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Bayelsa Youth Group Urges Siasia To Run For Governor

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Moses Siloko Siasia

Moses Siloko Siasia

A Socio-cultural group, Young Bayelsa Professionals has urged the founder of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), Moses Siloko Siasia to run for the governorship of the state at the February, 2016 election.

The group made this call in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Castro Mathew, ​Dr. Timipre Owei and ​​​​Mr. George Spiff on Thursday, saying it was proud of the good works of Siasia

“We have observed Mr. Siasia for a long time and we are confident that he is the best man for the job. He has run many businesses successfully but above all we are moved by his passion for indigenes of our dear state. We are calling on all Bayelsan and stakeholders within and outside the state to prevail upon him to consider to run for the exalted office of the governor of our state,” the statement read.

“As Young Professionals, we believe young leaders have the solutions to most of the problems confronting us as a people, a state and nation. Careful analysis of Mr. Siasia the extraordinary entrepreneur who is just 35 years goes a long way to prove our point.”

“All over the world ranging from South Africa’s opposition party electing 33 year old as its first black leader to the recent elections in the United Kingdom which saw a 20 year Old Mhairi Black become the youngest law maker in UK history since the 17th century, and the 2012 Uganda elections where 19-year-old (now 21), Proscovia Alengot Oromait emerged the youngest African ever to be elected as a member of parliament, shows that young people have begun to get more actively involved in the political process of their Nations.

“As our challenges increase as a people, we must look for new options and the youth are the best option. It is the right time for young Nigerians like Mr. Siasia, to begin to show that they can handle leadership as most of those who are now elders’ statesmen, like Chief Alfred Diete Spiff took the reins of leadership when they were in their 20’s.”

“We insist that having touched lives through job creation, scholarship and other forms of youth empowerment schemes, there is no doubt he can replicate this achievements in greater dimensions if entrusted with public office as Governor of our state,” the group stated.

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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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