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2023: Jos Grounded As Nigerian Prophet Leads Peter Obi’s Mega Rally

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group appealed to Nigerians not to vote for corrupt politicians, urging them to vote for candidates like the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who has the country’s interest at heart.

The group decried the precarious situation the country has found itself in as a result of the myriad of challenges occasioned by the poor leadership.

Convener of the group, Prophet Isa El-Buba, made the disclosure while addressing thousands of Peter Obi supporters before the commencement of the Plateau Mega Rally/Fitness Walk for Good Governance in Nigeria, held at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

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El-Buba said, “I want to appeal to Nigerians not to vote for corrupt politicians who have looted our treasury.

“Vote for people who have the interest of the common man at heart.

“That is why we have decided to throw our weight behind Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate because we have seen what he has done as Governor of Anambra State and his antecedents show he is someone that can bring us out of the woods.

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“We came here to pray for a better Nigeria, and also sensitise the citizenry about the upcoming elections,” he maintained.

Also speaking, Alexander Janpak Converner/Coordinator Plateau State Support Group, with effective presence in all 17 LGAs and Wards in the state, said, “Peter Obi’s movement is a tornado occasioned by the over two decades of uninterrupted democracy that has birthed a generation of democratically conscious youths preceding a generation suppressed and subdued by prolonging military rule, raised to ‘obey before complain.’”

According to him, “The only hope for liberation and freedom which lies in education is manifesting gradually, and rearing its head in the Peter – Datti movement.

“A deviation from the norm of political parties manipulation through delegates, offering a candidate produced by a credibly fair and transparent primary election under the auspices of Labour Party.

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“Peter Obi’s – Ahmed Datti candidature offers a unique opportunity for Nigerians to produce the leadership they desire different from the old political style of highest bidder takes all – Nigeria is not for sale.

“Nelson Mandela said, and I quote: “The world will not respect Africans until Nigeria earns that respect. The black people of the world need Nigeria to be great as a source of pride and inspiration”.

“This movement is an all-inclusive struggle for all the black people of the world generally, and Nigerians in particular.

“The superordinate goal is for power to return to the people from the elites. Peter Obi and Ahmed Datti will be rewarded with another tenure when they perform, or shown the way out should they do the contrary,” he stressed.

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The event featured a short prayer session before proceeding on a match to the State Secretariat Junction in Jos, while thousands gathered; songs, banners, and placards were carried in support of the candidature of Peter Obi (Plateau is Obedient), among others.

The procession led to serious traffic gridlock in the major streets of Jos metropolis.

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Edo APC Gives Vanguard 24hrs Ultimatum To Retract Alleged Libelous Publication, Threatens Law Suit

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The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given Vanguard newspaper 24 hours ultimatum to retract a publication which the party described as “libelous and defamatory.”

This is contained in a letter addressed to Vanguard newspaper Editor by the party’s lawyer, Martin Omo-lghekpe, a copy of which was made available to INFO DAILY on Tuesday.

Vanguard newspaper was said to have carried an advertorial today July 23, 24, wherein faces of some APC chieftains in the state were published and labelled: Edo Airport Violence: Faces of Suspected Culprits.

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In the letter titled: ‘LIBEL AND DEFAMATION AGAINST THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESss (APC) EDO STATE CHAPTER WITH RESPECT TO THE NAMED PERSONS, WHOSE PHOTOGRAPHS APPEARED IN PAGE 15 OF THE VANGUARD’, the APC lawyer said it was meant to malign the party and the persons whose photographs wete published by the paper.

The party said Vanguard’s failure to publish a retraction and apology within the said 24 hours would lead to the party instituting “criminal and civil action” against the paper over what the paper referred to as “defamatory and libelous” publication.

The letter reads in part: “It is our brief that you termed the photographs of the aforesaid gentlemen as “Edo
State Airport Violence faces of suspected culprits”

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“We take serious reservations to your audacious, malicious, libelous and defamatory publication which has no legal foundation, as the said publication is orchestrated to
malign the image of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Edo State Chapter, in the eyes of the general public as our Client had written a comprehensive petition to the office of the Knspector General of Police, in respect of the incident at the Benin Airport on the 18 of July, 2024, which said petition is subject to police
investigation.

“We are of the firm view that a newspaper of your standing, ought to maintain the highest ethical standard put in place by the regulatory agencies.

“Flowing from the above, our Client hereby demand as follows:
a) The immediate retraction of the aforesaid malicious, libelous and
defamatory publication within 24 hours of the receipt of this letter.
b) A letter of apology to our Client within a full cover space of your
newspaper. TAKE NOTICE; that failure to abide by the penultimate paragraphs, will leave us with no option than to institute both criminal and civil action against Vanguard.”

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JUST IN: Imo Senator, Onyewuchi Dumps Labour Party, Joins APC

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The senator representing Imo East Senatorial District, Ezenwa Onyewuchi, has dumped the Labour Party (LP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Onyewuchi also declared his support for President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

His letter of defection was read on the floor of the red chambers by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, July 23.

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Recall in 2022, Senator Onyewuchi left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the Labour Party (LP).

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Onyewuchi was also a former member of the House of Representatives – Owerri-Municipal/Owerri-North/West-Federal Constituency

The letter partly reads: “This decision is due to the intractable division and crisis in the labour party that sponsored my election into the senate.

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“We give our unflinching support to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and of course, support his administration aimed at achieving sustainable development for our country.”

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JUST IN: ADC Reps Member Defects To APC

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The member representing Ijumu/Kabba Bunu federal constituency of Kogi state, Hon. Idris Salman on Tuesday, July 23, announced his defection from the Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Salman, who was one of the two ADC lawmakers elected into the 10th Assembly, said he was defecting to the ruling party after due consultations.

His defection which is the first since the House was inaugurated on 13th June, 2023, was greeted with loud applause by members present at plenary.

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The minority whip, Hon. Ali Isa JC, however, asked the House to declare the seat of the defecting member vacant in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

He said the Constitution provides that any member who defects from the party that sponsored him as a member of the House should lose his seat especially when there is no crisis in the party.

However, the minority whip’s position was overshadowed by a cacophony of voices, as the chamber erupted into chaos with members attempting to drown out his remarks.

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The defection of Salman reduces the number of the minority caucus to 179.

 

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