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EXCLUSIVE: Former SP Bukola Saraki, Ex Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed Set To Dump PDP For APC

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The Immediate past governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatai Ahmed is set to dump his party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Recall that the former Governor alongside his leader, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki defected to the People’s Democratic Party at the twilight of the 2019 general elections in October 2018.

The former governor close ally who pleaded anonymity said “You know the incumbent Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq spent over 16 years in opposition before coming to office, Bukola Saraki and Maigida can’t stand opposition for a year especially now that the PDP’s centre can no longer hold because of the 2023 presidency zoning arrangement of the party”

Our source further confirmed that “The former Governor has also fell out with his boss, remember that the Senatorial ticket of Kwara South given to him was withdrawn for the former occupier Senator Rafiu Ibrahim”

He also said “He’s not trusted in the Saraki dynasty and has been blamed for the defeat in 2019, he also felt not respected due to manner the ticket was snatched from him without due consultations”

He further confirmed that “Arrangements has been perfected to decamp to the party anytime after the Eid al-Adha. Maigida has communicated with relevant stakeholders of APC in Kwara State and also at the national level his plan move and all is set for his acceptance into the party barring any last minute change of mind or unforeseen circumstances”

The source however failed to confirm if Bukola Saraki is decamping to APC but stated that talks are ongoing on that as well which is already at an advance stage too.

The source who’s a close ally and former Legislative aide to Bukola Saraki during his time as the Senate president also confirmed to The Fidelinfo that “For the past few months, Senator Bukola Saraki has been frequenting Bourdillion, the home of the national leader of the All Progressive Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu discretely, to smoothen his talks ahead of his plan defection to the party”.

The source who also brought to our notice the non participation of the former Senate president in the Edo and Ondo Gubernatorial elections, he said “Obaseki wanted Leader to lead his campaign in Edo, he even went ahead to name a street after him in Benin, still he didn’t participate, even he didn’t campaign for him on his Twitter page, like he did for Senator Adeleke in 2018”

The Fidelinfo source also said “Part of the reason for the delay of his defection is because the conditions given to him by the Party oligarchy”

When asked about the condition, he reluctantly said ” they asked him to accept AbdulRazaq as the leader of the party in the State, he was also asked to accept not to contest any elective position nor present any candidate for office in 2023, he was also asked to not meddle in the affairs of the party at the state, the party said he should maintain a silent demeanor and allow the governor to hold the guts since his personality no longer sell in the state”

Our source also points our attention to the cordiality of the relationship of Bukola Saraki and former House Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara during their stinct as the leader of the NASS in the 8th assembly, and Dogara has also decamped to the APC. The former Senate President’s aide said “that is enough to tell you that, Saraki is also on his way to the All Progressive Congress, he didn’t even attend the campaign rally nor comment on anything relating to PDP except that he welcomed Obaseki to PDP and that was all”.

A party Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress also confirmed the proposed defection, he however said he doesn’t know if the governor will be comfortable with the development “You know the governor is trying to correct their ruins, Saraki and his folks coming to the party will only come to frustrate the good governance of AbdulRazaq because they know his administration’s success is their end. What then is the results of the Ótógè campaign?”

The APC party Chieftain also said “You will recall that Saraki gave the incumbent Senate President his support during his election, infact Lawan retained most of Saraki’s aide, though Lawan was forced to change them by the party but they’re most likely on the Senate President’s payroll because the handwriting is clear, infact Prof Abubakar Suleiman who contested for governor under PDP is still the Director General Of National institute of Legislative Studies (NILDS), Abuja till date which isn’t supposed to be”

The party Chieftain confirmed that Bukola Saraki is not happy with the governor, he said “Saraki felt bad with the way the governor demolished his father legacy’s house called Ile-Arugbo which has served as the point of convergence for the structure, Saraki wants a out of court settlement and also an apology from the governor, which is difficult, you know our Governor is very sturborn” he said.

However, The Fidelinfo expects the latest development to begin to unfolds after the Eid-Il-Adha festival as the APC prepares a welcome party for their prodigal members in most of the states.

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SkysportsNews Declares Support For EPL Teams Social Media Boycott

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Following the declaration of premier league clubs to boycott all social media platforms from Friday April 30th till Monday May 3rd, in protest of racial abuses received by sportsmen and women via the platforms, Skysports news has also declared to join the boycott.

A statement obtained by the FidelinfoNews on the broadcast giant’s Verified twitter handle @SkysportsNews read;

“Sky Sports is supporting the boycott of social media by football and the wider sporting community this weekend.

From 3pm on Friday 30 April to midnight on Monday 3 May, Sky Sports will not post any content to Twitter or any other social media channels”.

Other sports such as cricket and rugby leagues and clubs had earlier declared to support the boycott and stay off all social media platforms for the same duration of time.

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“I Chose Kano To Prove That We Are One” – Tinubu

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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that he chose Kano as the host city of his annual colloquium to demonstrate the unity of Nigeria.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the former Lagos state Governor said he chose the economic nerve center of northern Nigeria to show that Fulanis and Yorubas are one, thereby berating the the already raging secessionist agenda.

“It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. It is because there is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba, and some people are agitating wrongly”, Tinubu Said, Making reference to the marriage of the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to the son of the late ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018

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NANCES Commends AbdulRazaq Over Appointment, Hijab Controversy

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The National President, National Association of Nigerian Colleges of Education Students (NANCES), Comr. Amb. Mahmud Abubakar has commended the Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the appointment of Miss Adeyi Kaosara into his cabinet, and the way the governor has handled the Hijab saga in the state.

A statement from the NANCES presidency obtained by the FidelinfoNews also called for peaceful coexistence amongst religious and ethnic groups in the state.

“I join the league of Kwarans and Nigerians across the world who continue to sue for peaceful co-existance between all ethnic and religious groups in the State and across Nigeria reiterating that our diversity must always be positively exploited and used as an inspiration for our collective growth and development as a State and Nation. We do not need a reason to be divided now but every reason to stand united in the light of the multiple storms staring us in the face as Citizens” the statement read.

It added that “It is an exciting sight to behold that yet again our Children/Wards can learn together in the same classrooms and play fields devoid of prejudice of any kind or form; this is the foundation they need to build the future we all desire for Kwara and Nigeria”.

The statement also commended the ‘people driven leadership orientation’ of the governor, which has redefined the status of the state.

“Your sustained commitment to the involvement of Youths in governance which you re-affirmed with the nomination of Kaosarah Adeyi (A Kwara Youth of high repute and great substance) as Senior Special Assistant on Youth Engagements further defines your clear vision to get youths involved in the rebuilding and rebranding of the Kwara they will own tomorrow”, the statement added.

The NANCES President further stated “I wish to reiterate my Commitment to continue to use my experience and position as a youth leader and activist to support all pro-development campaigns to grow Kwara and Nigeria. I make the Clarion call to all Youths across Nigeria to do same, now more than ever before is the time to channel our energy to the cause of helping rediscover our country and making it all she can and should be”.

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