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Sambo, PDP chiefs raise N1. 5b for Yero

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NAMADI-SAMBO2Less than two weeks to the general elections, incumbent Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero’s re-election bid received a boost as friends, associates and well wishers, which included Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo at a fund raising dinner raised about N1.5 billion naira for the election slated for April 11th, 2015.

The event which held at the Hotel Seventeen, Kaduna also had in attendance, former governor of the state, Senator Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi, National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Mustapha, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, among other political figures.

Prominent among those present were the Igbos and other leaders of non-indigenes resident in the state, who came to show solidarity and support for the governor’s election bid, and donated substantial amount of money in support.

Vice President Sambo in his address to the fund raising dinner appealed to the good people of the state to rally round support for all the candidates of the PDP in the election.

While showcasing the achievements of Governor Yero in the state, the vice President solicited for support to the people towards ensuring that the governor emerged victorious for continuity and consolidation.

Responding, Governor Yero commended the people who came out in their numbers to support him financially, assuring that he will not let them down.

He tasked them to further talk to their friends and families to vote PDP all through the forthcoming elections for the delivery of dividends of democracy to be continued and sustained.



4 Comments
  • Jerry Marok

    If PDP likes let them move the entire central bank vault to Kaduna State, there won’t be any difference. Ramadan has squandered the people’s goodwill. The opportunity is long gone. The people have already settled for change. They are only waiting for April 11.

    • Issei

      You are absolutely correct sai elrufai

  • Sunny0099

    8 DAYS TO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS!!!
    GROWING REASONS WHY JONATHAN WILL BE DEFEATED by MARCH 28th……….
    1. The Chibok Girls
    2. NNPC AS GOVT ATM
    3. Police pension fund
    4. Missing $20Billion
    5. $9million Arms deal Embarrassment in SA
    6. EKITIGATE Election fraud
    7. Immigration job SCAM (He is just meeting the victims and dolling out money )
    8.DEPLETING External Reserves.
    9. Devaluation of Naira to N250 to a $
    10. Oil theft Increase
    11. REWARDING THIEVES with NATIONAL honours and appointments
    12. CRIPPLING OF THE EFCC
    13. REFUSAL TO FIX NIGERIAN REFINERIES
    14. Skyrocketed ELECTRICITY Bills
    15. POLARIZATION OF NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS
    16. STEALING IS NOT CORRUPTION
    17. National Assembly INVASION by Police
    19. Stella Oduah Aviation Scam (THE BULLET PROOF CARS…)
    20. Kerosene subsidy
    21. Last minute fighting of Insurgency
    22. Sentencing soldiers to death for asking for weapons to fight
    23. Directly supporting and paying 10million USD as salary to terorist Asari and Terrorist Tompolo amongst others
    24.
    Palling around with boko haram chieftains in Niger and Dafty’s
    inability to capture, extract information and bring to justice a singe
    captured boko haram fighter up till today
    25. Mrs Dafty’s personal terrorist bombing campaigns in Rivers state (Stoning the opposition)
    26.
    Dafty’s work for the benefits of enemies of Nigeria – Handpicking
    Abacha’s son as PDP candidate for Kano, stoppng FaniKayode,treasury
    looting case and appointing him in his campaign, supporter of Anenih,
    IBB, and other treasury looters who should be in jail
    27. Conversion
    of MOPOL to Meiguard of the rich while the poor wallow in abject
    insecurity; and using regular police, eg. Mbu, as political thugs!
    28.
    Postponing elections by refusing to provide security when in fact,
    elections will last for only one day, and the entire armed forces and
    police in Nigeria could have been deployed to secure just that 10hrs of
    the election day.
    29. Sending troops to look for Sambisa forest in Tinubu’s Ikoyi house
    30. Giving AIT 10billion to air false and negative videos on APC.
    31. REJECTION OF THE CARD READER.
    32. CONFIRMATION OF [ Obanikoro ]THE ELECTION RIGGER as a MINISTER
    33. FAILURE TO PUBLICLY DECLARE his ASSETS saying “I don’t give a damn”
    34. BURNING OF INEC OFFICE.
    35. SPONSORING of ethnic MILITIAS TO STOP POLLS (e.g. MASSOB, OPC)
    36. EMBARASSING PHONE CALL to the Moroccan KING…
    37. Babysitting Boko Haram until it became the global threat it now is with ISIS.

  • EMMANUEL DIKE

    What an astonishing truth! By aneedu

    This is why we say GEJ is the best President and we need him back. Awake oh you
    that is undecided or that is in doubt.

    See reasons to support GEJ men.

    Why is Buhari, Mr. Anti-Corruption, now suddenly determined to shield
    corrupt politicians from prosecution?

    One month ago, the APC had whipped its supporters into frenzy in
    believing it was bound to win an election it really had no chance of winning.

