2023: PDP Berates El-rufai, Uba ,APC’s Harsh,Inhuman Policies
……Receives 13,000 APC Decampees
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Peoples Democratic party (PDP), Kaduna State chapter has described as worthless, the All Progressive Congress (APC), gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Uba Sani’s resolve to continue to implement el-rufai’s harsh and inhuman policies if he emerges governor in the 2023 election.
The State Party Chairman, Hon. Hassan Hyat disclosed this at the Grand reception of the over 13,000 APC decampee to the opposition People’s Democratic party (PDP) in Zonkwa, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of the State.
According to him,” what’s el-rufai’s policies that the All Progressives Gubernatorial Candidate will want to continue with if not to continue destroying what’s good for the common Man in the State,” Hyat asked.
“How many Kaduna residents were sacked without their entitlements, shops destroyed without compensation and houses of our people demolished without notice”, he asked.
Hyat lamented that because of lack of humaneness , justice and fairness, those whose houses were demolished without compensation were asked to pay for the destruction of their own houses.
He added that the ruling party has proven beyond reasonable doubt that it cannot rule Nigeria ,talk more of Kaduna State.
On his part, the National Youth Leader of the opposition party, Hon. Muhammed Kadade Suleiman, recalled that Governor Nasir el-Rufai had said sometimes ago that demolition people’s houses and source of livelihood, dividing Kaduna people along ethnicity will be more if not going to worst under his candidate who is Uba Sani.
Kadade said there is no part of the world that a poor man is as patient as a Nigerian poor Man, to the extent of even allowed them to fly their banner and posters on the road and public places.
“What we know was that APC has destroyed sources of livelihood, increase hardship and destroyed the educational system, adding anything that the opposition party built for the betterment of the common Man, the ruling party has destroyed .
“If you allow APC to succeed come 2023, our Children and grand children will cause us for allowing these people.
Kadade expressed confidence over the Presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Gubernatorial Candidates, Senators down to State House of Assemblies, saying with their experience they will restore Nigeria back on track.
“You must joined hands to send those in power in order to end their evil plans on the communals in Nigeria,” Kadade added.
PDP Crisis: Ortom, Fayose, Anyim, Others Get Soft Landing
…..Party Rescinds Sanctions
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rescinded sanctions slammed on former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and ex-Senate President, Pius Anyim, over alleged anti-party activities.
Benue Governor Samuel Ortom, Ibrahim Shema of Kastina state and other party Chieftains also sanctioned got soft landings after a crucial meeting of the national working committee of the party yesterday in Abuja
Recall that the party top shots were suspended by the embattled Iyorchia Ayu leadership over alleged anti party activities
But in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, yesterday Thursday, March 30, the party announced that its National Working Committee,NWC, has reversed the suspension of the party’s chieftains.
Ologunagba noted that the PDP NWC also reversed Governor Ortom’s referral to the party’s disciplinary committee.
He said: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting today, Thursday, March 30, 2023, extensively discussed recent developments in the party.
“The NWC recognised the imperativeness of a total reconciliation among party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive Party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general.
“Consequent upon the above, the NWC reverses the referral of the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee.
“The NWC in the same vein reverses the suspension of the following members of our great party: H.E Ibrahim Shema (Katsina State); Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State); Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State); Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State); Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State).
“This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the party at any time pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to be guided by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) as well as the new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity, and harmony in our party at this critical time.
“The PDP must remain focused as we continue to take every necessary action to recover the stolen mandate freely given by Nigerians to our party and presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” the PDP spokesperson stated.
DSS ING Alarm:Legal Means Can Be Deployed To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration- HURIWA
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), yesterday said there was nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop the inauguration of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023 because the February 25, 2023 election that produced him is still being actively challenged in court by leading candidates in the poll.
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the so-called alarm raised by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday that some politicians are plotting an interim government should not be used as an obstacle to stop the petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) challenging Tinubu’s Victory
The DSS warning followed a petition by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo that the DSS should invite Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, over their rejection of Tinubu as the President-Elect.
Similarly, Atiku had earlier in March led a protest to the Abuja office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject the result of the February 25 poll declared by the electoral umpire.
Both Atiku and Obi alleged electoral malpractices in the poll and are in court to challenge the declaration of Tinubu as President-Elect by INEC.
HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “The Department of State Services should not rope in powerful opposition forces such as Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar with a view to finding some frivolous charges to hang on their necks to frustrate their formidable petitions against the outcome of the February 25 presidential poll.
“The DSS must work for all of Nigeria and not work as errand boys of Tinubu and his allies who only recently made claims that some persons want to stop his swearing in. By the way, there is nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop his inauguration because the election is being actively challenged. Nothing should be used as obstacles to obstruct Obi and Atiku’s petitions.
He advised that ,“The DSS should go after arm smugglers, kidnappers, bandits and terrorists and leave politicking for politicians.”
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In a statement signed by the union Chairman, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, the union described the appointment as well deserved.
The union expressed optimism that Arase will bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new assignment to his father land.
The union prayed God Almighty to grant him the knowledge and wisdom to reposition the Police Service Commission for better service delivery.
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