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August 6th: Weekly Catch-Up On Naija’s Political Drama: ASUU Extends Strike; Obi-tuary By Sam Omatseye; Peter Obi Is Ahead Of Atiku Abubakar In Experience – APC’s Spokesman

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August 6th: Weekly Catch-Up On Naija’s Political Drama: ASUU Extends Strike; Obi-tuary By Sam Omatseye; Peter Obi Is Ahead Of Atiku Abubakar In Experience – APC’s Spokesman

ASUU Extends Stike By 4 Weeks, Says Government Is Not Serious.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has prolonged its current strike by four weeks, claiming that this will give the federal government more time to meet its demands.

The union made this decision at the conclusion of its National Executive Council meeting on Sunday at its national secretariat in Abuja, accusing the government of not being sincere and wanting to “kill the university system just as they did public primary and secondary schools.”

According to the President of the union, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognisance of government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MOA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.

“The role-over strike action is with effect from 12.01 a.m. on Monday, 1st August 2022.”

He stated that the Federal Government has not taken their demands seriously.

He said, “Since there is no sign of any serious commitment on the part of the government, there was no need for the NEC to consider suspending the strike. Can anybody say this is what the government is offering? They were the ones who set up the Briggs Committee and it made recommendations and the government jettisoned the report.

“The government is not sincere. Let us assume that we are asking too much, which is not even the situation, is it not that the government will come out with its offers and we will deliberate whether to accept or not.

“We have been saying it that they want to kill the university system just as they did public primary and secondary schools.”

Peter Obi Is Ahead Of Atiku Abubakar In Government And Experience – APC’s Presidential Campaign Spokesman.

Mr Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, who has just been appointed as the APC’s spokesperson for the presidential campaign, has stated that Peter Obi is Ahead of Atiku Abubakar.

According to Festus, Atiku Abubakar has never held an executive position “where he makes the final call,” as he has only been a vice president, therefore Peter Obi, as a former governor, has more experience than him.

He said Obi is “ahead of him (Atiku) in terms of capacity to make decisions. So how are we going to hand the country to somebody who has never held a position—who has never shown capacity where he makes the final call. Atiku Abubakar is not tested, he is not trusted. He has never held such a position, even Obi is ahead of him.”

“The major rival we have today has never held an executive position where he makes the final call in government. So, we cannot second guess—Atiku Abubakar has never held an executive position where he made the final call; he was the vice president, he was not the chief executive, he was never governor, he was never anything. Even Peter Obi is ahead of Atiku Abubakar.”

Obi-tuary by Sam Omatseye.

Sam Omatseye, the Chairman Editorial Board of the Nation newspaper wrote an article titled Obi-tuary, which was centred on the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The Nigerian Poet accused Obi’s supporters of being Biafran members who see the former governor’s candidacy as their easiest way of getting “Revenge” on Nigeria.

Referring to the entire South-East as enemies of the country, he claimed that the region has somehow persuaded the South-South and others into supporting its Biafran candidate.

Mr Sam also accused Peter Obi of taking advantage of “Political” pastors, who allowed him to their churches and treat him as a “darling.”

He ended his piece by saying that the southeast is seeking to “seduce” people outside its ethno-religious tent to support its agenda.

See Sam Omatseye’s article below…
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/obi-tuary/amp/

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