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PDP National Legal Adviser Accused of Playing Akpabio Card, caught in anti-party accusations.

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The barb was thrown by the PDP south west concern youth forum lead by Hon.Ibrahim Adedamola Abbey.

The PDP National legal adviser Bar Emmanuel Enoidem has been accused of playing the card of his former boss, with the intention of destabilizing the south west zone of the party and creating an enabling environment for the ruling All Progressive Congress APC, to continue holding the south west ahead of 2023 general election.

Part of the statement signed by Hon.Ibrahim Adedamola Abbey.

“We are writing this Press statement as patriotic and loyal party members against the dangerous, risky, unethical, dishonorable actions of a former PDP governor  who is now hidden under the shadow of PDP national legal adviser to perpetrate this destructive agenda adding that the party’s legal adviser  activities were tantamount to sinking the party’s in South west  zone and, by extension, the whole of PDP into oblivion before the 2023.

“when he was the only governor in the South-West, there was never a day in which a zonal meeting was called to discuss crucial, far-reaching, significant, epoch-making and consequential issues.

“It is important to note, that we live in a time when our party members are cross-carpeting into other political parties, especially APC, due to numerous unresolved, unattended and petty issues because of selfish agenda of some few elements who have the support of the party National legal adviser.”

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South West PDP Concerned Youth Forum, in a statement sent to media houses on Monday evening signed by Hon. Hon. Ibrahim Adedamola Abbey, further exposed how the National legal adviser is capitalizing on Fayose’s ego to advance his own interest in the south west.
The youth group also chided the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose for not being able to curtail his appetites for more power, thereby creating an enabling environment for a total stranger to infiltrate the region.

The youth group coordinator said the unresolved issues alone were enough to rally and bring stakeholders together to discuss, provide solutions and re-assure party faithfuls of the leadership’s commitment to solving differences and hold the party together, while commending the Saraki reconciliation committee for the good work, advised the party that Nigerians are eager to end the reigns of the APC,  and  as such the PDP must not disappoint the Nation.

Abbey said he had the details of how Godswill Akpabio instructed PDP National legal adviser of ensuring his friend, Ayo Fayose’s interest in the south west region is protected at all cost, a plot that will directly work in the interest of the APC. Abbey said while Bar. Emmanuel is working in the interest of Fayose, he is directly setting party leadership in the region on a collision course.

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The youth group, which has already commences mobilization from south west with the aim of storming WADATA plaza to lodge a formal complain against the party legal adviser, also have a word of caution for the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. They asked him to filter any advise from the Party National Legal adviser who they accused of working for external interests.

The youth leader said the APC is very much aware of the NLA’s lacklustre performance that has impoverished Nigerians. Most of the electoral promises remain unfulfilled hence the feeling that the party might be rejected like PDP was in 2015. For the PDP, it is positive development for its chances in the 2023, as the party has been working to ensure that it retakes the government at all levels. However, personal interests of members and the leaders may rob the party of that golden opportunity.

Hence the ruling party is allegedly being proactive in its strategy by planting moles in the fold of PDP leading to it’s balkanization into factions in the south west and this must stop.

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Danger Ahead As Utomi Warns Boko Haram Can Take Over Aso Rock

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Top Nigerian economist and leadership expert, Professor Pat Utomi has predicted a gloom future for Nigeria in face of the current security situation in the country.

According to Utomi, for Nigeria to really progress, criminally minded politicians will have to be eradicated from political parties while also saying if the security situation in the country doesn’t change soon, we could see a situation where Boko Haram terrorists place their flag in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power in Abuja.

“It is very sad in many dimensions. There is the immediate dimension of the loss of life, the grave mental stress that it causes citizens, because the aspect of not knowing what will happen the next minute is probably a fate as bad as dying, but it has manifested in the form of challenge to food security in the country.

” Utomi told Sunnewsonline in an interview published Thursday, May 6.

“Many people cannot freely go to their farms and it means that food inflation which has gone over 20 per cent is not a surprise. It means that raw material input into manufacturing would be affected, that means that more people could be laid off from their jobs, where we already have 43 per cent rate of unemployment, and youth unemployment in excess of 45 per cent.”

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So, these are really troubling signals, but it’s even much sadder that the security issues are totally preventable, but we allowed ourselves to travel this path. Our politics has been unfortunately not one of deep thinking, one of very short-term orientation, by a majority of political apparatus driven by narcissism, rather than service to Nigerians.”

