Today’s Daily Brief: PDP reacts to GEJ’s visit to Maiduguri, APC reacts differently, Adeboye has a problem trusting politicians, and more

The Peoples Democratic Party has described as morale boosting, the Thursday’s visit of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Service Chiefs to Maiduguri, Borno state, saying it further demonstrates his commitment to the ongoing war against terrorism in the country.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, in a statement he issued in Abuja on Friday, said the President’s assurances to the military on their welfare and equipment had become a catalyst to the overall determination to win the war against insurgency.

“In visiting the internally displaced persons in their camp, the President has gone further to show his abiding affinity with the people and commitment to bring succor and hope to the downtrodden,” he said.



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday blows hot again, saying it is “performance” and not “party loyalty” that informed his choice of whom to support in the forthcoming general election.

Obasanjo, who is a former chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not hide his intention to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun statw, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in the February 28 governorship election in the state.

The ex-president made spoke Abeokuta, the state capital, when addressing Igbo leaders from Lagos and Ogun States, who visited him at his Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta.



The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch ‎Adeboye, on Friday said he does not trust politicians.

Adeboye spoke while in ‎Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, for  a two-day interdenominational prayer.

‎According to the cleric, politicians in most cases hardly fulfil their promises.

Adeboye justified his position by giving an illustration with the story of three travellers – an Indian, a Jew and a politician.



Elder Statesman and a former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has called on the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to sack former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the party.

Clark, who spoke with journalists at his residence in Abuja on Friday, accused the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party of working with the opposition against President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said it was wrong for Obasanjo to be working for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), which he said had shown with his (Obasanjo’s) criticism of the President.



The All Progressives Congress (APC), while congratulating President Goodluck Jonathan on his long overdue visit to Maiduguri, has also told him that he has many more similar trips to make.

The party issued a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Makurdi on Friday, January 16, saying that the President should also visit the parents of the 219 missing Chibok girls as well as the families of the boys who were killed at the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, and other areas terrorised by Boko Haram.


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