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PDP Govs To Buhari: The Greatest Change You Can Bequeath’s Ensuring Bayelsa Polls Is Free, Fair And Credible

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Olusegun-MimikoGovernors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other relevant agencies of government to desist from interfering in the supplementary election scheduled for Bayelsa State this Saturday

This is just as they expressed confidence in the ability of the PDP candidate and incumbent Governor Seriake Dickson, to sweep the poll, adding that his numerous achievements in all sectors of the economy in the state were commendable

The governors, who spoke under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum, also called on the Presidency to ensure a hitch-free exercise, noting that “this is the greatest change the present administration could bequeath to Nigeria”.

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko made the call Tuesday, during a courtesy call on Governor Dickson in Government House, Yenagoa.

According to Mimiko, the PDP candidate is in a vantage position having led with over 33,000 votes in 6 out of the 7 LGAs results already declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The PDPGF chairman stressed that the much-talked about change would be a mirage if those in positions of authority fail to consolidate on the legacy of free and fair election bequeathed by the immediate past administration.

“We the PDP Governors have an important message to the President and all those who God has placed in positions of authority in Nigeria today; that the irreducible minimum of democracy is credible election. I think commitment to democracy and development must be commitment to credible election.

“We are appealing to all the major institutional stakeholders in this Saturday’s election to please for God’s sake and for the sake of this country and our children and even for the sake of those young enthusiasts of the social media who actually canvassed and voted for change, the greatest change you can bequeath to this country moving forward, is to ensure that we have a very predictable and credible way for people to access leadership.

“And when you talk about democracy, if you have passion about the development of this country, one of the critical legacies you can leave for this country is credible election because without credible election, we ain’t going nowhere. And I keep saying that APC must take a cue from former President Goodluck Jonathan who handed over power as a sitting President when his party lost, yet heavens did not fall”, Mimiko said.

He observed that scientifically, going by all the elections conducted so far, especially the last presidential election, it was a rare occurrence to record more than 30% to 40% turn out of voters, stressing that the people are not expecting anything different from the rate of voters participation in this Saturday’s supplementary election.

Mimiko noted that democracy is all about development and Governor Dickson has performed creditably well in that aspect to deserve a second term in view of the life transforming projects the restoration government has put in place.

“But I have no doubt in my mind that by Saturday, Bayelsa State will be rejoicing because Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would have been declared unequivocally as the Governor of the state again and the restoration will continue”, he added.

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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.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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