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Vote Out Politicians With Records Of Violence – Abe

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The lawmaker representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly and All Progressives Party (APC) candidate for the 2015 Senatorial election, Senator Magnus Abe, has appealed to Nigerians not to elect politicians who encourage political violence.
This is as he expressed the hope that Nigeria will change for the better immediately Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is declared the winner of the February 14, 2015 presidential election.
Senator Abe stated this yesterday while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after a special church service to rededicate his re-election mandate, organised by the Rivers South-East Ministers Forum (RSMF), held at St. Barth’s Anglican Church, Bera, in Gokana local government area of Rivers State.
He stated that politicians, encouraging youths to engage in political violence, including tearing of campaign posters and banners of opponents and shooting of gun, while their children are studying in the best schools are not worthy to be elected as leaders in the country.
“My advice to elders; those of us who call ourselves leaders; Rivers people and indeed Nigerians is that time has come for us to look at the quality and characters of those we regard as leaders; ascertain what they represent and what they can offer”, the Senator said.
“People who are planning one set of thing for their family and another for your own children should be rejected through your Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC); if anybody sees me telling any child to go and tear posters; to go and shoot gun; to go and harass people; they should also reject me”. He declared.
The APC senatorial candidate stated that the emergence of Buhari will bring positive changes to the behavioural attitude of Nigerians, as they won’t wait for him to be sworn in as President before changing their attitude.
Abe said, “The day you hear the announcement that Buhari has won as President of Nigeria, everybody will change their behaviour the next morning. They won’t wait for Buhari to be sworn in. You know and I know that immediately Buhari is elected, Nigeria will change.”
Earlier in his sermon, Pastor Henry Young of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Port Harcourt, described the re-election bid of Abe as serious, saying that only serious issues are brought to the Altar of God.
Highpoint of the service attended by a mammoth crowd was the re-dedication of the mandate of Abe and other candidates of the APC for the National Assembly and Rivers State House of Assembly elections from the Rivers South-East Senatorial District.

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RSG Alerts On Orchestrated Media Campaign

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The Rivers State Government has raised alarm over alleged moves by some critics of the government to use selected media houses in the state to denigrate the state government.
A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, yesterday, reads, “The Rivers State Government is aware of clandestine plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to use selected media houses in the state to denigrate the government of Governor Nyesom Wike.
“This is as a result of the intimidating sterling performance of Governor Wike in infrastructure, healthcare, education, agriculture, rural transformation, housing development, administration of justice, social welfare and sports development.
“This orchestrated campaign spearheaded by a defeated and dumped governorship aspirant of the APC, Dr. Dakuku Peterside is designed to portray the government of Governor Wike as one that is not meeting the developmental aspirations of Rivers people.
“However, the uncommon transformation of the 23 local government areas as witnessed during the last six years of projects commissioning and flag off shows clearly that Governor Wike is actually meeting the yearnings of the people.
“The fact that Rivers people that turn out en mass at the various projects sites to heartily welcome their beloved governor and his guests drawn from all political divides is a clear indication that Rivers people can no longer be swayed by cheap politically induced blackmail.
“The truth of the matter is that the APC government that boasted that Governor Wike will not see money to pay workers’ salaries and execute projects has been humbled by the revolution in governance currently witnessed in the state.
“Instead of people like Dr. Dakuku Peterside and his acolytes to eat the humble pie, they are busy looking for cheap popularity through sponsored appearances in the media.
“No matter how hard these detractors push their propaganda, Governor Wike will never be distracted in executing his social contract with the people of Rivers State.
“In the next few weeks, more projects that have direct bearing to the lives of Rivers people will be unveiled.
“Governor Wike’s promise to continue working as if this is his first tenure and not abandon any project remains sacrosanct.
“Rivers people are watching those whose stock in trade is to dance naked and pray that they continue as merchants of mischief, falsehood and baseless allegations.”
“The people of Rivers State love Governor Wike whose outstanding achievements in salvaging the state from the dearth of basic infrastructural development required for speedy socioeconomic transformation has received national and international applause.
“Therefore, no amount of negative propaganda by the failed APC can diminish the legacy of Governor Wike in Rivers State.
“Rather than launder the thoroughly battered image of the APC, such media appearances by Dr. Dakuku Peterside and his cohorts will further expose APC’s penchant for lies and deception which is now a public knowledge.
“The former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, has confirmed that Governor Wike is the best Rivers State has produced.
“’I have been there. And I make bold to say Governor Nyesom Wike, you are the best,’ Dr. Odili said.
“Odili’s comment serves as an answer to those masquerading as informed commentators with puerile and suffocating commentaries”, the statement added.

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Bandits In Trouble As Super Tucano Aircraft Arrives

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The first batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft has arrived in Kano, yesterday, at about 12.34 pm.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the arrival of the fighter aircraft in a statement.
“On hand to receive the aircraft were the Hon. Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Magashi (rtd); Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Farouk Yahaya; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao”, he said.

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We’ve No Patience With Failure, Oyedepo Lashes Out At Sacked Pastors

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The General Overseer and Founder of The Living Faith Church International also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has reacted to the recent sack of over 40 pastors by the church.
One of the affected Pastors, Peter Godwin, took to social media, claiming they were sacked for not generating enough income.
Godwin, who was in one of the church’s branches in Ekiti State, had claimed, “I was told by the management that the church doesn’t operate at a loss.
“They also told me that the total income that is being generated from my station should be able to cater for my welfare and accommodation, so as a result of low income, I’m hereby dismissed.”
Reacting to the allegation in a video posted on the social media, Oyedepo said the sack of the pastors was not about money, adding that the latter were sacked as a result of their failure and the church “has no patience with failure.
“Money? Nonsense! We have never lacked it, and yet, we have never prayed for it.
“We are just simply obeying God, and He is backing up what He is asking us to do. Awesome God,” he noted.
On those criticising the sack, the GO said, “People are confused about our ministry. I learnt some fellows said, you know, they are not bringing income, that is why they asked them to go”.
He added, “We asked you to go because you are unfruitful. Unfruitful! Blatant failure. Doing what there? We have no patience with failure here.
“When we employed 7,000 people at a time, social media was dead.
“We have more employees in this organisation than most of the states. No one is owed a dime salary and we don’t borrow, we don’t beg. Ask our bank whether we take overdraft.
“We are covenant bound, working in the light of God’s word, enjoying an open Heaven.”

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