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We Cannot Afford To Be In Opposition For More Than 4 Years – Lagos PDP

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PDP1The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said it cannot afford to be the opposition for more than four years.

The state Publicity Secretary of the Party, Taofik Gani, said this during the presentation of Certificates of Return to elected political office holders in Lagos.

INEC, at the event, presented certificates to 29 candidates who emerged winners in the just concluded general elections, including the Lagos State Governor-Elect, Akinwumi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress.

Mr. Ambode had polled 811, 994 votes to beat Jimi Agbaje, the PDP governorship candidate, who came second with 659, 788 votes in the April 11 election.

The PDP, however, won some seats in the House of Representatives in some Federal Constituencies in the state and in the state House of Assembly.

Mr. Gani said the party would eventually get the governorship seat in future.

“We will go back to our strategy table because we cannot afford to be in opposition for more than four years.

“We commend ourselves, we made a long leap. This is the first time the PDP has recorded such winnings. We now have seats in the House of Representatives and House of Assembly.

“We are indeed very excited. We want it to be known that we won more seats but lost out to manipulation”, he said.

Mr. Gani said the party had re-oriented its members who won House of Representatives and House of Assembly seats not to see themselves as PDP members but as representatives of the people.

“They are not going to be antagonistic but to contribute their quota to the growth of the country.

“The opposition we will play will fundamentally be constructive and not destructive.

“Indeed, it is the opposition the APC played that gave them power. We will be constructive in our criticism and ensure that we engage those in power meaningfully”, he said.

(NAN)

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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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