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2015: Kwankwaso Knocks PDP For Endorsing Jonathan As Sole Candidate

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Governor-Rabiu-Musa-KwankwasoGovernor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kno State has again lampooned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, describing it as undemocratic. He said the fact that the party recently adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its flag bearer in the 2015 general election is further testimony to the undemocratic stance of the party.

“Since the five governors decamped from PDP to APC, I told Nigerians that PDP will become a weaker party whose democratic value will erode. Now the stakeholders of the party have come out to say that they have chosen President Jonathan as their party’s sole presidential candidate without going for primary election”, Governor Kwankwaso noted.

Kwankwaso spoke while receiving reports from committees sent out to the 36 states of the federation for consultation on calls for him to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, at Africa House, Kano Government House on Saturday.

The governor noted that the PDP leaders, without consultation with appropriate party supporters, took the decision to adopt Jonathan, stessing that this development would not allow the party delegates to choose the best candidate for the party, which portends victory for the prospective APC candidate.

“I am assuring you that APC leaders are committed to do justice in all of the forthcoming party primaries be it at state and National Assemblies, governorship and even that of the presidential election”, maintained Kwankwaso, even as he stated that “the party will give everybody, especially delegates right to choose the best candidates”.

The governor recalled that when he and some of his colleagues were in the PDP, there was no time when a candidate was forced on them without holding primary election, adding that even those who were offended in the party by then sitting President like Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, were also consulted for reconciliation as part of democratic process of building the party.

Governor Kwankwaso pointed out that present leaders of PDP have shown that they are not democrats. He claimed that PDP would definitely lose the 2015 general election because of the leaders’ sheer incompetence and undemocratic attitude to governance.

Continuing, the Kano governor alleged that there was never a time that money politics is being played in Nigerian democracy more than now, accusing the Jonathan administration of using US dollars to influence party leaders. He, however, averred that money will not translate to victory at the polls for PDP.

According to him, money politicians are never and would ever be mindful of people’s suffering, assuring that he, as a governor, would continue to expose such people so that the electorate will identify and avoid them during elections.

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  1. Taoheed Salako

    September 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

    If I can recalled my secondary school days accurately, it would to brain that my governmet teacher define Democracy as “the Government of the people, for the people and by the people”

  2. jermiah bello

    September 21, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Kwankwaso enough of dis ur stupid criticism..u r no loger in pdp so don’t decide for dem..u r d chief security officer as kano state governor..n in d last 3months der hv been female suicide bomber in kano n jst few days a school was attached..u can’t stop terror in ur state u want to com b become president so u can spread d boko haramism to oda parts of d country..God forbid..go n sit down man n stop hallusinating..gej till 2019

  3. Aminu Ahmed

    September 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    LOOK AT U @JERMEAH, U OPEN UR BIG SMELLY MOUTH TO CRITICISE KWANKWASO WHO HAS DONE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO THE PEOPLE OF KANO STATE. YET U SUPPORT THE NINCOMPOP, THE UNAPOLOGETIC IDIOT WHO HAS DONE NOTHING TO CURB THE SPREAD OF VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY. OGA JONA IS TOO DUMB TO LEAD COUNTRY LIKE NIGERIA AND THUS HE MUST STEP DOWN TO ALLOW FOR MORE CAPABLE HANDS LIKE KWANKWASO. KWANKWASO 2015.

  4. de proph emeka

    September 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    laaaaaaaaaf! what a hypocrisy like kwonkwoso?mr gov. you are just a boy! just wait a little and you will have the greatest shork of your life

  5. success jr

    September 26, 2014 at 9:10 am

    It is true that jonathan have use nigerians money for politics which is undemocratic..Kwankwanso will make a better president than GEJ

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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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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