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Smart Adeyemi’s Group, Ex-Rep Member, Others Defect To APC In Kogi

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PDP-Members-Defect-To-APCWith barely four days left to the Kogi governorship election, members of Senator Smart Adeyemi’s political organisation and notable Peoples Democratic Party’s chieftains in Okunland have defected to the All Progressives Congress.

Leading the defectors in an elaborate ceremony held on Monday in Iyara, headquarters of Ijumu Local Government Area, was Fehinti Dada, director-general of the organisation and former chairman of the council.

Receiving the defectors, the APC standard bearer, Abubakar Audu, commended their courage, saying the wind of change spreading across the country had finally come to Kogi.

He urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear on the party to enable it shine at Saturday’s poll.

Mr. Dada said he and the other members of the organisation defected from the PDP because the party had failed the people.

He said a survey conducted by the organisation showed that the PDP-led administration in the state had collapsed activities at the third tier of government and placed council staff on percentage pay.

“I was in Ikole local government area of Ekiti last week.

“To my surprise, the council did not owe workers and recorded lot of achievements that had direct impact on the people, despite receiving less allocation in comparison to most councils in Kogi”, he said.

Mr. Dada assured Mr. Audu that the defectors would work with the existing party structure on ground and deliver the council to the APC.

In a related development, Duro Meseko, a former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Kabba/Bunu Federal Constituency between 2003 and 2007, also dumped the PDP for the APC with thousands of his supporters at Iluke in Kaba/Bunu constituency.

Mr. Meseko said he and his supporters could not afford to be left out in the wind of change blowing across the country and implored the people of Bunu to come out en-masse and vote for the APC on Saturday.

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Senate advised the defectors to join hands with older members of the party to defeat the PDP administration in the state.

He said Mr. Audu remained the best of the candidates jostling to rule the state because of his wealth of experience in statecraft and verifiable achievements that had continued to affect lives positively across the state.

(NAN)

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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