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APC Is Government-In-Waiting, Says Oyegun

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John Odigie-OyegunThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun, on Friday promised to reconcile aggrieved members and keep the party united.

Mr. Oyegun made the promise when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Adams Oshiomhole in Benin.

He said his priority was to bring back all those who were disgruntled after his election as chairman of the party.

“I am already meeting with all those who were disgruntled after my election to ensure that the party remained united,” he said.

The chairman described the APC as the ‘government in waiting.’

He urged the state leadership of the party and the governor to do same in the state.

“I left here as simple, plain John Oyegun and I have come back as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

“I ascribe this to the wonderful support that I have received from all of you. We have been done a great honour in Edo State.

“One of us has been chosen to do a very, very challenging task as the very first elected executive of the APC, the party that is the government in waiting.

“It is a great challenge for us here in Edo State. I was very glad when I was received at the party’s secretariat.

“I saw some faces that had had cause to be upset at a lot of things that happened. They were all there to join the welcome party. This signifies that the healing process is already underway and I want to pray and offer myself in my new capacity.

“I offer myself to do whatever can be done to bring peace, harmony, acceptance and harmony to the party in Edo State.

“This is because we are now in the eye of the storm; they have given us the responsibility to guide the party to victory”, he said.

In his response, Mr. Oshiomhole said the healing process of the party in the state had begun with the state chairman already moving round to meet with members.

“You became chairman courtesy of the will of the people of our great party.

“History is already on your side as the first elected chairman of our great party.

“I am happy that you have reached out to people who for one reason or the other had feelings that need to be managed.

“I know that it is something you will like to sustain until everyone is sufficiently able to accept the fact that we have had a congress and we should put it behind us and go ahead with the job at hand.”

Mr. Oyegun, accompanied by chairman of the party in the state, Anselm Ojezua, and their entourage, also visited the Oba Benin.

Reception was later held in Mr. Oyegun’s honour at the Urokpota Hall in Benin City.

(NAN)

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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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