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PDP Caretaker Committee Reverses Suspesion Of Babangida Aliyu

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PDP Caretaker Committee Reverses Suspesion Of Babangida Aliyu

The suspension of former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been reversed.

The North Central Zonal Caretaker Committee overseeing the activities of the PDP in Niger State reversed the suspension.

The caretaker panel in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Suleiman Mohammed, late Monday night, described the ex-governor’s suspension as fake news.

The PDP in Niger State had earlier on Monday, announced the suspension of Aliyu, who is also a member of the party’s Board of Trustees.
He was accused of engaging in anti-party activities which allegedly led to cracks in the party since 2014 and invariably made the PDP lost both the presidential and governorship elections, in the state, in 2015.

According to a communique issued at the end of an emergency stakeholders’ meeting in Minna, on Monday, the suspension was as a result of six allegations which the party in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state, found disturbing and inimical to the party’s progress.

The PDP, in the statement titled, ‘Notice of suspension of Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu from the PDP, Chanchaga LGA,’ also alleged that the ex-governor worked against former President Goodluck Jonathan and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Umar Nasko, by supporting and funding the opposition All Progressives Congress in 2015 with the sum of N450m to defeat his own party.

The communique which was made available to journalists added that the allegations include, “causing disaffection within the party hierarchy even after several peace efforts; strong and verifiable allegations of anti-party activities leading to cracks in the party since 2014 that led to loss of government at the centre and the state levels.

“This includes disobedience to then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and working against his re-election success in 2015”

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However, the PDP North Central Zonal caretaker panel in its counter statement, discarded the report and tagged it as fake news.

The statement read: “It has come to our notice, the fake news making the rounds on social media that former Niger State Governor and member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu (CON) has been suspended by the party.

“While we feel it is worthless joining issues with social media fake news peddlers, we deem it necessary to put the records straight so as not to confuse our teeming and loyal party faithful in Niger State and elsewhere.

“Truth is that Dr. Babangida Aliyu, a former governor, who is a serving PDP BoT and National Executive Council member is not and cannot be suspended by his local government chapter of the party.

“Those parading the fake news are enemies of the PDP, bent on fanning the flames of disunity in our great party.

“We appeal to our party members and the general public to discard same as fake news and handiwork of mischief makers.

“We equally appeal to our party leaders and stakeholders in Niger State to close ranks and work together to bring back the peace that has eluded us and denied us victories in the state.”

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Tambuwal Emerges Chairman Of Governors’ Forum

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Tambuwal Emerges Chairman Of Governors' Forum

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has been named as the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday  at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja transferred power of the NGF to the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

A statement by the Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo read, “Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr Fayemi in the last four years.

“Dr John Kayode Fayemi who was only a few weeks ago elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morrocco attended the NEC virtually from New York City, where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

“The Sokoto State Governor will be holding fort until May next year when a proper election is conducted among the governors.

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“Before making the announcement, the Ekiti State Governor acknowledged the result driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support, explaining that yes, we may be occasionally troublesome, coming from the Forum of Governors, and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation.”

“The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them.

“In his response the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail, because he was “meant to, on behalf of the NEC commend the Ekiti Governor and NGF Chairman’s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years and that was enhanced by your chairmanship of the NGF, admitting that the NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation, not just in words but in deeds as well.”

“Professor Osinbajo prayed that Dr fayemi’s services both nationally and globally to development, and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves will continue.

“Dr Fayemi formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Rt Hon Amuinu Waziri Tambuwal on October 16th.”

 

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BREAKING: PDP Crisis Deepens As Wike’s Camp Shuns Atiku Campaign, Insists On Ayu’s Removal

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BREAKING: How Atiku, Ayu, Ex-generals, Others Conspired Against Me - Wike

As the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) festers, the camp of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has pulled out of the Atiku Presidential Campaign activities after a stormy session in Port Harcourt.

Rising from the meeting in the early hours of Wednesday, they insisted that the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu must resign his position if Governor Wike’s group must partake in the presidential campaign activities of the party.

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The team vowed not to partake in the campaign activities until the resignation of Ayu.

 

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18 Presidential Candidates Make INEC’s Final List

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18 Presidential Candidates Make INEC's Final List

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released 18 names as the presidential candidates for the 2023 elections.

On the list are: the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi of Labour Party, LP,   and others.

The circular released by the electoral body on Tuesday captured the state of origin, age, and other details of the candidates.

Tinubu was captured in the circular as 70 years old. In his qualification, the independent body wrote BSC in Business Administration.

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Tinubu’s running mate, Shettima Kashim is 55 years old and presented primary school certificate, General Certificate of Education, B.Sc Agriculture.

While Obi Peter Gregory of Labour Party, submitted FSLC, WASC/GCE and a degree certificate and he is 61 years old, his running mate Baba Ahmed Yusuf Datti has FSLC, GCE and PhD and he is 53 years old.

The candidate of the PDP, Atiku is 75 years old and he presented GCE and a master’s degree. His running mate Okowa Arthur Ifeanyi is 63 years old and he presented HSC and MBBS.

 

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