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APC Rally Is A Mockery Of Fayemi And Buhari, PDP Says

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) berated the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally in Ekiti State yesterday, claiming it worsened matters for the party and Kayode Fayemi, its candidate.

While lambasting Kogi State governor’s role in the campaign, the party commended Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, who, mistakenly advised the people of Ekiti to reject the APC candidate and endorsed the PDP-led administration of Governor Ayo Fayose

Naija news learnt that, PDP, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary, described the APC rally as a charade and mockery on the party and its candidate. 

According to PDP, the refusal of Ekiti people to attend the rally led to APC’s resort to renting crowd from neigbouring states.

“Nigerians watched in amusement as even the rented crowd refused to respond to the APC slogan or brandish their brooms, for which Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State openly nagged them for ‘sleeping’ at the rally. “In a highly embarrassing effort to spur the rented crowd, Kogi State governor, Yayaha Bello, from whose state a substantial part of the crowd was rented, had to recourse to his native Ebira language in addressing the rally.

“Moreover, President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance worsened the woes of the APC and its candidate, as the president could not boast of any federal project in the state, but sought to beguile the people with his usual list of empty promises in his prepared hollow speech.

“This is in addition to empty sloganeering by APC leaders at the rally, particularly its unelected factional national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whose attempt at political showboating could not help the situation.”

Let Fayose Teach you On How To Govern, PDP Tells Buhari

“It is even reprehensible that the poster boys paraded at the rally included governors like Bello, who are owing salaries in arrears of two years as a result of which many public servants in Kogi State had recourse in suicide.

“Nigerians are therefore at a loss as regards what governors who have failed their respective states had to tell the people of Ekiti State where PDP had made life better.

“We are, however, not surprised at the remarks by the Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, who, in sub-conscious sincerity, advised the people of Ekiti State to reject the APC candidate and endorsed the PDP-led administration of Governor Ayo Fayose,” the party said.

PDP, therefore, counselled Buhari to use the visit to learn the art of governance from Fayose, instead of his proclivities for divisiveness, harsh economic policies and de-marketing of the nation in the international arena.

Mr. President should go round the state and see for himself, the numerous landmark projects executed by the Fayose-led PDP government, after which he should appropriately advice his party members on their futility of contesting the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti.

“Further, the people of Ekiti State have not forgotten how President Buhari and the APC failed to take any action or even offer any soothing words when marauders attacked and murdered innocent citizens in the state earlier in the year,” it said.

Source: Naija News

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Fayose Describes Makinde As A Failed Governor, Vows Not To Reconcile With Him

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has described Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as a failure, adding that he (Makinde) is not ready for dialogue.

Fayose was reacting to comments by Makinde, who vowed to ensure that reactionary elements within the Southwest PDP would be fought and defeated.

Makinde also was reported to have warned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against postponing the zonal congress of the party billed for March 6.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, the former governor accused Makinde of wanting to betray elders that help him defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said the Oyo governor had the nerves to query the decision of the NWC on critical party matters, thereby making a mess of party leadership.

Fayose said the Makinde had deluded himself into thinking that he is the zonal leader because he is Governor, thinking he can run the NWC and the state.

“Makinde is a failed governor. He has proved it by his inability to protect the people of Oyo State. He has demonstrated more than enough reasons not to be fielded as our PDP candidate again. He has betrayed trust and in our group, we will not sit with him in dialogue,” he said.

Fayose added: “Majority of people Makinde is fighting today are the people who made him. He should stop his ranting. During the congress, we will teach him lessons; that becoming a Governor does not make him a leader. Let him continue to parade the failed politicians around him.

“He wants to run the NWC alongside Oyo State to assist his inordinate ambition to control the Southwest. He lacks the moral justification to criticise the NWC. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.

“Makinde must be rejected by the people of Oyo State. The young man is opening all fronts for war, barely one and half years in office.”

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Fani-Kayode Vowed To Remain In PDP – Ologbondiyan

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Thursday met with a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

It was gathered that the meeting which had in attendance other members of the National Working Committee members of the party took place at an undisclosed venue.

The development was announced in a post on Twitter by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday.

“Just in: The National Chairman of our great party, prince @UcheSecondus in the company of NWC members in a meeting with former Minister of Aviation @realFFK,” Ologbodiyan tweeted.

There are speculations that the meeting is due to the report making round that Fani-Kayode was planning to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Recall that Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in a video claimed that the former minister had shown interest in joining APC.

It, however, seems that PDP might have prevailed on the former minister to remain in the party as the PDP spokesperson quoted Fani-Kayode as saying, “If I had any concern, such concern is out of the windows already now. I’m a part of you and I will remain a part of you. — @realFFK.”

In another development, Adedapo Lam-Adesina, who represented the Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019 in the House of Representatives, has dumped the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Naija News reports that Lam-Adesina returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) barely three years after he left.

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Lam-Adesina Dumps ADC, Returns To APC

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Adedapo Lam-Adesina, who represented Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019 in the House of Representatives, has dumped the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Naija News reports that Lam-Adesina returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) barely three years after he left.

The defection, which was done amid jubilations by supporters at the Felele home of late Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, former governor of Oyo State, came weeks after leaders of the APC visited him.

Recall that together with other aggrieved members of the party, grouping under Unity Forum, Lam-Adesina had defected to ADC in June 2018 owing to a leadership tussle within the party.

Speaking to supporters, Lam-Adesina said he needed to rejoin the party as a form of respect to party leaders and elders who had persuaded him to rejoin the progressive fold.

Adding that he had tabled his grievances to those who visited him and others who had promised to address it, the 42-year-old politician said he was happy to be back home after what he called a ‘loan deal’ to ADC.

“I am happy to be back to APC. For me, it is a great homecoming. Like I have said, I have told our leaders who spoke to me let us address our problems once and for all,” he said.

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