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PDP Will Take Over Senate Presidency If Saraki’s Removed – Senator Nwaboshi

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Bukola-Saraki

 

The senator representing Delta South District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Nwaboshi, has expressed confidence that the PDP will take over the Senate Presidency from the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the current occupier of the position, Bukola Saraki (APC, Kwara central) is removed.

Following Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets when he was governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011, there have been speculations that the PDP has been positioning to take over the number three seat of the country.

Mr. Saraki emerged Senate President on June 9, 2015 largely due to the support he got from senators elected on the platform of PDP, to the chagrin of his party, the APC, which had a preferred candidate for the position in the person of Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe North).

At the moment, the red chamber is roughly divided between the APC and PDP with 58 and 44 senators respectively while the Labour Party has one senator.

The numbers could further increase for either the APC or PDP as reruns for six Senatorial Districts are being conducted.

In an interview yesterday, Nwaboshi said his party would produce the next Senate president if Saraki was forced out of the seat.

The senator, who chairs the Committee on Niger Delta, described the former Kwara governor’s trial as a blackmail, adding that the PDP was ready to replicate the current system in the United States of America, where the Republican Party is in charge of the parliament, while the Democrats are in control of the executive.

“I was the first to address the press in Port Harcourt and I told them that Saraki was going to win the Senate Presidency and I gave them my reasons. Eventually, we went there, he won. If, but God forbids, because we don’t see it coming, by chance Saraki is removed; I can tell you that the PDP will produce the next Senate President.

“We only need three and we have it. The calculation is very clear to me. The calculation is very clear for the PDP. We know what it will take us. When I told them that Saraki was going to win, I did a lot of mathematical calculations based on the facts on the ground and it is even clearer to me now that the PDP will win it. We will win it.

“If anybody is thinking that a PDP man is going to vote against a PDP candidate, he is telling you a lie. We have people and we know how to get the people from the APC. We will win and that will be very interesting. I can tell you with what’s on the ground that we will produce the next Senate President”, he said.

Meanwhile, the APC Senate caucus is leaving nothing to chance as fence-mending moves have begun to unite the senators, who became divided following the emergence of Saraki as Senate President.

The reconciliatory moves are being spearheaded by the former governor of Sokoto state, Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC, Sokoto North).

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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