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Federal Might Won’t Deliver Sylva From Failure At Bayelsa Guber Poll – APC Chieftain

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A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief Richard Kpodo, on Monday warned that federal might would not save the party’s candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, in the December 5 governorship election.

Speaking at a news conference in Yenagoa, the state capital, Kpodo, a former Chairman of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), said that Sylva allegedly subverted the rules of the APC to become the party’s flagbearer.

He, therefore, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to keep to his promise of changing the old ways of doing things and enforce the desired change Nigerians yearn for in the interest of justice and fair play.

According to Kpodo, Sylva’s emergence would spell doom for the APC, stressing that the primary that produced the ex-governor was a charade.

He said: “Though President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Independence Day nationwide broadcast declared that Nigerians should depart from their old ways and characters, the fraud perpetrated during the charade called primary election in Bayelsa APC was the old electoral way of ‘defrauding’ the people.

“If the APC, Timipre Sylva and his cohorts in Abuja believe that the plot to deploy the federal might against the people of the state will deliver Sylva from failure, they are wrong.

“The people of the state watched with renewed interest as Sylva’s fraud was executed. And they are ready to show the APC that such fraudulent change is not needed in Bayelsa. Instead, they may continue supporting the current administration in place.

“For the Bayelsa APC to get it right, the time for the change is now. And it must start with the cancellation of the fraudulent primary conducted by Sylva and his boys”.

Kpodo alleged that Sylva and his gang of politicians, within and outside the state, scuttled the decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on the conduct of a free, fair and credible primary.

He also claimed that Sylva hijacked the process from Abuja by going as far as selecting members of the Primary Election Committee led by Brig.-Gen Monsur Dan-Ali (retd.).

He said that Sylva came into the state at about 11:00pm in company with the Electoral Committee members and hid them in an undisclosed area to do his bidding at a venue not known to members, particularly aspirants.

Kpodo, however, applauded the three governorship aspirants who stood up and protested against the primary, hailing their decision to seek legal redress.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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