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Ositelu calls for state of emergency on security

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He said the call became necessary, following Boko Haram’s recent killing of soldiers in the northeast. PHOTO: Bloomberg News

Presidential candidate of Accord Party, Isaac Babatunde Ositelu, has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on security.

He said the call became necessary, following Boko Haram’s recent killing of soldiers in the northeast.

According to him, it is a tragedy of “immense proportion” that each time the military claims to have technically defeated the insurgents, the group usually responded with bigger damage.

In a statement yesterday, he said the life of every Nigerian must not be cut short while the leaders carry on as if it is business as usual.

“It is unacceptable the way our people are being killed on a regular basis. No nation should stand aloof and watch with trepidation the deliberate and consistent carnage in our land,” he said.

Meanwhile, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), John Gbor, has warned that the anti-intellectual stance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government will damage the nation’s education sector.

Also, the presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP), Kingsley Mohgalu has promised to run his government on a 50/50 gender balance, if voted into power.

He made the promise yesterday in Abuja at a retreat for 36 state governors and key election stakeholders.

While declaring his belief in gender equity, he faulted zoning formula for elective positions in the country, saying the system denies the right people the opportunity to serve.

Mohgalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said every group must be involved in deepening the democratic process.


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