Following the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of the runners-up during the primaries, Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, has congratulated and pledged his support to him.
Dankwambo declared his support for the party’s presidential candidate in 2019 elections on Friday in his congratulatory message, made available to newsmen in Abuja.According to the governor who has been offered Gombe North Senatorial District ticket, God-willing, victory will be delivered to PDP in 2019 presidential election.
“I assure you of my personal commitment and that of my supporters all over the country in the next presidential race.“I have no doubt, that with God on your side, coupled with your wealth of experience and exposure, our party will be victorious in the next election,” he said.
The National Vice Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South South, Mr Emmanuel Ogidi has said that restructuring was the only way to addressing all economic problems facing Nigeria including the challenge of an acceptable minimum wage. Reacting to the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the government and Labour Unions, Ogidi said it would be difficult to have all states pay uniform salaries with the current structure. Chief Emmanuel Ogidi The Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige had on Wednesday said that the Federal Government after consulting with the 36 states governors had proposed N24,000 while the Governors proposed N20,000 as minimum wage for civil servants. Ngige said that the Labour Unions discussing the demand for new minimum wage had proposed to increase it from the current N19,200 to N30,000 while the organised private
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja vowed the federal government will contend with anyone who is against the peace and unity of Nigeria.
According to a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, he said this while receiving a delegation led by Abdulfatah Emetumah, the Offor of Umuofor Kingdom, Oguta LGA, Imo State.
”Anybody that tries to joke with the unity of this country has a problem as long as we are alive,” the statement quoted Mr Buhari as saying.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose on Thursday hinted that he would not attend the inauguration of his successor Dr. Kayode Fayemi slated for October 16th, 2018 in the state.
The governor spoke while addressing a press conference in Ado Ekiti said that he would not attend the inauguration ceremony to avoid erratic behaviours, harassment and intimidation by politicians.
Fayose added that despite his ordeals he would be a fulfilled man after bowing out of office on October 16, 2018.
Former vice president Abubakar Atiku, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, PDP national chairman Uche Secondus in Ota, Ogun state
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said his faith as a Christian does not allow him to keep grudges against Atiku Abubakar, especially when he himself asks God for forgiveness daily.
Obasanjo whom Abubakar served as vice-president under his administration from 1999 till 2007 had not been in good terms with his former vice while in office.
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has launched the #BuhariChallenge, with 14 questions to President Muhammadu Buhari on the achievements of his administration.
The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, released a statement in which it accused the Buhari administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being “very idle of late, which explains their abandonment of the vital duties of running the government in order to focus on hurling insults and false accusations on the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar”.
The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said he is ready to face the investigation team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
According to a media report, the EFCC had already set up a special team to grill the governor for allegedly receiving over N1.2bn from a former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.) through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fayose, who said he had a clear conscience, told the commission to expect him in its office on October 16, a day after the expiration of his tenure.
“He who has clear conscience fears no foe. The EFCC should still expect me at 1pm next Tuesday,” he said.
Fayose spoke on Wednesday during the inauguration of a new school he built in his Afao-Ekiti home country as part of his legacies projects in the state.
According to a report by Daily Sun, Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, last night threatened to pull out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party fails to uphold the candidacy of his anointed governorship candidate, Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade.
This is coming a few hours after Governors Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Umar Ganduje (Kano), Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi) and Kashim Shettima (Borno) met with President Muhammadu Buhari to seek his intervention in the contentious primaries in the states.
Amosun issued this threat during a meeting with some party leaders and his loyalists across the 20 local government areas of the state held at his private residence located inside Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.