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PDP Internal Crisis, Security Threats In Abuja + More | Politics Today

Oct 26, 2022

PDP Internal Crisis, Security Threats In Abuja + More | Politics Today

I want to welcome you all, wherever you are watching This Is

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live on China TV. I'm sure we're going straight to the point and we'll tell you that three elections will be held on the same day. Three gubernatorial elections will be held on the same day. unprecedented day, you may not have seen it, but the inec has released that schedule and this election will be emo by elsa state and kogi state, the independent national election commission. the schedule published by the commission the commissioners decided to carry out the three elections on saturday november 11, 2023 the arbitrator says that the party primaries will begin on march 27, 2023 while the primaries will end on april 17, 2023 the channel from emo incumbent governor said and jan 14, 2024 why kogi and bayelsa will end jan 26, 2024 and feb 13, 2024 respectively, it's the season of political brick political gymnastics and

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um, what a wheat battle and we are seeing them already happening now we want the best person to be the next president of nigeria who will be the choice of you nigerians wherever you are. you may be voting from all this natural nation whether you are a part or in kotangura anywhere in the country you may be voting your choice will be the choice of nigerians and well what are the issues that have come up?
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We are discussing those issues and focusing on them. issues that matter to you tonight we continue our conversation between the PDP and the APC you heard from one of the heads of the APC yesterday tonight you hear the side of the PDP but there is another issue that has arisen the

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problem in the PDP but first let's get into that first Before I introduce my guest, let's look at some of his Political Roundup stories. Senate President Ahmed Lauren says the National Assembly is incapacitated on carbon corruption. He spoke about economic sabotage in the country during the convocation ceremony of the National Institute of Democratic Studies for President of the Senate while citing article 88 of the 1999 reformed Constitution, he says that the consultation does not grant powers to the National Assembly to dictate sanction to violators cannot act as police to arrest this person nor can they prosecute this person the African Democratic Congress in the senatorial district of abiano has announced Bishop's Sunday or Noha as the candidate for governor by consensus for the leadership of the Zone and journalists in Umar here on ABIA North's director general of political projects, Dr.
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Oduman Nati, says it's important that people in the area settle for just one candidate after their quest to have one of their own to succeed governor okeziekpazu in a spirit of ABIA's Charter of Equity. the party inaugurated its campaign council in sokoto calling on its supporters to campaign free of violence father director general of the pdp presidential campaign council and sokoto state governor amino tambaugh inaugurated the pdp campaign council in sokoto and has asked supporters to participate in non-violent campaign coordinators from Washington o tu ekitiando obun and legisl members of Lego state from different campuses to the inauguration that took place at the ocean state party Secretary of the Democratic Party of the Pilipino people inauguration of the movements the top special assistance to delta state governor on student affairs mr. jerry ahiwario students returned to their various campuses and sought support for the atikuokawa presidency As taught activities in the 2023 general election continue to gain momentum,

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groups have expressed their support for the re-election of the governor of the Ogun State, Doug, say this has become imperative to ensure continuity, especially in the area of ​​critical infrastructure development which has attracted foreign direct investment and improved the ease of doing business in this state and a coalition of advocacy groups of women in

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presented a letter of demands to the presidential candidates in the next general elections insisted on the implementation of the affirmative action of the United Nations 30 in all appointed posts the women who spoke at that Aegis a voice of the women's conference 2022 declared what they referred to as a continued decline in the number of women in the country's political space thank you very much there you have it you've been served with your political round of stories so let's get to perhaps one of our most important stories on earth.
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You may have heard some answers, but before you get to those answers and back and forth, it seems that there is another blow to the abubakar article and the PD presidential campaign. Another PDP governor has threatened votes. of the PDP with other accusations against former vice president atiku abubakar this time he comes from the government Benue state governor Samuel Autumn governor Thomas has alleged that the PVP presidential candidate mrtico abubakar may be working with the leadership of me yet to test your profile for public help on your comment, both are the Katrina Iowa forum and a statement article issued on the murder of 36 people in the Beijing community of the era of local government or beneue state the governor alleged that the Mr. atiku does not consider you in any way or enough in the scheme of things and i impeached him or became his state presidential campaign council without his impeachment therefore on polling day your people will vote like the ones who don't they have been consulted listen to the governor otoño I was the one who eh unfortunately our presidential candidate profiled and it seems to mean that he is working with mayatiela eh because that is the same language mehtlr was saying about me i have never provided any full animal i have always qualified whenever i call fulanis this aflan is from mali jail from senegal from mauritania from libya from chad they have united and said they will take over our country to make it their own and that's why they've displaced our people and who on earth will say i shouldn't say i'm the governor of benue state over two million people are

