Wike vs Ayu: PDP BoT To Meet Atiku
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) has resolved to meet with the Presidential Candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, over the crisis rocking the PDP.
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Chief Olabode George, and many others on Wednesday pulled out of the Presidential Campaign of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, insisting that Ayu must resign before they can back the PDP Presidential candidate as the campaign kicks off on September 28.
Reacting to the decision of Wike’s camp to pull out of his campaign, Atiku had in a statement said there was a need to follow the party’s rules and regulations in removing the PDP chair.
Speaking to The PUNCH, the newly appointed Chairman of the BoT of the PDP, Chief Adolphus Wabara, has said the BoT will meet with Atiku to discuss issues relating to Ayu and his comments on the reported amendment of the party’s constitution.
Asked about the plans to amend the PDP constitution, Wabara said the decision would be finalized by the presidential candidate of the PDP.
He said, “We will need to speak to the presidential candidate for clarifications on that statement (on constitutional amendment). He has to let us know the constitutionality of the issue, so we can’t comment on that now until we ascertain the constitutionality of the issue.
“There is no problem without a solution but we queue behind our leader who knows where we are headed.”
Source – Naija News
Video: Abuja Professor, Maids Beat Policewoman To Stupor – Police React
A viral video on social media has shown an officer of the Nigeria Police Force battling for her life after she was allegedly beaten up by the maids of a professor she was attached to in Abuja.
The assaulted officer told sympathizers that she was an orderly to one Prof. Dike Zainab who ordered her maids to deal with her.
In the video sighted online by Naija News, the policewoman was panting and begging to be taken to a hospital as she had already lost some blood from the injury inflicted on her by the said Professor.
The force command has, however, reacted to the incident following calls for justice by Nigerians on social media.
Reacting to the incident via his official Twitter page, Force Public Relations Officer, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the accused person and her maids have all been arrested.
Adejobi assured that an investigation is still ongoing on the matter and that the culprits would be taken to court as soon as possible, Naija News reports.
The FPPRO tweeted: “Assault on woman police: We have arrested the woman professor and her staff since the date of the incident, the matter is getting necessary attention it deserves. FCT Command will charge d case to court asap. It is condemned in totality. We will still update you shortly. Tnks”
Source – Naija News
Dariye thanks President Buhari, speaks on 2023 election
Former Governor of Plateau State Joshua Dariye has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for granting him a state pardon.
Dariye was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment over corruption charges in 2018.
He was, however, granted a pardon by the Council of State led by President Buhari in April 2022.
The former governor was eventually released from Kuje Correctional Centre in August, four months after he was granted pardon.
Dariye, who arrived in Jos on Wednesday, said “I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for being magnanimous and granting us state pardon.
“I also thank Plateau people for their prayers and solidarity during my travail. If not for your prayers and support, this day would not have been possible.”
The former lawmaker expressed happiness and thanked God for uniting him with his people.
He assured the people that he, alongside his supporters, would consolidate on whatever gain they had made over the years and unite the people toward building a greater Plateau.
On the 2023 elections, Dariye urged Plateau residents to obtain their permanent voters’ cards so as to elect credible leaders.
Source – PM News