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PDP’s Wahala Is Not The Problem Of One Man, The Party Is Getting Destroyed – Atiku



Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, recently defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, of which he is one of the founders, to the opposition, All Progressives Congress.


In an interview with LEKE BAIYEWU, he speaks on politics and PDP.

See excerpts;

Why did you leave the PDP, despite the resignation of the former National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, who you were aggrieved with?

Bamanga Tukur is my kinsman. I have no grievances against him. The problem of the PDP was not caused by Tukur. Lack of internal democracy is at the centre of the crisis bedeviling the PDP. It is a cancer that is spreading rapidly and destroying the fabric of the party. Despite all efforts and political chemotherapy, the party has continued to show debilitating signs.

Don’t you think Adamu Mu’azu’s emergence as Tukur’s successor will solve the problems in the PDP?

I have said this in an earlier interview: PDP’s wahala (trouble) is not a problem of one man nominated or elected chairman can solve, when anti-democratic forces masquerading as leaders and godfathers continue to loom large over and above the powers and authority of the chairman of the party. The party has in its leadership structure a value defect, which pulls it down despite efforts made by few democratic characters within its fold to lift the party. Impunity has become a way of life in the party and some of us don’t fit in anymore. If our country must make progress, then we need to chart a new way forward. And as things stand, I do not see the PDP being able to provide the leadership in this direction.

Is your grievance really about the PDP or the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan?

My grievance is about the leadership values predominant in the PDP, which promotes anti-democratic forces in the affairs of the ruling party and these negative influences rub off on the conduct of national affairs. This is why our country is lagging behind in the comity of nations in democratic development, eradication of poverty and job creation for our teeming, unemployed youths. This impunity now rears its ugly head in every facet of our national life. It is manifest in how we resolve political problems, how we run our universities and how we recruit people for leadership positions. The leadership of our country is not fair to the Nigerian people.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was widely seen as a threat to your political career in the PDP, is having similar complaints with you. Who are those disrupting the peace in the party, as you’ve said the crisis is leadership-induced?

I don’t want to continue discussing PDP’s crisis at this point of my political career and Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges. I have ported! I want to concern myself with and channel my creative energies to solving problems and challenges facing our country as a whole. I have many children and grandchildren, who are looking forward to a greater and prosperous Nigeria. I want to dedicate the rest of my life and resources to pursuing the greater good of my country and its people, by ensuring that a new political leadership emerges in Nigeria to revive the economy, give jobs to the youth and provide security to every citizen.

What is the fate of the New PDP at this point?

It has coalesced into the APC.

Source: Punch Nigeria

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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue



A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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Na Nokia 3310 We Fit Give You -Fans Replies DJ Cuppy As She Begs For iPhone 12



DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl



Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

See the exchange below:

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