Former aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has risen to the defence of vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Peter Obi over controversy of owning no house, outside Anambra state,
A video had emerged online recently, where the former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi was heard saying that “the only place I Peter Obi own a house is in Onitsha,” but receipt of a house in the UK in the former Governor’s name was quickly dug out.
In his defense, Omokri said Obi never lied as the latter truly has one house in Nigeria but lived in the UK for many years, so there’s no way, he wouldn’t have one there.
Peter Obi said “Having being governor for 8 years, I cant live outside Anambra. The only place I have a home is Onitsha. If you see any house anywhere in Lagos, Abuja belonging to peter Obi, confiscate it". Obi lived in UK for 17 years. He NEVER said he doesn’t own a house there.
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) October 17, 2018
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
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.
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.
AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says 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.
“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.”
Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.
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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