Breaking : IPDI accuses NNS Delta of killing , indiscriminate shooting in communities

It’s a lie to discredit our crusade against illegal bunkering – Navy

WARRI:  Ijaw  Peoples Development Initiative , IPDI, has accused the Nigerian Navy of allegedly killing an Ijaw youth , Mr Danzu Michael when it invaded Benneth island in Warri south west local government area, Delta state  in search of crude oil theives   President of the body, Comrade Austin Ozobo in a letter addressed to the Chief of Naval Staff , CNS Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibasand made available to the Vanguard in Warri, Delta state  further alleged that men  from Nigerian Navy Ship,  NNS, Delta , Warri , Delta state carried the action, adding that they also shot sporadically at Salvation city community in the local government for several hours in the name of searching for oil thieves. .

Ozobo in the letter  alleged that the shooting at Salvation city community,  caused panic in the area as residents scampered for safety.

Meantime, when contacted the Commander, NNS Delta, Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu who spoke through the Base information officer Mr S. Bala  dismissed the allegation of the Ijaw group as lies, adding that they were meant to discredit effort of the Navy to rid communities of illegal bunkering activities.

He said men of the Navy from NNS Delta had always conducted its operations  in the most professional manner.   “Our operations at Benneth island had no casualty , we were also mindful of the environment.

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We had no record of death during our operation ,” he said.   The Ijaw group on its part,  further  enjoined the Chief of Naval Staff to investigate its allegations against operations of  men of the NNS, Delta, pleading that those found wanting should be brought to book.   Continuing, it said no illegal bunkering activities occur in the communities.

“We wish to state that invasion of an entire community in the name of looking for alleged oil bunkers amounts to the violation of the fundamental right of members of the Salvation City Community.

Our Client is not against efforts to stop people who involve themselves in acts of criminality and are ready to work with security agencies in this respect. However, it is illegal for an entire community to be invaded in the name of looking for illegal oil bunkers.

If there are people who are alleged to have violated the laws of the land, the action should be directed at those people and not the entire or innocent members of the community.

Demand that your office, being a responsible organization should carry out a thorough investigation of the unlawful killing of Danzu Michael and frequent invasions of Salvation City Community by officers of NNS Delta and bring those officers to justice to act as deterrent to others in the future. “, the group said its letter to the CNS.

[BREAKING] 2020 budget: Senate approves Buhari’s N850bn loan request

The Senate has approved the N850billion loan request of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, which was read at the plenary on Tuesday.

The loan request is to finance projects in the 2020 budget.

The President had asked the Senate to approve N850 billion loan for the Federal Government to enable his regime to fund the 2020 budget.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read the letter after a closed session with members when the red chamber resumes plenary on Tuesday.

Buhari, according to the official communication, is seeking the approval of the senate to raise a fresh loan of N850bn from the domestic capital market.

“COVID-19: Dellta lifts lockdown, face masks made compulsory” is locked

COVID-19: Dellta lifts lockdown, face masks made compulsory

The President said the loan would enable his government to adequately finance projects in the 2020 budget.

The Senators wore face masks in the chamber and they also maintained social distancing by keeping two seats between one another.

The President, in the letter, explained that the external borrowing would be made from the domestic capital market instead of the capital international market.

He added that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has been directed to provide further information that may be requested by the upper legislative chamber over the new external borrowing plan.

Details later…

COVID-19: Dellta lifts lockdown, face masks made compulsory

Delta State Government on Tuesday lifted the lockdown in the state while directing that social distancing should be maintained to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, in a statewide broadcast also directed the compulsory use of face masks in public places.

The governor declared, “As we gradually relax the restriction of movement, I must caution that it is not yet Uhuru; life, as we have known it, is still a long way off. We must, therefore, brace ourselves up to adjust to the new normal in all our personal, official, and business dealings going forward.

“As an administration, we remain irrevocably committed to doing everything necessary to protect the lives and property of citizens in the State, in addition to providing a safe and secure environment for them to pursue their dreams of success and happiness.

