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Sowore kicks as INEC raises concerns over 2023 elections

Omoyele Sowore made this known while stating his position on the statement released by inec, in an interview with sunrise daily channels tv. There is always a conspiracy against democracy in this country, he said.

“We had a meeting as party leaders with security agencies in the country at the IG’s office a few weeks ago and we did raise this issue but they as usual downplayed it.

“What has happened to Nigeria this year is that Nigeria has failed successfully in the security area. We found out that a lot of non-state actors are in control of territory.

“They deactivate the public interest in elections. There is always a secret agenda in every electioneering cycle. There have been rumors to have an interim government and now INEC is coming out to say the election may not hold as planned because of security issues.

“We have always known we have a security issue but having pushed Nigerians into a point where everybody is now ready for an election and now saying in a few days to the election that it won’t go as planned is basically to make people lose interest in the election itself.”

He said the ruling class have other plans not for the sake of Nigerians but their personal interests.

“The Nigerian presidential election has always been postponed for one reason or another, but this time around, I see no reason why the election should be postponed. Inec should be well prepared by now because. It is 46 days until the election. The election should go on as planned unless there is something beneath that has not been told to the public.”

He said there is more to this than the media eyes.
Proffering solutions to the security issue he said, “There is a problem of militancy, that is why we can’t sell more than a million barrels of crude on a daily basis.

There is a problem of agitation for nationhood in the southwest and southeast, banditry in the northeast, terrorism in the northwest and above all, there is also governmental terrorism sprouting from the ideal of killing people who participate in peaceful protests.”

He said he will look at all these areas as the president of Nigeria and bring out what will fit each peculiar security challenge.

“For southwest it will be dialogue, for the bandits it will be stick. For the militants it will be further dialogue on how to fix their environment and the issue that is making this militancy come together.”

He said, without solving the socio-economic problem of the people, we can’t get the kind of security that will be needed.

“The damage done by the government to its citizens is what we are reaping from. If you have done justice to the southeast after the civil war nobody would be agitating for Biafra.

The AAC presidential candidate said leadership must be applied in solving the dislocation in society. He also said any kind of terrorism that lasts more than 10 years requires more than shooting at people.

Speaking on his ambition, Omoyele Sowore said his political party led the transformational and innovative style of campaign. There are multidimensional ways of campaigning and that’s what his party has engaged in.

He also said the media doesn’t cover them as they do other ‘big pockets,’ he said he is relying on the people. “We are bringing ideas to bear on a political process. I am sure ideas would win one day in this country.

“Nigeria has a foundational problem that is why people are asking for restructuring. Nigeria is about to tip over if drastic decisions are not taken, Sowore said while addressing the issue of decision-making as the president.

“Creating a brand new constitution that will take into consideration, cutting down the governance by getting rid of the senate, right people would be put in charge of security and his government will aggressively pursue electricity.

“Within my few days in office, I want to sign contracts to put this country out of darkness and that would be by generating twenty thousand megawatts of electricity, he said.”

To put people out of poverty, we have to industrialize and produce, to produce we must have electricity. It is impossible to experience the industrial revolution without electricity. The rest with infrastructure, healthcare, and agriculture to feed the nation would be adequately pursued and attained.

”Nigerians shouldn’t pay more for fuel”: Sowore on fuel subsidy.

Nigerians shouldn’t pay more for fuel: Sowore on fuel subsidy.

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has said: “Nigerians shouldn’t pay more for fuel and it should be their right”.

Sowore said this during an interview on Arise tv morning show while replying to a question on fuel subsidies. When asked if he would keep the subsidy despite the deficit budget that’ll be inherited.

He also made a revelation that the supposed subsidy on fuel is a fraud. According to Sowore, every country in the world is giving the best to their citizens.

“Norway has some of the best welfare for their citizens. Like free education, and free healthcare. Nigeria is the only country at this level of oil producing stage that is punishing its citizen with the lie of oil subsidy. What has not happened is to have a leadership in place that can check the fraud,” he said.

Sowore described many of the companies that are involved in subsidy removal in Nigeria as “scammers”. According to him, they’ve been proven to be scammers, adding that many of them are facing international sanctions, especially those in Switzerland and other places. “They have been made to pay huge fines to the US government when they are not even doing the kind of businesses they are doing in Nigeria,” Sowore said.

Sowore further said, “Even when you remove the subsidy, they’ll figure out a strategy again to come back and say they need more. They are holding the country by the jugular until their hands are removed and the country controls the resources. He said, he’ll nationalize the NNPC to follow up on that”.

Sowore said he would not remove but keep the subsidy despite the deficit budget that’ll be left by Buhari’s administration.

“What they parade as subsidy is how the economic cabals in the system have figured out how to get themselves paid for a job not done. Jonathan’s administration was forced to find out that those who were collecting subsidies were not delivering fuel to Nigeria. One of the badges claimed to be bringing subsidized fuel to Nigeria had sunk twenty years before. All these perpetrators were before the court, and none of the cases to my knowledge has reached conviction till today.

“Those of us who have that experience on the lies that have been told to cover up subsidy know it’s a lie that is told from time to time,” he added.

Suggesting a way forward, Sowore said to have the availability of these (fuel) products, the government should fix its own refineries instead of investing in private refineries like that of Dangote in Lagos.

