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‘Sheathe Your Swords, Maintain The Status Quo’, Obasanjo Tells PDP Factions

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CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA ON SUNDAY. DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN IN THE BACKGROUND

CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA ON SUNDAY. DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN IN THE BACKGROUND

Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry over the fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former President, who was reacting to the emergence of a faction of the ruling party led by his former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and seven governors, urged the two factions to maintain the status quo pending the intervention of party elders.

In a statement he personally signed and issued to journalists yesterday, Obasanjo said the split is “giving party members and elders great concern.”

He said: “The situation in our ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) after the Convention on Saturday and the parallel convention same day has given great concern to all well-meaning members of the party and particularly to the elders of the party.

“While some select elders are making efforts to get the situation resolved as soon as possible, it is imperative to emphasise that the move will bring back peace and return the party to its vigorous and dynamic election-winning party that it has always been.

“I want to passionately appeal to both sides for now to sheath their swords, maintain the status quo, with earliest conveyance of the Elders’ meeting before the end of this week.

“Members are equally enjoined to remain calm until the Elders’ complete their peace-making meeting.”

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5 Comments

  1. Abubakar Abdullahi

    September 2, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Be objective and avoid subjectivity

  2. Aerapera Saater

    September 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

    What is the most nucleative small and medium scale business in Nigeria

  3. david dickson abraham

    September 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    am sure OBJ knows what he is doing, as an elder, OBJ know what the G5 and Amiechi wanted.

  4. VICTOR AMIRIZE

    September 2, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I THINK THERE’S NEED FOR BOTH FACTIONS TO REMAIN PEACEFUL. PENDING THE RESOLUTION OF THE ELDER’S MEETING.

  5. Steve

    September 2, 2013 at 10:58 am

    We belief that all those causing this factions are all opposition member planning to reck the efforts of PDP before declaring their stands to the public to look suppressed and abused all in the name of tarnishing PDP’s name and efforts for selfish reasons. God will forever act for the innocence

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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