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800 APC Members Have Defected To PDP

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The Kwara State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that no fewer than 800 members of the All Progressives Congress in the state have defected to the PDP.

In an interview with a correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday, he stated that Dr. Hanafi Alabere led the defectors from Alanamu Ward in Ilorin West Local Government Area.

Oyedepo said, “By our record, about 800 members defected from the APC to the PDP. There is one Dr. Alapere, he is their leader in Alanamu Ward in Ilorin West. He led them to defect to our party.  The time he was in the APC, nobody could defeat him in that area. Now he has led all those people that were with him in the APC to the PDP.”

He said the defectors were received by the party during the visit of executive members of the PDP in the North Central Zone, led by their Zonal Chairman, Mr. Theophilus Dakas.

He described the defection of Alabere and others as a pointer to the popularity of the PDP in the state. Dakas was said to have lauded the PDP executives in the state for vibrancy of the party despite the internal crisis it experienced.

According to him, the party leadership has directed that power should be devolved to the ward level of the party. He also advised his party’s members to continue to work for the progress of the party through aggressive membership drive.

In a related development, the Chairman of the PDP in Nasarawa State, Mr. Francis Orogu, has condemned the recent appointment of members of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission alleged to be card-carrying members of the APC.

The chairman alleged that Governor Umaru Al-Makura gathered his loyalists and made them leaders of NASIEC.

He said that the PDP would not accept it.

He said, “We all know that we are dealing with somebody who never respects the rule of law.”

According to him, the governor has been paying only a fraction of salaries to workers in the state, but approved N195m for the conduct of local government election.

Efforts to reach the state Chairman of APC, Mr. Philip Shekewo, in his office and on the mobile telephone for comments, were unsuccessful as he neither answered his telephone nor replied several text messages sent to him.

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

 

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Tinubu, in his visit to the governor, stated that contrary to false news making the rounds, he did not travel to France, adding that he is still the Jagaban.

He also denied rumours that his son Seyi was kidnapped or chased out of his residence outside the country, emphasizing that nobody can chase him or his family out of Lagos.

The former governor’s visit comes after the infamous shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki area of the state.

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

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The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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