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Perjury Allegation: Hand Over Aluko For Prosecution, Fayose Tells FG

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has warned the All Progressives Congress-led federal government against shielding the former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Dr. Tope Aluko, from facing trial over allegation of perjury leveled against him by the state government.

Fayose said Aluko must be tried for perjury over his allegation that the June 21, 2014 governorship poll in the state, which he won, was rigged.

The former PDP scribe had over a week ago went on television to reveal how the former ruling party using the army and other security agencies, rigged the Ekiti governorship election.

Mr. Aluko also said what took place in Ekiti was a “coup, not an election”.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, the governor gave the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government knocks over what he termed the use of an agency of government to shield someone that has breached the law of the land from prosecution.

He specifically warned the federal government against deploying the Department of State Services (DSS) to prevent another independent arm of government, the judiciary, from trying Aluko for perjury.

Fayose said the open confession, which countered what Aluko earlier said in court during the election petition tribunal, where he served as principal witness to the PDP, was enough to establish a case of perjury against him, having sworn on oath before giving testimony.

“To Aluko and his sponsors, he is a whistle-blower; one thing we are sure of is that the whistle will eventually explode on Aluko’s face as well as the faces of his sponsors.

“Aluko is the one who said he saw white and that the white has now turned black.

“Nigerians are demanding that he should be brought to the open to explain how what he said and maintained up to the Supreme Court level has changed.

“He testified under oath at the tribunal, Appeal Court and even the Supreme Court and he came out again to recant.

A vital arm of government, the judiciary, issued a valid order for his arrest and prosecution and that was widely publicised, but surprisingly, the federal government is using the DSS to frustrate that by pretending to be interrogating him and shielding him from facing trial.

“Democracy is hinged on separation of powers sand the rule of law so that nobody or arm of government would become the all-in-all. Those who are in authority now should know that others have been there before them and if their predecessors had turned everything upside down, what would they have met.

“If Aluko and his sponsors are sure of their allegations, let them release him for trial in the open court. The people of Ekiti State who voted overwhelmingly for Fayose and the PDP are ready to defend the mandate they freely gave.

“Every attempt they have made to rubbish the mandate have always failed including this Aluko plot and nobody should use an agent of government to cover the shame some people willingly brought on themselves by chasing shadows”, he said.

Governor Fayose therefore, demanded that Aluko be handed over to the police for prosecution for perjury in accordance with a valid and subsisting court order.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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