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I’ve The Capacity And Political Will To Stop Akpabio From Imposing His Stooge On A/Ibom – Ambassador

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Assam EkanemAs the race to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State gathers momentum, Nigeria’s Ambassa­dor to Russia and the Belarus, Chief Assam Ekanem As­sam (SAN) has signified his intention to resign and contest the governorship election in 2015.

Assam, who stated this at the weekend while ad­dressing hundreds of his sup­porters from the 31 local gov­ernment areas of the state at his country home in Idua, Eket LGA, stated that he would tender his letter of resignation to President Goodluck Jonathan by next month (August).

The aspirant vowed to stop Akpabio from imposing his stooge on the peo­ple of the state during the 2015 governorship election.

Assam, who denied the rumor that Presi­dent Jonathan had asked him to withdraw from the gover­norship race, boasted that he would go ahead and con­test and win the race for the Akwa Ibom State Government House.

According to him, his en­try into the governorship race would disrupt the succession plan of Gov. Akpabio whom he said was hell-bent on imposing his suc­cessor on the people of the state.

“I have the energy, capacity and political will to stop Ak­pabio from imposing his suc­cessor because I have always said; Akwa Ibom people are too republican for an outgoing governor to impose a governor on them”, he boasted.

The ambassador, who stressed that the only person he was contesting the governorship office with was Akpabio, added that the day the governor decides to play the role of a neutral observer, he would have no opposition on his way to the Hilltop Mansion, Uyo.

“I want to tell you all that the only person I will contest the governorship with is Akpa­bio and the day he withdraws from the race I will have no opposition. Akpabio is the only obstacle to a free and transparent party nomination and election but I am glad be­cause the Peoples Democratic Party has started the process of a free and fair nomination and election”, Assam said.

Assam promised to revital­ize and reposition education to international standards, local­ize the economy, industrialize the state, create jobs for the teeming unemployed people, fight corruption and stop capi­tal flight if voted in as gover­nor.

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  1. Ak45

    July 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Asam Asam I thought u were Akpabio right hand man but today u ar contesting governorship position with him. Make una think twice oooh dere is God ooooh

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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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.

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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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