“In view of the foregoing, it has become necessary to partially lift the ban on movements within the State effective Thursday, 30th April 2020. This is to enable our people to engage in economic/business activities between the hours of 6am and 7pm. Security agencies will be on hand to ensure strict compliance with the time frame.”

According to the governor, the state borders will now remain open to only agricultural, petroleum, food, and other essential services.

Okowa added that religious worship centres remain closed and a new directive about their mode of operations will be issued in the coming days.

He further announced that tricycles otherwise called Keke are only allowed to carry two passengers at the back and public buses can only convey two passengers per seat to maintain proper social distancing.

he said, “While burials and weddings will be allowed, the social distancing rule (6ft apart) must be applied, and the number of guests/persons must not exceed 50.

“Our schools (public and private) remain closed until Sunday, 31st May 2020.

“Entertainment centres, including cinemas, bars and night clubs remain closed until Sunday, 31st May 2020.

“Restaurants/Canteens/Beer Parlours are to operate on a take-away basis while hotels will be allowed to open (with in-room dining) but their restaurants, bars and night clubs remain closed till further notice.

“While transport services (Keke, taxis, buses) are allowed to operate, the number of passengers shall be as follows: two persons at the back for Keke; one person at the front seat and two persons at the back for a taxi; 10-12 persons for a 16-seater/18-seater bus.

“Our airports remain closed to passenger traffic till further notice.

“I shall be meeting with our religious leaders on Thursday to chart the way forward for our places of worship. However, all crusades/conventions remain banned till further notice.

“For the public service, only workers on Grade Level 12 and above should resume work effective Thursday. This order does not apply to junior staff on essential/emergency duties.

“Workers with comorbidities identified by the Ministry of Health or its agencies can work from home. However, workplace protocols should be in place for disease surveillance/prevention, including screening, use of facemasks and social distancing.”

BREAKING: Buhari extends lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, FCT for 14 days

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown declared in Abuja as well as Lagos and Ogun States to prevent the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus for another 14 days.

Buhari said this in a nationwide broadcast on Monday.

He said the decision to extend the initial 14-day lockdown was taken “having carefully considered the briefings and report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered.”

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My goals, my shortcomings as Borno’s governor

By Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum

All praise be to Almighty for giving us good health and strength to preside over the governance of our dear state. I salute our courage and calmness in the face of the global pandemic called corona virus that is ravaging the whole world. We should continue to observe the simple hygenic advice given to us and pray for Allah’s protection and safegurd.

I have remained focused since my assumption of office on my solemn pledge to ensure peace and security in the state as well as to reposition the state on the path of development. We know that the task envisaged is herculean and enormous requiring sacrifices, commitment and resilience. We have made spectacular achievements in ensuring peace and tranquility in the state. I personally visited all Local Government Areas of the state. We have concentrated on the provision of infrastructural facilities to ensure establishment of civil authorities and revitalize trade and commerce. We are making frantic efforts to resettle displaced communities and provide mechanism for their independent means of livelihood.

I sincerely acknowledge with thanks, all commendations coming from even far places. These commendations have given us assurance that we are on the right track and will ginger us up to put more efforts and commitments.

Let me also acknowledge with thanks, those well spirited individuals who spoke of my occasional emotional outburst and other shortcomings characteristic of any human being. I have taken all the comments in good faith and will ensure I heed to all the good advices so as to ensure good governance and better quality of life for our people. While I hold no grudge against anyone, I sincerly seek your forgivness for the shortcomings.

I want this administration to be principally people centred with broad based participation. Our doors are wide-open for consultations and worthwhile advices to take our state to the next level. I thank everyboday for the concern shown for my life personally and for the administration and assure you that we will do all it takes to ensure better quality of life to our people and prosperity to our state.

Let us continue to pray for absolute peace to reign in the state and seek protection from corona virus and any other calamity that may befall the state. May Allah protect us all. Ameen.

Coronavirus: FG urged to suspend NYSC camps now

By Steve Oni, Ilorin

As a measure to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus currently ravaging the world, the federal government has been admonished to direct the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to temporarily close all NYSC camps in the country.

