There was mild drama on Thursday at the Edo State House of Assembly, located in Ring Road axis of Benin City, as the roofs of the Assembly complex were forcefully pulled down.
Igbere TV reports the move comes following the foiled forceful takeover of the Assembly by 17 lawmakers of the APC and loyalists of the Party’s Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The order was reportedly issued by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu who have since decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the APC.
Igbere TV had reported how security agencies, believed to be drafted from Abuja, on Thursday, stormed the Edo Assembly complex to provide security cover to the 17 APC lawmakers and Ize-Iyamu’s loyalists.
The move, which was to allow fresh inauguration of the APC loyalists, and the impeachment of the Speaker, Frank Okiye; the Governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, was however foiled when Obaseki, Shaibu and supporters stormed the complex.
Our correspondent later observed that thugs were immediately drafted to forcefully pull down the roof of the Edo Assembly under the guise that it needed to be replaced with new ones.
Tinubu Visit Buni Over Grandmother’s death
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid a condolence visit to the Governor of Yobe State, Maimala Buni, over the death of his grandmother, Hajia Fatima Yuram.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that Buni’s grandmother died at the age of 102.
According to a statement issued by DG press and media to Yobe state Governor, Mamman Mohammad, Tinubu noted that the family of late Hajja Fatima will greatly miss her wisdom and prayers to the family, state and country, he also prayed to Allah to grant her eternal rest, and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
While speaking,Governor Buni appreciated the leader for finding time to condole with him and his family.
“Focus On Nigeria’s Problems, Stop Poaching Our Governors” – PDP tells APC
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to focus on solving the many issues currently bedeviling the country, rather than poaching PDP governors and members.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that this assertion was made when the PDP Governors Forum led by Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Visited their Zamfara State counterpart, Bello Matawalle, to commiserate with him over the Tutuwada Market fire, the governors also made an N100 million donation to the Zamfara state government to help ease victim’s plight.
A statement by Rivers State Governor’s media Aide, Kelvin Ebiri noted that Tambuwal said the APC had opted to play petty politics with the victim’s misfortune instead of genuinely commiserating with the people of the state who have been grappling with insecurity and the latest fire incident.
Tambuwal further urged the APC to desist from playing politics and save Nigerians from the prevailing high level of insecurity and poverty.
While also speaking, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said “All of us know today the level of insecurity in Nigeria. Instead of APC concentrating and fight insecurity, what the party is doing is moving from one state to the other to poach people. Now, you can imagine the insult, a party in Federal Government that declared Zamfara a no-flight zone, the same party is coming to woo you to join them. I can’t understand it.”
Wike also urged Matawalle not to be intimidated by the antics of the APC, who he accused of fuelling the insecurity in the state.
AbdulRazaq Purchases 2000 Copies of Akogun Oyedepo’s book
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has purchased 2000 copies of the recently launched ‘Twenty-one Political Lies in Nigeria’, authored by Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, an APC chieftain in the state.
The FidelinfoNews news gathered that the governor purchased the book for onward distribution to all critical political stakeholders and young generation to read and learn from.
The Governor who was represented by the Special Adviser on Strategy, Saadu Salaudeen and Special Adviser Political Abdulateef Alakawa at the author’s office, affirmed the important role the book will play in further enlightening and educating the political class and citizens in the state and beyond.
While appreciating the Governor’s gesture, Akogun Oyedepo commended the Governor for his ‘rare leadership’ and commitment to sincere reconciliation of factions in the party.
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