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his masterful leadership as Co-chair of the Campaign Council. I would like to also thank the Party Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, the Director General of the Campaign Council Rotimi Amaechi, all members of the Presidential Campaign Council and other various Support Groups.

 

4. My grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the logistical expenses of the campaign in such a vast country like Nigeria.

 

5. I also thank the millions of volunteers, self-appointed overseers, canvassers, agents, escorts and sentries who sacrificed so much of their time and resources to ensure the success of these elections. I do not have the words adequate to thank them.

6. Although Saturday’s elections were relatively peaceful, troublemakers in a handful of states attempted to disrupt an otherwise orderly process. Security agencies will bring to justice all those arrested in the process.

 

7. I am very sad at the grievous loss of lives during these elections. Security agencies will step up their efforts to protect voters in the forthcoming State elections.

8. I would like to commend our security agencies, as severely overstretched as they are, for handling the difficult task of securing the country during the election period.

9. I will like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.

10. We give thanks also to our Domestic and International observers for contributing to the success of our elections and for their interest in our country and our developing democracy.

 

11. The new Administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end. We will strive to strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind or left out.

12. I thank you for your support and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria

President Buhari has thanked Nigerians for re-electing him for a second term in office.

President Buhari, who was at the APC Presidential Campaign Council Office, in Abuja addressed the country after his re-election.

 

He thanked the millions of Nigerians who voted him to continue serving the nation for the next four years.

INEC this morning, declared him winner of the 2019 election.

Read the full text of his speech below

My Dear Nigerians,

First and foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God Who has spared our lives to witness another victory for Nigerian democracy and victory for our party APC.

2. I thank the millions of Nigerians who voted to re-elect me as your president for the next four years. I am deeply humbled and profoundly grateful to you for judging me worthy of continuing to serve you and for your peaceful conduct.

3. In particular, I would like to thank Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his masterful leadership as Co-chair of the Campaign Council. I would like to also thank the Party Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, the Director General of the Campaign Council Rotimi Amaechi, all members of the Presidential Campaign Council and other various Support Groups.

 

4. My grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the logistical expenses of the campaign in such a vast country like Nigeria.

 

5. I also thank the millions of volunteers, self-appointed overseers, canvassers, agents, escorts and sentries who sacrificed so much of their time and resources to ensure the success of these elections. I do not have the words adequate to thank them.

6. Although Saturday’s elections were relatively peaceful, troublemakers in a handful of states attempted to disrupt an otherwise orderly process. Security agencies will bring to justice all those arrested in the process.

 

7. I am very sad at the grievous loss of lives during these elections. Security agencies will step up their efforts to protect voters in the forthcoming State elections.

8. I would like to commend our security agencies, as severely overstretched as they are, for handling the difficult task of securing the country during the election period.

9. I will like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.

10. We give thanks also to our Domestic and International observers for contributing to the success of our elections and for their interest in our country and our developing democracy.

 

11. The new Administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end. We will strive to strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind or left out.

12. I thank you for your support and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Politics: Why Atiku Abubakar rejected 2019 presidential election results

Image result for Atiku AbubakarThe presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has released a statement rejecting the 2019 presidential result.

According to him, the election was marred by electoral fraud in many states. He said this is why he has not called President Buhari to congratulate him.

”If I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victory within seconds of my being aware of his victory to offer not just my congratulations, but my services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.

“However, in my democratic struggles for the past three decades, I have never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday, February 23, 2019. 2007 was a challenge, but President Yar’Adua was remorseful. In 2019, it is sad to see those who trampled on democracy thumping their noses down on the Nigerian people.

“Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court.” the statement in part reads

Read the full statement below.

 

“I thank the Nigerian people who trooped out in their millions to perform their civic duty this past Saturday. The patriotism of Nigerians is heartwarming and affirms my oft-repeated statement that we are brothers and sisters born from the womb of one mother Nigeria.

“With regards to the Presidential elections that took place on February 23, 2019, it is clear that there were manifest and premeditated malpractices in many states which negate the results announced.

