- 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.
PDP Housing allowance’s crisis takes new twist
The last is yet to be heard about the refund of over N150 million housing allowance by six members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Staff of the National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, on Tuesday, rejected copies of the widely publicized letters returning various sums ranging from N28.8 million to N36 million representing three years of housing allowances of NWC members.
Vanguard gathered that the letters written by the Deputy National Chairman (South) Taofeek Arapaja; National Vice Chairman (South South), Chief Dan Orbih; National Vice Chairman (South West) and National Women Leader, Prof. Stella Affah-Attoe, last week were only taken to the National Chairman’s office this morning.
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In their separate letters, the party officers returned the various sums arguing that the payments were suspicious. While Arapaja got N36 million of the said money transferred into his bank account, the three others got N28.8 million each.
A source in the party’s National Secretariat who confided in Vanguard said, “Arapaja and the National Woman’s leader’s letters in which they said they were returning their housing allowance which they shared on social media last week was just brought to the office this morning (Tuesday).
“Arapaja’s letter which was written on PDP letterhead was sent via courier. The man is still here.
“That’s what he could have sent through his secretary if mischief was not intended
“They had lied that they submitted their letters to the chairman. It’s today they are struggling to.
“How can the Chairman receive letters from his colleagues via courier?”
Ogun 2023: PDP, LP Missing As Abiodun, Others Make INEC’s Final List
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) have no governorship candidates for the 2023 elections, according to the final list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The commission released names of 13 political parties and the candidates in the final list on Tuesday.
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In the list obtained by Daily Trust, the PDP appeared on the list as number 21, but names of both the governorship candidate and the running mate were missing.
The commission cited “court order” as a reason for the omission on the final list.Last Tuesday, a Federal High court sitting in Abeokuta, decided a suit case filed by the three members of PDP, and nullified all the primaries conducted by the PDP in the state
PDP Board of Trustees begins crucial meeting with Wike in Rivers
A delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees (BoT) has commenced a closed-door meeting with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,
The meeting holding at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, is coming after While led some four PDP governors in a crucial meeting in Enugu, where they rolled out conditions for the group to work for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the party.
Adolphus Wabara, PDP BoT acting chairman, is said to have led the delegation to the Tuesday’s meeting in Port Harcourt.
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