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Tinubu/Shettima: A New Nigeria Is Here

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Tinubu/Shettima: A New Nigeria Is Here

By: James Bwala

Many Nigerians are adopting this ambition in response to President Tinubu’s well-articulated expressions when he stamped his foot to let whoever is challenging his long-standing ambition know that his movement to greatness was a child of necessity in light of the given opportunity. We have learned that the Yoruba phrase “Emi-l’okan” means “it is my turn.” If I may put it this way, it is now or never, and today’s inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria fulfilled this objective.

The pair made it clear that the action was planned to give Nigeria fresh faith in the next administration. The new dawn has arrived today. Finally taking the pledge to guide Nigeria toward peace and growth is Tinubu and Kashim Shettima. Many Nigerians are aware of the numerous obstacles that the new administration may face, but they are also aware that as a new day dawns, a light of hope is shining in all directions, and that this light will be the one to change the aspirations of a resurgent Nigeria.

President Bola Ahmed Tunubu

For now, the election has come and gone. Today the inauguration was certain and it was over hours ago. God in his character as God that no man can know his ways has proof many book makers wrong along with their prophets and prophecies. I hope many Nigerians have now come to the knowledge that it is dangerous to drag God’s name into politics as some people do in the name of prophecy. God cannot be mocked. Finally, God’s decision is made and men should honour it if we have really asked that his WILL be done.

Nigeria is, in fact, experiencing a combination of apprehension and uneasiness. The nation is filled with excitement, mystery, and trepidation as Tinubu becomes the president of Nigeria. The win on February 25, 2023, was a key turning point in the political landscape of the nation since the road to Tinubu, Sheetima’s president, was not without difficulties and controversy.

Many people who were there for today’s event reported that this unanticipated turn of events sparked both fear and excitement across the country. Critics said that the President was too elderly and might not be in sufficient health or vigor to manage Nigeria efficiently. However, Tinubu’s broad support and shrewd politicking skills allowed him to outwit his rivals and defeat other well-known candidates including Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, and Tunde Bakare to become the party’s candidate.

Vice President Kashim Shettima

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Various campaign tactics and rallying cries that connected with the Nigerian public highlighted Bola Tinubu’s route to victory in the presidential election. Among these strategies, the use of the phrase “Emilokan” significantly contributed to the mobilization of support for Tinubu’s candidacy. When he emphasized how, despite Buhari’s three prior failed attempts, he played a crucial part in ensuring his win in the 2015 election.

Without a doubt, Tinubu benefited from a number of variables throughout his election campaign. Notably, he selected fellow Muslim and Northerner Kashim Shettima as his running companion. This choice, which sparked controversy among Christians who disliked the concept of a ticket consisting of people of the same faith, may have been made in order to satisfy some political considerations.

This indicated that Tinubu’s triumph would be impossible. However, when Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar, and Rabiu Kwankwaso entered the picture, the political landscape’s dynamics took an unexpected turn. Additionally, the G5 alliance of governors’ formation had an effect on the political environment, giving Tinubu and Shettima an advantage.

President Tinubu and VP Kashim Shettima

Votes were also significantly influenced by Kashim Shettima, vice presidential candidate for Tinubu, and his deliberate movements over the northern terrain, particularly his success in gaining the trust of northern traditional leaders. Although Tinubu and Shettima were defeated by the PDP in Buhari’s native state of Katsina, they were still able to garner a sizable amount of votes, placing the APC in second place. Their campaign benefited greatly from this northern backing.

Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 6,984,520 votes to earn the second position, and the youth favorite, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who placed third with 6,101,533 votes, were Tinubu and Shettima closest competitors today. Together, they received a total of 8,794,726 votes.

Tinubu/Shettima: A New Nigeria Is Here

71-year-old Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been sworn in as the fifth president of the Fourth Republic, which was established in 1999. Between 1999 through 2007, he presided as governor of Lagos State, the nation’s economic center. Mr. Tinubu, an accountant by trade, had previously held the position of senator under the brief Third Republic.

Between 2011 and 2015, when he was chosen to serve as the state’s central district representative, Senator Kashim Shettima, 57, served as governor of Borno State in the nation’s northeast. The vice president, a licensed banker, has held the positions of state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, education, agriculture, and health.

As the President has stated, the journey was difficult, but they made it, and the conflict was difficult, but they prevailed. With their vast experience, Tinubu and Kashim Shettima will be able to address many of the problems causing Nigeria’s ongoing insecurity, such as the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, the herdsmen/farmers crisis in the north central, especially Benue State, unrest in the southeast, and intercommunal fighting in various areas.

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May 29 : Borno APC Laud Gov Zulum For Landmark Achievements In One Year

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May 29 : Borno APC Laud Gov Zulum For Landmark Achievements In One Year

By Francis Okoye

The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) , Borno state Chapter has commended the state Governor, Babagana Zulum for the execution of over 100 people oriented solid capital projects in the first one year of his second tenure in office.

