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Lamido: I’ve Been Harassed, But I’ll Remain In PDP And Fight My War

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Sule-lamidoGovernor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has asked the opposition to fight its own war, saying he will fight his in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Lamido spoke yesterday when he hosted a delegation of the PDP on a performance assessment tour in Dutse, the state capital.

His re-affirmation of faith in the ruling party should put to rest continued speculations that he might dump the PDP for the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2015 general election.

Affirming that he was aggrieved with the party at a stage, he knew how to fight his battle within the party, noting that he would remain there despite challenges.

“I will fight my own war in PDP, I cannot fight war for the opposition, let them fight their own war”, the governor said.

Lamido had been part of the group of seven PDP governors that formed the now rested New PDP, but stayed back when five of his colleagues left to join the APC. He had also reportedly set his eyes on contesting against President Goodluck Jonathan for the PDP presidential ticket – a report he denies – but endorsed the president last week as the PDP’s sole candidate.

“I will remain a loyal member of the PDP, other parties are association of entrepreneurs”, he added.

The governor, however, warned stakeholders of PDP against making inferences that could portray the party as belonging to one tribe or religion.

“Thirteen years ago where were these people? We will not allow anybody to take away our finished product”, he said.

He noted that if the defection that rocked the PDP had occurred in the APC, the latter would have collapsed by now.

“Take away people who left the PDP from the APC, you will have nothing left in the APC”, he said, adding that APC leaders were invented by PDP.  Citing former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as one of them, Lamido asked:  “How can our own invention now fight us?”

He said: “I have been maligned, I have been harassed, but I remain in PDP”.

The leader of the delegation and PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, said the team was impressed by the achievements of the Lamido administration.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

Also Read: APC Governors’ Visit To Jonathan Is An Endorsement Of Our Party – PDP

He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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