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Don’t Use Other People’s Children As Thugs, Sultan Tells Politicians

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has cautioned politicians against using other people’s children as political thugs.

He spoke yesterday at the flag-off of senatorial districts voter education and sensitization exercise organised by the National Orientation Agency.

Sultan, represented by Chiroman Sokoto, Alhaji Buhari Abubakar, reminded politicians that God gives power to whom He wishes, asking them not to see politics as a do-or-die affair.

NOA Director in the state, Maude Danchadi, cautioned Nigerians against vote-buying and violence.

He also stressed the need for Nigerians to avoid election apathy.

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BREAKING: APC’s Lyon Accepts Supreme Court’s Verdict On Bayelsa

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Sacked Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accepted the final decision of the Supreme Court on its judgement that nullified his victory at the November 16th, 2019 governorship election.

Lyon, in a statement he personally signed, said though the decision of the apex court to stick to its February 13th judgement dashed the hope of the people of the state, he accepted it in the interest of peace and the development of Bayelsa.

He appealed to the supporters of the APC, his loyalists and the people that came out en masse to vote for him at the to accept the judgement and maintain the peace.

Lyon commended the leadership of the APC at the state and national levels for their tenacity in upholding the principles of constitutional democracy.

He said: “The Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020, reviewed the judgment it gave against us on 13th February, 2020 and decided to maintain its earlier judgment

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“I am aware of the extent to which this decision has further dashed the hope of Bayelsans as it upturned the democratic mandate of the Bayelsa electorate.

“I hereby unequivocally state my decision to accept the Supreme Court verdict however distressing as it is. It is the decision of the Supreme Court, and we are all bound to accept the outcome as law-abiding citizens of this great country.

“I wish to appeal to my party faithful, my supporters, all Bayelsans and all lovers of peace and justice to accept this verdict and maintain the peace.

“While they have a right to think that this is a case of judgment without justice, I strongly appeal against all forms of violence or any conduct that threatens the peace and development of our state.

“I strongly believe that God still loves Bayelsans and will still allow His Will to come to pass in their lives.

“I seize this opportunity to thank the leadership of our party, the All Progressives Congress at the National, State , local Government and ward levels for their tenacity in upholding the ideals of constitutional democracy”.

He added: “I appeal to all Bayelsans not to shy away from participating in the governance of our dear state for the common good and wellbeing of its people.

“In the same vain, I urge the good people of the state to continue to uphold the dreams of our founding fathers in our aspiration to lead the state irrespective of party affiliations.

“Lastly, it is my resolve to continue to join forces with well-meaning individuals, institutions and organisations towards bringing the much-needed development to Bayelsa State which has bee in dire need of development”.

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BREAKING: Police Avert Clash In APC Secretariat

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The timely intervention of the Police on Thursday prevented what would have been a bloody clash between pro and anti Oshiomhole protest groups at the national Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abuja.

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“All The Wicked People In Nigeria Have Refused To Die” — Abaribe

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Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, says the wicked people in the country do not want to die but Nigeria keeps losing the good ones.

Abaribe said this on Wednesday at a valedictory session held in honour of the late Ignatius Longjan, senator who represented Plateau south.

Longjan died on February 10 in Abuja. He was 75.

The minority leader described Longjan as a “peace builder and a very good person.”

“A few days ago we were here doing this same thing, a valedictory for one of our colleagues. The question we always ask, Mr President is, why are we losing the good ones?” he asked.

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“All the wicked people are in this country, they don’t die. It is the good ones that go. And so today, we commiserate with the wife and children and the people that he represents and of course the diplomatic community from where he came and Nigerians in general.”

On his part, Gabriel Suswam, senator representing Benue north-east, asked Nigerians to pray for God to take away the bad people from the country.

“The two major religions should pray so that the Almighty God does not continue to take the good people away. Let Him be taking the bad ones as well,” he said.

“Senator Longjan was a consummate gentleman. It is very sad he has gone to meet our Lord.

“But we should pray seriously that under no circumstances until the end of the next three years that we should not come here to pay tribute again because it is not right that our people have sent us to come and speak on their behalf and every time we are here paying tributes that somebody has left.”

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