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Pastor Paul Enenche Invited Us To Arrest Activists Who Wore ‘Buhari Must Go’ T-Shirts To His Church – DSS

Abiodun Sanusi

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) has admitted that it was the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (Glory Dome), Abuja, which called for the arrest of five human rights activists who wore the #BuhariMustGo T-Shirts to its church service last Sunday.

This is just as the whereabouts of the activists remain unknown with the DSS and the Dunamis Church refusing to take responsibility for the arrest and detention of the activists.

Earlier on, the FCT command of the DSS as well as the headquarters had both denied being in custody of five activists arrested by Dunamis church security.

“At a meeting with Pastor Paul Enenche yesterday, the pastor told Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju that the five activists were with DSS. However, the DSS vehemently denied holding the five activists.

“Meanwhile no one has heard from the activists since Sunday when church security attacked them and detained them in the church premises. Their phones have since been switched off,” a source revealed.

SaharaReporters learnt that the DSS and the church had first both denied arresting and detaining the human rights activists.

The worshippers were harassed and manhandled by the DSS officials and also denied food or sleep since Sunday in the DSS custody, SaharaReporters further learnt.

SaharaReporters learnt on Tuesday that the DSS had admitted that the Dunamis church called them to take away the “suspects.”

“About 48 hours after illegal arrest and detention by Dunamis church, we don’t know the whereabouts of these #BuhariMustGo activists,” one of the sources said.

The DSS has admitted that it was Pastor Enenche who called them.

At a meeting with Pastor Paul Enenche yesterday, the pastor told Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju that the five activists were with DSS. However, the DSS vehemently denied holding the five activists.

Meanwhile no one has heard from the activists since Sunday when church security attacked them and detained them in the church premises. Their phones have since been switched off.

“Two of them are said to be detained at the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad section of the state police command,” a source stated.

SaharaReporters had on Sunday reported that about ten activists went to the church on Sunday morning to worship at the church but some of them were surprisingly rounded up and arrested by the church security guards who later handed them over to the DSS operatives.

Five of the activists were whisked away in a Hilux van and two powerbikes.

SaharaReporters learnt on Tuesday that the state director of the DSS in the FCT was behind the detention of the activists.

“The five activists arrested at Dunamis are being detained by DSS director of FCT. They have been deprived of food and sleep since arrest,” a top source revealed.

The activists had been manhandled and beaten by the DSS operatives on the church premises, who also seized their mobile phones.

Human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju, had met with Enenche over the arrest of the activists.

While clarifying the matter, Sowore said the pastor denied claims by some persons that the activists were trying to disrupt the church service.

“We are adults and if we are tired of the system and we say the system must collapse, it is our right to express ourselves freely. I told the pastor when he said he was not happy when the activists were trying to protest within the premises that with the way things are going on, more and more people will be wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to the church because people are tired of Buhari regime.

“We have a respectable agreement and some disagreements over this issue but what is important to me and why I don’t want to drag this for too long is the release of these individuals from detention.

“We are going to wait till evening because we requested that they should be released today (Monday). Nobody knows their whereabouts. We don’t know whether they have been fed or they have been tortured,” Sowore had said.

 

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Coalition of Political Parties, Stakeholders in Ondo South Endorse Sowore

Presidential Candidate of the Africa Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore has called on Nigerians to do the right thing at the polls to truly experience a New Year. He made the statement at a meeting with political parties and stakeholders of Ondo South Senatorial zone. At the meeting of top political players in the zone Sowore said “This time around this is going to be a new year for us if we do the right thing. We are all united today here because of our country Nigeria. Don’t get edgy if we are talking about problems created by other political parties. You are entitled to join political parties it’s your constitutional right and if you join a political party and you discover that the political party is not delivering don’t feel guilty about that. Feel free to go the path of honorary by joining personalities when you cannot find parties that carry forward your aspirations of a better country”.Calling on the stakeholders to do the right thing he said “you must have watched a lot of movies about Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Malcom X but sometimes you don’t know that your own Nelson Mandela is in your house because you ignore them when they show traits of these same individuals”.

