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‘Termites’ Have Infiltrated PDP – Bode George

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Bode_George1President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday played host to a delegation of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leadership from South-West zone, led by Chief Olabode George at the Presidential Villa.

Addressing State House correspondents after the closed door meeting which lasted for over an hour, the PDP chieftain said that the party’s national convention slated for Aug. 31, would hold irrespective of “speculations”.

According to George, the crisis that had engulfed the party and rumours making the round, notwithstanding, the national convention of the party will hold.

“The National Convention will go on, the speculation of what is going on in the party and so on notwithstanding.

“You know big man big problem, the other little new parties that are coming on, to us, we have been there since 1998,

“They will have to come and learn how to manage Nigeria.

“They have been managing tribes, the tribal sectors, all over the places, but this time around, they are going to learn how to manage Nigerians and that is what the PDP has been doing.

“Remember also that the zoning concept in our own constitution is not in the national constitution.

“We are happy that it has sustained democracy since 1999 and we have concluded that there will be no shaking,’’ he said.

On the purpose of the meeting with the President, George said the delegation came to present the situation of the party in the zone to the party leader.

“We came to discuss with the leader of the party the situation in our zone.

“With all intent and purposes, we do not want to have any acrimony and that is why we have come to say that there is need to take a cursory look at the PDP South-West.

“This is because, the house that had been built, we cannot allow it to be destroyed because if termites enter your house, you don’t run out to go and be a tenant somewhere.

“You must fight it and so we make the presentation of a complete x-ray of the PDP situation in the South-West.

“I believe the meeting was very successful and I am happy that we are going to start looking at the same direction at the end of this time,’’ he said.

Other members of the delegation are, Chief Abiola Ogundokun, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Senators Iyiola Omisore, Hosea Agboola,  Lekan Balogun and Musiliu Obanikoro.

Others are Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Chief Adetokunbo Kayode and Elder Wole Oyelese.

 

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

Also Read: Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

Also Read: Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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