Adelabu made this disclosure while speaking at a delegate conference organised by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) 2019 Southwest Zonal Presidential Campaign Council for Buhari/Osinbajo support groups in the region.
At the summit tagged “2019 elections summit” held at the ancient Mapo Hall were the Minister of Health, Professor Issac Adewole, Director General of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation (South West), Chief Olusola Oke, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State who was represented by his Executive Assistant (Political Matters), Dr. Morounkola Thomas, APC Zonal Sectary (South West), Mr Ayo Afolabi, members of fifty-four different Buhari/Osinbajo support groups and other APC leaders and supporters from the six states in the region.
DAILY POST reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had last month signed the persons with disability bill.
Adelabu, while speaking on behalf of the disabled at the event, pledged that about ten million people with disabilities, who are registered voters have kept their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ready to vote for Buhari in appreciation of the Disability Bill that the President signed into law on January 23, 2019.
Adelabu maintained that people with disabilities will forever be grateful to President Buhari because successive administrations before him, including former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, refused to signed the bill.
He said, “Even people with disabilities who don’t have thumps have decided to use their toes to cast their votes for President Buhari, because the Disability Bill.
“We have about ten million of us who have their PVCs intact. Go and check INEC’s list. The Bill is our life, we will vote massive for the President for signing the Bill.”
Adewole, while speaking, called on members of the Buhari/Osinbajo support groups to go from unit to unit and educate the electorate on how to vote correctly in order to avoid what happened during last year’s governorship election in Osun state in which about 47,000 votes were voided.
While appealing to the people of the region not to waste Buhari’s votes by not voting correctly, Adewole advised that “The index finger should be used to thumbprint and wait for about one to two minutes for the ink to dry before you fold the ballot paper and put it inside ballot box”.
Siasia Life Ban: Nigeria Football Federation Comes To Ex-Super Eagles Coach’s Rescue
The Nigeria Football Federation says it is reviewing the life ban imposed on Samson Siasia by the world football governing body, FIFA, while waiting to take action after seeking legal advice.
FIFA had on Friday announced the ban of Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, from any footballing activities both national and international after being found guilty of bribery and match-fixing.
The NFF described the life ban as a “massive sanction”, adding that it is shocked by the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee.
Acting President of NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, in a statement, said, “The NFF was shocked to learn of the investigation and the subsequent decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) placing a life ban on Mr. Samson Siasia. But we have, however, now received documents, including one known as the ‘motivated decision’, and we have handed them to our lawyers to study and provide legal advice to the Federation.
“It is a massive sanction on one of our legends. Siasia is a football legend but most importantly he is a Nigerian. We must, therefore, be interested in the matter and be properly advised.”
He added, “While we respect the FIFA processes and appreciate that an investigation was conducted prior to the decision, the least we as a Federation can do is empathize with him at this time, make ourselves available to him and hope that in some way he is able to clear his name as he has promised to do.”
Sen. Abbo’s trial: What happened in court on Tuesday
At the resumed hearing, the police prosecution counsel, Mr James Idachaba told the court that the defendant was not in court.
Idachaba told the court that he was ready to open his case against the defendant and all his witnesses were in court.
However, Mr Adegbite Adeniyi, counsel to Abbo, told the court that his client was sick.
”My Lord my client is suffering from Acute Febrile (medical term used to describe a sudden fever or elevation in body temperature)”, he said.
Adeniyi, who presented a medical report to the court, added that Abbo was on admission at a hospital in Yola, Adamawa State.
He, however, told the court that his client’s surety was in court.
He explained that the prosecution served him with the proof of evidence in the morning in court.
Adeniyi prayed the court to grant him an adjournment to put his house in other.
However, the prosecution did not oppose the oral application made by Abbo’s counsel.
The Magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah adjourned the case until Sept. 24 for hearing.
NAN reports that Abbo, who represents Adamawa North senatorial zone, was arraigned on July 8 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Mrs Warmate Osimibibra.
The prosecution alleged that the Senator committed the offence on May 11 at Pleasure Chest Shop FA 45 Located at Bannex Plaza Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II Abuja.
He also alleged that Abbo slapped the complainant severally on her face and forcefully dragged her shirt without provocation.
Kogi govt detaining APC delegates in BIR
He made the disclosure at a political gathering while hosting the gubernatorial aspirant and former Chief of Naval Staff, Jibrin Usman in Lokoja.
Maiyaki explained that intimidation and harassment of party executives who were perceived not to be loyal to the governor have been heightened ahead of August 29 primaries.
“As I speak, some of our delegates have been detained at the Board of Internal Revenue in Lokoja.
“Yesterday, when I was going round to mobilise party executive for this event, I was informed that some of them were tricked to BIR and have been detained there.”
In an interview after the event, the party chieftain said, the governor did not want any gubernatorial aspirant to access the APC party Executive before the primaries.
He called on security agents to ensure the protection of party delegates and members, adding that it would be a shame for the party to keep losing members simply because they want to exercise their franchise.
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