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PDP: We won’t support separatist agenda, says Akpabio

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The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has assured Nigerians that the party will not support any separatist agenda in the country.
Akpabio made this known while speaking at the Non-Elective Convention of the PDP in Abuja on Saturday.
He said the party would continue to promote anything that would ensure the peace and unity of the country.
The lawmaker, who is also the Minority Leader of the Senate, condemned hate speeches in some parts of the country, saying that the unity of the country was non-negotiable.
He assured of the PDP’s support to policies of the present administration, which were aimed at taking the country out of recession.
He, however, said that the party would not support any policy that would plunge the country into depression.
On the PDP’s stance on fight against corruption, Akpabio said that it believed strongly in the course, adding that it was PDP’s government that established the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Corruption is endemic and it was brought about by the colonial masters.
“In 1960 when the Governor-General of Nigeria was handing over to the elected government of Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, one of the things he said was that the problem of Nigeria was corruption.
“So, it is not a Nigerian invention and PDP has been fighting it.
“However, we must distinguish between the fight against corruption and the fight against political opponents.
“We must distinguish between fighting corruption and persecution. They are two different things,’’ he said.
Akpabio lauded the recent Supreme Court judgment on the leadership of the PDP, and said that the judiciary restored sanity in the party.
He said that with the judgment, the party was poised to act as a viable opposition, while working towards ensuring good governance.
“What a beautiful moment this is for democracy in Africa.
“Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world, and a country with the population of over 170 million people cannot afford to disintegrate.
“The only way the black race can have respect is for Nigeria to have a stable democracy and the only thing that shows democracy is the legislature.
“That is why we are here in our numbers as senators, House of Representatives members and all of you gathered here today.
“We all represent democracy and that is what the PDP stands for. PDP stands for a show of the will of the people to determine who leads them,’’ he said.
Akpabio assured party members who had defected to other parties and anyone willing to join the party that its doors were open to accommodate them.
He congratulated the Chairman and members of the National Caretaker Committee of the party and pledged the continued support of PDP senators in moving the party forward.

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PDP reject APC’s mulling of interim government

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Kola Ologbondiyan Director, Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization

Kola Ologbondiyan
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization


…Insists Atiku Will Win Presidential Poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejects in its entirety the idea of an Interim Government, being mooted by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on behalf of the Buhari Presidency.

The PDP says it cannot accept any form of unconstitutional governance and a contraption like an interim government because it is confident of a landslide victory on February 16, given the overwhelming support, which it’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, enjoys among Nigerians across the board.

The party said a suggestion of an Interim Government, under any pretext, context or contemplation can only come from desperate and unpatriotic minds in a failed administration or political party that has lost hope of being re-elected in a free, fair and credible election due to its manifest incompetence and humongous corruption.

Every Nigerian knows the desperation of the APC and the Buhari Presidency ahead of the 2019 general election, leading to their resort to threats, intimidation and clamp down on dissenting voices, as well as, assault on institutions of democracy, in the face of incontrovertible indices pointing to their imminent crushing defeat at the polls.

The PDP has already alerted Nigerians that Alhaji Lai Mohammed had let out APC’s ignoble “plan B” of “if we can’t have it, then destroy it”, which is to cause violence, derail the electoral process and blame it on the opposition; not minding the damage such could cause the nation, including human and material losses.

We hope such cruel plot, as revealed by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is not the underlining reason behind the APC administration’s alleged neglect and undermining of our security forces fighting in the fronts.

The PDP demands that Alhaji Lai Mohammed comes clear on the source of his information, if it is not a plot being hatched by the APC.

He should tell Nigerians if his source was the Police, the military or the Directorate of State Services (DSS) so that they can appropriately channel their concerns.

The PDP therefore urges Nigerians to be at alert and keep an eye on the APC in their nefarious plans against our nation, now that they have made their strategy public.

On our own part, the PDP is prepared and ready for the elections. We have been going round the country peacefully, campaigning and presenting our candidate, policies and programmes to the electorate.

The PDP will therefore not accept any form of interim government, not when Nigerians have already attained a consensus to rally behind and vote in the peoples Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as their next President, come February 16, 2019.

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Saraki, Jonathan, Obasanjo, others attend council of state meeting

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The National Council of State meeting is underway in Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding.

It is the third meeting to hold under his administration and the first this year.

Those in attendance are the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Governors of Zamfara, Kebbi, Plateau, Lagos, Borno, Ebonyi and members of Cabinet.

Others present include former Heads of State, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Former Chief Justices of Nigeria.

The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, is also present and there are fillers that the meeting would focus on the general elections.

Details later…

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Red alert as opposition plans to scuttle elections – Lai Mohammed

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The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians the plans by some unscrupulous opposition elements to scuttle the 2019 general elections by orchestrating widespread violence.

”Having realized that their fortunes have dwindled badly ahead of the polls, the desperate opposition is orchestrating widespread violence with a view to truncating the elections, thus triggering a constitutional crisis that could snowball into the establishment of an interim government,” the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, told a press conference in Abuja on Monday.

”Before you accuse the government of crying wolf, let me tell you, gentlemen, that we have credible intelligence that armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgents have been mobilized to engage in massive attacks and other acts of violence in several states across the country, including Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Benue, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara,” the Minister said.

He said the Benue-based armed criminal group, led by Terwase AKWAZA, also known as Gana, has been commissioned to strike soft targets in Benue, Nasarawa, and Taraba States, while in Kano State, a group of notorious miscreants have been mobilized by some prominent opposition leaders to provoke massive chaos before, during and after the elections.

”There is also an international dimension to the evil plan. Some armed mercenaries from Niger Republic have been contracted to attack top government functionaries, including state governors, across the North-west between now and the elections,” Alhaji Mohammed said.

He, however, assured of the Federal Government’s commitment to a credible, free, fair and peaceful elections, hence it is taking every possible measure to counter ”these evil plans by unpatriotic anarchists”.

The Minister appealed to all Nigerians to be vigilant in the days ahead., and urged the media to help in sensitizing members of the public on the observed threats, which are capable of disrupting the elections.

”The punchline of our long running campaign on security – if you see something, say something – remains relevant, perhaps even more, at this time,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed said all the relevant agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture will work together to ensure that Nigerians are alerted to the dangers posed to the forthcoming elections by ”unscrupulous, unpatriotic and desperate characters who will not hesitate to destabilize the country if they cannot achieve their inordinate ambition”.

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