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Mu’azu, Others ‘Misleading’ Jonathan – Clark

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MUAZU-2-620x330Ijaw national leader and former Federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has accused the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, of misinforming President Goodluck Jonathan on issues concerning the party.

Clark berated Mu’azu for, according to him, imposing a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, as the governorship candidate of the party in Adamawa State.

He alleged that the PDP national chairman misinformed the president on the purported popularity of Mr. Ribadu.

Speaking while hosting members of Northern Youth Vanguard at his residence in Abuja on Saturday, the Ijaw Leader said that he was also taken aback when the ex-EFCC chairman visited him with a team of a television and radio stations from the South-South (name withheld), asking for his (Clark’s) support.

He said, “Mu’azu and some people are misleading the President in the PDP. He imposed Ribadu on the people of Adamawa, saying he’s popular.

“Two weeks ago, Ribadu came here with television station (names withheld) asking for my support. This is the same Ribadu that was arresting people indiscriminately while he was chairman of the EFCC without following due process. He was given a list with which to work with.

“There is no justice. Those who parade themselves on newspaper pages are anti-PDP. Majority of them are working against the party and the president”.

On next month’s presidential election, Clark called on the youth to deny old men the opportunity to rule the country by voting for young and educated candidates.

He particularly urged them not to vote for 72-year-old Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, who he said was “close to his departure lounge”.

He said, “My son’s and my daughters, I have gone to this very length to show you that the man called Buhari, you do not know him. You are knowing him at the age of 73. Why should they be supporting him when he wants to sleep?

“Can the man stand firmly? I will be surprised that those who are catapulting him will not say is this another game?

“Anyone of us can go at any time but Nigeria requires young men, young governors whose hands are not soiled.

“This is your country, we are building it for you. If you want to spoil it, spoil it. But for people like us who are waiting for boarding pass to rule the country for you, you will be in trouble”.

Clark recalled that as a member of the recently concluded National Conference, he had noted that those of them from 70 years and above, “were at the departure lounge waiting for boarding pass. But when I got there, they couldn’t give me my boarding pass.

“God said, ‘you have not finished your job, you are one of those who added to the damage in this country. Go and repair it’. So, they refused me boarding pass”.

He advised the youths to “Guard jealously your age. This is your time. Don’t allow a 73-year-old man who should be getting his boarding pass to leave, to rule you”.

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  1. Blessing Usang

    January 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I wonder why the president should give such power to state governors to install governors as the leave office and an automatic tickets to senate come February 2015. Governors are suppose to be servants to the masses while serving not a semi-god as they chose. I see PDP loosing in various states especially here in the south; Mu’azu is a fraud, he goes about with Akpabio as a little boy cos of few dollars, ignoring the peoples’ choice. God help us, Jona, put your house in order.

  2. Blessing Usang

    January 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I wonder why the president should give such power to state governors to install governors as they leave office and an automatic tickets to senate come February 2015. Governors are suppose to be servants to the masses while serving not a semi-god as they chose. I see PDP loosing in various states especially here in the south; Mu’azu is a fraud, he goes about with Akpabio as a little boy cos of few dollars, ignoring the peoples’ choice. God help us, Jona, put your house in order.

  3. abdul

    January 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    PDP, sorry the game is over. We need change and not noise.

  4. Ajang

    January 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Story for the gods

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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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.

Also Read: Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque

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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