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PDP Govs Begging Sheriff To Withdraw Lawsuit Challenging Removal – Ishaku

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Darius-IshakuGovernors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are now begging the sacked national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to withdraw the court case he instituted against the party.
Mr. Sheriff went to court to challenge his removal as PDP national chairman over a week ago.
PDP governors and other stakeholders had on May 21, 2016 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, dissolved the national working committee of the party led by Sheriff and in its place, appointed a former governor of Kaduna state, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
Speaking to newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital yesterday, Mr. Ishaku said Sheriff had done his best for the party and did not deserve to be disgraced out of office.

The governor said it was only him and his Gombe State counterpart, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, that endorsed Sheriff as the only candidate for the party’s chairmanship from North-East.
He, however, said the table was upturned at the national convention of the PDP when the remaining 10 PDP governors rejected the former Borno State governor as chairman of the party.
“It’s only myself and Dankwambo that supported Sheriff at the convention and we have no option than to allow the voice of the majority to prevail”, Ishaku said.
The Taraba governor said the only way out of the intractable crises confronting the PDP was for Sheriff to discontinue litigation against the party.
Gov. Ishaku insited that the way the former chairman was eased out of the party was not honourable for a person that did well for it.
“We need people like Sheriff in the PDP and therefore, we must beg him to withdraw his case because, failure to do that could lead to more crises”, he said.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

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.

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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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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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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.

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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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