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ly displaced and why i shouldn't talk about those who They are my enemies and they are killing my people I am still committed and whatever I have done if the law what we are doing in the state is fully supported by the people of Benue, this is coming, that is the governor of the state of Benue , samuel tom well he said the man is coming a day after riverside governor weekend said the same thing he was inferring that the vote for atiku in rivers state at the presidential level is not c It's starting the PDP and APC to be at a verbal war over the APC Campaign Manifesto, but tonight we got a lot of reactions and responses to some of these issues, but we'll start at the top where Governor Autumn spoke. oh, the topic you raised tonight i am joined by a former pdp presidential hopeful and the director of strategic communications for the pdp presidential campaign head of the momodo daily council thank you very much for joining us tonight thank you for need i say that? you are also a publisher yes huh one of us on the cross U on the other side no I have seen the editor he was in my office in Lagos yesterday oh yes I do

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part time ok let's get down to business , yes it does it seems that your party is in trouble or your presidential campaign council is in trouble two days two governors have repudiated your presidential campaign and your presidential the potential of your party vote in your state rivers state governor and state governor de benue how much of a hit this is to your party i dont see it as a hit and uh before i go any further you know i am a big fan of Governor Wiki and governor fall happens to be one of our good governors but you know they work together and w hen i look at the patron, you'll see it's like deliberate orchestration for maximum effect and impact, uh, it's not true that our candidate didn't want to involve them, our candidates contacted them several times at home and abroad jero but they remained very rigid in their position at every reconciliation you expect a change and they said they are not going to change and anyone who knows atiku abubakar very well we know that he is a very well behaved man his behavior is in fact unprecedented he does not exchange verbal he attacks anyone he has been talking to them he will continue to talk with them they even removed some of those who were published they removed them and said no we are not participating in the process when the presidential campaign council was announced and what do you want me to do?
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You can't wait forever like you wait for the good oh so and that's why you've moved on in peace that maybe one day they'll change their minds and it's alright for everyone in your direction but as it is you've run his campaign without attacking any governor uh calling him an agent of mine Yeti Allah I mean he is Extreme anyone who has followed the path of our candidate article sponsor knows this is a man who is completely tribalized he is a man who has friends all over nigeria and now currently working in his office i see many young men and women yes youngsters from all over nigeria doing his job abubakar cant be an agent near there i think thats take it too far is it a coincidence now that yesterday on this show what femi final day stated here is how much of what Governor Autumn is echoing across different political parties and yes these accusations are s of ethnic bigotry is what they have raised and perceived the Alliance in the way they said their presidential candidate has aligned isn't the fact that the weekly Governor Autumn um is calling for fairness and the same as the likes of uh chi but the judge is saying there must be a southern face that can give them some sense of relevance in the party in this presidential election and they're asking for Equity even what they're asking for because it's too late for anyone to ask For a southern candidate, we hold an election, a primary, is it a southern candidate what they're asking for or meaningful southern representation?
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We have them in our party in five PDP has done much better than any other party in Nigeria if you look at our trajectory from 1999 to 2007, the PDP introduced President Obasanjo, then we had aradua, who was in power for three years, then we had to the president Jonathan who was there for five years so in PDP we have had five plus eight last 13 years out of 24 years for next year so we don't have that problem in PDP you can talk about APC how are you doing going, how they are not doing, not that, but I can tell you that the last president a PDP the field was a southerner from the south of the south, so no one is going to accuse us of completely entrenching hausa and interest.
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there is a big colony campaign in Nigeria against yaza Fulani which I find very dangerous they are Nigerian they are part Nigerian and elections are about numbers over numbers so if they can handle themselves better than the southerners so be it i was in that race and i can tell you these other candidates never worked together i even tried to reach out to some southern governors who would not receive me whereas when you go north you have this door open i went to sokoto tabua governor was personally driving me around the south i was like a nobody so that's the nature of

