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Ononuju Dismisses Oshinaga’s Claim, Says Nigerians Enjoyed ‘Economic Expansion’ Under PDP

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Katch Ononuju

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Katch Ononuju, has countered a claim made by Segun Oshinaga of the All Progressives Congress (APC), that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will perform better in his second term.

Oshinaga, had while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, called for all hands to be on deck to build a greater Nigeria.

“The elections are over. Let’s join hands together, let’s build this country. I’m sure the President will assemble the best and the brightest and do much better than he did in the first term

“And I believe that Nigerians have every right to look forward to the next four years as an important term and period for our country and economy,” he stated.

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But reacting to Oshinaga’s comment in apparent contrast, Ononuju describes the claim as rhetoric, asking Nigerians if they are better off now than they were in 2015.

He claimed that the citizens enjoyed what he described as an economic expansion under the previous PDP governments.

“It’s just all about rhetorics and all I will tell Nigerians is for them to judge. How were you four years ago?” he asked.

“Are you better now than you were four years ago? No. Look at the north, there is war everywhere. Insecurity has overtaken over everywhere.

“Under PDP, we had the longest period of economic expansion in Nigeria’s history. Under the PDP, we had the longest period of political stability in Nigeria’s history. Under the PDP, we grew our economy to become the largest economy in Africa,” he stated.

Both PDP and APC members had argued the growth report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicating that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by 2.01% in the first quarter of 2019.

When comparing the first quarter of 2018, which recorded real GDP growth rate of 1.89%, NBS noted that the first quarter 2019 growth rate represented an increase of 0.12% points.

Photos: Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, Abiodun, Sosan, others attend Hamzat’s Fidau

Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; former Governor of Lagos and minister, Babatunde Fashola; Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and others on Monday attended the 8th day Fidau for the late Oba Olatunji Hamzat in Ikeja, Lagos.

Below are the photos:

Source: PM News

Economy: ‘Buhari’s Second Term Will Be Revolutionary’ – Oshinaga

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oshinaga

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oshinaga, says the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari will be revolutionary.

While appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, he said the ease of doing business in the country will be the nation’s golden era.

“I believe that Buhari’s second term will be revolutionary in almost every sphere. I believe that the business in the next for years will be Nigeria’s golden era as all hands will be on deck to fit this country.

“I believe that the President will look across this nation from the north to the south, from the east to the west for the brightest and smartest hands to fix this country,” he stated.

His comments follow the latest report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicating that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by 2.01% in the first quarter of 2019.

When comparing the first quarter of 2018, which recorded real GDP growth rate of 1.89%, NBS noted that the first quarter 2019 growth rate represented an increase of 0.12% points.

READ ALSO: INEC Withdraws 25 Certificate Of Return From Election Winners

But reacting to the report, Oshinaga who is also a Public Affairs Analyst said at the expiration of Buhari’s presidency in 2023, the nation will be the food basket of the continent.

According to him, the country will boast of having a non-oil sector of the economy raking in more dividends that the oil sector.

“At the end of these four years, we will be the food basket of Africa. At the end of these four years, we will have a non-oil sector doing several times more than the oil sector has been doing,” he stated.

INEC Withdraws 25 Certificate Of Return From Election Winners

A file photo of Mr Festus Okoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the withdrawal of 25 Certificates of Return from some winners of the just concluded 2019 General Elections.

INEC, through its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, at a forum on Media Coverage of the 2019 General Elections in Enugu, explained to journalists that the withdrawn certificates have been handed to the rightful winners.

According to him 20 out of the 25 certificates were withdrawn from candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and given to candidates of the same party.

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While two were withdrawn from APC candidates and given to candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Two were also exchanged between PDP members and one was withdrawn from a candidate of the APC and given to a member of Accord Party.

Mr Okoye revealed that more certificates of return may be withdrawn as the court is still adjudicating on some cases.

Oyetola, Aregbesola, Fashola, Tinubu, others grace Hamzat’s Fidau

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola; immediate past Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babtunde Fashola; wife of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and several dignitaries on Monday graced the 8th Day Fidau prayer of Oba Olatunji Hamzat who died at the age of 87.

Oba Olatunji Hamzat was the father of the Lagos State Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.

Thousands of well wishers, APC party faithful had thronged the Blue Roof, Lagos Television Ground, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos to honour the deceased.

Also at the event were: Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule; former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; wife of the Oyo State Governor, Florence Ajimobi; former Deputy Governors of Lagos State, Princess Sarah Sosan and Princess Adejoke Adefulire and Lagos Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

Others are: Chief Henry Ajomale, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; Senator Ganiyu Olarenwaju Solomon, GOS; Senator representing Lagos Central in the Senate, Olamilekan Solomon; former House of Representatives member, Yakubu Balogun; House of Representative member, Rotimi Agunsoye; Alhaji Busura Alebiosu-Bush; former Deputy Governor of Lagos, Otunba Femi Pedro;  the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi; members of the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC, Muslims and Christian clerics and several others.

Speaking at the event, the bereaved, Dr. Hamzat thanked all for gracing the occasion, saying that his father lived a  life worthy of emulation.

Chief Missioner of Ansar-ul-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulrahman Ahmad admonished children of the deceased to remain united.

He said the crowd at the event showed that the deceased  worked for humanity and did good things for the people, while he prayed for the repose of the deceased’s soul.

Source: PM News