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Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Islie: 9:35am On Jun 04
Current situation not conducive for open political conversation –Aduwo

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The pervasive atmosphere of uncertainty in the country as a result of the rising levels of insecurity, may have forced politicians and their associates to temporarily put on hold, political discussions and moves about the 2023 election, especially in the public sphere. According to the timeline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the presidential election is expected to hold on February 18, 2023.

However, the electoral body is expected to conduct the Anambra State governorship election in November and a couple of other off-season governorship elections next year, before the 2023 general elections.

Lately, the upsurge in insecurity in the country has raised concerns and fuelled tensions in many quarters, necessitating some stakeholders to express fears that the 2023 general elections may not hold unless government nips in the bud, the scourge.

According to data by the Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa Programme, in the first six weeks of 2021, lives of no less than 1, 525 persons were lost across the country. On Saturday, Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was shot dead by gunmen while returning to Abuja from Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The killing of the former presidential aide sparked outrage across the country and also forced the House of Representatives to postpone the planned zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution scheduled for Owerri on June 2 and 3. And 72 hours after Gulak’s murder; the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd), was shot dead in Jos, the capital of Platue State. Dega, a former Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo states, was said to have been murdered by three yet to be identified gunmen in an isolated restaurant at Bukuru, Jos, at about 8.30pm, having just arrived from Makurdi in Benue State only a few hours earlier.

Since the March 31 attack on a campaign rally by one of the leading candidates in the Anambra guber election, Prof. Charles Soludo, in which three policemen were killed, the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor has virtually ‘disappeared’ from the campaign trail.

Speaking with New Telegraph, a Senior Aide to a 2023 presidential hopeful from the South-West said the nation is bleeding and it will be insensitive to go fullthrottle in politics at touchy period of insecurity in the country.

He said: “First, you must know that INEC has not opened the space for political campaign, but all that is being done are behind-thescene meetings and followups. “Some of the meetings may have to be limited especially as it concerns physical meetings because nowhere is safe again, not even Abuja where the next door neighbour, Niger, is already crying.

“We have few scheduled physical meetings and events, but I doubt if we will honour it because one needs to be careful and sensitive as well,”
he said. Speaking with New Telegraph, President, Rights Monitoring Group and Centre for Convention on Democratic Integrity, Mr Olufemi Aduwo, said the current situation in the country is not conducive for open political conversation for 2023. He said: “We are in a very trying period in this country and all hands must be on deck to find solutions to these challenges that aimed at throwing us under the bus as a nation. “I think it is too early in the day, though, some have started moving around, but it might be insensitive on their parts to do that.

Can anyone go to Benue to consult for 2023 when women, children are being killed and harassed by herdsmen there?” Some of the gladiators, hoping to succeed President Buhari within the APC and PDP folds, have mainly announced their ambitions through campaign posters sponsored by either cronies or support groups on the various social media platforms.

https://www.newtelegraphng.com/heightened-insecurity-politicians-associates-halt-2023-moves/

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by BrownSugar8(m): 10:45am On Jun 04
Okay
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Revere27: 10:46am On Jun 04
Most especially in the Eastern part of the country..... Anybody whey come out and talk nonsense about 2023 does that at his/hher own detriment grin

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by LandMann: 10:46am On Jun 04
undecided
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Coldshisha: 10:46am On Jun 04
cool


Rigging plans

I know some evil politicians are using Nnamdi Kanu to distabilize SouthEast, Burn INEC offices and Police Stations

Kanu would disappear and reappear in 2 years to shout no referendum no election, boycott your PVC, burn Zoo just like 2019... People like Peter Obi and Kingsley Moghalu would loose to North and Yoruba

2023 is around the corner again when Ibos have the right to contest and he shows up again in 2021, Arming Ibo youth to burn down INEC Offices, Kill Northerners, kill security and make Ibo land not conducive for election




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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Beancounter93(m): 10:46am On Jun 04
The elections will still hold

No be Nigeria...sharing of money has to be continued by other means.

Soja come, soja goes, army remains.

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by maximunimpact(m): 10:46am On Jun 04
Lols
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by colorsofrainbow: 10:46am On Jun 04
Danger is coming...it was ignored ever since but it nearer now

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by IamFINESSE: 10:47am On Jun 04
Power truly belongs to the people

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Legendrysailor(m): 10:47am On Jun 04
Fools
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Johntemmy(m): 10:47am On Jun 04
Hummm
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Reinaldo: 10:47am On Jun 04
We need to avoid sentimental leaders.
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by foeedaba: 10:47am On Jun 04
I am baffled by how BMC zombies can pretend to not notice the current situation in this country and keep supporting Buhari.

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Ihatemen(f): 10:47am On Jun 04
I HATE MEN sad
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Antoeni(m): 10:48am On Jun 04
Buhari Might Just Be The Last President of Nigeria

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Nuelito: 10:49am On Jun 04
Seen and noted
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by HEAVEN4444: 10:49am On Jun 04
wink
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Frontail: 10:49am On Jun 04
grin

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Lordmajor31: 10:50am On Jun 04
I think the government said the country is safer than it was in 2015 why don’t the come out and do their rally and campaign so thunder will fire them. Talking rubbish Government.

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Frontail: 10:50am On Jun 04
Ihatemen:
I HATE MEN sad
. But you like DICK grin

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by PARADIZEPRIEST: 10:51am On Jun 04
POLITICIANS ARE CASHING OUT FROM THE NORTH SOUTH EAST AND WEST AND YOU IGNORAMUS ARE BUSY CAUSING YOUR GOD GIVEN NATION,INSTEAD OF SOLVING THE PROBLEMS BY DEMANDING D POLITRIKCIANS TO BRING BACK OUR MONEY FOR PROPER DEVELOPMENT. YOU PPL ARE SUFFERING FR INVISBLE IGNORANCE AND EXHIBITING MISDIRECTED AGGRESSION FR GENERATION TO GENERATION. undecided

NIGERIA DEY KAMPE,NIGERIA IS NOT GONNA FALL,NIGERIA IS NOT FINISHED,IT IS ALL THOSE IGNORAMUS PEOPLE WHO WISH NIGERIA TO FALL THAT ARE ALL FINISHED AND FALLING. EXAMINE YA SELF IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE LORD.
THE PEOPLE WISHING NIGERIA FALL ARE ALL FINISHED WITH IDEAS,WITH SENSE, PURPOSE,ESSENCE OF LIVING,THEY HAVE GIVEN ON THEIR LIVES TO LEAVE NIGERIA ALONE FOREVER IN PEACE IN FSH AMEN.
NDI ALA grin

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Esseite: 10:52am On Jun 04
Hmm
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by MansoryMX(m): 10:52am On Jun 04
Antoeni:
Buhari Might Just Be is The Last President of Nigeria

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Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by whytediamond(m): 10:52am On Jun 04
Politicians don meet their Waterloo
Re: Heightened Insecurity: Politicians, Associates Halt 2023 Moves by Fastimate99: 10:52am On Jun 04
No be Nigeria...sharing of money has to be continued by other means.

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