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S’Court: Your day-dreaming, he’d be inaugurated, Tinubu’s camp mocks Atiku



The feeling in the camp of Atiku Abubakar that the Supreme Court would nullify the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday and pave the way for another government of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is nothing more than day-dreaming.

The apex court, is expected to deliver a judgement on Friday to determine whether the alleged double registration of Kashim Shettima, Tinubu’s running mate for the 2023 presidential election, after he reportedly equally picked the ticket to contest for the Senate in Borno State, was fatal to the joint ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election.

Against the backdrop that an affirmation of that position would automatically make Atiku, former Vice President the beneficiary, having come second in the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on March 1, the Atiku-PDP camp, had been in high spirits.

But Josef Onoh spokesman of the now-defunct APC Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), dismissed such hopes, saying it was symptomatic of chronic procrastination.

Responding to a statement credited to Daniel Bwala, spokesman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PDP-PCC), who had cautioned that it was not yet certain and  only God knews which of the 2023 presidential candidates would be sworn in on May 29, while alluding to the possible blow on Tinubu by the apex court.

Onoh, who reminded Bwala of the Latin saying, Vox populi, vox Dei (The voice of the people is the voice of God), maintained that since all Nigerians democrats had since accepted that Tinubu won the election, nothing could be done to change it.

He said: “Obviously, Bwala isn’t a believer in democracy hence it’s difficult for him to accept the reality before him, that come May 29th Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be my, our, and his president whether he likes it or not.

“Bwala in his continuous ranting and alluding to God being the only entity that knows who will be sworn in come 29th failed to understand that in varying lands, the people have chosen different types of government and political parties.

“If the voice of the people is the voice of God, then God must be all confused. But God is not a God of disorder or confusion, but one of order and peace, hence he let Nigerians decide on who to lead them. We went to the polls, and by our votes, we choose Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead us, not to Dubai but to the affairs of our country and the people have spoken, so also God, hence it’s totally confusing to the sane mind if Bwala’s God is different from the universal entity we all worship and call God.

“Bwala is suffering from chronic procrastination which said is linked to low self-confidence, low energy, and depression. In overall, his current quality of life will probably be worse than if he just listened to his prefrontal cortex and focus on other things rather than President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“Sadly his obsession with the president-elect not limited to his bewildered state of mind regarding his victory at the polls as decided by the Nigerian people has left him suffering from harmful effects of Procrastination that Bola Tinubu will not be sworn in come May 29th will only lead to Bwala suffering from Spiked up stress levels.”

Accusing Bwala of being burdened with regrets and guilt; fear of failure and fretfulness despite the fact that his candidate and political party losr the presidential election, he added: “It’s clear Bwala ought to be in Dubai rather than staying back in Nigeria and exhibiting delusional procrastination towards the attainment of the unattainable, making complaints like he’s continuously doing by his obsession and hidden admiration of our president-elect.

“Like he did by missing his flight to Dubai, Bwala blows off opportunities, fortunately not caused in his case by drinking tea in the airport VIP lounge; he also misses on targets. One major target is having to miss the presidential inauguration when he still lives in self-denial and hallucination and couldn’t utilise the opportunity to get his invitation to the presidential inauguration.

“Finally, I advise Bwala to Obidently board the 4.30 pm 8hrs Qatar Airways flight from Abuja to Doha transiting to Dubai on the 28th of May with a 15hr 45min stop over in Doha arriving Dubai just on time for dinner on Monday, May 29th by 8.55 pm with his associates; at least he will be spared the humiliation of watching the inauguration of our President-elect. But If he doubts the flight details, he’s free to go and verify.”


Obi to Nigerians: Don’t be despaired, your mandate won’t be lost



The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi says he is aware of some evil designs against himself and his supporters in the coming months.

The former Anambra State governor disclosed this in a statement released on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, May 29, 2023.

The release of the statement coincided with the inauguration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Nigeria’s President at the Eagle Square in Abuja.


I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.

— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 28, 2023

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For all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection. It is also a time to re-examine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes. Let us calmly review our aspirations, in order to recalibrate our expectations and pin down the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments.

We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all. As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal. That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make.


Nigeria remains our only patrimony and it is a patrimony we must protect, rather than violate. We have no other nation but this, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it.

The judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool for determining the propriety of the decisions and actions of every citizen and every institution of state. To that extent, and for that reason, I urge everyone to treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves.

We expect that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity. It has to do so, for all our sakes and for itself.

Nigerians must, therefore, remain peaceful and law abiding. No matter the depth of anyone’s reservations about what is going on in the polity today, no matter the real and imagined provocations, and no matter the disagreement out there, we should remember that this will not last forever.

I remain committed, and untiring, in my determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and squandered hope that has become our lot here.

I will never shrink from that original commitment, because I firmly believe that we must change from the present politics of criminality, and corruption, in order to make a new Nigeria possible.

I call on fellow Nigerians, especially the youths to remain steadfast, calm, patient, and peaceful. Our journey may be long and difficult but it is worth it in every way. Victory is assured.

We have to work together to move our beautiful country from corruption and criminality to a center of productivity rather than aimless consumption.

I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.

These schemes will aim at degrading our support base and confusing the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria. It is about the future of our youths. it is about ending the Years of Locust.

In all of this, I thank Nigerians, our great party (LP) and the media. The latter, as the Fourth Estate of the realm, has remained a trusted ally.

This Estate must continue to guide our people on the immense promise of a future in a new Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria and protect the troops keeping us safe in this season of vaulting insecurity.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. –PO


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Tinubu will unveil Ministers in two months *He’ll be different – Faleke



James Faleke, lawmaker and Secretary of the now defunct All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), has revealed that President Bola Tinubu would unveil members of his cabinet within 60 days.

Channels Television, which quoted him as saying on Monday, at the inauguration of of Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as president and vice-president of Nigeria was underway at the Eagle Square in Abuja, said the President, would , unveil his cabinet as soon as possible.

Faleke, who promised that the new President would bring a different approach to power, was quoted as saying: “Of course, within 60 days, that’s what the law says. He can announce anytime but I just know he must do it within 60 days.”

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Tinubu: My stand on corruption, insecurity *How I’ll banish poverty in Nigeria



Eradication of terrorism, waging war against corruption and battling the crippling poverty in Nigeria, would form the fulcrum of a new Nigeria President Bola Tinubu, says he would strive to put in place as his new government began hours ago after assuming the reins of power as the 16th President, after Muhammadu Buhari handed over to him at an elaborate ceremony at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday.

Vowing to  defend Nigeria from all forms of terror, as well as end extreme poverty in the country, Tinubu, told Nigerians: “I will do that through job creation and food security and end to extreme poverty. I will ensure that corruption is tacked by strenghtening anti-corruption agencies.”

He also promised that his administration would discourage corruption through the introduction of a credit culture, stating: “Our government will continue to take proactive steps such as championing a credit culture to discourage corruption while strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the various anti-corruption agencies.”

It was also on a day the President, who had during his presidential campaigns, promised Nigerians that he would remove subsidy on petroleum products, made good his words by announcing suspension on them, adding that the era of payments on fuel was gone, as the 2023 Budget made no provision for fuel subsidy “and more so, subsidy payment is no longer justifiable.”

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