A new set of youth corps members is billed to resume next week in all the NYSC camps across the country.

Commending the management of the University of Lagos for placing a temporary suspension on public activities and gatherings at the institution because of the ravaging coronavirus, the National President, Oodua Progressives Care Initiative (OPCI), Dr. Maruff Olarewaju, has urged other institutions of higher learning in the country to follow suit, saying that no stone should be left unturned to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country.

He said: “If the management of the University of Lagos can temporarily put on hold public activities and gatherings in the institution because of coronavirus in order to curb its escalation, it is not too much for other universities, and indeed all institutions of higher learning across the country to do likewise. As a matter of fact, all NYSC camps in the country also should be temporarily closed pending when the virus will be fully tackled by the federal government in conjunction with the 36 state governments.

He said: “We should learn how to prevent rather than cure when the damage has already been done. Prevention is always better than cure.

“We should not fold our arms and watch the virus kill our youths who are our future glory, and this, I opine, should be done now before we begin to run from pillar to post in search of solution.

“If Saudi Arabia can temporarily stop ‘tawaf’ for non Saudi people because of coronavirus, why can’t Nigeria do the same?

“The federal government should not allow the virus to be added to the already established challenges facing the country; that will be a disaster and a minus for the Buhari administration that is fiercely battling corruption, banditry and insurgency across the country, while also trying to fix the wobbled economy.

“It’s high time all parents and guardians joined hands to prevail on the federal government to stop NYSC camps for now as it will not do us any good if the virus should spread to NYSC camps.

Baraje calls for dialogue to solve Nigeria’s security challenges

By Steve Oni, Ilorin

Former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has called for dialogue among various interest groups, individuals, governments and security agencies on how best to solve Nigeria’s seemingly intractable security challenges, lamenting that the unabated security problems and mass killings of innocent citizens are becoming too worrisome, alarming and getting out of the control of the nation’s security outfits.

The PDP chieftain, who is the Founder and Financier of Kawu Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Gerewu, made this call in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, while fielding questions from journalists on the occasion of his 69th birthday.

To him, “the most difficult, most concerned and most retrogressive of the problems the country is facing is insecurity” and he therefore urged Nigerians, particularly the youths, to be more security conscious about their environments and report strange people as well as suspicious objects around them to the appropriate authorities.

He said: “I wish to appreciate all Nigerians for their resilience, perseverance at this very difficult times in Nigeria.

“Everybody is now feeling the punches of the difficult times, good governance is really difficult to get these days. I therefore wish to say that the most difficult and most depressing of the entire situation is the insecurity in the country.

“I want to also enjoin Nigerians to go back to their culture, the culture of working together with our neighbours in ensuring that our environment is safe as this is the period that we must be at alert, live up to our responsibilities and be our brother’s keeper.

“As people analyse issues now in the social media, write ups, opinions, the conventional media and even the notorious video messages, they must put on their thinking caps and sheave the corn from the shaft, truth from lies before they jump into conclusions, particularly in their perceptions and beliefs in good governance.”

On the establishment of Amotekun by the South West governors, Baraje described the security arrangement as appropriate more so that it would complement the efforts of security agencies, explaining that similar outfits have been in operations in other regions. He, however, called for dialogue over their mode of operations and resolve the grey areas with the Federal Government.

Alhaji Baraje lamented that the security apparatuses of Nigeria have failed and collapsed, claiming that the centre could no longer hold as there seems to be no control whatsoever anymore.

He charged the legislatures that he described as the eyes, the brain and the conscience of the people to insist on good governance, while the judiciary should also deliver justice to the masses. He called for decentralisation of the authorities and the institutions of the state so as to make them more effective and efficient.

Speaking on the 2023 general elections in the country, the PDP chieftain said the party is intact and preparing for the elections and urged PDP leaders and supporters to remain focused and more united more so that the electorate have now realised the difference between the present APC administration and that of the PDP.

Commenting on the committee set up to resolve the issue of Ilearugbo, he said the idea is a welcome development stressing that Ilorin Emirate is known for peace and peaceful coexistence among families and individuals.

