The Kogi State commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo says many people have asked Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, to contest the 2023 presidential race.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that In a Twitter post on Saturday, Fanwo said the desire of Nigerians for a great country aligns with that of Bello, “so we know the deafening calls will bring about a defining moment for our nation.”
“The people are calling on him to run for president but he has not come out clearly to tell us whether he is accepting that clarion call or not,” he told TheCable over the phone.
“All over the six zones, we are having a lot of people calling on him to come and run. If you look at the people calling on him, it cuts across all parties and is not just an APC thing.
“He is a unifier. He is very capable and qualified, he perfectly fits into that bracket of what Nigeria wants.”
Bello, who is currently serving his second tenure in office, became one of Nigeria’s youngest governors at the age of 40 in 2015.
“He has shown that the youth can provide quality leadership in Nigeria,” Fanwo said, citing what he said are some of the governor’s biggest achievements so far in Kogi.
“In Kogi, we have diverse ethnic groups which were not unified; there was the challenge of insecurity and underdevelopment, but he came in 2016 and was able to unite the state.
“When you look at the economy, he has been able to inject a lot of dynamism into the economic management of the state and we are also looking into agriculture.
“When you look at the challenges of Nigeria – lack of unity, insecurity, economic diversification – he has the answer to them.”
Policeman, Others Shot Dead In Osun Land Dispute
A policeman, Akinsanya Akingbade, was killed on Friday during a clash between Ileogbo and Iwo communities in Osun State over a parcel of land.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that three other people were also killed while many were seriously injured.
The disputed land is at Asalu at Oke Saji which is the boundary between Ileogbo and Iwo.
As a result of the incident, the Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, has summoned the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, and the traditional ruler of Ileogbo, Oba Abeeb Adetoyese Agbaje, to a security meeting in Osogbo with the Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Olokode.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, while confirming the incident, said one Waheed Adeleye was arrested for the murder of the policeman.
The PPRO said the suspect shot the policeman on his chest with a gun.
Opalola said the deceased was attached to the Ile-Igbo monarch.
The police spokesperson said the remains of the policeman had been deposited at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.
She said that adequate policemen have been deployed to the communities to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
Kwara Fire Fighters Rescue 40 Year Old Trapped In Flood
A 40 years old man was on Thursday rescued from rising floodwaters in Kwara State by men of the State Fire Service.
“About 18:10hrs of yesterday evening, 6th May, 2021 during the heavy downpour, the Brigade was summoned to a rescue operation around Royal Sekina Hotel, along Ajase-Ipo Road in Ilorin Kwara State,” a statement by the spokesperson of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, reads.
“On getting to the incident, a man of about 40-year-old had been trapped inside the flood. Most importantly, the victim man called Abdulwahab Olarewaju was able to recover well alive by our firemen from this turbulent flood.”
He quoted the fire service boss, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO), as urging resident “to always be safety cautious especially during the rainfall”.
BREAKING: Former Minister ‘Mama Taraba’ Is Dead
Aisha Alhassan, former Nigerian Minister for Women Affairs is dead.
Alhassan, known widely as Mama Taraba, was appointed as Minister in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that She died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt.
Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State also confirmed her death to one of our correspondents.
AlHassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.
She contested for the same seat on the platform of the UDP in the 2019 general elections after resigning as a minister in the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on July 27, 2018.
The former senator was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.
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