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Abdulsalami Abubakar Has No Shares In Centenary City Project – PDP Vice Chair

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Cairo-OjougbohThe Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (South-South), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, has said records and information at his disposal indicate that former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) has no shares in the Centenary City in Abuja.

Ojougboh, who said he has not been served with Court processes as claimed by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, however, advised the former head of state not to allow himself to be used by Anyim, but to stand on the side of truth as it regards the Centenary City project.

This followed Abubakar’s meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Anyim and other members of the board of Centenary City Plc, where the contentious issue of ownership, funding and relocation and compensation of original inhabitants of the land to be used for the multi-billion naira project, among others, was said to have been discussed.

Addressing reporters yesterday in Abuja when the Nigerian Unemployed Youth Vanguard (NUYV) paid him a courtesy visit, the PDP chieftain said his investigations revealed that retired General Abubakar was not part of the “corrupt team” but asked the former Head of State not to cover any corrupt person but push for their probe to provide the actual Change Nigerians deserve.

“There is nothing Nigerians can gain from free zone, only Anyim will benefit. But sincerely, all the records and information available to me indicates that General Abdulsalami Abubakar has no share in the Centenary City”, he said.

Ojougboh, however, faulted the former military ruler for allegedly allowing the relocation of a military base for the Centenary City to be cited in its place.

He also reiterated his claim that Senator Anyim is the sole owner of the Centenary City, adding that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which he petitioned, was yet to respond to his allegations against the ex-SGF.

National coordinator of the NUYV, Comrade Adodo Solomon, said the group would soon meet President Buhari and cry out to him to fight corruption without turning a blind eye to other issues of national importance.

Solomon added that the group was ready to explore all the relevant democratic and legal means of ensuring that all corrupt people surrounding the Centenary City Project were exposed and made to face the music.

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  1. yaks

    August 31, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Whether he has shares or not if no plans are made 4d original inhabitants of FCT what is currently happening in d NE and SS wll be a childs play when the jobless youth of abuja deprived of their farming lands starts theirs. I weep 4d Nigeria. A nation dat don’t have foresight

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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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.

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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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