Connect with us

Politics

PDP in Kogi vows to send APC packing in 2020

Published

on

Spread the love
  • 1
    Share

PDP in Kogi vows to send APC packing in 2020

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State rose from its stakeholders meeting in Lokoja the State capital yesterday with a promise to provide a better deal for the people in 2020 different from the non payment of salary and pensions that is currently the order of the day with the ruling APC.
They also promise to tap from the painful lessons learnt from their defeat occasioned by lack of internal party democracy by doing away with impunity.
They challenged the APC Government to immediately conduct Local Government election.

Speaking at the event senator Tunde Ogbeha said they have not seen any form of development across the State since the APC administration came on board.
“That means there is no good governance in Kogi State and because there is no good governance we will come back and reestablish leadership.”

“We discovered that the civil servants and pensioners are suffering in the State and we urge the Governor to have that human milk if kindness in him and be compassionate to pay workers because he cannot say he doesn’t have money.
“We are all witnesses that he collected the bail out ad the two tranches of the Paris club refund and he should use the money to pay salary. All these hiding behind the screen does not help.
He indicated that those who thought they were decamping for greener pastures have seen that they have found themselves in the desert, with nothing to eat or celebrate.
“They are just suffering, we are anxious to take them back and we can assure them that there would be comfort in PDP.”
The immediate past Governor of the State Captain Idris Wada said the party had gone through a lot of things in the last two years, saying all those who betrayed the party in the last general election are already suffering.
He said most of them are seeking a return to the party.
Wada urged members to remain determined to rebuilding and repositioning the party for the next general election.
Former Governor Ibrahim Idris said they have resolved to work together collectively adding that from all indication the members are all ready to fight the battle and by 2020 the party will be there.
“We have learnt our lessons in a very hard way and it was good for us to learn it that way and we would be more conscious of whatever we do to ensure such division does not come up again.
“I am interested to work hard to bring back our lost glory because the children are suffering and no father would be happy to see his children suffering.”
All the who is who in PDP were in attendance at the meeting including Former Governors, the senators and House of representatives members on the platform of the party.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

PDP expresses dismay that Buhari will blame the dead for his failure

Published

on

By

Spread the love

PDP expresses dismay that Buhari will blame the dead for his failure

**Says remark is an open support for insurgency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday expressed dismay that a President would blame the dead fir his cluelessness.

The major opposition party in Nigeria described as weird, reprehensible and repulsive that the Buhari Presidency now seeks to turn itself into a mouthpiece of terrorists by its subtle attempt to rationalize the killing of innocent and hard working Nigerians.
The party said it is shocked that the Buhari Presidency has graduated from making bogus claims of having degraded terrorism to the embarrassing point of blaming unprotected and helpless Nigerians for falling victims of terrorist attacks.

It said; “This, to say the least, is the height of leadership failure of the lazy, lethargic and incompetent Buhari administration”.
It stressed that it is alarmed by the reckless and bizarre attempt by the Buhari Presidency to rationalize the gruesome beheading of 43 innocent Nigerians by insurgents in Zabarmari, Borno state.
The PDP particularly said that it is outraged by the Buhari Presidency’s claims that the farmers were killed because they failed to get clearance before going to their farms.
The Party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the statement by the Presidency is also an admission that the Buhari administration has been overwhelmed by terrorists and can no longer guarantee Nigerians and other citizens a normal life.

The statement reads, “This unpatriotic stance smacks of support for acts of terrorism and mindless killing of our compatriots by a government whose Commander-in-Chief had promised Nigerians to lead the battle against insurgents from the front.
“Our party is forced to hold that attitudes such as the unpatriotic remark of the Buhari Presidency embolden insurgents in their ceaseless attacks in our country.
“Such also provides further insights into the escalation of acts of terrorism in our country in the last five years.
“It is therefore insensitive for the Buhari Presidency to have shown this huge lack of empathy, which amounts to a spat on the grave of the slain as well as an unpardonable slap on the faces of the generality of mourning Nigerians.

“Perhaps this also informs why their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has not deemed it fit to have a word of lamentation for the death nor consolation for the bereaved.
The party therefore chalkenged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately withdraw the offensive statement by his Presidency and apologize to Nigerians, particularly the people of Borno state.
The PDP also restated its call to President Buhari to heed the demands by Nigerians to rejig the nation’s security architecture as well as replace his Service Chiefs with more competent hands in the interest of the nation.

Continue Reading

Politics

Prof Yakubu harps on electoral act ammendment to allow over 1 million adhoc staff to vote

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Prof Yakubu harps on electoral act ammendment to allow over 1 million adhoc staff to vote

The provisions of the Nigeria’s electoral law may be disenfranchising over 1 million over one million Nigerians of voting age, the chairmanship nominee of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has observed
Speaking on Thursday at his confirmation hearing organized by the Senate Committee on INEC, Yakubu noted that the current law allows voters to vote only where they have registered.

He said this has denied INEC staff and ad hoc ones deployed for election duties, journalists and election observers the opportunity to exercise their civic duty during elections.
“We engaged about one million ad hoc staff during the last general elections. This means that the staff and others deployed for election duties did not vote,” he said.
He said until the law is amended to allow voters to cast their ballots wherever they are, millions of registered voters would continue to be denied voting rights.
Prof Yakubu also said the Commission needs to construct strong rooms in all the 36 states of the federation and FCT to store smart card readers and other election materials.
This, he said, was to prevent them from burning in case of fire incident.

Continue Reading

Politics

Senator Abbo vows to unseat Fintiri using APC platform

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Senator Abbo vows to unseat Fintiri using APC platform

Senator Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa North) has debunked insinuations that he was overwhelmed by tirades of attacks from his Governor hence he left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking to senate press Corps after officially announcing his exit he said left the party to be able to square it up with the Governor in 2023
Senator Abbo had announced his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a letter addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and read during plenary on Wednesday. 

The lawmaker said though he fought for Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s victory in 2019, the governor chased him out of PDP due to his alleged mismanagement of the party, which, Abbo said, had led to polarization. 

Senator expressed optimism that he will defeat the state governor in 2023. 

He said: “I’m not overwhelmed by Governor Fintiri. I fought to bring him to power. 

“The governor did not defeat me. The governor chased me out (of PDP). I actually gave way so I will go and take his seat from him.”

With his defection, APC now has 60 senators, while PDP 42. The ninth Senate has six vacant seats.

Abbo announced his defection in a letter addressed to the House, read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during Wednesday’s plenary session.

In the letter, Abbo stated that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Continue Reading

Trending