“One obvious red flag is the statistical impossibility of states ravaged by the war on terror generating much higher voter turnouts than peaceful states. The suppressed votes in my strongholds are so apparent and amateurish, that I am ashamed as a Nigerian that such could be allowed to happen. How can total votes in Akwa-Ibom, for instance, be 50% less than what they were in 2015?

 

“Another glaring anomaly is the disruption of voting in strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and diverse other states, with the authorities doing little or nothing and in some cases facilitating these unfortunate situations. (See attached links to documentary evidences).

“The militarization of the electoral process is a disservice to our democracy and a throwback to the jackboot era of military dictatorship. In some areas of the country, such as, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo states, troops deployed for the elections turned their guns on the very citizens they were meant to protect. This is condemnable and should not be associated with our electoral process in the future.

“I am a democrat and there are democratic avenues available to present the truth to the nation and the watching world. Already, many international observers have given their verdicts, which corroborate our observations. I am sure more will come in the coming hours and days.

“If I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of his victory to offer not just my congratulations, but my services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.

“However, in my democratic struggles for the past three decades, I have never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday, February 23, 2019. 2007 was a challenge, but President Yar’Adua was remorseful. In 2019, it is sad to see those who trampled on democracy thumping their noses down on the Nigerian people.

“Consequently, I hereby reject the result of the February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging it in court.

“I want to assure my supporters and the entire Nigerian people that together, we will not allow democracy to be emasculated.

“I hope and pray Nigerians will someday summon the courage to defend democracy. That is the only way we can move away from being the world headquarters for extreme poverty.”

Signed:
Waziri Atiku Abubakar
27th February 2019

Fuji King, K1 De Ultimate supports President Buhari for 2nd term

PHOTO-2018-06-28-17-20-38Fuji Music King, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Marshal who is popularly called K1 De Ultimate has supported President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in the office.

See another photo with the president below: PHOTO-2018-06-28-17-28-18

Why president Buhari changed June 12 to Democracy Day

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!President Buhari has declared June 12th as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day. President Buhari announced this on twitter this evening. He said the change in date is to honor late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

The president also said Abiola would be awarded with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) title posthumously.

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!

Operation kick APC National chairman, Oyegun out begins

Image result for John Odigie-OyegunIt really getting hot in All Progressives Congress party as the crisis is gathering momentum day by day .

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the extension of the tenure of the National chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun. Recall that last week, the National Executive Committee at a meeting attended by President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside APC governors, announced the extension of the tenure of the National Working Committee members of the party by 1 year. Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, made the announcement to newsmen after the meeting in Abuja.

The Lagos state chapter of the party has reacted to the elongation of tenure. At a consultative meeting held in Marina, Lagos state yesterday March 6th, the state chapter said the elongation is unconstitutional. A statement from the party reads

“Section 223 of the 1999 constitution as amended provides for periodical election on a democratic basis for principal officers and members of the executive committee of political parties. According to the constitution, election of the officers or members of the executive committee of a political party will be deemed to be periodical if done at regular intervals not exceeding four years. Article 17 of the party’s constitution also provides for a four-year tenure for its national and state executives, which is renewable for another four years.”

Speaking to newsmen, the leader of the party in Lagos central senatorial district, Tajudeen Olusi, said

We have taken reports of the state APC chairman in respect of the NEC meeting held in Abuja. We have also had the privilege of receiving great reports from our leader from the reconciliation committee. We have considered the issue of extension of tenure and we are of the firm belief that the decision is a breach of the constitution of our party and of the country. We are against the elongation of tenure. We shall continue to make our decision known to the party and to the president. In extending the tenure, the APC National Executive Committee had relied on Article 13.3 (ii) of its constitution which states that The NEC can discharge the functions of the convention in a period of emergency.

Article 13.3 (ii) of APC Constitution specifically states that the NEC of the party is empowered to;  “Discharge all functions of the National Conventions as constituted in between Conventions”.

“But the provision in Article 13.3 (ii) is not limitless and open-ended. It is a responsibility restricted by the same constitution, which provides exclusively under Article 30 (i) that: “This Constitution and Schedules hereto can be amended only by the National Convention of the Party.”

Oyegun is yet to react to this development.

Trending Photo: Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari now selling in traffic

Photo: Obasanjo

Some will say this is de-marketing for Buhari team. This photo is really trending on line now.

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