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Wike Messing Up With The Yoruba Race- Bode George

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Bode GeorgeA former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of attempting to mess up the Yoruba race.

George, who was one of the national chairmanship aspirants from Lagos State during the botched August 17 national convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said the governor was trying to dictate to the Yoruba on their choice of leadership.

He was reacting to the alleged plan by Mr. Wike to impose Jimi Agbaje as PDP national chairman during the botched convention.

According to him, events that played out in Port Harcourt had vindicated the embattled factional national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who has often accused PDP governors, especially Wike and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, of attempting to hijack the party for their own selfish ends.

“Now you can see that Sheriff is a saint. All he has been complaining about, he was right”, Mr. George said.

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Shedding light on why he said the Rivers governor was trying to ridicule the Yoruba race, the PDP chieftain said the South-West zonal chapter had adopted him (George) as its candidate for the national chairmanship position but that Wike and his cohorts were trying to interfere with the decision of the zone.

“If a zone cannot recommend him (Agbaje), who the hell are you people (in apparent reference to Wike and co.) to decide he is the one you want? We didn’t interfere with them bringing [Uche] Secondus or the South-East bringing their own candidate”, he fumed.

Mr. Geroge vowed that “We would save this party, would do everything that is possible to salvage this party. The South-west had already endorsed somebody, you refused to take that, you were manipulating people, jumping all around. If we had done that when we were building the party, many of them would never have ended up being governors. If you are a governor, you must show a high pitch of responsibility, respectability and civility”.

Still seething with anger from the planned imposition of Agbaje, who was the PDP candidate during the last general election in Lagos, Chief George said “For God’s sake, you are messing up with the Yoruba people. They are saying, ‘This is what we want’ and you are saying, ‘this is the one you would pick for us’. And they are taking a man who is yet to get his political teeth in Yoruba land in the PDP to make him the national chairman. It is an insult to the Yoruba people and we will never allow it, very disgraceful, very thoughtless. What do you think we are in Yoruba land? And nobody goes to the Villa (Presidency) without winning the South-west with 6.5m registered voters. I am happy that it (convention) was postponed. Like I said, it is a divine intervention”.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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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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