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Sheriff Should Apologize To PDP, Says Wike

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Sherrif-and-Wike-FayoseGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked sacked national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to apologize to the party for his conduct during and after last weekend’s national convention of the PDP, which held in Port Harcourt.
Mr. Sheriff, who was propped up to contest and win election as national chairman during the national convention, reportedly staged a walk out in anger after it emerged that stakeholders instead opted for a caretaker committee headed by former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
The erstwhile chairman later addressed a separate press conference where he purportedly canceled the national convention, citing various court injunctions.
In a bid to retain his seat, Sheriff approached the federal high court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday, which reportedly barred the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from recognizing the Makarfi-led caretaker committee.
However, another court order was secured same day recognizing the caretaker committee and upholding the dissolution of the Sheriff-led National Working Committee.
Reacting to the actions of the erstwhile national chairman during and after the national convention, Wike, who was one of the PDP governors that supported Sheriff and defended his imposition on the party, accused the former Borno Governor of acting a written script aimed at destroying the party.
The governor’s position was contained in a statement by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu on Thursday.
The statement said: “We have seen that there is a hidden agenda. But nobody can destroy the PDP. PDP will wax stronger. Those around the former acting National Chairman have questionable character. They are people who think that they can use the judiciary to cause crisis. In my entire political career, I have never seen a man with many opponents as Senator Sheriff. Modu Sheriff should apologize to the party”, he said

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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.

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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

Dave Umahi

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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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

Also Read: Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque

This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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