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Edo PDP Moves to Reconcile Aggrieved Members



… as Shaibu harps on unity, predicts victory at the polls

The Edo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has pledged its commitment towards restoring peace and unity among aggrieved party members ahead the upcoming general elections.

The State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki gave the assurance in Benin City during an elaborate meeting with stakeholders across the three senatorial districts of the State.

Obaseki expressed confidence that the grievances among party leaders in Edo State will be amicably resolved before the general elections that will restore hope to Nigerians.

According to the Governor, “our country is on the crossroad and God forbid, if we don’t take the right decisions to install the right persons in power come 25th February, our country will be in trouble and most of us may not be able to escape the trouble”.

“It is a clear danger facing our country today, but thank God for democracy that has given us the instrument and tools to do what we needed to do to correct the coast we found ourselves in the country”.

“Our founding fathers designed the Peoples Democratic Party as a course-correcting party. We must be ready to make sacrifices to attain our desired end”.

“One of the sacrifices will include us putting every effort and energy at reconciliation and bringing all of us back into the fold. Let me assure you that it has started and over the next few days, we will ratify the reconciliation move”, Obaseki added.

In his remarks, Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, said God has revealed a song of victory to him which is a further proof that God allowed the All Progressives Congress, APC, to bring an unhealthy candidate who is not strong enough to rescue Nigeria from its current woes.

“The ruling party that is supposed to be a force against all odds by sustaining itself has failed Nigeria”.

“This is because God has a purpose for Nigeria,by allowing the ruling party to bring somebody who is not medically fit to rule us. This is against the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended”.

“It’s obvious that the people determines who represent them.The destiny of Nigeria is in our hands as a people and PDP is in an advantageous position to win the forthcoming general elections”.

“In winning the elections, Edo must be counted among the states that won overwhelmingly. I, therefore, charge our leaders to be united in the mission of rescuing Nigeria. It is not about us the PDP; its about Nigeria our country”,Shaibu affirmed.

The meeting attracted PDP chieftains and leaders from across the state, including former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe; Senator Yisa Braimah, Senator Victor Oyofoh, member, PDP National Campaign Council, High Chief Ramond Dokpesi and former National Woman Leader, Mrs. Herbertta Ayu.

Others were Chief Tom Uloko, Edo North Senatorial Chairman, Hon. Segun Saiki; Archbishop Okosun, former APC State Chairman, Anselm Ojezua Esq, Chief Aguele, pioneer Edo PDP State Chairman; as well as Mr. Francis Olifun and Chief Osaro ldah, Chairman, Edo PDP Election Management Committee, amongst others.

In their separate speeches, they were uanimous in calling on the leaders and stakeholders of the PDP to close ranks, shun their ego, swallow pride and mend fences with aggrieved members of the party, before the general elections.

The PDP leaders added that only a timely resolution will guarantee the party a united force for the opposition to beat.

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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.

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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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Edo NUJ Felicitates Arase Over Appointment As Chairman PSC



The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council has felicitated with Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police on his appointment as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

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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