The attention of the Minister of State for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike has been drawn to campaign posters bearing his image and purportedly declaring for the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement emanating from his office and signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike not only distanced himself from the circulated posters but blamed the development on his political enemies.
“This is an orchestrated plot by the minister’s political opponents and hired mercenaries to disparage Hon (Chief) Nyesom Wike”, the statement reads in part.
It further described those behind the circulation of such posters as “bad losers because the Rivers people and indeed, all Nigerians are better informed and too knowledgeable to be deceived by such fluke, stressing that the action had no other motive than to present the Honourable minister of state for education as an over-ambitious politician”.
While calling on the general public to disregard the posters wherever they were being circulated, the statement noted that “they have nothing to do with the Honourable Minister, who could not have indulged in any act aimed at flouting the ban on 2015 political campaign by the INEC, and is in a better position to know than his avowed enemies”.
The statement, therefore, warned the plotters to desist from the cheap blackmail aimed at over-heating the polity, reassuring that the Minister was too committed to the success of the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan to indulge in frivolities.
Information Nigeria recalls that the Minister and Governor Rotimi Amaechi have been embroiled in a battle of supremacy in recent times of the control of party structure in the state in preparation for the 2015 general elections.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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