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Jonathan’s Campaign Posters Flood Illorin

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The campaign  posters of President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday flooded strategic locations at the Ilorin Central Muslim Praying Ground and some other locations in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Some of the posters were pasted on some walls along the New Yidi Road and some other places in the metropolis.

A group, “Foundation for Empowerment and Uniting Nigerian Youths,” claimed to be the sponsors of the posters.

 The poster has Jonathan’s picture and the map of Nigeria and a young man.

Some of the inscriptions on the poster read, “Let the good work continue”; “In culture in architecture and for the future, you are the best;”  “Support Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for continuity;” and has done it. He is doing it. He has also promised to do more despite challenges.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani in Ilorin on Tuesday said that it was untrue that the party was factionalised in the state.

He said those claiming to be pro-Bamanga Tukur-led PDP and who had sued the party, some of its leader and the 15 chairmanship candidates of the party for the forthcoming local government election were faceless.

Balogun-Fulani said,  “We read in the papers that some aggrieved members of our party took us to court challenging the conduct of our local government election primary. To our surprise, up till now nobody has served us the court notice.

 “As a party anything we do here is done in accordance with the constitution of the PDP and the primary was conducted in accordance with the constitution of our party. The national headquarters was informed about the primary and they sent people down here to witness it and thereafter they also sent in an appeal panel. When the panel members came they received no complaint from any member concerning our primary.

“The panel members had gone back with their report certifying that the conduct of the primary was peaceful and fair.”

It was also gathered that the Police in Bayelsa State had declared the chairman of the faction in the state, Chief Richard Kpodo and secretary, Sivi Godswill wanted.

Apart from them, other members of the party in the state were said to have been declared wanted for allegedly belonging to a political party alien to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The FCT administration had on Saturday sealed off the Adamawa State Government Lodge on the orders of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.

It also revoked the Certificate of  Occupancy of a building belonging to the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu  Kwankwanso.

While reacting to these happenings, the National Publicity Secretary of New PDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, described the situation as alarming.

He said event in the country had shown that democracy had yet to take root in the country.

Eze said, “What we have in the country is the combination of military and democracy, which is militocracy.”

Eze said,  “What is happening is against the dictates of chapter 4 section 40 of the 1999 Constitution which allows freedom of association and liberty to freely associate.

 “Democracy in Nigeria is gradually under threat, there are no longer rights to association, this is not good for the development of democracy in the country. This is like the era of impunity.

“Atrocities are gradually being visited  on our members because of our decision to oppose what is going in the PDP. But we cannot be intimidated. We will continue to fight for what is right and just in the country.”

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