A group, New Generation Leaders, NGL, has warned Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri, and his Chief of Staff, Peter Akpe, against dragging the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, and its Founder, Pa Enoch Adeboye, into politics ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.
The Coordinator of NGL in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Comrade Precious Charles Odede, disclosed that Diri and his team had concluded plans to visit Adeboye to solicit the support of the RCCG in the election.
Odede, in a statement said Akpe was to lead Diri to Adeboye and beg him to prevail on the First Lady, Senator Remi Tinubu, an RCCG pastor, to support his reelection.
He said, “I have on good authority plans by the Diri government to solicit Pa Adeboye’s support.
“We understand Peter Akpe, Chief of Staff to the governor is trying to broker a meeting between Governor Diri and Pa Adeboye in Lagos. It is expected that Pa Adeboye will in turn prevail on the first lady, H.E Senator Remi Tinubu, who is also an RCCG pastor to support Diri on sentimental grounds”.
But Odede said the plot would collapse like a pack of cards and recalled how Diri treated Mrs Tinubu with disdain in 2022 when the First Lady, who was then campaigning for the election of her husband, visited Bayelsa to commiserate with victims of the flood disaster in the state.
He said Diri locked Mrs Tinubu out of the Government House in Yenagoa and refused to accord her the courtesy of receiving her.
Odede said: “Unfortunately, our very dear First Lady will not give in to that desperate plot. She remembers too well how Gov Diri locked her out of Creek Haven Gates last year.
”It is also important to note that Pa Adeboye is a father to all and RCCG is a church that isn’t leaning to any political party. We urge the Bayelsa state government to save tax payers monies, shelve the Lagos trip and focus on the task of governance.”
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Video: I Don’t Tell People I’m Mohbad’s Mother Because He Was Scared I Would Be Killed — Mohbad’s Mother Opens Up
Mohbad’s mother has disclosed the life her son was forced to live due to the physical attacks and bullying he was subjected to after he left Marlian Music.
Speaking in an interview with TVC, Promise Aloba, the late singer’s mother recalled how he took good care of her and always wanted to have her around.
Below is a translation from her interview, which was granted in Yoruba:
“I don’t tell people I’m Mohbad’s mother, because he was scared I might get kidnapped or killed.
“I’ve spent just five months in the new house he rented for me, he even visited me 3 times. He took me out of where I was living before to Ikorodu, he said he wanted to be visiting me from time to time.
“He just rented a huge space comprising of 3 shops for me. I’m yet to open it. He gave me money that I used to buy 2 big freezers and a big generator. The day he died, he promised to send N5 million so I can buy goods to stock up.
“His wife said she’ll come and meet me, that I should get someone that will support me because we cannot buy the goods at once, that it will take us 3 days to buy all the goods.
“But now I’m scared, I can’t go back to Ikorodu, I called someone to help me rent the shop out and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself, he lived in fear. He did not enjoy himself.
“Whenever I visit him here, he sits right there and I’ll sit with him, then take him upstairs to sleep but he’ll be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his EP, I said these people haven’t left you, and he usually went to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice.
“I spent 10 days with him, I did not know he was going to die. I left on Saturday and he died on Monday. And the reason I left on Saturday was because he had a show, he begged, begged, and begged me not to leave. So I told him that won’t he allow me to go to church on Sunday, that I’ve missed church for two weeks and I needed to go and pray because I’m losing myself. It was the church that I mentioned that made him let me go.
“Because him and his wife were pranking me, I told him that I was going, but because he didn’t want me to go, he delayed giving me my feeding money because he knows I’ll leave if he gives me the money. Normally, he gives me feeding allowance every month.”
Watch her speak in the video below.
UNGA 78: Tinubu Harps On Sustainable Environment For Investment In Africa
President Bola Tinubu has emphasised the importance of creating a sustainable environment for investment opportunities in Agriculture to strive in Africa to achieve food security in the continent.
Tinubu said this at the High-Level Meeting on “Attracting investments in Land Restoration, Food Systems, and Rural Transformation in Africa”.
It was organised by the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
NAN reports that the event was organised by AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria Secretariat in collaboration with its counterpart AUDA-NEPAD Continental.
The event was aimed at exploring innovation solutions, investment opportunities, and partnerships to enhance productivity, resilience, and sustainability in African agriculture, focusing on smallholder farmers.
Tinubu, who was represented by Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’dua, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Nigerian Army, stressed the need for smallholder farmers in Nigeria and the continent at large to access financing to boost farming.
Tinubu also lamented the impact of poor governance and insecurity on agriculture in the continent.
“In Africa today one of the biggest factors inhibiting agricultural practices is the issue of poor governance by our fellow states, which has taken its toll on so many developments in Africa.
“It’s important to highlight this point because most of the inhibiting factors, I believe, are manifestations of this poor governance.
“And this has led to conflicts and political instability in most of Africa or some of the African countries.
“These regions that are affected by these conflicts and political instability, of course, cannot be said to be able to have any agricultural activities because this will disrupt it and it will lead to food insecurity,’’ he said.
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