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it's anyone who has the skill and ability to carry others a person and let me warn you in the past we have had two strong southern candidates lose to the north.
It happened in 1979 between Chief Our Lower and Will of Furniture Chief Nnamd. i azikiwe was repeated in 1983 so the south must learn about

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it's not about sentiment you're saying they started it's politically naive i didn't say so i didn't use the word naive or naive but i'm telling you history in history and the story you are portraying to yourself the political force in southern nigeria has made a mistake democracy is different from revolution we must choose between democracy and revolution the south cannot blackmail the north just as the north cannot blackmail the south we must walk together when they refuse to do that they turn to Faith let me ask maybe the obvious question here president muhammadu buhari is a complete animal of the northwest region of this country and obviously also mr atiku abubakar an animal of the northeastern region of the country and the question of some of those who are of that school of thought is that a so-and-so Iman can turn eight years old no matter what political party belong have covered nigeria and another whole animal ruled nigeria for another eight years is fair this is the question those in the school of thought are asking democracy is not always about justice and the best example and the best example i can give you will be the American example how long it took for Obama to emerge in the United States.
It's a numbers game. It's not about feelings. You and I can cry from now on in the Kingdom. Come until we learn to conduct

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correctly. We will continue to lose sight of when President Obasanjo was coming. What did you do? He made sure to reach everyone when they were going to bring in the presidency. not because he was a complete animal, but when he was able to get to the south, who wants to become president ofNigeria must get north, insulting them will not make you president. ad a lot of insults on social media

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believe me no one ever will but the question is that the comment and all these things being said and the accusation against your presidential candidate and what is being said in kaduna the arrow forum is he. don't buy the accusations and the question that I have raised about his ethnic I mean ethnic beliefs and prejudices, what did he say in Katrina?
What he said was plain English, but people decided to cut the conclusion. He said the north was the north asking him a question and he told his people he said no Don't vote for anyone because of the region a lot of people

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are stoking the emotional feeling that it was because of my background the emilokan syndrome which like i am yoruba so i deserve to be president because i am an eagle man i decided to be president no one has defended the igbo presidency

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than some of us but that cant be just a qualification go sell your credentials go sell your items Manifesto no longer need none of that because he has sold it through the years over the decades and everyone is familiar with him as a man you can insult him he will not respond you are saying and the ethnic jingle is never saying that what Governor Autumn said

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it's wrong he's taking it too far he can't say anything I very mentally disagree with that it's wrong look if you don't want to support a man it's very easy to give a dog a bad name to hang him or but it is wrong to disparage a man who has meritoriously served this country who has done everything possible for every part of his country just because we are playing

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because you disagree with him then you use such valuable words against him , well there's always another time I mean if the words are waiting and it's true it becomes an issue I tell you even Governor Wiki who is supposed to be the mad one of all because he ran in our primary he doesn't he has used such words against atiku abubakar.
I give him credit for that by getting upset about trying not to work. to atiku abubakar if that is your decision let's behave well look people get angry there is nothing wrong with being angry i give them the reason that they have every reason to be angry but we must not cross certain lines and I have written. tten in recent months to Governor Wiki, who is the closest to me among them because I call him the poster boy for the PDP, a great guy who is doing very well and I advised him to look, do not cross certain lines that night that called it. he spoke briefly.
I'll continue to respect his opinion, but I'll continue to beg him not to destroy a bridge after he's crossed it because he doesn't know if he'll need that bridge again tomorrow if he doesn't. could be a member of your family when i mean this these are agitations for those uh i mean governor weekend the rest the ones who believe their party south region has been battered and shackled and I will ask the question. I'm asking if it's not too hot water the intensity and temperature of the water your party and your presidential campaign have been in.
I'm not sure how you'll be able to get around, but your presidential campaign campaign without I know your state of saying that doesn't support your president's campaign here a benue state that has come out openly

