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SDP Names New National Chairman After Falae’s Resignation

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has announced that its Deputy National Chairman (South), Prof. Tunde Adeniran, would from Monday act as the de facto national chairman of the party.

This is following the resignation of the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae.

A statement by the National Secretary of the party, Shehu Musa Gabam, explained: “The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, GCON, has officially stepped aside from his position. He communicated his decision to the Party on Friday, January 8, 2019.

“Chief Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Minister of Finance, predicated his decision on personal reasons which bordered on his desire to retire from active partisan politics.

“He had earlier indicated his intention to step aside on turning 80 but was prevailed upon to tarry till after the 2018 National Convention of the Party.

“Thereafter, he once again expressed his readiness to quit after the successful Convention but was made to stay back to steer the Party out of the litigations that emanated from the presidential primaries of the party.

“He was made to understand that as the leader of the party, it was not good for him to leave the Party in the midst of internal squabbles. He, therefore, stayed back.

“In taking this final decision, he has recommended, in line with the party Constitution, that the Deputy National Chairman (South), Professor Tunde Adeniran, OFR should step in, effective Monday January 11, 2019 as the de facto National Chairman in acting capacity pending ratification at the next National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and National Convention thereafter.

“Professor Tunde Adeniran, a former Minister of Education and Ambassador to Germany comes with a vast wealth of experience garnered over long years in academia, public service, as a public intellectual and as a political party administrator.

“His coming as National Chairman offers the hope of robustly repositioning the party as a major force in Nigeria’s political arena and as a credible national alternative party.

“He will sustain and build on the great achievement of the former National Chairman while further promoting the core values and ideologies of the party which center on social justice, equity, human dignity, good governance and well-being of the Nigerian people.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at 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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