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Cross River Will Suffer If I Don’t Return As Senator – Ndoma-Egba

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ndoma-egba-300x225The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (CRS-PDP), says he will seek the mandate of his constituency and party for a fourth term in the Senate in 2015. He said his state and constituency stand to lose if he is not returned.

Mr. Ndoma-Egba, who represents Cross River Central Senatorial District, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Calabar on Sunday. He said such mandate would be beneficial to Cross River if the PDP obliged him.

The lawmaker is said to be having a running battle with the state governor, Liyel Imoke, over the governor’s plan to vie for the same seat. Mr. Imoke would have completed his constitutionally permitted two-term as governor in 2015. Both men are from the same senatorial district.

Mr. Ndoma-Egba said it was not necessary to recount everything he had so far done for or attracted to his constituency as that could be seen as blowing his own trumpet.

The Senate leader said that he had done much for his constituents as a mark of service and responsibility.

Mr. Ndoma-Egba said he was, however, not desperate for a fourth term ticket, adding that if he failed to actualise his desire, he could always go back to his legal practice.

“If I am given the mandate by my people and the PDP, it will benefit the state and my constituents. It is not all about me. I have empowered my constituency.

“More than 500 students have benefited from a scholarship programme I started before becoming a Senator. I have attracted a water project from the World Bank, various road projects and so on to my constituency.

“I am not, however, desperate. If I do not go back for the fourth term, I can still go back to my lucrative law practice. I am a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

“But in this case, who suffers – Cross River State, my constituency. This is because it will take time for another legislator from this state to rise to the position of Senate Leader.

“If I am obliged the mandate to go back to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who knows, I can get something higher and attract more benefits to Cross River State”, the Senate Leader explained. (NAN)

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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