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APC failed all expectations of Nigerians except nepotism — Nwodo

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Kayode Sanni-Arewa

The former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, has said that the government of the All Progressives Congress, APC, failed Nigerians on all fronts except nepotism.

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Dr. Nwodo, an ex-Governor of Enugu State, said that the APC government completely failed to provide security, quality education, a good economy and infrastructure among others to Nigerians in the last eight years that it has been on the saddle.

He said that APC government instead of treating Nigerians with equity, singled out Hausas and Fulanis and handed them all the good jobs in the country.

He equally said that the timing of the redesigning of the currency notes and the general census was wrong considering the national economic status and insecurity.

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“I will score the government of the All Progressives Congress, APC, very low. It completely failed Nigerians on economy, security, employment, education and infrastructure development. I don’t even know where to give the government 10 percent except on nepotism where it scored 150 marks.

“Nepotism! Every job must go to the Hausas and Fulanis. That was the only place they got a pass mark.

“There is nothing APC government promised Nigerians which it was able to fulfill in the past eight years. Promise and fail is their trademark. This government said that it came to fight corruption, but today, Nigeria is the most corrupt country in the world,” he said.

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Talking about the redesigning of the naira notes, he said “Two things that the federal government is doing that I don’t see the urgency are changing the currency at this material time, as well as conducting census. I have had all kinds of figures that they are mentioning, billions of Naira they are going to use to print just changing of colour of Naira.

“When we say that we have no money. Is that a priority at this time that we have no money? So, insisting on doing a census at the same time that we are doing general elections is out of place. In how many states, have we been able to control security that we can send strangers to people’s houses in the villages to do enumeration?

” But because they want to spend that money now, and eat it, that is how I, Okwesilieze Nwodo see these two things. They are not the priority of this country today, the priority is to put food on people’s tables and give them security. Give us security, use this money we want to spend on census and printing different colours of the same note to provide security for the people. When we have adequate security, we can do all those things. When the economy improves, we can do all those things,” he said

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Oyo Gov suspends campaign as protests rock Ibadan over new naira notes, fuel crisis

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Kayode Sanni Arewa

Protest in Ibadan over fuel, Naira scarcity
Some aggrieved residents of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Friday trooped to major roads protesting over the hardship imposed on them by the new naira notes and persistent fuel scarcity.

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The protesters, in their hundreds, blocked the Iwo Road Interchange, frontage of the State Secretariat at Agodi and other major roads in the city.

At the state secretariat, the fierce looking youths forcefully opened the gate and moved into the complex, heading straight to the Governor’s office situated within the complex.

At Iwo Road Interchange, suspected hoodlums have hijacked the protest.
They were, however, prevented from gaining entrance into the governor’s office due to quick response from the security personnel manning the gates.

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In the town, the protesters obstructed the major roads, thereby hindering free vehicular movement, which left many commuters stranded.

They were seen blocking all the adjoining roads, burning tyres and harassing motorists and the commuters.

At the Gate/Bus Stop and Idi- Ape axis, the protesters blocked the roads, diverting vehicles from the direction.

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A cross section of the protesters attributed their actions to the frustrations being faced in the banks and filling stations.

As at the time of filling this report, the protest was spreading to other parts of the city.

The patrol vehicles of security agencies, particularly the police were seen moving toward Iwo Road and Idiape areas of the city to restore normalcy.

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Commenting, Mr Olu Akindele, an Artisan, said he spent the whole day at the Automated Teller Machine point in one of the banks at Iwo Road on Thursday and was unable to get cash.

According to him, the ATM was not dispensing, but I waited for hours, hoping that the bank officials would load it.

“We Nigerians have been contending with fuel and new naira notes scarcity for weeks across the country.

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“I believe it is time for the government to take positive step to address the twins challenges we are battling with,” he said.

A POS operator, Miss Funmi Irewole, also expressed frustration as she could not withdraw either the old or new notes from her deposit before extension of the deadline.

Ojewole called on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, review its policy on the new naira notes to alleviate the sufferings of the citizens.

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Meanwhile, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has suspended his campaign activities until further notice over unending fuel and new naira-note crisis in the state.

Makinde, whose campaign trail had visited some parts of the state, announced the suspension of his campaign activities at the flag off of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road on Friday.

This is contained in a statement by Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.

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The governor said that the suspension was in solidarity with the people over the harrowing experiences in recent time over unending fuel and new naira note crisis in the state.

Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended, noting that the people’s suffering was too much.

The governor said that the decision was taken because, he was elected to protect the interests and well beings of citizens of the state.(NAN)

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TRENDING! Watch moment protesters chased away Tinubu’s campaign train in Ijesha land

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A viral clip has emerged online showing protesters chasing away APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu campaign team when he visited the King of Ijesaland.

Echoes of go away we don’t want any party here and echoes of unprintable graffiti rented the air.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Kefas Agbu as Taraba PDP governorship candidate

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Supreme Court has affirmed the candidature of Agbu Kefas as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state.

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Justice Emmanuel Agim on Friday
dismissed the appeal brought before it by Prof. Jerome Nyameh challenging the May 25, 2022 Taraba governorship primary election that produced Kefas as the flagbearer of the PDP.

The apex court dismissed the appeal by Nyameh on the grounds that he failed to explore the internal mechanism for peaceful resolution of primary election before rushing to court to institute the suit.

Justice Agim, while reading the unanimous judgment of the court held that Nyameh also failed to join other aspirants that participated in the primary election as defendants as required by law.

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The apex court also said that the law was clear on conditions precedent to be complied with before any aggrieved governorship aspirant can rush to court.

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