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PDP Governors Pay Solidarity Visit To Jonathan, Vow To Retain Party’s Majority Control Of States

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PDP GovsPeoples Democratic Party Governors on Wednesday paid a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, following his shocking defeat to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) at the recently held presidential election.

The governors, under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum, led by their Chairman and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, commended President Jonathan for conceding defeat, a move they said went a long way in dousing tension.

Akpabio, however, said the PDP would explore every available legal channel to address any concerns on the outcome of the elections.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting with the President, the PDPGF chairman also vowed that the party will maintain its lead in the number of states it is presently controlling.

“We as governors came to assure him (President Jonathan) that we are going back as field commanders to hold our states and that come April 11, PDP will still maintain its lead across Nigeria.

“Everybody knows that the only party that is national in nature and is on ground is the PDP. So we are not going to be undaunted by what has happened. The party has already indicated that it will explore all legal means in order to ensure redress”.

Gov, Akpabio reiterated his colleagues’ pride in the party and congratulated all PDP faithful across the country for their peaceful disposition.

“This is the only party that has not carried stick to break somebody’s windscreen after election. Because of the sacrificial stand of the President, our faithful are not on the streets, breaking APC windscreens and vehicles”, he said. “If it were to be the other way round, you know what would have happened today. That is where Nigerians must judge: we want peace, stability and unity”.

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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.”

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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