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Tinubu/Shettima: An Understanding Relationship Beyond Political Lines

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Tinubu/Shettima: An Understanding Relationship Beyond Political Lines

By: James Bwala

I disagree with reports attributed to Primate Elijah Ayodele of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in which he was said to have said that there will be a division or issues between the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, when the new administration assumes office because the relationship that is currently existing between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice President elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, transcends political lines

Borno state has a tradition of respect for individuals who are physically older than ourselves, and Kashim Shettima is a real Borno man. The Vice President-elect and the President-elect have a long-standing connection, and as a result, they both understand what it takes to control any egotistical interests that may arise in the name of regional politics, as is being indicated.

Tinubu/Shettima: An Understanding Relationship Beyond Political Lines

Oluwatosin Osho, his media assistant, released a statement on his behalf in which Ayodele said that the Southwest and Northern cabals will not have a happy ending. One cannot rule out conflicting interests between the northern and southwest cabal, assuming there is one in the incoming administration. Whatever the President-elect’s interests may be, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the support of those who have fought with him for the common good, and the Vice President-elect remained strong in the line of those who stood strong for Asiwaju.

Tinubu/Shettima: An Understanding Relationship Beyond Political Lines

Their wives appeared to have embraced this kind of relationship, which I have also observed as I have followed their relationship through time. They will make every effort to improve this relationship despite any difficulties that may arise. In addition to being astute observers of events, Kashim Shettima and Tinubu possess the intelligence to sift through the rhetoric of sycophants who feed on strife to put food on their tables.

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My personal acquaintance Kashim Shettima possesses a great character and the ability to differentiate between truth and fabrication. He saw Tinubu not just as a political soulmate and mentor, but also as a big brother who focused on developing relationships. People who may be warming up to such an event should take note of Tinubu’s open-minded nature, who talks honestly and does not conceal his opinions about matters. As a result, he cannot retain any talebearer near who could wish to bring up uncomfortable topics in their established connection with Shettima.

Tinubu/Shettima: An Understanding Relationship Beyond Political Lines

Any effort to split them up will be met with a brick wall. But it is noteworthy that a man like Primate Ayodele would make such a warning, stating that “…aside from these ones, President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima will have issues.” There will be an effort to split them apart. Additionally, there will be conflicts between the South-West and Northern Cabals, which will prevent everything from going smoothly until the very end.”

I don’t know if this was a prophecy as well, despite it purportedly coming from the revered Primate, but one thing is certain: in Nigeria, we often hear terrible prophecies about our leaders rather than concentrating on the biblical advice to pray for them. Over 200 million Nigerians will be under Tinubu and Shettima’s reign, and they would not be concerned with religion, region, or ethnicity. They (Tinubu and Shettima) already understand that they must make a difference, and the encouragement from well-meaning individuals will be sufficient to propel them to greatness as they run a peaceful government.

For those who might want to use selfish means to bring about a catastrophe in Nigeria, I would like to remind them that while they have made numerous negative predictions and anticipated many unpleasant events, God’s supremacy has always triumphed through his mercies, even under the current administration. Additionally, we pray that the supremacy of God will guide the next administration and provide the way for a growth of the renewed hope vision under the leadership of Tinubu and Shettima.

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

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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

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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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