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Balogun Market fire: PDP calls for investigation

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Balogun Market fire: PDP calls for investigation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for immediate investigation on the cause of fire incident that ravaged parts of the Balogun Market in Lagos State.


The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call on Thursday in Abuja.

Ologbondiyan also called for investigation on what he described as “apparent system failures” that frustrated prompt intervention in such an emergency.

He expressed PDP concerns about the devastating fire incident and the losses suffered by Nigerians, particularly in the face of the prevailing economic challenges.

“The PDP is however more disturbed by the manifest system deficiencies that led to the failure to promptly bring the fire under control and abate the losses.

“The party tasks the authorities to live up to their billing by putting in place measures that will ensure more proactive fire emergency interventions in the country,’’ Ologbondiyan said.

He commiserated with victims of the inferno and urged the government as well as public-spirited groups and individuals to come to their aid.

Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Kayode Olaitan

 

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Obaseki’s “MEGA” manifesto will address post-COVID-19 economic shocks in Edo – Aide

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Mr Osagie Crusoe, Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, says his re-election, will bolster the state’s economy to tackle the vagaries of the post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) era.


Osagie gave the assurance in a statement, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Tuesday.

He said that as world leaders grappled with the economic realities occasioned by COVID-19 and rejigged policies to assuage the impacts, Obaseki has initiated Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) manifesto.

Osagie said the PDP candidate in the Sept. 19 gubernatorial election had designed socio-economic policies contained in MEGA manifesto that would address the challenges arising from the pandemic.

He said: “Our manifesto is alive to the challenges of today and the future, with specific policies and programmes tailored to reflate and stimulate the state’s economy.

“In our manifesto, a section is devoted to post-COVID-19 economy. In that section, the governor said that he would be running a post-COVID-19 economy after the election.

“This would task our resolve to restart the economy even as we push for an economic stimulus package to resuscitate businesses, sustain livelihoods and hold the economy together.

“In essence, our focus would be on supporting businesses with low interest loan facilities; strengthening the productive sector by prioritising the Edo Production Hub Initiative and pursuing more impactful policies in the agricultural sector.”

He said the reforms in the Edo State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Edo State College of Education would be sustained under Obaseki’s second tenure.

The special adviser said the administration would source for more partners to pull in resources to groom youth in the state for global competitiveness.

“We will leverage on our assets at the Edo Innovation Hub to migrate more of our people, especially workers and businesses to the digital space, because much of human activities will be done online going forward.

“We will increase investment in the health care system while ensuring the statewide rollout of a responsive and well-managed health insurance scheme.

“Obaseki is an economist and an expert in resource management.

“He will not rely on consultants to know what economic policy can fittingly address the state’s several socioe-conomic challenges,” he added ( NAN)

Edited By: Ejike Obeta (NAN)

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Edo 2020: PDP Chieftain, Afegbua, pledges support for APC’s Ize-Iyamu

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A PDP Chieftain in Edo, Mr Kassim Afegbua, says his support for Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Sept. 19 governorship election in the state remains unequivocal and unflinching.


Afegbua stated this on Monday in Benin while responding to his purported suspension by the PDP on Sunday.

According to him, “I remain unequivocal and unflinching about my support for Ize-Iyamu.

“I will ensure that I mobilise enough votes for him in the four wards of Okpella.

“Having earlier described me as inconsequential, I am wondering why they now suddenly remember that I am relevant to warrant my suspension.

“I am actually waiting for their expulsion in good time. My votes cannot be suspended or expelled. My thumb is my power,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PDP, had, on Sunday evening in a statement, announced Afegbua’s over alleged anti-party activities.

In the statement signed by the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, the party said Afegbua was suspended for one month by the leadership of the party in his ward 5, Okpella in Etsakor East Local Government area of the state.

The party said that Afegbua was suspended with effect from Aug. 2 after having been found guilty of anti-party activities.

“The state Chairman, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, has directed the local government chairman to set up a disciplinary committee to investigate the allegations of anti-party activities levelled against him.

“The composition of the disciplinary committee will be announced in due course,” the party said.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

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Edo election: PDP leader pledges support of Ososo people for Obaseki

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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Leader  in Ososo,  Edo, Mr Bayo Ogedengbe, says the people of Ososo in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo  are strongly behind Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s second term bid.


Ogedengbe gave the assurance while addressing PDP faithful at the PDP  gubernatorial election campaign ground on Monday in Ososo.

He said that the people kept tabs on the governor’s developmental strides across the 18 local government areas of the state.

“Where ever you go, Ososo will go. We are strongly behind your reelection.

“We have seen that you stood against god-fatherism in the state.

“Your government brought the first  tarred road into Ososo. Our people are saying thank you.

“We stand to tell you that we are supporting you second term bid.

“We appealed to you Sir for the construction of Ososo-Okpella road which will further help to improve the economy of  both communities,” he said.

Also speaking, Mr Dan Orbir, a former PDP state chairman in Edo,  said that  Obaseki would listen to their plight.

“What we are talking about is that, we need a man who will put his interests aside and serve the people.

“We have decided to stay by the governor to serve for another four years,” he said.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Kayode Olaitan (NAN)

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Ondo 2020: We may suffer defeat over choice of running mate, PDP Chieftain warns

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A PDP Chieftain in Ondo State, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, has raised the alarm that the party might be defeated in the Oct. 10 governorship polls over the choice of the running mate its governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.


Akinrinlola stated this on Monday in Okitipupa, while addressing a group of PDP youths in the southern district of the state over developments within the party.

He said that the tussle over the choice of running mate, which had set party members against one another, might make the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) win the election, if not handled with utmost caution.

According to him, Jegede is supposed to pick his running mate from his political camp in Ilaje Local Government area of the state among the aspirants who contested the primary with him.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there has been pressure on Jegede to pick Agboola Ajayi, the state’s deputy governor, but that he had submitted the name of Olumide Ogunje, one of his closest allies, as running mate, which might later be substituted after conclusion of talks with party leaders.

Akinrinlola said that it was a sad development that while APC had started its campaign, PDP was still battling with the issue of running mate.

“The choice of running mate is very critical to the success or failure of any candidate in the forthcoming governorship election, no matter the political party involved.

“But the issue of running mate being considered by our party’s governorship candidate is making me afraid of the election, because victories are determined before the polls.

“A strong running mate from Ondo South will help secure victory for the party; but if the issue is not settled on time, defeat of PDP may be imminent.

“We have endured the opposition for four years and we can’t wait to return to Alagbaka, the seat of power. It is our right and we must do all within the laws to sack APC.

“Youths are the power-house of PDP and we are ready to reclaim the state from the ruling APC; but the choices and decisions being taken may affect our chances,” Akinrinlola said.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

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