    In truth, if the election had been conducted then by the chairman of the EFCC, Muhammadu Buhari
    would have been declared winner by a landslide. However, with the postponement
    of the election, a lot of water has passed under the bridge. Even Buhari’s
    self-styled credential as Mr. Integrity has unraveled.

    Buhari’s entire campaign posture for the 2015 presidential election stands on two shaky grounds.

    He fashions himself as Mr. Integrity, the implacable enemy of corruption in Nigeria.

    He is the one who reportedly is going to ensure that corruption
    is a thing of the past in Nigeria.

    He is also the one who is going to destroy the Boko Haram in the
    twinkling of an eye, even though a number of months ago, he was negotiating for
    amnesty and golden handshakes for the insurgents, and they nominated him as
    their preferred middleman in any truce negotiation with Nigeria.

    Things have not gone too well for the Buhari campaign since the
    postponement of the election.

    He did not help things by disappearing off the political radar
    for virtually two weeks. By the time he re-surfaced, Boko Haram was toast. We no longer needed Buhari’s vain
    promissory notes to deal with the insurgency.

    One after another, town after town were recovered from the Boko
    Haram. In many respects, they have been routed as the Nigerian army came into
    its own after having received its new consignment of weapons.

    As a result, we no longer hear anything from Buhari about
    whipping Boko Haram. I am yet to read where he extended goodwill messages to
    the President such achievements.

    All he has left is his anti-corruption mantra.

    But that one has also come to grief with the airing of Africa Independent Television’s tripartite documentary entitled: “The Lion of Bourdillon.” This alleges that Bola Tinubu, the self-styled national leader of the APC, is steeped in corruption.

    It claims Tinubu is the biggest landlord in Lagos, and maintains he has acquired so much property through very sharp practices.

    While the veracity of these allegations is yet to be ascertained beyond reasonable doubt, the documentary has brought to the fore the lies in the anti-corruption ointment of Buhari.

    The truth is that corruption in Nigeria is not the exclusive preserve of the PDP. It is also the chronic ailment of the APC.

    Neither is corruption only the malaise of the federal government; it is equally the malaise of state governments, including those ruled by the APC. Indeed, Murtala Nyako of the APC was impeached and removed as governor of Adamawa
    partly because it was alleged that he had corruptly enriched himself with government funds.

    The question then is this: does Buhari’s so-called zero-tolerance for corruption extend to his APC colleagues?

    Will Buhari, in the unlikely event that he becomes president, go after APC thieves as well as PDP thieves?

    Or will he turn a blind eye to APC thieves and molly-cuddle
    them?

    Suddenly, the anti-corruption searchlight turned on to Buhari
    and his friends, and just as suddenly, we discovered what some of us have
    always known: that Buhari, the Emperor of Anti-Corruption, has no clothes.

    Buhari’s response to the issue of corruption in the APC ranks
    reeks with sheer hypocrisy and double-standards. Like charity, Buhari’s
    anti-corruption stance must begin at home in the APC if it is to be credible.

    However, Buhari is not inclined to prosecute his friends.

    Instead, he came up with a pronouncement that virtually rubbishes his anti-corruption posture.

    He said: “Whoever that is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of
    swearing-in, would be pardoned.

    I am going to draw a line, anybody who involved himself in corruption after I assume office, will
    face the music.”

    This means as long as you steal money between 1999 and 2011, you
    have nothing to fear under a Buhari presidency.

    This is, of course, an insurance policy for his corrupt supporters, assuring
    them that they would have nothing to fear by giving him their vote.

    Buhari did not come out in strident support of Bola Tinubu. He did not come out to tell the world
    that, contrary to the AIT documentary, the Bola Tinubu he knows is a man of
    unimpeachable integrity. Instead, he told the world that if there are thieves
    among his friends, they can rest assured that he would pardon their thievery.

    By this single statement, he encourages all government officials
    to dupe government as much as they can before he is sworn in if he wins the election. since, they will be pardoned.
    How do you see Buhari stance? shaky! shaky!!

    When President Jonathan pardoned the former governor of Bayelsa,
    Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, a man who had been convicted of corruption and was a
    refugee from justice from Britain, Nigerians were incensed. This was rightly seen as the president condoning corruption. One would have thought this kind of thing would not occur with a man who talks anti-corruption day and
    night. However, in the case of Buhari, he would not only pardon one corrupt associates, he would pardon them all.

    When asked how he is going to get funds to revitalise the
    economy, Buhari stated that he is going to get all corrupt past leaders and
    officials to cough out their stolen money. This is nothing but a nonsensical

    policy. It is bizarre and odd for Buhari to think he can run Nigeria, revamp
    the educational system for example, by recovering stolen money.

