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2023 : “South West’s Stand On Amotekun Could Cost Them Presidency” – APC Chieftain

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images 2020 09 09T100336.906 2023 : "South West’s Stand On Amotekun Could Cost Them Presidency" – APC Chieftain

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Garus Gololo, has advised governors and leaders of South West, Nigeria, to tread cautiously, if their agitation for power shift in 2023 is anything to go by.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Gololo said, the idea of running a full-fledged armed security outfit at the geopolitical zonal level and refusing to allow its integration into the planned Federal Government’s Community Policing program, could jeopardize the chances of the Yoruba people in clinching the presidency come 2023.
Southwest governors had last year, launched a seemingly community security movement across the 6 states of the region, codenamed ‘Amotekun’.
The Federal Government kicked against having such security network across the states and moved to proscribe it.
The governors, however, swiftly made the bill establishing ‘Amotekun’ passed through the Houses of Assembly of various states.
Having passed the bill and assented to by various governors, the security outfit was officially launched two weeks ago in Ondo State, after the first set of volunteers passed out from the training.
Speaking on a Television program on Tuesday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, said ‘Amotekun’ cannot operate outside the structures laid down by the Nigeria Police authorities.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, while responding to Mallam Shehu’s statement, insisted the ‘Amotekun’ would not be subsumed by the Nigeria’s security authorities.
This statement was also corroborated by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, while addressing Local Government Council Chairmen, stressing that the Federal Government would not be allowed to control the ‘Amotekun’ structures.
But Gololo, while responding to questions, underscored the importance of having a community policing network, in the face of insecurity in the country.
“But saying a particular region wants to have its own security network outside the control of the Federal Government is a ridicule to the essence of national security.
“Nigeria is a sovereign state and since we still practice federalism, it is very imperative for the Federal Government to do all within her capacity to keep the nation as one.
“If the leaders of South West are serious about seeking power to return to the region in 2023, then ‘Amotekun’ is their least worries. They should allow the Nigeria’s security agency design the operational modules for ‘Amotekun’ as a community police.
“Except they are telling us that ‘Amotekun’ means different thing from what we know. There is no harm in allowing the Inspector-General of Police to supervise the activities of people who are trained to carry gun. We should work for the interest of one Nigeria, if they have the interest of this nation at heart and also seek to lead the country in 2023”, Gololo added.

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PDP Now Controls 16 States After Winning Edo, APC 19 States

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images 76 2 PDP Now Controls 16 States After Winning Edo, APC 19 States

*PDP states*
(1). Edo State – PDP
(2). Rivers State – PDP
(3). Delta State – PDP
(4). Bayelsa State – PDP
(5). Cross River State – PDP
(6). Akwa Ibom state – PDP
(7). Enugu state – PDP
( . Ebonyi state – PDP
(9). Benue State – PDP
(10). Oyo State – PDP
(11). Adamawa state – PDP
(12). Bauchi State – PDP
(13). Abia State – PDP
(14). Zamfara State – PDP
(15). Sokoto State – PDP
(16). Taraba State – PDP
*APC States*
(1). Borno State – APC
(2). Imo state – APC
(3). Kano state – APC
(4). Kaduna state – APC
(5). Nasarawa state – APC
(6). Kogi state – APC
(7). Niger State – APC
( . Plateau State – APC
(9). Jigawa state – APC
(10). Kastina state – APC
(11). Kwara state – APC
(12). Kebbi state – APC
(13). Lagos – APC
(14). Ogun state – APC
(15). Yobe state – APC
(16). Gombe state – APC
(17). Ekiti state – APC
(18). Osun state – APC
(19). Ondo state – APC
*Anambra state is APGA.*
Geopolitical Zones:
North Central – APC 5, PDP 1
North East – APC 4, PDP 2
North West – APC 5, PDP 2
South East – APC 1, PDP 3, APGA 1
South South – APC Nil, PDP 6
South West – APC 5, PDP 1
2023 permutation begin!

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‘Reduce Your Sex Rounds’ — Top Ghanaian Police Officer Advises Personnel

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ghana police chief talks ‘Reduce Your Sex Rounds’ — Top Ghanaian Police Officer Advises Personnel

Afful Boakye-Yiadom, the Accra region commander of Ghana Police Service (GPS), has enjoined officials of the agency to reduce their involvement in sexual activities ahead of the country’s general elections.
Boakye-Yiadom addressed the officials during a route march held by the police service to reiterate its readiness for the elections.
The Accra police commander said the measure alongside intake of good diet would enable them to discharge their duties effectively before, during and after the polls.
“Control yourself, we all need the energy to work during the election I, therefore, advise all of you to eat well, reduce your sexual rounds for you to get the energy to work well before, during and after 2020 elections,” he said.
Boakye-Yiadom also urged the police officers to desist from partisan politics at the polls.
According to him, this would enable them to maintain neutrality which is essential to their professional conduct during the election.
Ghana will hold its general elections on December 7.
Nana Akufo-Addo, the country’s incumbent president, is seeking re-election under the platform of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He will be challenging John Mahama, a former president and candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to secure another term in office.

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Lokoja Tanker Explosion: Pupil, 9 Others Dead

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A primary school pupil died on Wednesday alongside nine persons after a petrol tanker exploded at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
It was gathered that the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles before going up in flames around 8am.
Some of the victims are Kogi State Polytechnic students.
The emergency responders failed to attend to the fire for over one hour.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in a statement by his spokesperson Onogwu Muhammed commiserated with the bereaved families.
“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said.
He also urged students of the polytechnic to maintain peace.

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