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2019 election: Oyegun speaks on crisis rocking APC under Oshiomhole

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Odigie Oyegun

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A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has reacted to the crisis rocking the ruling party under the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The former APC Chairman expressed sadness over the current crisis but expressed confidence that the ongoing peace moves will yield expected results.

Oyegun, who spoke with reporters at his Abuja residence Wednesday, Oyegun said he didn’t know anyone who is happy with the instability situation within the party.

“We need to begin to confront the election in February next year which given the state of the nation, are bound to be challenging,” he said, even as he appealed that every effort be made to establish peace such that the party will approach the general elections as a united force, rallying around a united program of action.

“Well, I can say something for sure that I am not happy as to state of peace or the relative instability in the party. I don’t think I know someone who is happy today about that but like I said earlier, there are peace missions that I have found all over the country and so at this point in time it will be ill of me to start saying ho, things went bad because that happened or because that did not happen but as a statesman let me not start passing my own personal judgement where there is a team out trying to broker peace, I won’t be helping the situation.

“What we require is peace, I pray God give these teams the wisdom that is required to to work out the settlement to bring the party back to strong political fighting force.

“As far as my own party is concerned, well I have only one appeal, that there should be peace and that Every effort should be made to establish Peace such that we will approach the elections a united force, a united voice a united party, rallying around a united program of action.

“There is no doubt about it that there are very serious disputations within the party. And I’m very very glad that peace teams have been sent out, I was glad to run into one of these teams once while I was on private business in the Southeast. And it is my prayer that they achieve the goals for which they were set up and for the reason they have been sent out.

“But It is necessary to state that for peace to happen, there is need to emphasize that all sides must be ready to give and to take, there must be willingness for compromise, such that can bring the party back together in such a fighting mood. We need to begin to confront the election in February next year which given the state of the nation, are bound to be challenging.

“As an elder statesman, I appeal to our leaders to keep away from distractions and non issues. If you read the Social Media today you see such terrible distractions, such terrible insults, such humongous, clear patent falsehood and this seem to have become the main issues whereas they are mere distractions, absolute distractions. Whether people have certificate or not, whether they went to schools or not and quite a lot of other things, manufactured stories about individuals, prominent individuals.

“It appears the pastime now is research for scandals rather than an attempt to build issues, to depict deepen alternative approach, alternative formulation. We all known the problems of our country, who has answers for these problems, what are the answers . I think those are issues this two and half months should try to address.”

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2019 election: Pharaoh let my people go – Agbaje blasts Tinubu

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has described a National Leader of the All Progressives Cobgress, APC, Bolaji Ahmed Tinubu as “Pharoah.”

Agbaje was responding to Tinubu, who during the week, mocked him for adopting the ‘freedom’ slogan for his 2019 aspiration.

DAILY POST recalls that while addressing members of the APC on Monday, said, “Those who said they want freedom should go and learn tailoring and vulcanising and we will do freedom for them later.”

But in a statement on Tuesday, the PDP flag bearer likened Tinubu to the biblical Pharaoh of Egypt who refused to allow the children of Israel to leave.

His statement said, “Pharaoh, you must let our people go!

“Apparently, the APC leader has lost touch with reality.”

Agbaje’s statement was signed by his Director of Media and Publicity, Felix Oboagwina.

“Otherwise, he would know that, like the children of Israel, Lagosians are groaning under the taskmaster that Tinubu and his cronies have turned themselves into in this state that should rate as Nigeria’s foremost,” he added.

Agbaje said Lagosians would be liberated after the people might have delivered an electoral disgrace to the APC in 2019.

He said, “We identify with our vulcanisers, tailors and all craftsmen who have the joy of duly-earned freedom after their apprenticeship.

“But it is apparent that, unlike them, those who have gotten used to filthy lucre and the dividends of corruption cannot savour the joy that comes with the legitimate sweat and labour of hardworking artisans.”

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What APC wants to do in 2019 – PDP chairman, Secondus

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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not ready for the 2019 election.

He stated that the ruling party was planning to rig.

Secondus spoke on Tuesday at the North-East zonal rally of the party in Gombe.

The National Chairman charged the people to be ready to vote out the APC.

He enjoined them to join the rest of the country in the mission to rescue Nigeria.

“You must not only vote but must be ready to defend your vote, the APC is not preparing for election, they want to rig but you must be ready to resist their antics,” he said.

Secondus said that APC had destroyed the country and PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar are coming back to power to save situation.

According to a statement from his media office signed by Ike Abonyi, Secondus said that the economy of the nation has been destroyed by the APC administration with President Muhammadu Buhari painting a gory picture.

He said Atiku is coming with all the prerequisite experience both in public and private sector to restore the nation’s lost glory.

The National Chairman performed the symbolic handing over of flag to the presidential candidate and the six gubernatorial candidates of Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Borno, Yobe and Buachi states that make up the geo political zone.

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2019: Why Nigerians should vote PDP – Atiku

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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has assured Nigerians of peace and development in the country if elected president come 2019.
Atiku gave the assurance at the North East zonal rally of the party in Gombe on Tuesday.

NAN reports that Atiku said people were in hunger and poverty, hence the need to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC), for more development.

He, however, called on the party supporters to vote PDP in all positions for positive change in the country.
Also speaking Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, who is the North East Zonal Coordinator for the presidential rally, thanked the leadership of the party for giving the zone the presidential candidate slot.

He called on the people in the North East to return the favour by ensuring victory for the party in 2019.

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