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PDP Govs Have No Choice But To Support Party’s Flag Bearer In 2015 Elections – Tukur

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Tukur-JonathanNational Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur yesterday berated Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido for commenting on President Goodluck Jonathan’s chances at the 2015 Presidential elections, saying that when the time comes and the party gets its flag bearer, he (Lamido) will be left with no choice other than to work for the party.

Tukur, who warned that  the President should not be distracted in his task of governance, stressed that he should be given time to deliver on his promises to Nigerians and allow the people enjoy the dividends of democracy.

The PDP National Chairman, who was reacting to statements credited to Lamido on Monday that giving Jonathan the PDP presidential ticket won’t guarantee his victory at the polls, cautioned the governor against making utterances that were capable of overheating the polity.

Bamanga Tukur who spoke through his  Special Assistant, Media,  Oliver Okpala while fielding questions from Journalists at the PDP National Secretariat, said,  “It is wrong for anyone to start  insinuating whether President Jonathan will emerge victorious as the presidential candidate of the PDP, when the time for the presidential primaries is yet to come.

“As at today, the PDP is yet to conduct its presidential primary, let alone someone emerging as the presidential candidate.

“Governor Lamido, if he is a true party man should know that he has no alternative than to support whosoever emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.

“The emergence of the PDP presidential candidate will be decided by the delegates to the presidential primaries, thereafter, the party’s presidential candidate will face the Nigerian electorate to decide who the President becomes. Not until that is done, PDP as a political party will be working to ensure that the- would be presidential candidate wins the presidential election.

“Governor Sule Lamido should know that the PDP as a party of first choice in Nigeria will leave no stone unturned through democratic processes to ensure that its presidential candidate emerges victorious. It should be said that no true PDP member should dissipate energies on a presidential primary election that is yet to be conducted or engage in public comments that are seen as against the general interest of his constitution and manifesto of the party.”

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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