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PDP Says APC’s Decision To Boycott National Confab An Indication Party Has Nothing To Offer

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APC-PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, berated leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC, for planning to boycott the proposed National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the opposition party had nothing to offer to the progress of the nation.

The APC had at the end of a meeting of its interim national executive and governors in Abuja on Tuesday, said it would not be a party to the planned National Conference as it was not only a diversion, but because President Jonathan lacked the credibility to organize what it termed a “real meaningful National Conference” and called on APC controlled states to boycott it.

The APC interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had told journalists that “what they have today is a constitutional amendment not a national conference and we will not be a party to it. We believe it is diversionary and not sincere”.

But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Friday, noted that the proposed conference was not for political parties, but for Nigerians, arguing that if a particular party does not have anything to offer, there was nothing the ruling party could do.

“What else can they say? There is nothing they can say except to promote discord, disunity and cause confusion in the country”, Metuh said, adding “Market women, National Assembly members have welcomed the conference. Nigerians have welcomed the conference. Traditional and religious leaders and the civil society, have embraced the dialogue. If they are boycotting, it is because they have nothing to contribute to the progress of the nation.

“If they do not want to participate, Nigerians should note that they have absolutely nothing to offer this country. The reason for national conference is for Nigerians to come up with ideas on how the nation can move forward”.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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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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