“We allowed these issues to continue to grow, pretending and deceiving ourselves that they were going to get better, but today these issues have grown to threaten our lives and safety. With the way it is going, we can wake up tomorrow to see that the insurgents have mounted the Boko Haram flag in Aso Rock.”

” All of these things were predicted, but because of corruption, our eyes are blindfolded to these things. We have also unwittingly collaborated in bringing the situation to where we are today. he added

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PDP To Commence Zonal Stakeholders’ Consultations

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…As NWC Receives Prof. Jerry Gana*

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to commence consultations with critical stakeholders across the six geo-political zones in furtherance of its democratic efforts to rescue our nation from misrule.

The party is also working on templates that will enable it to, within the ambits of laws, further harness suggestions from Nigerians on democratic means to tackle the festering insecurity, guarantee the safety of life and property as well as restore our national stability and cohesiveness.

PDP National Chiarman, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP BoT Chiarman, Ambassador Walid Jibrin and PDP BoT member, Professor, Jerry Ghana

PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, stated this at the PDP national secretariat on Wednesday, while receiving former Minister of Information and National Orientation and founding National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Jerry Gana, who recently returned to the party.

Prince Secondus stressed that main objective of the PDP is to rescue the nation from misrule adding that it was imperative to tap from the wealth of experience of leaders like Prof. Gana.

“The main objective of the PDP is to rescue our nation from collapse. Our country is threatened and this is not a joke. We are confronted with a guerrilla warfare and the very foundation of our country is being threatened. That is why the PDP is leading the charge in seeking solution to the ugly situation our nation has been plunged into by the All Progressives Congress (APC)”, the National Chairman said.

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Stating that the party is glad that Prof. Gana was back to its fold, the National Chairman urged him to deploy his wealth of experience and intellect in the collective quest of well-meaning Nigerians to forge a direction for the nation.

Earlier during the visit, Prof. Gana emphasized that Nigeria “is in a dire strait” adding that all hands must be on the deck to rescue the nation.

According to him, “Nigeria is on the brinks. The economy is stagnated. There is insecurity everywhere. Nigerians are beginning to doubt our nationhood. The political answer to the situation today is for PDP to take back power. Nigerians do not deserve what we are going through today. We must take decisive steps that will help rescue our nation”.

Prof. Gana commended the Prince Secondus-led leadership of the party for its efforts in stabilizing the party adding that he was happy to be back to the fold.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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Account for N10trn security allocation, PDP tells Buhari

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to account for the N10.

02 trillion claimed to have been spent on security under their watch.

The party made the call in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary on Tuesday.

It explained that its position is predicated on heightening allegations of diversion of funds meant for security as well as an alert by a pro-transparency organization, BudgIT on the absence of proper audit on the spending of national security funds from 2015 to 2021.

The party asserted that such situation points to why terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of violent acts had continued to worsen, with widespread complaints of lack of adequate combat equipment for the nation’s security forces, for which gallant soldiers, as well as thousands of compatriots, are paying with their blood under President Buhari and the APC.

The party recalled that the APC administration is yet to come clean on claims by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen Babagana Monguno, that billions of naira meant for security could not be traced.

The party said it is appalled that the APC and its administration have turned the heightened insecurity in the country which it said, was caused by their incompetence, divisiveness and gross mismanagement of the national diversity, into bloody merchandise for APC leaders.

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The PDP challenged President Buhari, as the commander-in-chief, to speak out on the alleged diversion of security funds under his command.

The party also called on the two chambers of the National Assembly to immediately commence an investigation into the spending of the N10.02 trillion.

The PDP said it is further alarmed by the clear scheme by the APC and its administration to frustrate the well-intentioned strategies from the PDP to check the tide of terrorism and banditry in our country.

The statement added, “Our party rejects the move by the APC to frustrate the establishment of a National Borders Protection Force as suggested by the PDP to check further infiltration by terrorist elements as well as inflow of illegal arms into our country.”

The PDP insisted that the setting up of a bureaucratic National Center for Control of Small Arms by the APC administration instead of a pro-active and operational Borders Protection Force that will ensure watertight security at our borders further exposes the lack of commitment by the APC to secure our borders and check the inflow of terrorists and ammunition.

The main opposition party asserted that by its outlook and operation, such a center cannot check the infiltration of terrorists as well as the flow of firearms into our country.

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The PDP, therefore, rejected the resort to “a sitting room measure in the face of our porous borders and heightened terrorist activities in our country.”

The PDP consequently urged President Buhari to immediately establish the Borders Protection Force which will draw personnel and equipment from the military and other armed services to man the nation’s borders and check activities by terrorists and their backers.

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