Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has disclosed that the entire senatorial district belong to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming election.
Apparently reacting to the defection of three chieftains of the APC, Dr. Tunji Abayomi , Hon. Kolawole Babatunde and Hon. Stephen Olemija, Boroffice said that at any day, the ruling party will always win all contestable political seats in the senatorial district.
In a statement by the media aide of Boroffice, Kayode Fakuyi, the senator maintained that majority of the people belong to the party.
He assured that despite their defection, the party would win the presidential election, all National Assembly seats and all House of Assembly seats in Ondo North senatorial district.
According to him, “It is a matter of a defection without deflationary effect on the support base of the party.
“Instructively, members and supporters of the APC remain upbeat, spirited and energetic chiefly because the people with APC are more than those against APC.
“Moreover, in the days ahead, Senator Ajayi Boroffice will lead other party leaders to welcome prominent politicians and their supporters from other political parties into the fold of the APC in Ose, Owo, Akoko North East LGAs and other parts of the senatorial district.”
Women Should Lead Security Education At Homes – Expert
Ace broadcaster and co-anchor of Kakkaki Programme on Africa Independent Television (AIT), Salamatu Ibrahim has said that Nigeria’s security situation will improve for the better if women take the lead in teaching their children issues of security at the family level through constant orientation and monitoring of what they read and post on the social media.
Salamatu made this suggestion as one of the guest speakers at the Faculty of Humanities, Social and Managements Science seminar series held at the Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State.
According to her, “Despite the positive roles played by social media in exposing crimes, cases of kidnapping and other security issues in the country, the use of the social media has fueled terrorism with the tool of propaganda”.
She said, it is not uncommon to see posts that activates ethno-religious and political crises from those she called “unpatriotic Nigerians”, hence, mothers can help educate their children on the contents they post and read.
A Professor of Political Science at the Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA, called for trust between government, communities, religions and ethnic groups as the social media plays very important roles.
While emphasizing the impossibility of censoring contents on the social media, the University don said there is the need for those who handle government’s information to always provide accurate government information to avoid distortion by members of the public.
Other speakers at the seminar called for self-censorship, with a call on journalists to verify information they take from the social media platforms as the general election approaches.