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APC: Fayose ‘Importing’ Fake Soldiers Into Ekiti • Stop Raising Unnecessary Alarm – Gov

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APC-FayoseThe Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged Governor Ayodele Fayose to explain to Nigerians why he imported men in Army uniform, suspected to be thugs, into his country home in Afao-Ekiti on Tuesday night.

The opposition party, which said the governor’s action might be in furtherance of his insistence that soldiers must be deployed to rig the forthcoming general elections, also challenged him to explain the roles of the young men in Ekiti State.

A statement by the state Publicity Secretary of APC, Taiwo Olatubosun, on Wednesday, said Nigerians ought to know the reason behind the stealthy importation of these young men to Afao-Ekiti at night.

Olatubosun recalled that the party had earlier raised the alarm over the sewing of fake military uniforms for thugs to impersonate security personnel to enable them to rig elections.

He said the governor’s alleged rigging plan had manifested in some Oodua Peoples Congress members in military uniforms, operating as task force officials that had been terrorizing the opposition in recent times.

Olatubosun said, “Last night’s importation of young men in six 18-seater buses to Afao-Ekiti home of the governor is a clear confirmation of our fear that Fayose means business as he has been boasting around that the presidential election will be a do-or-die affair.

“We were monitoring these young men from Ibadan yesterday evening. They were brought in a luxury bus parked under the bridge at Iwo Road, Ibadan, where the men in charge were looking for smaller buses to convey these young men to Ekiti. The conditions for their hiring included that they must know Ekiti State terrain and Afao-Ekiti in particular.

“The six buses left Ibadan late in the evening and arrived Afao-Ekiti at exactly 9.15pm and the men disembarked in front of the governor’s house. What gave them away was the discovery of Army uniforms in their bags when they opened their bags to buy hot drinks and akara from road hawkers inside the bumps at Ikire”.

In a counter-reaction, Fayose said the party was only raising an unnecessary alarm because there were no soldiers being kept at Afao as the party alleged.

The governor’s reaction was contained in a terse statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi.

“Election has not come; we have about 34 days to the election. What will that number of soldiers be doing in Ekiti when we are not in election period?

“Beside that, only Mr President can deploy military to provide security during election. I think the APC is already throwing in the towel for an election‎ that has not taken place. Rather than raising unnecessary alarm, the Ekiti APC should think of a way of helping General Buhari to overcome his credibility crisis, which is more fundamental.

“It is not unlikely that the APC is planning to import fake soldiers to Ekiti for the election because it has the habit of accusing PDP of what it has planned‎ to execute”, Fayose said.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

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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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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