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PDP, Presidency Destabilizing APC-Controlled States – Oyegun

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John Odigie-OyegunThe national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said the display of power of impunity against governments and governors of states controlled by their members is a clear indication that the federal government on the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan could breed dire consequences.

National chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, stated this in Benin City, the Edo State capital, when he led a high-powered delegation of leaders and members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party on a solidarity visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the Government House, over the lingering crisis in the state House of Assembly.

Oyegun noted that, with the unstable political scenarios in Rivers, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Kano and now Edo State, it was clear to the opposition party that the forces of the federal government and the PDP were out to destabilize the APC with “a properly mapped out war against the APC and to destabilize” it.

He added: “What is going on and what the party has come to realize is that there is a properly mapped out war against the APC, to destabilize the APC. While you are going through your travails here, we are also trying to contain the fires that have been emitting in Adamawa; we are preparing for the one they are promising in Nasarawa State and so on and so forth and the bombs have started exploding in Kano”.

Oyegun, who was the first executive governor of Edo State, assured Oshiomhole that the party is solidly behind him and the 15 APC lawmakers in the legislative arm of government.

The APC chieftain said they were in the state over the failure of the PDP legislators to obey various court orders and the use of security agencies as against their constitutional roles of protection of life and property but have reduced themselves to a willing tool in the hands of the Presidency.

He made particular reference to what he called the political “travails” being orchestrated against the governors of Rivers, Edo and three others in the northern part of the country controlled by the APC.

“Against all odds you have stood firm and we want to thank you that this is the new spirit of the new APC, for the simple reason that you are not alone in the most current attack and destabilization of APC governments and governors. Before you is, of course, the imitable Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State whose travails are still far from being over, but I am glad and surprised today when he said that he was just from a Security Council meeting”.

Oshiomhole in his remarks, said he would not be distracted by the activities of the PDP lawmakers and the national leadership of the party.

While thanking the party leaders for their sense of commitment and visit to the state, he said by the action of the embattled PDP lawmakers, they were out to procure 13 out of the 24 members in the House to block every executive bill, frustrate the 2015 budget and equally put a stop to the developmental initiatives of government in the state.

“Because the PDP is so frightened by our record of achievements and the fact that every day they lament that my crime is that whereas people knew that this state was grossly mismanaged they were unable to put scale on the level of mismanagement, but each time they see the six-lane roads across Benin; the huge urban renewal programme we sustained, the massive development, health centres, free education up to secondary school level, free bus services for pupils, whether they are private or public schools; people can now imagine how much they have lost in 10 years”.

Oshiomhole vowed that as long as this generation of Edo people is alive, the PDP has no hope in Edo State, stressing that all they are doing is simply designed to destabilize the state.

The governor stated that the PDP legislators were the ones that are in contempt of the courts after they have collected about N75 million to defect from the APC to the PDP and to prosecute their evil plot against the state and the people.

The APC delegation included Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, former governors of Abia and Kwara States, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu and Senator Bukola Saraki respectively, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajamila, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, and APC national publicity secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

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5 Comments

  1. somi

    July 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    PDP remains the best party. APC is in no match compared to PDP. The citizens of Nigeria know that and that explains their success in more state of the federation.

  2. PAT O

    July 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    What goes round, comes around. Those who live glass houses should not throw stones. Very soon the boys will be separated from the men. We shall soon see what happens when people who can’t win elections at their polling booths are wangled into political positions.

  3. Eva Asadu

    July 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    If they like let them set fire in all APC states,this for sure will not affect our collective desire for change come 2015.

  4. Tim Didymus

    July 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Don’t cry too soon Mr. Party chairman. When the APC was formed we thought they would do their homework by formulating a blueprint and following it through with honesty, hardwork and dedication. But what did we see? Barefaced opportunism and unbridled greed, unethical poaching of ready made elected PDP members, etc. PDP has survived your onslaught and the chicken has come home to roost. I pray that APC harvests more troubles as it means no good for Nigeria.

  5. justin

    July 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    This is power tussle btw the ruling party and Apc.what I don’t understand is y Apc members complain of what they wil do and what dey hav done,all this Apc members were voted into power through PDP,so y are they turnin against the will of d people..I realy think apc and there members need to think back or are they playin games with d people they claim to protect

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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

Governor Fayemi

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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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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