How PDP ruined Nigeria – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ruined Nigeria before it was voted out.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said this on Thursday in response to the spokesman of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, who said President Muhammadu Buhari had improvised the masses and that “Nigeria is worse off than the APC met her in 2015”.

Abdulahhi noted that “As a Party that was formerly in the opposition, the APC is aware of the role a thriving opposition can play in sustaining democracy.

“However, it appears that the marginal group that Adeyeye belongs believe that it is only by attacking the APC that it can find its relevance or gain the upper hand in the PDP’s internecine war.

“We need to remind Adeyeye’s group however that although Nigerians may have forgiven the PDP, two years after the Party ruined the country, but we have not forgotten.

“Nigerians have not forgotten that it was under the PDP-led administration that the terrorist group, Boko Haram seized a sizable portion of Nigeria’s territory, created a Caliphate and hoisted its own flags.

“It took the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari to reclaim our territory and pride.

“Today, Boko Haram insurgents are virtually defeated and are on the run, and no millimetre of Nigerian territory is currently held by the insurgents. We have forgiven, but we have not forgotten.

“Under the PDP, a Party that does not consider corruption to be stealing, corruption enjoyed an unprecedented prosperity.

“Nigeria recorded some of the most unimaginable, shocking and astounding cases of corruption ever experienced in our history, or in the history of any country.

“Funds meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition required to fight the Boko Haram insurgency were stolen by agents of government and shared among themselves. It was a classic case of kleptocracy,” it said.

APC said that the PDP-led administration was sending soldiers to battle without weapons and sharing the money.

“Worse still, when soldiers protested the lack of weaponry, the PDP-led administration added wickedness to weakness and court-martialled them, sentencing some of them to death, and others to long terms of imprisonment.

“If Nigerians have graciousness to forgive the PDP for the wanton corruption, we will not forget.

“Nigerians also remember that it was under the nose and watchful eyes of the PDP that over 250 Nigerian girls were abducted.

“It took the Party more than a month to even make a statement! PDP went about bandying conspiracy theories while innocent Nigerian girls were being held in captivity.

“Again, it took the APC-led administration to rescue some of the girls, while efforts are ongoing to free the rest.

“Yet, PDP had the audacity to counter the globally acclaimed hashtag,#BringBackOurGirls with their terribly insensitive #BringBackJonathan. We are willing to forgive even this; but we cannot forget.

“Nigerians will not forget that under the PDP, over 20 Nigerian youths died and thousands were seriously injured while looking for jobs. the PDP-led administration organised a fraudulent Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise and lured young people desperate for jobs to various stadiums across the country after extorting them.

“In the end, the exercise ended in tears, sorrows and blood. None of those who survived got the job and, worse still; the officials responsible for the calamity were protected by the PDP. We cannot forget.

“Nigerians remember that under the PDP, whistle-blowing was a crime. When a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor exposed the stealing of $20billion from the national treasury, he was suspended and hounded out of the government. We have not forgotten.

“If we have not been talking about this plethora of PDP iniquities, it is not because we have forgotten. Instead, we have chosen to pick up the pieces of the PDP wreckage and move the country forward.

“This, we have endeavoured to do in the last two years since Nigerians unanimously rejected the PDP for their wanton profligacy and misrule.

“Nigerians are a forgiving people, and that is why a self-appointed spokesman of what is left of the PDP could have the effrontery to make the kind of statements attributed to Adeyeye. But Nigerians will not forget in a hurry, the years of the locust”.

[Daily Post]

Yakubu Dogara – APC has performed very well governing Nigeria

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration has performed creditably despite its challenges.

Mr. Yakubu Dogara stated this at an interactive session with newspaper editors in Abuja on Tuesday.
The speaker said Nigerians who criticise the government’s performance should put into context what the administration met when it assumed office in 2015.

“What was it that we met on ground?” he said. “A lot has been achieved.”

