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Osun: Poverty, major reason youths become political thugs – Accord Party guber candidate, Ogunbiyi

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The gubernatorial candidate of the Accord Party in Osun State, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi has identified poverty and ill governance as reasons youths are used as tools by politicians.

Dr. Ogunbiyi on Tuesday said during a peaceful conduct commitment signing meeting with National Democratic Institute and “Vote, don’t Fight Foundation” in Osogbo.

According to him, lack of jobs has rendered youths useful to politicians and made an educated person execute politicians’ chores while some venture into cybercrimes.

“The reason why youths have been tools for politicians is because of poverty. Not poverty alone, it (is also) because the government has refused to do the right thing.

“How can someone spend seven years in the university and one for youth service and be dealing with people who never went to school? That is because our leaders don’t venture into anything that will give them encouragement to be somebody.”

He lamented that the knowledge of Information and Communications Technology which should be beneficial has been derailed by the youths for internet fraud.

Also speaking, Nigerian musician, Innocent Idiabia the director of the Vote, Don’t Fight Foundation said his mission is to encourage the people of the state to shun electoral violence, be it before, during or after the polls.

Osun: Poverty, major reason youths become political thugs – Accord Party guber candidate, Ogunbiyi

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I must be the president of Nigeria – Obi

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The Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate , Peter Obi, says he must be the president of Nigeria.

Daily Trust reports that he made the bold statement on Friday, May 12 at a book presentation in Awka, Anambra state.

Obi said if he is not president today, it will be tomorrow and added that he is however, not in a hurry to become the president.

He said; “Anyone who thinks I’m on transit is wasting his time. Let me tell you, I must be the president of this country. I’m sure of that. If it is not today, it must be tomorrow.

Other people who want to be, should come and tell us what they want to do, and how to do it. This is my country, I don’t have dual citizenship. If anyone thinks I am going to run away from Nigeria, they are lying.

I have three engagements in Anambra and Lagos today. I will be speaking in Lagos tonight. We will not leave Nigeria. I am not in a hurry to become the president, but I know it must happen. For three years, I was in court in Anambra to reclaim my governorship, just to challenge the process. Many people tried to discourage me, but I said even if the entire four years tenure elapsed for us to prove a point and correct the process, I will be fulfilled.

My argument is that, let’s do what is right. I always tell everyone that I will not give people money to do the wrong thing. I have been the chairman of a committee; TETFUND committee, and Prof Mahmood was my member. We know ourselves, but when he became INEC chairman, I have never met him. I told him, you’re an umpire, just do what is right.

If you have the chance to do the right thing, and you insist on perpetuating anarchy, then, it will consume everybody one day. I insist that we must do the right thing. So we must cultivate a habit of doing the right thing. If we don’t do the right thing, it will consume us some day. I must be the president of this country; if not today, it will be next time. I’m not desperate; I’m not in a hurry. I’m committed to the cause of a better Nigeria.”

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Governor commissions Zebra crossing in Kenya

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Governor Kawira Mwangaza of Meru County, Kenya, has commissioned a Zebra crossing in his state as part of efforts to ensure the municipality attains city status.

A Zebra Crossing is a sign on the road which is supposed to alert oncoming motorists that pedestrians are use that area to cross the busy road and thus they should slow down while approaching.

Photos and a video from the commissioning which took place on Tuesday night, May 9, near Meru National Polytechnic are making the rounds on social media.

The first-term governor, who was with some members of her cabinet, said the move will improve the safety of students and residents.

Mwangaza said; “We’re working day and night. I’ve commissioned a zebra crossing at Meru National Polytechnic, which has a population of about 10,000 students, in an effort to improve the safety of students and area residents of the highly populated area when crossing the busy Meru-Nanyuki highway.”

She further explained that a similar marking exercise had commenced at Gitoro Primary, Meru School, Meru Primary, County headquarters, Riverland and Gakoromone market to safeguard pedestrians.

The governor added. “We are on a mission of making our municipality safe in line with our dream of making Meru Municipality attain city status. I won’t rest until Meru is completely Happy”.

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Your expulsion results from disciplinary committee’s report – NNPP tells Oginni, ex-Ogun chair

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The national leadership of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has explained the rationale behind the expulsion of the former chairman of the party in Ogun State, Olaposi Sunday Oginni.

The party explained that the former chairman’s expulsion was based on the report of the Disciplinary Committee.

The party made these declarations in a letter addressed to Oginni.

The letter was made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday.

The expulsion letter was signed by the national secretary of the party, Dipo Olayoku.

DAILY POST learnt that the party had earlier suspended the chairman along with his Delta State counterpart.

The party said that the decision was reached by the National Working Committee (NWC) in its emergency meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

The party noted that the expulsion followed the report of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate allegations of anti-party activities and other malpractices against the expelled chairman.

The party added that the embattled chairman failed to appear before the committee on two occasions when he was invited to explain his side of the allegations of anti-party activities and other misdemeanours levelled against him.

The party maintained that the expelled chairman resorted to abuses against the leadership of the party.

NNPP said: “Your expulsion followed the report of the Disciplinary Committee set up to investigate allegations of anti-party activities and other malpractices against you.

“According to the Disciplinary Committee, you failed to appear before the committee on the two occasions you were invited to come and explain your own side in the allegations of anti-party activities and other misdemeanours against you. Instead, you resorted to abuses of the leadership of the party.”

Your expulsion results from disciplinary committee’s report – NNPP tells Oginni, ex-Ogun chair

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