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Atiku humiliated Jonathan in 2015, Wike alleges

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has recalled how the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar humiliated former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

According to The Nation, Wike said when Atiku left the PDP, Jonathan, the sitting President, who was the candidate of the party, went to Dorchester Hotel in London and begged Atiku to return to the party to support him. “But Atiku gave Jonathan a condition that he must relinquish the ticket of the party,” he said wondering why people forget history easily.

Also, POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Wike spoke during the commissioning of Akpabu-Itu-Umudiagha Road in Emohua Local Government Area (LGA). “You know what I don’t like in people. We forget history. In 2015, when as a sitting president, Jonathan went to London, in Dorchester Hotel, he went to plead with this our [sic] presidential candidate today, Atiku Abubakar. He said ‘please my brother, come back to the party and support me’.

“You know the condition they gave to Jonathan? That he should relinquish his ticket, not to run as president of Nigeria. That was a sitting president and a presidential candidate of a ruling party. They gave him condition. Telling him to relinquish that ticket for him not to run. “So when I see some people, running around, talking rubbish, they forget history.

“Today, we are not saying the presidential candidate should relinquish the ticket. We are not being selfish, we are saying since you are now the presidential candidate, let our people take chairmanship, they say they will kill me. Is it possible?”

Governors Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), have been at daggers drawn with Atiku since the conclusion of the party’s presidential primaries in May over their insistence that Iyorchia Ayu steps down for a member of the party from the southern part of the country. Efforts made by the Atiku camp to make the aggrieved governors have a change of mind have yielded no result as they have consistently boycotted Atiku’s campaign rallies.

 

Source: The Nation/Politics Nigeria

 

 

Niger Delta Group Gives President Buhari 14 Days To Constitute New NDDC Board Or Face Wrath Of Oil-Rich Region

A Niger Delta group, the Niger Delta Patriots, has given President Muhammadu Buhari an ultimatum to constitute the new management of the Niger Delta Development Commission without delay or face the wrath of the region.

During a press conference on Tuesday in Asaba, the Delta State capital, the group gave the President 14 days to constitute a new board/

The convener of the group, Victor Okwereogu flanked by the co-convener, David Omoru and the group’s secretary, Obaro Unuafe, noted that the commission has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately, a development which the group described as unwholesome.

He said the situation prompted President Buhari to approve an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the affairs of NDDC until a forensic audit is carried out on the commission from its inception to date.

The group however raised the alarm that there is an orchestrated plot to finally scrap the NDDC and declare it unable to meet its objectives, saying it is quite unhealthy that prominent people in the Niger Delta are the ones causing problems in the region.

 

Source: Sahara Reporters

 

 

Power Rangers actor, Jason Frank dies at 49

Jason David Frank, best known for his role in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died aged 49.

A representative for Frank, Justine Hunt, confirmed his death to Yahoo on Sunday 20 November.

“Unfortunately, it is true. Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being,” Ms Hunt of Hines and Hunt Entertainment said.

“He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed.”

An official cause of death has not been disclosed.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers launched in 1993 on Fox Kids and initially aired for three years.

 

Source: Vanguard