Yakubu mentioned two major areas where he said the government has succeeded to be in the fight against Boko Haram and anti-corruption efforts.
“This government has ensured that the terrorists are not holding any measure of land” Mr. Dogara said.
The taming of Boko Haram has been repeatedly mentioned as one of the successes of the Buhari administration so far. The insurgents had by 2014 controlled large swaths of land in north-eastern Nigeria, particularly Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe State. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday vowed that the Boko Haram or any terror group will not control any part of Nigeria while he is in office.
Despite losing most of the territory they controlled, the insurgents still carry out random attacks on civilians and security officials. The latest of such attack led to the kidnap of 10 people in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

WINNING CORRUPTION WAR
On corruption, Mr. Dogara said sanity is gradually returning to the system.
“We are beginning to have results on corruption. Sanity is returning,” he said.
The speaker said although it was impossible to completely eradicate corruption, it was being reduced in the polity by the Buhari administration.
Mr. Dogara’s commendation of the anti-corruption war came on the same day the Senate insisted on the removal of an anti-corruption chief.
The Senate has twice rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, due to a report by the State Security Service, SSS, that the nominee lacks integrity to lead the country’s anti-corruption agency.
On Tuesday, the Senate refused to clear President Buhari’s nominees as electoral officials unless he removes Mr. Magu as acting EFCC chairman.
Mr. Dogara also spoke on the relationship between the executive and the legislature saying the two arms of government are not expected to have a smooth ride at all times.
“It was never anticipated for the legislature and executive to work harmoniously on a continuous basis” he said. “For you to have innovation and progress, people must be free to disagree.”
The speaker, who said the government has other areas where it needs to improve on, however, said the House of Representatives tries to work with the executive to ensure all its major projects are successful and can benefit Nigerians.

[Nigerian Eye]

APC responsible for our ongoing crisis – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of causing its ongoing crisis.

In a communique issued at the end of its stakeholders’ meeting in Akure, the state capital and attended by the former Deputy National Chairman (South), Bode George, the party said the APC had continued to fester on the ongoing crisis in the PDP.

The National Vice Chairman (South West), Eddy Olafeso, who read the communique said: “We condemn emphatically the desperate politics that the APC has continued to prosecute in the nation.

“Its penchant for undermining institutions, compromising elections and also the sponsorship of crisis in our party by clandestinely providing logistic support to the Sheriff group.”

The party also reaffirmed its belief in the leadership of Ahmed Markafi as the national chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, saying that Ali Modu Sheriff was only being sponsored by the APC to cause distraction in the party.

The PDP urged members to stand firm and remain committed to actions that will reposition the party and return it to its glory.

The meeting was attended by the governorship candidate in the last election, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) and Southwest zonal secretary, Bunmi Jenyo.

[Daily Post]

Nyesom Wike – APC has failed Nigeria

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stated that the All Progressives Congress ( APC) has failed Nigeria. According to Wike, APC’s failure, all the developmental structures in the country have collapsed. Speaking during the PDP Campaign for Etche/ OmumaFederal Constituency at Afara on Thursday, the governor said that despite the illegal collaboration between APC and Police; the Rivers people will not allow the rigging of the last rerun elections for Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency.
He explained that while the PDP is campaigning for victory based on its performance, the APC leaders are in Abuja plotting rigging methods with INEC and Police.

“APC has failed Nigeria. Nigeria has collapsed. The only state that is working in Nigeria is Rivers. That is why the APC cannot campaign here. We will not allow a situation where we will campaign, but APC will liaise with the Police and INEC to rig. The votes of our people must count. Allow democracy to thrive in Nigeria. You cannot continue to deceive the people. We shall not allow the police and other security agencies hijack electoral materials on Saturday “he said.

