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Ekiti Assembly Denies Receiving Money From Tinubu To Impeach Fayose

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EKITIThe All Progressives Congress caucus of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday dismissed insinuations that they were plotting to impeach the newly inaugurated Governor of the State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, describing the allegation as spurious and unfounded.

The caucus also denied receiving money from a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to carry out the purported impeachment, saying “APC doesn’t believe in sharing booty or public money for sinister motive”.

The 19 APC lawmakers, including the Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin, made this position known in Ado-Ekiti, where they denied the allegations made by a group, Ekiti Democratic Coalition, against them in a statement on Wednesday and signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Aderemi Olaleye.

The coalition had alleged that 15 APC members of the Assembly had been induced with N800 million to unseat Fayose after a secret meeting with Tinubu in Lagos.

The group further alleged that each of the lawmakers received N50m while the Speaker of the Assembly, Omirin, got N100m.

But the Speaker, his deputy, Adetunji Orisalade, and the Majority Leader, Churchill Adedipe, who addressed journalists on behalf of the caucus, challenged anyone with proof of the bribe to come forward with it.

Omirin, who has also been having a running battle with the PDP-led government in the state over the closure of an integrated service filling station – one of the four sealed off by the state government on Tuesday – said to be owned by him, said his ownership of the business did not contravene the Code of Conduct for public officers as alleged by Gov. Fayose.

The Speaker said, “We are in a season of lies in Ekiti and it will be in our best interest to tread softly, because I don’t think we need this. How to make Ekiti better should be Fayose’s priority not to cause division or portray some citizens as desperate and irresponsible.

“The former President W. Bush, a Republican, ruled for eight years in the United States under a Congress dominated by Democrats. And the kind of composition we are having here is what is happening in Nasarawa and Imo States and they are not being put in the news for wrong reasons as we have in Ekiti”.

Corroborating the Speaker, Adedipe said the state lawmakers travelled to Lagos for consultation on the forthcoming presidential primaries in Abuja.

He explained, “The onus of proof is on the PDP to convince the world that we were bribed to the tune of N800m by one of our leaders to impeach Fayose.

“The Governor has not even committed any offence to warrant such. I know before anybody can be impeached as a governor, he must have committed certain offences.

“So, we advise Governor Fayose to work with us and stop taking advice from political jobbers or lay-abouts, who are stoking the fire of violence. Whatever may be his vision in the areas of education, economy and others, we are ready to partner him as long as it is in the public interest”.

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  1. Peter Akintunde

    October 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Fayose should tred softly. A hard beaten drum cannot last. Some people were there before him, where are they now?
    We are in a modern age where the old political styles don’t fit in. All the gra gra will soon fade away when he is faced with reality on ground.

  2. Sunday Oretuyi

    October 24, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Well spoken political jobbers sud gif peace a chance in Ekiti. By God grace d new govt wil succeed but d gov sud try and settle down to carry out state business. Hundred days project sud start now!!!

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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

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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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