“houses were set ablaze within the borders of the crisis area”.
National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, said heavy security deployment for Saturday governorship election in Ekiti was necessary in forestalling breakdown of law and order.
He stated this on Monday in Abuja while reacting to the deployment of 30,000 policemen to the state for the election.
Oshiomhole spoke after a closed-door meeting with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, who visited him.
He, however, added that it was not the number of officers deployed that mattered, but their effectiveness in ensuring safety of voters and ballot boxes.
He said that heavy presence of military and the police was required at elections, especially in Nigerian, “because the rigging machine is serviced by hardened criminals who are often hired by politicians.
According to Oshiomhole, such criminals usually carry AK-47 Rifle on an election day and the police could be overwhelmed.
“We shouldn’t worry about how many officers are deployed. I think we should all pray that however people are deployed, that in the end we are not counting dead bodies.
“My experience in Edo as governor is that you will hear stories of how many officers are deployed, but in the end, you will find no policemen. I have seen that in Edo.
“The important thing is that regardless of what the police chooses to do, regardless of the number they choose to deploy, let us ensure that those who are going to vote are safe and that the votes cast are secured,“ he said.
Oshiomhole appreciated the British Government for its support in promoting democracy in Nigeria and assured the envoy that the Federal Government would do everything to ensure a free and fair electoral process in Ekiti.
He said that the electoral process was more important than its outcome to him and the party.
“We are looking at the Nigerian project in terms of sustaining democracy, not the survival of a particular political aspirant, whether it is on my party platform or in the platform of the opposition,“ he said.
Earlier, Arkwright had said that his country was interested in Nigeria’s democracy, adding that Britain intended to send observers for the election.
“The British High Commission will be sending a team there to observe the election and to ensure that it goes smoothly.
“We want to basically ensure that the people of Ekiti state are allowed to freely express their opinion to vote with their conscience and to be able to do so in a peaceful manner,“ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 35 political parties are contesting in the Ekiti election, including APC which has a former governor of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as its candidate.
Prophet Joshua Iginla Buys His Own Private Jet (VIDEO)
The General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla buys his own private jet in which the video is made and posted. Prophet shares the news on Sunday in Abuja, that he bought the Private jet to mark his birthday, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
According to the reports that reach NIGERIA NEWS, a source quoted below that the prophet bought the private jets in order to be able to transport easily to other nation to spread the missionary.
The source states that:
“Interestingly, at such a time like this and due to the numerous engagements of top clergymen we have in Nigeria, acquiring a private jet by them is not a luxury but borne out of necessity,” the source said.
“Arguably, Nigerian prophets are among the most sought out globally.
“Most times, they are needed in two or three countries in different continents in a day. Hence, there is need to create a very easy means of transportation for them, coupled with the fact that our transportation industry is still way behind compared to other developed countries and that is why we see men of God purchasing private jets, not to show off but to make movement easy for them for evangelical and missionary purposes.
“Of a truth, for Iginla, owning a private jet is long overdue due to his global itinerary and charity cause across the world.”
WATCH THE VIDEO SHOWING THE PRIVATE JET !!!
Security Breach In Jos, Plateau State, As Violence Spread, 2 Killed Already
Following the murder of a man in the community of Dutse Uku, there arose security breach in Jos, Plateau state and the violence spread, most likely uncontrollable as at the moment. the incidence which happens on Sunday, as NIGERIA NEWS report.
The dead of the man was recovered at Dutse Uku community and shortly after this recovering, it prompts up violence in the community and it’s spread beyond the community.
The NIGERIA NEWS gathered from a source whereby an eye witness narrated as following that, “This has always been the trend in the area; once anyone crosses over to the other side, his or her safety was never guaranteed.
“These are Christian and Muslim communities that share boundaries.” the witness narrated.
The witness further narrated:
“However, gunshots began renting the air from all sides with people running helter-skelter, including those coming back from Church,”.
Security Breach In Jos, Plateau State, As Violence Spread, 2 Killed Already…
People were being instructed to remain in the closed door in their various houses as the violence spread after which another man name Chuwang Michael was murdered.
The security officials from a different unit such as Soldiers, the police were being deployed to the community and its hope that the violence would be put to an end.
The representative from the state police department, DSP Matthias Terna Tyopev connotes that, “We have mobilized our personnel to the area. As we speak, the Area Commander Jos Metro is on the ground there.”
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