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PDP Chairman Speaks On Running For A Second Term

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PDP Chairman Speaks On Running For A Second Term-Crystal News

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.

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APC Set Date To Hold State Congress

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APC Congress: Lagos Will Adopt Consensus Candidate, Says GAC-Crystal News

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled its State Congresses for October 2.

Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Akpanudoedehe said that the party will begin sales of forms for the congresses on Wednesday, September 15.

The APC held its nationwide local government congresses on September 4 to elect officials at that level.

The party’s leadership had called on members that maybe aggrieved following the overcome of the congresses to channel their complaints about redress through constituted channels.

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NASS To Sustain Synergy With Executive, Judiciary — Orji Kalu

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NASS To Sustain Synergy With Executive, Judiciary — Orji Kalu

Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday in Abuja stated that the National Assembly (NASS) would sustain its cooperation with the executive and judiciary in order to entrench good governance.

Kalu told journalists that a robust synergy at the highest level of governance was critical in solving many problems facing the country.

While urging Nigerians to erase the perception that the 9th Senate is a rubber stamp, the former governor of Abia pointed out that there was no need to fight with other arms of government.

“The Senate is not a rubber stamp, it is just that we have done things differently.

“There are many things the Presidency has sent to the senate that we rejected and we reject it at the level of leadership and send it back to him.

“There is no need to fight with the President because our job is to complement the efforts of the executive,  to give them the chance to give Nigerians good governance.

“Our duty is not to fight, but if we want to fight, we join the Nigerian Army and carry the gun to fight.

“So, our duty is to make laws and ensure we stabilize the polity by ensuring there is a good relationship between the judiciary, executive and the legislature.

“ The Senate has been very successful in bringing the budget before December each year, this is the job of the legislature.

“We don’t want to enter into unnecessary controversies with the executive.

“We have fought many times with the executive, but quietly. People can call us any name, but I can speak out my mind to say we are not rubberstamped,’’ he stressed.

Kalu further said that achievements so far recorded by the senate was made possible due to the level of cooperation among the lawmakers, noting that there is no crisis in the senate.

According to him, in every 100, there must be people who are not happy, but we have no crisis in the senate.

“I have never been in the senate before but this senate is very cooperative and we are one family.

“Since I joined politics, I have never seen a family like a senate.

“The senate is one united family and I can testify to that.

“When I had my problem in the prison, a lot of my colleagues including the senate leadership showed a lot of compassion towards me.

“Every other senator tried, but Senators Sani Musa, Kashim Shettima and Ibikunle Amosun were exceptional.

“I am not talking about the Senate President, Sen. Ahmed Lawan now, because that one is like my brother. So, the senate remains one united family, Kalu emphasized.

While pledging his continued support to the leadership of the senate, Kalu said that Lawan is very strong and forthright in handling the senate.

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Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023

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Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023-Crystal News

After receiving blessings of many top political leaders as well as those that matter in the scheme of things across Lagos Central Senatorial District,  Property construction giant and Chairman of DHB Group Limited,  Hakeem Alobo-Bakare has begun his journey towards  2023 senatorial race as he launched his inauguration meeting in Lagos.

The highly brainy man is no stranger in the Lagos political turf,  he has been in its trenches for decades.

He was a governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2015 elections that eventually produced Akinwunmi Ambode.

However, he remained relevant in the scheme of things in the state.

As gathered his ambition is buoyed by his unprecedented contributions to the growth of his constituency that has wormed him into the hearts of the people.

Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023-Crystal News

Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023-Crystal News

He also has a solid political structure, unmatched clout as well as untainted integrity.

For many years Alobo-Bakare has become a reference point in the nation’s Properties Construction sector.  This is not a mean feat, as those close to him attribute it to his relentless efforts as well as personal strength built through struggle, tenacity, resilience, unbending determination, focus and business acumen.

The 63 years old business guru has channeled his experiences and personally touching the lives of countless others who have had to confront their own challenges.

The businessman towers above many of his contemporaries, particularly because he has been in a warm embrace of fame for many decades.

The Business Administration graduate from the University of Lagos, Akoka is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria.

Unlike many politicians with no ‘second address’, the Lagos State-born magnate is into business full time while moonlighting as a politician, albeit ready to serve.

After a stint with the Central Bank of Nigeria,  the brave and courageous man took a plunge into the stormy and highly capital intensive construction industry with his company, DHB Construction Limited.  Since then Alobo-Bakare has continued to make indelible marks in the field.

Like a man with Midas Touch, his construction company has grown into a conglomerate with subsidiaries that include, DHB Properties Limited, Hexagon Logistics, Temjob Limited, Eko Trans Afrik Limited among others.

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