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PDP says Jimoh Ibrahim is not member of its fold

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PDP says Jimoh Ibrahim is not member of its fold

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that business magnet Jimoh Ibrahim was not their member.

The Ondo-born billionaire had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State saying the party cannot survive without him.

In a statement by the Ondo State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, in Akure, the party insisted that “Barr. Jimoh Ibrahim is not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
Peretei said, “Before the 2016 governorship elections, his only presence in Ondo State was an Accord Party office branded with his billboard and posters. He granted interviews in the media stating his membership of the Accord Party. It was therefore surprising when he turned round to team up with factional National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ali-Modu Sheriff, declaring his intention to be Governor of Ondo State.

“When the Supreme Court declared Eyitayo Jegede as the authentic candidate of PDP for the governorship election, Ibrahim openly worked for APC/ Rotimi Akeredolu in that election.”

He stressed, “It was clear he did an hatchet man’s job for the APC-led federal government that gave him Police Affairs Commission contract.”

The PDP chieftain disclosed that the business tycoon celebrated the APC victory at the polls in 2016, adding that he doesn’t have any political value in his ward.

“How can the same character claim to be a member of the PDP? Unfortunately, since Ibrahim joined politics in 2003, he has never won in his Igbotako Ward. His claim to any kind of political relevance is only in the media. On ground, he is a paper tiger. Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu will have the shock of his life.”

Peretei warned that Ibrahim would soon retrieve the vehicles he donated for the governor’s second term campaigns.

“These same vehicles were donated to Accord Party, rebranded and donated to PDP. When he withdrew them after the 2016 election, some persons took Ibrahim to court. The matters are still pending in Court.

“To Ibrahim, everything is business and he may be looking for areas to scam the government and people of Ondo State. These vehicles are scraps, more than eight years on Nigerian roads. He should stop parading himself as a member of our party,” he said.

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

Clashes between rival political thugs have left 2 people dead in Zanfara ahead of the by-election tomorrow
The police imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara LGAs after two persons were killed and several others injured
The thugs also destroyed several vehicles and billboards in the areas.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 10, Mustapha Muhammad, said the curfew was to avoid breakdown of law and order.

There has been tension in the state as two leading candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress and the ruling People’s Democratic Party ended campaigns yesterday at the same time.
The contest is mainly between APC’s Bello Dankande Gamji and PDP’s  Tukur Ibrahim Tudu though 12 candidates of other parties are also in the race.
The PDP had earlier alleged that the APC was planning to disrupt the election by arming thugs; the allegation which the latter dismissed.

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

Having failed Nigerians on his campaign promises, President Muhammadu Buhari should be sober with a contrite heart by returning to God to beg for mercy, former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has said.


The former governor was speaking against the backdrop of the recent gruesome killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in some parts of the North.

Lamido who was monitored on the BBC Hausa service in Abuja said Buhari should drop his ego by seeking God’s forgiveness.
“There is no way a government can continue successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.

“He has failed totally, if not that he failed how will he allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will he allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Definitely something is wrong somewhere,” he said.

On the future of the country, Sule Lamido said, “Allah is merciful to his servants we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go fisrt. He should ask himself that what offences has he done to Allah. He need to wake up in the mid night, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness on the offences he has committed.

“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years if you said something like this you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses, the traditional leaders and all people have spoken out.”

“When Buhari was sick Nigerian prayed for him  and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges,” he added.

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege 

By Joseph Sunday


The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the bill on Gender Equality sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi as challenging in that it may be difficult to achieve the goals without enthroning new set of discriminations. 

Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of a non-partisan organisation, Women in Politics Forum led by Ebere Ifendu.
The Delta Central lawmaker assured women that their interests would be protected, but not to the detriment of the constitutional provisions against discrimination of whatever form.He said they want to strengthen women participation.Omo-Agege called on the Executive arm of government to always engage the Legislature before signing treaties and agreements.
This, he explained, will enable accelerated domestication by the National Assembly.

He also tasked the forum to help in mobilising the House of Representatives in concurring to the Sexual Harassment Bill passed by the Senate as well as the domestication of the Violence Against Persons  (Prohibition) Act in all the states of the Federation.
 In her remarks Ifendu called for the inclusion of Affirmative Action in the Constitution.
She cited African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda and Seychelles to buttress her position.
According to her there is no better time than now to achieve an inclusive democracy. Further more, she said we need to move from civil governance to true democracy where women, youth and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in governance,” she claimed.

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