2019 Elections: Masari urges Nigerians to re-elect Buhari for improved power supply

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged Nigerians to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 for improved power supply and socio-economic development.

Masari made the call at the inauguration of 1×60MVA, 132/33kv Transformers at the state Transmission Substation on Thursday in Katsina.

He noted that power supply in the country had Improve greatly during the present administration.

“I was reliably informed that the power supply in the country has increased to 8,100 MW with the lesser amount of money spent compared to what was spent by the previous administrations.

“So, we all need President Buhari to continue the good work he is doing at the moment.

“Nigeria has too many big men, but few leaders, top among them is the President Buhari.

“We all need him to be able to continue to render good services to the nation,” he said.The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Mohammed, also noted that the electricity supply in the country had increased to 8,100 MW.

He said the country was now targeting 20,000 Mega Watts by 2021.

Mohammed also said that increase in electricty would enhance industrialisation and create more employment opportunities to the citizens.

‘’I have no doubt that the newly installed transformers will increase power supply by 48MW in the state and its environs,’’ he said.

‘’It will also assist in boosting the socio-economic activities in the state.” 

PDP inaugurates 93-member governorship campaign committee in Kaduna

The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Abraham Catoh, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday.

Catoh noted that Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, PDP’s former National Organising Secretary is the Chairman of the Campaign Committee.“The journey of taking over Aso Rock Villa and Sir Kashim Ibrahim House has moved a step further.

“The Peoples Democratic Party, Kaduna State’s 93-Member Campaign Flag-off Committee is inaugurated today.

“The committee is saddled with the responsibility, to among other things, plan a grand campaign flag-off befitting the political status of Kaduna State.

“They are to advise the party on anything that will lead to its success in the 2019 general elections in the state.

“The committee is to be headed by seasoned politicians led by Malam Abubakar Mustapha, while Mark Jacob is to serve as Secretary of the Committee,’’ he said in a statement.

Catoh said that Alhaji Sani Sidi, Kish Adamu, Dr Ja’afar Sa’ad (Galadiman Ruwan Zazzau), all former governorship aspirants of the party, are members.

According to him, other members are: former Finance Minister, Sen. Nenadi Usman, former Minister of Environment, Lawrencia Mallam, Hajiya Hauwa Kida, former National Women Leader as well as Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director of NNPC.

“All PDP State and National Assembly members; national and zonal party officers, serving PDP council chairmen and all former state party chairmen are included in the committee,’’ he said.

APC chairman warns against hijack of Buhari’s campaign in Borno

Alhaji Ali Dalori, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno, has warned against hijack of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign activities by some individuals in the state.

Dalori gave the warning while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Maiduguri.

He said reports indicated that some persons or group of individuals based in Abuja were working to scuttle campaign activities of the presidential candidate of the party in the state.Dalori alleged that, “some self-seeking indigenes of the state, resident in Abuja, conspired to hijack the presidential campaign activities in the state.

They are planning to take control and management of campaign activities without the engagement of the party leadership at the state level.

“We do not know them. They are not card carrying members of the party and we will not condone disruption or act capable of scuttling the campaign activities of President Buhari.’

The chairman noted that the state’s leadership of the party had worked hard to win all elective positions in 2015, adding that the party had also evolved effective campaign strategies to sweep the 2019 polls.

He, therefore, called on members of the party to support its leadership to enable it to provide block votes for the president and other candidates. 

Abdulrazaq is authentic Kwara APC governorship candidate – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured the teeming supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara that Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is the authentic governorship candidate of the party in the state.

The minister, who is the leader of APC in Kwara, gave the assurance on Friday in Ilorin after a meeting with the state’s Party Executive Council led by Alhaji Bashir Bolarinwa.

He said contrary to the rumour in certain quarters that Abdulrazaq had been disqualified by a Kwara High court, no part of the court decision nullified his candidacy.

“I read the court judgment and there is no where that talks about our candidate being disqualified.“Of course, we have appealed the judgment for other reasons.

” As at today, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq remains the authentic candidate of the party,” he said.

The minister added: “As we speak today, he is in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state with Mr President to launch the Presidential campaign of the party.

“He will be given the flag by the party National Executive as the authentic governorship candidate of APC in Kwara.

“The other faction can go to whatever length they want to go circulating the fake news, that he has been disqualified, they can never succeed.

It would be recalled that a Kwara High Court sitting in Ilorin had in a recent judgment recognised the Executive Council of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani faction of the APC in Kwara.

The faction was dissolved by the National Working Committee of the APC after the Senate President , Bukola Saraki and Kwara Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed defected from APC to PDP.

Mohammes said the Balogun-Fulani led faction is the mole of the “sinking opposition, PDP,” who had resorted to blackmail, thuggery and violence.

He said because the opposition could not believe and tolerate the wind of change in Kwara, they resorted to destruction of APC campaign posters and billboards.

” Even if they destroy all our bill boards and posters, the message of our party is in the minds of the people.

“Why are they being offended by our campaign slogan, ” O to ge” meaning “Enough is enough” in Kwara?” he said.

The minister said that the people of Kwara are tired of the “Saraki political hegemony” which enslaved and impoverished them for many years.

He noted that what was happening in the state is a revolution against bad governance and imposition by the Saraki-led political leadership of the state.

The minister expressed the confidence that come 2019, the APC would certainly win in Kwara and end the many years of Saraki’s political hegemony.

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