The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai burst out to make his opinion known to the public that he is against Tinubu leading Lagos State. El-Rufai reveals his view on Monday while he was addressing the State House correspondents after he arrived from a meeting with President Buhari, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
El-Rufai said that he still remains strong for his word that he is frankly against Tinubu leading Lagos and not ready to change it. He then expatiates as quoted below:
“I don’t know if he (Tinubu) is the godfather of Lagos. What I know for sure is that we have retired godfathers….If anyone feels offended by that, that’s his business.
“I have no apology for my views, they are well thought out. I put them there, I don’t have to explain to anyone. This is a democracy; people are free to express their views.”
El-Rufai is recently asked by Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN) as to how Godfatherism could be eliminated from Nigeria politics, he then replies by saying that, “Godfatherism. This is Lagos. Let me tell you something sir; you know, Kaduna State used to be like that. There were three or four politicians in Kaduna that you could not become anything unless you had them on your side.
He then buttresses his point by analyzing as follows:
“Those were the godfathers of Kaduna politics and you had to carry them along and you know, the three words, ‘carry them along’ mean paying them regularly.
“But we chose a different path and the long and short of it now is that after this election in 2019, we have retired all of them; we had to.
“Here in Lagos, you have over six million registered voters, only about a million voted (in 2019 general elections); five million did not vote. If I want to run for governor of Lagos, I will start now. I will commission a study to know why those five million registered voters did not vote; where do they go on election day?
“Then I will start visiting them for the next four years. I will try and get just two million of them to come and vote for me; I will defeat any godfather. The key is to go to the people. The card reader and the biometric register have given us the tools to connect directly with the people.
“I assure you if you do that for the next four years, connecting with the people; the tin godfather, you will retire him or her permanently. But it is hard work; it requires three to four years of hard work. So, if you want to run in 2023, you should start now.”
Below is the video while he is being interviewed:
El-Rufai doubles down on his comment about godfatherism in Lagos. Says he doesn’t know if Tinubu is the godfather of Lagos politics.
“If he is tell him say so.”
Says if anyone feels offended by his comments “that’s his business.”
“I don’t apologise for my views,” he said. pic.twitter.com/7woZXM2XmM
— Nicholas Ibekwe (@nicholasibekwe) May 13, 2019
All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC
The NIGERIA NEWS recently reports how the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC nullify the All Progressive Congress, APC candidates victory and give the People’s Democratic Party, PDP the victory, following the supreme court judgment.
The certificate of return would soon be issued out to the PDP candidates who are declared the winner while Bello Matawalle would be offered a certificate of return as the Governor of Zamfara state on 27th May 2019 and along with his Deputy in Abuja, under the same circumstance as to the judgment of the supreme court.
All other PDP winners, aside from the Governor and the Deputy, would have to obtain their certificate of return from INEC office, Zamfara state on 31st May 2019.
So painful and wasteful of the electoral vote as APC would not even hold any post by June 2019 as the PDP winners would be sworn in and resume office duty.
NIGERIA NEWS then bring the list of All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC, as enlisted below:
SENATORIAL DISTRICT WINNERS
Ya’u Sahabi – Zamfara north
Mohammed Hassan – Zamfara central
Lawali Hassan – Zamfara West
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE
Umar Dan-Galadima – Kaura-Namoda/Birnin Magaji federal constituency
Bello Hassan Shinkafi – Shinkafi/Zurmi federal constituency
Kabiru Amadu – Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency
Shehu Ahmed – Bungudu/Maru federal constituency
Kabiru Yahaya – Anka/Talata Mafara federal constituency
Ahmed Bakura – Bakura/Maradun federal constituency
Sulaiman Gum – Gummi/Bukkuyum federal constituency
STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Zaharadeen M. Sada – Kaura Namoda north constituency
Nura Daihiru – Birnin Magaji constituency
Salihu Zurmi – Zurmi east constituency
Nasiru Muazu – Zurmi west constituency
Muhammad G. Ahmad – Shinkafi constituency
Musa Bawa Musa – Tsafe east constituency
Aliyu Namaigora – Tsafe west constituency
Ibrahim Naidda – Gusau east constituency
Shafiu Dama – Gusau west constituency
Kabiru Magaji – Bungudu east constituency
Nasiru Bello Lawal – Bungudu west constituency
Yusuf Alhassan Muh – Maru north constituency
Saidu Umar – Maru south constituency
Yusuf Muhammad – Anka constituency
Shamudeen Hassan – Talata-Mafara north constituency
Aminu Yusuf Jangebe – Talata-Mafara south constituency
Tukur Jekada – Bakura constituency
Faruk Musa Dosara – Maradun I constituency
Nasiru Atiku – Maradun II constituency
Abdulnasir Ibrahim – Gummi I constituency
Mansur Mohammed – Gummi II constituency
Ibrahim Mohammed Naidda – Bukkuyum north constituency
Sani Dahiru – Bukkuyum south constituency
Cyril Ramaphosa hails “new era ” as he becomes South Africa’s President
South Africa today May 25th 2019, sworn in a new president in person of Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Loftus Versfeld Pretoria.
The event was witnessed by thousands of people, be it millitary and civilian and had in attendance Foreign leaders and generals from over 40 countries.
Aged 66, Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected unanimously by the parliament on a five-year term after his party African National Congress (ANC) won the legislative elections on the 8th of May 2019, picking up 240 seats out of the 400 available. His party (ANC) was able to gather more than 55% of the votes, which was their lowest since the overturn of apartheid over two decades ago. The newly elected president is a trade unionist and he played a major role in the struggle to end white-monority rule before a became a successful business in the country.
with new office, he his faced with a very big task of tackling the country’s problems ranging from joblessness, increased crime rate and corruption and land ownership from the whites.
“A new era has downed in our country. A brighter day is rising upon Soun Africa”, he stressed during his inaugural speech. ” This is a defining moment for a young nation like ours. It is time for us to make the future that we yearn for”. “I pledge here today that i will serve…to build the South Africa that we all want and deserve”.
“Let us declare that when we gather to celebrate the 50th year of our freedom, there shall no longer be any person in this land who is unable to meet their basic needs”.
The newly elected president’s first serious test will be to choose a cabinet and he his expected to name the cabinent in days to come, but the post of the vice president is hanging after the deputy David Mabuza said on wednesday that he will delay taking his seat. Cyril Ramaphosa was first in power last year when his party forcefully pully Jacob Zuma out of office due to scandals making him to resign.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s swearing-in event was shifted from the Union Building’s Amphitheatre which also serves as the seat of government which was inaugurated by Nelson Mandel in 1994, to a 52,000 seater Loftus Versfeld Rughy Stadium so as to allow high attendance from the citizens.
Jacob Zuma was the only ex-president absent, because he had attended a court hearing based on charges of corruption in the sounthern city of Pieter Maritzburg. He later told reporters and his followers that he was too busy to travel to Pretoria for the newly elected president’s inauguration. “There is no time, i am fighting to stay out of jail” he said.
Over 3000 police officers were deployed for the event to ensure safety of the participants and joyous countrymen, while the soldiers were in charge of ceremonial parades.
Meanwhile, the opposition party (DA) Democratic Alliance critisized the government for being “wasteful” on the amount spent on the ceremony, accruing to over 120 million rand. “It is no secret that the south African economy is in dire straits” senior DA lawmaker John Steenhuisen stated.
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