One of the stakeholders  Reverend Gbenga Akinrogunde said “for some time now I have been following you, I have listened to many of your talks and interactions, I’ve seen most of your videos where you get out of your car in hold up and you talk to people and it has stirred me. I want to encourage you. God is in this cause you are walking in for you to be a courageous leader of this magnitude this is the person our heart should work for”.Victor Abiodun from Okitipupa who is also convener of Ikale Advancement movement said “i am a living witness to his struggle for a better country. On August 1, 4th and 15th with Sowore we took to the street to protest the lack of electricity in Ore after which it was restored. I have no doubt he will be a good leader”.Delivering a goodwill message, Chief Thompson Akam from Ese Odo ward one said “it is not surprising to me anymore, when I got the invitation, I have assessed you severally even in your community. You were able to convince me about your aims and goals and I wish you the best. Please remember those of us that helped get you there when you do”.

Stop Voting Thieves Who Owe Salaries ‘Sowore

Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress Omoyele Sowore has asked all Nigerians to collectively vote out leaders occupying elective leaders who perpetually enslave their followers by not paying salaries, building hospitals or equipping  schools for children. He made the call while speaking with thousands of supporters at a mega rally in Kabba, Kogi state.Sowore speaking on why he should be elected as President in February said “this is the time for young people to take power back from those who have abused it over the years.

We are fighting to ensure that everyone who is working for Nigeria earns a living wage of a 100 thousand Naira, we are fighting for your kids who are currently out of school to access education for free as well as health care because Nigeria is blessed with resources but thieves whom we have elected over the years keep stealing to take care of themselves and not you”. “Are you not tired of the suffering and poverty?” Sowore inquired As a thunderous “we are” rent the attentive silence.“It is time for Kogi people to say enough once and for all so that we can truly liberate Nigeria and become the leaders we were promised while we were in school.

The AAC is set to send the shameless fathers like Buhari who have refused to let go of power back to Daura. The roads here are terrible, its a sign that the people you have voted have failed you. They do not remember you save for election cycles when they bring a miserly four thousand naira and you never hear from them again. Vote for me come February 16 and watch Nigeria transform before your eyes” he added.The Kabba rally which was also attended by Vice Presidential nominee of the AAC, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai as well as party executives in the state kicked off the SoworeRufai2019  Middle Belt campaign rallies which will take the campaign caravan across cities like Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe and Adamawa states as part of a 100 city tour ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Sowore’s AAC Welcomes VP and Presidential Debates, Insists Nigerians Must Know Who They’re Voting For

Nigerian Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria on Thursday, 22nd November, have announced schedules for the 2019 presidential election debates. It is encouraging that these two bodies have lent their support to a move that should be made mandatory if Nigerians are to fully understand who and what they’re voting for.

The Take it Back Movement, headed by Omoyele Sowore, has been clear in its assertion that the only way Nigeria can progress is for presidential candidates to not only outline their vision for Nigeria, but also share their process on how these visions will become reality. We have continued to demand these debates as we believe that Nigerians are intelligent and intuitive enough to discern between realistic blueprints for progress and half-baked ideas that will only dig the nation deeper in debt and deprivation.

Incumbent president Buhari did not attend the debates at the last elections, a move that should have been a signal that the then candidate had no strategy or plan with which to salvage Nigeria from the ever-deepening mess in which she finds herself.

Today, as leaders of the most populous black nation for the last three years, the APC is yet to establish or execute a plan for the future of Nigeria, preferring instead to denigrate her hardworking citizens in the presence of international world leaders and blame failures on past governments or factors outside of their control.

The vice-presidential debate has been slated for December 14, 2018, while presidential debate is expected to hold on January 19, 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The organisers say the debates will focus on economy, electricity supply, job creation, health, security, amongst others – a clear sign that the African Action Congress Party is in touch with the needs of the masses as this covers five of the 10 points in our Agenda for Transformation, SPICER HEAT (Security, Power, infrastructure, Corruption, Economy and Job Creation, Restructuring, Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism and Culture).

We are now in a digital age and Nigerian politicians must hand over ideas and not bags of rice. Leaders must be accountable to those who elect them and must be prepared to have their ideas critiqued and held up for better understanding and improvement. Nigeria MUST progress and our leaders must be the right candidates to make that happen.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Take it Back Movement/African Action Congress Party

SOWORE’S AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS DECLARES ITS MANIFESTO AS BEST FOR NIGERIAN CREATIVE SECTOR

We have noted COSON’s rejection of the APC and PDP manifestos, due to their disregard for the Nigerian creative sector and their rights. African Action Congress Party notes with great pleasure that Nigerians are starting to question and reject the plagiarized, empty promises being bandied about by President Buhari and Abubakar Atiku in the lead-up to the forthcoming elections.

