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“We Know The Change APC Promised, We Know What We Are Seeing” – Makinde

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Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, on Wednesday, chided the Federal Government for low performance.

Makinde, speaking as the special guest at the commissioning of some roads built by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State at the state capital, Yola, asked Nigerians whether what they are experiencing is what the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised when selling their presidential candidate at campaigns in 2015 and then 2019.

“I have heard people say that all parties are the same. But tell them to compare the prosperity under 16 years of PDP to what they have now. The difference is clear,” Makinde said.

Speaking further on the same subject, Makinde said, “We know the change that they promised, we know what we are seeing.”

The Oyo State Governor was in Adamawa State to perform the honorary function of cutting tapes to commission projects executed by Governor Fintiri, just like some other governors and other personalities have done and will do as Fintiri continues the project commissioning exercise around the state which started last week and is scheduled to be rounded off on Saturday, May 29.

Performing the commissioning of newly reconstructed Weekly Scope Road, Mustapha Ismail Extension, CSC Road,Lekki Taba Street, and Dougeri Lane all in the Jimeta part of Yola, Makinde said Adamawa people made a wise choice in 2019 by lining behind PDP to make Fintiri governor, “considering the worthy projects” that Fintiri has been executing.

He said, “In the PDP we always say that our governors mean business. We believe in infrastructure and development. Those that can’t keep up with our work rates often end up going over to the other side where all they do is offer excuses and shed tears. And we know they will shed more tears in 2023.”

The host governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, who spoke earlier during the commissioning ceremony, said his government is doing roads and flyovers at the state capital to upgrade the metropolis and make it the pride of Adamawa people.

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Apathy mars PDP congress in Kwara, As Prominent Members Stay-off

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There was low turnout of members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, during the state congress held in Kwara state, today, September 25th 2021.

The internecine war within the state chapter of the party may likely be responsible for this poor turnout of party members for the congress.

Prominent among the causes of this boycott is the power play between the former President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and a former Minister and current Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies , NILDS, Prof Abubakar Sulaiman.

A group loyal to Sulaiman had in press release prior to today’s congress stated that the current executives who were elected in 2018 are expected to spend four years tenure according to the Constitution of the party, vowing to drag the party to court.

Findings show that the former Kwara political lord has received the blessings of the national leadership of the party to change the executives of the party in Kwara state and take control, a development which surprisingly is being resisted by Sulaiman, a beneficiary of Saraki’s patronage, having been assisted with his present appointment during Saraki’s reign as President of the Senate.

According to an inside source, Sulaiman had been avoiding prior political interface with Saraki, choosing to offer excuses for his absence at pressing political engagements.

Many prominent members of the party also stayed away from the Congress in apparent support for the constitutional rights of the present executives across the 16 local government areas of the state.

With this face-off, there is the likelihood of a forced takeover of the Kwara PDP by Saraki, since he enjoins the support of the national secretariat of the party.

The fate of the executives and members loyal to Sulaiman is dangling, and may be determined at a meeting to hold sometime next week in Ilorin.

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AbdulRazaq Greets APC Spokesman On Birthday Anniversary

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the State Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Alhaji Folaranmi Tajudeen Aro, praying the Almighty God to grant him more fulfiiing years ahead.

The Governor described the politician as a committed, consistent and fearless democrat who promotes his beliefs wholeheartedly.

“I felicitate Alhaji Aro, as he is fondly called, on his birthday anniversary today. His service and commitment to party discipline and growth are beyond doubt. Alhaji Aro is a frontline advocate of this administration and its laudable pro-people programmes, as can be seen in his activities,” the Governor said in a statement.

“I pray the Almighty Allah to bless him with good health and long life, and grant him his aspirations in life.”

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Man Allegedly Kills Brother For Rituals In Kwara

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The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested one lsmail Saliu, 25, for allegedly conspiring with a herbalist and one other, to slaughter his brother.

The NSCDC Command Spokesman in Kwara, Babawale Afolabi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Ilorin.

Afolabi said that Saliu conspired with two others, and killed his 14-year-old younger brother, Azeez Saliu, with the intention of using him for money rituals.

The spokesman said that the incident happened on September 13, 2021 in Kosubosu, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara.

“On Sept. 13, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu Divisional Office got a distress call from a neighbourhood about suspicious movement of certain individuals in the area.

“Some officers from the divisional office, with operatives of the Anti-Vandal patrol team in the area, swung into action and subsequently arrested a herbalist Ahmed Nkwe 44, lsmail Saliu 25 and Saliu Ahmed 30,” Afolabi said.

The spokesman said that investigations revealed that the suspects lured the victim to the farm, where he was gruesomely murdered by his own brother, Saliu.

He said that the suspect and his accomplices were later arrested by operatives of the NSCDC on their way back from the farm.

Afolabi said that the prime suspect and brother to the deceased confessed to having personally slaughtered his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.

He said that the State Commandant, Ayinla Makinde, was briefed on the incident, and had ordered that the suspects should be handed over to the police, for further investigations and prosecution.

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