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Afternoon’s Headlines: LP threatens nationwide protest, Peter Obi set Igbo political trajectory– Nnamani
LP threatens nationwide protest over alleged plan to manipulate Abia, Enugu polls results
National Chairman of Labour Party, LP, Comrade Julius Abure, has vowed that the party would resist what he described as ongoing attempts to manipulate the outcome of ongoing gubernatorial elections in Abia and Enugu states.
He also threatened to call out Obidients on a nationwide protest against the electoral fraud perpetrated against the party both at the presidential/National Assembly and governorship/State Assemblies elections.
Part of his statement reads, “We have therefore, resolves that in as much as we remain a law-abiding political party, conducting our affairs strictly within the ambit of our nation’s electoral laws, the party will henceforth resist rigging and we will move to the streets to reclaim our stolen mandates.
“We will henceforth directly and physically confront and resist the election riggers from always having a field day in seizing our democratic institutions and circumventing the rules during elections. We have directed our supporters across the country to get ready for our signal to take over the streets.”
Peter Obi set Igbo political trajectory 24-years back – Nnamani says after losing election.
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Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, on Monday, said Labor Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has set the Igbo political trajectory 24 years back.Nnamani, who lost the Enugu East Senatorial election to LP’s Kelvin Chukwu said this in a tweet on Monday.
The lawmaker accused Obi of spreading hate, bile and inciting comments before the elections.
Peter ‘Gringory’ Obi has set the Igbo political trajectory 24 years back. He has become a twin Blight & Scourge on the Land. His devious Opium served to Christians within sections of Nigeria and to Igbo domiciled in different sections of Nigeria is wicked and dangerous.
“The Oha Na Eze. Grown elders who kept quiet while the goats labored tethered will live to regret their political miscalculations. As Governor, I knew they were essentially inert. Coming to Enugu at long weekends to catch fun with young girls in the guise of “Nkpuke” #Chimaroke.
Emefiele, Malami Must Go
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President Muhammaudu Buhari’s government appears to have shot itself on the foot in its last days, and may have to wobble until its tenure ends on May 29.
The currency swap has become an economic fiasco, and tragically, the government is not making enough efforts to ameliorate the farce. By several accounts, the nation’s economy has shed about N20 trillion since the imbroglio, as productivity has weakened, with many small business enterprises closing down. Until the governors who sued at the Supreme Court to determine the legality of the unilateral policy of the Federal Government, threatened the Central Bank Governor (CBN) Godwin Emefiele and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, with contempt proceedings, the clear and unequivocal judgment of the apex court was treated with utmost contempt.
Such level of irresponsibility should not be condoned, and so the two officials should either resign immediately, or be sacked.And while the officials prevaricated, the nation’s economy haemorrhaged.
A detailed report by ‘The Guardian’ Newspaper showed the consequences of the fiasco. The Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE) reports that the nation suffered N20 trillion losses arising from the deceleration of economic activities, crippling of trading activities, stifling of informal economy, contraction in the agricultural sector and paralysis of the rural economy, with corresponding job losses in thousands.
The chief executive of CPPE, Dr. Muda Yusuf, further explained that retail transaction across the country continues to suffer. In his words: “Nigerians have not been this traumatised in recent history.
The economy is gradually grinding to a halt because of the collapse of payment systems across all platforms. Digital platforms are performing sub-optimally because of congestion, physical cash is unavailable because the CBN has sucked away over 70 percent of cash in the economy and the expected relief from the Supreme Court judgment has not materialised.
The President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), Tommy Okon, noted that the economic advisers to the government have failed, and we agree with him. Atop the list of failures is the CBN governor, Mr Emefiele. His time as the governor of CBN would rank as the worst in the country’s history. Apart from his jejune economic policies, he abused his office, by using the paraphernalia of office for political hustling.
Threat to expel Tinubu from NADECO laughable – Chieftain
The National Leader, National Democratic Coalition Renewal Group, Prof. Atilade Adeeyo, has raised the alarm over the activities of NADECO United States Chapter, which he described as a faceless body of bad losers.
Adeeyo carpeted the group over its rejection of the result of the February 25 presidential election, which saw Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as winner.
In a statement made available in Ado Ekiti, titled, “Threat of expulsion: Your ranting irresponsible, inconsequential, NADECO Renewal replies Tinubu opposition group in diaspora,” Adeeyo urged Nigerians to “be guided properly and not listen to the irresponsible and divisive ranting of bad losers disguising as NADECO USA.”