APGA Won’t Govern Anambra after Obiano’s Tenure, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Governor Willie Obiano would be the last All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governor that would govern Anambra State as it was set to reclaim the state in the next governorship election in 2021.

The leader of the PDP reconciliation committee in the state, Mr. Ngozi Agudosi, stated this at Nnewi South Local Government Area, where he met with different factions of the party.

He stated that the state belongs to the PDP, and that every other party that has won election in the state has benefitted from the disunity in the PDP.

Agudosi, however, stated that with the recent peace moves initiated by the party and headed by him, other political parties would not capitalise on the factionalisation of the party in the state to win again.

He described APGA’s dominance in the state as temporary, saying the dominance was propelled by the crises of interest in PDP, which has caused some of its members to work against her during elections.

He traced the formation of PDP to the late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who was an indigene of the state, saying the roots of the PDP is still very strong in the state.

“Our party has been out of power in the state for 14 years now, due to wrangling.

“I’m convinced in this reconciliation project because it is a divine mandate that I should reconcile my people so that our party can win elections here again.

“I saw the crying and pains of party members at the grassroots. They are seeking someone to give them sense of direction, which I will provide. That’s why they are embracing it.

“I only consulted my leaders from the state in Abuja and I told them I’m going on this mission. Olisa Metuh, Peter Obi and Chris Uba are my political leaders, but none of them sent me here. I’m here based on the interest for the state. And all of us are working together,” Agudosi said.

He added: “APGA is like a faction of PDP in Anambra State. Today, they are claiming to have won 21 out of 21 in the last governorship polls which most of them can’t explain how it happened.

“By the time I am through with this mission, we are going to say bye-bye to APGA in this state. I’m not boasting. Obiano will be the last governor of APGA in Anambra State.
“Take it from me, this state belongs to us. There is no man, big or small in the state that has not drunk from the milk of PDP.”

PDP to National Assembly: Impeach Buhari

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to immediately pull the full weight of all legislative instruments against President Muhammadu Buhari to save the nation from imminent collapse.

A statement signed by the spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said President Buhari crossed the line by placing the country’s democracy in jeopardy, thus setting the nation on the path of anarchy.

The statement said, “The invasion of our highest legislative institution by agents of the Buhari-led executive, a few months after the Senate mace was blazingly carted away by armed hoodlums, is condemnable, reprehensible, unpardonable, and completely unacceptable.

“With this siege, barely a week after presiding officers of the Senate were held hostage at their residences, it has become clear that the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) intend to forcefully overrun and ultimately shutdown the highest lawmaking organ of the Nigerian government and pave the way for the total suspension of constitutional rule in the country.

“The PDP notes in this administration’s quest to foist a fascist regime on our country, the APC-led government has taken several steps and actions tending towards the suspension of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), including direct usurpations of the duties and powers of the National Assembly and the judiciary in governance.

“Nigerians and the international community will recall that the PDP had earlier alerted of this plot, which included the phony medical trip to London for President Buhari as an alibi to exonerate him from any blame for this sordid assaults on democracy.

“The PDP, therefore, calls on the Government of Britain to support Nigeria at this perilous time by not shielding President Buhari in London. Nigerians urge the British government and other members of the international community to immediately condemn and totally reject the ugly developments in our country.

“President Buhari and his APC have consecutively and deliberately put our nation and its democracy on harm’s way and the National Assembly, as representatives of the people, must eschew all partisan interests and save the nation by immediately deploying all legislative instruments against President Buhari before it is too late.

“It is instructive to state that if today’s assault on our legislature had succeeded, it would have been the second time Muhammadu Buhari would have toppled constitutional rule in our country.

“Finally, the PDP commends Nigerians, who marched out in their numbers today, in response to our earlier call, to resist this brigandage against our nation even as we urge them to remain alert, as eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”.

Why defections means victory for Buhari in 2019 – Presidency

With high-profile members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) leaving the party for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), an aide to president Muhammadu Buhari has said the pdefection means more good than harm as the 2019 general elections approach.

With the Vice President at the start of today's Cabinet Meeting. At the Meeting we approved a number of Infrastructure projects, cutting across rail, roads and power. No part of Nigeria was left out—the projects approved at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting today included access roads linking Asaba and Onitsha to the Second Niger Bridge (we recently awarded a new contract for the continuation of early works on the Bridge); continuation of work on the Abuja Mass Transit Rail System (due for completion later this year), continuation of work on the Kaduna Wind Farm (which was abandoned until recently), and the framework of the Power Sector Recovery Implementation Programme (PSRIP). You will hear more about these projects in the days and weeks ahead.

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Gideon Sammani noted that the exit of the senate president, Bukola Saraki and others was a triumph to the APC.

Sammani at the inauguration of the State Executive Council of the National Youth Support Movement for Buhari/Osibanjo 2019 in Calabar said the defectors were desperate people with blind ambitions.

“The defectors are those with blind ambition and are desperate to cling power even when they don’t have the requisite capacity to match President Buhari,” Sammani said, adding that “neither can they rule the country and turnaround its ailing economy which was brought to its knees by past administrators.”

“These set of politicians had in the past carried bags of money to voters so that they can be voted into power; unfortunately Nigerian voters knew that they were not the right caliber of politicians who could manage the economy of the nation.

He stated that “their exit will be a triumph and success for the APC”, urging supporters not to be discouraged by the ongoing defection which are no threat at all.

“Like water, it will always find its level, these people are not in the same level with Mr. President, and they lost election to Mr. President who is well trusted by many Nigerians. It is a disgrace to the nation,” Sammani said.