Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says foreign powers planning to interfere in next week’s elections will “leave Nigeria in body bags.”
El-Rufai said this in a live interview on NTA on Tuesday.
The governor was responding to questions on the criticisms made by the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom on the credibility of the election following President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
El-Rufai, who is a staunch supporter of Buhari and a major critique of Onnoghen, said, “Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags.”
The governor admitted that Nigeria played a role in the elections in Liberia and Sierra Leone many years ago, but added that it was done in collaboration with the international community and for the enthronement of democracy.
He said the foreign countries criticising Nigeria did not become stable democracies overnight but were given the opportunity to grow at their own pace without any interference.
El-Rufai added, “Nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country. We have got our independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible and we know the history of those countries that are trying to teach us.
“We know their history, we also know their own stages of development and they went through these challenges. So, please, let us work together, let us challenge one another, but don’t lecture us.”
The Peoples Democratic Party had, last week, called on western powers to ensure that elections are free and fair, adding that the ruling All Progressives Congress was planning to rig the polls.
The US and the UK had, a few weeks ago, threatened to place a visa ban on any Nigerian politician who rigs elections or promotes violence.
PDP Delegates Survey Polls Point To A Sen Bala Mohammed Victory
TESLIM TESLIM (SNR)
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In less than a week, the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] will conduct it presidential primaries to select its presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential elections. Already, the presidential aspirants, in the last few weeks, have traversed the many regions of the country interacting with delegates of the PDP seeking for their votes.
As the primaries draw near, the major aspirants can be seen clearer.
A recent poll was conducted by a United Kingdom based polling non-governmental organization – Data Analytics UK – probing the possible outcome of the PDP primary of the five aspirants through scientific sampling of the delegates.
“Data Analytics had deployed a team of data aggregators and sampling experts to the six geopolitical zones and virtually all the states in Nigeria and the FCT since February 2022 to conduct progressive sampling of delegates preferences across the indicative thresholds and criteria.
Using standard modeling practices, Data Analytics UK evaluated each aspirant on six parameters to decipher Authenticity, Acceptability, Accessibility, Integrity, Amiability, Mental soundness.
In summative terms, the results from analysis, points favorably to Senator Bala Mohammed. The delegates saw Bala Mohammed as being the most authentic and easily accessible. Bala Mohammed scored an overall score of 75%, Abubakar Atiku scored 58.3%, Bukola Saraki scored 58.3%, Nyesom Wike scored 65% and Peter Obi scored 68.3%.
Atiku Bala Saraki Wike Obi
Authenticity 60% 80% 50% 70% 40%
Acceptability 70% 70% 60% 60% 70%
Accessibility 50% 80% 60% 60% 70%
Integrity 40% 70% 50% 70% 80%
Amiability 60% 70% 60% 70% 70%
Mental soundness 70% 80% 70% 60% 80%
Total Score: 58.3% 75% 58.3% 65% 68.3%
In terms of the geopolitical regions, the results indicate Bala Mohammed as highly favored cumulatively.
The North East region where Bala Mohammed hail from, the results show over 65% of the delegates will vote for Bala Mohammed.
According to the delegates, Bala Mohammed had been highly instrumental towards the upkeep of the PDP in manyof the North East states following the loss at the general elections of 2019. Senator Bala Mohammed sustained the PDP in Gombe, Borno and Yobe State, ensuring regular payment of salaries for the administrative staff and services costs.
This, he did silently with only the delegates being aware of the gesture.
In the North Central region, the analytical data shows similar trending from the delegates.
The same holds true. Bala Mohammed, according the polling data, is expected to sweep the votes of the north central delegates with 57% of the votes.
During the period while Bala Mohammed held sway as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], the PDP of the north central states benefited from Bala Mohammed’s goodwill and welfare activities.
Bala Mohammed is reported to have assured the executive officers of the party within the North Central states were allocated lands within the FCT. He also shared operational vehicles to each state exco of the region.
In the southern regions, Bala Mohammed breaks even. Analysis show his favorability ratings to rest majorly on his liberal mindedness and candid nature.
His role in ensuring stability and safe transition from Yar’dua administration to Jonathan administration remain unlost in the minds of PDP of the southern regions.
It is expected judging by the resulting of the polling analysis for Bala Mohammed to riding to victory come next week’s exercise.
The Governor of Bauchi State, during the last few weeks had embarked on a comprehensive tour across the 36 States of the nation canvassing for support and spreading the gospel of Nigeria First agenda.
PDP Presidential hopeful, Sen. Bala Muhammed
I WILL RUN AN INCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT, IMPLEMENT A MERIT BASED LEADERSHIP RECRUITMENT SYSTEM, SEN BALA MOHAMMED TELLS ENTHUSIASTIC SOUTH EAST AND FCT DELEGATES
Sen Bala Mohammed, the leading PDP presidential aspirant, has pledged to run an inclusive government where no person, region or demographics will be left behind if he secures the party’s presidential ticket and wins the 2023 presidential election.
The advocate of the Nigeria First Agenda disclosed this on when he addressed hundreds of enthusiastic and hugely motivated party delegates from FCT, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu states on Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May, 2022.
This was contained in a press release issued by the Spokesman of the Bala Mohammed presidential campaign who also doubles as its Ag Director General, Prof Udenta O. Udenta where Senator Bala Mohammed who stated that Sen Bala Mohammed called on the delegates to join him in retrieving, rescuing and renovating the the country with knowledge based solutions.
Prof Udenta further added that Bala Mohammed’s meeting with the FCT and South East delegates yielded fruitful results. “We are delighted by the enthusiasm and cooperation expressed by the delegates of FCT, Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi.
It’s incredible how the delegates effortlessly connect with Sen Bala Mohammed’s powerful message of hope and national recovery with each region and group contributing their quota to that effort. Sen Bala Mohammed’s presidential campaign is non an unstoppable movement no doubt about it”.
Prof Udenta who explained that Senator Bala Mohammed understands the tenets and spirit of self actualization urged PDP delegates across the country “to give their support to a visionary leader who is fully prepared for national sacrifice, who is tried and trusted and whose compelling life journey and exposure as a journalist, civil servant, senator, minister and governor has equipped with the skills set to tackle the myriad of frightening problems this clueless APC administration has bequeathed to the nation”.
“Under the watch of a Bala Mohammed presidency, he will leverage on the nationalistic instincts inherent in Nigerian citizens to drive national development both from the individual and from the community in a vertical and horizontal manner”, Prof Udenta continued, while also expressing gratitude to the stakeholders and delegates for the warm reception and their pledge to support the Bala Mohammed Nigeria First agenda. “And we are confident Sen Bala Mohammed will get their support”, he concluded.
ONDO SOUTH 2023: PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES JIMOH IBRAHIM IN AUDIENCE
GANIU AZEEZ (AKURE)
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On Tuesday 10th of May, 2022, President Buhari received Barr. Jimoh Ibrahim (CFR), in audience in Aso Villa, Abuja.
President Buhari who was excited about Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim’s educational commitment and focus, said it’s an irresistible truth that your people love you and really want you.
It’s never a news that ARABA of Ikale land, Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim is in the race for Ondo South Senatorial seat to replace the incumbent Senator come 2023.
With the current presidential greetings with President Buhari, it shows that Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim would use his influence to bring development to Ondo South Senatorial District when elected the Senator to represent Ondo South in the 10th National Assembly, Abuja.
Support and vote Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim (CFR) for SENATE.
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