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Ignore PDP Distractions, Focus on COVID-19 Support, APC Deputy Scribe urges NDDC

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The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sabotaging COVID-19 intervention efforts in Nigeria, through its attack on state institutions and and other intervention initiatives.

Nabena, on Tuesday in Abuja, was reacting to the latest statement by the PDP alleging fraud in the
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), particularly its COVID-19 intervention efforts to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical kits to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the Niger Delta region

The Bayelsa-born APC chieftain urged the Interim Management Committee set up for the NNDC to focus on their mandate, despite the baseless and obviously sponsored campaign of calumny against the interventionist Commission.

Nabena, “It is now public that the PDP knowingly relied on forged contract papers for its baseless and unsubstantiated fraud allegations and attacks on the NDDC’s COVID-19 intervention. I advise the PDP to focus on nation building and support efforts to ease the inconveniences, pains and losses brought by coronavirus on Nigerians.

“There is no fraud in the commission. The PDP’s baseless allegations is deliberate and similar to its others actions to discredit government and other COVID-19 interventions in the country. It is clear that the PDP’s action is sponsored by those attempting to frustrate the ongoing forensic audit in the NDDC ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The NDDC is actively supporting government’s effort to combat the coronavirus. Recently, the commission secured presidential approval for its COVID-19 support to supply medical kits and build isolation centres in the nine Niger Delta states.

“The commission has disbursed N775m to assist Niger Delta states fight the coronavirus, along with N270 million as palliatives to youths, women and peoples living with disabilities affected by the lockdown.

“The PDP should bury their heads in shame for their corrupt and shameful antecedents in the NDDC. Perhaps, the PDP should have done a simple search on why a Federal High Court sent one of its Senators, Peter Nwaoboshi to prison.”

Yekini said under the PDP “the commission was mandated to conceive, plan and implement plans for the sustainable development of the Niger Delta, known as the Niger Delta Regional Development Master Plan (NDRDMP) with a whopping sum of N12 billions expended on a document that is less than 257 pages but the former ruling party did not have anything to show.

“The crating of the plan started in 2001, yet up till now, the Master Plan has not been published. So far, a whopping sum of N12 billion has been . Since inception, the Master Plan has constituted the single largest expenditure head of NDDC budget.”

The APC spokesman also said that since inception till now, PDP Senators have being the Senate Committee Chairman of the NDDC, a means he said the party has been using resources meant to develop the Niger Delta into funding party activities.

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Shocking! Peter Obi Dumps PDP, cites “Recent Developments Within the Party”

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Frontline Presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi has dumped the opposition party.

In a letter dated 24th May 2022  addressed to the National Chairman of the party and submitted through the Aspirant’s Agulu Ward, Obi said his decision was informed by “recent developments within the party”.

According to him  although he is still committed to nation-building, he might seek a different route to achieving it.

 

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2023 Elections: 10 Ministers Resign from Buhari’s Cabinet

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Ten Nigerian cabinet members resigned to run for political office in compliance with an order from President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, the ministers will be replaced immediately. Buhari had directed all cabinet ministers that intended to run in national elections next February to resign from their posts by May 16 to ensure they didn’t unfairly benefit from their government positions.

Mohammed said he didn’t have any information on the status of central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele, who has also declared his intention to run.

Buhari holds Valedictory service for Ministers

President Buhari on Friday held a valedictory session with the ten ministers that tendered their resignation letters to pursue their political ambition in the 2023 elections.

President Buhari also promised to fill as soon as possible the vacuum created by the departure of the ministers.

Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the validatory session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, the outgoing Ministers that attended the session were; Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta Affairs), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technological Innovation), Timipre Sylva State for Petroleum Resources), Tayo Alasoadura (State for Niger Delta Affairs), Dame Tallen Paulen (Women Affairs), Uche Ogar (State for Mines and Steel Development), Abubakar Malami (Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice) and Emeka Nwajiuba (State for Education), who was absent but with a permission.

(Politics Nigeria)

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Resign Now, Buhari Orders Ngige, Amaechi, Akpabio, Nwajiuba, Other Aspirants

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.

The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, disclosed this on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting.

He said that the directive excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

The Information Minister affirmed that if there are any amendments or additions to this directive they would be made shortly.

According to the Minister, the directive might involve political appointees, if the need arises.

The affected appointees include, Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, who have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Others are the Minister of State  Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for governorship position in Abia State, the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who recently declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.

He added that the directive excludes the Vice President because he is an elected member of the cabinet.

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