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Ekiti 2014: Fayemi Picks APC Nomination Form

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fayemi-500x330Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Wednesday, obtained the All Progressives Congress, APC, expression of interest and Nomination form to seek reelection as governor of the Southwest state.

Fayemi, who secured his first tenure via an Appeal Court judgment in October 2010, which declared him as the duly elected governor of Ekiti State, obtained the form at the national headquarters of APC in Abuja.

Accompanied by his Deputy, Professor Modupe Adelabu, lawmakers representing the State at the National Assembly, the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin and his supporters, who arrived separately at the party secretariat, Fayemi stated that he is seeking re-election in order to consolidate the “good works” which his administration started four years ago.

He was received by the party’s Interim National Secretary, Alhaji Tijani Tumsah and the National Organising Secretary, Osita Izulaso.

The governor, who obtained the form with a N5.5 million Zenith Bank cheque, called on Nigerians to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2015 general elections, adding that the “mishandling” of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment, in which no fewer than 19 applicants died, is enough reason to send the ruling party at the centre packing.

Fayemi, who called for a minute’s silence in honour of the dead applicants, said the PDP-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians, especially the younger generation.

He said: “My excitement today is tempered by the horrific news that we received a few days ago of the death of scores of young people who sought employment but were given death by the Federal Government.

“The inhumane treatment meted out to our young people nationwide in the course of the NIS recruitment is a sad commentary on the degree of incompetence that pervades our Federal Government under the PDP. I strongly condemn this ugly incident, which is a shame to this country”.

He also urged Ekiti people to be vigilant in the “coming days” and not be deceived by those he called desperate aspirants.

 

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

Also Read: BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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