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APC Hasn’t Justified 2015 Electoral Victory – Ciroma

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Adamu-CiromaA founding father of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‎, Malam Adamu Ciroma, yesterday observed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not proven to Nigerians that it won the 2015 general elections.

The PDP chieftain said the APC-led federal government has not impacted positively on the lives of ordinary Nigerians, and should be challenged for not delivering the desired change it promised to the nation.

Mr. Ciroma, who spoke when members and leaders of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), led by its chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, visited him at his residence in Abuja, on Monday, said the PDP remains the party to beat in the 2019 general elections.

He also noted that the governing APC is already making the same mistakes made by the PDP and charged the party to brace up to the task of correcting such mistakes.

“Politics must always be there and there must be people to participate in it. But we must ensure the economic stability of the ordinary citizens. Every party that has the chance to rule also has the chance to make mistakes, but, I insist, people must play the right role in politics and that role must impact positively on the ordinary people.

“I want the APC to play the rightful role. They talked about the PDP now as if the APC does not exist. The APC must make mistakes, so, all of you (PDP leaders) must be ready”, he said.

The former Finance Minister recalled that prior to the last general elections, he warned PDP leaders to be ready for any eventuality that takes place.

“Today, PDP didn’t lose and APC didn’t win because APC has a lot to do”, he said.

Earlier, the BoT chairman explained the purpose of the visit, saying it was to seek advice from Ciroma on how to deepen internal democracy in the PDP and Nigeria at large.

Also, a former minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana, who was part of the delegation, said “Nigeria is going through difficult times”.

The meeting was attended by a former President of the Senate, Chief Adolphus Wabara; his erstwhile Deputy, Ibrahim Mantu; Senator Stella Omu, Taminu Turaki and Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (rtd), among others.

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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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