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Osun Deputy Gov’s Brother Defects To PDP, Slams APC As Deceitful

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Osun deputy gov’s brother, others dump APC for PDP

An elder brother of Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, the incumbent deputy governor of Osun State has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigerian Tribune reports.

Mr Sunday Laoye, popularly known as “T Mack”, from Olorunda Local Government Area of the state, was said to have resolved to decamp from the APC, “citing undue marginalisation and poverty ravaging the masses of the state as reasons for his action.”

The Nigerian Tribune quoted credible sources as saying that the development was already creating some upsets in both Olorunda and Osogbo local governments, where Mr Laoye, is believed to wield big political influence.

“Laoye is personally worried and concerned about the downturn in the socio-economic fortunes of Osun State in the last three years and the deceit, wrapped with propagandist approach of the APC government, which is the tool being used to stagnate growth of the state.”

A source close to Osun PDP, on Tuesday, also confided in the Nigerian Tribune, that the deputy governor’s brother and his followers from the APC, will be officially received at the secretariat of the party, situated along Gbongan-Ibadan expressway, in Osogbo.

Commenting on the development, the director of media and strategy to Senator Iyiola Omisore, the PDP flagbearer in the state, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said “it is a welcome development, because the more the APC abuse us, the higher the acceptability and rising profile of our God-ordained candidate, who would liberate Osun, come August 9, 2014”.

While reacting to the planned defection of Laoye and others to the PDP, the APC’s director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, asserted that “it is not new in Nigerian political scene. You can have family divided as to which political party they will support.”

“In the East, we once had SG Ikoku in the Action Group and his father, Alvan in the NCNC. They went into election and the son defeated the father. They later had dinner together to celebrate. The Shita-Bey family in Lagos, were split between Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and National Party of Nigeria (NPN). The same with the Dosunmu family. If the deputy governor’s brother now wants to be identified with PDP, there is nothing wrong with that. We can only wish him luck,” he submitted.

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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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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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