My gratitude and pledge to the people of Borno-Governor-Elect

By Professor Babagana Umara Zulum

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
We must begin with profound gratitude to the Almighty, the giver of power, for guiding and strengthening the course of our political struggles in the last few months. We thank Allah for the relative peace and harmony and for His protection throughout the course of this political journey. We thank Allah for crowing these efforts with victory for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Borno State under the exceptional leadership of our mentor, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has proved to be an movement in Nigeria and that movement is driven by the philosophy of selflessness in service which our re-elected President, Muhammad Buhari (GCFR) embodies. President Buhari’s principles have without doubt contributed significantly in how the APC has won the hearts of Nigerian electorates and the goodwill of genuine friends and well wishers of our country, the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am grateful to President Buhari for the inspiration he brought to bear on the APC and all of us who got the opportunities to aspire for public offices. I am grateful to our electorates from all parts of Borno State: from the south to the north and the central, who came out in defiance of inconveniences to cast massive votes for the APC.
Ladies and gentlemen, we all can bear testimony to the fact that the mobilization of votes for the APC in Borno State did not happen by accident. There is someone who began mobilization from the days he kept calling for citizens to register as voters to the times he sent all stakeholders to their various local government areas to go and mobilize citizens towards obtaining their permanent voters cards. That person did not stop at that, he was the chief campaigner and the chief planner of the APC’s campaign. He led us to various local government areas, driving day and night in leading our campaign.
While His Excellency led our campaign in one front, his very hard working wife and our first lady, Hajiya Nana Shettima equally led an all female campaign from another front. Mrs Shettima led women to all corners in mobilizing voters for our resounding victory. I am grateful to the first lady and all the women who either joined her campaign team, received her or supported the women campaign in whatever way. There were women who also joined the Governor’s campaign including traveling to the most difficult terrains. Women played very significant roles to the APC’s success.
Ladies and gentlemen, join me in thanking His Excellency, Governor Kashim Shettima and saluting him for his uncommon wisdom and strength which Allah destined in leading us to victory at all levels.
The 100 percent victory of the APC in Borno State could not have been possible without the sincere commitment of the leadership of our party. Ladies and gentlemen, in Nigeria’s political experience, we have had instances of party leaders selling off the chances of their party’s for their personal gains. We have seen instances of party leaders being moles of opponents to sabotage their parties. I am happy and proud to say that in the case of Borno State, the APC has enjoyed in Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori, a state chairman who has never and will never compromise the chances of any APC candidate for any personal gain. I should even say that Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori is a no-go-area for anyone that wants to undermine the APC. I am proud of our state chairman just as I am equally proud of all our state executives; all our local government executives and all our ward executives and party members. I am profoundly grateful to each and every party executive at all levels. I am profoundly grateful to each and every party stakeholder and member for the various contributions made to overwhelming victory of the APC. In the ranks of party leaders and members, I shall, insha’Allah, forever remember and be grateful to party members and supporters who unfortunately lost their lives or sustained injuries in the course of our political struggles. I particularly recall the incident along Ngala, the collapse of a pavilion at the Ramat square during our Presidential campaign and any other instance I may not have listed. The lives of every citizen is important to us and share the grief of those who lost their loved ones. May Allah grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and admit them to Aljanna.
Ladies and gentlemen, one of the secrets of our campaign was the impartial blessings we kept receiving from our Royal fathers. Without taking side, His Eminence the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi, OFR, was of tremendous support to us. He guided us with his Divine wisdom. We acknowledge the support of their Royal Highnesses, the Shehu of Dikwa, the Shehu of Bama, Emir of Biu, Emir of Askira, Emir of Gwoza, Emir of Shani and Emir of Askira-Uba. Our royal fathers led by the Shehu, demonstrated non partisanship and resilience in their advocacies for Peaceful conduct of the 2019 February 23rd and March 9th elections.
I will also like to acknowledge and appreciate the Borno Elders Forum who have been the conscience of our societies. The late chairman of the Borno Elders Forum, Ambassador Gaji Galtimari, the forum’s secretary, Bulama Mali Gubio, Mni, all members of the forum contributed in different ways without being openly partisan. I am grateful to them and I once again commiserate with the forum over the death of Ambassador Galtimari and the Waziri of Bama,Alhaji Kyari Sandabe. We shall insha’Allah always put them in our prayers.
I will like to recall that our campaign trail depended on the support we received from security establishments from the military, the police, the DSS, the Civil Defence, our civilian JTF, vigilantes and other volunteers. Without being politically partisan, these heroes of Borno played major roles in preserving our democracy.
Permit me to also use this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to representatives of Borno State at the National and State Assemblies from those serving to those newly elected.
I once again Congratulate all our newly elected national and state assembly members. I Congratulate His Excellency, Governor Kashim Shettima for his victory at Senatorial election. I once again congratulate Senators Mohammed Ali Ndume and Abubakar Kyari for their reelection. I Congratulate all our ten reelected and elected members of the House of Representatives and our 28 reelected and elected members of the Borno State House of Assembly. I Congratulate all of them and thank them for their support towards our electoral victory.

