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Polls: Beware Of Amaechi’s Antics, N/Delta Group Cautions Lamido

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Rotimi-Amaechi-and-Sule-LamidoAhead of the general elections in the country this month of February, a group, Niger Delta Non-Violence Youth Leaders Assembly, has warned Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State to be wary of the antics of his Rivers State counterpart, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

The group also commended Lamido for standing firm in supporting President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid.

It expressed happiness that Lamido had refused to fall prey to Amaechi’s antics, but had remained focused in championing Jonathan’s candidature.

The group was reacting to the closed-door meeting between both governors, who are on different sides of the political divide, in Dutse, at the weekend.

President of the group, Ambassador Kennedy West, in a statement on Monday commended the Jigawa State governor for his immense contribution towards the growth and stability of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party by raising standards and inculcating good morals.

He said, “We pour out our appreciation to you, Governor of Jigawa State and President Goodluck Jonathan’s North-West campaign coordinator, Sule Lamido for your immense contributions towards the growth and stability of the PDP.

“Lamido’s maturity was demonstrated in the way and manner he carried himself during the arguments in the ruling party that saw the defection of the five governors to the All Progressive Congress.

“His patience was appreciated when he remained resolute in the party in spite of misgivings and had encouraged the party to grow and wax stronger.

“Lamido is one person we revered because of the qualities he exudes. That same outstanding character played out in his speech as he admonished the defectors of playing politics of desperation.

“We are all very optimistic that as a doyen in Nigerian politics whose legacy traverses generations, he would not fall prey to Amaechi’s antics. As youths from the region and state where Amaechi emerges from, we have a better understanding of Amaechi’s hostile and desperate quest for power even to the detriment of his trusted allies”.

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  1. Bronco

    February 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Sule Lamido is only being smarter by half by sticking with a crumbling PDP.He is with them to save his neck after his two sons were caught red-handedly for money-laundering! Secondly,while he could not control his mouth by labeling the action of Governors who defected to the opposition as “betrayal”,he is secretly nursing the ambition of becoming President after GEJ.Meanwhile, Northerners are watching his moves and would put him in his right place since they know that only the votes of his Jigawa State cannot secure his ambition. May be you’ll wise up when you see the percentage of votes he would manage to ganer for GEJ vis-a-vis 2011 figures.

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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.

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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

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    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.

Also Read: APC Governors’ Visit To Jonathan Is An Endorsement Of Our Party – PDP

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

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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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