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Veteran Politician, Lawal, Emerges Borno PDP Consensus Guber Candidate



PDPA one-time national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former national chairman of the defunct Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM) during the Abacha junta, Alhaji Gambo Lawal, has emerged the consensus governorship candidate of the PDP in Borno State.

The choice of Lawal was announced soon after leaders and elders of the party in the state emerged from a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday.

Former Minister of National planning, Sanusi Daggash, who spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting with the president, said he led the party leaders from the state to Aso Rock to confer with Mr. Jonathan on who should be adopted as the party’s consensus candidate for the governorship race in Borno.

Among the PDP elders who accompanied Daggash to the meeting with President Jonathan at the villa was former Governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali-modu Sheriff.

The former minister told journalists that since there was no time for them to organize the party’s primary in the state considering the tense political situation, the state chapter of the party adopted the consensus option in the spirit of what he called ‘PDP’s family affair’.

He, however, assured that the PDP would defeat the incumbent governor of the state, Alhaji Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in spite of the fact that Borno is considered a stronghold of the opposition.

Apart from being former national chairman of the GDM, the consensus candidate, Lawal played a prominent role in the National Conference of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria in the early 90s.


Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel



 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



    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.

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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



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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