2023: Aisha speaks on Buhari’s preferred successor

Socio-political activist, Aisha Yesufu, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari seems intent on destroying the country more by supporting “the worst take over from him”.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the presidential flagbearer of Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election, is former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Yesufu’s dig was illustrated with the current price of bag of rice in Nigeria.

“It is in Buhari’s interest to have the worst take over from him. How else will you appreciate his 35k per bag rice if you do not buy rice at 100k? “Shey Nigerian success is based on if the one after you is worse,” she wrote on her verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

In a piece of related news, President Buhari arrived at his official residence at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday at 09:00 pm. A retinue of escorts conveyed Buhari into the premises from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Hours earlier, the President had been in Liberia where he was a Special Guest at the country’s 175th independence anniversary. In his goodwill message, Buhari stressed that the deepening of democracy and good governance are essential antidotes to unconstitutional change of governments in Africa.

Source: Politics Nigeria

JUST IN: Edwin Clark loses brother, Akporode

FOREMOST Diplomat, Ambassador Blessing Akporode Clark is dead.

Ambassador Clark who died 26th July, 2022 in Lagos at the age of 92 years is the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.

In a statement signed by Dr. Christopher C. Clark for the family and made available to Vanguard late Tuesday night, the late Clark was Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Nigerian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.

The statement is titled, ” Press Statement on the passing on of Ambassador Blessing Akporode Clark, CON.”

The statement read, “The Bekederemo-Fuludu-Clark family of Kiagbodo Town in the Burutu Local Government Council of Delta State, announce with profound sadness, the passing onto glory of Nigera’s foremost Diplomat, Ambassador Blessing Akporode Clark, CON, today, 26th July, 2022 in Lagos. He was aged 92 years.

“At several times in his Diplomatic career, he was Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Nigerian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.

“He was one of Nigeria’s leading multilateralists, and rose to become Permanent Secretary of the then Ministry of External Affairs. He was, one of the critical global personalities in the fight against Apartheid and Racial Discrimination; and a leading world expert on Disarmament.

“Since 1999, until his death, he served as Member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Foreign Relations.

Source: Vanguard