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House Of Rep: Hafiz Declares Interest To Contest For Yola North, Yola South, Girei



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As Political activities hits up in the country Hon. country Hafiz Saleh Michika has officially declare his intention to contest for the seat of House of Representatives, to represent Yola North, Yola South and Girei Federal Constituency under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) come 2023.

Declaring his intention Tuesday through his personal social media handle (Facebook) Hon. Hafiz said his decision to contest for the seat followed wide consultations and calls from various political pressure groups.

He said looking at the pathetic situation in which youths found themselves today as a nation, there is no better time than now for them to involve actively in politics to get involved to help contribute in restoring stability and prosperity in the country.

According to him over the years, his unwavering passion for positive change has blossomed into strong advocacy for youth involvement in government, and this he believe is a strong driver for sustainable growth and development in country.

He added that after several attempts at engaging past governments to embrace the idea, it became apparent to him that the only solution is to fully participate in the government, get involved in the process so as to actually bring the yearnings of the younger generation to the forefront.

The aspirant said In the past few weeks, he and his team have visited the three local governments which he intend to represent and unearthed so many issues that have been lingering for many decades with no practical solutions, ranging from the dilapidated federal and rural road networks to serious security challenges.

Hafiz also explained that the government at the center will never come down to these areas to identify what the core issues are, it is the representatives that actually identify and present such issues and requests to the federal government for onward action.

“I would like to start with the legislative arm of government. This is because it specifically deals with making laws, amending where necessary, and oversighting to name a few.

“It will also allow me push for bills that are in tandem with today’s realities, bring to the forefront real issues that demand immediate attention, as well as speak up on behalf of the Nigerian youth against all sorts of injustices and irregularities that are being perpetuated in the system.

“My whole approach is very simple, I call it the “SML Model” which is to identify pressing issues, divide them into short term, medium term and long-term issues.

“Subsequently, prioritize these issues and look for flexible approach to address them. Furthermore the “SML” model will also allow us table our issues in an organized manner as well as enable us have a better understanding on how to approach these issues accordingly.” He said.

Hon. Hafiz said if elected to the National Assembly, his activities shall be guided by a timeline on what to implement within the four years that I shall be in office and it will heavily involve the inputs of my team and most importantly his constituents.

He said at the end of every month he shall comeback to his constituency with a scorecard of what has been achieved, what has accrued and what is in the process, that way he can update and keep abreast his constituents with his activities at the center in order to allow emerging issues to be discussed, noted and put into consideration for onward action.

“One thing worthy of note is that often times lawmaker’s carryout their respective constituency projects utilizing contractors from Abuja which completely defeats the whole purpose of the zonal intervention policy.

“Therefore, we are going to approach things differently if given the chance. I shall ensure that every project that is meant for my constituency is carried out by contractors from the constituency. By so doing,direct and indirect jobs are being created, hence wealth is being circulated within the constituency.

“That will in turn impact the economy of the area in a positive way. Except in the event that no contractor within the constituency can carry out such projects, then we look for a capable contractor within the state before going out of it. The whole idea is to distribute wealth within our domain.

“As a lawmaker there are so many avenues you can explore and lobby for jobs for the teeming youths in your constituency as part of efforts to minimize unemployment rate. That will be vigorously pursued from day one if given the chance to inject my constituents in the workforce utilizing the leverage at hand. That is seriously lacking in my constituency today.” He said.

“I’m confident, I have the capacity and the zeal to deliver on your mandate if given the chance. We cannot risk another four years of idleness, laziness, lack of goodwill, and sheer incompetence at the National Assembly again. We must go in with a plan. I have the plan and ready to execute with you if given the mandate.

“I have presented myself to you my constituents, please give me a chance to serve you better and to bring dividends of democracy that you deserve as citizens of Nigeria to your door steps. He said.

He also thanked all his political associates, teeming youths and other well wishers for their support.

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Atiku Calls For Speedy Declaration Of Adamawa Guber Election Result




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Former Vice President, Alh Atiku Abubakar has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release Adamawa State Governorship election results unfailingly today.

Atiku who is the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in this February Presidential election made the call during a press conference in Yola Monday.

