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Fayose Discloses The Most Traumatic Period Of His Political Life

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Ayo FayoseGovernor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, has described the period between April and the first week of June this year, as a traumatic period in his political life.

He, however, said his strong faith in God and refusal to cave in to fear, are some of the things that kept him going even in the face of turbulent and traumatic political happenings.

Fayose, who made the statement in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Saturday at a state dinner organised to mark the first year of his second term in office, said he is always thankful to God for making him overcome political obstacles placed on his path by opponents.

The governor was quoted in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, as saying “The beginning of April to the first week of June this year was traumatic. This was because what the opposition lost in the poll, when they were roundly defeated in all the 16 local governments of the state, they wanted to take back through the back door. I thank God that in such situations, I don’t take to fear. For me, courage is a virtue.

“For me, I will see what is pursuing me before I will run. When there are difficult and trying periods, some people will come to the Government House to see what the face and the countenance of the governor will look like. As a leader, when you lack courage, what do you want the followers to do?

“I don’t take to fear, after all it appointed for man to be born and to die once. I am not moved by small things. Most of the time when accident occurs, it is not the fact that an accident has occurred that kills most people, but fear and trauma. I also appreciate God for giving me faith in Him to say prophetic things.

“The video we just watched now, where I was interviewed at the thick of the plot to remove me as governor in 2006, some people will be wondering why is this man that is almost going down saying he will be back again when all odds are against him, but remember that God said He will be our present help in time of troubles”, he said.

The governor added that he would not exert vengeance on any wrong doing done to him by anybody in the past because “everything work for good”.

While thanking the people of the state for their support so far, he charged those working with him to show 100 per cent loyalty.

“When I believe in a cause and trust somebody as my leader, I don’t show disloyalty. I will stand by you till the end. When President Goodluck Jonathan lost the election, some people expected that I would abandon him, I don’t behave that way. Even though there were certain things I expected from him for our state and even appointment of some of our people, when he lost, he did not want to touch or dabble into some things again and I understood his position. But that was not enough for me to abandon him”, he stressed.

Governor Fayose also used the occasion to present his scorecard to the people, stressing that the previous administration left the state in a comatose position.

Nonetheless, he reiterated his determination to leave the state better than he met it, saying paucity of funds would not stop his drive.

In his remarks, the Deputy Governor, Dr Kolapo Olusola, said it had been interesting experience learning under the tutelage of Fayose.

“I am a student of the school of leadership and I have found a leader worthy of emulation and one that must be understudied. He is a visionary leader and a transformational one. I want to believe that what we have seen here is just the beginning, greater things are coming”, he noted.

Olusola also pledged the support and loyalty of other members of the cabinet to the governor and urged the people of the state to defend the administration always.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

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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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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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