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Osun PDP Guber Aspirants Dare Tukur Faction On Ultimatum To Denounce nPDP

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Baraje-TukurThe crisis in Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took a new dimension yesterday as the three governorship aspirants of the Bamanga Tukur led faction of the party ignored the 24 hours ultimatum given to them  to dissociate themselves from the new PDP,  nPDP.

It would be recalled that on Monday the state chairman of PDP, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa gave three out of the four PDP gubernatorial aspirants in the state were given 24 hours within which which to dissociate themselves from a statement made on their behalf that they are in support of the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led faction of PDP or face sanctions.

Instead, one of the aspirants, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade had earlier accused Alhaji Olaoluwa of lacking the leadership quality to run the party in the state.

Toeing the same line, another one of the aspirants, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi described the threat as an empty one, saying his loyalty to President Goodluck Jonathan is absolute and does not require intimidation from any quarters to be publicly stated.

Reacting to the ultimatum by the state PDP, Senator Olasunkanmi, a former Minister of Youth Development from 2007-2011, in a statement by the director, media and strategy of his campaign organsation, Ayo Aluko-Olokun, said: “It is rather sad and painful that whilst all well meaning members and elders of the PDP across the country are seeking a solution to the contrived crisis, some others are stoking the fire of discord and further pulling the Party apart.”

“Senator Olasunkanmi needs no prompting, threat or intimidation from any quarters to restate his unequivocal loyalty to the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, with whom he served in the FEC for four years and his commitment to the legitimate PDP that provided the platform for him to be elected as a Senator and appointed as a Minister.

“It is therefore, absolutely illogical, uncalled for and preposterous asking him to dissociate himself from a statement that never emanated from him or his Campaign Organisation in the first instance.

“The times we are in call for caution and restraint in the words and actions of all our Party members, followers and leaders alike. Since the crisis broke out August 31, 2013, Senator Olasunkanmi has been in the vanguard of those seeking amicable settlement. As a bridge-builder, he had at several times brokered peaceful settlement of all intra-party differences.”

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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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

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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

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

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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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