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No alliance with Tinubu, others- PDP BoT chair

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…As party condemns withdrawal of Wike’s CSO

Contrary to the media report that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking merger with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and others, the Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman of the party, Sen. Walid Jibrin yesterday said  such report
emanated from the imagination of mischief makers.


The BoT Chairman also explained that
issues arising from anarchy, self-centredness, self aggrandisement and indiscipline that have plagued the PDP were already being resolved.

The report of merger talk had also mentioned former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

Jibrin, in a statement explained that PDP has never contemplated teaming up with Tinubu and the other APC chieftains with the purpose of firming another political party.

He said: “I salute Tinubu’s courage for coming out to speak frankly about his position regarding this unfounded rumour and for setting the record straight.

“In Tinubu’s own reaction denouncing the report, he condemned the PDP and I can’t understand why anybody would think that we are going to form a new party with somebody who has is condemning us.

“The PDP is a golden name, a party formed by respectable and dignified Nigerians dead and alive, like Alex Ekwueme, Jerry Gana, Solomon Lar, Adamu Ciroma, Aminu Wali, Sule Lamido and many others.

“It is therefore ridiculous to think that anyone would abandon a well organised party like the PDP and join another party. There is nothing wrong with the PDP, except for some characters within the party.”

Explaining the issue behind the crisis in the party, Jibrin said that impunity and indiscipline among some members triggered the ongoing leadership crisis the party.

He, however said that the party will overcome the challenges sooner than expected, adding, “we are ready to make corrections by doing away with impunity, indiscipline and pride among some people in our midst.”

Commending the efforts of Senator Ike Ekweremadu committee and another committee led by Prof. Jerry Gana in finding lasting solution to the various conflicts within the PDP, Jibrin said that they would never abandon the party for newcomers.

He said that those who left the PDP before the 2015 general elections as a result of ill treatments would soon rejoin the party before the 2019 general elections.

He said: “We are ready to look into their cases whenever they decide to come back. We can never abandon the PDP for some people who have just joined us simply because they have the capacity to cause trouble.”

Meanwhile, the leadership of the party has condemned in strong terms the withdrawal of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, alleged that this development was a plot to kill the governor.

The party said: “This latest development has confirmed that the former Governor of Rivers State and now Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike
Amaechi in collaboration with his Party’s led federal government and its
security agencies has finalized plans to assassinate the Governor of
Rivers State. This is despicable and a complete affront and declaration
of war on  Rivers people using the apparatus of state.

“This has again confirmed the serious desperation of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to win elections at all cost with no single consideration to the lives of Nigerians. It is common knowledge that since the inception of this government, the APC leaders have approached
elections in the Country with different rigging methods.”

The party also said that the new method being applied by the APC against the Rivers Re-Run
Elections is to expose Wike to danger of assassination and possibly intimidate
him to succumb to their rigging plans.

“This is not acceptable and if anything happens to the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, his family or any of our Party member or
supporter in Rivers State, Rivers people and indeed all Nigerians should
hold Chibuike Amaechi and his Party leaders responsible.

“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is very clear on the grounds by which the security of a sitting Governor can be withdrawn. This is a big slap on our Constitution and must be condemned
by all well-meaning Nigerians before the APC reverses all the gains of democracy we have nurtured since 1999.

“We therefore call on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr.
Ibrahim Idris and the Director General of State Security Services (SSS),
Lawal Daura to as a matter of urgency restore all the security details
of Governor Nyesom Wike and to secure the Government House, Port
Harcourt, Rivers State. Failure to do this before the Saturday, December
10, 2016 Re Run Elections is indirectly calling on Rivers people to
resort to self help,” it said.

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We will vote for presidential candidate that can guarantee LG autonomy- Councillors Forum

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The All Former Councillors Forum of Nigeria, says it will only support a presidential candidate that will grant full administrative and fiscal autonomy to the local government system in Nigeria.

The Adamawa Branch Chairman of the Forum, Mr Abdullahi Adamu, made the disclosure on Sunday in Yola.

