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Ekiti Election: ‘Wake Up To Reality’ PDP Group Tells Mrs Fayemi

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bisi-fayemiCoalition of Ekiti youths has advised Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the wife of Ekiti State governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the June 21 election in the state to “wake up to reality”.

The youths were reacting to a statement credited to Mrs. Fayemi that the polls, which produced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Ayodele Fayose as winner, were manipulated

The group in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti Saturday, said “it is, however, not surprising because Mrs Fayemi and indeed the APC are only just coming out of their daze after their heavy defeat in the election and are therefore just finding their voices to utter untenable excuses”.

The group in the statement signed by its State Coordinator and Publicity Secretary, Messrs Wale Ayeni and Diran Asiko respectively, said it wondered “why the overwhelmimg losers in the election won’t let Ekiti people enjoy the peace that has pervaded the state after the peaceful, free, fair and credible election”, saying “if the claims of Mrs Fayemi and the chairman of APC in the state are anything near credible, Ekiti people would have long been heard”.

It said: “Since the election in which Dr Fayemi lost in all the 16 local government areas of the state, the people have heaved a sigh of relief for the ousting of his alien, cruel government.

“If the claims of Mrs Fayemi and Chief Awe had any iota of credibility, it is the Ekiti people that would have reacted accordingly. But the people spoke with their votes and would want the rejected party and its chieftains to give them some breathing space while they recuperate from the pains inflicted on them by the out-going government”, the group said.

According to Ayeni and Asiko, the people of the state were “no longer fooled by propaganda and sweet talk”, saying “rather than persistent threat to expose non-existent fraud in the election, they should make good their threat and go further by going to the tribunal with whatever they may lay their deceitful hands on as evidence”.

The group, which described Mrs Fayemi and Awe’s claims as “shameless and uncharitable to Ekiti people”, said “they mustn’t take the people who voted overwhelmingly for Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose of the PDP as unwary, as their continued media lies against the election that has received world acclaim would further tarnish their image among the people”.

Mrs. Fayemi had while delivering a keynote address at the 50th anniversary public lecture and award ceremony of the state chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, had alleged that the Ekiti election was “manipulated from source”.

She was quoted as saying “in due course, the full and real story of how the Ekiti election of June 21 was manipulated from source will be revealed”, adding that “There are many implications for Ekiti people having voted the way they supposedly did”.

The State APC Chairman, Chief Olajide Awe, in an interview, also made similar claims and said more exposure would soon follow.

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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.

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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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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

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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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