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Ex-Gov Mbadinuju Dumps PDP For APC • Says Boko Haram Is God’s Judgment On Nigeria

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Chinwoke MbadinujuFormer Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, has described the Boko Haram insurgency as part of God’s judgment on Nigeria, adding that terrorism will not abate until the country embraces justice.

Mbadinuju, who spoke in Abuja at a news conference to announce his exit from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, said that the Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah may be child’s play if Nigeria does not thread softly.

According to him, it is evidently clear from current developments in the country that injustice begets corruption, no matter how it is painted.

The former governor, who said he was a founding member of the PDP in Anambra State, said the injustice being perpetuated by the PDP denied him a second term opportunity in 2003, although he won the governorship ticket on the three occasions the party primaries were held.

Mr. Mbadinuju explained that it became necessary for him to join the All Progressive Congress because it is the right thing to do, saying “while the APC has proven itself as a promising party of present and future, we can all see glaringly that everything good about the PDP has since vanished.

“The tearing of the PDP membership card last week by no less a person than former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a symbolic attestation to this truth”.

The former governor, who went down memory lane on how he was unfairly treated by the PDP, said that despite working for the success of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, he was never carried along, while about 10 memos he sent to the president were never acknowledged.

He said, “It is unfortunate that the PDP government, wittingly or unwittingly, heaped serious problems on the ordinary people of Nigeria as looting, greed and avarice became the order of the day, and injustice perverted the entire facets of our national life.

“But things are not just bad at the government level, even at the party level, the story has still be the same. The various party national leaderships have failed to administer party affairs to reconcile, restructure and reform the party apparatus in the state notwithstanding the vast majority of Anambra people being PDP supporters are committed to working with the national leadership to rebuild the party and entrench democracy and good governance in the state”.

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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

Governor Fayemi

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.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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

Muhammadu Buhari

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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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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