The state’s party Chairman of APC , Hon. Ayuba Bello made the commendation on Tuesday in Maiduguri in an interview with Journalists on the Governor’s performance ahead of the one year anniversary of his second term in office coming up on 29th of May, 2024.

Hon. Bello who is on record the first ruling APC Chairman to be elected from the minority southern part of Borno state since the inception of democracy, added that the popularity of Governor Zulum across the country is based on his hardwork, respect for the poor, commitment and high sense of responsibility towards governance.

He said even if one is from the opposition party, with humility and maturity, such person would agree that Zulum’s administration has performed greatly in the past one year since his projects are seen on ground.

The state party Chairman said,” As far as Iam concerned and the APC Chairman in Borno state is concerned, if you ask me to rate the performance of his Excellency for the past one year, it is exemplary, he has excelled in infrastructural performance.

” When you go round the country, you hardly find a Governor, who had done credibly well in terms of infrastructural development like Zulum’s administration. If somebody can carry out over 100 people oriented solid capital projects life on ground, honestly speaking, he deserve commendation.

” Even if you are not in APC, if you humility and maturity of mind, you would agree with me that this person has done greatly well. When you go round to the 27 local government areas of the state with exception of Guzamala, you will identify 10 to 20 capital projects that were executed by Governor Zulum.

” And they are people oriented projects, minor projects such as drilling of boreholes are not even counted. We are very proud of him, as a party, we are solidly behind him.”

On his election as chairman of the party from the minority southern part of Borno being the first in history, he said the party did it to balance the equation of leadership and giving the other side of the state a sense of belonging.

He said he enjoys followership and loyalty from all party members across the state, adding that structure put in place which is visible across the 27 local government areas of the state is reason the party would continue to dominate power in every election year.

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Togo Elections: ECOWAS Deploys Election Observation Mission

By: Michael Mike

The President of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) Commission, Dr Omar Alieu Touray, has deployed an Election Observation Mission of 40 observers to Togo to monitor the legislative and regional elections scheduled for 29 April 2024

According to a statement at the weekend, the mission is in line with the provisions of Article 12 of the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and constitutes support from the regional organisation to its Member States for the conduct of their elections.

The mission is led by the former Vice-President of The Gambia, Mrs Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang.

According to the statement, the mission is made up of Ambassadors from Member States accredited to ECOWAS; representatives of the ECOWAS Court of Justice and Parliament; Civil Society Organisations; media professionals and election observation specialists from the West African region.

It revealed that: “This observation mission is being deployed following the recommendations of a pre-election fact-finding mission that visited Togo from 15 to 20 April 2024 to assess the preparatory phases of the elections.

“During its stay in Togo, the observation mission will hold consultations with the main stakeholders in the electoral process and monitor the voting process up to 29 April 2024.”

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Re-run election into the national assembly, a Triumph of Democracy – Kwande

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Re-run election into the national assembly, a Triumph of Democracy – Kwande

By: Bodunrin Kayode

A Plateau elder Ambassador Yahaya Kwande has described the just concluded re-run election into the national assembly as a Triumph of Democracy.

In a release titled Congratulations to the Winners of Plateau State Bye Elections of February 3, 2024, he noted that the entire exercise was a victory to the people of the state.

“With great joy and profound gratitude, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected Senator, (Plateau North Senatorial District), Prince Pam Mwadkwon Dachungyang, and the Member of the House of Representatives, (Jos North/Bassa Constituency), Hon. Daniel Asama, on their resounding victory in the recently concluded bye election held in Plateau State.

“Your triumph is a testament to the true spirit of democracy and the unwavering support of the people.

“I have no doubt that both Prince Pam Mwadkon and Hon. Daniel Asama will live up to the aspirations and expectations of the voters, as they embark on this noble responsibility of representing their constituents. May your tenure be marked by dedication, integrity, and a relentless pursuit of progress for our beloved state and nation.

“As we celebrate this momentous milestone, let us not forget the challenges we faced during the post-2023 elections period. It is my sincere hope that Plateau State will swiftly recover from the divisions and tussles that marred our unity. Let us unite as one, for the strength of our state lies in our togetherness.

“It is essential for the government and the people to undertake immediate measures to reconcile and bridge the gaps that have emerged. We must never forget that every citizen, irrespective of their religion or ethnicity, is entitled to their fundamental rights. The use of religion as a tool of disfranchisement must cease; we must affirm that citizenship rights are not conditional on faith.

“Let us also strive to recapture the lost glory of our state, when Jos was hailed as the political Mecca of Nigeria, attracting momentous political events and embracing politicians from all shades and ideologies. We can revive this legacy by nurturing an environment that exudes peace, openness, and security for all. Together, we can restore Plateau State as a beacon of democratic excellence.

“In conclusion, I express my utmost optimism for the future of Plateau State. I extend my deepest appreciation to all who peacefully participated in the bye election, be it as candidates or enthusiastic supporters. Our journey towards progress and development continues, and I am confident that we will stand united, empowered by the unwavering spirit of our people.” said Kwande.

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