Osinbajo Visits Delta, Akwa Ibom Ahead Of Governorship Election



The All Progressives Congress (APC) is not batting an eyelid even as it mobilizes supporters from the party ahead of the governorship elections, especially within the South-south region.   

On Monday, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Delta and Akwa Ibom states, to encourage party members and supporters, ahead of Saturday’s elections.

Osinbajo made the trip on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In Delta, the Vice President visited Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, where he told stakeholders at a town hall meeting that the much-expected change is coming to the oil rich state.

He also promised that the government will tackle the security challenges in the state.

After the town hall meeting, the Vice President departed for Akwa Ibom state on a similar mission.

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Osinbajo encouraged supporters of the APC in Akwa Ibom state to come out in their numbers to vote in Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections.

The Vice President who was accompanied by the National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, reassured party supporters of adequate security during the elections.

At Akwa Ibom, Prof Osinbajo and Oshiomhole engaged members of the APC in the state, to clarify issues surrounding the party’s poor performance in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Members of the chapter raised among other grievances, an allegation that the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini was biased in the February 23rd polls, they demanded that the REC be removed or redeployed.

The vice president told the party supporters that all the issues raised will be tabled before President Buhari, he assured them that the best solutions will be employed to tackle every problem encountered.

Mono-economic Product Reliance Disorganised Nigeria – Buhari

Chi-Onwurah-and-UK-Member-of-ParliamentPresident Muhammadu Buhari says reliance on a mono-economic product for too long has disorganised Nigeria.

The President made the statement on Tuesday in a meeting held in Abuja with some British Members of Parliament, led by a Nigerian, Honourable Chi Onwurah.

He said: “We are disorganised because we relied on mono-economic product for too long, and now that oil price is down, we have to go back to agriculture and solid minerals.

“Tin, columbite, cocoa, groundnut, and others, used to be the basis of our economy, but then, oil came, and everybody began to look for cheap money.

“Now, we need to start all over again,” he told the MPs.

President Buhari, however, assured the MPs that his government would rebuild Nigeria, but emphasised Nigeria’s expectations from Britain in the rebuilding process.

“We are going to rebuild Nigeria, and there are vast opportunities for Britain and us,” he stressed.

A statement by a spokesman for President Buhari said Honourable Onwurah, Nigerian-born MP for Newcastle, said the team was in Nigeria “to promote positive engagement between Nigeria and the UK.

“We are stronger when we build on ties of the past,” she stressed.

Honourable Onwurah said her team was interested in how the Diaspora could support the economic progress of Nigeria, as well as promotion of trade and diversification of the economy.

Other MPs that were part of the delegation are Rt. Honurable Laurence Robertson, another Nigerian, Honourable Ms Kate Osamor. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright was also at the meeting.