Support The Elderly Ones In Order To Take The Country Beyond – Ooni Tells Youths
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has asked that Nigerian youths should support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in order to attain a better Nigeria. He made this call when he played host to the presidential aspirant of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, on Thursday at his palace in Ile-Ife.
The Royal Majesty praised President Buhari for prioritising youth vanguard; as an exemplary good leader that loves youths; and for planning for brighter future for young ones.
He said, “No wonder he assented to the bill “Not- too-young -to -run” that will secure the future for the youths,’’ he said.
The Royal father canvassed that the youths should come out en masse for leadership positions and support the elderly ones in order to take the country beyond.
Ooni further commended the aspirant for his courage in indicating a desire to contest and therefore, admonished him to be orderly as all eyes were on him.
“You have shown the value of the culture by taking the right step to pay homage to the first stool created by God, confirmed sitting on as ordained by God.”
“God is not a man that will lie, He has remained faithful from the inception of the world. God has endowed the contestant with spirit of humility and should keep it up,’’ he stated.
Ogunwusi also commended the youths for upholding the pillars of peace, love and unity of the country, adding that the time is here , so they should gear up and fight for their future.
“Nigeria youths have been sleeping, but I believe your coming out will reawaken and gear them for more commitment,” he expressed.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that earlier in Durotoye’s speech, he appreciated the Ooni for his fatherly role since he attained the throne, adding that the youths across the country and in the diaspora were proud of the royal father.
“We have learnt a lot from your exemplary leadership style which motivated me to contest for the post of President in other to deliver my colleagues from captivity.”
Bagudu has stripped Karatu of her police protection, denied her pension, Fani-Kayode alleges
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that Kebbi governor, Atiku Bagudu has withdrawn the police protection given to sacked former Chief Justice of the state, Asabe Karatu.
Fani-Kayode, who had lambasted Bagudu and his wife for the action after Karatu alleged that she was not confirmed because of her Christian faith expressed surprise at such treatment meted out to someone with 38-years experience in the civil service.
He further revealed that Zainab Bagudu the governor’s wife has invited him to Kebbi to see her cow after telling her he doesn’t need her attention.
See his statement below.
“Well spoken. When I raised this issue of great national importance she said that I should be ignored and that I am looking for attention. When I told her off and said that I am not interested in her attention and that I don’t do other peoples wives she invited me to Kebbi for a visit and said I should come and see her cows.
‘This is someone who I have known since she was 15 and someone whose father I revered. Instead of offering a plausible explanation for her husband’s shameful behaviour or calling me privately to put their side of the story she insulted me publicly.
“Well, I am not surprised. After all I am just a Christian. The attitude of these people amazes me.
“Meanwhile, I spoke to the former CJ Asabe Karatu at length and the story is even worse than the public is aware of. The Gov. is so vindictive that he has taken away all her police protection, her official vehicle that she is entitled to and all the other perks that are her due.
“He has also denied her of her full pension by refusing to confirm her and then sacking her. This is after 38 years of diligent and meritorious service in the states civil service and Judiciary. And all because she is Christian and she refused to be a puppet to Atiku Bagudu. What a tragedy!”
He, therefore, stated that the respect that can be given to the South West is to ensure that power returns to the region in 2023.
“The President and indeed our party must beware of divisive elements who are now proponents of retaining power in the north beyond 2023 . Power shift to the SW in 2023 is the best honour that can be bestowed on the late Chief MKO Abiola.
“The solution to our problems is not a power shift but restructuring or separation. Even if you shift power between the north and south for the next 100 years it means nothing. As long as some regard themselves as the master race and others as their slaves nothing will change. We are not interested in sharing power with the north: we are interested in winning our freedom from them.”
“The solution to our problems is not a power shift but restructuring or separation.Even if you shift power between the north and south for the next 100 years it means nothing. As long as some regard themselves as the master race and others as their slaves nothing will change.
We are not interested in sharing power with the north: we are interested in winning our freedom from them.
Shut up and leave PDP if you have no value to add, Agbaje tells Bode George
Former Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje has told former Deputy National Chairman, Bode George to shut up and leave the party if he has no value to add.
There has been disagreement between George and Agbaje over the outcome of the governorship election in Lagos that returned Babajide Sanwo-olu elected as both have been blaming each other for the failure of the party to win the state.
Recently, the duo are at each other’s throat over defection insinuations, which both have denied.
Agbaje had accused George of insinuating his defection from the PDP, when he was described as a failed governorship candidate.
Speaking on the clash, media aide to Agbaje, Felix Oboagwina, denied reports that his principal had dumped the opposition party and also accused the leadership of the party in Lagos of alleged plans to “give the dog a bad name and chase it away from the party.”
On the social media posts that Agbaje had left the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, Oboagwina said they were untrue.
“There is nothing like that, nothing like that at all. He is still in PDP; he has not defected. How can people say he has defected on social media? He is too big for that; he is in PDP.”
When asked if there were plans by his principal to dump the PDP for APC, he answered in the negative.
“People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave PDP if he lacks any value to add to the party, instead of being a dog in the manger hampering the progress of the party in Lagos State.
“He should tell the world where he got the news being spread around.
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