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PDP Apologizes To Nigerians

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Raymond Dokpesi

Raymond Dokpesi

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday apologised for mistakes made during its 16-year rule in the country.

The Chairman of the PDP Reconciliation Committee, Mr Raymond Dokpesi, offered the apology at a news conference in Abuja ahead of the party’s National Conference slated for Thursday.

“on behalf of PDP, I tender our apologies,” said Dokpesi, who admitted that the PDP might not have met all the expectations of Nigerians while it was in power.

“We tender unreserved apology to Nigerians for the mistakes and to party members for abandoning the zoning principle of the party.

“We apologise to people whose toes were stepped upon.

“So far, whatever the PDP has done against anyone, we hereby tender an unreserved apology,” Dokpesi said.

He disclosed that the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu’s report on the outcome of the general elections showed that factors that affected the party included abandonment of its laws and internal wrangling.

The committee chairman also admitted that the party deviated from the dream of its founding fathers, adding that members operated without recourse to the rule of law.

However, he gave an assurance that the party would do its best in bringing back its founding fathers.

“We are going to have Adamu Ciroma, Alex Ekwueme and some of the founding fathers who were hitherto alienated from the party at the conference to chart the way forward for the party.

“The party in 2010 and 2011 made the first fundamental mistake for not allowing the North to complete its term, but special recommendation were made to allow former President Goodluck Jonathan to complete it.

“The party came again, because they were not courageous enough to allow zoning and they supported the former president, and the party suffered defeat,” he said.

Dokpesi also said that in restructuring the party, the committee would allow the youth to take ownership of the party in driving national growth. According to him, youths whose age must not be more than 30 years, with a minimum of a degree or its equivalent, will take ownership of the party.

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  1. Habib

    November 10, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Haba pdp, is this not ashameful.

  2. Gere

    November 12, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I don’t think these people knows what they are saying.They want to put Nigerian Youths into ocean of problem they created.Nothing any of you will say that will not compound your problems. God in her infinit mercy has given Nigeria its much desired leaders and the leadership will be in place for the next 32years. A period for repositioning Nigeria and puting in the appropriate place in the first 5 world nations. So the Nigerian youths are strongly advised to stay far away from the call of the PDP and face the reality of good governance in place.

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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

Governor Ganduje

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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