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Why Adebutu Should Be Arrested, Arraigned Over Electoral Fraud

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Why Adebutu Should Be Arrested, Arraigned Over Electoral Fraud

 Why Adebutu Should Be Arrested, Arraigned Over Electoral Fraud

By Ibukun Odumefun

From Ladi Adebutu’s comical pantomime at INEC’s office in Abeokuta, a disconcerting truth manifests for the umpteenth time: that Nigerian politicians are mostly sore losers. Haunted by hubris, they approach every election with an impossible conviction to win, even when the run of play manifests convincingly to their defeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Adebutu Should Be Arrested, Arraigned Over Electoral Fraud

 

The desperate and diabolical measures embarked upon by Labi Adebutu, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s governorship candidate in Ogun State, to win the election held last Saturday, March 18, has left many people aghast and disturbed.

 

Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared the winner of the keenly contested election. But Adebutu and his party did not go down without showing their proclivity for the unorthodox in their desperation to appropriate Ogun State. Adebutu, a former House of Representatives member, is the son of one of Ogun State’s wealthiest men, the Lotto billionaire, Chief KessingtonAdebutu.

 

Widely perceived as haughty and aloof, the rotund politician battled tooth and nail before he could get the PDP governorship ticket. It was not until January 2023 that the Supreme Court ruled in a case instituted by Jimi Lawal and Segun Sowunmi over the legality of Adebutu’s emergence as the party’s candidate. Lawal and Sowunmi had emerged as parallel candidates in elections organised by different factions of the party.

 

With the ticket in his clutch and his father’s deep pocket, Adebutu reckoned that the battle was already half-won. On election day proper, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted four PDP party agents with preloaded money in credit cards in Ogun State. The cards had the inscription; Caroline Foundation.

 

Caroline Adebutu, who died on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 83, was Ladi’s mother. Though the family is known for its vast charity works; the foundation is, however, non-existent underscoring the fact that it was established for the sole purpose of vote buying.

 

In a statement by Femi Babafemi, spokesman of the NDLEA, “Operatives of NDLEA on election duty stop and search, just intercepted four party agents with hundreds of money credit cards, to buy votes at Ibara housing estate, Ogun State. Each card contains 10k and is activated to cash with a code.” Babafemi stated further that the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Buba Marwa, has directed that they should be handed over to the police after proper documentation.

 

Regarded as a bizarre dimension to vote buying in the history of Nigerian elections, what obtained prior was cash as a means of exchange. However, the naira redesign policy, which the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, vehemently supported, stating that it would curb the incidence of vote buying, became the Achilles heel of his party in Ogun State. Like Adebutu, Atiku also lost his fifth bid for the Nigerian presidency to the APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

It is in the wake of this that there is a groundswell of clamour that Adebutu and members of his party should be investigated for their involvement or otherwise in the scandal.

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PDP Feasting on Fake News, Afraid of 2023 Election

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PDP Feasting on Fake News, Afraid of 2023 Election

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That The National Democratic Front (NDF) is surprised at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s brazenness that made it weaponize fake news, launch it at the Nigerian public and went on to believe that there are no right-thinking people in the populace to find out its lies and manipulative ways.  

 

 

PDP Feasting on Fake News, Afraid of 2023 Election

 

 

 

