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Fayose, liability to PDP, says ex-National Assembly member

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an asset. He said this on Thursday while welcoming some loyalists of a former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Rashidi Ladoja, at the Government House, Ibadan. Agboola, who is popularly called Alleluyah, said this in reaction to a video where Fayose called Makinde a ‘baby governor’. He said it was uncharitable for Fayose to call Makinde a ‘baby governor’ and described the ex-governor as an opportunist. Agboola said, “Such a statement from Fayose to a serving governor and leader of the PDP in the South-West is most uncharitable and in bad taste. “Governor Makinde before venturing into the public service had made tremendous success as a businessman. He rose from there to win a landslide victory as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election. “And the 2019 electoral victory came at a time both the state and Federal Government were being controlled by the ‘almighty’ All Progressives Congress, yet Makinde triumphed and won to prove the bookmakers wrong. “Today, Oyo State is witnessing all round development in education, health, infrastructure, economy and lots more. Makinde was able to resolve the crisis in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and also ensured it is now the sole property of Oyo State. “The man with such a Midas touch, whose future promises greater value to humanity, is to Fayose a baby governor? He must have woken up from the wrong side of the bed to utter such a statement. “But for posterity sake, Fayose deserves no reply, especially if one recalls how he has failed as a politician in his home state “Here is Fayose, who had only won elections when the PDP ruled at the centre. His ambition to become a senator in 2011 under the Labour Party was futile, which shows he wins only when the PDP holds sway. Makinde won when opposition was and still at the centre.” Agboola, who was recently Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ekiti PDP, spoke further, “So, of what political value and relevance is Fayose, who failed woefully to install a successor when he was leaving as an incumbent governor of Ekiti. Ekiti PDP under him became a shadow of itself as he could not produce a single house of assembly member in that state.”

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an ...

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Without police background, Bawa becomes EFCC boss

Without police background, Bawa becomes EFCC boss

• Appointment seals Magu’s fate • Seeking Senate’s confirmation rubbishes FG’s earlier position, lawyers declare Abdulrasheed Bawa will become first substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without police training if his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari is ...

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Ugwuanyi and the challenge of Southeast PDP

Ugwuanyi and the challenge of Southeast PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be at the point of reinventing itself. Events of the last few weeks indicate that the party is desirous of reclaiming the seat of power in Anambra State. Apart from the several meetings ...

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Anambra gov poll will be walkover if given ticket – Uba

Anambra gov poll will be walkover if given ticket – Uba

An All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba has boasted that with the party’s ticket he would win the November 6 Governorship poll. He said this while speaking to party supporters in Awka, on Tuesday. Uba ...

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At last, Kwara Assembly swears in only PDP member

At last, Kwara Assembly swears in only PDP member

After 14 months of legal battle, Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday bowed to pressure by swearing in Raheem Agboola as the only Peoples Democratic Party member in the 24-member Assembly. The All Progressives Congress won all the 24 ...

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Tinubu cannot see presidency gate in 2023, says Wike

Tinubu cannot see presidency gate in 2023, says Wike

‘Nigeria under Buhari is a moving corpse’ Rivers State Governor Neysom Wike has urged National leader of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to channel his energy to other profitable ventures, stating that presidency would be out of reach ...

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INEC to create more polling units, meet stakeholders

INEC to create more polling units, meet stakeholders

The Independent National Electoral Commission would be expanding the access of voters to polling units in subsequent elections. The commission said it would address the inadequacies of polling units in Nigeria and the challenges they pose to election management. INEC ...

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Yari appealing embezzled N248m forfeiture order, says aide

Yari appealing embezzled N248m forfeiture order, says aide

A former governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari, has appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja which ordered him to forfeit N248m to the Federal Government. The Media aide to the former governor, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, ...

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2023 Igbo presidency campaigners form coalition

2023 Igbo presidency campaigners form coalition

Campaigners for Nigerian President in 2023 from the South-East Zone, at the weekend, formed a coalition to deepen their advocacy and quests of a southeastern becoming president after the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. The Coalition, christened “Coalition of South-East Presidency ...

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Biafra above Kanu’s capacity to decide, says Ohanaeze

Biafra above Kanu’s capacity to decide, says Ohanaeze

The new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has said the issue concerning Biafra is beyond the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Obiozor also warned the people of the South-East and some organisations ...

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Accept defeat, stop attacks on Obaseki, PDP tells Oshiomhole

Accept defeat, stop attacks on Obaseki, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and the former media coordinator for the state APC in the 2020 governorship poll, John Mayaki, to ...

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2023: Why we are forming new political movement -Okorocha

2023: Why we are forming new political movement -Okorocha

The agitation for the 2023 Presidency thickened on Monday with a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, announcing the plan to form a new political movement in Nigeria. Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said ...

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Dickson’s qualification suit: Appeal Court faults lower court, orders reassignment

Dickson’s qualification suit: Appeal Court faults lower court, orders reassignment

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ruled that the immediate past Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has a case to answer in the suit seeking to disqualify him from contesting the recently concluded Bayelsa West ...

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You must account for alleged N15tr loot, PDP tells APC leaders

You must account for alleged N15tr loot, PDP tells APC leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, told the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) that they would face inquiry for alleged N15 trillion loot, among others. The party also said the alleged “manipulation of the Buhari administration and importing ...

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Stop attacking our governors, PDP warns APC

You must account for alleged N15tr loot, PDP tells APC leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party has cautioned the governing All Progressives Congress against attacking its governors and their states as a ploy to divert attention from the failures of the APC-led regime. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, ...

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APC headquarters nullifies Amaechi’s suspension, threatens sanctions

Amaechi Inaugurates Committee On Edo Dry Port As Obaseki Inspects Project

  The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee on Wednesday voided the purported suspension of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and some members of the party in Rivers State. The Igo Aguma-led faction of the Rivers ...

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Rivers APC faction expels Giadom, suspends Amaechi, Ogbobula

Rivers APC faction expels Giadom, suspends Amaechi, Ogbobula

This is coming barely 48-hours after the Isaac Abbot-Ogbobula led APC in the state loyal to Amaechi suspended the trio of Magnus Abe, Wogu Boms and Igo Aguma. Also suspended were media adviser to Aguma, Livingstone Wechie; and the members ...

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2023: Nigerians have rejected APC, says Makinde

2023: Nigerians have rejected APC, says Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has said those jostling to become the president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2023 should bury their ambitions because God and the Nigerian people have rejected the party. Recall that ...

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Reps bill: President risks impeachment over late cabinet formation

Reps bill: President risks impeachment over late cabinet formation

The House of Representatives is proposing compelling a new President or governor to constitute his cabinet within 30 days after inauguration or risk impeachment by the National Assembly or state House of Assembly. The Transition and Assumption of Office Bill, ...

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APC wins Lagos, Imo, Plateau senatorial seats, PDP clinches Cross Rivers, Bayelsa

APC wins Lagos, Imo, Plateau senatorial seats, PDP clinches Cross Rivers, Bayelsa

The candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the People Democratic Party on Sunday displaced candidates of other parties and won the 15 by-elections in held on Saturday in their stronghold states. In Lagos, the candidate of the All Progressives ...

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