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PDP’ll Win Ekiti Governorship Poll – Jonathan

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FROM LEFT: EWI OF ADO-EKITI, OBA RUFUS ADEJUYIGBE; PDP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOR EKITI, MR AYO FAYOSE AND PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AT THE OBA'S PALACE DURING THE GRAND FINAL OF EKITI PDP GUBERNATORAL CANDIDATE’S RALLY IN ADO-EKITI ON SATURDAY (7/6/14).

FROM LEFT: EWI OF ADO-EKITI, OBA RUFUS ADEJUYIGBE; PDP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOR EKITI, MR AYO FAYOSE AND PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AT THE OBA’S PALACE DURING THE GRAND FINAL OF EKITI PDP GUBERNATORAL CANDIDATE’S RALLY IN ADO-EKITI ON SATURDAY (7/6/14).

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Saturday his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would win the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State.

Jonathan spoke at the formal presentation of the party’s flag to its governorship candidate in the state, Mr Ayo Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti.

He said that his optimism was based on the tumultuous crowd that trooped out to welcome his entourage right from Akure Airport en route Ado-Ekiti.

Jonathan said that he was thrilled by the crowd, saying the party’s candidate could not afford to lose the poll if such display of affection translated to votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, and Chairman Board of Trustee of PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, all echoed Jonathan’s optimism that the party would win the governorship poll.

The President had also visited top Ekiti traditional rulers, who converged on the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, where he promised to transform the Akure-Ikere-Ado-Ekiti federal road into a dual carriage one.

Also addressing the crowd, Sambo said that Fayose would provide remedies to the problems of unemployment and irregular payment of salaries and would make workers’ welfare his priority, if elected governor.

On his part, Anenih said that PDP was not in competition with APC which, he alleged, had already lost the election as a result of ”poor record of service”.

In his speech, Muazu said that Fayose had the popularity to return Ekiti State to the PDP.

Addressing his supporters, Fayose advised the APC-led government in the state to start the process of disengagement, as he was ready to win a landslide victory in the June 21 poll.

NAN reports that the 10,000 capacity stadium, venue of the rally, was filled to the brim while most shops and markets did not open for business.

The rally was also attended by PDP governors, National Assembly members, ministers as well as party chieftains across the country. (NAN)

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  1. yinka ola

    June 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Bog fool and dreamer. ekiti people will never pick a motor boy and murderer to rule over them. PDP has nothing but thuggery to offer

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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