NDF is particularly amused at PDP’s latest tirade directed at Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and, Ambassador Tukur Buratai on the false allegation that the N1.85 billion recovered by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in a property in Abuja belonged to the accomplished retired Army boss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is common knowledge that Ambassador Buratai, through his lawyers and aides has unequivocally distanced himself from the recovered money and cars while the ICPC had also made it clear that the Ambassador was not a person of interest in its investigation that has already apprehended the Managing Director of K Salam Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kabiru Salau, whose company is a military contractor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The anti-graft agency had further clarified the cash and assets it recovered from the said property amounted to N267.43 million and not N1.85 billion, which leaves one wondering if the PDP is in touch with reality or rather absorbed in believing the fake news it is attempting to feed Nigerians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The statement by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Debo Ologunagba that attempted to rehash the fake news that linked Ambassador Buratai to the phantom N1.85 recovered funds is so incoherent and disjointed that it was apparent the so-called opposition party has lost essence and sense of direction and only now feeds on fake news to justify its existence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While it attempted to paint the outstanding former COAS as a corrupt person, PDP’s tenuous attempt to string together unrelated variables and create a nexus to the 2023 General Elections showed that the party fears the trouncing awaiting it at the polls hence the unreasonable fear that has left it grasping at straws in a bid to assemble the excuses it would give for being rejected by Nigerians yet again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rather than maligning the personality of persons that have sacrificed for the country, the PDP should direct its efforts at discussing issues since this is the only way political parties can pitch themselves to Nigerians. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NDF finds it necessary to advise the PDP to stop projecting its warped values on other political parties and public office holders since the fake crime it is accusing Ambassador Buratai of fits into the pattern of the looting that the party used to destroy Nigeria and precipitate the security crisis that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has grappled with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insecurity resulting from bad governance does not occur overnight but takes time to manifest and the fact that the security fallout resulting from PDP’s years of misrule manifested under the present government does not in any way absolve the party of responsibility for what it did to Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We further urged the PDP to seek forgiveness from Nigerians and atone for its sins against the country in the hope that its members would one day be found worthy of being rehabilitated and reintegrated into mainstream politics and governance, which Nigerians presently think the party is unfit for. However, dishing out fake news about Ambassador Buratai and the incumbent government would only deepen the odiousness in which citizens hold the party owing to the magnitude of perversions its members committed in the office while the party held sway.

 

 

Signed: 

 

Dr. Bolaji Abdulkadir 

Secretary General

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Prophet Joshua Iginla Raises Prayers For Nigeria..

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Prophet Joshua Iginla Raises Prayers For Nigeria, Releases Strong Warnings Concerning 2023 Presidential Election ( Video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Unveils That The General Overseer Of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla has raises an altar prayers for Nigeria over the forthcoming 2023 elections. And this is not unconnected to the grave vision he received concerning it. Aside the prayers which he enjoined both the youths, Christians and muslims to partake in, he also released strong prophetic warnings to Nigerians concerning the 2023 presidential elections.

 

 

 

Prophet Joshua Iginla Raises Prayers For Nigeria..

 

 

 

During a live service at his South Africa branch, Prophet Joshua Iginla revealed that God spoke to him about sensitive things concerning the election especially on mysterious things that will happen and not the person that will emerge as the next president.

 

 

 

 

 

He started by appreciating the Youths for waking up and creating awareness on getting permanent voters card and commended Christian bodies for praying concerning the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Iginla reminded Nigerians of his 2022 new year prophecy that talked about the year being mysterious. He asserted that he stands by the word of God concerning the year, stating that God has only shown him part of what will happen.

 

 

 

 

 

‘’I know the moments are very sensitive in Nigeria and becomes of the sensitivity, God spoke to me about something very sensitive.I want to start by appreciating the youths of Nigeria for their gallant consciousness about the next election in 2023, Nigeria is a project in the hands of God and for the first time, the youths in my country woke up from their slumber, they are sensitive, matured, calculating, getting their voters card, May God strengthen you all.’’

 

 

 

 

 

‘’The Christian body; churches, pastors, prophets are also praying, so many school of thoughts, I want to appreciate everybody for what you are doing for this country. I remember saying at the beginning of this year that God spoke to me concerning 2023 and he said it is a year of mystery, I see light in darkness and darkness in light. I still stand on that position of what God said to me that we need to be very careful especially prophets, we should be very careful because it’s a mysterious year. Even me, I only see part of what God has shown me.’’

 

 

 

 

 

Prophet Joshua Iginla revealed that he is not going to mention the name of the next president of the country as he isn’t coming from that angle but what God has shown him which Nigerians need to pray about. He spoke in parables while noting that he is afraid to say what he saw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prophet Iginla asked Nigerians to pray for the current leaders to finish well and for the 2023 election to go smoothly without any roadblock and manipulation. He made it known that Nigerians need to pray against a conspiracy theory which is pregnant with a lot of meanings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing, He urged Nigerians to pray against the enemies of the country making moves that will make history repeat itself in an alarming form.

