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2019: Abdulrazaq Emerges Most Popular Politician In Kwara



Kwara APC gober candidate, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has dethroned the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to become the most popular politician in Kwara State.
This revelation was contained in a survey conducted by Kwara Must Change (KMC), the leading pro-Democracy group in Kwara State.

Kwara Must Change (KMC) in a statement signed by its State Coordinator, Comrade Yusuf Olatunji, made public over the weekend announced that the Governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is now the most popular politician in Kwara State, dethroning the Senate President, Bukola Saraki who used to enjoy such status.

This development, the group said is an indication of is to be expected in the 2019 general election in the state.

Comrade Yusuf Olatunji noted that, the result of its survey conducted in the 16 local government areas of Kwara shows that, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is the most popular politician in Kwara State not just among the elites, but also among the masses of the state, ranging from market women, taxi drivers, okada riders as well as artisans.

Popularity, according to the Kwara Must Change is not based on reports on the pages of newspapers, but on the street and among the common people, which explains why KMC went on the street to sample the opinion of those that really matters.

‘’Kwara Must Change conducted this research among taxi drivers, okada and keke napep riders, market women, artisans and students of tertiary institutions and the result of the survey shows that Abdulrahman has a staggering 61% popularity rate, compared to his closest rival, Bukola Saraki, who has only 27%’’.

According to the group, other politicians who enjoyed considerable popularity include Chairman of Sobi F.M, Alhaji Lukman Mustapha, former Federal Character boss, Prof Abdulraheem Oba, PDP governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa, former APC governorship aspirant, Alhaji Shuaibu Yaman, AMB. Yahaya Seriki, APC senatorial aspirant, Comrade Musbau Esinrogunjo, Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed among others.

Kwara Must Change explained that, out of the 500 taxi drivers interviewed, more than 50% spoke highly positive of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. A taxi driver was quoted as saying, ‘’there is no day the name Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is not mentioned and discussed inside his taxi by passengers and also at their park’’

Another taxi driver maintained that for him, he believes very strongly that Abdulrahman will easily emerge victorious in 2019 governorship election as his presence is felt in every home and in the heart of majority of the people.

Furthermore, Kwara Must Change also stated that, out of the 1000 okada and keke napep riders interviewed, more than 70% spoke highly favorable of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

Similarly in the markets, over 55% of the respondents believe Abdulrahman will become governor in 2019. The market women, while giving the assurances, most of the market women will also accompany their assurance with an arabic prayer ‘’insha Allah’’, which literally means ‘’by the grace of God’’.

While more than 65% of artisans gave Abdulrahman positive rating, only about 35% of students of tertiary institutions in the state are also positive.

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LG Autonomy: Supreme Court Judgment A Distraction -Governor Makinde



“They said there is a judgment of the Supreme Court on local government autonomy. I think it is just a distraction. We must face the real issue that we have.

“The issue that we have is that we are not producing enough. We are not productive. Maybe it may be part of the problem, we want to have value for what is being shared but our problem is productivity.

“How much are those LGAs generating within their domains? Can they survive without handouts from Abuja? Handouts from Abuja, is that the way to go? Is it sustainable?” -Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo At Audience With NUJ

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians



Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).



The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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