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PDP Crisis: Focus On Your Party – Atiku Replies APC, Tinubu

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to focus on its frailties and staff of their affairs.

Tinubu in a statement by Director, Media and Publicity of his Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, Friday mocked Atiku and PDP over the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s revealing media chat.

APC said “Once again, another bid for the presidency of our country by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is slipping away. This is unraveling before our very eyes even before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) blows the whistle for electioneering campaign. His party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in disarray. The signs are just too ominous for the Waziri Adamawa with the report by the Economic Intelligence Unit predicting another trashing for him in the forthcoming polls.

“After violating his party’s code for power rotation between the north and south and grabbing the PDP ticket without a modicum of sensibilities about our national ethos, Alhaji Atiku is now faced with the karma of his inordinate ambition”.

Reacting through his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Friday, Atiku described Tinubu and APC as busy bodies.

The former Vice President described the APC state on issues pertaining to developments within the PDP as a laughable work of an interloper.

He said instead for APC to focus on its credibility and acceptability issues, they are poking their nose into PDP internal affairs.

The statement read in part, “Well, since the APC Presidential Campaign Organization seems to have woken up from their state of hibernation, it is good to remind them that there are pending questions about the social and educational history of their candidate that Nigerians want answers to.

“We shall be kind enough to remind the APC that when, in the next few days, campaigns begin in earnest, Nigerians will require answers to some weighty character questions about their candidate and, rather than expend precious time on what is never their business, should use the remaining few days judiciously.

“Secondly, whatever is happening in the PDP is a conversation among leaders of the party and that, in itself, is a reflection of the PDP, as a living and engaging political party. The conversation in the PDP is all about consensus building, which in itself is a major ingredient for peace and unity.

“The PDP, as a truly democratic party, understands that democracy is a lively concept because it allows for people to express their opinions and, it is within that understanding that everyone becomes part of the process.

“The same, of course, cannot be said of the APC where what exists is at best graveyard peace. It is on record that in the seven years and more that the APC has been in power and with the attendant hardship that the party has foisted on the ordinary people of Nigeria, the candidate of the APC, former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu had not for one single time stood on the side of the people.

“And, that is so for the obvious reason that the presidential candidate of the APC considers his poorly conceived presidential ambition more important than the adversity that his party has unleashed on a vast majority of Nigerians. We wish to remind the APC that its presidential candidate has to own the failures of the party in the last seven plus years. He should also know that Nigerians will not reward their failure with nothing less than a resounding loss in the election.

“Tinubu and the APC ma lu’le! It is important to let Tinubu and his paid agents know that what obtains in the PDP is not the mundane stoicism that the APC is known for.

“Indeed, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar has established credibility before the masses of this country that he is one patriot who can be counted on to stand by the side of the people – even when the times are hard”.

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Osun: PDP Govs Congratulate Sen. Adeleke, Pledges Unconditional Support

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The Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke on his inauguration as Governor of Osun State.

The forum also pledged unconditional support for Senator Adeleke throughout his tenure.

Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in a statement by the Director-General, Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum said Senator Adeleke’s July 2022 victory at the polls was a testimony to the gallant efforts, hard work, teamwork, skillful campaigns, efficient resource allocation, openness, and humility exhibited over the years.

It recalled that “at the campaigns, he concentrated on issues that mattered most to Osun people and they, in turn, responded in kind with their votes, bestowing on him and the PDP an earth-shaking victory of historic proportions.”

The statement said “this proves once again that God’s time is the best. He chooses the time and the place.

“This mandate has all the trapping of the love and prayers of the people. The PDP – GF looks forward to a very engaging and prosperous first tenure for Governor Adeleke and enjoins all the people of the state to continue to pray for him, and support him with their undiluted loyalty, as his heart is full of love and concern for their wellbeing.

“Today, the path has been cleared and the light of progress is shining on Osun State. It is now time for the “People’s governor” a man so much loved by the people, to settle down to develop a roadmap for the rapid development of Osun State. The State deserves the best”.

The Forum assured the people of Osun State that the PDP will not disappoint them.

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Video: Ademola Adeleke Sworn-in As 6th Elected Osun Gov

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Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been sworn-in as the 6th elected Governor of Osun State on Sunday morning.

At exactly 11:54am, Adeleke became the governor of Osun State after he was administered the oaths of allegiance and office by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo before a mammoth crowd of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, supporters and guests from all walks of life.

Justice Adepele-Ojo also administered the oaths on the new Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adegboyega Adewusi.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including the Presidential Candidate of the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, his wife, Titi, his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Governors of Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Bayelsa States and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndidi Elumelu.

It was also graced by traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has reversed the name of the State from “State of Osun” to “Osun State” and also reversed its appellation from “The State of the Virtues” to “The State of the Living Spring”.

Adeleke also reversed all appointments made by the immediate past governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, effective from July 7th, 2022.

Governor Adeleke ordered that all government bank accounts be frozen.

He also stated that all actions of the Oyetola administration from July 17th will be revisited.

 

 

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(Video): Davido Makes First Public Appearance At Uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s Inauguration

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Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has made his first public appearance since the demise of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.

The singer is in Osun state for the inauguration of his uncle and governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke as the next governor of the state.

 

The music star had been grieving the loss of his son as he became inactive on social media platforms and avoided public events.

However, the singer seemed to be over the loss as he joined family and friends in preparation for the inauguration of his uncle, Ademola.

In a series of photos posted by his aide, Israel DMW on Instagram, Davido could be seen in the company of his crew donning a sky blue agbada and putting on a dark shade glasses.

Israel DMW captioned the pictures, “OGA, NO GO EVER MINUS. WE OUTSIDE. @adeleke_01 OSUN STATE GOVERNOR.

 

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