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Worsening Economy: We’ll Soon Have A Revolution In Our Hands, Ekweremadu Warns Buhari, APC

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Ike EkweremaduDeputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that if the All Progressives Congress-led government does not do something urgent to halt the downward slide of the economy, the country may be heading for a revolution by citizens.

Senator Ekweremadu gave the warning at the opening of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) South East Zonal Executive Council meeting in Enugu State.

He listed the reduction in value of the Naira which exchanged for about N250 to a dollar in the black markets as well as lack of clear-cut economic policies as major causes of hardship on the populace.

“Traders who depend on forex are now trapped”, he said. “In the next six months, Onitsha and Alaba markets will shut down. If government does not do anything, I’m not a prophet of doom, but I believe if nothing urgent is done to reverse the ugly development, we will have revolution in our hands”.

“Both our nationals and foreigners are worried; we need to inform APC that Nigerians are dying, unless APC changes style, Nigerians will in 2019 be begging PDP to come back”, the deputy president of the Senate said.

Mr. Ekweremadu said his party, the PDP, supports the fight against corruption, but it must not be selective and should follow due process while suspects must not be subjected to media trial.

He said PDP is currently facing trying moments but it will emerge stronger just as he decried the political development in the Kogi State, where the APC contested the governorship elections without a deputy.

Also at the PDP meeting on Saturday, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, challenged the APC-led government to publish the names of those it claimed to have returned loots they stole, saying such people should be tried and jailed if convicted.

Earlier, the National Vice Chairman of the PDP in the South East, Austin Akobundu, while welcoming the delegates to the meeting, said the South East remains one of the geo-political zones in the country where the party was dominant, urging members to take up the challenge of helping to rebuild the party.

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  1. gill

    December 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Wat did de PDP do in de last 16 yrs to avert de current situation we are in off which he was a part?

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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.

Also Read: Ondo Guber: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu, Deputy

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.

Also Read: BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

“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.

Also Read: Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

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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