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Group from south-east visits President Buhari, pledges support in 2019 election

We have seen the work being done on the long-abandoned Second Niger Bridge, roads are being constructed in many parts of the region, and we believe there is every reason to support you for a second term.

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President Buhari and visiting south-east delegate

Nigerian president, Mohammed Buhari today was visited by a group of people from the south-eastern part of Nigeria. The name of the visiting party was not made known and hence they didn’t represent the south-east region of Nigeria.

The presidency welcomed the group on a one-on-one meeting with the president.
The group, led by Chief Chido Obidiegwu, said it had keenly observed the strides of the Buhari administration nationwide, particularly in the South-east, “and it is now payback time.”

We would mistake his concept of payback time as a denial of support during the elections. But the presidency stated that the group pledge to support President Buhari on his re-run for the presidential office.

We have seen the work being done on the long-abandoned Second Niger Bridge, roads are being constructed in many parts of the region, and we believe there is every reason to support you for a second term.” — Chief Chido Obidiegwu

Nevertheless, the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has surfaced. He made a broadcast which could make the southern part of Nigeria dormant during election, giving president Buhari an upper hand in the election.

Chief Chido Obidiegwu greeting President Buhari

Chief Chido Obidiegwu greeting President Buhari

Against all believes by many, the group describe president Buhari as a man of intergrity.

The Group described President @MBuhari as the “grandfather of war against indiscipline and corruption, nightmare of insurgents, Mr Food Security, consolation to pensioners, and Mr Frugality.”

Buhari in response stated that

“We are trying to organize the country. The extent of mismanagement we met when we came was mind-boggling. Many times, I have spoken about the tremendous resources available to us between 1999 and 2014, and how it was frittered.”
”If only they had used just 25% of it on infrastructure; road, rail, power, Nigerians would mind their own businesses, and not bother about whoever was in power… No wonder they are in opposition now, despite all the power they thought they had.” — President Buhari.

Last week the presidency was also visited by South-East Amalgamated Market Traders Association of Nigeria, led by Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, Chairman of the Association accompained by Chief Emeka Offor and Senator Ken Nnamani.

Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo greeting President Buhari

Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo greeting President Buhari

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Gov. El-Rufai reacts to reports that he was involved in a “ghastly accident”

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Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai has debunked online reports that he was involved in a “ghastly accident” and his driver dead.

Rumours of the Gorvenor El-Rufai’s supposed involvement in an accident began to spread on Thursday after a Twitter user wrote: “El-rufai in a ghastly accident, his driver said to have died on the spot. No one knows the condition of the Kaduna Governor. Please pray for him no matter the differences we have politically.

Below is a screenshot of a similar fake news.

Gov. El-Rufai reacts to reports that he was involved in a "ghastly accident"

El Rufai in his response debunked the report saying, “I woke up after a rare 8-hour bout of deep sleep to learn that some bigotry-driven, PDP-affiliated fake news platform has declared my driver dead and my humble self in coma. Both claims are false”.

Governor Nasir El-rufai contesting for the second governorship tenure in Kaduna state, won the state’s governorship elections under the APC political party.

Concerning the fake news, he went on to say, “I thank them for reducing the days in their lives and adding them to mine. I remain their permanent nightmare and not about to disappear from their wretched and corrupt lives any time soon by the Grace of Almighty Allah, until they are permanently retired and buried”.

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Atiku Abubakar reacts to postponed 2019 general election

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PDP presidential candidate for 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has made comments to the shifting of general election which was supposed to hold today.

We like to recap that INEC shifted the General Election to 23rd February while gubernatorial elections hold on 9th March.

Atiku Abubakar via his social media handle dropped his thoughts on the postponed general election. He attributed the postponement as fraud, when he likened it to “the case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob”.

Atiku Abubakar reacts to postponed 2019 general election

Atiku Abubakar writes.

Dear citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,

As you know, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of the elections until 23 February and 9 March respectively. The Buhari administration has had more than enough time and money to prepare for these elections and the Nigerian people were poised and ready to perform their civic responsibility by voting in the elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, 16 February, 2019. This postponement is obviously a case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob. By instigating this postponement, the Buhari administration hopes to disenfranchise the Nigerian electorate in order to ensure that turn out is low on the rescheduled date. Nigerians must frustrate their plans by coming out in even greater numbers on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively. Knowing that the Nigerian people are determined to reject them, they are desperate and will do anything in their power to avoid their rejection by the Nigerian people. Their plan is to provoke the public, hoping for a negative reaction, and then use that as an excuse for further anti-democratic acts. As such, I call on all Nigerians to be patient. We have tolerated the maladministration of this government for four years. We can extend our tolerance a few more days and give them our verdict via our votes. Maintain the peace and be law abiding. Do not react to this provocation with anger, violence or any action that might be exploited by those who do not want this election to hold.
Remain calm. We will overcome this. You can postpone an election, but you cannot postpone destiny.

Please come out to vote on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively. Frustrate those who do not want this election to hold by coming out in very large numbers. That is the best antidote to their plans. May God bless you and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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