 

 

 

 

 

‘’Many are expecting me to mention a name but I’m coming from another perspective and this part is what we should pray about. I will speak in parable because I am afraid to say what I saw.’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’Let us pray for our current leaders to finish well what they have started, let us pray for the 2023 election to go smoothly without any roadblock and manipulation. Let us pray against a conspiracy theory that I don’t want to explain, it is pregnant with a lot of meaning. While others are busy talking about who will become the next president, it is important we pray about this.’’

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’Let us pray that the enemies will not throw Nigeria into total darkness before the election and after the election so that history will not repeat itself in an alarming form. Telling you the next president is not as important as this vision. Take note of everything I have said, when God reveals, he does to redeem, our prayers should be more that there should be no systematic failure.’’

 

 

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2023: A New Nigeria Beckons With Tinubu As President, Says Lagos Assembly

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2023: A New Nigeria Beckons With Tinubu As President, Says Lagos Assembly

 

 

 

Global News Reports That Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly resumed plenary on Monday with a resolution to write commendation letters to Northern governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for their collective decision that resulted in the victory of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu during the party’s recent convention.

 

 

2023: A New Nigeria Beckons With Tinubu As President, Says Lagos Assembly

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari, Southern governors on the platform of the APC, the Conference of Speakers and the National Assembly are to also receive letters of appreciation from the Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

The House, which also resolved to send a congratulatory message to Tinubu, who the lawmakers called a ‘golden fish’, thanked the presidential aspirants who stepped down from the race and supported the former governor of Lagos state to victory.

 

 

2023: A New Nigeria Beckons With Tinubu As President, Says Lagos Assembly

 

 

This is as the members of the House further took turns to eulogise the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who is known to have commenced the mobilisation for Tinubu long before the latter officially declared his intention.

 

 

 

 

 

Recall that Speaker Obasa, since 2020, had visited many states of Nigeria canvassing for support for the emergence of Tinubu as APC flag bearer.

 

 

 

2023: A New Nigeria Beckons With Tinubu As President, Says Lagos Assembly

 

 

In his contribution, Obasa said the outcome of the primary election was worth celebrating, especially in relation to the number of people who supported and played various roles to ensure Tinubu’s victory.

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, the action of the Northern governors has further deepened democracy and unity.

 

 

 

 

 

Ahead of the convention, the APC governors in the North had resolved to support a Southern aspirant. They also made their decision public.

 

 

 

 

 

“That singular action of the Northern governors is proof and testimony that Nigeria’s democracy has come to stay and that Nigeria will continue to exist as one. It goes beyond giving Asiwaju support and shows that in togetherness, we can take this country forward.

 

 

 

 

 

“The emergence of Asiwaju gives hope that there are better days ahead where we would have an egalitarian society.

“We have absolute confidence that just like he did it before, he can do it again,” the Speaker said as he recalled the various achievements recorded by Tinubu as governor of Lagos state.

 

 

 

 

 

He tasked stakeholders and party leaders to intensify their support for Tinubu ahead of the general election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On his part, a lawmaker, Abdulsubur Olayiwola, described Tinubu as a political warlord just as he argued that the presidential candidate’s Abeokuta declaration helped his victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He also noted that Speaker Obasa started reaching out to Nigerians from other parts of the country even before it became public knowledge that Tinubu would run for the position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While another lawmaker, Hon. Tobun Abiodun, confirmed that Obasa started the move even “things were still sketchy”, his colleague, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, said: “Nigeria as a nation just got lucky because by 2023, we are going to have a President who has the grace to move this country to greater heights.

“With a true democrat in the person of Asiwaju, a new Nigeria beckons.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

He described Obasa as a man with foresight for championing Tinubu’s cause.

Also contributing, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, described Tinubu as a man whose time to lead the country has come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While commending Obasa, Agunbiade added: “We must go back to our constituencies and ensure that those who would vote for Asiwaju get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

For Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, Tinubu reaped what he had sowed for many years with his victory at the convention.

 

 

 

Eromosele Ebhomele

Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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