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New Year Eve Fracas: Gov Ahmed vows to prosecute perpetrators, pledges to uphold Peace

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Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has reassured Kwarans of his readiness to deploy the law and public fund to achieve peace, unity and progress in the state.

The governor made this commitment in Ilorin in separate meetings with leaderships of Christain Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kwara State and Quareeb Association.

According to the governor, “I stand before God and  man to effectively deploy the instrumentalities of the law and public fund to achieve peace, unity and progress in the state. Any one who participated directly or indirectly in public disorder shall be brought to book”.

Governor Ahmed urged religious bodies not to allow miscreants who for economic reasons promote disaffection among religious adherents in the state.

“This state is a State of Harmony. And we must all collectively work to sustain our cherished peaceful environment. Don’t play into the  hands of mischief makers by labeling the activities of miscreants on new year eve as religious  issue. The benefit of unity is too high to allow it slip our hands”.

The governor assured the religious bodies he will ensure justice by bringing perpetrators to book and averting future occurrence through proactive measures.

Responding, chairman, CAN, Prof Tunde Opoola, urged the governor to ensure that justice is truly done as a way of assuring that the christain community in the state renew their confidence in the state government.

A leader of the Taiwo Isale community, Mr Gambari Usman said the community was alerted by a Muslim woman whose daughter was allegedly raped in her presence. Gambari commended the Christian community in the area for coming to the rescue of the lady.

On his part, chairman Alfathiu Quarib, Mal. Oniye Abdulrasak said the association has had harmonious relationship with the Christian community and dissociated the organisation from any attack on  churches.

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Ekiti poll: How FG moved N18bn cash through Akure Airport – PDP

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The campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), on Thursday alleged that the Federal Government has moved N18 billion cash with bullion vans into Ekiti State through Akure airport with the purpose of allegedly inducing the electorate with the money during Saturday’s poll.

Director, Media and Publicity of KOCO, Lere Olayinka, who spoke to newsmen on behalf of the party, said: “We called you here to intimate the public through your various media organisations of the movement of huge cash by the federal government to Ekiti State for the Saturday election.

“Last week Saturday, two bullion vehicles were moved to the Akure Airport to evacuate cash brought from Abuja by a chartered flight.

“The flight landed when it was raining and all staff of the airport were barred from going near the aircraft while the cash was evacuated into the two bullion vehicles.

“After offloading the huge cash, the bullion van first moved to the Ondo State Government House in Akure from where they left for Isan Ekiti, the hometown of the APC governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

“We present to you and the entire world, video and photographs of the chattered aircraft as the cash was being offloaded from it into the two bullion vehicles.

“From our preliminary findings, N2.5 billion cash was transferred by the Kebbi State Government to an account in UBA, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja. It was withdrawn immediately and moved with a private jet to Akure.

“Also, apart from the N2.5 billion, another $50 million (about N18bn) was taken from the $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family.

“Our question is, how can a government that claimed to be fighting corruption be releasing billions of Naira from the public coffers for the governorship election of a single State? Where is their fight against corruption?

“We, therefore, call on Nigerians to note this wanton looting of public funds by the APC government to fund the election of its members.

“We must tell Fayemi and his APC that the conscience of the people of Ekiti cannot be purchased and we call on the people of Ekiti to resist the planned use of stolen funds to buy their votes on Saturday.

“Lastly, let me use this opportunity also to alert the public of the intimidation and harassment of PDP members by men of the DSS and policemen.

“Already, Akin Fakorede, an officer of the Federal SARS has been posted to Ekiti State, ostensibly to play the same ignoble role that he played during the Rivers State election.

“Let me say it clearly that no amount of intimidation will scare our people away from the polling units where they will vote for the PDP on Saturday.

“We have the people behind us and they are more than ready to give our candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka their votes on Saturday, ” he said.

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BREAKING: PDP storms National Assembly in protest over Ekiti

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu addressing PDP member during the protest at National Assembly, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its chairman, Prince Uche Secondus stormed the entrance of the National Assembly to register their dissatisfaction over the intimidation of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose ahead of July 14 governorship election on July 12, 2018.

Fayose had claimed that Security operatives molested him at the Ekiti government House on Wednesday.

The protesters who were welcomed by the Deputy Senate President,  Ike Ekweremadu condemned  molestation of Governor Fayose in Ekiti State.

Speaking before the Deputy Senate President,  Secondus called on international community to look at what is happening in Ekiti because it is a threat to the nation’s democracy.

He appealed to leadership of the National Assembly to intervene on the happening in Ekiti state.

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2019: Obasanjo attends PDP rally

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There was a wild jubilations by thousands of members and supporters of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as former President Olusegun Obasanjo briskly stormed the political rally by a governorship aspirant of PDP in the state, Oladipupo Adebutu.

Obasanjo who dressed in white kaftan caused a stir and spark off excitements when he dashed into the rally and waved to the party members and leaders.

The former President who was handed over the microphone mounted the podium and he wished the party and Oladipupo Adebutu success in his aspiration.

The former President who quitted partisan politics in the build – up to the 2015 general elections, spoke during the brief moment at the rally that took place at an expanse ground within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

In his remarks , Obaaanjo who spoke very briefly in Yoruba said ” whether it is a play or a real game , they will know . I saw you here and I came to play with you “,Obasanjo said. (Vanguard)
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