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Today’s Headlines: Fear Of US Visa Ban Rocks Atiku, Obi Camps, Atiku Failed To Pervert Justice—FFK

Fear Of US Visa Ban Rocks Atiku, Obi Camps

THE 20-minute telephone conversation between United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, last Tuesday is causing fears in the camps of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi.

Inside sources informed Sentry that the development came to both men, who are challenging Tinubu’s victory in court as a rude shock, saying that it was the least they and their supporters expected after their “strenuous efforts” to discredit the election.

Coming a few hours after an announcement by the US that it might place visa bans on some Nigerians believed to have worked against the country’s democratic progress, Blinken’s call to Tinubu and the tone of their interaction are said to have left the presidential aspirants confused as they now fear that they and not Tinubu or his supporters, could be the ones being targeted for the ban.

Atiku Failed To Pervert Justice—FFK

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Vice, Kashim Shettima.

Fani-Kayode alleged that the ruling was an indication that the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his party failed to intimidate or compromise the judges.

He claimed that Atiku failed in his course to pervert justice.

Tweeting, Fani-Kayode wrote: “Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples Destruction Party’s nonsense case has finally been dismissed at the Supreme Court.

“I bet he and his team are shedding tears right now because they were unable to pervert the course of justice and intimidate or compromise the Judges.

Enugu Gov-elect Peter Mbah declares assets

The Enugu State Governor-elect, Dr Peter Mbah, on Friday has said declaration of assets by public servants was critical in the promotion of transparency and accountability in governance.

Mbah spoke after he submitted his assets declaration forms to the South East Zonal Office of the CCB in Enugu on Friday.

He noted that the exercise is obligatory as every public officer was required to do so by law.

The Governor-Elect submitted the forms to the Federal Commissioner in charge of the South East Zone of the CCB, Mr Benedict Umeano.

Mbah said: “As the Chief Executive, we are meant to uphold the law.

“It is also incumbent on us to act lawfully, and what we have simply done here today is in line with the new direction of my career.

Buhari must be told he failed woefully — Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as the worst in the history of Nigeria, saying the outgoing president “must be told that he failed woefully and Nigerians are feeling the impact of that failure because we are all suffering.”

He said the president plunged the country into unimaginable poverty and insecurity, unlike what used to flourish under his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking at the commissioning of the headquarters of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, BSCVGs, in Makurdi, Ortom said that Buhari took Nigeria from the top to the bottom, making life miserable for all Nigerians.