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2023: PVC More Powerful Than AK-47, Gov Diri Tells Nigerians

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Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has challenged Nigerians, particularly the youths to prioritize and go all out to get their permanent voter cards in order to be able to participate in the process of electing their leaders in the forthcoming general elections.

Diri asserted that the PVC is more powerful than the AK-47.

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He said “Nigerians should be ready with their PVCs. The current leadership has visited this country with hunger, poverty, dwindling economy and above all, the wanton destruction of lives and property.

“The people of this country are the only ones that have the solution to all of these. I call on them to free themselves from the current bondage because, the PVC is more powerful than the AK-47. Their PVC is everything”.

Senator Diri made the remark on Sunday while speaking at a non-denominational Democracy Day service at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa.

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The governor also charged those occupying elective and appointive offices to see themselves as servants while the people that gave them the mandate as their masters to whom they are accountable.

He further stated that elected or appointed officials should regard such positions of authority as a privilege and a platform to better the lot of the people.

His words: “Today being Democracy Day, we should all be reminded to continue to give service to our people. If you have been elected or appointed into key government offices and positions, you should note that It is only but a privilege.

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“In all our actions, we should know that those who have given us the mandate to serve them are our masters and we are their servants. If you make yourselves a demi-god, you are only deceiving yourselves.”

Commenting on the recent attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, Senator Diri again condoled with the government and people of the state over the incident.

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He said Bayelsa in solidarity with the government of Ondo State has declared that there would be no Democracy Day celebration.

Describing Bayelsa as a relatively peaceful state, Governor Diri said the state’s security architecture is being repositioned with the signing of the Bayelsa State Community Safety Corps Law to complement the efforts of the various security agencies in the state.

According to him, over 5,000 youths will be engaged by the Corps headed by Brig-Gen. Eric Angaye (Rtd) and trained in all aspects of security to curb criminal activities.

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He explained that the state-owned complementary security outfits – Bayelsa Vigilante and Bayelsa Volunteers – have been incorporated into the Corps and their personnel would also be trained to make them more effective.

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Crisis: PDP Suspends Chairman Over Alleged Misconduct

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The State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has suspended its Chairman, Tochukwu Okorie, over alleged gross misconduct.

The party’s Deputy State Chairman, Emmanuel Nworie, told newsmen after the committee’s emergency meeting in Abakaliki on Monday that the suspension was for a period of one month.

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Nworie explained that Nworie was suspended over his failure to organise executive meetings for a period of four months since he was reinstated as chairman by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

He added, “At the emergency SWC meeting, we reviewed the activities of our chairman, Tochukwu Okorie and his misconduct.

“The chairman has failed to organise a meeting for more than four months which is against the party’s constitution.”

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The Deputy chairman, the legal adviser, the publicity secretary, and the women leader were among those at the emergency meeting.

On May 23, 2022, the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the reinstatement of Okorie as Ebonyi PDP’s Chairman and sacked Silas Onu, who was occupying the post.

Reacting to the development, Okorie described his alleged suspension as illegal, saying: “it is only the national leadership that can suspend me.

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“I’m a member of the National Executive Council of the party and no member of the state working committee has the power to suspend me.

“On the alleged gross misconduct, I’m the chairman as directed by the court. I have the prerogative power to access the party’s account in carrying out party activities,” he said.

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2023: Nigerian Cleric Predicts Outcome Of Presidential Elections, Issues Warnings

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Monday, disclosed the outcome of the presidential elections in Kenya, Senegal and Angola.

In a statement by his Media Aide, Osho Oluwatosin, Primate Ayodele gave an insight on what should be expected in the election while also giving spiritual advice to contenders on how to win the election.

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In Kenya, Primate Ayodele revealed that Raila Odinga should intensify efforts in his campaign if he doesn’t want DP William Ruto to defeat him.

The man of God revealed that he sees Ruto bringing up surprises that will threaten the victory of Odinga in the election.

Primate Ayodele also noted that there would be crisis and violence in the election because it would be very tough while advising Ruto to put his house together as he has all it takes to win the election.

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He said: “In Kenya, Raila Odinga must not relent in his political effort; otherwise, William Ruto will get it. Odinga must still restrategize despite the fact that he seems to be more popular. He must be careful, as I see Ruto bringing up surprises on the day of the election. There will be crisis and violence in the election because it will be very tough. Ruto has all it takes to win the election if only he puts his house in order.

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“There will be some fraud in areas where Ruto has huge chances, but he has all it takes to win if he puts his house together.”

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In the coming parliamentary elections in Senegal, Primate Ayodele revealed that there would be a gang-up against the president if he didn’t change his tactics.

The man of God explained that there would be efforts to ensure he didn’t have a majority in the parliament.

“In Senegal, there will be efforts to ensure the president doesn’t get a majority in the parliamentary election coming up in July. If the president doesn’t change his tactics now, he will not have a majority, and it will cause crisis for him.”

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In Angola, he warned the citizens to pray against losing the immediate former president of the country while revealing that there will be a coalition against the incumbent president in the coming election, which can unseat him if care isn’t taken.

“In Angola, let them pray not to lose the country’s former president, and in the coming election, there will be a serious election between the incumbent and opposition. If the president allows the coalition to work against him, he will lose the election, but if he works very well and does the needful, it will be difficult for the coalition to unseat him.”

Primate Ayodele warned some other African presidents to watch their health as he foresees a health crisis that will threaten their lives.

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“The president of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon will have ill health and terminal disease that will shake his government. I also see rumours of his death spreading. The president of Malabo should pray for his health. Congo Brazzaville must pray against losing a prominent personality in the country.”

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Also speaking on ECOWAS, Primate Ayodele urged the leaders to work against coup and insecurity in African nations while making it known that some Juntas will not want to allow transition and that one of them will transform himself into a civilian president.

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“ECOWAS must work on coup and insecurity in African countries. Insecurity will get worse next year and some of the Junta will not want to go, one of them will transform himself to a civilian president.”

“Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, South Africa should pray against border crisis. Let’s pray we don’t experience floods in countries that have not experienced it in the past years.”

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Why Those Asking Kwankwaso To Be Peter Obi’s Running Mate Are Not Politicians – Galadima

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A member of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Buba Galadima has claimed that Nigerians clamouring for the party’s presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso to be the running mate of his (Kwankwaso) Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi are not politicians.

Galadima made the claim on Monday while featuring on Arise Television’ Morning Show.

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According to him, the Kwankwasian movement has been in force for the past 32 years, while that of Peter Obi started just two months ago, stressing that there is no way the NNPP candidate can deputize Obi.

He said, “Those who said Chief Peter Obi could not be Kwankwaso’s running mate are not politicians.

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“They just started a movement two months ago while the Kwankwasian movement has been on ground for 32 years and the primary reason for the movement is for Kwankwaso to become President.

“No Nigerian has ever performed well while in office like Alhaji Kwankwaso. I understand that Peter Obi was the governor of Anambra State and he did his best but not like Kwankwaso.”

He argued that Kwankwaso has more educational qualifications than any other presidential candidate of any political party.

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