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2015: Concerned Idoma Democrats Condemn David Mark’s Endorsement For Another Term

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David MarkThe endorsement of Senator David Mark, for another term by selected politicians in Benue south senatorial zone, ahead of the 2015 general elections, has been greeted with opposition by a group under the aegis of the Concerned Idoma Democrats, CID.

In a statement issued yesterday in Makurdi, the state capital, by the President and Publicity Secretary of the CID, Mr. Sunday Ali and Comrade Dan Onda respectively, the group cautioned against the unpopular endorsement of aspirants.

They insisted that all aspirants should be given a level playing field to propagate their aspiration in the interest of fairness and equity.

The statement read, “We caution against undue endorsement of aspirants without recourse to the generality of the people who are the ultimate deciders of those who represent them at any level of governance.

“In the light of the above, we condemn the purported endorsement of Senator David Mark by some Council Chairmen in Benue South Senatorial District.

“The council chairmen led by the Ogbadibo chairman, Mr. Sunday Ojo had no mandate of the Idoma people to do so. We reject the claim by Mr. Ojo that there is no worthy Idoma person for the senatorial position.

“The senatorial position is for the Idoma people and not an exclusive preserve of any individual. All aspirants should be given equal opportunity to exercise their right to represent the Idoma people at the senate.

“The Idoma people will decide who represents them at the Senate as against the few self-serving politicians.

“We also urge those using Apa State creatin as a campaign strategy to stop forthwith, because the issue of state creation is beyond any individual and therefore should not be used to score a cheap popularity as was the case in the past”, the group said.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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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.

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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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