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No Automatic Ticket, Tinubu Must Pass Integrity Test If He Wants To Join Us- SDP

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) says no automatic ticket for All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other aspirants who may be willing to contest for elective positions on the party’s platform.

The Acting National Chairman of SDP, Chief Supo Shonibare, who stated this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, however, said the party would provide succour for aggrieved aspirants from other parties.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there were speculations that the APC chieftain might likely defect to SPD if he failed to pick the APC presidential ticket.

Shonibare said while those who felt cheated in other political parties could come and join the SDP to pursue their political ambitions in 2023, they should be ready to submit themselves to stringent conditions.

He also clarified that the APC chieftain was not a registered member of the SDP.

“On the issue of Asiwaju Tinubu, the last time I checked, he was not a member of the SDP. I checked on the list because the membership list of our party as INEC has required, has already been submitted by our state chapters to us in Abuja.

“His name is not among those who are members of our party in Lagos State. That’s all I can say, he’s not a member of SDP,” he said.

He, however, said that Tinubu or any other aspirant from other registered political parties interested to join the party was welcome.

“Yes, we welcome anyone who felt cheated by other political parties but must be consistent with integrity.

“If he (Tinubu) comes, it won’t be automatic, what we would emphasise is consistency with integrity within the public officer.

“Also anyone who is controversial, rated low or with baggage, who doesn’t have integrity will not be allowed. SDP leadership does not want the party to be an opportunistic vehicle,” he said.

Shonibare maintained that the party would only give consideration to individuals cheated by his party but not to anyone in controversial circumstances

“In instances where we’ve seen great injustices to an individual, who we feel is not coming to us with baggage, yes that individual will be welcome to SDP.

“But we won’t welcome anyone who we feel has a pending court case. We won’t welcome anyone that has been convicted, even if the person is actually now appealing that conviction.

“So we will try to ensure that those who we will welcome into our party, are men and women of integrity, making SDP to be a succour for those who have been wrongly dealt with in their political parties.

“Provided those who are coming themselves have displayed integrity and honour in the way and manner they themselves have conducted themselves in government,” he said. (NAN)

 

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2023 : One Good Turn Deserves Another As Kwara North Elders Endorses AbdulRazaq, Senator Sadiq For Second Term

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Elders of the rulling party,All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara North senatorial district have declared their support for Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and Senator Sadiq Umar’s re-election for a second term.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that the APC Elders, in an address prepared by Ambassador Nuruddeen Mohammed, addressed a press conference in Ilorin today Tuesday, saying that the only task left for party delegates at the upcoming party’s primary election on May 26, 2022 is to nominate the governor because no aspirant has expressed intention to contest against him.

“It has been widely acknowledged by our party members and people in the five local government areas of Kwara North senatorial district that the incumbent Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar has performed and served the people of Kwara North senatorial district with humility, most diligently in the past three years of coming to office,” they added.

“We, therefore, feel that he deserves another opportunity to serve our people and do much more for them,” said the party elders, who based their support for the governor on his stellar performance over the last three years. It is said that “one good turn deserves another.”

Mohammed added “Our position, which is contrary to the decision of the main opposition party, the PDP, which announced recently that its own candidate should emerge from Kwara North Senatorial District, is borne out of the fact that the incumbent and high performing governor, Mallam

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, is constitutionally entitled to second term of office.

“We are also giving him our support for his re-nomination for the office of governor again because of the fact that in the history of Kwara state, no governor or administrator except him, has done so much to develop the entire state and in particular, Kwara North Senatorial District, in just three years of administration of Kwara state.

“We, therefore, feel that he deserves another opportunity to serve our people and do much more for them. One good turn, it is said, deserves another.”

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BREAKING: House Of Rep Member Defeats Dino Melaye To Win PDP Senatorial Ticket In Kogi

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Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf of Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal Constituency defeated Senator Dino Melaye to win the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial ticket in Kogi State.

In a rerun election held Tuesday in Kaba, the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye received 88 votes each after the delegates election on Monday.

Former banker Dr Victor Adoji has won the ticket to fly the PDP flag in Kogi East in the general election next February.

The delegates’ election to Kogi Central has yet to take place as of the time of filing this report, as some of the aspirants’ pictures did not appear on the ballot papers.

The FidelinfoNews however learnt that officials left Lokoja for Okene at 18:30.

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JUST IN: Wike Dissolves Entire Cabinet Members

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has dissolved his entire cabinet, The FidelinfoNews has learnt

The Fiery Governor has dissolved the state executive council and it takes effect immediately. A statement signed by Kelvin Ebiri, Wike’s special assistant on media revealed that the Chief of Staff to the governor and Senior Special Assistant (Protocol), have also been relieved of their office.

“His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, commends the members the Rivers State Executive Council for their service and contribution to the development of the State. He has also wished them the best in all their future endeavours.”

“Governor Wike, has therefore instructed all the former members of the State Executive Council to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.”

This is a developing story…

 

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