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Nyako Can Retrace His Steps Back To Us – PDP

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PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd), is free to retrace his steps back to the ruling party following his defection to the All Progressives Congress.

Nyako, alongside governors of Rivers, Kano, Kwara and Niger states, had defected from the PDP, November last year, after several months as members of a faction of the party known as the New PDP.

However, the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State PDP, Taofik Gani, accused the opposition party of polluting the minds of PDP chiefs and governors.

He said, “Gov. Nyako used to be a thorough person until he had reason to go against President Jonathan and eventually defected from PDP. However, let me commend him for having the moral guts to absolve the President from this impeachment process

“He has absolved Jonathan, and I think that is good enough. At the same time, there may be a subtle way of him trying to retrace his tracks back to PDP and I will advise that he comes and does that openly. He should come as quickly as possible and return to his party”.

The Lagos PDP spokesman, who was speaking in a telephone interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, explained that it was political suicide for the impeached governor to have defected to the APC as Adamawa is a predominantly PDP state.

Mr. Gani expressed disappointment that members of the PDP in top positions had defected.

He said, “It is unfortunate that our governors and other chieftains of the PDP do not realise that they are infected and corrupted by these tendencies in APC. Anytime a member of the PDP, who has been well behaved, joins these tendencies in APC, the member becomes another thing.

“He becomes recalcitrant and politically naïve, so much so that their attitudes and characters even go against patriotism”.

He further threw his weight behind the impeachment process that led to Nyako’s removal, saying it was in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended. He added that the constitution was clear about impeachable allegations.

Debunking the notion that the impeachment was anti-people, Gani argued that if indeed Nyako was popular among the people in Adamawa, they would have protested in his support.

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  1. ABU

    July 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    But ar Nyako godfathers nt serve him ?.may this be a lesson to others.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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