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JUST IN: PDP BoT Member, ABC Nwosu Dumps Party

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A former federal Minister of Health, Professor A.B.C. Nwosu has resigned from his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Board of Trustees (BOT).

Nwosu announced that his exit from the PDP takes effect from January 12.

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This was contained in a letter of resignation addressed to the National Chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, dated January 12, 2023, of which the party acknowledged the receipt of his resignation letter.

He was a founding member of the party and played significant roles in the affairs of the party at the National and Zonal levels.

Nwosu cited non adherence to the principle of rotation by PDP as his reason.

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“This resignation for me is a matter of CONSCIENCE and PRINCIPLE because of the party’s inability to adhere to the ROTATION provision in its (PDP) Constitution.

”The journey to the rotational presidency between the North and South of Nigeria has been a long and arduous one, and I have been involved. Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must learn to keep to an agreement reached by a Constituent Assembly (1995) and enshrined in the party’s (PDP) Constitution (1998),” he said in the resignation letter.

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Account For N600bn Refund By Buhari Govt, APC Knocks A’Ibom Gov, Emmanuel

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to account for the billions refunded by the Buhari administration.

The party asked the government to atone the state over alleged financial recklessness and plundering of resources.

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A statement on Saturday by APC Chairman, Stephen Ntukekpo accused authorities of trying to twist the comments of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Information Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Ini Ememobong had alleged that Tinubu called Emmanuel “a boy” and condemned the aspirant’s “unwarranted and uncharitable” attack on Udom at a rally in Uyo.

The government demanded that the former Lagos governor tender a public apology to the Akwa Ibom helmsman and the people.

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On Thursday, a group issued a seven-day ultimatum to the APC co-founder to apologize to the governor or face legal action.

Reacting, however, Ntukekpo noted that Tinubu actually exposed Emmanuel’s “financial mismanagement and Lilliputian performance”.

The politician accused the administration of “mindless looting and brazen embezzlement of pensions, gratuities and other entitlements”.

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Ntukekpo said the situation has plunged the people into poverty and deprivation for nearly eight years of the Peoples Democratic Party leadership.

Only recently, we were made to understand that payments in excess of N600 billion, being refunds from the APC-led Federal Government, were made from the federation account to Akwa Ibom State.”

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The APC told the public that to date, the Emmanuel-led administration has been unable to satisfactorily explain how the funds were used.

The statement further alleged the governor was “plotting to foist a stooge as his successor to cover his tracks”.

Ntukekpo declared the “machinations of the PDP” had failed as Akwa Ibom people “are resolute” to vote for the APC and its candidate, Akanimo Udofia.

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South, Middle Belt Leaders To Resist Derail Of Peaceful Transition

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The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has vowed to oppose any attempt to foil peaceful transition of power after the 2023 election.

The body chaired by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark had on Thursday reaffirmed support for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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A former Information Minister, John Nwodo warned those who plan to disrupt the general polls fixed for February 25 and March 11.

Nwodo stated that the forum and all well-meaning citizens will not allow those who “try to change the hands of the clock of Nigeria”.

“We will not allow them to derail a peaceful transition to the next civilian government of this country.

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“We shall rise like one-man in defence of the ballot box and that Nigerians must go to vote”, the ex-Ohanaeze President-General asserted.

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Since late 2022, Southern leaders and groups have openly declared support for Obi, a former Anambra governor, insisting power must return to the region.

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Obi enjoys support for the youth demography but faces an herculean task as he seeks to pilot the retirement of the old guards in Nigeria’ politics.

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Tinubu: Fani-Kayode Calls For Removal, Arrest Of CBN Gov, Emefiele

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A spokesperson for the All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode has called for the removal and arrest of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Goodwin Emefiele.

There are insinuations at the camp of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu that the move by the apex bank was targeted at frustrating the party during the forthcoming elections.

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The CBN governor had several times, debunked the allegations, stressing that the move has no political motives.

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But Fani-Kayode in a tweet on his official handle on Friday said Emefiele wants to scuttle the election by causing chaos via the currency crisis.

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The tweet reads, “Let me make this clear. Emefiele has NO intention of releasing new naira notes until March. He wants people to suffer, he wants chaos & he wants to scuttle the election.

“He is a dangerous pawn in the hands of sinister anti-democratic forces. Remove, arrest & detain him NOW”!

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