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PDM Restates Commitment To Backing Only PDP Candidates In 2015

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CHAIRMAN THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT MEETING, DR. FARUK ABDULLAZEZ, WITH CHIEF TONY ANENIH ON WEDNESDAY

CHAIRMAN THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT MEETING, DR. FARUK ABDULLAZEZ, WITH CHIEF TONY ANENIH ON WEDNESDAY

Some founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) have distanced themselves from the association’s political platform in the 2015 elections saying they will only support candidates put forward by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDM was recently registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a political party despite opposition from some of its founders, who argued that the movement was never meant to be a political party.

A communiqué signed by the PDM national secretary, Dr. Faruk Abdulazeez at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, said as a pressure group within the PDP, the movement will support all PDP candidates in all future elections at all levels and once more restated its opposition to the political arm of PDM.

The movement which noted the current political crisis in the PDP said it appreciates the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan and the party leadership in ensuring a speedy resolution and reconciliation of the issues involved.

The communiqué while maintaining its rejection of the registration of PDM as a political party, urged INEC to withdraw the certificate of registration it accorded PDM.

“We call on INEC to reconsider the registration of PDM as a party for the purpose of withdrawing the registration,” it stated.

The meeting was attended by PDP Board of Trustees chairman, Tony Anenih; its national chairman, Senator Abubakar Mahdi; former minister Dubem Onyiah; Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi among others.

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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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