He calls on Nigerians and International community to mount pressure on the INEC to announce what he described as the mandate expressed by the people Adamawa people.

“I’m reaching out to Nigerians and international community to put pressure on INEC to release our results in Adamawa State today unfailingly because as the more the delay, the more the tension.

“I personally spoke with the INEC Chairman last night couple of times and pleaded with him to allow the result to be announced as stipulated by law,” Atiku added.

He observed that the actions of INEC has caused serious tension in the state that has been peaceful, saying “we don’t know any violence and yet the attitude of INEC in the state least much to be desired.”

Alh Abubakar said Adamawa is a multi ethnic and multi religious state but the action of INEC was trying to destabilize the stability that has long been existed in the state.

“We thought that the processes are improving by every election but unfortunately with this election, we have not seen improvement that we expect from INEC,” he said.

He maintained that 20 out the 21 local government results were so far collated and it was only Fufore that they tried to alter the results.

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2023 Polls: Taraba Deputy Governor, Manu Commends INEC, Calls For Peace




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Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on Saturday commended the INEC for swiftly testifying the lapses discovered during the 25th February 2023 Presidential and National Assembly election in the state.

Manu who is also the Senator-elect representing Taraba Central, made the commendation while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after casting his vote for the governorship and state house of assembly election alongside his wife at Isa II Kofar Manu polling unit in Mutum Biyu, Gassol local government area of the state.

He said by rectifying the mistakes made during the first phase of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state, Tarabans will exercise their franchise without hitches.

According to him, from the information reached him, the election generally was going on peacefully, adding that people were allowed to vote for candidates of their choice without any threat.

The Senator-elect assured his constituents of quality representation at the Red Chamber and promised to ensure that the needs they highlighted for him would be achieved during his tenure.

Engr. Haruna Manu also expressed confidence that his party the PDP will win the governorship election and the majority of the state house of assembly seats in the state.

He appealed to the people of the state to remain calm, law-abiding, and embrace one another, as well as urged them to accept the outcome of the election in good faith when INEC finally declared the winners of the governorship and state assembly seats.

Our Correspondent gathered that the elections were conducted smoothly across the sixteen LGAs of the state besides Donga LGA where hoodlums destroyed ballot boxes.

He, however, observed a low turnout of voters in some areas, while in some polling units, the turnout was higher than in the Presidential and National Assembly election that took place last month.

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2023 Polls: You Are A Liar, Taraba CAN Chairman Tells Senator Bwacha 




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Hammed Abubakar, Jalingo 

The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Taraba State Chapter, has faulted claims by the Governorship Candidate of the APC, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, that the Chairman of the association, Rev Dr. Isaiah Magaji Jirapye apologized to him over the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas, PDP Governorship candidate by CAN.

Jirapye said, “it was very unfortunate for the personality of Senator Bwacha to have lied on Channels Television that I, the CAN Chairman visited him secretly and apologized over the endorsement of Col Agbu Kefas by the CAN”.

He said that all that Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said about CAN during his interview with Channels TV should be regarded as baseless, adding that the embattled APC governorship candidate is busy chasing a white goose. 

According to the CAN Chairman, “the meeting between myself and Senator Bwacha after the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas was for him to take the endorsement in good fate since it was a  unanimous decision by CAN, but I am surprised to hear the Senator on Channels Television lying that I went to apologize to him over the endorsement. 

Jirapye urged Senator Emmanuel Bwacha to desist from dragging CAN in his desperation to govern the State for his selfish reasons. 

“CAN position on endorsement was a unanimous decision and not that of myself the Chairman alone so I  advise desperate politicians to desist from using my name for their selfish interests”.

CAN warns desperate politicians such as Senator Bwacha whom he said lack manners but called themselves Christians, and at the same time insult their spiritual leaders at will to trade with caution. 

CAN is shocked by the kind of outburst of cancerous anger from the Senator and pray God to deliver him from such a problem, saying People of Bwacha’s character should be watched carefully and never be entrusted with Leadership positions to govern the people. 

The Chairman noted that the endorsement of the PDP governorship candidate Col. Agbu Kefas by CAN was in the best interest of the people of the State. 

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