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PDP convention: We Pray The Party Survives – Olafeso

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A former National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Eddy Olafeso who was disqualified from contesting the position of National Publicity Secretary of the party, has given reasons why he refused to appear before the party’s Appeal Committee headed by a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Dr. Olafeso had last week said he would appeal against his disqualification but had a change of mind on Monday.

In a letter to his supporters issued Monday, Olafeso said he decided to withdraw from the contest because the process was calibrated to exclude him and others.

Olafeso stated that the best they could do at this juncture was to wish the party well and pray to God for it to survive what he termed perilous time.

The former Ondo PDP Secretary said he received a provisional clearance certificate from the screening committee of the PDP with a phrase “Not cleared to contest”.

He stated that he discovered that a petition was written against him by a faceless Emmanuel Oyereazo, alleging he and Hon. Daisi Akintan took the PDP to court to stop the coming National Convention.

Olafeso explained that the suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos was not instituted to stop the National Convention but a courageous action taken to ensure constitutionality and cohesion within the Party through strict compliance to the extant provision of the Party’s Constitution.”

Olafeso insisted that he stood by his action in the suit asking the court to restore Prince Uche Secondus to his position to enable him to complete his tenure in line with the Party’s constitution to avoid legal quagmire which his removal by Exparte injunction may visit upon the party.

On comments by Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde that they were not cleared because they want to eat their cake and have it, Dr. Olafeso said some of us baked the cake for the Governor Makinde.

“It is only God’s power that endures forever, talking down on people is not a sign of great leadership.

“For some of us this too shall pass and the Peoples Democratic Party shall rise again. My loyalty remains with this great party I have come to love and served. If given the chance, I will do it over and over again.”

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Birthday Anniversary: Gov AbdulRazaq Rejoice With Deputy Speaker Adetiba

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly Hon. Raphael Adetiba on his birthday anniversary, wishing him many more years in sound health.

 

In a statement on Monday, the Governor described the Deputy Speaker as a great party man and a pillar of the Ninth Assembly with a track record of working with his colleagues to strengthen good governance.

 

“I send my best wishes to Hon. Adetiba and his family as he celebrates his birthday today,” the Governor said in the statement.

 

“I pray the Almighty God to continue to bless the vibrant lawmaker who, like his colleagues in the Assembly, stands for the success of the Otoge administration at all times. I wish him many more years of happiness and good health.”

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Just In: Aregbesola Gives Fresh Order To Prisons Officers Over Jailbreak

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday, ordered prisons officers to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any correctional centre in the country.

The minister gave this order while inspecting the facility at the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan.

He said the officer must make it impossible for anyone to penetrate the facility because it is a red zone.

The minister said any attempt to attack correctional centres should be a suicide attempt and perpetrators must not be allowed to live to tell the story.

Aregbesola said any attack on any correctional centre is an attack on the state and such must never be allowed again

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Osun: Woman Delivers Triplet While Husband Is In Prison

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A 25-year-old who delivered a triplet in Ede, Osun State, Abdul Lateef Aminat, has appealed to Nigerians for help to pay hospital bills and buy medicines prescribed for her by Doctor.

 

Amina who delivered three boys on Tuesday 12th January 2022, through a Caesarean Section (CS), lamented that the joy that came to her turned to sadness because of her husband who has been in prison for about seven months.

 

Speaking with our correspondent, the woman stated that she got to know of her pregnancy after her husband has been sent to jail.

 

Though she refused to disclose the nature of the offence that led her husband to jail, Aminat said her husband was doing aluminium work before he had the problem.

 

She explained that she was happy when she learnt that the three boys were hale and hearty, saying the condition of her husband added sadness to her joy.

 

“I was sad the day I was told that I was carrying three children. I have been managing and coping. My sadness increased when I was told that one of the children is bending. I was told that I won’t be able to deliver the baby myself except with a Caesarean Section (CS). I was not happy since then. I was afraid because this is my firstborn.

 

“The day I was asked to come for the operation, there was no money to deposit. The family of my husband have spent so much on their son. They didn’t have money. My family also did not have money.

 

“It was as if people helped us to collect alms so that we can make deposits for the operation. We were able to deposit N30,000 out of N70,000 they asked us to deposit.”

 

The mother of three lamented that she could not afford the medicine prescribed for her and the hospital bill has not been settled.

 

She explained that she has learnt how to sell medicine at a chemist but could not raise money to start her shop.

 

The mother of the triplet appealed to philanthropists in the country to help her with the payment of the hospital bills and the medicine prescribed for her by the Doctor.

 

Efforts to speak with the management of the hospital in Ede proved futile as a Nurse on duty said only the Doctor can speak to the press.

 

She said the remaining balance of the hospital would be made known to the woman when she is ready and fit to go home.

 

The Sun Nigeria

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