I am grateful to my friends and former colleagues in the Borno State Executive Council for their solidarity and support in ensuring victory.
Perhaps I should not forget to express my gratitude to my family and relations for their love, understanding and unflinching support throughout the electioneering period. I recognize and appreciate the support of my friends and close aides for standing by me throughout the political struggle.
I will to like to say that even from the beginning, members of the business community in Borno State stood with us and for us. At individual and group levels, business men and women from different entities threw their weight behind us and for which I am overwhelmed with gratitude to all of them.
I will also like to place on record, my sincere appreciation to the energetic young men and women of Borno who through various platforms such as the social media, house-to-house campaign initiatives, cultural and professional associations all contributed tremendously to this victory we are celebrating.
Let me reassure all the people of Borno State that their mandate of trust means so much to me.
Insha’Allah, I will remain highly committed to building and improving on all the institutional gains already laid by His Excellency, Governor Kashim Shettima, particularly his rebuilding and re-settlement drives.
Our administration of continuity will place security of lives at the top of all priorities. After all, the number one essence of government it to secure lives and create an atmosphere where citizens are not only safe but they actually feel safe.
Insha’Allah, we shall attach similar priority to provision of infrastructure and to rejuvenate the economy of the state. We will build the capacity of more youths and create more jobs for them. We will increase access to public healthcare, quality and affordable education. We will strengthen agriculture to create verse opportunities.
As someone who has had the privilege of being part of Governor Kashim Shettima’s success story in Borno State, I do acknowledge that achieving all these tasks I listed, will not be easy. Resources as scarce and needs of societies compete. However, I believe that where there is a sincere will, there will always be options to find the ways. We all have responsibilities towards the rebuilding of Borno State. By we, I mean every resident of Borno across party lines.

I shall be willing to work with everyone, including those who contested with us. I believe that what works better is cooperation rather than confrontation. We have seen this in the success story of Governor Kashim Shettima both in his governance and his politics. Politics without bitterness is the most ideal way to go, particularly in our kind of society that has suffered long years of tragic challenges. We need to work together as one family.
It is universal that politics involves disagreements whether on principles, ideologies or in trying to get the votes. Politics is a contest and grievances do emanate from contests.
Ladies and gentlemen, the 2019 elections are over. It is time to heal wounds and forge ahead to insha’Allah, a brighter future. I will like to appeal to all my fellow APC members who may have felt aggrieved, to please bury their grievances in the interest of Borno and its people. All over the world, even in the most advanced democracies, political parties still battle with challenges of Internal democracy. No system is ever perfect. Let us work together to improve the internal democracy of the APC to create opportunities for party members.
Beyond the APC, I invite and extend a hand of partnership to our opponents during the election contest, especially Alhaji Mohammed Imam of the PDP. Notwithstanding the margin in the governorship results, we should acknowledge and respect that Alhaji Mohammed Imam fought a good fight. I should also say that he exhibited some level of maturity in his choice of words during campaigns. He was not vicious in his comments and that is commendable. I invite all our opponents during the election to eschew bitterness so that we join hands together to continue the efforts already laid, in our collective obligations to fully restore the glory of Borno State so we regain our creed of being the Home of Peace.
Fellow citizens of Borno State, I will on a final note like to say, that no matter our passion and commitment, Allah will at the end, decide what happens. I appeal to all of you to constantly put us in your individual and group prayers. I besiege you to pray all the time that Allah guides us to be the kind of leaders that will justify your overwhelming mandate. On our path, I assure you that insha’Allah, we shall not betray the covenant of trust that binds us together. Bi iznillah, we will work for Borno and as I said earlier, I invite everyone to join me in the task ahead of us.
Long Live our dear Borno State!
Long Live our country, Nigeria!

