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Thug removes Fayose’s cap at PDP rally in Ondo

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  • Ex-Ekiti gov blames Makinde, George

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, was assaulted in Ondo town on Wednesday at a campaign rally organized by the Peoples Democratic Party for the state governorship election holding on Saturday October 10.

Fayose was making his way to the podium at the campaign ground when a thug moved towards him and removed his cap

Reacting to the incident through his media aide, Lere Olayinka, the former governor accused the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, of masterminding the assault.

He added that despite the shameful act, the former Ekiti governor would not stop saying the truth concerning the running of the party in the South-West zone.

He said he will make formal report of the assault to the security agencies and the party’s relevant authorities.

He said, “That’s how late Chief Bola Ige’s cap was removed in Ile Ife, Osun State, then and we all know what happened later.

“So this one will not be ignored and treated as one of those things. The masterminds had it all planned and they followed it up by celebrating what they saw as the success of their plot. They even capped it up by circulating the video.

“So it was not an accident, it was planned. But those who planned it only succeeded in advertising their political myopism because popularity of the brand Ayo Fayose, Osokomole cannot be rubbished by such childish act. That they must have seen in the reaction of the people at the rally and I am sure they know that they can’t get such loud ovation even if they spend all the money in this world.

“As for me, I am unperturbed and I must say it clearly that those new comers to the PDP and their old allies, who won’t mind soiling the image of the party to achieve their aims will not be allowed to succeed.”

Governor Makinde and Bode George were yet to respond to the allegation as of the time of publishing the report.

 

 

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PDP leadership: Wike, Atiku reconcile ahead of 2023 poll

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The crisis rocking the People Democratic Party, PDP may soon be over as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has received ex-Vice President and former Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday.
Both men had been at loggerheads over control of the party. It was rumoured that Wike was scheming to maintain control of the party’s structure in order to the pave way for his friend, Aminu Tambuwal, to win the party ticket in 2023.
Atiku was said to have been resisting such moves. The development even led to a rift between Wike and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.

However, with Tuesday’s meeting in Port-Harcourt, all those differences seem to have been set aside.
According to a source privy to the meeting, Wike said, “If Atiku can manage and unite his Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba wives, he will surely unite Nigeria.”

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Kaduna APC chairmanship candidate shot dead weeks to LG election

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Gunmen have killed the All Progressives Congress chairmanship candidate for the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Alamkah Dominic Usman.
The APC leader was shot dead along Keffi-Akwanga road in Nassarawa State on his way to Benue State on Monday.
The deceased was until his death the APC flag-bearer in Kachia for the local government council elections set to hold on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
A condolence message to Cashman Alamkah Cashman family read, “Alamka Dominic Usman (Aka Cashman) was brutally murdered after winning a controversial Chairmanship primary election in Kachia LGA.
“This gentleman was full of energy and resilience, loved by many and he was a hero on blood donation mobilisation, a lifesaver, and a motivator. Your killers will the traced for justice.
“Accept my condolences and may Allah protect us from this cruel world. What a loss.
“I supervised him on a United States funded project in Kaduna; he was super-efficient and delivered his job well. Rest on friend,” a Facebook user, Mansur M Tukur, posted.
The deceased is expected to be laid to rest on Thursday, July 29.

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Ondo: Akeredolu wins at Supreme Court

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s victory in the last governorship election in Ondo State has authenticated by the Supreme Court.
The suit of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on Wednesday thrown out by the Supreme Court.
The court upheld Akredolu’s victory in the October 10, 2020 election.

In the majority judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, four of the seven-member panel, dismissed the appeal by Jegede and his party, the PDP on the grounds that it was incompetent.
Justice Agim upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal that the petition filed by Jegede and his party at the election tribunal was incompetent because they failed to include Yobe Governor and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, as a party.
In the minority judgment read by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, the court upheld the appeal and dismissed the cross appeal by the Independent National Electoral Commission, Akeredolu and the APC.

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