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APGA Sweeps 20 Out Of 21 Chairmanship Seats In Anambra Council Polls

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apgaThe ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra has won 20 chairmanship seats out of 21 in Saturday’s local government elections in the state.

The Acting Chairman of the Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission (ANSIEC), Mr Sylvester Okonkwo, announced the results in Awka on Sunday.

Okonkwo said the elections were not conducted in Nnewi North Local Government Area due to the late arrival of materials in the area.

He said it was unanimously agreed by parties that the election be conducted on Jan. 18.

He said that APGA won a total of 304 councillorship seats out of the 327 wards in the state.

He announced that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 12 councillorship seats while the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) and United Progressives Party (UPP) secured one councillorship seat each.

Okonkwo commended the people of the state for eschewing violence before, during and after the polls, even when he said there was a report of interception of a vehicle conveying election materials.

He urged those who were aggrieved with the outcome of the election to go to court.

The chairman recalled that local council election was last conducted in the state in 1998 while attempts to conduct the poll before Saturday had met brick walls.

He noted that attempts were made in December 1998, Dec. 4, 2004, February 2005, November 2011, Oct. 5, 2013, Dec. 14, 2013, Dec. 21, 2013 before it was finally conducted on Jan. 11.

In his reaction, the Chairman of APGA in the state, Mr Mike Kwentor, ascribed the party’s victory to the infrastructural development of the state by Gov. Peter Obi.

Kwentor said the party was not bothered by the postponement of the election in Nnewi North, boasting that the party will win the election when conducted.

“That other political parties got pockets of victories show that there is democracy in Anambra.

“Grassroots democracy is the election of villagers and commoners, so depending on the credibility of the candidate, villagers voted their choice”, he said.

Also reacting, Mr Jude Mbaegbu, the chairman-elect of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, promised good governance to the people of his area, appealing to the opposition to support his administration. (NAN)

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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

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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