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that does not support his presidential campaign a river state led by Instant Wiki that does not support his presidential campaign and other years is fine the idea equals said that not supportive is your party in trouble in these four states our party is not in trouble i am a child of fate and god is responsible for everything you are on earth if it is god's will he is the next president of nigeria 20 governors can't stop him it happened before our eyes in the state of osun.
We were counting on the government coming for some reason. state we were able to defeat the firepower of who comes from the state of osun is ancestry in the state of osun so it was very important that the state of osun win but despite the absence of all those who we expected to support us we won that election n convincingly and that's the way it should be that's why I keep begging Governor Wiki not to stand up for a thing on the day when he is most needed whether he likes PDP or not, PDP has done very well as has he . he also did very well for the PDP government to have elections next year.
I don't see how he will destroy the PDP and keep using the same platform that he won't. He is an intelligent gentleman who I know quite well. I know they are angry. I know they are building a powerful bloc in the PDP but believe me the PDP is so big the PDP will not be threatened because our governors are angry and the PDP will not get into any fights with them we will continue to appeal to them we love them as you love your own family and we hope very soon we will put it all behind us and we will all embrace one

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time because the issue of non-inclusion and perceived marginalization many people will attribute is one of the problems that has brought Nigeria to where it is

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and you said that

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is a numbers game an idea to ask you tonight what are you saying boss mom do that because democracy is a numbers game another northerner can succeed atiku if he wins in 2023 and governs for eight years, nothing is impossible.
I am a very front person. I just gave you the example of the United States. We practice the same style of America in democracy

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he became british prime minister he didn't do it by stoking sentiments he did it by walking towards his goal by consensus reaching everyone no one is going to have to hand over power to the free south of It's time let me give you a good example when President Jonathan was going to run in 2011. I ran in that election. Many people argued that he had no right to run.
Were you not allowed to apply in Iran? What I wanted to do the second time. people came up with the idea that constitutionally you're not supposed to run the PDP still allowed you to run so we don't have that marginalization problem because I mean you referenced the British snack um situation that we didn't may apply because they operate a different system than they did not have. Do not go to an election because it is the 2019 election party Mandate that they are still clinging to and one in the battle to become party leader. No, the question is that your party has said, I mean, in fact. you have it in your constitution the concept of rotation the concept of balance equity not too much hypocrisy for those who are watching other games you don't have it your party has it set in stone at Brick you have it in black and white you're going to have it set in stone In fact, let me give you a piece of information, it was our governor Otoño himself who sat on the panel to see if we should zone or not to Zone. hold a meeting on whether or not you are going to apply for zuni it is not anyone's fault they recommended the party's neck the party's neck said look for us let's have favorable competition in the elections let us open it no governor kicked at that stage the problems only started after that a sadhana who thought he would win lost there was never a time we said if I didn't believe that when they threw out the Zuni then I won't compete b arato, mom, do you think Atiku will win this election?
Oh, Islam has come, every man has his time by the grace of God and not God, his time has come, he has paid these dues, he has behaved well, it has passed. trials and tribulations have thrown dirty things at him and he has stayed focused, in fact his story will be one of the most exciting stories on the African continent of a man who chased his dreams and on the 30th anniversary of June 12 on the 25th anniversary of the death of the abiola chief who will calm down here was a man who resigned as abiola chief in 1993 at the gates I was there I saw him I was a 32 33 year old man at the time and

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I am honored that after working for abiola at that point almost 30 years later i'm here and we're about to get a man in who gave my foster dad that shot at a ticket do you think they can beat the likes of peter or bullets let's be fair i I won't rule anyone out.
I will never discount Peter. Ashu will be fine. I do, but I've told you historically and maybe I'm not right, but I know I'm right. There is no way you have two. strong southern candidates like you do now are going to split the votes and the article is the only one that can penetrate the south

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easily than either penetrate the universe is in fact the argument and permutation that most of the votes that we are going for Peter will be in the southeast and in the southern part of the country, especially the southeast and the south side, in fact, a part of the southwest is the votes that are traditionally for your party, believe me, Peter, it will not be well sir jonathan i am atiku abubakar he is not good like jonathan because that argument comes from what happened to the ex president trust me in the south the most formidable fake he had ever had his network in pdm with the aradwa in those days none of the other people built such networks in the north now they are struggling to catch up in the next three to four months trust me nigeria ready president is ready if the article don't win this time that will be the end oh , if you know e that good does not win this time, that would be the end, that is not new, but I'm telling you that you would be surprised if atiku does not win there is nothing that can stop him this time he is a man what time has come if the voters don't want him who are the voters the voters are from all over that t tell you he is the only one who has been a bridge builder he is the only one who has been able to cross to the sound the others are fighting how to build a network in the north you know you you i see what he said yes you see the kind of crowd that balatinum is commanding in the streets at some of the rallies you see the kind of crowd because the kind of crowd that will be Peter is commanding and the type of Rave that is receiving those are not threatening not because of your party have you seen the crowd that the same abubakar has been throwing without having a rally in bauchi state when I saw the movement the breeze the sea of ​​human beings I could not believe it same goes everywhere we were at the port to on saturday my state i was there we have been in uyo look the only man

