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2015: LP, APC Berate Jega For Turning Blind Eye To PDP Campaigns

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Akande-JegaTwo major opposition political parties in the country, Labour Party and All Progressives Congress, have berated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for making a sweeping statement that the commission was compiling a list of electoral law offenders.

Jega had while speaking at an interactive session with editors in Lagos on Monday reiterated the commission’s warning to politicians against violating electioneering rules ahead of 2015 elections. He noted that all the political parties were guilty of violating the electoral laws.

But in their separate reactions in Abuja on Tuesday, LP and APC denounced Jega for not enforcing the electoral law in the face of its flagrant abuse especially by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.

The APC said the INEC Chairman, had since lost the moral right and authority to threaten anybody on the issue of early campaigns.

Interim National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigerians expected Jega to speak out when the PDP started its campaign ahead of others.

Mohammed said, “He (Jega) has not impressed anybody. Mu’azu (PDP national chairman) went to Bauchi, Jega did not say anything. The President has been going round, he went to Minna, Sokoto, Ilorin, Imo and he is in Kaduna as we speak, Jega did not say anything.  Has he now found his voice?

“It is like an umpire in a football match who has allowed a team to score a goal using their hands shouting that he was to maintain the rules, it is too late”.

Speaking in the same vein, National Chairman of the LP, Chief Dan Nwuanyawu said INEC has since showed that it lacks the courage to discipline political parties found culpable of contravening electoral laws.

The party expressed dismay that INEC leadership has refused to heed its calls on some political parties that are campaigning when the commission was yet to lift the ban on such activity.

Nwanyanwu, said it was wrong for Jega to have made a blanket statement about all the political parties contravening the law when he (Jega) knew the parties that were involved in the illegality and could have specifically mentioned them.

He said, “That statement by Jega was unfortunate. It was unfortunate because we have been calling his attention to the activities of some political parties contravening the electoral law on campaign.

“Instead of mentioning the parties that are involved, he said all e parties. That is wrong and unfortunate. It is not acceptable and we won’t accept that.

“If INEC does no longer has the power to do its job, it must tell us instead of saying all the parties have done this or that.

“We are not campaigning and we are not doing any rally. The commission knows this”.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
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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