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Tambuwal Out, Makinde In As PDP Govs’ Forum Chairman
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has been appointed as the new Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.
Naija news reports that the former chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State resigns from the position on Thursday paving the way for Makinde.
Makinde emerged as the new chairman at the ongoing PDP National Executive Council Board meeting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
A total of 397 members of the NEC including past national chairmen of the party, the immediate past Vice President of the country, Namadi Sambo, the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, among others were accredited for the meeting.
Atiku, PDP Arrogant Because Of Presidential Backing – Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar are arrogant because someone in the presidency is backing them.
Speaking in Rivers State on Thursday, Wike said the same forces at the Presidency promised someone the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but failed to deliver it.
According to him, the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, refused to honour his promise to resign because he was banking on the presidential backing.
He promised to reveal the identity of the person at the Presidency backing Atiku and the PDP.
PDP BoT Chairman, Walid Jibrin Resigns Amidst Party Crisis
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees chairman, Walid Jibrin has stepped down.
Naija news reports that Jibrin’s resignation is coming amidst the internal crisis rocking the party based on a disagreement between the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
The BoT chairman announced his resignation at the ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) of the party in Abuja.
Wike and his allies, who have lamented the sidelining of the South in major positions of the party, had demanded Senator Iyorchia Ayu’s resignation as the party’s national chairman, amongst others, for the PDP to have peace.
Angered by calls for his resignation, Senator Ayu stated that those who want him out of office “are children.”
Obi Is A Social Media Sensation, He Will Soon Fade Out – Onanuga
The Director, Media and Publicity of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, has said that it’s presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu has a higher chance in securing the 2023 presidency than his counterparts.
Onanuga shared his thoughts on the candidacy of his principal during an interview on the Arise TV Morning Show program on Thursday.
He insisted that the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi is simply a social media creation and phenomenon that would not amount to anything at the polls.
’’The last statement I issued was about Peter Obi being a social media creation, which I believe he is a social media creation; very soon, he will pan out. He will fade out. So that’s the position,’’ he declared.
Atiku Visited Me And Promised Me Ayu Would Resign – Wike Discloses Reason For Crisis In PDP
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed the reason he is angry with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer Atiku Abubakar and the party’s national chairman Iyorchia Ayu.
Naija news reports that the crisis in the PDP began after Atiku emerged as the party’s presidential candidate.
Wike had alleged that there had been manipulations during the presidential primary which were meant to favour Atiku.
Things took a turn for the worse after Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa was appointed the vice presidential candidate of the party.
While Wike had stated that he was not interested in the vice presidency position, he, however, demanded that Ayu must resign if peace is to be restored to the party.
Ayu on his part said that he will not be vacating his position until his tenure is over.
Speaking on the crisis plaguing the party, Wike revealed that an agreement had been made that Ayu would resign if the presidential candidate of the party emerged from the north for a southern to take over, The Nation reports.
PDP Crisis: Wike Reacts To Jibrin’s Resignation
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has insisted that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, must step down despite the resignation of Walid Jibril as the Board of Trustees chairman.
Wike made this known on Thursday during the commissioning of Ahoada Campus of the Rivers State University in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.
He reiterated his stance on Ayu’s resignation, noting the reassurance of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, when he won in May.
According to Wike, Atiku had assured him that Ayu must vacate his position as party chairman.
The governor said Walid Jibril’s resignation as the Board of Trustees chairman won’t stop his demand for Ayu’s removal.
According to Wike, the issue at hand is that of justice and fairness, saying having produced the presidential candidate of the party, the north should not also hold on to the chairmanship of the party.
Ayu Not Stepping Down Anytime Soon As PDP NEC Passes Vote-Of-Confidence
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu has received a vote of confidence from the Party’s National Executive Council, which suggests that he will not be stepping down anytime soon.
Naija news reports that Ayu has been in the news for some weeks over a disagreement between him and the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
Speaking on Thursday during the NEC meeting, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jibrin tendered his resignation letter, paving way for a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara (from South-East) to become the new BoT Chairman.
In his speech, Minority Leader House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, who moved the motion for the vote of confidence, appealed to all aggrieved members of the party to forgive one another no matter what had transpired in the past.
According to him, the party has won the 2023 election in the spiritual realm, the reason why the devil is attempting to divide them.
2023: Tell Nigerians The Truth – Shehu Asks Tinubu Daring Questions On Live TV
Nigerian business mogul, medical practitioner and activist, Mahdi Shehu, has ahead of the 2023 elections questioned the personality of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Shehu who was speaking live on Arise News morning show earlier on Thursday said it has become pertinent for Nigerians to know who they will vote for as elections day draws near, Naija news reports.
The activist said it was okay to talk about Tinubu’s past achievements as a Governor of Lagos State which Lagosians may be able to relate to, but that what Nigerians are looking forward to is who the APC chieftain was before the achievements and his personality.
Lagos: APC Replies As PDP Guber Candidate Calls For Sanwo-Olu’s Resignation
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to the call by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olajide Adediran, that the incumbent Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu should resign his position.
Naija news understands the PDP candidate, Jandor as he is popularly called had earlier criticized Sanwo-Olu’s administration following recent building collapses in the state.
Recall that a seven-storey building recently went down at Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, killing no fewer than six persons.
Reacting to the sad development, Jandor in a statement signed by his media aide, Gbenga Ogunleye, said the Lagos government led by Sanwo-Olu has failed the citizens with many unfulfilled promises.
According to him, there have been too many building collapses in the state since 2019 and the government had done nothing other than make promises that they end up not fulfiling.
Jandor said the resignation of the government official assigned to the Ministry concerned, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development was not enough, instead, Governor Sanwo-Olu should also resign.
The governorship hopeful said it is worrisome that over 100 people have died in about 47 cases of building collapse in the state between 2019 to date.
In a swift reply, the spokesman for the APC in Lagos State, Seye Oladejo in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday described the call made by Jandor as childish.
Oladejo explained that Sanwo-Olu’s government has not hesitated to investigate the cause of disasters and wield the big stick where necessary.
According to him, while there may still be a few bad eggs in the sector who continue to circumvent the system, the state government remain committed to its complete sanitation.
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