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Aisha Yesufu: Democracy Without Education Is Disaster

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Aisha Yesufu: Democracy Without Education Is Disaster

Political activist, Aisha Yesufu has lamented the rate of illiteracy level in Nigeria, saying it is alarming, such that it is threatening the country’s democracy.

In a Twitter Space organised by BizWatch Nigeria, which was monitored by Newsrand, the highly-revered activist said politicians have weaponised illiteracy to their advantage.

Her words: “We have a problem with education in Nigeria, and I often say that democracy without education is a disaster. Our literacy level is still very low, that’s why they can sell their votes easily. In most elections in Nigeria, we don’t get up to 50% turnout. Once every four years, the politicians see Nigerians as people of great importance and they put them on equal level, and that is when they are buying their votes.

This coming election is the kind of election we have not had. What we have right now is a place where nobody is sure of what will happen. Even the politicians are scared.

Yesufu also leveraged the platform to charge Nigerians to take advantage of the challenges under President Muhammadu Buhari‘s watch to elect the rightful candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

There is something Buhari has done, which is to dissolution the people, everyone is almost giving up. But Buhari has a nuisance factor that Nigerians should key into. He has made it known that it doesn’t matter who you elect is from your area, or religion because he has not been able to secure his own state, which has been worsened by insecurity, and poverty. The north has become worse than it was before 2015.

People are tired up to the fact that they are like -‘ just give us anyone aside from Buhari’… we can use that nuisance value he has created to let people understand more again that it is not a religion but having more competent people,” she added.

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Vote Tinubu, I’ve Known Him For 20 Years, Buhari Campaigns In Lafia

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Vote Tinubu, I've Known Him For 20 Years, Buhari Campaigns In Lafia

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to vote for the All Progressive Congress, APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, whom he has known for over two decades.

According to Buhari, during APC’s campaign in Lafia, Nasarawa State, the party’s national leader is determined and would give his all, if elected as Nigeria’s next president.

Buhari says; “Today in Lafia, Nasarawa State, I delivered my message: VOTE Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria, and VOTE Governor Abdullahi Sule for a 2nd term! I have known Asiwaju for more than 20 years; he is a committed Nigerian; he will give his best to Nigeria!”

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As Buhari’s tenure comes to end, he listed his commissioned projects which include Lagos port, and Kano State’s Inland dry port, as he assures citizens of a rising nation.

“On January 23, in Lagos, I commissioned the new Lekki Port, Nigeria’s first Deep Sea Port. A week later, in Kano, I commissioned the Dala Inland Dry Port, which we have already designated a Port of Origin and Final Destination. A new Nigeria is rising, and there is no going back,” he stated.

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PDP Campaign D-G Reveals Wike’s Preferred Presidential Candidate

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Sekibo Reveals Wike's Preferred Presidential Candidate

Abiye Sekibo, the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, has disclosed Nyesom Wike’s preferred candidate as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

In response to the Rivers State government refusing to allow the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar to hold a rally there, Sekibo revealed this, claiming that Wike had instructed his people to support Tinubu instead.

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“We are aware that by credible information reaching us that Governor Wike has directed his loyalists, including all local government Chairmen, special adviser, commissioners, party executives at the state and local government level, and all other appointees to work for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, even though you have not had the courage to boldly announce same to the people of Rivers State,” the PDP campaign D-G stated.

Remember that the location for the event set for February 11 was authorized by the Rivers state government in January, but that approval was later canceled.

But according to Sekibo, Wike instructed all local government chairmen, his cabinet members, his assistants, and executives to back Tinubu’s bid for the presidency.

The two senior PDP figures fell off after the PDP primaries, with Atiku choosing Ifeanyi Okowa over Wike, as the governor of Rivers State refused to support his presidential nominee.

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Elections: 14 Ondo Parties Sign Peace Accord

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Elections: 14 Ondo Parties Sign Peace Accord

No fewer than 14 different political parties in Ondo State have signed an agreement for the peaceful conduct of its supporters ahead of the forthcoming general election in the state.

It was gathered that the political parties include the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Congress, the Labour Party, the SDP and many others.

The peace accord was signed by the chairmen and candidates of the political parties in the forthcoming elections at the stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Commissioner of Police in Ondo, CP Oyeyemi Oyediran.

Oyediran said the step was necessitated to ensure that the forthcoming elections were devoid of acrimony and violence before, during, and after the exercise.

“There is campaign going on everywhere and we are all aware of the hues and cries in some places while some places are very peaceful and some are not.

“But for the areas that are not so calm, we have made some attempts to ensure that they have calmness in those areas.

“The worst of the areas is Idanre, but by the grace of God, I think we have stemmed the crisis in the bud and it is relatively peaceful now,” he said.

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