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THE crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West Zone has deepened as members of the Caretaker Committee have dissociated themselves from a statement credited to the chairman of the committee, Mr Dayo Ogungbenro, on who should be the leader of the party in the zone.

The letter titled “situation report about PDP South-West Zonal Caretaker Committee”, dated August 10, which was addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, was signed by seven members of the caretaker committee.

The members of the committee recommended that the National Working Committee of the party should wade into the crisis in the zone and also conduct a credible, transparent zonal congress that is devoid of violence if compromises cannot be reached.

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The letter reads in part: “We refer to the press statement issued by the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mr Dayo Ogungbenro and immediately dissociate ourselves from him because he is not acting on behalf of South West Caretaker Committee members of the party.

“We further condemn the content and context of the said statement on account of its puerile and narrow perspective which immediately betray the ignorance of our Zonal Caretaker Chairman on how to run the party.

“That Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is the only sitting governor in our zone and therefore the leader of the party in South West is not in contention.

“We however, underscore the fact that there are other leaders in the zone that continue to be of essence in the management and sustenance of the party in the zone. In this regard, we reiterate that ex-Governor Ayo Fayose, Hon Ladi Adebutu, and Senator Ademola Adeleke remain credible leaders of the party in our zone and we repose absolute confidence in them. We also publicly pledge our loyalty and total support to them as they continue to discharge responsibilities that extend the frontiers of the party in the zone.

“It is pertinent to put on record that Dayo Adegbenro, our Caretaker Committee Chairman is incompetent and lacks the required skill and tact to manage the party.

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“On account of the foregoing, the NWC of our party is hereby invited to remove him from office before he does incalculable damage to the party.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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It’s time to imbibe politics without bitterness in Oyo ― Makinde tells Adelabu

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By Adeola Badru
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has congratulated a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Adebayo Adelabu, on the occasion of his 50th birthday anniversary.
Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, made available to newsmen, expressed gratitude to God for granting Adelabu, his opponent in the 2019 election, the grace to witness the golden jubilee of his birth.
He noted that achieving such a landmark age can only be a privilege from God.
The governor admonished the businessman, who flew the governorship flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election, to see the new age as a great responsibility and a challenge to put in more efforts into serving humanity and making a meaningful impact on the society.
He further admonished him to imbibe politics without bitterness by freely contributing his quota to the development of the state without any hint of political consideration.
According to Makinde, anyone who reaches the 50th birthday landmark is on his way to becoming an elder statesman and, as such, bears more responsibilities on his shoulders.
He said: “I celebrate my brother, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the March 9, 2019, governorship election, in our dear state, on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
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“Anyone who lives to celebrate the golden jubilee must see it as a great privilege from God and one should be grateful. It is on this note that I give gratitude to God on behalf of Chief Adelabu.
“Also, a 50th birthday is always celebrated with fanfare, because it is considered a landmark; it is the invitation to becoming a statesman and it confers on one a great respect as well as responsibility.
“I encourage Chief Adelabu to note that this is the time for politicians across all divides in the state to eschew politics of bitterness by freely contributing their quota positively to the developmental efforts of the incumbent administration, since the saying is always right: government comes and government goes but the people always remain.
“I will admonish my brother to, in the spirit of this new age, freely discharge his responsibility to the people by committing himself more to serving humanity and making meaningful impact on the society.
“It is my expectation that as he clocks 50 and with the responsibilities that come with it, Chief Adelabu will attune his mind to collaborating with the Oyo State Government to return the State to the Pacesetter status it occupied especially in the First and Second Republics.
“As he celebrates his golden jubilee, I pray to God to continue to grant him good health.
“I wish him a very Happy birthday and many happy returns.”

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Edo election: Why I demanded peaceful conduct – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he had to order federal agencies and establishments involved in the recently held Edo State governorship election to observe strict adherence to professional standards.

The President gave the explanation on Friday while hosting the newly re-elected governor of the state, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, who paid him an appreciation visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.

The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said his desire has always been to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.

“I thank you for bringing your deputy and supporters to come and see me after beating my party. I am supposed to preside over all Nigerian interests whether I like it or not, but my single desire is to make sure that innocent people don’t suffer. That message I got across to the Inspector General of Police that elections must be free and fair,” he said.

According to the President, “If contestants have too much money and they decide to spray, so be it. But what I insist is, nobody should go and raise a counter force to the government, arm heavily-drugged thugs to go and humiliate people.”

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He told his guests that, “I want Nigerians to appreciate that I respect them as Nigerians and that I am bound by the oath I have taken, that their security is in the hands of God and in the hands of the government, which I am leading.”

President Buhari noted that as the leader of the governing party, and despite the fact that the party has lost some states in elections, he wishes to leave behind a political culture based on integrity.

“We have lost states across the country. Now I do not like to escape the responsibility, seeing as the leader of the country, I am also the leader of my party, that I am not leading the party very well.

“I am trying to make sure that the party is built on a civilised basis, rule of law and respect for human rights and human beings, right from polling units to local governments, to states up to Abuja and that’s what I have been insisting as my contribution to the National Working Committee and executive of the party.

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“I know we are a developing country, a developing economy and trying to develop our political culture. I want the development of political culture to be based on integrity and accountability. Let people work very hard and earn what they are looking for through their hard work and through fair competition,” the President said.

He added jocularly that he was congratulating the Edo governor “reluctantly” because he defeated the candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress.

In his remarks, Governor Obaseki thanked the President for ensuring that fair play reigned during the election which saw him victorious.

“You would recall a couple of weeks before the election, I came to see you and you assured me that we were going to have a free, peaceful and credible election.

“That is what we had during the election of 19th September and the whole world has acclaimed that Edo election was perhaps one of the best conducted in recent times in Nigeria.

“This could not have been possible without your insistence that the right things be done, and for that, we want to say thank you very much.”

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He also thanked the President for his congratulatory message, assuring him that the message “has been internalised, that it is God that made this election possible, therefore I should be humble about the election and also magnanimous in victory.”

He pledged his unalloyed loyalty and support and that of the people of Edo State to the President and the federal government.

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