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who easily crosses every part of nigeria is article helped him love him you can't take it away from him he ends his views let's take a breather we will continue the conversation me I would like my opinion on what the teacher said skyamo said you were hitting your fellow teacher that was his response in part of yesterday's statement.
I will get your answer. I know you've responded in another article

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, but we get some of those comments when we come back from this break later we'll be talking and going deeper into the government's reaction to the

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alert raised by the United States with dissecting those issues and you'll join me later mr mike a former usa director stay with me everyone we'll be right back strategy director pdp presidential campaign council communications thank you so much boss remember for your time tonight thank you before we get into um the campaign uh APC manifesto where it looks like you've gotten into trouble with your very good friend Festus kayamo you said something before that when two rednecks run in the race they're two strong rednecks that historically there's always a problem and that they've never won but you forgot that there is another man who is a northerner who is also strong in this race uh so de Kanu said the second largest voting bloc in is you country is a threat to the article I did not forget. he, uh, Senator Arabia is a man I love and respect, we're back and I'm telling you the north understands the power game, whether we want to accept that fact or not, that's the truth in the south.
I told them how difficult. it's for us, even as our spirits, to work together in the North if the decision that Eve let me put is that atiku abubakar is the favorite to win before we race the North Oak converge and give it to atiku abubakar that's what he's going to pass me I'm not making a bet, but I know for sure. Look, why do you think our CEO, Governor, Tambua resigned? It was a numbers game. It was a coup that many people didn't see coming. In fact, that's one of the reasons the Governors are very angry that they didn't see it coming, but if he ever saw it coming as far back as 38, he'd written a letter to Governor Wiki telling him exactly what's going to happen.
Max copied him. to Michael Jr. I copied ex Attorney General Minister of Justice Mohammed they have copies of that letter and I told him how it would flow two weeks before our primary I wrote on the back of uh this day in my column pendulum column I said Governor Wiki don't bet you will spend money and you can pass in the convention i want to meet on your show two days before our primary you asked the governor what he did he fired me if i complained people called me and said oh this i said not my man he's our best governor no matter what he says to me I'll take it if he slaps my righteous one I'll turn my left cheek but

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I'm right and we're wrong so let's hurry 'cause we're s very short of time now ah has answered you hascriticized the balatinubu action plan and the APC n presidential campaign and you said it's

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of a copy and paste and several times you've been told very well about balatinobu but at what point will the bolatinum become a personal non-guatter between courting anyone who He knows me very well he knows that I respect people I love my friends but I tell my friends the truth of the gospel when Bola ah imagine who was the governor of Lagos and had problems with the senator I went out openly to confront him that what you are doing this In fact, that night he called me at his office at his home in Bundilor, he told me why are you attacking me for cucumber?
I told him why you could have told the man that you are not going to support him so that he will not waste his time and resources when he was having trouble with the governor and almost dropped him

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I wrote an article between Bola tinubu and Baba advising you that your marriage was consummated in heaven, either one of you or both. if you divorce you will perish on that occasion he took it back when he was having problems with someone i wrote him a memory letter i was in turkey one of my best one of my most passionate letters i wrote him again i said bathroom k i am 20 times closer to babajide I love him like my own brother I said but don't humiliate his body this man has drawn very well for the state of lagos and nigeria and he refused I told him you can hold the gun don't shoot the bullets the articles are in the public domain because when he had problems and he said the man will not become senate president i meant look at cpc buhari as number one his party scn has produced president as vice president number two now the breakaway function of pdp he is saying one of them cant send President, yes, I'm sorry, I don't agree with you.
He doesn't know how to treat his friends very well. Those are the inferences you were making. It's true, I give copious examples. He's the only governor I know. Maybe there are others I don't know who are two lieutenant governors, and you both got into trouble. you can trust as a friend sharing a dictatorship nothing

