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Fight Corruption, Stop Hounding Our Members, PDP to APC

Ekweremadu: Fight Corruption, Stop Hounding Our Members, PDP Tells FG. We are in full support of any genuine anti-graft war, but the -led FG obsession with Ekweremadu is another clear indication that the APC is not ready to fight corruption, except hounding opposition

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APC slams PDP.

The ruling All Progressives Congress has likened the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the leopard, which cannot change its spots.

It was the APC’s first official reaction to the national convention of the opposition party that has vowed to defeat it in the next general election.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi said: with “revelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging was brazenly perpetuated during the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) is mindful of the popular axiom: “A leopard cannot change its spot”.

The APC said the abnormalities that trailed the PDP National Convention have further exposed the PDP as a Party not ready and willing to change.

“Indeed, the PDP has once again displayed itself to the generality of Nigerians that it is a Party with corruption deeply rooted in its DNA.

“Again, it is tragic that the PDP which used to pride itself as “the biggest political Party in Africa” has now been reduced to a regional party.

“By frustrating South West Chairmanship candidates, it is unfortunate that the PDP has decided to punish the South West for not voting for the Party in 2015.

“We urge members of the PDP that can pass the integrity test to join the APC so that we can together bring about the much-needed Change the country deserves”.

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APC youths recount Amaechi’s achievements as Rivers State governor

As friends and well-wishers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the famous Supreme Court Judgment that proclaimed Mr Rotimi Amaechi the Governor of Rivers State in 2007, his feats are also being reckoned with.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Caucus recounts some of Amaechi’s achievements as the Governor of Rivers State-2007 to 2015- in a statement by its Leader, Mr Haruna Okatahi, on Sunday in Abuja.

The principal issue of the case was the substitution of Amaechi with Celestine Omehia by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Then on Oct. 25, 2007, the Supreme Court delivered the judgment that Amaechi was the one that stood for the election of April 14, 2007 and won; and that he should be sworn in immediately.

Okatahi said that Amaechi thereafter hit the ground running as his feats in Rivers were still unequalled.

He said that the Minister of Transport creditably acquitted himself as a governor.

On roads, he listed the dualisation of Rumuokuta-Choba East-West Road, Obi Akpor , construction of Eleme junction flyover, construction of Omofo-Agaba Ndele Road, dredging works/Roads at Opobo New Layout, construction of Ozuzu to CSS Isu-Ogida Owu Egbu.

Others were dualisation of Airport-Isiokpo/Omarelu Roa, dualization of Ada George Phases 1 and 2/ Choba phase 2 NTA/Choba Airport , dualisation of Rumuola/Rumuokuta Road and dualisation of First Bank/Rumuomasi Road, dualization of slaughter-Trans Amadi/Rumuobiakani Road.

“ Shore protection and land reclamation of Egbomung/Oluk-Ama, construction of bridge at Bolo Creek with approaches, dualisation of Eneka-Igbo Etche link Road, construction of Apani internal Roads.

“Construction of Nyokhana-Kenkhana Link Road with Bridge from Luuwa to Bere construction of Odiolugbani-Enito 1 and 2-Oshie Road, expansion of Mbiama-Akinima Road, construction of Okeh-Ihie-Apani-Omarelu Road, construction of Bori internal Roads phase 3 , construction of Abua/Okoba close Rumuibekwe with extension to Elelenwo.

“Construction of Ikuru town- Atlantic Ocean Road, construction of Okeh-Mba-Umuaturu-Akpoku Obite, reconstruction of Town Market, dualisation of Rumukrushi-Eneka-Igwuruta Road, construction of Abuloma-Woji Road Bridge among others.’’

He said that Amaechi’s administration’s completed over 900km equivalent of the road distance between Lagos and Maiduguri and represents 64.2 per cent of the total roads he constructed.

.On education, he said that on assumption of office, Amaechi assuaged the lingering suffering of Rivers State Primary and Junior Secondary School (UBE) teachers by taking over the payment of their salary from the Local Government Council across the state.

He said that before Amaechi became governor of Rivers State, the salaries of primary school teachers were the sole responsibility of the local government council which made it a nightmare for the teachers to receive their hard earned salary as at when due at the end of every month.

“Sadly, the teachers were faced with different forms of maltreatment ranging from delay in salary payment, payment by hand, bribery and corruption, incessant complains and so on.

“The innocent teachers cried and prayed for help from the mess for many years.

“Amaechi did not stop there as he proceeded to building modern primary schools in every community in Rivers State and Modern Secondary School in each Local Government in the state,’’ he said.

He prayed God to grant Amaechi more wisdom and strength in his service to his fatherland.

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Atiku meets North East PDP leaders ahead of defection

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the weekend met with Adamawa PDP executives at all levels, as well as state chairmen from the six states that constitute the North East, including the National Vice Chairman (North East) of the party.

Atiku had hours after dumping the APC on Friday relocated to Yola, the Adamawa State capital where he was consulting with various interests groups.atiku

READ MORE AT: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/atiku-meets-north-east-pdp-leaders-ahead-of-defection.html

 

PDP TWEETS ATIKU’S RETURN

The People’s Democratic Party tweeted on the resignation of the former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from All Progressive Congress.

“The leadership of the have received the news of the resignation of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from the APC with joy. We are happy that he has come to the realization that APC is a fraud and he is welcome back to his home, the PDP”

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PDP holds convention in December

The People Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee has approved Dec. 9 for the party’s national elective convention.

The PDP National Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, disclosed this on Tuesday at the end of the party’s 76th NEC meeting in Abuja.

He said that the proposed budget for the convention that would hold at the Eagles Square was also submitted for NEC consideration.

Adeyeye added that the NEC also granted waivers to new members in Anambra and Oyo States who recently decamped from other political parties to the PDP.

“As you know in Oyo state, so many people are joining PDP from other parties and we want to give them a level playing ground just like other members who have been in the party.

“The effectiveness of that is that as we are conducting congresses of the party from wards to local government level, new members can participate.”

Asked if the PDP candidates for Anambra governorship election, Mr Obaze Oseloka, was among those granted waiver by the NEC, Adeyeye said that Oseloka had been granted waiver before the party’s primary election.

“What we did today was for the NEC to ratify the decisions of the national caretaker committee.”

He added that the NEC also approved party election guidelines for 2017 Congresses and national convention.

Adeyeye said that the proposed amendment to the party’s constitution was presented for consideration to avoid a repeat of what happened in 2013.

“Some of these proposed amendments were accepted, some rejected while others are still been considered.”

He added that the final decision on the party’s constitutional amendment would be taken at the forthcoming national convention.

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Anambra Election: PDP constitutes campaign committee

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a Campaign Committee for the Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for Nov. 18.

A statement issued by Sen. Ben Obi, National Secretary of the party on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the committee would be led by Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta as joint chairmen.

Mr Obaze Oseloka, the party’s gubernatorial candidate for Anambra would flag off his campaign on Monday, at the Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha the statement said.

It named the campaign committee members to include Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, all PDP governors, Sen. Ben Obi and all former PDP Governors from the South East.

Other members were all former governors from the five other zones of the nation namely Otunba Gbenga Daniel, South West; Chief Celestine Omehia, South South; Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, North West; Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, North Central; and Mr Boni Haruna, North East.

Others include all former governors South South, all former National Assembly members from South East, all members of the Board of Trustees from the South East.

Also in the committee were all former ministers from the South-East, all National Assembly members from the South-East Zone, all South East Zonal Executive Committee members.

It also includes all state chairmen from South-East Zone and Chief Austin Umahi, National Vice Chairman, South East.

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