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Frank Dismisses Alleged Coup Plot Against Buhari

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A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has said that the recent claims by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and the military that certain persons from the opposition were planning to overthrow the government were “false from the pit of hell”.
Frank challenged the military to conduct a thorough investigation and make the names of the said coup plotters public, if there was anything like that.
The Bayelsa-born opposition activist’s claim was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, where he further claimed that the military was fabricating lies so as to protect a stolen mandate given to Buhari ahead of the May 29 inauguration.
Frank revealed that, “there are evil plans to frame up the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, arrest him or assassinate him in a bid to protect the stolen mandate.”
He said that Buhari should have refused inauguration on May 29, as a man who claims to have integrity until the Supreme Court decides as he (Buhari) did in the case of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen.
While asking the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to leave Atiku Abubakar alone, Frank said the APC-led government was now on panic mood, adding that the Waziri Adamawa was a democrat who has no history of political violence.
“It is on the know that APC government is doing everything possible to eliminate Atiku Abubakar in a bid to protect the stolen mandate. There is no peace for the election riggers.
“The military has suddenly turned to propaganda machine under the current administration but like I have said before, until the Supreme Court decides who actually won the last presidential election, the APC government will be an ‘illegal’ government after May 29.”
On the plan to borrow another $1billion Chinese loan, Frank said the APC-led government was gradually mortgaging the future of the unborn Nigerians, saying the President has not explained what he did with the $1billion withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for security purpose.
“My question has always been, what has he been doing with all the loans so far collected ever since this government came to power? Where is the money they boasted to have recovered from the perceived looters? What about the huge money claimed to have been generated by the agencies of this government?

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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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