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Aisha Yesufu responds to NHIS fraud allegations against husband
Aisha Yesufu, a Nigerian activist, responded to claims that her husband, Aliu Yesufu, misappropriated money from the National Health Insurance Plan (NHIS).
The accusations gained notoriety when Yesufu responded to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s claims that he has never misused public funds.
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“Stealing money is not the only form of corruption. Nepotism is worse,” Aisha wrote.
A Twitter user then told Aisha: “Your husband wey steal for NHIS nko?”
The Twitter user was making reference to an allegation made by a different Twitter user in 2020 that Aisha Yesufu’s husband had left the NHIS with seven cars in tow.
Reacting to the allegation, Aisha tweeted: “Make una help me arrest am and jail him! @officialEFCC can’t be so useless that they cannot arrest this my so call ’husband’.”
Rhodes-Vivour Sends Message To Jandor
The Labour Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos Sate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has sent message to his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran (Jandor) days to the election.
Rhodes-Vivour urged Jandor to collapse his structure and join him to save Lagos.
He disclosed that he has been in the PDP for 6 years and knows that he needs as much people as possible working with him.
He stated this during an interview with with Politics Hub, a Vanguard online TV’s show on Tuesday.
The MIT graduate expressed his hope that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would conduct a transparent election.
He said: “I know the leaders in the party. We understand that at a practical level, we need to have as many people working together, especially because this election process is not free and fair.
“So we need everybody to work together to save and rescue Lagos. We are in talks with several parties.
“A few parties have collapsed their structures for us. I expect that the PDP would do the same very soon.
“On the other hand; we know that a lot of these people might be compromised. Just like the last election, it was very shameful, to say the least.
“So we are hoping for the best but we are prepared for the worst, and we are moving into this election with the idea that what happened previously will repeat itself again. So we are ready for any outcome.”