Quick Takes Review for 8th to 11th May, 2023
Here is the Quick Takes review for 8th May to 11th May, 2023, and how our listeners contributed to the topics.
Monday, 8th May
On Monday 8th May 2023, we said that Reno Omokri, a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to plead with King Charles III for a royal prerogative of mercy for former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
According to Reno, if the president accedes to the request, history will remember him for good, for his gesture to a man who has served Nigeria loyally and dedicatedly.
And we asked what your take was on Reno’s submission?
12% Agreed while 88% Disagreed.
Tuesday, 9th May
On Tuesday 9th May2023, we said the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, approached the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) seeking an order allowing live broadcast of proceedings of his petition.
Atiku contended that the matter before the court is a dispute of national concern and public interest where millions of Nigerians are stakeholders.
And we asked what your take was on Atiku’s submission?
22% Agreed while 88% Disagreed.
Akeredolu Faults APC Zoning Formula For National Assembly Leadership Posts
Wednesday, 8th May
On Wednesday 10th May 2023, we told you that the National Working Committee of the APC anointed former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio (South-south) as the Senate President of the 10th Assembly, and Hon. Tajudeen Abbas of Kaduna State (North-west) as the Speaker of the House.
Others are Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jubrin (Kano, North-west) and Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ben Kalu (Abia, South-east).
And we asked what your take was on the zoning arrangement of the APC for the 10th NASS?
45% Agreed, 45% Disagreed while 10% remained Neutral.
Thursday, 8th May
On Thursday 11th May, 2023, we said the Sokoto State House of Assembly passed a bill to control the extravagant spending on marriages, naming ceremonies, circumcision and other social events across the state.
The bill was adopted unanimously and passed into law after the adoption of a report presented by the House Religious Affairs Committee.
And we asked what your take was on a law preventing expensive events?
17% Agreed while 83% Disagreed.