[Linda Ikeji]

OFFICIAL: Senator Andy Uba defects from PDP to APC

Senator Andy Uba has officially decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressive Congress (APC). The letter updating the Senate on the latest situation was read on the floor of the house.
Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba, or Andy Uba, is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Anambra South constituency of Anambra State, Nigeria, in April 2011. He won the election under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party.
[Tori]

REVEALED: How six PDP lawmakers in Lagos defected to APC

Six of the eight Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lawmakers of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday announced their defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The lawmakers spoke after the Acting Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, read a letter dated February 16 and signed by the defectors, indicating that they had decided to join the APC.

In the letter, the lawmakers said they were taking the step due to the division and infighting which had factionalised their party.

The lawmakers include Akeem Bello (Amuwo Odofin II) who was Minority Leader and the Minority Whip, Mosunmola Sangodara (Surulere II).

Others are Jude Idimogu (Oshodi/Isolo II), Dayo Famakinwa (Ajeromi Ifelodun II), Oluwa Fatai (Ajeromi/Ifelodun I) and Olusola Sokunle (Oshodi/Isolo I).

Only two members – Victor Akande (Ojo I) and Dipo Olorunrinu (Amuwo-Odofin I) are now in the opposition.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, welcomed the lawmakers to APC commending them for their decision.

[Daily Post]

Why APC aspirants cannot win South-East elections – Ezeife

A former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has declared that no politician from the South-East who defected to the All Progressives Congress can win any election in the geopolitical zone.

He said the geopolitical zone had not benefited anything from the APC-controlled Federal Government since its inception in 2015.

The ex-governor described those joining the APC in Anambra State as those who wanted governorship position through the back door

Ezeife stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Wednesday at the public presentation of the biography of the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.

The former governor said the people of the zone would disappoint the politicians who defected to the APC as the people would stick with the All Progressive Grand Alliance and the Peoples Democratic Party.

He said,  “South-eastern people are not going to the APC. What is happening is that some people who want to be governor by stealing the position, about 12 of them, are going to the APC and they will discover that they will never win any election after going there.

“They cannot win the governorship. So, don’t worry about that.  We have been more consistent in the zone, so, we are not going anywhere. We are consistent in APGA and the PDP.

“Some people saw what happened in Edo and Ondo states and they believed that the only way to be governor is to go through the APC but we are assuring them that our people will not vote for them.

“Some people who wanted to be governor are smuggling themselves into the APC but we will not allow them. We are going for the Presidency. I like what Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said.  For that 2019, we are going for President.”

Mimiko , in his comment, said  he was satisfied that his dreams  that governance should be to impact the lives of people was fulfilled in his eight years administration of the state.

[Punch]

Wike reacts to VP Osinbajo’s APC meeting – Amaechi is Lucifer

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has berated the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for organizing another stakeholders meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, a day after the town hall meeting held in Government House has called Amaechi Lucifer.

Governor Wike expressed his displeasure while receiving leaders of the APC from Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local government area led by Chief Ofili Enebeli, who were defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The Governor said the meeting which was organized by the leaders of the APC in the state was ill-conceived and aimed at further straining the peace in the state.

He also said he felt a level of satisfaction seeing former Governor Rotimi Amaechi return to Government House after allegedly leaving it in shambles.

Governor Nyesom Wike said he would not be deterred from his promise to continue to develop Rivers State.

“Since the Acting President began his tour of the Niger-Delta, this is the first time he will be sleeping in a state. This is the first time he will be passing a night outside his region. What does that tell you. It means Rivers state is safe.

“But you know Satan will never sleep. Lucifer will always stay awake. Anywhere Satan sees light, he will always want to turn it into darkness.

“You are all aware that the Acting President came and held a stakeholders meeting with all of us irrespective of affiliations. Even the Minister of Transportation was there. But as you know, chameleon will always be a chameleon.

“Just because the Acting President decided to stay in Rivers state Lucifer went on rampage. I had no problem with the fact that Prof. Osinbajo wanted to hold a meeting with his party member. They are all members of APC but I was surprised that a meeting they tagged APC stakeholders meeting turned out to be something else.