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) have expressed their utter disappointment that both parties have released manifestos that lack plans to grow or develop the immense talent that exists in the Nigerian creative industry, or indeed any plans to empower the Nigerian youth to measure up to his counterparts in developed nations.

The AAC is not surprised at the disconnect between these parties and the people they hope to lead; we are well aware that neither have solid plans for addressing Nigeria’s issues.

The APC has catalogued three years of failing Nigeria’s young population, doing little to foster growth in any of the areas that are deemed crucial for being a world power. Digital economy has been left to the young, driven men and women to fund while our analogue leaders continue to focus on oil prices and self-enabling medical tourism. Music, film and fashion have continued to thrive within and outside of Nigeria despite the punitive hardships the APC, and the PDP before them, imposed on those sectors.

Similarly, Atiku has never expressed any interest or investment in ideas that can push Nigeria’s blossoming youth industries forward. None of his rhetoric has pointed towards cultural growth or empowerment for the youth and he has evidenced this in his manifesto.

There is a reason why the African Action Congress has risen to such prominence in the few short months since registration. Our manifesto is people oriented and we have the youth, culture, tourism and arts as critical aspects of our economic policy platform. We recognize the important role that culture, music, film and arts play in Nigerian life and grants and investment support is guaranteed for this sector in our platform.

Modern day industries such as technology, digital enterprise and big data are the future and the government must play an intrinsic role in supporting them if Nigeria is to have any place among the leading nations in the world. As indicated in our manifesto, our government will support the growth of these industries.

There is only one manifesto being presented to the Nigerian people with their interests at heart. In order for Nigeria to progress, we must harness the most valuable resource we have – the talent, creativity and hard work-ethic of Nigerians – and put it to use for the betterment of the nation.

We invite Nigerians to read our plans and programs for our people – the future is literally in our hands.

https://aacparty.com/african-action-congress-manifesto/

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Take it Back Movement/African Action Congress Party

Sowore Picks Accomplished Public Health Expert, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, as Running Mate

Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai has been selected as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress. Born on July 17th, 1976, Dr. Rufai is a world-class expert in public health intervention. He is from Jigawa State. His areas of expertise include Maternal and Child Health Services, Communicable Disease Prevention & Control, Health Systems Development for Primary Health Care, Health Management, Policy and Planning, Health Economics and Policy Research, Health System Development and Strengthening, Demography, Monitoring & Evaluation of Health Programs, Medical Statistics and Epidemiology.

Dr Rabiu’s impressive qualifications include a medical degree (MBBS) from Bayero University, Kano and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Leeds University UK. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and also a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). He is a member and Associate Fellow of the West African Postgraduate Medical College, a Member and Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and a Member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

An accomplished academic and medical practitioner, Dr Rufai was the pioneer Dean of the School of Public Health at Federal University Dutse from 2014 to 2015, while also serving as an Honorary Consultant Public Health Physician at the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu. From 2011 to 2013, he was a lecturer and Head of Health Policy and Health System Strengthening Unit as well as the Health management, Policy and Planning Unit at Bayero University / Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, while also serving as Honorary Consultant Public Health Physician.  Dr Rufai served as Registrar and Senior Registrar (I, II) at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital from 2007 to 2011.

During his National Youth Service at the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State from 2006 to 2007, Dr Rufai served as an attending Physician at General Out-patient, Paediatrics & Casualty Units. From June 2005 to December 2005 he served as a House Officer at both the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, and the Specialist Hospital Bauchi, Bauchi State.

Dr Rufai has received multiple awards internationally for his outstanding work in the field of public health. For over a decade, he has worked tirelessly on primary health care in Nigeria, bringing contemporary practices to the field of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV, environmental health and many of the tropical diseases ailing our people.

Well-travelled and well read, Dr. Rufai embodies that rare combination of first world knowledge and indigenous passion. He has given his entire life and career to serving Nigeria’s least privileged at the grass roots level and demonstrated a readiness to lay his life on the line to ensure that national well-being, backed by good governance is established in Nigeria.

