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Maduekwe Died When PDP Needed Him Most – Jubrin, Others

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Ojo MaduekeThe Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Sen. Walid Jubrin, Secretary of ex-PDP Ministers’ Forum, Abubakar Olanrewaju and a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, have expressed shock over the death of Chief Ojo Maduekwe.

Chief Maduekwe, who was Secretary of the BoT, reportedly slumped inside a vehicle yesterday while returning from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

He was rushed to a private hospital in the Asokoro District of Abuja where he was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors. He was aged 71.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, Jubrin said he was shocked to learn about the death of Maduekwe.

He said that the former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada passed on at a critical time when the party needed him most.

Jubrin said that he was waiting for his secretary in the BoT to return from the U.S where he traveled to, so that they could put heads together to address the current leadership crisis in the party.

“I learnt with sadness and great shock about the death of this very devoted member of the party, a very dependable member and a very useful member with whom we have worked very closely together. 

“We have been trying our best to find a solution to this problem and it is so sad that Maduekwe died at a very critical moment. 

“It is sad that at this critical moment, Maduekwe had to go and we are definitely going to miss him and his ideas. 

“He meant very well for this party, he meant very well for BoT.

“He had very fantastic ideas on the way out for our party crisis. 

“Maduekwe has been national secretary of the PDP, he has been a Nigerian ambassador and so, we were utilizing his knowhow in BoT.

“He did very well for the few months he was in BoT. I will never forget him.

“I have lost a great partner”, Jubrin said.

He prayed to God to give members of the deceased family as well as PDP faithful the fortitude to bear this great loss.

Speaking in the same vein, Olanrewaju said “It is sad that we lost one of our finest men at a crucial time. I am shocked beyond words.

“He was one of the few conscientious leaders we had left because you cannot buy him with money. This was why we made him the Secretary of the BOT.

“And until he died, he was committed to the reunification and rebuilding of PDP. We will miss his rare wisdom, integrity, and courage to speak truth to power”.

In his reaction, ex-Gov. Obi described the deceased as an unusual politician, who was not afraid of his own voice, especially in speaking out on matters bordering on the way forward for the country.

“If he was brutal at certain points, it was just an insight into the depth of his passion”, the ex-governor said.

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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.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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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