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2015: There’re Challenges Ahead For APC, Says Lai Mohammed

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interim-national-publicity-secretary-all-progressives-congress-lai-mohammed-3608888National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the party’s publicity secretaries across the 36 states to intensify the projection of the APC as a viable alternative to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said the PDP has failed in the last 15 years, advising them to bring its shortcomings to the front burner, ahead of next year’s elections.

Describing next year’s poll as a critical event, Mohammed said the APC cannot afford to disappoint Nigerians because the country is yearning for a change.

He spoke yesterday in Lagos at the maiden meeting of 36 APC publicity secretaries, hosted by the Lagos State APC Publicity Secretary, Comrade Joe Igbokwe.

Mr. Mohammed was represented by the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Lateef Raji.

The opening ceremony was witnessed by Lagos APC Chairman, Otunba Oladele Ajomale and secretary, Prince Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni.

Mohammed said: “There are more challenges for the APC, as the country prepares for elections, particularly in those states controlled by the PDP. What is required is courage and determination. Nigerians are yearning for a change and they see the APC as the alternative. So, we cannot afford to disappoint the country”.

The Lagos APC chairman hailed the contributions of the publicity secretaries to the building of the party’s image, urging them to sustain the tempo ahead of next year elections.

He also pointed out that the task of opposition spokesmen would be more challenging in PDP-controlled states, advising the secretaries to step up to the challenge.

Ajomade added: “What I can say is that you should emulate Lai Mohammed. I salute the courage of everyone, especially those in the PDP-controlled states. In Lagos State, I salute Joe Igbokwe. Across the federation, I urge you to get ready. You should be ready to make sacrifices.

“From 1999 till date, Nigeria has not been moving forward. It has been moving backward. They lied that the economy was improving. The economy of advanced countries is going down, but despite that they say the Nigerian economy is booming. I urge you to expose their atrocities across the states. I urge you to continue to defend the APC. Next year is the year of change and that change is inevitable. You must make the change happen”.

The host publicity secretary, Mr. Igbokwe, urged his colleagues to expose the evil of bad governance, saying the PDP is the symbol of decadence. He said the PDP is using the misappropriated wealth of Nigeria to build a culture of stomach infrastructure.

He added: “The PDP is a corrupt government. The task ahead is to continue to expose its evil by building a synergy among ourselves and ensure there is legitimate power shift next year”.

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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

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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

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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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