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Ekiti: I’ll Not Seek Second Term If Elected As Governor, Says LP Flagbearer

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Opeyemi BamideleThe flag-bearer of Labour Party in the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship elections, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele has promised his supporters and people of the state that he would only serve a single term of four years if elected as the governor of the state.

Bamidele said this at a press conference at his residence in Iyin Ekiti on Wednesday.

The aspirant, who is a member representing Ado-Ekiti/Irepodun-Ifelodun Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said that his promise not to seek a second term in office was a personal decision and not the decision of his party.

Bamidele also pledged to conduct election into the local government councils as part of his policies, which he said, would bring development closer to the grassroots.

The former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, promised that his government would run an all-encompassing social welfare programme, which would benefit the youth, women, aged, physically challenged and children below age five.

He said, “The situation in Ekiti now calls for sacrifices because part of what destabilizes a state most is when the incumbent is seeking reelection or trying to implement a programme the people don’t believe in.

“I quite understand and believe that I am capable of assembling a solid team that will turn around the fortunes of the state within four years. With my experiences as a public servant, I will hit the ground running.

“For Ekiti to be united, there is the need for the political class to realign forces and make sacrifices for us to remain as one. After my reign, I won’t want anybody to be fighting over which senatorial district should produce the governor.

“So, the decision that I am going to rule the state for just four years is personal and not the position of my party”, he explained.

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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.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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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