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PDP In Kwara State’s Dead, Says Defected Members

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bukola-saraki1Former members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday insisted that PDP in the state is dead. They were reacting to a statement credited to the chairman of Federal Character Commission (FCC), Professor Oba Abdul-raheem, who said the party remained strong and vibrant despite the recent defection of PDP henchmen to All Progressives Congress.

Speaking at the weekend, Professor Abdul-raheem, a former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, who had once worked with a former governor of the state, Dr. Bukola Saraki, one of the defectors, while celebrating the exit of the former PDP chieftains, lamented that the state had been unfortunate “with the quality of leadership it has been saddled with in the past decade”.

But in a swift response, former Secretary of the PDP, Prince Yemi Afolayan in a statement on Monday, rebuked the former VC, saying that it was “uncharitable” for Abdulraheem to condemn the state government which he said was instrumental to his current political influence.

Majority of PDP members in the state including Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and his predecessor, Saraki, had defected to APC leaving behind few members of the Saraki dynasty controlling the PDP.

Continuing in its rebuke of the FCC chairman, Afolayan described Abdulraheem’s comments as mere fallacies, saying he was merely exhibiting his literary prowess as a don.

He stressed that it was “uncharitable” for the scholar to condemn the state government “simply because he decided to wait and eat the crumbs from the table of the party (PDP)”.

“Nigerians cannot forget that whatever political influence he has today is courtesy of the government of Kwara state”, the statement added.

Noting that the government in the last 10 years had transformed the state, the former state PDP scribe assured that the 2014 budget proposal recently submitted by the government projected ample employment opportunities and social development for the state.

“APC is the party of the progressives. There is no gain playing with a dead party, the PDP. In Kwara state, PDP is dead. No amount of lies and twist of language can change the reality”, Afolayan insisted.

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  1. emmanuel

    December 31, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    If PDP is dead in Kwara State,PDP is still alive in Nigeria. You all are selfish Politicians. I can still manage PDP compare to APC that is full of selfish and heartless politicians. The devil i know (PDP) is better than the Angel(APC) i don’t know.

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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

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

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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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