Today’s Headlines: Obidients Drag Obi For Apologising On Their Behalf; Ondo PDP Demands Fair LG Poll

Obidients drag Obi for apologising on their behalf

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There was mild drama on Thursday as supporters of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, popularly called ‘OBIdients’, dragged their principal for apologising on their behalf.

Obi had distanced the OBIdient Movement from social media attacks on General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Adeboye was quoted to have urged Christians and Nigerians to pray for the incoming government and that God will support it and give it the grace to do the right thing – a report TRIBUNE ONLINE findings revealed to be false.

Opposition, however, accused Obi’s supporters of sponsoring the attacks on the revered cleric.

Reacting, Obi in a tweet, claimed some elements are masquerading as Obidients to abuse and insult eminent personalities in the country. 

Obi also exonerated his supporters, popularly known as “Obidients”, from being behind raining of insults on prominent Nigerians, maintaining that they are law-abiding citizens.

Ondo PDP Demands Fair LG Poll

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The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed its readiness to participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state.

The state Chairman of the PDP, Mr Fatai Adams, stated this at the party’s secretariat in Akure, on Thursday.

Recall that the Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, Prof. Joseph Aremo, had fixed December 16, 2023, for the conduct of the local government poll in the state.

Speaking on Thursday, the PDP chairman, Adams, said the opposition party was ready to participate in the election but warned the ruling All Progressives Congress against manipulating the process.

Adams said the need for the LG poll could not be overemphasised as local governments in Ondo State had become “just salary payment agency of the state government, rather than serving the grassroots as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”

Why northern govs supported Tinubu – Masari

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Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has revealed why he and other Northern governors supported the presidential ambition of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

Masari made the revelation on Thursday in Daura during a farewell visit to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq-Umar.

According to him, the northern governors under the All Progressives Congress supported Tinubu in order to respect the zoning formula of the party.

He said, “God had saved us from shame during the last general elections in the country where our party, the All Progressives Congress APC recorded huge successes.

“Anyone in this country with foresight should thank God again because had it been our party did not win the election, people may think that the Federal Government failed Nigerians.

“Whatever someone planned in this country, God has helped President Muhammad Buhari to defend his integrity, because if we had failed in the election, he would be the first to be blamed.

Nigerians will appreciate Buhari later — Adesina

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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has disclosed that Nigerians will appreciate the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), after he leaves office on May 29, 2023.

He said beyond those who seek to rewrite history and remember his (Buhari’s) regime for all the wrong reasons, his principal would be remembered for many achievements by fair Nigerians.

Adesina disclosed this in his weekly article titled ‘NG-CARES: HOW BUHARI QUIETLY ATTENDS TO NEEDS OF NIGERIANS’, where he reeled out some of the achievements of the President.

He argued that Buhari has the interest of Nigerians at heart and worked assiduously for the betterment of the country with his “care and kindness to Nigerians”.

According to him, history will adequately record the many ways in which President Buhari has quietly cared for Nigerians.

“Some revisionists are busy, trying to obfuscate issues and obliterate the achievements of the Buhari administration. But truth is like cork in water. The more you press it down, the more it stays afloat.

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