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Why We Joined APC – DPP

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The Democratic Peoples Party has said it decided to join the All Progressives Congress to ‘correct the failures of the Peoples Democratic Party and strengthen the opposition.’
0The acting Chairman of the DPP, Mr. Olisaemeka Akamukali, and Senator Pius Ewherido (Delta Central), said this in separate interviews with SUNDAY PUNCH during the party’s 2013 special convention held in Abuja on Wednesday.

Akamukali said, “People are tired of PDP. I have always told people that you don’t send a boy to do a man’s job. It’s not done. So, people are looking at APC as their saviour and we want a better Nigeria and we want to be part of that history.

“We are not expelling anybody because we are decent human beings; at the right time, they will come back and they will definitely come back to DPP.”

He said the decision to join APC was taken during the party’s National Executive Council meeting held on March 26.

Also speaking, Ewherido said Nigeria needed a formidable opposition to check the excesses of the ruling party, adding that democracy would be strengthened when there was a virile opposition.

He said, “Opposition keeps the party in power on its toes to deliver the dividends of democracy. When there is such opposition that keeps the ruling party on its toes, the essence of democracy would be justified. That is why we are coming together so that we can form a virile opposition and thereby strengthen democracy in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, no fewer than 10 serving governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party may be on their way out of the ruling party to join APC.

A report (not by SUNDAY PUNCH) had listed eight governors: Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum, Babangida Aliyu; Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State; Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State; Sule Lamido of Jigawa State; Seidu Dakingari of Kebbi State; and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, as those on their way out of the PDP.

A key member of the merger committee, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, told our correspondent in a telephone interview on Thursday that more than 10 PDP governors were interested in APC.

The source said, “Most of the PDP governors are tired of the crisis rocking the party. They are tired because PDP has failed them. The electorate are seeking an alternative and the only way for the governors to remain relevant is to move along with the people.

“More than 10 PDP governors have shown their interest in APC. It would be like a tsunami for PDP; it will shock the leadership of the party when its prominent members defect massively. Some of the governors are doing well as individuals in PDP but they have lost their interest in the party.

“Nigerians want an alternative, so are many members of the ruling party. I will not mention names or which parts of the country they are from but the PDP will shake when these prominent members of the party defect to APC.”

The National Publicity Secretaries of CPC and ACN, Rotimi Fashakin and Lai Mohammed, respectively,  however denied knowledge of the intending defectors. They however admitted that there was a “silent movement” of people into APC.

Fashakin said, “APC is becoming more of a mass movement. Just yesterday, the Movement for Democracy and Justice — the political party of M. D. Yusuf, a former inspector-general of police — came to CPC and said they were ready to merge with it.

“Why we are being silent on other groups that are coming into APC is not to unduly frighten PDP. It’s like the entire polity is shifting to the opposition. It is not just political parties; we also have political and civil society groups coming in.”

Similarly, Mohammed said, “We have a significant group from DPP and several other political associations and groups that have stated their resolve to be part of the merger.”

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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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Na Nokia 3310 We Fit Give You -Fans Replies DJ Cuppy As She Begs For iPhone 12

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DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl

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Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol goodgenes.com” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

See the exchange below:

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