Buhari’s Last Independence Day Address Scheduled-[SEE DATE]|| N30 Million Bribery Scandal Rocks Labour Party

Oct. 1: Buhari addresses the Nation Saturday
As part of activities commemorating the 62nd Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 7 am.

Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.

This was disclosed in a brief statement signed by Femi Adesina, a senior Special Assistant to the President, on Friday.

DAILY POST reports that October 1, 2022, will be Buhari’s last Independence Anniversary address to Nigeria as President of the country.

Buhari will eventually complete his tenure as Nigeria’s President for the last eight years in 2023.

List of NEC Members That Have Returned Cash Sent to Them
No less than 24 hours that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) launched its campaign, the crisis rocking the party escalated. This is as some members of the Party’s national working committee (NWC) returned (122.4) million stipends paid into their accounts for “house rent”, The Nation reported.
Some members of the NWC have alleged that the strange alerts came after they had issues with the party concerning a missing N10 billion realized from the nomination fees during the party’s primaries.

They alleged that the N10 billion has been depleted to N1 billion in uncertain circumstances, which led to the tension in the NWC. Those who have so far returned the said stipends are listed below:
Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja: He is the deputy national chairman, south. He has returned N36 million.
Olasoji Adegunodo: He is the national vice chairman of the party Southwest. He has returned N28.8 million. Professor Stella Effah-Attoe: She is the national women leader of the party. She has returned N28.8 million. Chief Dan Orbih: He is the national vice chairman, South-South. He has also returned N28.8 million.

N30m Bribery Allegation: Labour Party Threatens Legal Action Against Accuser
The Edo State Labour Party chairman, comrade Kelly Ogbaloi has issued a 7 days ultimatum to one Ms. Blessing Agho who allegedly accused the national chairman of the labour party, Barrister Abure Julius of collecting N30 million from Hon. Elizabeth Ativie within which to retract the allegation or face legal action.

Comrade Ogbaloi who stated this in a statement in Benin said, it has become necessary to issue the ultimatum after the leadership of the party have carried out their internal investigation and discovered that nothing of such took place.

According to him, “we have from our investigation discovered that the allegation was maliciously, designed and sponsored by opposition parties to drag the party into the mud because of the party popularity in recent times ahead of the 2023 general election.
Source: Independent