PDP chairman in Lagos State, Adedeji Doherty finally breaks silence on plans for a second term.
Speaking to newsmen on Friday (today) Adedeji he would not run for a second term of office.
“I remain in PDP but will not run for a second term as PDP Lagos State Chairman,’’ he said in a statement.
“My experience as chairman over the years has been eventful and has taught me more about life, especially as it relates to my relationship with God.
“I am staying out of the race as a sacrifice I have to make in order to create the emergence of a new team of administrators; those I believe should ultimately bring a semblance of peace and unity to the party,’’ he said.
Doherty decried numerous crises periods within the party as well as the sudden death of important members of the party.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives at different points, particularly to different illnesses, and especially to the COVID-19 virus.
Doherty said that his political career had been fulfilling in the only party he had ever been a member of, the PDP.
He was once the Southwest Zonal Financial Secretary, the Organising Secretary, and later Acting Vice-Chairman of the Southwest zone, before becoming the chairman in November 2019.
He expressed appreciation to all loyal executive members, the Local Government Chairmen’s Forum, and various leaders and party members at the respective levels of the party structure for their support.
Doherty commended all members for the tolerance and patience exhibited during his tenure.
He urged major stakeholders of the party to close ranks and show more love to its teeming members.
Doherty advised stakeholders to believe in themselves as it concerns resolving internal disagreements, rather than expecting party conflicts to be settled by leaders from other states.
“It is really embarrassing as leaders and elders of the party in Lagos State that we can’t resolve our differences internally and amicably without the intervention of external bodies.
“This shouldn’t have occurred at all if we as leaders had put the party first before considering our personal interests,’’ he stressed.
The chairman also called on national leaders of the party to lead by example by taking decisive disciplinary actions on erring members across the nation as stipulated in the party’s constitution.
According to him, though such action can have a short-term setback, it will definitely have a long-term positive effect on the psyche of members.
Doherty advised that all and sundry should extend the olive branch, ensure, love, embrace forgiveness and togetherness as members of one great indivisible political family.
Crystal News reports that PDP’s state congress is scheduled to hold in September.
Billionaire Businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah’s Wondrous Donation
No doubt, Ifeanyi Ubah, Chairman, Capital Oil, is generous to a fault. This top player in the nation’s oil and gas sector also has a large heart. Besides, he is unapologetically committed to the uplift of his community, while also helping the course of humanity.
The billionaire is fasting becoming one of the biggest philanthropists from the South East part of Nigeria has the milk of kindness running in his veins.
As proof of his fellow-feeling, the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district in the National Assembly, has just made a wondrous donation of N500million to Anambra State, to support the fight against insecurity.
Ubah made the pledge during a visit to the state Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, at the Government House last Tuesday evening in Awka, the state capital.
The senator, however, made specifications on how the money would be spent.
Anambra State had for over a year been under the tight grip of criminals, who kidnap, kill and steal from residents until lately, when Soludo fought back.
Ubah in a statement signed by his Head of Media and Strategic Communications, Mr. Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, also explained how the funds would be used.
The senator was quoted as telling the governor that: “It takes a secure environment to sustain infrastructural development.
“I will complement your efforts with a series of interventions aimed at curbing capital flight from the zone and restore confidence in our people to return home and help in developing our economy.”
Stating how the funds would be spent, Ubah said N200million would be spent on the training of security personnel and provision of latest security communication gadgets for Anambra South vigilante groups.
He added that N300million would be for the provision of solar lights to further illuminate and strengthen the security architecture in Anambra South senatorial district.
The senator said the promise would all be implemented in the next three months.
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”I Will Demolish Boko Haram and Banditry in 60 days if elected” – SDP Presidential Candidate, Adewole Adebayo
Presidential Candidate for Social Democratic Party ,SDP, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has promised Nigerians that he will end and demolish Boko Haram and banditry in his first 100 days in office if elected President in 2023. He also vowed that within 60 days, banditry, in any and every part of the country would have been totally wiped out from Nigerian soil.
“If the people in my government are not trying to be billionaires, the issue of banditry will be over within 60 days. Terrorism is a little complex but the Boko Haram fighters can be technically chased away from Nigerian soil within 100 days, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the region. The strength of these Boko Haram and bandits is the ability to reinforce. That reinforcement ability is what makes look it like the Nigerian armed forces are not doing anything. They have a rapid reinforcement. If it takes you three weeks operation to dislodge them from the territory, they can use seven days to recalibrate and come back. So, my first 100 days you will be hearing Boko Haram from a long distance and the bandits, most likely will be former bandits, that is if they are alive at all”, he stated.
Speaking at a question and answer online programme “Symfoni” Adebayo said as a potential president, his vision about where Nigeria is headed and how to get there is clear in his head as men and women of character and integrity to help with the New Nigeria he envisioned, are already being sought.
Unlike his contemporaries, Adebayo said he didn’t have the luxury of having a political godfather to smoothen his path as all of them are dead, adding that, after the Almighty God, he relies on nobody.
“I am not lucky with godfatherism. Unfortunately, all my godfathers are dead. Aminu Kano, if he was alive, would have been my god father. Micheal Opara would have been another god father. Mbonu Ojike, it was who said government should serve the people. He would have been my god father, if he was alive. If I had a god father I won’t be running. The people that would have been god fathers are the ones running against me now”, he said.
Adebayo said two weeks after the elections have been won and lost, he will make public names of his ministers, not only for confirmation by the National Assembly, but for further scrutiny by the general public.
Said he: ” I will name my ministers two weeks after the elections. I assign portfolios to the ministers and allow Nigerians to judge them, question and interrogate them. I meet the service chiefs and behind to hear from them their challenges and how it can be tackled. As a potential winner of the coming election, I am already speaking with them. I don’t need to wait till when I would be sworn in before taking such action. I swing into action the moment the election is won and lost”.
Adebayo said he is not surprised about the sudden matching order given by the president to the minister of education to resolve the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU suspension of his members from classrooms, adding that its typical of the president. “Its not unusual from the president to allow issues to fester before taking decision.
I don’t want to be a president like that. It’s better not to be a president at all than allow crisis to fester for this long. Anybody who knows the president would know that he is a very good and decent man but I think he is on a wrong job, because this job requires you to know things and take action before they happen, and if they happen, to react swiftly. It is my hope that the matter is resolved. But even at that, by the time I assume office, I will cement it so that for the next 25 years, there won’t be crisis of ASUU with the Federal Government again because I will ensure there is autonomous for the sector. Remember that I went to America where I spent ten days and in the course of meetings, where we reached agreement with the black historical universities and colleges to come and assist Nigerian universities. At least, 2000 Americans professors will come to Nigeria on sabbatical and exchange to help us build up . Even if ASUU isn’t on strike , they don’t have enough equipment to produce quality graduates”.
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