Today’s Daily Brief: Buhari is ready to roll out job creation master plan, Group wants Ekiti elections postponed, 9 candidates step down for Shettima in Borno, and more

The Ekiti Justice Forum has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose to respond to the impeachment notice served on him by the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers with maturity and all sense of responsibility instead of creating tension.

The forum also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the House of Assembly election in the state because the atmosphere was not conducive for a free and fair election.

Fayose’s supporters and Peoples Democratic Party members had on Monday and Tuesday engaged in wild protest over the impeachment notice where eight impeachable offences were listed against the governor.



Nine governorship candidates of various political parties in Borno state contesting the Saturday, April 11 gubernatorial election on Thursday stepped down for the state governor, Kashim Shettima, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The nine candidates, who were duly registered and recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, took the decision to drop their ambitions and support Mr. Shettima after a meeting with him at the Government House, Maiduguri.



Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko has said President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will unfold the All Progressives Congress master plan on job creation and social security related issues on May 29.

Wamakko disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing supporters of the All Progressives Congress during a thank you visit in Tambuwal, headquarters of Tambuwal Local Government Area of the state.

He said the master plan would also address the security concerns in the country.

The governor, who is also a senator-elect, said that the President-elect would ensure good governance through the implementation of people-oriented programmes designed to meet the expectations and yearnings of Nigerians.



Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 10, on Thursday said four gunmen on Wednesday night kidnapped Salihu Barada, the District Head of Wamakko, Sokoto State, and brother to the state governor, Aliyu Wamakko.

Mr. Hassan said in Sokoto that the police and other security agencies had been placed on alert to rescue the traditional ruler.

He said the gunmen, using a gold coloured vehicle, kidnapped Mr. Barada and one other person at his farm around 8:00 p.m. Thursday.



The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has reacted to the ruling of the Federal High Court rejecting Governor Ayodele Fayose’s request to stop the House of Assembly from going ahead with the impeachment proceedings against him, saying it is laughable that the governor who once desecrated the judiciary by leading thugs to beat up judges and tear court records in the Chief Judge’s office is now approaching the same institution to protect him from his illegal acts.

It also expressed surprise that the governor could approach a Federal High Court in Abuja for protection over a matter that happened in Ekiti after lampooning APC for approaching same court in Jos Division while seeking protection from the governor’s harassment and attacks.



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