​Return Campaign Fund Collected From Jonathan, Ekiti APC Youths Tell Segun Oni

Some All Progressives Congress (APC), youths in Ekiti State, under the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) have told the Deputy National Chairman south of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni to return the over N500 million he received from former President Goodluck Jonathan to fund his rerun governorship election in 2009 before accusing anyone of corruption, saying it was the peak of political hypocrisy and immorality for someone like Segun Oni, who benefitted from corruption and injustice to speak against corruption.

The youths, who also advised Oni to resign from his position as the APC Deputy National Chairman if he was serious about his governorship ambition said it was politically immoral for him (Oni) to be in office as a member of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) and at the same time be parading himself as a governorship aspirant.
Reacting to Oni’s comment that Jonathan should apologize to Nigerians for his running a corrupt government, the APC youths said in a press statement issued on Monday, and jointly signed by Mr Tope Ogunkuade and Comrade Tunji Adeleye, Convener and Secretary respectively, that it was on record that Jonathan was the Chairman of Presidential Committee on Segun Oni’s rerun election in 2009 and he got over N500 million through the former President, who was the Vice President then.
The statement read; “Our attention has been drawn to comment made by Chief Segun Oni, asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to rather apologise to Nigerians for failing to fight corruption while in office and we wish to state expressly that he (Oni) does not have moral rights to make such comment.
“In 2009, this same Jonathan, who was the Vice President led Segun Oni’s rerun governorship election campaign and provided over N500 million for the election, which was eventually rigged for Oni and his PDP.
“Someone provided funds for your election, made sure the election was rigged in your favour and you enjoyed proceed of that corruption, yet, you are now accusing the same person of corruption? That is the height of hypocrisy and we the youths of the APC won’t condone such display of hypocrisy in our party.
“Oni will therefore have to first return the campaign fund he received from Jonathan before accusing anyone of corruption.
“Also, it is on record that Oni came third in the PDP primary before he was placed above the aspirants that came first and second. If he (Oni) has moral and integrity as being presented, why did he accept to benefit from injustice done to others? Why did he accept to be number one from number three?
“Most importantly, how can Oni be in office as a member of our party’s NWC and still be parading himself as governorship aspirant? If he has integrity, shouldn’t he have resigned as APC Deputy National Chairman before declaring his intention to vie for the party’s guber ticket?
“Oni should know that the fact that he got the position of Deputy National Chairman, which should have gone to our foremost leader, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, do not place him at any better position than other decampees in the party and the earlier he brings himself back to the fantasy land to the reality that this is APC and not PDP where number three can become number one overnight, the better for him.”

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2019: PDP Will Rescue Nigerians From Dullards In Aso Rock -FFK

The former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Femi Fani Kayode has vowed that the party will put an end to the reign of those he described as bunch of dullards in the Aso Rock under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) come 2019.
Reacting to the statement that PDP will never recover by APC, Fani Kayode said the party is back to change the change and rescue Nigerians from the hands of the tyrant who knows nothing about good governance.

In a tweet on Monday, Fani Kayode said,”The message is simple and clear:PDP is back and we will change the change.We hereby serve the APC notice:pack your bags and GO!”

​Those In Aso Rock Are One Chance People, PDP Going Back To Villa – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti state and Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said that those who are currently in Aso Rock are one chance people who don’t know what they are doing there. Governor Fayose also said that the Peoples Democratic Party has bounced back fully to life and is going straight back to the Aso villa.
Fayose who officially unveiled his presidential ambition at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s National Convention currently taking place at the Eagles Square, Abuja also said that Nigerians entered one chance in the All Progressive Congress, APC, party. He however said that the APC has done one year and must therefore go so that PDP will take over and deliver to Nigerians.

Governor Fayose in 2019 Presidential campaign shirt and cap at PDP’s National Convention in Abuja.

Govenor Fayose who arrived the arena wearing his 2019 presidential campaign shirt and cap equally had his entourage carrying his 2019 presidential campaign posters while the crowd gave him a roaring welcome.

According to him, “Nigerians have entered one chance in this government. But we can assure you that the APC has entered one term and they have to go,” he said.

“The PDP is now a religion, a belief that we are going back to our villa. God will be with us. Those people there, at Aso Rock, they don’t know what they are doing.

“Out of that one chance, we will give you plenty chances. We make mistakes but our ability to correct them if what is important. It is time to arise and shine.

“Shake the persons next to you and tell him or her congratulations for 2019. I don’t know about you but as for me, I am in Aso Rock already.

“I want to congratulate our great party and to assure Nigerians that we are going to deliver them from all they are passing through.”

​I Will Receive You In Villa In 2019, Fayose Tells PDP Members

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party that he will receive them at the Presidential Villa in 2019.
He said the All Progressives Congress was only given an opportunity to rule for one term, adding that the party had misused its chance.

