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Guber Poll: Minister-Designate Warns APC Govs To Stay Away From Ekiti

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APC vs PDPThe Ekiti State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned the 16 Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stay away from the state during the June 21 governorship election.

The party, which, assured that the people of the state will resist any attempts to rig the election, also raised the alarm over alleged plot by the APC to deploy fake security personnel to rig the election.

The PDP also accused the ruling party in the state of importing thugs into the state from the South West and South South states.

To perfect the plot, the PDP alleged that the 16 APC governors will be deployed across the 16 Local Governments in the state in order to use their security details as cover to perpetrate their agenda.

Speaking with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the Minister-Designate from Ekiti, Segun Adeyeye, said the thugs that will be used for the plot were already scattered across the state while some were lodged in the government house.

He said, “A lot of these guys are going to disguise as policemen and military men. Uniforms have already been sewn”.

But the state APC has described the allegation by its main rival as “reversed psychology”.

The State Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Segun Dipe, said the allegation represented what the PDP was planning.

He said, “We know that Fayose cannot win election without using thugs. We are aware that they have started bringing in thugs in trickles. Fayemi is not known among thugs but among the enlightened people of Ekiti State and human rights community, and those people hate thugs.

“They are trying to draw the attention of security agents away from their evils. Fayemi will not soil his name because of election. We want to assure you that thugs will not have a place in the election, it is going to be one man, one vote”.

The minister designate, who urged the security agencies to storm the government house to ransack the place, also accused the APC of printing fake ballot papers that will be used at fake polling units in the state.

Besides, Adeyeye accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of not doing enough to plug all loopholes for electoral fraud.

“We are not satisfied with their body language neither are we satisfied by the conduct of the police. We don’t want strange people coming here. We also have governors, we see no reasons why APC will want to invade here with their governors.

“We have it on good authority that government has purchased cutlasses and distributed to them already.

“As we speak we don’t have confidence in law enforcement agencies. The government house is used to shield criminals. The police have been widely fair to them. They have been unduly protective of them. But we will not resort to self-help. We will continue to trust on their (Police) ability to do the job”, the PDP chieftain said.

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

Also Read: Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque

This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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

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

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

Also Read: APC Governors’ Visit To Jonathan Is An Endorsement Of Our Party – PDP

He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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