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Today’s Headlines:Release Kanu Now Clark, Tells Buhari;Ganduje, Masari Audio Tape Mischievous-Kano Govt

Release Nnamdi Kanu Now, Clark Tells Buhari

South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has condemned in very strong terms the re-appointment of sacked Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Suleiman Abba, as the Chairman of Police Trust Fund, PTF.

According to the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the re-appointment of Abba appears to be compensation for the roles he allegedly played during the 2015 general elections.

In a letter to President Nuhannadu Buhari, Clark, who urged Buhari to re-examine his actions as he winds up his tenure, stressed that Nigerians could not also forget in a jiffy the perceived disloyal action of the PTF boss when, as IGP, he went to the airport to receive Buhari, without the knowledge and or authorisation of his principal, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who was the President at the time.

That action, according to Clark, led to Abba’s sack from the Police Force.

Ganduje, Masari Audio Tape Mischievous_ Kano Govt

THE Kano State Government has described as mischievous attempts by the social media and online publications in the country to lift a story from a purported telephone conversation between Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Ibrahim Kabiru Masari regarding Ganduje’s political relationship with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Garba’s statement coincided with a press conference addressed by APC chieftain and political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamanda, in Kano yesterday wherein he told Tinubu not to welcome the leader of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to APC or offer him an appointment.

Garba explained in his statement that from all indications, some people who are not comfortable with the long cordial relationship Tinubu, Ganduje and Masari enjoy are bent on exploiting the situation to their advantage.

PEPC Adjourns Atiku’s Petition To May 22

The Presidential Election Petition Court, (PEPC), yesterday, adjourned to May 22, for parties to report back on a consideration for consolidation of the three standing petitions challenging the victory of President-elect Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

Citing paragraph 50, the First Schedule of the Electoral Act 2022, the Chairman of the Court, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, directed the parties to report back after consultation on the consolidation of the three standing petitions.

The petition has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as 1st respondent, with Tinubu, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) cited as 2nd to 3rd respondent.

At the resumption of the pre-hearing session on a petition brought by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 election, Chris Uche, SAN, told the court that counsel to the various parties met and agreed on certain modalities to aid the speedy hearing of the petition.

El-Rufai:I Will Sack Workers, Demolish till 11th hour in office

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has vowed to continue to sack any bad person that needs to be sacked in his government and as well demolish bad structures till the last hour he will be leaving office.

The governor spoke yesterday at a book presentation on him. The book authored by a veteran journalist and public commentator, Mr. Emmanuel Ado, is titled, “Putting The People First”.

Any bad thing we find we will remove so that the next governor does not need to do it again. Watch out till the eleventh hour when we shall quit office, we will continue to sack bad persons and remove bad things.” El-Rufai said.