He said: “According to the government, the only product that is subsidized is petrol. Even though diesel, kerosene, and aviation fuel are not subsidized, there is no effect any benefit from it. In fact not only that they can’t be found on a daily basis, but their prices also keep fluctuating”.

He concluded, “If the subsidy is removed without any plan to support the poor people of the country that means petrol will go to #1000 naira and people who are being paid #30,000 minimum wage wouldn’t be able to survive.

Government should not exist to make life miserable for the citizen. It should exist to find solutions to problems that are afflicting the populace. Government should not exist for palliatives but concrete leadership to bring about the planned development.”

My activism birthed Nigeria’s democracy

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, speaking on the topic ‘Why youths don’t participate in Nigeria politics,’ in an interview with Super screen TV said
“A lot of politician lies and sugarcoat, that’s why I don’t like to be called a politician cause it makes me feel I’m part of them.”

He said he is different in character, he has made sacrifices and has scars to show for it. “Nigerian people gained democracy as a result of my activism. That was the most important thing when I was young. The goal was to drive the military out however, it is very disappointing that the democracy turned out to be fake.”

Sowore said the people that were driven out in the 90s are now back, citing the example of president Muhammad Buhari who was the head of state in 1984 and still the president in 2023.

“In 1925, young people created Nigerian youth movement to fight for Independents. People like herbert Macaulay, Okoli, and young women of then are not excluded. Over time, young people are being relegated to the background and now, young people are being engaged in thuggery,” Sowore said.

“Young people are running to abroad to find greener pastures. What society does to it’s young people is to educate them, provide another opportunity for people who are not interested in school, provide jobs, that’s how to get society developed,” he said.

Sowore said enforcing a digitized economy would tackle corruption and allow transparency and accountability.

Our Government will work to end Nigeria’s Bicameral Legislative System – Omoyele Sowore

The 2023 Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has condemned the bicameral legislative system that Nigeria currently operates, describing it as “wasteful”, especially as the present rulers of the country claim “there is no money”.

Omoyele Sowore further expressed that the legislative houses have turned to former governors’ retirement homes and have never been productive to the Nigerian people.

Speaking with Sulaimon on ‘The Discourse’, at Classic FM, Sowore said: “They have turned the Senate to the home of retired governors. The House of Reps has become the home of contractors. What they call oversight is pure extortion of the MDAs.”

“That is why I’m talking about the constitution; one of the things we should do in Nigeria is to reduce the number of legislators. We don’t need the bicameral legislative system. I don’t think we need a senate when nobody goes there to do something for the Nigerian people; they only go there to get paid twice in cases where some are former governors.”

Sowore also said that he prefers Nigeria to operate the unicameral legislative system and have regional assemblies if Nigerians want. On the final, Sowore said this is among the many programs bundled in his restructuring plan.

 

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My Alliance is With The Oppressed Only- Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore has openly declared the forces he aligns with: the oppressed Nigerians.

Sowore, when asked about forging political alliances for the 2023 election by Rufai Oseni on VOP FM, said that he was not interested in forging an alliance with the oppressors of the Nigerian people.

“I already have an alliance with the oppressed already, I can’t form an alliance with an oppressor. We are also talking to other pro-people organizations with ideas that align with ours”.

“Peter Obi has been part of PDP, the party that destroyed this country for 16 years”

“Look at the People supporting him; they are the destroyers of this country; the likes of Obasanjo and Babaginda.”

Omoyele Sowore joins the 2023 presidential election for the second time after first contesting in the 2019 general elections.

Sowore promises to generate 24 thousand megawatts of electricity in four years if elected president

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore has promised to generate 24 thousand megawatts of electricity in four years if he is elected the next president of Nigeria.

The publisher of Sahara Reporters made this promise while responding to questions from LAW FM103.9 during the program POWER CORRIDOR.

The politician noted that his government will explore alternative means such as gas and hydro to generate consistent power for the country.

Sowore said he has the mission and vision of developing the power sector by employing the service of technicians who will revolutionize the electricity sector and transfer their skill set to local Nigerians.

“I Can’t Be Jealous of Peter Obi”, Sowore Replies Critics

Omoyele Sowore has come out to dismiss claims making rounds – especially on the internet – that he is jealous of the traction Peter Obi is getting on social media. In an interview with Wazobia TV, Sowore claimed he had no reason to envy the labour party presidential candidate, stating on air how he was instrumental to his emergence at the LP party primaries.

The AAC Presidential candidate told journalists on Tuesday that He granted a Labour party legal team access to documents of a case decided in his favour, which they used to fight the intra-party litigation that emerged Obi as the party’s lawful Presidential Candidate
“We are talking about challenging people’s antecedents while you are here trying to divert public attention from a real socio-political issue. How will I be jealous of someone who I help? When Obasanjo, through Andy Uba, flushed out Peter Obi as governor of Anambra in 2006, and the latter became governor for 14 days, I reported against the story till the court reinstated Obi. How would I be jealous of a person I have been helping as far back?” – Sowore further disclosed.

Sowore had recently visited Lagos since the government arrested him for calling for a revolution in 2019 and confined him to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Although an appeal at the higher court now has the restriction order upturned and even declared excessive, the activist remains restricted within the nation’s border.