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‘Lamido is PDP, PDP is Lamido’

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has sent emissary to former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido to appologise on behalf of the party for some of its actions or inactions that may have undermined his integrity.
It would be recalled that the National Working committee of the party had set up a caretaker committee after the expiration of the tenure of the former state working committee to coordinate the party’s affairs in the State..
The Jigawa State PDP caretaker committee Chairman Hon Umar Mungadi along with other members of his committee yesterday said the National headquarters of the party sent them to Sule Lamido for two reasons. 
“One of the reasons is to apologise to Sule Lamido  and beg for his forgiveness. Secondly, that Sule Lamido should tell them how the party should be run in the state.”
The Chairman said because Lamido is so important and valuable to the party they just have to come to Lamido and not Lamido to come to them. “Everybody in Nigeria knows who Lamido is to the party. Lamido is PDP and PDP is Lamido.”
Former Governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Sule Lamido however took exception to some dicisions by the National headquarters on the party in his State, Jigawa without conferring with him.Lamido spoke at his Sharada office in Kano when the State caretaker committee paid him a courtesy visit where the committee apologised for some of the happenings.Sule Lamido while recieving them said he is not offended. He said PDP is an Institution and not individual.He indicated that national party chairmen have come and gone but the PDP is still standing as a political Institution. 
He however decried a situation whereby  rumours and propaganda being peddled around, yet not even the National Chairman, Uche Secondus could reach out to him not even any leadership of the party. 
“All they were doing was listening to hearsay and busy taking decisions on behalf of Jigawa PDP without consulting him.” He indicated that PDP leadership sent down a caretaker committee to his state without his knowledge and so many other decisions were taken. “I am not bordered as I am busy having a sound sleep and rest in my house. They don’t need to send people to apologise to me.”
It will be recalled that after constituting caretaker committees at the 27 local Governments of the State, the State caretaker committee chairman later announced  the sacking of the committees as directed by the national headquarter of the party.Mungadi said the earlier inaugurated 135 members of the local government caretaker members stand dissolved.He indicated that the decision followed an earlier petition by a faction of the PDP from the state under Aminu Ibrahim Ringim which made the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to rescind the appointments

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Osakwe asks Buhari to embrace Dialogue over South-West Crisis

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Osakwe asks Buhari to embrace Dialogue over South-West Crisis

The Federal Government must embrace dialogue as a means to end ongoing crisis in the South-West Nigeria, former Presidential candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), in the 2019 general elections, Ambassador Felix Johnsom Osakwe has said.

While expressing concerns over the state of affairs in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday, he urged President Muhammedu Buhari to seek for amicable ways to resolve the crisis rather than using any aggressive confrontation that could make things worse.

He stressed that since the country has been effected by COVID -19 pandemic, security challenges and economic downturn at this time, there was a need for the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility to ensuring that the stabiltiy of the country was not compromised.

He noted that as an Ambassador for Peace with the Universal Peace Federation, he was worried about the deteriorating situation and the Federal government’s confrontational stance about the matter especially with regards to the Pro-Yoruba activist and agitator, Sunday Igboho.

” I am strongly of the opinion that what Mr. President needs to do now is to embrace peaceful dialogue and be the father of the entire nation. He should push for peace and call the agitating parties to a parley and get them to resolve the issues. There is already a lot of tension in the air and considering how tenuous 2020 was for us all, it is only appropriate that as we get on about building back better and rebuilding our economy, we don’t tear down what small wins we have recorded by inciting and perpetuating more conflicts, either explicitly or by complicity,” he said.

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AESID hails Ebonyi CP, warns against intimidation of judges by state govt

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The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has warned the state government to stop intimidating Judges in the cause of their duties, even as it commended the new Commissioner of Police for being professional.

The Ebonyi indigenes said the agents of state government were trying to manipulate the judiciary into causing trouble in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

In a statement released by its President, Amb. Paschal Oluchukwu, on Sunday in Abuja, the association said the goal is to continue to cause division in the PDP by having the Nwebonyi group parade as a factional State Exco of the PDP through Suit No: HAB/161/2020 with Roy Umahi as the lead counsel to the Plaintiffs.

“We condemn, whole and entire the desperate attempts to use the Judiciary to achieve the threat of being in APC and sponsoring crises and divisions in the PDP.”

While commending the Ebonyi Judiciary for remaining firm as the last hope of the common man, the statement charges it to remain steadfast and unwavering.

“Already, we have read in the media through the former Assistant Financial Secretary of the Nwebonyi group who recently dumped the camp, Linus Ogazi how Governor Umahi divided the Excos in order to create a parallel faction of the party.

“AESID is also aware of the threats and intimidations that the young man has been receiving since he made the disclosures and wishes to call on Security agencies to call the Governor, his brothers and the Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly who have been dishing out threats to him to order. They should be held responsible for whatever happens to Mr. Ogazi.”

On the activities of the new Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba, the group thanked the police for their professional role in ensuring that those who staged a protest recently at the state High Court were dispelled peacefully.

“We, however wish to counsel the new CP to remain as professional and apolitical as his erstwhile colleague, CP Philip Maku who has been transferred from the state.

“AESID also calls on security agencies and INEC to obey the order of Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Abuja Federal High Court in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1609/2020 restraining David Umahi’s faction of the PDP in Ebonyi State led by the gadfly, Nwebonyi and his cohorts from parading themselves as officers of the Party. They should therefore provide security and accord protection to the Udeogu-led Exco to legitimately takeover the State Secretariat of the Party for the interest of justice, peace and unity of the opposition party.

“AESID lastly commends the Udeogu-led Excos and indeed, the teeming members of PDP for their calmness, steadfastness and resoluteness amidst attacks and wanton provocations by Governor Umahi and his surrogates. For in the end, it shall indeed, be proven to all that Ebonyi is PDP and PDP is Ebonyi State and Umahi is only a solo naked dance in his new political voyage!”

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APC disowns notice on postponement of Membership registration exercise

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The All progressives Congress (APC) has disclaimed “Notice” in circulation and ascribed to the APC CECPC National Secretary, Sen. John J. Akpan Udoedeghe Ph.D.

The party describes the notice as fake and highly mischievous.

This was contained in a statement that was issued in Abuja, Saturday by its National Secretary
Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Sen. John J. Akpan Udoedeghe.

The Statement reads, “The APC membership registration, revalidation and update exercise remains on course and commences as scheduled in the attached timetable.

“As earlier announced, the CECPC has approved the constitution of State Membership Registration Committees for the Party’s nationwide membership registration, revalidation and update exercise. This will be followed by a train-the-trainer workshop.”

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