Fayose, who is the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, spoke at the party’s Non-Elective National Convention, which was held at the Eagles Square, Abuja.

He was surrounded by other governors elected on the platform of the party.

“When you come to the Villa in 2019, I will receive you warmly, ” he told the cheering party members.

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Fayose, Southwest Governors Commiserate With Aregbesola 

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and his counterparts across the Southwest, have described the demise of Late Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola, mother of Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as a huge loss.
The governors made the statement during the 8th Day Fidau prayer held at Zenababs Half Moon Resort, Ilesha, Osun State on Tuesday.

The governors, who said Alhaja Aregbesola live a fulfilled life worthy of emulation, urged Governor Aregbesola to take solace in Allah.

In his sermon, the Chief Imam, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Dr. Taofeek Abdulhamid  described death as inevitable calling on politicians to use their position for the benefit of humanity.

In attendance were the Acting vice president, Prof Yemi Oshinbajo, Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, Isiaka Ajimobi of Oyo, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari  of Zamfara, former governors and traditional rulers amongst other numerous important personalities.

Late Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola died aged 84 on 1st August, 2017.

​Group Declares Support For Fayose’s Continuity, Says Tiwa N’ Tiwa Remains In PDP

Professional group in Ekiti State under the aegis of Tiwa N’ Tiwa Unity Forum and an affiliate of Osoko Mass Movement (OMM), has lauded the series of achievements recorded by Gov. Ayodele Fayose in the past two years, assuring the people that only the continuity in the achievements of the governor can surely sustain development in the state.

The group said her support for the Fayose led administration and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state remains unflinching, adding that her members have not defected to any mega party and those using the slogan of the group in the mega party were warned to desist from such act.

This was contained in a statement jointly issued by the State Coordinator and Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr Charles Olusola and Comrade Adedayo Adeleke respectively over the weekend in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Olusola, who applauded the giant strides of the Mr Governor, said the group cannot but appreciate the fact that Gov. Fayose has brought about series of developmental changes in the state, adding that only those who play politics of calumny with everything the governor does will not give credence to his leadership style.

“Ayodele Fayose that we all know remains our person and our man, meaning (Tiwa N’ Tiwa) in Yoruba paraphrase. We have waited so long to have someone of his spirit and courage. He remains the brain behind every face lifting transformation the state had recorded so far.

“As a group, the sole interest of this state matters to us and that had formed the basis why we have been working hand in hand with the sociopolitical group called Osoko Mass Movement (OMM) in promulgating the achievements of our indefatigable and ebullient leader par excellence, Gov. Ayodele Fayose.

“We are of the opinion that the good work of the Mr governor should continue beyond 2018 and that can only be possible when we all come together as a people to support and encourage him to do more, both for us in Ekiti and Nigeria at large.

“Ekiti as a developing state cannot afford to take ten steps forward and twenty steps backward all in the name of change; the change which has not only failed hopeless Nigerians at the national level since inception but had sometimes in the immediate past government of Dr Kayode Fayemi mortgaged the future of this state with unprecedented indebtedness,” Olusola said.

The group promised to continue encouraging Governor Fayose to do more in Ekiti, saying returning to the days of wicked competency test, unlawful downgrading of both primary and secondary school teachers, daily retrenchment and the likes is what the state cannot afford at this crucial time. Hence, her support for the governor remains E-stanby.

“E-Stanby is the slang. Wherever Gov. Fayose goes, we shall follow as far as Ekiti development is concerned. We should ensure the sustainability of the series of  achievements recorded under this Fayose-led administration,” Olusola advised Ekiti people.

Court Injunction: Verdict Favours Melaye, As INEC Suspends Recall Moves

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the recall of Senator Dino Melaye.

This was in deference to an order of the Federal High Court, Abuja dated 6th July 2017 directing the “parties to maintain the status quo till the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice.”

The INEC press statement announcing the suspension of the recall issued today, was signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Prince Adedeji Soyebi.

The statement reads; “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the order given by the Federal High Court, Abuja dated 6th July 2017 directing the “parties to maintain the status quo till the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice,” in respect of the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye, seeking orders of injunction against the Commission, to stop it from acting on the petition by the registered voters of Kogi West Senatorial district.

“As a responsible, law-abiding institution, INEC will comply with the order. However, the Commission has also decided to take immediate steps to vacate the court order and for the matter to be heard and determined expeditiously. Whereas, the court adjourned hearing of the Motion on Notice to 29th September 2017, it should be noted that Section 69 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) sets a limit of 90 days from the date of the presentation of the petition (21st June, 2017) for the exercise to be completed.

“The Commission further decided to draw the attention of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to the order in view of its effect on the performance of the Commission’s constitutional duty to conduct the referendum for the recall in Kogi West Senatorial district.

“The Commission also at its meeting today, approved a policy of comprehensive audit after all elections. This is in line with its commitment of ensuring transparency and overall improvement of the electoral process.”