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‘Defecting PDP Members, Cowards’

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defecting to the ruling APC have been described as cowards by a PDP chieftain, Alhaji Ali Kano.
The PDP chieftain said the defectors are doing so to curry favours.
He said Nigeria’s democracy will never grow if politicians can’t stay faithful.
Kano, a member of the 2015 PDP presidential campaign council, however, predicted that history will beckon on them.
His words: “They (defectors) are trying to destroy the foundation of our party. We are not fools; those that decamped may make a u-turn one day and history will beckon on them.
“Besides, Nigeria’s democracy will never grow when people lack the discipline and political ideology to stick to their political commitment”, he warned.

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Eid-El-Maulud: Northern Govs Charge Muslims To Live In Love

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The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria on the occasion of Eid-el- Maulud, charging them to live in love.
The chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong,  felicitated with the Muslims and gave the charge in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham,  yesterday in Jos.
According to the statement,  the special occasion marking the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, is a reminder of his teachings of love, forgiveness, peaceful coexistence and humility among others.
It further said that the failure of humanity to practice love is what has given rise to selfishness, violence, intolerance, religious bigotry, ethnic hatred, corruption, high crime rate and wickedness in the society .

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Group Cautions Against Boycott Of Anambra Poll

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The Global Initiatives for Anambra Needs (GIAN) a pressure group, has cautioned the electorate against boycott of the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship poll.
Mr Francis Okafor, Director of Publicity, GIAN, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Awka.
Okafor urged the State Government to work with security agencies to ensure adequate security in the state before, during and after the election.
He appealed for calm and enabling environment for the people to come out in their numbers to vote during the election.
“We must make the electoral process credible, so that our state can know peace that supports development.
“Anyone who has the interest of the state at heart should resist any call to boycott the governorship election.
“Boycotting the election will amount to shooting oneself in the feet and such situation could create room for unchecked rigging of the election.
“All hands must be on deck. Our people should not only cast their votes for the candidate of their choice, but also wait behind and insist that the process goes on without corruption or disruption,” he said.
Okafor urged the electorate to resist vote buying and selling to ensure a successful and credible election.
“As a people,we must work against the new political trend of vote buying and selling.
“It is a minute trading that gives away our four years of freedom from various ills and vices. We must resist it, “ he said.
Okafor also urged residents not to be distracted by the gale of defections among politicians in the state.
“Most of the defection is about personal interest and materialism and not in the interest of the masses or the development of the state,” he said. 

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PDP’ll Win 2023 Presidential Election -Diri

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Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State is confident that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the 2023 presidential election because “Nigerians are waiting for the party to take over” at the centre.
The governor also boasted that PDP governors are the best performing governors in the country.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the opposition party is poised to win the 2023 presidential election.
Diri also advised party members to remain steadfast and united to ensure that the PDP returns to power in 2023.

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