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As things heat up and mandates fly for the race for 2023, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has delivered yet another mandate on Saturday when reiterated that he will be ending banditry in six months, if he is elected as the President of Nigeria in the 2023 general election.
Governor Nyesom Wike, a presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the declaration in a press statement issued by Mr Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Adviser on Media in Port Harcourt.
Wike, speaking in a meeting at Abeokuta to the party delegates from Ogun State, vowed to stamp out banditry in the first six months of his presidency.
He assured that his administration will provide the logistics and gadgets necessary for the security agencies to expeditiously end banditry in the country if elected President.
Wike said that he will prioritize the protection of lives and properties of every Nigerian.
The governor reiterated that he remains committed to the ideals of PDP and will never leave it for another political party under any circumstances.
In his response, Gov. Adedapo Abiodun of Ogun State urged the delegates to support Gov. Wike to actualize his Presidential aspiration.
Abiodun expressed optimism that Gov. Wike will win PDP’s ticket and subsequently the 2023 Presidential election.
The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the umbrella of the Kaduna State Security Council, has placed an immediate ban on all forms of religious protests in the state.
This is contained in a statement on Saturday by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in Kaduna.
The statement said the prohibition became imperative due to moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize a series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern states.
According to him, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, who has been briefed on the development, has charged security agencies to ensure strict enforcement of the ban in the state.
He explained that the governor also charged religious and community leaders as well as traditional rulers throughout the state to complement the efforts of government and security agencies to maintain peace and stability.
“Security agencies have thus resolved that any attempt by individuals or groups to disrupt the peace and stability of the state, by way of religious protests, will not be condoned.