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democracy I just said it now I will never support a dictatorship I suffered under a dictatorship I was detained I was in exile for three years I will never do it that is why some of those who are trying to dictate that by fire, by force ,someone has to become president i have told them count me out of that dictatorship has no form in my books so once he starts demonstrating dictatorship then in his books he is a dictator he is a potential dictator let me use that and that is why that is the spirit of your articles, the spirit of my article was an academic exercise, I did not disparage it anywhere, but as versus kayamo he's always an attack drug, he likes to yell even when he's in court. yelling I don't know where he got that kind of training so when he talks he doesn't know how to calm down he's my guru he's someone we've been very close to but by the time he was given this job as Minister a Mini stry where he's been less than competent a ministry where everything is in shambles if we were in his place now i'm sure he would have resigned he is in that ministry and he has the time and audacity to abuse me because all i did was an academic exercise so in 30 seconds yeah Can you tell us that you do not agree that the Manifesto of volatility is original?
I do not agree with the cover of the title, renewed hope, which hope are you renewing? 30 years ago, chifabiola says goodbye to poverty. What are you talking about

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renovated, of course, a lot of water has passed on that bridge in the last 30 years. What I hope you do is update. If you want to call it hope. hope renewed is a fancy way to steal that original Manifesto and what are you saying they should record that Manifesto? It's none of my business. I didn't pay well. Consultants paid. Thank you very much for your time tonight. Thank you and I wish your party and your sweets the best in the race, thank you, thank you very much, in fact, thank you, well, the last three years now everyone and let's talk safety.
A few days ago, the US embassy in Nigeria gained Americans into the country. be careful your move in response to the elevated risk of terrorist attacks specifically in

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, the nation's capital, the US says citing the reason for the elevated risk of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, specifically

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, targets may include among others, government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, sports meetings, transportation terminals, police facilities, and international organizations, and of course, but in response to the positions and

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of The United States, the State Department service is very responsive to that and they have said to cite while advising that the necessary precautions be taken by all and Sandra the population is enjoying staying very much and as sist

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agencies with useful information on

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and acts suspected criminals around him meanwhile the service asks for calm while working with other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders to maintain peace and order in and beyond

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and of course that is a response from the DS no while lime information minister Mohammed has also been reacting to the issues raised by the United States on these a lot well we understand at this point but let me get the view the professional view and an Insider benefit someone who has worked several years on the DS an intelligence community I am joined by a former director of the DS, Mr.
Mark ajafo, and they are very good here. Thank you very much Mr. Johor for joining us tonight. Thanks for inviting me. It will respect the ability to gather intelligence. from the United States, right? Yes, I do, they're not frivolous, not really, but, you see, the problem is that separate notices have been issued since this year from the United States. The states and the state

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service in this part have issued the same notice remember we see we should be able to see it that notice was not really intended for Nigerians but for American citizens and National Association in Nigeria same with the UK and Canada the fact means that this reads a lot of what you know Panic or alarm if you know in the Nigerian cities area don't forget also that there are a number of uh a number of uh notices that you know of The United States recalled in 2015. that they also predicted that Nigeria would end yes sooner if the elections were not carried out in an ordinary way following the trend and the analysis sees that towards the elections there will surely be apprehension among the population, not necessarily an attack terrorist.
However, I am not trying to dismiss your notice, but what you ask is that the state

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service in your way has said that there is no reason for our love, people should keep calm. Watchful especially in crowded areas knows parks schools and others so it turns out Watchful by our citizens I can still think there is no cost to Allah so the reason this maybe carries a bit of weight this time is the uk has also beefed up what is being said in the US they also put out a

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alert basically the US picks their staff saying they know this is going to happen and people need to be cautious now if nothing it's actually happening beyond the normal eye.
In the eyes of the average civilian, these countries won't present this, which means that something is actually happening within the intelligent community they've brought together. I'm not saying there's nothing going on and I'm also not admitting that the US Canada and UK 100 notice, these are projections, could you say that that information or intelligence could have been shared with the Nigerian intelligence community, is impo? This intelligence may still have been shared with them by the

