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Take Advantage Of Internal Resolution Mechanism To Address Grievances, Tukur Advises PDP Members

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Bamanga-Tukur2The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday urged aggrieved party members to use the party’s internal resolution platform to redress their grievances.

The National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, gave the advice in Abuja during a news conference.

He said as much as the party respected the constitutional rights of individuals to public opinion, movement and association, such exercise should be done with some element of civility.

This, he said, should be done in accordance with the norms of the society and the party’s constitution and guidelines.

The PDP national chairman said his commitment to the ideals of the party’s founding fathers was total and unwavering.

He promised to take the party to greater heights and to ensure that it captured most states that it lost to the opposition.

“I will continue to run the party with all sense of humility, commitment and ideals of our party.

“I will also ensure that peace, unity and love exist among party faithful,” Tukur said.

He said the party leadership was doing everything possible to ensure that aggrieved party members were reconciled so that they could reap the benefits of working together.

He said the party was working hard to ensure its victory in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election slated for Nov. 26.

“Our commitment to Anambra is to work hard and put in place a PDP administration that will deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state,” Tukur said.

On the leadership crisis rocking its Anambra chapter, Tukur said the duty of INEC was to supervise and not to recognise anybody.

According to him, all hands are on deck to ensure that the issue is resolved before the polls.

(NAN)

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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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