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Jonathan, Not Congregation Bought Private Jet For Oritsejafor – CPC

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Private-jetNigeria’s political scene has recently, witnessed a flurry of accusations and counter-accusations between opposition parties and the Presidency as well as the ruling party – Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) with the latest accusation coming from the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which has alleged that the bombardier jet being used by National President of Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, was purchased by the Presidency.

CPC’s national publicity secretary, Engr Rotimi Fashakin, in a statement yesterday said the offer was a reward for the pastor’s tough stance against the party’s presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari following the post-election violence of 2011.

The press release which was titled ‘Jonathan Regime and the Politicisation of Nigeria’s Security,’ accused the Presidency of buying the jet which was later said to have been bought by members of Oritsejafor’s Word of Life Bible Church congregation in Warri, Delta State.

“The post-election violence in April 2011 that disrupted the peace in some parts of Northern Nigeria was seen as a spontaneous reaction of the people to the subversion of their electoral rights. Pastor Ayodele Oritsejafor, the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and President Jonathan’s side-kick, called a press conference and bizarrely demanded the arrest of General Muhammadu Buhari.

“It did not matter that the fashionable cleric did not possess verifiable evidence to support his claim. This was seen as President Jonathan’s attempt at polarising the polity along religious lines in an iniquitous divide-and-rule scheme.

“As a fitting reward for that execrable service and many others, Pastor Oritsejafor was rewarded on November 10, 2012 with the gift of a Bombardier private jet at a ceremony in which the President was physically present! We were later told the cleric’s congregation made the donation”, he said.

 

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  1. Ols Max Aj

    April 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    By their fruits we shall know them, it’s as simple as that. clearly stated in the word of God..
    Deut. 15:11.. The poor will always be in the land.. what are you doing to help the poor who need charitable contributions? God is watching all of you, including the so called men of God.. Will Jesus welcome you on that day as a faithful servant of his or say to you.. ‘i never knew you: depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. Matt. 7: 21-23

    The reason the early church moved with great power; the business of relieving the poor members of the church, is a moral duty, a sacrifice with which God is well pleased, Phil. 4:18; our faith must work with this love. The apostle, Paul, in several Epistles, was very solicitous about this; he mentions it, Rom. 15:26, Gal. 2:10. Besides that our savior had foretold, that they should have the poor always with them..

    CHOSE BETWEEN GETTING A JET AND USING THE MONEY FOR THE POOR!!!

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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