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2015: Forget Kwara And Face Issues Of Governance – APC Tells Jonathan

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GEJ-ILORINThe Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday said the perpetual claims on the political future of the state by President Goodluck Jonathan smears of ignoramus et ignorabimus, and such unwitting claims should be brushed-off by Nigerians.

Jonathan had declared on Tuesday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would “recapture its stolen mandate” from the APC in Kwara State. He spoke at the State House Abuja, when PDP elders and political office holders from the North-Central state paid him a thank-you visit.

APC in a statement by its Interim Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, said the comment credited to Jonathan was an indication of his frustration and that of the PDP over the defection of some of its members to the opposition party.

Condemning the president’s remarks as “unpresidential”, APC said majority of Kwarans have dumped the PDP, which it described as a sinking party.

The APC said contrary to Jonathan’s assertion, there was no stolen mandate of PDP in the state, adding, “Kwarans are the beneficiaries of this mandate and their interests are assured in the APC”.

The statement read in part, “Mr. President is not God and shouldn’t be seen to be playing God. The signal given by Mr. President that Kwara State may be ‘recaptured’ before 2015 elections is questionable.

“Is there a sinister attempt to “recapture” power through the back- door by the Presidency and PDP before 2015? Will it be through a Presidency influenced judgment at the Supreme Court? Will it be through sponsored violence by the PDP and consequent declaration of State of Emergency in Kwara State? All these questions and many more demand answers. We condemn these sinister attempts and urge Mr. President to dissociate himself and his office from this evil plot.

“The ideology of the PDP has since changed to bad leadership and corruption. It is childish for PDP to think Kwarans will trade the peace and sustainable development presently enjoyed in the state for bad leadership, corrupt practices and mismanagement – the hallmark of PDP.

“Mr President is still in the euphoria of the paid non-Kwarans he addressed in Ilorin but it remains a mirage how a party without leadership and structure, with no councillor in any of the 193 wards, with no chairman in any of the 16 Local governments and just two (2) members out of 24 members in the House of Assembly, will win any election in Kwara State. Or is Mr President thinking of announcing election results from Abuja? This will certainly attract uprising from Kwarans and it should best remain in his imagination.

“However, these nocturnal politicians in the PDP can continue to deceive Mr President with their paper-weight in the state to bargain for money or positions, that is PDP’s headache but we state, the election-winning machinery has presently formulated in the APC today is capable of winning all elections in Kwara State if elections are held today”, the statement concluded.

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  1. Son of God

    March 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    True talk,Ebele thoght dat people of kwarans are ignorance,they know wot they doing with deceivin you,till u finish your tenure.

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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
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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