Group Blasts Tajudeen Alabi, Says Abduction & Kidnapping By Kwara PDP Not Healthy Politics
The Kwara State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been informed by the Kwara Peace Initiative (KPI) that kidnapping and abducting opposition supporters will not help them win the 2023 governor’s race.
The FidelinfoNews gathered this was contained in a statement issued by Audu Abubakar the Public Relations Officer of the Kwara Peace Initiative, the organization attacked Tajudeen Alabi, a former special security adviser to former Senate President Bukola Saraki, for his recent efforts to suppress the public from speaking out about the failures of the PDP administration during its locust years.
“We condemn outright the attempt by the PDP leaders in the state to silence supporters of government. We are very concerned about the news that they have started abducting people who support the government and expose the rots of the past. This is unhealthy politics. Politics is not about intimidating people. Even the ruling government does not intimidate opposition the way the opposition want to be doing now. Their leaders are free to go in and out of the state and ventilate their opinions.
“Therefore, Tajudeen Alabi should be warned seriously to avoid this destructive politics he is playing in cahoots with some security officers he had known since his days as SA Security under Bukola Saraki. He has no right to arrest fellow citizen in his private car. He has no right to write petition on behalf of anybody.
“The DSS, Police and Civil Defence should be aware of this new trend of abducting people who support the government by the PDP. This is exactly what they did when the 2019 election was drawing closer. The safety of any citizen must never be jeopardize for political purposes.
“We hereby urge the security agencies to put Tajudeen Alabi in their watchlist. According to information at our disposal, he is very notorious for carrying out this barbaric action. In fact, the security agencies should thoroughly search his house to be sure he has not put anybody under siege. Finally, if anything should happen to Ahmed Shooto or anybody supporting the government, Tajudeen Alabi will be held responsible.”
Imo State Labour Party Gubernatorial Aspirant Found Dead
Chief Humphrey Anumudu, a Labour Party aspirant in the upcoming Governorship primaries in Imo State, has been found dead in his house.
Fidel Info reports that The aspirant died in his house in Lagos after he had returned from an LP meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
A native of Mbieri Ancient Kingdom in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Anumudu was reportedly found dead in his house in what family sources described as a “spiritual attack.”
As a multi-billionaire businessman cum politician, he has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.
He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.
Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state. In 2019 he was the Zenith Labour party governorship candidate.
A close friend of the deceased said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.
The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 Guber contest.
Chief Anumudu, a respected legal luminary and an astute politician was also the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.
He contested for the Governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
INEC Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators Of Violence In 2023 Elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to prosecute perpetrators of electoral violence in the just-concluded 2023 general elections.
Fidel Info reports that The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, stated this on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Oyekanmi said the prosecution of electoral offenders and their sponsors will curb the prevalence of violence in the nation’s elections.
He also called for the need for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal to prosecute such offenders and their sponsors.
The INEC boss spokesman noted that if the new commission was established, electoral offenders and their sponsors would reconsider their actions.
Oyekanmi, however, said the Commission has succeeded in prosecuting a few electoral offenders, but their sponsors have been largely untouched.
He said, “Electoral violence should not be tolerated. That is why the commission has been calling for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal, specifically to try cases related to infractions associated with elections.
“In fact, stakeholders have also been calling for this tribunal for many years, especially after the 2011 general elections. I believe strongly that if perpetrators of electoral violence and their sponsors know that they will give account for their misdeeds, they will think twice.”
“The commission has succeeded in prosecuting a few electoral offenders, but their sponsors have been largely untouched. We need to change this.”
JUST IN: CBN Orders Banks To Circulate Cash This Weekend
As part of a coordinated effort to facilitate the circulation of banknotes of various denominations, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks throughout the nation.
Fidel Info reports that Also, the CBN has ordered all commercial banks to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. (more…)
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