Thank You.

APC Victory Is For True Lovers Of Democracy: Waziri Yakubu Gobir

By Steve Oni, Ilorin

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state who is also the Wazirin Hausa , Alhaji Yakubu Gobir has described the outcome of last Saturday’s election in the state and across the country as a victory not only for the party but also for all true lovers of democracy in the state and the entire nation.

According to him, the election has been deservedly won as the electorate have chosen right candidates.

Waziri Gobir who expressed these views in a statement he personally signed while reacting to the victory of the party, described the outcome of the election as well deserved.

While thanking his supporters and APC faithful, Waziri Gobir added that the party’s victory was a confirmation that the people of Kwara State and Nigerians at large still have confidence in the programmes and policies of the APC.

He congratulated the Senator- elect for kwara Central Senatorial District, Doctor Yahaya Oloriegbe who won with 123, 808 votes and the winner of the Ilorin East and South Federal House of Representatives seat, Alhaji Cook Olododo who also scored 56,496 votes on their well deserved victories.

He commended INEC, Security Agencies and all other major actors that ensured peace and orderliness at the polls for their objectivity and for allowing the people’s vote to count.

The APC chieftain, however, called on all political office holders to always have solid programmes that will benefit the people particularly the down trodden masses at all times which ordinarily ought to be part of the dividends of democracy.

With the victory of the APC, Alhaji Yakubu Gobir has again shown his commitment to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari by delivering his polling unit PU001
*Presidential* with 228 votes for APC and 63 votes for PDP *Senatorial* APC 208 PDP 90
*House of Reps* APC 210 PDP 87.

Alhaji Gobir also delivered Gambari ward 1 & 2 culminating in a victory for APC in Ilorin East with a total of 31,039 votes as against the PDP’s 12,820.

The Waziri Hausa similarly won a landmark victory in Apado ward which is known to be one of the strongholds of the PDP where the party had never lost any election.

Nigeria’s Democracy Still At Infancy: Waziri Gobir

By Steve Oni, Ilorin

The Waziri Hausa and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Yakubu Gobir says the sudden postponement of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Indepependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has glaringly shown that Nigeria’s democracy is still at its infancy.

Waziri Gobir, who stated this in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, while reacting to the postponement of the elections, lamented that the democratic process in the country is not only inefficient but also too expensive.

The APC chieftain added that with the present democratic system, there is an over reliance on cheating in the form of rigging and acts of violence to win elections.

Waziri Gobir, who noted that though , most Nigerians are disappointed by INEC’s last minute postponement of the elections, opined that the postponement could be a blessing in disguise.

The APC chieftain, however, suggested to INEC to completely change the ballot papers and introduce security features so as to avoid any form of rigging, adding that the commission would have made use of NSPMC instead of local suppliers in the printing of the ballot papers and other election materials.

Waziri Gobir opined that some political parties had spent billions of Naira, ahead of the botched Saturday’s elections to sway voters, which according to him, is difficult again to come by before the new dates fixed for another round of elections.

He reminded INEC that all eyes are on the commission as history would judge Professor Mahmoud Yakubu and his team as the political situation in the country unfolds.
The APC chieftain has therefore urged the teeming supporters of the party across the country not to be complacent but to rededicate themsevels and brace up for the elections by ensuring that all APC candidates across board are elected to ensure more dividends of democracy for the citizenry.