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Wamakko Fires Back At Presidency, “Show Me Respect And Gratitude” For Helping To Revive PDP In Sokoto

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Goodluck-Jonathan and WamakkoGovernor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not have won a single seat in the state in the 2007 general elections if not for his timely intervention.

The governor, who was responding to a recent television programme monitored in Abuja Monday, in which the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, described Wamakko and his colleagues in Niger and Adamawa States as ingrates for not appreciating the ruling party which provided a platform for them to become governors, said that it was the PDP that begged him to join the party having seen its precarious position in the 2007 elections.

Wamakko said that Gulak’s claims, which were laughable and borne out of ignorance and mischief, were deliberately aimed at scoring cheap political points.

The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Abubakar Dangusa, noted that Gulak was deliberately trying to twist the facts of his entry into the PDP and downplay the very strategic role he played in salvaging the party from the brink of extinction in Sokoto State at the time.

The governor said: “The Presidency and the PDP leadership should show me respect and gratitude after begging me to leave my party and join them so as to help them win the state from the reigning ANPP at the time.

“Gulak should be bold enough to tell the world that it was Wamakko that made it possible for the dead PDP in Sokoto to come back to life and begin to win elections from the ward to the national level.

“The coming of Wamakko to the PDP conquered the state for the party and paved the way for it to be heard in the state. The records are there for all to see”.

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

Also Read: Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque

This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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