Adamu said that the forum considered and believed in the aspiration of Nigerians to deepen democracy and economy in the grassroots.

“The All Former Councillors Forum of Nigeria had resolved to support any presidential candidate that will grant full and fiscal autonomy to the local government system in Nigeria.

” The forum also will consider any candidate that will restructure the tenure system of local government councils, to reflect the wishes of the grassroots,” Adamu said.

He said that in spite the economic and social challenges, the 2019 elections would usher in a new `page of hope’ and progress for all Nigerians.

He called on all members of the forum nationwide to work collectively and vigorously in order to achieve a common goal.

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Ondo: APC group accuses Akeredolu’s aides of destroying Buhari’s bill boards

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A support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state on the aegis of Solidarity Group, has accused governor Rotimi Akeredolu of using his supporters to destroy all the re-election bill boards of President Muhammadu Buhari across the state.

The group also warned the national leaders of APC not to depend of both governor Akeredolu of Ondo state and his counterpart in Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, in mobilising support for the President’s re-election bid in the South-west.

In a statement signed on Sunday in Abuja by the Nationa Coordinator of the group, Comrade Gbenga Bojuwomi, said an investigated conducted by his group, Ondo APC solidarity group, revealed that the said clampdown on Buhari’s re-election images “started on 11th December 2018, when some touts and NURTW members loyal to governor Akeredolu were seen assisting the Ondo state Signage Agency in removal and total destruction of president Buhari billboards even as they chanted anti APC songs.”

The group also stated that several allegations of anti party activities have been raised by by a group known as Mandate and Solidarity groups in Ondo state about the governor Akeredolu allegedly test running Action Alliance (AA).

The group expressed surprise that despite those allegations against the governor “up till now both the presidency and APC have not seen any sense in it. Mr Akeredolu has therefore ordered the state agency signage to remove and destroy any Buhari poster or bill board found in all the 18 Local Government of Ondo state,” it alleged.

While cautioning the party againt anti party activities, the griup stated that “its high time APC and presidency wake up from their slumber as we also gathered that Akeredolu and governor Fayemi of Ekiti state who are on daily basis destroying Buhari in the south-west were the party’s best choices to lead Mr president campaign in the region,this is outright failure for president Buhari in southwest.

“Both Akeredolu and Fayemi do not even have enough clout to mobilize for elections in their families not to talk of leading the entire region for Mr president.To before warned is to before harmed,we have said our own on several occasions.”

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2019: Jimi Agbaje finally reveals why he dumped Tinubu

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Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos state, has given reason why he left the camp of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement on Saturday, Agbaje said it was based on differences in principles, as he took exception to the rule of one man dictating how Lagos should be governed.

It would be recalled that Agbaje parted ways with Tinubu in 2007 to join the Democratic Peoples’ Alliance (DPA) as its governorship candidate.

“I take exception to the rule of one man in a metropolitan state like Lagos.

“I have no personal rift with him (Tinubu). What exists between us is all about differences in value and principle. When we were together, I discovered that his own idea of democracy was not what I was taught, so I had to take an exit.

“I am saying that what we are running today in Lagos is a one-man Lagos. A Lagos where somebody says when he is going to bed, Lagos is going to bed, to me that can no longer be tolerable. Lagos must be made to work for the people of Lagos,” Agbaje said.

In addition, he said the ruling APC was foisting “opaqueness in public spending,” pointing out that, it had refused to open up its activities to the people of the state who were not getting value for taxes they paid.

“It is unfortunate that Lagos State under the control of the APC has refused to domesticate the Freedom of Information Act. Everything in government in Lagos State is shrouded in secrecy. The time has come to hand the fortune of the state over to the people.

“Seven trillion naira is what the state government has spent in the last 20 years, and what have we got to show for it? If you look at the average for education in Lagos, only 20 per cent of our children have passed WAEC in five years. The question is, are we getting value? The answer is, we are not getting value at all,” Agbaje said.

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