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service and it could be from the Nigerian intelligence community. issuing such alerts increases panic increases fear, but they did that to your staff, isn't that still the case with your staff?
Don't they have the rights to protect their own and give them at least a warning? Those are the Americans. it's foreign things going wrong we put it right because that's our job as journalists we bring up these issues and I'm one of those who criticize how things can be done better, especially when

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goes wrong, but I must say hello tonight to the brave men and women in the military in the

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agencies who are doing their job diligently day and night i must salute you tonight to say that we Nigerians respect and appreciate what you are doing huh because there seems to be some silence and quiet huh in some

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situation uh in the country I am not saying there are no

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incidents I am aware that there was a threat in Kano a threat in jigawa in fact they arrested Obama who went to a welder and got some of his equipment to build a bomb.
We are aware of some of these efforts and should salute them, but the question is what else can we do to ensure that these terror alerts and not been threatened in fact with perhaps the safest place you can refer to in the country sees being done a lot behind the scenes without the

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agencies coming out to tell you what they're doing except you absolutely have to remember that in the past I don't know you haven't been on this show in a week so I already traveled out of the country but I'm sure you must be monitoring what's happening in the last week.
I think I'm not saying. They are authoritatively based on intelligence shared with th Police, Police intensified their patrol in the last week before this notice from the United States. You know they have this problem of stepping up Patrol by putting up checkpoints. If you move through the tunnel you see the checkpoints and that happened before. heads up so it's not like the

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agencies don't know again let me go back to the trend you know when the pressure on the terrorists in the northeast came on they moved to the northwest and started creating a lot of havoc now I remember. most of these are programs I've always advocated that efforts need to be made on this now that our victims and the train incident have been released and the efforts have been hitting these people continuously with results even though you don't normally have to be a

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expert or a

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, the tendency for them to move from that place to it was our

Abuja

, don't forget also that the state securities have issued an alert that their cells Putin and around

Abuja

some time ago I mean you are the expert um And part of the knowledge we get from people like you is that when these people don't have the ability to carry out major attacks, they split into smaller cells and look for easy targets. is true this is true yes and we understand that there was a plan a few weeks ago a coordinated plan of attack on about four or five cities in this country that we understand that the

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and intelligence community has quite a bit and they have made some arrests congratulations to them but let's get a free

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consultancy from you tonight and maybe for the benefits of the millions of viewers of this show tonight if these kinds of alerts are coming what should average

Abuja

residents or those living in this environment?
To be doing what we should be doing, I'm sure I'm also happy, you know, you salute our

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forces for their efforts, but we can't just leave

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challenges to secret agencies. we as citizens have rules to play as they always say see something say something be observant of the environment stay alert you know they always say pride of freedom is eternal vigilance we are in hard times and we should help the secretary too agencies Observe the environment look at strange faces and Report the SSS has dedicated lines the police had dedicated lines if you don't want to go there personally because people are afraid to go out there are emergency numbers there are emergency numbers I'm not sure but I see the address I mean I know Lagos has that but I'm not sure they have I watch the trailer because I want to say everyone knows 9-1-1 in some other countries I think I think one two one or something I can't remember but I mean that this is supposed to be information.
Do you think it's okay for people to retire to their homes? I mean the Americans and you UK governments are being told your staff in Nigeria are going to cancel activities in your em. Bassies, people who should have died from being in crowded places and all that, or would you be able to tell Nigerians what to do, maybe like three things for them to do tonight, you see crowded places every time I see all these Queues at service stations? It worries me, so the government needs to do something urgent to make sure that this Patrol kills you and that the deaths are reduced because that is a big threat now, so in the churches, the mosques should be able to have their own

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team, you know, running the place and possibly advising or lecturing on

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and waking up the country's surveillance of the people who are waking up theirawareness of their responsibilities go to the state and secret agencies I mean is there a time when everyone needs to be their own brother keeper now we need all of that but I have to sincerely thank Mr.
Michael for uh we can thank him enough for these free tips. Thank you very much. I appreciate Mr. Michael. You are a former director of D. Ss they say if you see something say something you can do a lot

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to protect not only yourself but also those around you. We're not at the best of times, but God bless Nigeria and that's how we end the show tonight. Thank you very much.everyone foreign
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