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We’re Stranded In PDP, APC Defector Cries Out

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Charles Idahosa, has urged the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to intervene in the disunity among members in the Edo state chapter of the party.

Idahosa was among dozens of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members who alongside Governor Godwin Obaseki joined the PDP in June 2020.

He decried the crisis in the state chapter of the PDP, adding that it had hindered harmonisation of membership as witnessed in Benue and Sokoto states.

“We (defectors) are stranded since we joined the PDP. The old members are not integrating those of us who came with Governor Obaseki,” he said.

Idahosa, who revealed this to journalists in Benin City, said the disunity in the party had destabilised Governor Obaseki, adding that “some old hawks in Edo PDP are resisting the governor’s peace moves.”

He absolved Obaseki of the crisis in the party, noting that “the PDP was not one when we (defectors) joined them.”

“They were divided into three factions – Ogiadomhe, Dokpesi and Tom Ikimi factions – and it is the oppressed people we met that are trying to liberate themselves.”

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Breaking: Saraki’s Cousin, Ex-Kwara Commissioner, Moronfoye Re-arraigned for Money Laundering, Contract Scam

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The aides to Governor Abubakar Bukola Saraki were today re-arraigned at the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC on charges bordering on abuse of office, diversion of public funds and money laundering..

Ope Saraki, a cousin to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and a former Commissioner for Information in Kwara State, Olatunji Oyeyemi Moronfoye, were re-arraigned on separate charges before Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin.

The case, which first geared on May 13, 2015 before Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court, Ilorin has suffered series of setbacks occasioned by transfer of trial judges.

Ope Saraki, as the Senior Special Assistant on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, allegedly received a cash payment of N11,180,000.00 (Eleven Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) from one Kunle Adimula, a sum which exceeded the cash amount payable to an individual.

Similarly, Moronfoye while being the Special Adviser on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, allegedly committed procurement fraud by means of unlawful influence in the award of two contracts involving renovation of Ijagbo Primary Health Centre and supply of medical equipment to two hospitals in Kwara State.

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Residents commend Gov Abdulrazaq for construction of road leading to Akogun Oyedepo’s house

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The residents around Overcomers Junction at Government Day Secondary School area, along University road have showered encomiums on Kwara state Governor, Adbdulrahman Abdulrazaq for the construction of the road leading to Chief Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo’s house.

The road which has been in a terrible state of disrepair over the years, has received the attention of Governor Abdulrazaq.

The residents of the area in a statement signed by the Secretary, Prince Oyebanji Yusuf said they were surprised that such a road despite its importance would receive such targeted attention, given the stance of a prominent critic of the government, who is a well known resident of the area.

The community association stated that the road would reduce traffic and enhance the economic development of the area, commending the Kwara State Government for spread of economic development across the state.

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Governor Abdulrazaq sponsors Nigeria’s youngest Commissioner for post graduate studies abroad

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The Kwara state Governor, Adbdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has sponsored the youngest Commissioner in Nigeria’s history on post graduate studies at the University of York, United Kingdom.

Abdulrazaq at his recent interview recalled the emphasis on the importance of succession of women and youths in every sphere of leadership, harping on the need to mentor the younger generation of politicians in order to achieve inclusive governance in the country.

Joana Nnazua Kolo, who was the former Commissioner for Youth and Sports was dropped during the last cabinet reshuffling, but has since been sponsored for a Masters programme at University of York, by the state government.

“When we chose the youth corps member who was our youngest commissioner then — she’s from Edu local government and a Christian. They brought several names to me, but I said I want a woman. Then they came up and said the only woman we have will finish her youth service next month. I said bring her, we will wait till next month to swear her in. The community brought her. Maybe it was deliberate to show that she’s in youth service, but we embraced her. And she’s done well. She’s not in the cabinet any more. We’re sponsoring her for a master’s programme in the UK. She’s had the experience but we have to also prepare her for the future. She’s had this experience. What next? We will mentor her” Governor Abdulrazaq stated in his recent interview with This Day.

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