Speaking on the choice of Dr Rufai, AAC Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore said, “in our bid to work on Nigeria’s multifaceted challenges and proffer solutions that will create a true giant out of our nation, we have always believed that health care, population health and health economics, ranks alongside national security and power, as critical areas that a serious government must address. I can think of no one more qualified than Dr Rufai to spear head that aspect of our agenda. Health is Wealth – and in our government, Dr Rufai will be responsible for ensuring that Nigerians have access to affordable and world class healthcare and translating that to economic growth.”

All supporters of the Take it Back movement and our great party, the African Action Congress will be excited by Dr Rufai’s choice. In Surveys, our members and supporters called for a Northern Vice-Presidential candidate, with integrity and an unbridled passion for national unity. Dr Rufai embodies all those qualities. We worked hard to find within one individual the many traits you told us were important and we are confident that Nigerians will find in Dr Rufai a man of integrity, intelligence and devotion to a nation that urgently needs our help.

We present to you our running mate and Nigeria’s next vice president, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai: exactly what the doctor ordered.

Dr Malcolm Fabiyi
DG TakeitBack Movement / Sowore 2019 Campaign.
Deputy National Chairman (Admin) AAC

Omoyele Sowore Emerges Victorious as the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress

If ever there was a party created for defying the odds, it would be the African Action Congress. Borne from a Movement that continually defies the odds, the AAC party has grown from a dream to becoming a powerful force; an unstoppable force which today saw the emergence of Omoyele Sowore as its presidential candidate.

At a time when the old, corrupt parties have turned the political scene into a farce – slinging mud and accusations, distributing funds, and even resorting to violence, the AAC brought about a new dawn in Nigerian politics.

Other than a very modest budget for the transportation of members from the farther reaches of the country to the convention venue at Shangisha, Lagos, the proceedings remained untainted by the dirty money politics we have come to expect from Nigeria – a practice that continues to bring us nothing but deprivation and depletion as politicians work to recoup their ‘investment’ at the expense of Nigerians already stretched to the limit.

Instead, the AAC showed what a party primary should look like – an affirmation of the work done thus far; a celebration of the selfless men and women who have given their blood, sweat and tears to raise a political party manned by some of the most passionate Nigerians in the land; and a platform upon which to elect the presidential candidate for the party.

The highlights are too numerous to mention – the capacity crowd being held in a hall which the Convention Planning Committee had initially thought too large; impassioned speeches by political candidates for positions at every level of governance from across the country; and fervent comments by members of the disabled community who have found a welcoming home with the AAC party.

But perhaps the jewel on this formidable crown was the appearance and rousing speech given by Femi Falana (SAN). Urging Nigerians to rise to the challenge and take their country back, the distinguished advocate promised to represent any AAC candidate who might need legal representation PRO BONO.

The crowd thundered with applause and renewed vigour at the possibility of a Nigeria that could actually work for them.

The AAC continues to do what it set out to do: create a model for African politics and push the continent to greater independence and self-determination.

And with the fearless, tireless, and incorruptible Omoyele Sowore as its presidential candidate, the party is another step closer towards achieving its aim.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR and Media
African Action Congress

Chairman’s Update on Selection of Pro Tem Officers of the Party

Yesterday, the list of pro tem officers of the party was released. We congratulate all of the men and women who were named as the inaugural leaders of our party.

These men and women will have the singular task of driving the planning and implementation of the State Congresses and National Convention over the next few weeks. Given the scarcity of time and resources, they will require every support and cooperation that they can get. I implore all members of the #TakeItBack Movement and our party to provide them with all necessary support.

These are by definition, temporary positions. After the presidential primaries are completed at the national convention on October 6th, 2018 all accredited party members will have an opportunity to contest for any positions they have an interest in contesting for in the party National Executive Committee (NEC).

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Yours in Service,

Omoyele Sowore
National Chairman AAC

AAC PARTY ONDO STATE LG ELECTION (UPDATE)

Consequent upon the meeting held today with ODIEC chairman Prof. Yomi Dinakin in preparation towards the forthcoming Local Govt Election, all aspirants are to take note of the following:

1. The Party Primaries will come up Thursday 13th Sept 2018

2. All members that are aspiring for elective positions are to make their intentions known through this platform and present a hard copy between now till Monday 10th Sept 2018.

3. The Nomination forms shall be issued to aspirants that have emerged.

We appeal to all aspirants to treat this as urgent. EXTREMELY URGENT.

For further enquiries, please call:
State Coordinator
Alex: 08038296101

PRO
Wale: 07068586664

AAC National Secretary
08066789611