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Osun Victory Has Given APC Opportunity To Thrive, Says Oyegun

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APC5-OyegunNational chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has described the party’s victory in last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State as another opportunity given to the party to thrive.

He made the statement at the APC national secretariat in Abuja yesterday at a brief ceremony organized for him by some officials of the party to mark his 75th birthday.

Mr. Oyegun said the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola is a demonstration of the confidence the people of the state have in his administration and the belief of the APC as a party in the welfare of the people in providing the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

He stressed that the victory signals the beginning of better things to come as the party strives to ensure its victory in the 2015 general elections just as he called on members of the party to maintain their stand on the upliftment of democratic tenets to safeguard the survival of Nigeria’s democratic structures from destructive tendencies.

“What happened in Osun at the weekend has proven the deep rooted commitment of people to ascertain their right of choice and resist imposition in Nigeria’s democracy and that is what our party stands for. Nigerians should value their freedom and protect their rights. The ballot box is more than enough to bring the needed change. People need genuine democracy not a deceptive slogan being peddled by the PDP”, he said.

The APC national chairman said the era of political brigandage and rigging should have been a thing of the past had the PDP allowed people to exercise their rights without intimidation or manipulation of the electoral process since 1999, which according to him, has been the greatest challenge to the country’s democracy.

He vowed that APC will never let Nigerians down in their quest for liberation from tyranny by an inept leadership bent on further impoverishing them in the face of concocted economic prosperity and pervading insecurity of lives and property which the ruling PDP has no plan to tackle.

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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.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

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

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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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