“With the result of Ondo State (governorship election), the PDP should know by now that rebranding goes beyond mocking the APC with a musical video of apes playing guitars.”
– Festus Keyamo, Nigerian lawyer, on the defeat of the PDP in the just concluded Ondo governorship election in which Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC won (Source: Twitter)
“Apart from the APC, political parties in Nigeria are now contesting elections against INEC. The PDP went to the election with its hands tied to the back because of the uncharitable actions of INEC, which has no doubt become an arm of the APC.”
– Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, alleging that the Ondo state governorship election, won by Rotimi Akeredolu of APC, was rigged (Source: The Cable newspaper)
“If the Judiciary is being cleaned, what of the National Assembly which stinks much worse than the Judiciary?”
– Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to step into the allegations of budget ‘padding’ made against the Federal House of Representatives by a whistleblowing lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin (Source: Premium Times)
“Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.”
– Donald Trump, U.S President-elect, on the death of Fidel Castro, the former revolutionary leader of Cuba (Source: The Washington Post)
“The biggest Judas in Nigerian politics today is Jimoh Ibrahim. He sold his party for money. He lives like Judas and he will end like Judas.”
– Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation and a PDP leader, engaging in war of words with Jimoh Ibrahim, PDP governorship aspirants who made a u-turn and campaigned against his party after the Court of Appeal ruled that his named be replaced with that of Eyitayo Jegede as the authentic party candidate for the Ondo governorship election. The PDP lost the election to the APC (Source: Twitter)
“It’s unfortunate that you are affected by Boko Haram insurgency, but I want to assure you that if I were in government, Boko Haram would not have happened.”
– Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria, said to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa State, while distributing food to them o mark his 70th birthday (Source: Premium Times)
“If we are not careful, the only thing of value and credibility that we can say to Nigerians that is still relatively intact in the APC will be President Buhari. And Buhari, more than anybody else, knows that his personality and character alone cannot win him an election.”
– Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, former APC, Kaduna State, asking the president to intervene in the internal crises rocking the ruling party before the next general election (Source: Premium Times)
“My job is not to applaud elected leaders, but to stand up for what I believe in. We comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
– Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist, reacting to the accusation that he failed to read the mood of the American electorates when he was “thrashing” Donald Trump in his writings. Mr. Trump surprisingly defeated the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the recent presidential election in the U.S (Source: Twitter)
“The Igbos are a unique people in the country. God forbid, if Nigeria should break, they are the only nation that can survive because they are industrious people. All the permanent structures found everywhere are owned by the Igbo people. Wherever you go in the country, you will find an Igbo man there.”
– Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, said when the Ndigbo Community in Ekiti conferred him with the traditional title of ‘Nwanne – De – Namba at Ado Ekiti during the Igbo Cultural Day (Source: Vanguard)
“If a man hits you in time of courtship, the signs are strong that you’ll spend life with a bad copy of Mike Tyson. Don’t.”
– Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education in Nigeria and a leader of the #BringBackOurGirls (Source: Twitter)
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