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Ondo 2016: Mimiko’s Former Commissioners Pick Forms From Sheriff-Led PDP

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PDPTwo ex-commissioners, who served under Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Sola Ebiseni and Bamiduro Dada, have picked their governorship nomination forms ahead of the November 26, election in the state.

Ebiseni, a former Commissioner for Environment and Dada, former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, obtained their forms separately from the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday.

They were both received by the factional state PDP Chairman, Mr. Biyi Poroye and other executive members at their Secretariat in Akure, the state capital.

Dada, who arrived at the Secretariat, earlier before his counterpart, said he decided to pick the form to take his destiny in his hand.

The aspirant, who claimed that he was in the governorship race not to spite his former boss – Gov. Mimiko – said he is following what he called “the proper path”.

According to him, “we are going the way of liberation and democracy. The step we have taken today is a very bold one. What encouraged me is what the people said about me in town.

“Mimiko is my leader and my father and I am grateful to him. The step I have taken today is not to reduce his authority, but only following the proper path”.

“It is a divine project. I have nothing against the central. If the central senatorial district should consider anyone, it should be me. I have been in Akure for 25 years”, he added.

Also, Ebiseni described himself as the most experienced among all the aspirants jostling to clinch the PDP ticket.

He noted that he was on a mission to rescue the party from dictatorship and return it to the people.

“I am here with foremost mission of rescuing the party from dictatorship and return it to the people.

“So, many things are happening in the state but the truth of the matter is that Senator Sheriff is the authentic chairman.

“I challenged every member to bring out their membership card and let us see who sign it?

“Ondo State needs redemption. Someone who does not know the state cannot rule the state. I am not anybody’s Tomboy”.

In his remarks, Poroye said no amount of conventions conducted by the Senator Ahmed Markaffi-led caretaker committee would stop Sheriff from being the PDP National Chairman.

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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

Governor Fayemi

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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