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Kwara bye-election: PDP cautions against police intimidation of voters

OBIORA IFOH, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to perish the on-going plot to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election, in Kwara State, scheduled for Saturday.

The party cautioned President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to bear in mind that such a plot will be a direct invitation to crisis, as the people of Kwara State are already fully rallied behind the PDP in firm resistance and to dismantle all APC rigging machinery at the polls.

PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement said, “Having realized that there is no way they can win in any election in Kwara state, after being rejected by the people, the APC and the Buhari Presidency are bent on manipulating the electoral process, including using our security agencies, particularly, the police against the will of the people.

“The PDP is privy to clandestine meetings at the Presidency, where APC leaders handed down orders to the police high command to compromise the security architecture in Kwara state by transferring the District Police Officers (DPOs) in the nine police districts of the Federal Constituency and replacing them with officers believed to be pliable to instructions to execute the APC’s rigging script in the election.

“Moreover, the people of Kwara state already have details of the brief handed to the new DPOs, including providing cover for APC thugs procured to unleash violence on voters and PDP supporters, snatch ballot boxes and disrupt elections in certain areas as well as to alter election results to favour of the APC candidate.

“The people are also aware of the directives to harass, intimidate, arrest, and detain indigenes of Kwara state, and to provide cover for the importation of aliens from other areas by the APC to participate in the election.

“The PDP therefore cautions the APC and their team of compromised security and electoral officials to retrace their steps or face the full wrath of the people of Kwara state, particularly, those in Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency, who are now at full alert and completely rallied to protect their political territory and to defend their votes to the end with every means available to them as free citizens under the law.

“It is a settled fact that Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency and indeed, Kwara state, remains the stronghold of the PDP. Our candidate, Saheed Alatishe, enjoys the support of the overwhelming majority of the people and they are not ready to yield their mandate to any other person, no matter the level of intimidation or threat from the enemies of democracy.”

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I regret getting married in 2014 – Lawson

Ex-beauty Queen, Dabota Lawson has expressed regret over her marriage with estranged husband, Sunny Aku.In a post on her Instagram page on Monday, the former Miss Nigeria, while lamenting decisions she made in life, said the only thing she did right was making the decision to keep her baby.

According to her, she regrets getting married to Aku in 2014.The duo got married in 2014 despite a 35-year age difference between them.

Lawson wrote: “This weekend I spent a lot of time thinking and talking about past events in my life. My friends kept saying Dabota everything happens for a reason and you are who you are today because of all that has happened. But I said to them and myself NO!! I’m not so thankful, I wish I made better decisions and was careful before getting involved with certain things and certain people.

“I wish I could see the future of how some of my poor decisions will stay hunting me because they actually do everytime I win or do better it’s because I chose to and I took a right turn, not always because I’ve learned a lesson.

“The only thing I know is my mind and heart is just stronger, too strong for my own good, I’m almost not in touch with reality and strictly focused on pursuing goals and making sure everyone and everything around me is fine. I miss being carefree and the softness and innocence I used to have.

“I hate the fact that I have major trust issue and assume everyone has an ulterior motive around me. I mostly regret ever getting married in 2014 ( please keep all that lessons and whatever you think I got from it talk ) I hate the fact that I did ! PERIOD!

“The only I did right that keeps me going was making the decisions to go through with my pregnancy and have my child. My daughter is only thing I’ve done right in the world over 25 years of my life. That’s how I feel.”

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Come clean on travel ban to US, APC challenges Atiku

… You ‘re wrong; 2019 is about supreme will of people – Atiku

Obiora Ifoh, Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar are facing serious difficulties raising funds for the 2019 election campaigns.

CBN, NDIC monitoring investigations of directors of Sky Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are monitoring the investigations of law enforcement agencies instituted against the directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc to determine their culpability in the failure of the bank.

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