Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, has no constitutional or moral right to stop him from coming to Ekiti to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi.
He said recent threats by Fayose, regarding his support for Fayemi, cannot hold water, just as he warned Ekiti state governor against violence ahead of the July governorship election in the state.
Akeredolu, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, advised Fayose not to make the forthcoming election in Ekiti state a do-or-die affair, alleging that recent events in the state have shown how desperate Fayose is about the election.
He denied allegation by Fayose that he went to Ekiti state with no fewer than 150 policemen to cause the crisis in Ado
Ekiti, the state capital, during an APC rally where four persons, including an APC chieftain, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, were injured, saying the allegation was a lie from the pit of hell.
“Ekiti state governor has equally repeated his, hitherto, baseless and punctured accusation that Akeredolu is planning to use Ondo State’s two months’ allocations to fund the election of the APC governorship candidate in Ekiti state.
“Ordinarily, we would have ignored the deliberate lies and falsehood, but, we felt we would not be fair to the public if such lies are not debunked. For the information of the doubters, Akeredolu, even if provoked, cannot debase his personality to a level that he will sacrifice the interests of his people for pecuniary gains.
“Instead of engaging in hypocritical activities like eating at motor parks and cutting ‘ponmo’ at the market square, Akeredolu is currently applying the public resources for the betterment of the lives of the people of the state. So, it is interesting to state that Ondo is witnessing massive infrastructure development in all sectors of the state.
“Fayose should be reminded that the Akeredolu-led administration has performed creditably well in the last one year and few months.
“On Friday’s attack in Ekiti, we would like to refer Fayose to a statement by the Ekiti State police spokesperson, Caleb Okechukwu, who cleared the air on the issue. An investigation by the police has revealed that the shooter was a police officer brought from Lagos by an Ekiti politician.
“We, therefore, call the security agencies in the country to take note of the false accusation leveled against Akeredolu by Fayose and his town crier. It is also important for Fayose to know one very important fact that we are committed to the peaceful co-existence between the state and Ekiti.
“The seed of discord Fayose is trying to plant between the two states will not germinate no matter how much cunning he is. Akeredolu reserves every right to show support for the candidate of his party in Ekiti State, just as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the rest are showing support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. There is no law that prohibits that. Fayose and the PDP are making issues out of this because of the smell of defeat that has overwhelmed them,” he said.
A Nigerian Lady Was electrocuted while She Was Charging her Phone (Photos)
A Nigerian lady known as Imaobong Ekanem on Facebook has died of electrocution by her mobile phone while deep asleep.
According to a Facebook user called Peter Prekings Chima, who shared the story online, the lady left the phone on her bare body while sleeping. It seemed like there was a power surge when the light was restored and she got electrocuted.
‘R.I.P Dear Imaobong Ekanem
According to Jeffrey Sidney Wehere, She was Charging her phone and dropped it on her body and Slept off, NEPA took the Light and brought it back while she was Sleeping and it shocked her to death..
It’s Very Unfortunate’
Friends of the man that shared the story took to the comment section to pay condolences to the supposedly late lady and some warned against the use of mobile phones on the bed.
One of the friends wrote:
May her soul rest in peace.
Can Nigerians ever learn? so many write-ups on charging phones
~ keep it away from us when charging.
~ don’t use while charging (calling or receiving)
~~ don’t charge power banks near our beds.
~~ Always unplug whenever you want to use it
One happened on the day of the election on Saturday. She had the power bank charging her phone and the time playing music with earphone on. As the rain started, she ran to take shelter and the next sound was an explosion, the power bank exploded and had one side of her body burnt but she is stable. The power bank came in touch with rain while charging the phone.
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Archbishop – I like Buhari because he fears no one
The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Oche Job, says he admires President Muhammadu Buhari because he is a man that fears no one.
The archbishop’s remark was a sequel to the recent signing of four bills into laws by Buhari.
The President had, on June 8, assented to the Constitution Fourth Alteration Bill, which grants financial autonomy to the State Houses of Assembly and the states’ Judiciary nationwide.
The law is to ensure that the budgetary allocations of the states’ Houses of Assembly and the judiciary will no longer go through the budgeting process of the executive arm at the state level, but will be transferred directly to their accounts.
Buhari also signed into law the Bill No. 16 which stipulates that where a Vice-President succeeds a President or a Deputy Governor succeeds a Governor, he or she can no more contest for that office more than once.
Other bills signed into laws were the Constitution Amendment No. 21, which relates to the determination of pre-election matters and the Bill No. 9 which gives the Independent National Electoral Commission ) sufficient time to conduct bye-elections.
The clergyman, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday, said if Buhari “is a man who fears what people will say, by now, he would have become very nervous.
“For sure, I commend him. You see, Buhari fears no one and that’s why I like him. He makes up his mind and says and does what he thinks is the best for the nation.
“People may not praise him now; but by the time he leaves the seat, and somebody comes in and they begin to do the comparison, they will say if it were in the time of Buhari, oh my God, this thing would have been this.”
The clergyman also said that a good leader must have self-confidence.
“If you must rule and have the blessings of the majority, you need to have what is called self-confidence,” he said.
He noted that though there are cabals in Aso Rock, they are not as pronounced as in the period of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“There are cabals in Aso Villa till now, but they are no longer well-pronounced like before. At the time of Goodluck Jonathan, every time and then, you hear of cabals.
“But I think because Buhari makes up his mind and he knows where he is going, he doesn’t listen to people.
“That’s why the issue of a cabal is no longer pronounced like in the past,” he said.
Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) – I can’t vouch for those working for Buhari
The Director, Strategic Communications, Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), says he can only vouch for President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity and not those working for him.
Keyamo said this during a chat with ‘The Interview’, a monthly magazine published in Abuja.
The senior advocate was asked to respond to allegations that there was nepotism and backdoor recruitment at the Central Bank of Nigeria and other public institutions.
He said, “Remember there was a time when there was an outcry that they shortlisted certain people or there were more people from certain parts of the country. Like I said when these things come out and they come to the knowledge of the President, what does he do?
“Do you really expect the President to sit down and compile names of those to employ in MDAs? We cannot vouch for people who work for him. I am saying that openly. I cannot vouch for them. Do you expect the President to sit down, take his pen and begin to shortlist people one by one?
“When the issue of shortlisted candidates was brought to the public knowledge, that it tilted to some areas, he stopped the process.”
Keyamo also berated those accusing Buhari of appointment of mainly northerners to top positions.
He said even though a large number of the persons running security agencies were from the North, the economy was being run by the South.
The senior advocate, therefore, stated that many southerners were being unnecessarily paranoid.
He said, “The service chiefs, two are from the South, two are from the North. One is from Ekiti and one, I think is a Calabar man or so. Now, the DSS and the NSA, in some areas when the President concentrates on picking people from some areas, in other areas, he may decide to leave that zone entirely and concentrate on another zone.
“For the northerners complaining that there is no one northerner in the economic team. You have the Vice-President from the south. You have the Minister of Budget, he is from the South; the Minister of Finance, from the South; the Minister of Trade from the South.”
Source: The Punch
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