    Where will he get this money from? Who will give it to him?

    Would such recovered money not amount to a storm in the teacup?

    What a contradiction. How will he get back the money from corrupt leaders after
    they have been pardoned?

    But now that he has dumped this anti-corruption charade in
    favour of a blanket pardon for the corrupt, it is clear that political reality
    is beginning to erode Buhari’s highfalutin campaign grandstanding.

    It is equally significant that Buhari’s new stance on corruption
    comes coincidentally after the AIT documentary on “The Lion of Bourdillon,”
    where one of his most important allies is accused of corruption.

    Clearly, it is high time Buhari stopped deluding Nigerians that
    he is genuinely anti-corruption and that he can eradicate corruption in Nigeria by sending corrupt politicians to
    jail.

    Buhari was Nigeria’s Head-of-State for a period of 18 months
    in the 1980s. At the time, he ran so rough-shod over the Nigerian judicial
    system that the Nigerian Bar Association proscribed Nigerian lawyers from
    appearing in any of Buhari’s kangaroo courts.
    Buhari sent both corrupt and non-corrupt politicians to jail, sometimes for up to 300 years. Nevertheless,
    corruption was not eradicated. It continued unabated because it was not addressed structurally.

    Even, the practice under Obasanjo of shooting armed robbers by firing squad in Bar Beach failed to stop armed robbery. All it did was to brutalise the Nigerian public.

    Surely, the more reasonable and effective method is to remove the avenues for corruption.

    This is what Goodluck Jonathan has been doing.

    He has sanitised the payroll system by removing some 50,000 ghost-workers, saving the country a
    whopping 200 billion Naira in the first instance.

    He has removed the fertiliser middlemen, saving Nigeria hundreds
    of billions of Naira. He has sanitised the electoral register. Over three million ghost voters have been
    removed; one million in Zamfara State alone.

    He is going after corruption in the oil sector with the Petroleum Industry Bill.
    In the vainglorious case of Buhari, it did not help matters
    that he fought corruption with corruption. He interfered blatantly in the
    judicial process, which action itself is corruption

    The judge who sent Fela to jail later went to apologise to
    him in hospital afterwards that he did it under government duress.

    Nevertheless, some members of the Nigerian public, baying for
    the blood of corrupt politicians, hanker back to the high-handed days of the Buhari era, when the human rights of
    innocent Nigerians were violated on the altar of anti-corruption, and some
    Nigerian were even judicially murdered under heinous retroactive decrees.

    What Buhari is not telling them is that he has no power to
    do this under today’s democratic dispensation. Buhari goes on the stomp and
    says: “When we come into power, anyone who steals Nigerian money will end up in
    Kirikiri Maximum Prisons. We are going to make sure that Nigeria’s wealth
    belongs only to Nigerians.” But the truth of the matter is that, in a
    democracy, the president does not have the judicial power to send anybody to
    Kirikiri. If the EFCC does not prosecute, the president cannot become
    the chairman of the EFCC. If the judges do not convict, Buhari cannot transform
    himself into a judge.

    All those who have been deceived into believing that Buhari
    will just become president and begin to lock up corrupt politicians left, right
    and centre are dreaming. In the unlikely event that Buhari becomes president,
    he will neither have the power to do so, nor the inclination to do so.
    The reason is simple: many of the thieves are his friends and allies in the APC.

    Buhari talks change, but he is running around with the old breed
    of politicians.

    You can always tell a lot about a man by the composition and character of his friends.

    Buhari fashions himself as Mr. Integrity, nevertheless, he was not averse to serve under Sani Abacha, one of the most corrupt Heads-of-State in the history of Nigeria.

    Even more significant, Buhari insisted that Abacha was not corrupt at all. On the 10th
    anniversary of Abacha’s death, Buhari told incredulous Nigerians that all the
    allegations of looting the treasury leveled against Abacha were “baseless.” He
    said: “ten years after Abacha, those allegations remain unproven be
    lack of facts.”

    Buhari held this position in spite of the millions of dollars of Abacha’s loot recovered from banks around the world, and in spite of the fact that the Abacha’s family signed a formal agreement to return over $1 billion of such monies to the Nigerian government. We can see therefore that, from the point of view of Buhari, only the PDP has the copyright on corruption.

    Every allegation of corruption levelled against his friends and financiers must
    surely be “baseless.”

    It is this kind of double standard that prompted Buhari to jail Vice-president Ekwueme, while only putting President Shagari under house arrest.

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti poked fun at this in one of his songs.

    He said: “Driver commit accident Buhari lock conductor.”

    Given the many corrupt drivers that abound in Buhari’s
    APC’s, we can anticipate that he will only be interested in locking up
    conductors in the unlikely event that he ever becomes president.

    Be wise men and vote for GEJ