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2015 Election: Concerned PDP Stakeholders Advise Jonathan To Reconcile With Obasanjo

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centenary-7-jonathan-obasanjoA group known as Concerned PDP Stakeholders, on Thursday, advised President Goodluck Jonathan to reconcile with his estranged political godfather, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in order to win in the South-West in 2015.

In a statement by its coordinator, Mr.Taofeek Oshodi, the group said since the All Progressives Congress had picked Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) as the running mate to Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Mr. Jonathan must devise means to woo the Yoruba electorate.

The group noted that President Jonathan needed to give the South-West a firm commitment and demonstration of recognition by considering its indigenes for top political appointments.

The group said, “The foremost strategic step President Jonathan should take immediately is to find a way to reconcile with his estranged political godfather who is the National Leader of the PDP, and the most respected political figure in the South-West. There is no other way out.

“The President must know that with the APC fielding a Yoruba Vice-President from a Christian background, we need to strategise on balancing political appointments now as the only way to tilt the equation. If President Jonathan wants to win the 2015 elections he must do this without delay”.

While reacting to the APC’s claim that its presidential primary was transparent, Mr. Oshodi said the votes counted at the primary did not tally.

According to the group, if over 7, 000 delegates were accredited to vote at the national convention of the APC in Lagos last week, yet, only a total of 6,000 votes were accounted for according to the figures released, the opposition party had a lot of explaining to do about the remaining 1,206 votes.

“The APC should explain this to Nigerians as some of us are observing them and would not like them to deceive Nigerians with their bogus claims of transparency and fair process. Some APC delegates from Delta State were not allowed to vote”, it said.

The group added that the APC had no track record of good governance and that all it had to give Nigerians are “promises”.

“The PDP remains the safest option for Nigeria. We cannot put Nigeria in the hands of adventurers and politicians whose motive to get to the corridors of power is due to their grievances and self-interest. The devil we know is definitely better than the saint we don’t know”, the group stated.

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  1. Abdullahi Maikano Musa

    December 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    For the past 15 yrs we have been with the Nigeria‘s only Devil…PDP, but, upto now we don‘t even know this Devil…PDP

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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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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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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