“They left what they gathered for and started making demands for the people of Rivers state. Who sent them?

“If I were them, they should go for psychiatric test. I have never been treated by a psychiatrist. I don’t even have one as my Doctor but when your personal Doctor is a psychiatrist, then you should know there is a problem.

“I don’t want to talk about what his boys (Dakuku Peterside and Magnus Abe) were saying but I was happy for one thing. I was happy that the Minister of Transportation could not believe his eyes when he came into Government House. It was like a paradise. When he came to the Presidential lodge, he couldn’t believe it.

“Remember this was a man who said over his dead body will I become a Governor but he entered my car, my 7 BMW series with the acting president.

Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State, Felix Obuah assured the new defectors of equal rights in the party.

[Daily Post]

REVEALED: How forces within APC, PDP are trying to unseat Buhari

The Northern Patriotic Assembly on Monday raised an alarm over what it described as plot by some powerful individuals and forces in the two major political parties to undermine the presidency and stability of the nation.

It said the forces were exploiting President Muhammadu Buhari’s health saga through propaganda, with the sole target of removing him from office.

National President of the group, Hon Terrence Kwuanu, in a statement recalled that Buhari, in keeping with the constitution, wrote to the National Assembly that he was proceeding on a medical leave, adding that the President further communicated that he had to stay back upon the advice of his doctors.

Kwuanu said since the first letter announcing President Buhari’s holiday, certain individuals had been trying to make him look incapable to continue in office and then edge him out.

According to him, “there have been suggestions that the undue attention is meant to overwhelm President Buhari with stress so that his health controversy would be further compromised.

“We reliably gathered that the inhumane rumours about the President’s health are calculated to cause a sense of uncertainty when he eventually returns to the country so that there would be apprehension about the veracity of any decision taken by him.

“They want Nigerians to see him as someone whose body may not pull through the rigours of state functions. The plot in this instance is to trigger nationwide protests similar to the Yar’Adua era asking him to abdicate.

“Fortunately, no human being is God to be able to correctly predict the outcome of schemes undertaken in pursuit of inordinate ambitions”.

Kwuanu accused some individuals who he described as “disgruntled men” from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) whom he said were yet to recover from their loss of power at the federal level, as being behind the sustained campaign.

He also identified those he accused of playing ethnic card within the APC of ploting against Buhari.

Kwuanu added that “Participants at a meeting recently held in Ibadan for political realignment of south west blocs against the northern bloc in the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot absolve themselves of being culpable in driving the mass hysteria over the health of Mr President”.

[Daily Post]

APC welcomes PDP defectors in Lagos

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress says its achievements over the years have been drawing former opponents and defectors into its fold.

The state’s APC Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, added that Lagos party would continue to welcome defectors in order to build a stronger party and state.

Ajomale spoke on Saturday at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, Ikeja, while receiving 2,500 defectors said to be from the People’s Democratic Party, mainly from the Lagos East Senatorial District.

He said, “This defection is a clear indication of our party’s successes and achievements. We will continue to do everything to ensure that our manifestos are fully implemented.

“We expect that those who just joined us will add value to the party and consolidate APC’s electoral successes in their various wards, local government areas and constituencies.”

While welcoming the defectors along with other APC leaders in the state, the senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, who was said to have influenced the defection, said, “We are happy that all of us at the Eti-Osa Local Government Areas are coming together to ensure the success of our party. Before 2019, all the opposition must come to the APC.”

Commending the leaders of the defectors – Chief Bode Oyedele, Yahaya Dosumu, Chief Bakare Akala –  Ashafa described the defection of the former PDP chieftains as homecoming, saying their decision to join the ruling party would boost the party’s chance during elections.

Responding on behalf of others, Oyedele pledged to work with others to lift the APC and the state to the next height.

Other APC leaders that received the defectors included a former Deputy Governor of the state, Femi Pedro; a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji; and a former Commissioner for Health, Dr Tola Kasali.

[Punch]

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