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PDP Will Struggle To Survive As A Political Party After 2015 Elections – Oyo SDP Candidate

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seyi-makinde2Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party will find it difficult to continue to exist as a political party after the 2015 elections.

Makinde was a member of the party until December 2014, when he defected to the SDP and was immediately offered the governorship ticket. The PDP also lost formidable members when a former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala and his supporters also left the party for the Labour Party, in what has been described by political analysts as a negative development for the party in the state.

Speaking on Friday, Makinde denied the speculation that he was planning to stage a return to the PDP and that his decision to be part of the governorship race in the state was to prepare for 2019.

“We have turned a full cycle since the decision to move on from PDP. Our move to SDP is divine because God wants us to plug into His plan for the people of this part of the country. PDP will have to do a lot of work if they have to survive as a political party after the election. That is my own opinion based on what I have observed.

“I can tell by the present situation that people are not going to vote for the candidate of the PDP, but SDP. If you look at the voting pattern since 1999, the personality content is on the rise. The party no longer matters but the candidate. I am sure the same will happen. People want someone with track record of personal achievement to be their leader and we fit in perfectly”, said the SDP candidate.

Makinde insisted that he was not in a haste to become the governor of the state, noting that he was only obeying the wishes of the people who beckoned on him to contest.

“People are ready for us because they are ready to erase poverty in the society. They cannot wait to do that and that is why this project is about 2015 and not 2019. We have failed to tackle poverty in the last two administrations. Providing mass employment that offers N10, 000 to a graduate is not what our people want in the next four years. Their message to us is clear”, he said.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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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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