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Lamido to PdP: There will be trouble if primary election is rigged

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Lamido To PDP : There Will Be Trouble If Primary Election Is Rigged

By Haruna Yusuf Abuja  15/8/2018

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP national convention where a presidential candidate will be elected to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 presidential election, a front line aspirant and former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has said only a free, fair and transparent primaries will be accepted.

He gave the warning while speaking to newsmen in Minna, the capital of Niger State on Tuesday after addressing stakeholders at the party secretariat.

Though Lamido did not say what he would do if the convention was not free and fair, he however advised that the PDP should not make the mistakes it made in the 2015 primaries which cost it the presidential election.

“We will accept if the process is seen to be free, fair and transparent” he declared.

Alhaji Lamido described the recently conducted bye elections in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi states as “a farce” saying the PDP did not lose the election pointing out that ” it is Nigeria that lost because of the impunity, injustice and corruption that pervaded the election “.

He told stakeholders that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP would not change its name to satisfy those that had defected to the party .

His remarks was contrary to the decisions taken by the coalition of political parties which led to the recent spate of defections to the PDP.

Lamido declared emphatically that “anyone not satisfied with the present name and logo can leave the party”.

” The PDP remains the only party with well defined ideology, between 1999 and now all the other political parties have changed their names in the quest to wrestle power from us,”he said adding that “only the PDP has retained its name”.

He claimed that mergers of all the parties and use of propaganda were the instruments the alliance used to unseat the PDP in 2015 but assured that this would not be allowed to happen in 2015.

The aspirant said the APC government had failed the country adding that the destruction caused the country by the party would not be corrected in another 10 years.

He explained that as a result of serious insecurity in the country Nigerians could no longer travel on the Abuja – Kaduna expressway because of threat to lives and property posed by kidnappers and armed robbers insisting that the security situation across the country had also degenerated.

The presidential aspirant specifically said that the APC government had not been able to restore peace to Benue, Zamfara and Borno States saying that “Boko haram is still on the rampage in the country”.

Speaking on the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the the PDP the aspirant said the former governor went to the APC for “protection” adding that the APC government showed ” Senator Akpabio some files and he became afraid ”

” It is a disgrace for the APC government to give former governor Akpabio the type of reception he was given” saying that ” it shows that the government is not serious about fighting corruption “.

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State of Roads: Minister of state works Visits Gov. Buni

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State of Roads: Minister of State Works visits Gov. Buni

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, yesterday received in audience the Hon. Minister of State Works, Engr. Abubakar D Aliyu

The duo discussed the condition of federal roads in the state.

The Minister noted that the visit was to explore more partnership with the state government to attract more federal presence especially in the road sector.

“I am here to discuss with His Excellency the Governor, the condition of federal roads in the state”

“As an ambassador of the state in the Federal Executive Council, this is a home coming and in furtherance to our collective drive to strengthen the synergy between the state and federal governments” he said.

Governor Buni commended the minister for keeping in touch to complement the efforts of the state government through improvement of federal roads in the state.

“The visit is a good effort towards collective responsibility to discuss areas of intervention to enhance infrastructural development in the state” he said.

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Security: Gov. Buni Meets CG NSCDC

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Security : Gov. Buni meets CG NSCDC

By Daily Hint, Abuja

In continuation of his contact strategy to security chiefs to improve the security situation in Yobe state, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has again met with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

The Governor and the Commandant General deliberated on the renewed attacks and the need for improved strategy to check the attacks on the border communities.

He said, it has become worrisome that after enjoying relative peace across the state for some time, there is a renewed security breach which has displaced residents of Geidam and Kanama.

” We have to look inwards and work in synergy to check the attacks witnessed in recent times.

“The state government is ever ready to support the security agencies to succeed” Governor Buni said.

The governor earlier today met with the Chief of Army staff Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

It could be recalled that Governor Buni met the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Iraboh last week on the security situation in the state.

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Gov. Buni Meets Chief Of Army Staff

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Gov. Buni meets Chief of Army Staff

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor of Yobe state and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has today met with the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru to discuss the security situation in the state and possible ways forward.

Gov. Buni said the contact strategy was necessary to brief the security chiefs and to share ideas for a practical and lasting solution to the security challenge in the state.

He expressed the determination of his administration to support the security agencies in the collective fight against insurgency.

“There have been renewed attacks on our border communities, l have visited the Chief of Army staff to solicit for reinforcement and all the necessary support to protect the state.

“On our part, the state government will provide the necessary support and cooperation to the security agencies to improve the security situation in the state” Gov. Buni said.

He urged the communities to cooperate with the security operatives saying, “this is a collective responsibility and contribution to the war against insurgency”.

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