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The APC Presidential Campaign Council has listed some actions it expects the electoral commission, INEC, to take before Saturday’s presidential . The campaign council criticised the postponement of the and listed seven things INEC should do before the rescheduled elections.

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The council’s position is contained in a statement by two of its directors, Babatunde Fashola and Hadiza Bala-Usman.

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Read the full statement below.

TEXT OF APC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL PRESS BRIEFING ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE FEBRUARY 16 PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION

Elections and political parties are primarily about people.

In this episode, millions of Nigerians have sacrificed their time, resources and convenience to perform this National civic duty only to be disappointed by the postponement.

As a party, our disappointment is doubled due to the fact that unlike some who were apparently privy to this postponement in advance, we found out alongside the public a few hours before the polls opened.

To the stranded youth corpers we empathise with you.

To the voters and volunteers who have travelled at great cost to cast their votes, we empathise with you.

To party agents and our party faithful we empathise with you.

Our sympathies go to all those people and we urge them not to despair.

However, we Nigerians are a determined and resilient people and we will not let the shortcomings of INEC deter us from exercising our franchise.

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Therefore, we ask you all to stay calm, stay determined and come out en masse on February 23rd to vote for APC, President Muhammadu Buhari and all APC Senators and of Representative candidates.

We urge all Nigerians to convert their disappointment to determination and ensure that their previous sacrifice does not go to waste.

As a result of the common pain shared by us all, we, the Directorate of Election Planning and Monitoring, and Contact and Mobilization on behalf of APC Campaign Council, demand greater openness and transparency in the Commission’s preparations ahead of Saturday 23rdFebruary 2019.

We believe that members of the public should know:

a. What steps INEC have taken with CBN to assess, take inventory of materials and brief the public about what their condition is;

b. The status of INEC’s plans to procure and provide materials for election and in particular let Nigerians know if all materials required are in country and if not what plans the commission has to ensure that they are.

c. INEC’s plans to re-deploy and distribute materials ahead of Saturday 23rd 2019.

d. The specific problems INEC encountered in the failed attempt of Saturday 16thFebruary 2019 and measures it has taken to overcome them?

 

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e. What transport logistics and further materials INEC require in terms of vehicles, boats, trucks, , helicopters, manpower and funding INEC requires to execute the elections of February 23rd and March 9th

f. Confirmation that the configuration of the card readers will be completed in readiness of Saturday 23rd 2019.

In addition to all of these, we believe that INEC should brief Nigerians daily on an ongoing basis until this process is concluded.

This is one way to elicit the buy-in of Nigerians that INEC is serious and this will replace disappointment with enthusiasm.

As President Buhari has urged that “Nigerians should continue to rally round INEC at this trying national moment,” INEC has the duty to now make its processes open, believable and inspiring, this is what Nigerians can and will rally round.

This is the road to free and fair elections which is a victory for and not for any party.

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN

Hadiza Bala-Usman

APC Directorate of Election Planning and Monitoring

APC Directorate of Contact and Mobilization

Sunday 17th February 2019

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OSUN: Reaction of Gov. Oyetola finally to tribunal judgement

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The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reacted to tribunal ruling sacking him as governor of the state.

An Osun governorship tribunal had on Friday sacked him and declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the last governorship in the state.

Reacting, Oyetola vowed to challenge the ruling of tribunal at the Appeal Court.

A statement by Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government of Osun, said the judgment of the election tribunal had been put on appeal.

Oyetola expressed hope that “justice would prevail at last.”

He also disclosed that law enforcement agencies had been instructed to maintain law and order across the state.

The governor appreciated the support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress, assuring that the residents of adequate security of lives and properties.

He said, “The Government of the State of Osun wishes to appreciate the teeming support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress.

“As it is, the administration of His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor, State of Osun wishes to assure the people that the judgment of the Election Tribunal has been put on appeal.

“This is to further assure all the residents of the State of adequate security of lives and properties, as the Government of the State is still the only legitimate Government having the authority to govern the State.”

“We assure all our people that justice will prevail at last, and the law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain law and order across the State.

“We therefore urge all the residents of the State to go about their lawful duties without any hindrance”, the statement read.

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‘Osun is dying’ – Oluwo cries out

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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, says Osun State is dying as it is paying so much on workers’ salaries without generating revenue.
Addressing newsmen in Iwo yesterday at the Engr Ademola Adedapo’s annual secondary schools’ quiz competition, Oluwo said unless the Osun civil service was overhauled, the state might find it difficult to pay salaries.
The monarch urged the state government to increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to improve the fortune of the state.
He said: “We’ve a problem in Osun and we’ve to shout and tell the world that we’re sick in Osun. It’s just the truth I’m telling you. We need to upgrade and update our civil service to be IT-compliant and we’ve to create a way to find other jobs for them in the civil service.
“With what’s going on in Osun, we don’t have the money. I’m in this government and it doesn’t matter because I’m a traditional ruler. I’ve to be concerned on how government can succeed.
“We’ve so many workers for some jobs. I’m not telling them to retrench, but government should find some ways out of this situation. How much is the allocation of Osun State in a month? Can it pay the wage bill or salary? Civil servants themselves should be more creative. Civil service is the largest employer of labour in this state and the IGR is nothing. We need to create more IGR.
“Osun is dying. The state is paying so much money and not making money. People have to pay tax and there should be more ways of ensuring the payment of informal taxes. There are many incomes being generated through informal sector and is not coming to the government.”
Responding, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Festus Olajide, said the Oluwo had “not minced words in telling the truth.”
He said the quiz competition had brought out test and measurement in terms of performance of students in public schools.
Source: Daily Post

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