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You Cannot Disrespect Jonathan And Ask For Respect In Return – Gulak Tells Five Northern Govs, Amaechi



Northern-governors-visit-to-Amaechi-in-Port-Harcourt-480x300Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, on Monday accused the five northern Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, who recently embarked on nation-wide consultations to douse the political tension in the country, of disrespecting President Goodluck Jonathan.

The state governors are Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Babangida Aliyu (Niger) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa). Gulak, however, included Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State in the list of disrespectful state governors.

Gulak, speaking through his Political Affairs Assistant, Godwin Akpovie, was reacting to a statement in which Gov. Lamido made reference to him as “a boy.”

It would be recalled that the Jigawa governor had taken the presidential aide to the cleaners for asking that the differences between the five governors and the President be settled internally instead of embarking on national consultations.

But apparently taken aback by the statement, Lamido described it as “offensive and disrespectful” coming from that “boy”, Gulak.

But Gulak on Monday wondered why the governor was asking for respect when he and his other colleagues had not shown same to the President.

He said, “The other day, in company with some other governors, led by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, they (the five northern governors) walked leisurely into a function in which President Jonathan was already seated.

“Is that not an affront to the office of Mr. President? How many of them will allow their commissioners to walk into a function in which they are already seated?

“As part of resolving their so-called differences with Mr. President, they are demanding the sacking of some key personnel in Mr. President’s administration, including Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the National Chairman of the Peoples Demoratic Party.

“Again, can anybody, including Mr. President, order them to appoint so and so individuals as commissioners in their respective states?”

He also accused the governors of keeping quiet when the interim chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, called Jonathan a ‘kindergarten’ President.

“If l may ask; are they still members of the PDP? If they still are, why are they more critical of the President than even the opposition?

“Respect is reciprocal. Anyone who wants to propagate equity must come with clean hands. You cannot demand respect when you refuse to accord same to a higher office.

“Besides, what is disrespectful in advising that it is more decent to explore and exhaust all internal mechanisms to resolve any perceived grievances?” He queried.


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  1. Anna Ben

    August 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    How can you blame them, when they left their houses full of cobwebs and refuse for others to clean up for them while they have time to do hide and sick in other peoples’ houses. I don’t even know what they want from this president again. He is helping them to save their states yet they are not grateful. Respect is Reciprocal. Let them wait until their time. But I want to let us know that God is still on His Throne

  2. aboyi

    August 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Alh. Ahmed Gulak, you have spoken well. “Any pikin wey him mama no go sleep, him ma no go sleep”.
    I respect your view. Tell them the real truth, do not fear them.

  3. prince

    August 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    they can tour all the states and local governments at least it shows how jobless and useless they are, a working governor do not even have time to eat not to talk of going about causing confusion.five idiots that cannot even control or develop the states entrusted in there hands i wonder the magic that will come from then if not to loot,state treasury is not big enough for then anymore so now it is the country’s treasury.i weep for my country

  4. Steve Benson

    August 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Ride on with your good work jor. They said a word is enough for the wise. That is exactly what Gov CRA likes doing disrespect is his other name. A leader who refuses to recognise his elder by according them maximum respect would certainly not get one. Rivers people have risen up to correct such impunities by Gov CRA I urge others to seat up now that its early enough.

  5. Steve Benson

    August 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I have never heard about 6 cowards before not until they were made Governors. Next time you discus peace with them make it public so the whole nation will see their greed. How many of them have ever listen to a low ranked officials pleas for developments in their areas before yet they make selfish claims. Go to your APC while you still have time cos We PDP will sweep every tin dis tyme and all rebels will surely face their Water Loo shortly.


    August 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    They are busy touring d country to remove d speck in d eyes of d leaders when they have BIG LOG OF WOODS IN THEIR EYES.

  7. donjeff

    August 22, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Idle,lazy & idiot governors,fools.

  8. jim0h

    August 22, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Wan’t Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ we talking about?we Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ ℓ̊n democracy,Α̲̅πϑ ℓ̊n nigeria we have many party so every body have own choice.

  9. felix

    August 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Jimoh why are u going into he bush when u see others going thru the
    Good road…say he truth stop playing politics with everything…

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021



Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

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.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP



National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

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.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

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.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria



PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

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.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“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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