The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) had declared that it has alternative blueprints for addressing most of the challenges bedevilling Nigeria. The party added that it has the will and capacity to put them into effect if given the mandate to pilot the affairs of the nation.
This was made known by the party’s National Chairman, Mallam Falalu Bello, OFR while addressing newsmen in Abuja today during the party’s maiden media dialogue.
The National Chairman of the party also commended the Zamfara State governor and legislature for abolishing jumbo pensions and other retirement benefits for former governors, their deputies, speakers and deputy speakers.
He averred that giving millions of Naira to former governors and other former public office holders in the name of pension is nothing but thievery hence called for the abolishment of the practice.
The National Chairman also urged other states of the federation to copy Zamfara state by repealing all such pension laws.
“We salute the Government and Legislature of Zamfara State for abolishing thievery in their state in the guise of Pension and Retirement benefit of former Governors, their Deputies, Speakers and their Deputies which has reportedly robbed their citizens of N760 million in a state with only one trained Mathematics teacher and where Secondary Schools do only two terms instead of three terms as in other states for want of funds.”
“We urge all state Legislatures all over the country to copy Zamfara state and abolish all those Pension laws which steal from their populations.” Mallam Falalu stated.
On the issue of insecurity in Nigeria, Mallam Falalu revealed that Northerners and South Southerners as peoples and regions have been made 3rd (third) and 4th (fourth) class citizens.
Mallam Falalu said that, “In the Leadership Newspapers Conference of the year 2008 held on March 4th 2008 at which President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and Alhaji Abba Kyari amongst the Nigerian elite were present, I had predicted that there was going to be social upheavals, particularly in Northern and the South South regions of Nigeria, because of the economic stagnation of these regions which I ranked 3rd and 4th Nigeria. On the North, if President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and Alhaji Abba Kyari may kindly recall, I said inter alia that:
“By design or by accident Northerners and South Southerners as peoples and regions have been made 3rd (third) and 4th (fourth) class citizens. We may well choose to ignore these happenings and pretend that they have not happened but doing so will be at the peril of the Nigerian polity. It is indeed in the interest of the South Westerners and the South Easterners for some affirmative actions to be taken to redress the situation else there will be no real peace in this country moving forward. The so called “religious disturbances” in the Northern State and the Port Harcourt conundrum of kids of less than 15 years carrying guns and terrorizing the population will not stop until these imbalances are consciously addressed and redressed. As the saying goes ‘where the poor does not sleep because of hunger, the rich too will not sleep because of unrest.” He stated.
He added that, “15 years since these predictions, the social upheavals predicted have come to pass. Boko Haram is in the North Eastern part of Nigeria where in Borno State, for example, they are reported to be active in 15 of the 23 Local Governments. Kidnapping which started in the South South region of Nigeria has now spread northwards and is manifest in places such as Abuja – Kaduna, Abuja – Lokoja highways and almost all parts of the Nation. Banditry is in almost all the 6 states of the North West where human beings are being killed like rats.”
INEC denies Sule Bello’s claim, says Falalu Bello remains PRP National Chairman
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Thursday stated that it does not know the existence of someone by the name Sule Bello who claims to be the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
When contacted by our reporter to know if the Commission is aware of someone by the name Sule Bello who parades himself as the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), the electoral commission responded by saying that they are not aware of that person.
The commission further revealed that the person they know and recognize as the National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) is Mallam Falalu Bello, OFR.
According to the commission, it had a meeting with Mallam Falalu Bello and other National Chairmen of political parties few days ago to review the 2019 general elections and see how to ensure the success of 2023 elections. Therefore, according to the commission, anybody parading himself as the National Chairman of the PRP other than Mallam Falalu Bello should be avoided by the general public and dealt with by the relevant authorities.
The INEC added that this should not be a debatable issue considering the fact that the names of PRP leaders and that of other political parties are already on the website of the commission (https://www.inecnigeria.org/party/peoples-redemption-party/) and anybody who claims to be a leader of a political party but his or her name is not on the website is nothing but an impostor that relevant authorities should deal with mercilessly.
The commission had finally advised the general public to regularly check its website to know the leaders of political parties so as to avoid being scammed by impostors.
When our correspondent reached out to one of the PRP leaders to enquire if they are aware that some impostors led by one Sule Bello are parading themselves as interim leaders, the party official revealed that they got the information recently but they would soon take action against the impostors despite the fact that they are busy with the day to day activities of the party.
“Even though we have no time for nonsensical elements and distraction, but we would take appropriate action against these impostors that are certainly sent by the opposition party to cause problem in our dear party, the PRP,” the party official stated.
He finally disclosed that preparations are on top gear for the party to capture power comes 2023.
Good bye suffering, welcome hope – PRP
Being New Year 2021 Message to Nigerians by Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR, National Chairman, Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) wishes to congratulate Nigerians, both at home and in the diaspora, on the celebration of New Year’s Day, 2021.
The year 2020 has been one of the most difficult years, not only for Nigeria, but the world over. The COVID-19 pandemic with its associated economic, social and healthcare challenges have indeed been traumatic for all. Here in Nigeria, these challenges have compounded already existing endemic challenges which have over the years rendered the lives of our citizens not only short and painful but veritably brutish. We are thankful to God for sparing our lives to witness the end of this horrific year.
While looking forward to a much more clement 2021, we cannot forget our controversial voyage of difficulties and regrets that this administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Party (APC) piloted us through since 2015. It is extremely sad that instead of addressing the challenges Nigeria faces and charting a more progressive and humane path forward, the APC government has got mired in the blame game. It atributes all its failures either to past administrations or to the political opposition or other voices of dissent.
In this regard, particular mention must be made of this APC administration’s utter failure to address the security challenge, the worsening state of the nation’s economy and the increasing pauperization of the citizenry. The PRP believes that Nigerians should hold this failed Administration responsible for all the ills that have befallen them under the inept leadership of the so-called, ‘Mr Integrity.’
As we move into 2021, the PRP calls on all well-meaning Nigerians to rededicate themselves to task of taking back their country from the grips of inept and ravenous rulers. We as Nigerian citizens must commit ourselves to the promotion of a united country, a democratic order and a just, prosperous and forward-looking society. The PRP is committed, as always, to these noble ideals. We call on all citizens to join us in the pursuit and struggle for their realization.
Happy and prosperous New Year, NIGERIA.
Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR
(National Chairman, PRP)
2023: Gwadabe, 9 others lead PRP commercial and marketing committee
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the national leadership of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has constituted an 11-member commercial and marketing committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Kanu Uchenna Sunday, the National Financial Secretary of the party.
Members of the committee include Bauchi State Chairman of the party, Barr. Ahmed Umar Farouk (Gwadabe), Alh. Abdulkadir Abubakar Kurawa, Hajia Hafsatu Dantanko, Comrade Olajide Wolimoh, Mr. Malu Timothy Terzungine, Mr. Peter Okafor, Alh. Sammani Shariff Bashir, Deac. Oluwasesan Oladele, and Engr. Yahaya Daudu.
According to a letter signed by the National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Francis Alli, the terms of reference of the committee include production of all PRP memorabilia/advert items, marketing and sales of all such produced items; and, rendering of proceeds of sale of all such items to the Treasury Directorate.
The National Secretary further stated that the committee is also mandated to begin immediate sale of flags and face masks that are now available at the National Secretariat of the party.
It could be recalled that the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) had, on 25th September this year, named former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega and 33 others as members of its Policy Advisory Committee.