National Fulani Youth Body Declares Support for Buhari, el-Rufai, Lalong

By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna

Fulani group under the auspice of National Fulani Youths Support for Buhari Campaign Organization (NFYSBCO), on Thursday throws their weight behind the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group at a Press Conference in Kaduna, also declared their support for Malam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna and his counterpart in Plateau State, Simon Lalong for reelection as governors.

The leader of the group, Alhaji Adam Nyoman, stated that the endorsement was informed by the President’s effort in tackling security problems in the North East and the country in general.

According to them, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), stole too much if 16 years and such, does not deserve to return to power, and that President Buhari has done a lot in the last 3 years.

“We are here in Kaduna together with all the representatives across the country to sensitize and enlighten our members to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari considering the good work he has started in the country.
“We have realized that the government of the day have put a lot of effort to tackle security problems, but selfish politicians are relentless in their effort to see that this problem continue.
“However, President Muhammadu Buhari administration is defeating their selfish effort through peace advocacy that is going on all over the country.
“Therefore, the peace building process of this administration has started yielding positive result.
“For example, the trouble areas like North East, North Central where a good governance of Barrister Simon Bako Lalong and El-Rufa’I of Kaduna State has played an unforgettable role through operation safe heaven and other security agencies for peace return in Plateau and Kaduna State respectively.

“Therefore, these people deserved to be re-elected. Furthermore we are also appealing and calling on all Fulanis in the country to be law abiding citizens and embrace peace and also to come out to vote President Muhammadu Buhari again.
“We are also calling on all our members to shun all forms of Political thuggery for peaceful, free and fair election to take place. We also hope the issue of Zamfara will stop through our good advocacy.” They added.
The group also accused the PDP of using hunger as campaign strategy, saying, “Nigerian are no longer fools. They have forgotten they were the perpetrators of these hunger by emptying the public treasury through massive looting.

“Therefore, lets shine our eyes! Because this government has revamp the and other security economy and agricultural sector through good governance, good policy and proper accountability.”

AMDF Congratulates Nigerian Media as it Celebrates Maiden Media  Peace Day

By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), has congratulated the Nigerian Media as it celebrates it’s maiden “Peace Day”.

Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), President, Mr Christopher Isiguzo, had on Saturday 9th February, declared 14th February as “Nigeria Media Peace Day”, after a two-day meeting of media practitioners in Abuja.

AMDF, in a statement signed by the Coordinator, Sekyen Dadik, said, “we strongly believe that the media as the watch dog of the society is still the portend tool for shaping mindsets, changing public perception and opinion and our influence spans far over that of any politician whose intention is to disrupt the peace of the nation.”
According to the statement, “coming at the heels of the 2019 general election, the theme of the event: “Nigeria Media Peace Day: Think Election, Think Peace” no doubt reflects the Media’s determination to uphold its responsibility of ensuring peace and stability of the nation.
“As a media development organization that provides support to journalists
and African media, AMDF believes there is no better time for the Nigerian media to declare its stance for peace other than now as we go to the polls and following unguided statements from public officials and politicians; an action which invariably sets the tone for a violent election.”
AMDF called on the Nigerian media to be guarded by its commitment on the Nigeria Media Peace Day to think election and think peace, let this be reflected in the contents to be disseminated in the media throughout the period of election and beyond.
The statement added, “Nigeria has had so many devastating incidences of violence with the media having its share of blame; it is time we redeem our image as society’s gatekeepers by consciously and vigorously contributing to peace building processes, a necessary tool for the development of any nation.
“AMDF also acknowledges the support of Search for Common Ground for
driving the process and providing the platform for such a remarkable
move to ensure the Nigerian Media takes its place in setting the agenda
for peace.
“AMDF undoubtedly remains committed to providing professional support to
Nigerian media towards promoting excellence and freedom of the press.”