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Samuel Ortom To Bala Mohammed: You Are A Terrorist

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Samuel Ortom To Bala Mohammed: You Are A Terrorist

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has profiled his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, as a terrorist.

Addressing journalists in Makurdi, Benue, Ortom said the manner in which Mohammed defended herdsmen recking havoc across the country, has proven that he’s one of them.

He said the Bauchi governor was part of the conspiracy against him, adding that with the manner Mohammed was attacking him, his life is no longer saved.

It would be recalled that the Bauchi governor had criticised Ortom when he accused him (Ortom) of creating a bad media campaign against Fulani ethnic group, stating that the situation had worsened the herder-farmer crisis.

Mohammed had further accused Ortom of criminalising the entire Fulani across the country.

Ortom, who reacted, said with the continuous support for Fulani herdsmen, his Bauchi counterpart “is one of the Fulani terrorists” that have invaded the country and terrorising innocent Nigerians.

He, however, asked his colleague in Bauchi to go back and study his oath of office, asking if the oath of office he took did not tell him that he should protect the constitution of Nigeria.

According to him, the constitution does not allow foreigners to enter the country and bear arms against Nigerians.

Ortom said, “Since he (Bala Mohammed) has chosen to vilify and intimidate me, I am compelled to think that he is one of the Fulani terrorists terrorising this country.

“Why did I say so? This is the same governor, who took an oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The constitution does not give room to allow foreign-armed Fulani herdsmen, Tiv people or Yoruba, or any ethnic group to come in and to carry arms.

“But the Bauchi governor said every Fulani man is a global man; so, he could go anywhere at any time. It is quite disappointing to hear a governor who took the oath of office to say that.”

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Abdussamad Dasuki: I’m Not Interested In Becoming Sokoto Governor

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Abdussamad Dasuki: I'm Not Interested In Becoming Sokoto Governor

The Sokoto State Commissioner for Finance, Abdussamad Dasuki said he was not interested in contesting for the state gubernatorial position in 2023.

Dasuki stated this on Monday on a radio station, where he spoke on the achievements of the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, as part of activities marking Democracy Day.

The commissioner, while responding to the question on whether he would contest in the state gubernatorial election in 2023, stated that he should be counted out of the race.

He said, “I am not in the race. Please count me out of the 2023 governorship contest. I am privileged to be given an important assignment as a commissioner by Governor Tambuwal to reposition the state’s finance and ensure its judicious application for the benefit of the people of Sokoto. I am focused on that assignment and will not be distracted by 2023 politics.”

Dasuki, who noted that his ministry was saddled with the task of guarding the state treasury and working towards ensuring Sokoto State was financially healthy and prosperous, said the state government had strengthened the economy of the state, sanitized the payroll system, plugged loopholes, and repositioned the state finances.

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PDP Set To Regain Power 2023 – Gov. Tambuwal

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State governors under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged to provide the needed platform for the party to return to power at the federal level in 2023.

The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday made the pledge at a state banquet, organized by the Akwa-Ibom State government, ahead of the forum meeting in Uyo.

Tambuwal said that the PDP governors would not disappoint Nigerians who are looking up to them to actualize their yearnings for the party to return to power in 2023.

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“These star-studded leaders of PDP governors in their respective states and political generals are determined by the grace of God through your prayers, support, and cooperation, to rescue Nigeria.

“It is a task that we must accomplish to the glory of God and his glory alone.

“God on our side, we are determined as leaders, to provide that platform for the emergence of another PDP leadership in this country, come 2023,” Tambuwal said.

He urged all citizens, especially religious leaders, to continue to pray for the country, especially over the security situation in the country.

“We need prayers. God is always there for His people and will never be tired of Nigeria for His glory,” Tambuwal added.

Earlier in his remarks, Gov. Emmanuel Udom, welcoming the PDP governors to the state, told them that their people did not make mistakes in electing them to represent them.

Udom described the PDP governors as leaders with characters and charisma.

People’s Democratic Party National Legal Adviser, Emmanuel Enoidem, speaking on behalf of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), said the PDP governors are making the party proud with their performances in their respective states.

“Today, if there is any hope of democracy in Nigeria, it has come from the PDP governors because of their excellent performance in their states,” he said.

Enoidem advised the PDP governors to sustain those efforts to foster development in Nigeria.

He said that though the responsibilities ahead are enormous, PDP governors must continue to work together to rise to the challenges facing the country.

PDP governors at the event were those of Akwa-Ibom, Adamawa, Delta, Enugu, Rivers, Taraba, Sokoto, Bayelsa, Edo, and the deputy governor of Zamafara State.

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Uzodinma Has Failed And Should Resign – PDP

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Gov. Hope Uzodinma, Imo State

The Imo chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s immediate resignation over the worsening state of insecurity in the state.

The state Chairman of the party, Mr. Charles Ugwuh, made the call at a news briefing in Owerri on Wednesday.

Ugwuh said PDP was alarmed over the worsening state of insecurity in the state and the escalation of “militarisation of the state”.

READ ALSO: Uzodinma Sacks 20 Commissioners After Cabinet Reshuffling, Here’s Why

He said the governor had demonstrated his inability to protect the lives and property of Imo people and should take full responsibility for the problems.

“The governor should resign over his failure to protect lives and property.

“This has become very necessary in view of the evident lack of capacity of the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) to guarantee safety and security of lives and property of Imo people,” he said.

The chairman also raised the alarm over the alleged intimidation and harassment of innocent residents and the burning of police stations and Independent National Electoral Commission offices.

“Our party finds it too worrisome that on daily basis, innocent civilians and security personnel are mowed down.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Gov. Uzodinma Raises Alarm, Seeks Presidential Intervention

Also, arson, murder, and carnage have become the lot of the hitherto most peaceful states in Nigeria.

“The climax is the gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak, a former member of PDP and aide to President Goodluck Jonathan,” he said.

Ugwuh said the party had called on civil society organizations and Imo stakeholders to unite to find a lasting solution to the security problem in the state.

The party also charged the governor to account for the lives of innocent security agents and other residents that were killed in the conflict.

It further called on the Federal Government to set up a high-powered independent investigation into Gulak’s gruesome murder and bring the culprits to justice.

Reacting to the PDP’s call, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Oguwike Nwachukwu, said the governor was doing his best to handle the situation.

Nwachukwu said, “PDP should stop their antics which led to this situation and call their people to order.”

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