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Third year anniversary: APC celebrating failure – Ekiti PDP slams Fayemi

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The Ekiti State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the three years of the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration as a disaster and colossal failure in the history of the state.

The opposition party made this remark as a reaction to the three-year anniversary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government.

The Ekiti State PDP Publicity Secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, in a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Monday described the three-year anniversary as a celebration of shamelessness on the part of the government.

“We watch with a bemused sadness as the ruling APC government gleefully engages in back-slapping and self-adulation after staying in government for three years without any meaningful program that benefited Ekiti people,” he said.

The PDP spokesman noted that it is shameful the state government invited the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to commission the only project executed by the administration in three years, which is the Civic Centre in Ado Ekiti which started seven years ago.

“Regretfully, the Vice President and his entourage landed in Akure, a thirty-minute drive from Ado Ekiti and was picked with a chopper at the Akure local airport to Ado Ekiti, because of the terrible, deplorable and precarious condition of the Akure/Iju/Ikere road and other roads leading to the state have all collapsed.

“During the PDP administration of Governor Fayose, the roads were constantly maintained with Ekiti State money which was never refunded by the APC federal government. When the federal government wanted to make a refund, the APC as the opposition then, got a court judgment to stop the payment. The incumbent administration has not accounted for the whereabouts of the fund to date,” he said.

Accusing the APC government of turning the councils into looting centers, the opposition stated that since its inception three years ago, no project has been executed in any of the 16 local governments.

“This allegation is verifiable, let anybody go round the local government areas to tell us any project that has been executed anywhere. We equally challenge the federal government to mandate the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate the activities of Ekiti State local government if it will not discover many cans of worms,” he added.

The opposition party also scores the present administration zero in the areas of security. It alleged that the government failed woefully to secure the lives and properties of the Ekiti State people.

The PDP also claimed that kidnapping and banditry which was strange under the past administrations have become the order in the State.

“It is unfortunate that Ekiti State is now under the yoke of an administration which lacked the capacity to secure the lives of the citizens. The Governor who is expected to be the chief security officer of the state had no time for the job, rather, he was busy going up and down to pursue an inordinate political ambition,” he said.

The PDP spokesman stated that his party will dislodge the ruling party in the next governorship election. He urged the electorates to vote the ruling party out of government, because of their failure to meet the people’s aspirations.

“Our people have never been this disappointed, by both the state and the federal and state government. The poverty level has reached an alarming stage. People now groan in pain, while the APC government has no clue on how to tackle the problem. It is a disgrace that instead of admitting failure this administration has continued in a game of deception,” Adeyanju said.

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Ekiti 2022: PDP bloc declares support for ex-Gov Segun Oni

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Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni has received support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Progressive, a bloc within the state chapter.

DAILY POST reports that the race for the successor Governor Kayode Fayemi is gearing up.

On Wednesday, Ekiti PDP Progressive leader, Wale Ayeni, and Dominion Group convener, Kemi Elebute Halle declared that Oni will return to the Government House in 2022.

Halle told opponents to be prepared for battle, insisting that he remains the aspirant to beat.

“Oni is the most favoured. Politics is not all about money, Ekiti people love and want Segun Oni back.

“He is a man of the people, a politician with integrity, a man who is ready to cater for the forgotten.

“Mobilization will commence by Monday December 6. We will start from Fajuyi Park to Ekiti PDP Progressive office in Ado Ekiti”, she said.

While submitting his form of interest in Abuja, Oni stated that he and his team were ready to “start where we left”.

“We will take the state further down to a new terrain where we will be able to add value, much more value to the lives of the people”, he stressed.

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Plateau APC crisis: I never collected N2m to withdraw suit – Factional chairman

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Factional chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Plateau State, Hon. Ishaya Itse, has denied collecting N2 million to withdraw a suit filed against the party and the Hon. Rufus Bature-led Exco, saying it was meant to tarnish his image.

Itse disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Jos, the state capital, saying it was a decision taken by the two factions.

He said, “I’m surprised by this kind of unfortunate information making rounds that I collected N2 million to withdraw a case from court.

“To the best of my knowledge, no amount of money was given to me to compromise and betray my EXCO, it was a collective decision that was taken between the two factions, and a truce was brokered by the elders and a reconciliation committee from the National Headquarters of our dear party to settle all court cases and use internal mechanisms instead of litigations.

“I want to categorically and say it without mincing words, the meeting was called by the Elders and all of us including the two Counsels from both sides were in attendance, it is to my greatest consternation and chagrin to see fake news filtering in the air that I, Ishaya Itse is a cheat and fraudster.

“Ordinarily, I need not respond to such baseless and unfounded allegations, but to do justice to my supporters and other members of the public.”

According to him, “This rumour is the handiwork of some shameless and mischief makers that have vowed to smear my reputation at all cost, we know them because these are people that are desperate to frustrate the Government of Plateau State.

“Plateau is greater than an individual and we need to unite and foster peace, unity, and uneven development.

“I want to warn such elements of destruction to stop forthwith, hence we will expose them to the world.”

He assured that since negotiations are ongoing by the officials from the National Secretariat of the party, “As I speak, we are on our way to the Court, to withdraw the case, because the National body of the party advise that we should do so”.

The factional chairman appealed to his supporters to remain calm, urging them to disregard such unreliable information.

DAILY POST recalls that members who purchased forms to contest the October 16th, 2021 state elective congress had refused the consensus arrangement.

The party had produced the State Executive Committee led by Hon. Rufus Bature based on consensus but the aggrieved members rejected the arrangement.

Members of the party, who paid for forms based on the party’s guidelines, were said to have waited for the congress committee to issue forms and screen them for the election; with that not forthcoming, they opened a parallel secretariat at Kalwa House in Jos.

As a result, the faction went to court to seek redress.

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2023: Next Enugu Governor should come from Enugu East for equity – Assembly

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A socio-political group, Enugu State Equity and Integrity Assembly has thrown its total weight behind the existing zoning of governorship position in Enugu State.

They made their stand known in a communique read by its coordinator, Mr. Gary Eneh at the end of their meeting in Enugu on Wednesday.

They noted that the zoning arrangement had helped to stabilize the State, reduce political tension, bitterness and rancour among political actors in the State.

Our Correspondent reports that there have been arguments in Enugu State on which zone should produce the next governor of the State at the expiration of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s tenure in 2023.

While some believe a gentleman zoning arrangement in the State should be maintained, in which case the position should go to Enugu East Senatorial zone, others have been of the view that zoning should be jettisoned.

However, in the communique issued by the Equity and Integrity Assembly, made up of people of Enugu West Senatorial Zone, they said the zone was not interested in the guber position.

They stated that for peace and equity, the next governor should come from Enugu East.

According to them, “the members of the Association are unflinchingly in support of the established zoning formula in the State.

“That the members are not oblivious of the fact that the next governor of Enugu State should be from Enugu East Senatorial zone for equity, fair-play, integrity and justice

“That Enugu West Senatorial zone is not interested in the governorship position come 2023 as such moves would run contrary to the established zoning formula in the State

“That the members passed a vote of confidence in the amiable, untiring governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. These are our declarations.”

It maintained that past and present political office holders in the State emerged from the zoning formula which guaranteed the existing peaceful and secured environment.

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