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Restore Mark, Tambuwal’s Diplomatic Passports, Sack Oduah, Baraje PDP Tells Jonathan

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JONATHAN-MARK-TambuwalThe Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led New Peoples’ Democratic Party (nPDP) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to restore the diplomatic passports allegedly withdrawn from Senate President David Mark and Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

The faction was reacting to speculations in the media that the diplomatic passports of leaders and some members of the National Assembly may have been withdrawn on the directive of the Presidency.

In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the nPDP, Chukwuemeka Eze yesterday in Abuja, the faction said the directive, if true, portended grave political implications for President Goodluck Jonathan and attributed the action to the warm reception accorded the leadership of the nPDP when they visited the National Assembly last Thursday.

The statement said: “The implication is that whenever they travel abroad, the 109 Senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives would no longer enjoy the special privileges the blue-coloured passport confers on its holder, meaning that they can be arrested like ordinary citizens.

“This directive, if eventually carried out, would only end up unnecessarily overheating the polity. Those encouraging the President in this direction are actually his true enemies as it is not wise to incur the wrath of these great Nigerians knowing the implications for him politically”.

The faction pleaded with the president to consider the consequences of working against the legislators, who have been his pillar of support and even introduced the “doctrine of necessity” that facilitated his swearing-in as acting president against the wish of the cabal that sought to exploit the illness of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, to rule by proxy.

The Baraje faction also called on President Jonathan to reinstate his Special Adviser on National Assembly, Senator Joy Emodi, who was sacked on Friday.

The faction claimed that Emodi was relieved of her appointment because she voiced her objection to financial inducement of members of the National Assembly for the purpose of impeaching their leaders.

“If this is true, we hereby demand her immediate reinstatement. For Senator Emodi to be bold enough to tell Mr. President the implication of such a corrupt inducement of the lawmakers, should earn her commendation rather than a sack.

“Instead of sacking such a forthright and patriotic Amazon, the President should sack those hawks around him planning to ridicule him by encouraging him to embark on acts capable of making him very unpopular amongst his supporters and followers”, the statement added.

Rather, the nPDP said the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah should have been the one to be sacked for purportedly abandoning work on the remodeling of the Port Harcourt International Airport.

The faction alleged that the minister’s action was influenced by the ongoing political rift between the Mr. Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.

“We plead with you, Mr. President, not to embark upon any further act or impunity that will endanger the peace and unity of our troubled nation”, the faction said.

 

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  1. donjeff

    September 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    4 1 9 chukwuemeka eze or what do they call you,you just talked like a tout,anyway I’m not surprise these are the kind of people atiku & governor ameachi likes working with.

  2. Chika

    September 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Why can’t these said fools parading themselves do some thing better to Nigerians Economy than trying to ruin the Unity and Peace of the Country by carrying false informations across the nation. I belief their is a part of the constitution that states that such people be apprehended and dealt with. Its time we let every Old fool no their palce in this country before they feel too important. Mr President ride on we are solidly behind you. Are you sure its not those new PDP people that are trying to make the nation ungovernable for Mr President because I know Governor Amaechi is good at that level of impunity. We can’t wait to shame them all come 2015. Make them no run away too o.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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