BIG STORIES THIS MORNING

2023: Fayose Reveals PDP G-5’s Demand From Atiku

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday said that the demands of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike are not personal. Fayose stated this while speaking on the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during an interview on Channels TV.

According to Fayose, one of the demands of Governor Wike and his allies identified as the G-5 is that the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar would not serve for more than a tenure if elected president. He disclosed that he supported Wike during the presidential primary of the PDP, adding that he told the 16 delegates from the state to vote for Wike.

Fayose said, “Part of the demands of Wike and co is not personal. This is not for the public domain, but I have to bring it. And any person who says I am telling lies can come and deny it. I told the 16 delegates from Ekiti to vote for Wike.

“If they give me one vote because of my name and Wike loses by one vote I will have betrayed trust. When I went to Wike and some of the governors that are supporting him, part of their demands is that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is 76 and that Atiku should do only one term. We can tell our people only one tenure, we can still tolerate it. So that it will not be eight years of the north and another eight years for the north.”

The former Governor noted that the north can not rule the country for another eight years after two terms of President Muhammadu Buhari in office. Fayose added that they can still tolerate the former Vice President ruling Nigeria for a tenure.

 

Source: Naija News

 

 

2023: Soludo Speaks On Regretting Anti- Peter Obi Comments

Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo of Anambra State has denied regretting his comments on the chances of a former governor of the state and the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Naija News recalls that Soludo had in an article titled, ‘History beckons and I will not be silent,’ dismissed the chances of the Labour Party flagbearer in the coming presidential poll and criticised the style of Ndigbo in its quest for the country’s number one seat.

He also slammed Peter Obi for dumping the All Progressives Grand Alliance to the Peoples Democratic Party and later, Labour Party. However, his article drew mixed reactions across the country, with many Nigerians on social media strongly criticising him. But speaking to The PUNCH on Thursday, the Press Secretary to the Anambra State Governor, Christian Aburime said Soludo does not regret his comments.

He stated that Anambra State Governor had the right to his opinion on the 2023 general election. “The governor is not feeling any way threatened even as the article has triggered series of backlashes, threats and criticisms,” Soludo’s aide said. “What the people should realise is that the governor only expressed his opinion, which is guaranteed by the constitution of the country and that opinion should not warrant threats or abuses.

“The governor’s son, Ozonna, did not disown what the father said. The trending article purportedly claiming that the son disowned what his father said did not emanate from Soludo’s son; it is simply the handiwork of mischief makers in order to blackmail the governor.

“It is not true that ‘unknown gunmen’ are threatening the governor to resign or be impeached. That report is false. Anambra people are behind Soludo and they are happy with what he is doing in the state. “Nigerians all over the world are free to visit Anambra to see what the governor is doing. There is now law and order; all those impunity that used to be there before are no longer there. “Soludo has no regret whatsoever because all he said has been said before and he should not be insulted for expressing his opinion.”

 

Source: Naija News