Flood: Presidential Candidates, Others Asked To Suspend Campaigns

By Tapre Timine
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Director-General of New Dream for Grassroots Development, Onwubuya Abrahim Breakforth, has urged President Muhammad Buhari to declare a state of emergency over the current flood.

He made the call in Abuja on Thursday after the organisation’s emergency meeting and state of the nation address.

Breakforth again asked all candidates for the 2023 general elections and their parties to suspend their campaigns and return to their localities to assist victims of flooding.

He said:

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As a grassroots CSO, we’re concerned over some developments across the country. As we address you, over 28,980 communities across the country have been displaced and submerged in an avoidable flood disaster.”

He flayed the lack of political will by successive administrations to proactively address flood disasters by constructing the Dasin Hausa Dam in Adamawa State “to checkmate in the future, water from Cameroon’s Lagdo Dam.”

However, he urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to set up a joint monitoring team to follow up on the campaign spending of political parties.

This was to ensure compliance with the Electoral Act of 2020 as amended.

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