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Covid-19: PDP Slams Buhari For Refusing To Address Nigerians

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his response to the senate for calling on him to address Nigerians over the scare of coronavirus.

Speaking in a statement via its official Twitter handle, the Party also lampooned the president for failing to address Nigerians over the deadly disease.

Full statement below:

Covid-19: PDP Slams Buhari For Insulting Senate, Refusing to Address Nigerians

The @OfficialPDPNig berates the @MBuhari Presidency for insulting the Senate for joining in the patriotic call to President @MBuhari…

… to personally address the nation on the fight against the spreading Covid-19 in the country.

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The party said it was shocking and totally unacceptable that instead of rising up to the challenge and leading in the fight, like other world leaders, Mr. President had allowed his aides…

… to haul insults on the legislature to the extent of describing the lawful resolution of the Senate as “cheap politics”.

The party says this development amounted to a gross misconduct on the part of Mr. President, who had demonstrated a clear dereliction of duty and total disregard to the lawful resolution of the legislature, in violation of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Having failed in his expected leadership role at a critical time like this, President @MBuhari should know that the call by the Senate is a direct reflection of the view of the totality of Nigerians, who, like citizens of other countries,…

… look up to the occupier of the seat of the President, personally, for direction and reassurances at a time of heighten public apprehensions and fear.

The Presidency’s discourteous response to the Senate is, therefore, an unpardonable slap on the faces of the totality of Nigerians, whom the @NGRSenate represents, and further demonstrates the Presidency’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians.

Our party considers the Buhari Presidency’s response to the @NGRSenate as an absurdity and a total disdain for our democratic institutions and collective sovereignty as a people.

It is instructive to note that this arrogant display of insensitivity by the @MBuhari Presidency is symptomatic of regimes that have no regard for the people.

Such regimes always wait to be reminded of their responsibilities and when duly reminded, they usually resort to insults, abuses and harassments.

The @OfficialPDPNig recalls that it had earlier called on President @MBuhari to address the nation on the Covid-19 to no avail. Our party, therefore, stands with Nigerians and the @NGRSenate in holding that…

… President @MBuhari is duty bound to personally address the nation and stop pointing to activities of other agencies of government. He must lead from the front and the buck must stop on his table.

The party charges President @MBuhari to wake up and end his Presidency’s lethargy to serious issues as manifested in his failure to visit Abule-Ado but preferred to sit in the comfort of..

The party charges President @MBuhari to wake up and end his Presidency’s lethargy to serious issues as manifested in his failure to visit Abule-Ado but preferred to sit in the comfort of…

 

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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

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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