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Nyako Was Impeached Because He Stole ‘Our Money’ – Adamawa Acting Governor

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Ahmad-Fintiri-AdamawaAdamawa State acting governor, Ahmadu Fintri, on Monday insisted that the former state governor, Murtala Nyako, had to be impeached because according to him, he stole ‘our money’.

The former speaker, who was sworn-in as acting governor following the impeachment of Nyako last Tuesday, noted that since the former governor’s removal from office, calm had returned to the state.

Fintiri, who was at the presidential villa, Abuja, where he met with President Goodluck Jonathan said: “We are into confidence building, having removed Nyako and the destruction of infrastructure and moral of our people. We have gone into building of confidence. We are trying to pay our salaries – salaries of workers – because, for months, he has not paid their salaries. That is what we are doing now”.

Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with the president, Fintri said he came to see the president, who is the leader of the country, to brief him on the situation in Adamawa in his capacity as the acting governor.

On allegations that the president is trying to decimate the opposition by way of impeachment, he said, “Nyako is not an opposition man. He only stole the mandate of the PDP into the APC. How did the president get involved in this local issue in Adamawa? The man has stolen our money. That is the bottom line of it”.

When he was quoted as having told reporters at the PDP national headquarters in Abuja shortly after he was sworn-in last week that he had returned PDP’s stolen mandate and whether it was the reason Nyako was removed, Fintri said, “You saw the allegations and they have been proven by the panel; so that cannot be the reason why we removed the man. There were even so many other issues that we could not bring as part of the allegations that informed his removal.

“But definitely as a PDP man that has taken over as acting governor in Adamawa State, I have to say that I brought back to my party the stolen mandate by the former governor”.

On the allegation that members of the State House of Assembly were financially rewarded to remove Nyako from office, Fintiri responded: “Who gave the money? There must be an evidence of the person who gave the money. In this country, people are used to whatever situation that happened, it is about money. Who gave the money?”

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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.

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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.

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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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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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