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Wike Has No Competition In Rivers – PDP

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111011TEzenwo-Nyesom-WikeAhead of the 2015 general elections, the Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, was the most qualified candidate to view for the governorship polls in the state.

It is widely believed that Wike is the Presidency’s most preferred choice to fly PDP’s flag in the Rivers guber polls and the minister too has not hidden his desire to succeed his former boss turned political rival, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi.

However, Wike’s perceived interest in the governorship race has thrown up a heated debate in the state as there are agitations for the next governor of the state to come from any of the senatorial districts which have not occupied the position before. Wike is an Ikwerre man just like the incumbent, who would have ruled for eight years by May, 2015.

But Chairman of Rivers PDP, Chief Felix Obuah, warned that nobody should threaten any PDP member for showing interest in any elective position in the state.

Obuah spoke on Thursday in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area during the inauguration of PDP unit executive members, the unit executive of the Grassroots Development Initiative and the celebration of the party’s victory at the Appeal Court in Abuja.

The PDP chairman argued that the minister had done a lot as a leader for the growth of the party in Rivers and deserved the support of the people of the state.

He said, “I assure our great leader, Barrister Nyesom Wike that his leadership is not in any way comparable to that of any person in the state. We want to assure him that any day, anytime; we will continue to respect his leadership.

“We are assuring him that just like any other candidate that has interest to contest the governorship of the state, if he (Wike) is interested to contest for any position in this state, he should not be afraid; he should come out. He has done enough and deserves the people’s support.

“Let nobody threaten any PDP member. If you are interested, come out. I must sincerely say that apart from God Almighty, we owe this Appeal Court victory to our mentor, our financier, our leader, Nyesom Wike. We will join hands together to make sure that Rivers State is delivered to PDP and PDP alone”.

Obuah declared that those planning to frustrate the government of President Goodluck Jonathan would fail, just as he appealed to the abductors of the Chibok school girls to release them.

Calling on Boko Haram and its sponsors to release the Chibok girls, Obuah described the children as innocent and did not deserve to continue to be held captive by the sect.

Earlier, one of the stakeholders of the PDP in the state, Chief Emma Anyanwu, challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers to present a candidate that could match Wike in any election.

“The victory we got at the court on Wednesday shows strength. Our enemies said the Appeal Court will stop the Obuah-led executive of the state PDP, but the latest development has shown that the Appeal Court did not stop us.

“I know the person they (APC) want to present (as governor). I am inside them (APC) and that is politics. I challenge the APC to present a candidate that will match Nyesom Wike.

“He (Wike) has earned his recognition with hard work and what we owe him is to give him all the necessary support”, Anyanwu added.

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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.”

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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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