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2015: Saraki Siblings Reignite Political Rivalry As Gbemisola Joins Kwara Governorship Race

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gbemi-and-bukolaA former senator, Gbemisola Saraki, has signified her interest to vie for the Kwara State governorship election in February 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

She disclosed this in a letter to the state chairman of the party and its Elders Committee, saying she decided to contest after state-wide consultations, which she said took her several months.

Not particularly a newcomer to governorship elections, Ms. Saraki took a shot at the Kwara Government House in 2011 on the platform of the relatively unknown Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, with the blessing of her late father and strongman of Kwara politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki, but was defeated by the incumbent, Abdulfatah Ahmed, who ran on the ticket of the PDP with the active support of her elder brother and then governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Mr. Ahmed has since followed his political godfather in defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, on which platform he is eyeing re-election come 2015.

In her “letter of intent” dated October 2, Ms. Saraki said: “I have the pleasure to inform you that after several months of statewide consultations, I have resolved to contest for the position of the governor of Kwara State under the platform of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 General Elections.

“This decision is informed, on the one hand, by calls by family members, friends and several thousands of members of our party who are convinced about my capacity to lead the state out of its present state of hopelessness and stagnation which the ruling party has deliberately thrown it into.

“On the other hand, it is informed by the positive reactions received so far from majority of elders and stakeholders of our party, and other members of the public during my statewide consultations.

“Thus, in obedience to their clarion calls, and a personal conviction that Kwara State can be better governed, I have decided to offer myself to the service of the good people of Kwara State”.

The former senator, stated that as an aspirant, she was under no illusion that the stakes were high.

“But I also know that we face an electorate that has been exhausted by broken promises, bad governance, collapse infrastructure, an ailing economy, and a host of other problems that seem to defy solutions.

“But with God on our side, and the unalloyed support of our party, I believe I would bring my experience and connection to bear to salvage our dear state from the brink of collapse”, she said.

She assured the party leadership that she was committed to free, fair and transparent primaries among her co-aspirants in the PDP.

While hailing the decision of the party to exempt female aspirants in the state from paying the mandatory minimum levy of N500, 000, Ms. Saraki, however, noted that she had contributed more than that amount to its progress.

Information Nigeria recalls that Ms. Saraki was a member of the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the defunct All Peoples Party, APP, before she defected to the PDP, where she was elected to the Senate for two terms.

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  1. OLuwasegun salami

    October 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

    i advise this woman to go and get marry look after her husband and children and allow the people of kwara to leave in peace.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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