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Chairmanship aspirant says PDP will win Kogi Governorship election come November 2nd

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PDP will win Kogi Governorship election come November 2nd

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will win the Governorship election come November 2nd, 2019 when Governor Yahaya Bello would be voted out, a PDP chairmanship aspirant comrade Alfa Fidelis from Igalamela/Adolu Local Government has indicated.
Fidelis is contesting in the party’s Congress billed for next month where he hopes to win and take over the leadership of the party in the State.
The aspirant who spoke at the PDP secretariat in Lokoja today when he came to declare his intention to vie for the position said the party was overwhelmed by militancy, thuggery and rigging deployed by the ruling APC in the last general election.
He said to achieve that feat is not going to be a tea party but it would happen through a dint of hardwork.
The aspirant said due to leadership failure there was no person to stand in for its members who were chased with guns at the polling units and hence were not allowed to exercise their franchise.
“It is an obvious fact that the last election was militarised. I also want to say that the PDP did not have someone who could stand and fight for them. “If I become the party’s chairman, I will fill in that gap and fight for the party, stand for the party and I will not allow anybody to bring in thugs to chase our people away, kill and maim them.”
According to him, there is nothing enticing him other than just service.
“We have looked at the happenings around the State and it is very appalling and there is something inside of me to steer the party to have a new party in the state.
“If you look at the PDP in the State it looks like there is no opposition party in the state. So one of my first obligation is to give the party members the confidence with programs lined up when we come on board.”

He said if the members have a leadership they can trust, they would come out without fear to vote a PDP Governor because the State remains a PDP State.
“Let me give you an instance, in Kogi State the PDP does not even have a secretariat, they just have a place politicians come, use to win election and after they win they abandoned it.
“My vision is to build a party that would be self sufficient, a party that can run itself, and that can only happen by bringing on board a competent chairman, the party on the long run can even sustain itself.
“Leadership is the major setback of the party because the people don’t have where to turn to. They need to have a leader with a vision so that they can have solace.”
He appealled to the delegates to look at everyone that is trying to get the job and what they can offer.
Fidelis said from his experience he is assuring them that if he becomes the chairman, he will create avenues for the party to generate it’s own resources as the party needs resources.
Having worked with Ahmodu Ali when he was national chairman of the party as a Personal Assistant on special duties for two years, he would bring that experience to turn around PDP in Kogi.
“Ahmodu Ali taught me discipline, transparency and hard work and these are what I want to bring into the party at the State level where it lacks discipline, transparency and the urgent need for reconciliation.”
He said he would initiate a genuine reconciliation to bring back all aggrieved members to the fold.

Under his leadership he said he would initiate empowerment programs for the party’s youths to keep them engaged and away from thuggery.

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LG election: Dogara’s aides express confidence of victory

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From Ali Sara, Bauchi

As the people of Bauchi State file out tomorrow to exercise their franchise in the Local Government election, the battle for supremacy between the two major gladiating political parties; the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) is expected to play out.

The immediate past speaker of the House of representatives Honorable Yakubu Dogara who recently joined the APC in his Bogoro local government has vowed to leave no stone unturned having embarked on door to door campaign to ensure victory.
Those vying for the chairmanship seat in the local government are Honorable Bulus Iliya of APC and Honorable Iliya Habila of PDP who are both former Senior Special Assistants to the former Speaker.

Flagging off his campaign Wednesday Honorable Iliya said that he is not afraid of the ruling party because the youth and women are with him.

According to him, he cannot be intimidated by anybody saying he does whatever he sets out to do without fear.
“I don’t fear face because I believe in God and God decide who will rule the LGA. I am not afraid that I am contesting against the ruling party, why because I know the masses are with me and I am sure I will defeat PDP on saturday”.

The APC candidate alleged that the only option for the ruling People’s Democratic Party is to try to manipulate the election because they have the government.
He expressed the believe that with God and the people by his side he will win the election.

“Definitely, if they are going to conduct a credible election we will be victorious come this Saturday”, he confidently boasted.

He called on the electorate to be law abiding, even as he advised them to protect their votes.

On his part Honorable Iliya Habila who is the immediate past Care taker Chairman of Bogoro LGA and the flag bearer of the PDP said he does not need to campaign because within the ten months of his stewardship in office the people can testify to his giant strides in the area of human and infrastructure development.

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has sent a congratulatory message to the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election to a second term at Saturday’s election.
Lawan also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the victory of its candidate at the election, saying the triumph is well-deserved and heart warming.This was contained in a statement that was issued in Abuja yesterday by his special adviser on media Ola Awoniyi.The president of the senate noted that the election was a referendum on the stewardship of Governor Akeredolu in the last four years and that the Governor has passed the examination in flying colours.
The Senate President commended the people of Ondo State for their peaceful conduct at the poll, which has demonstrated their confidence in their country’s democratic process.
He also thanked the Ondo people for their consistency in identifying with progressive platforms now ably represented by the APC.
“By the outcome of this election, the people of Ondo State have spoken in a loud and unambiguous voice that the APC offers the best platform for the pursuit of their development goals and political aspirations.
“The electoral victory in Ondo State is a re-affirmation of the people’s faith in the APC government and the capacity of Governor Akeredolu to continue the transformation of  the state by consolidating on his achievements and opening new frontiers of development in the Sunshine State,” Lawan says.
The Senate President admonished the Governor not to deviate from the path that has taken him to a fresh mandate from his people. He also urges him to continue to implement APC’s progressive programmes for the benefit of all Ondo people.
Lawan called on other contestants in the election to join hands with the winner in working for the common good of Ondo people.

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No PDP member defected in Ogbadibo -Media Group

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A foremost media support group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, has described as untrue, the propaganda on the social media that some members of the party defected to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC).

The group, Benue South PDP Social Media, in a statement on Friday by its Coordinator, Comrade Yemi Itodo, said those selling such propaganda were only doing so for personal gains, urging the public to disregard such “unfounded rumours”.

The John Ngbede led State Working Committee of the PDP had, on Tuesday, inaugurated the executive of the Ogbadibo chapter of the PDP.

Barely 48 hours after the inauguration, some APC members took to the social media, suggesting that some members of the PDP abandoned the party for the broom party.

But Comrade Itodo in the statement, said it was rather the APC members that indicated interests to join the ruling PDP which the chapter Chairman of the party, Hon. Vincent Amuche had hinted the state leadership of PDP and a new date shall be fixed to welcome over 3000 members of opposition parties who are itching to join PDP.

“I can authoritatively tell you that there shall be great tsunami in the camps of the opposition parties in the coming weeks. What has been delaying it was the inability to inaugurate the elected chapter executives, due to COVID-19.

“But now they are being inaugurated and you will be shocked at the caliber of persons that have already concluded arrangements to join PDP”, Itodo said.

He stressed that, “no member of PDP left the party for any other party”, challenging anyone with names and wards of those defectors to publish them.

“The truth is that, some aggrieved persons left their parties after the primaries did not favour them few years ago and joined forces with APGA, SDP, Labour, etc. So, if those persons decided to rejoin their parties, how would you ascribe such defections as from PDP?

“Do you know how many great members of PDP that had since returned to the party in their various wards without making noise”, Itodo posited.

While calling on the leadership of PDP in Ogbadibo and Benue South not to be distracted in the quest to have estranged members reunited into the fold and create enabling environment for those willing to defect to the party; Comrade Itodo warned the opposition parties against heating up the polity at the time all hands must be on deck in the business of governance of Benue State.

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