The Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, on Wednesday withdrew from the August 9 governorship election in Osun.
This is contained in a letter to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and signed by Frederick Fasehun and Abubakar Sokoto, the party’s National Chairman and Secretary, respectively in Abuja.
The party cited flaws in the process that produced its flag bearer, Ibrahim Adeoti, as the reason for its withdrawal.
“We arrived at this painful but patriotic decision after a thorough investigation of the nomination process of the party’s flag bearer organised by the state chapter of the party.
“The leadership discovered some flaws that could not be swept under the carpet.
“We have no option than to withdraw the nomination of our party’s flag bearer and running mate in Osun gubernatorial election”, the letter stated.
The UPN, therefore, craved the indulgence of the commission to bear with it, saying it was conscious of the likely consequence of its withdrawal in the logistic plans for the election.
“We will appreciate if you can accept this decision in good faith and use your good office to promptly communicate such to Osun State Electoral Commission and general public.
“We will do the same from our end”, the party said.
Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.
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.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
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.”
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.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
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.
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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