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“I Remain The Substantive Chairman Of PDP Lagos” —– Segun Adewale

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A chieftain of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos, Mr. Segun Adewale (Aeroland) has declared that he remains the substantive chairman of the party in the state.

Aeroland recently pumped a fist against the current occupier of the chairmanship position of the party Dr. Adegbola Domnic.

He said Dominic’s continuous occupation of the sit was against the law, as such, it has become illegal to continue to do so.

The businessman and politician while recently decrying the dwindling fate of the Umbrella party in Lagos, especially in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state, pointed out categorically that Domnic allegedly worked with subterfuge for the defeat of PDP in the state.

While speaking at an elders meeting summoned at the instance of Chief Bode George, Adewale alleged that Domnic with the connivance of some party leadership compromised PDP’s victory by collecting an undisclosed sum of money from another gubernatorial candidate in the Lagos race.

According to him, PDP’s governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje who has was alleged to have selfishly cornered campaign funds from Abuja, which he has not been able to account for, was pointed to have worked for the emergence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC.

Aeroland pointed that this has been the bane of PDP in Lagos, since the return of democracy in 1999.

He alleged that party stalwarts like Olubode George have always sabotaged the party’s chances at the polls by working with Bola Tinubu, to deliver victory to his party.

On Tuesday, March 12, in commando style, Aeroland flanked by his cronies invaded the Ikeja Secretariat of the party, and locked down the space, and declared himself as ‘now in charge’ of party affairs in Lagos.

According to Adewale, the November 2017, process that elected Mr. Moshood Salvador (who has now defected to APC) and other state exco’s was a unilateral decision of one party leader, but was permitted in the interest of fostering intra-party peace.

After Salvador’s defection to the ruling APC, it was imperative to constitute an interim leadership to harmonize the party ahead of elections, this ushered in the Dr. Domnic-led exco, with a 90 days tenure expiration, which according to the books elapsed December 21.

Adewale maintained that the letter confirming him as chairman of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos Chapter stated that his tenure would run until June 2021. Thus, he stepped aside in a bid to stem the prolonged feud in the state.

“The letter confirming my chairmanship states my tenure expires in 2021 June. The letter didn’t state I should step aside.

I stepped aside voluntarily to stem the prolong crises in Lagos PDP. What I did was to allow peace to reign for the national leadership to allow full reconciliation.

“So, I decided to step aside. They then brought in Moshood Salvador. Salvador later left for APC. So, they said they needed somebody to fill the gap because of election. That was why they brought in Dr. Dominic and they gave him 90 days to act. His 90 days tenure has since expired and currently, we don’t have a chairman in that secretariat. That was the reason why I went there, chased them out. Right now, I am the state chairman of the party based on the letter I have, based on the election that was held before they asked me to step aside.”

According to Adewale, it has become imperative for him to act in the chairmanship capacity, thereby sacking Dr. Domnic whose administration had been marred by several misconduct that has threatened the progress of the party of on fronts.

Dominic’s regime was perceived to have recklessly changed all the authentic chairmen, from the ward to the LG within 2 months to the election , thereby creating factional chairmen at the ward to LG level.

This act Adewale maintained received the blessings of Chief Bode George whom he alleged prefers to stir up crises every four years in the party few months to the election.

In just 24 hours to the governorship election in Lagos, Dominic was also alleged to have changed list of party agents, a move found to be suspicious and in favor of the other party he worked for at the polls.

Dominic was also alleged to have set up a parallel Atiku campaign organization; this was against the template set up at the national level, of which he was the vice chairman.

Adewale has posited that a general assembly would soon be converged where Dr. Dominic and his cohorts would be expelled from the People’s Democratic Party for working against the presidential and Gubernatorial ambitions of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and Mr. Jimi Agbaje respectively.

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Embracing Hope in Nigeria: A Call For Unshakable Faith During Crisis — Ayobami Ladipo

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Dear Nigerian Youths, Friends and The Social Media Community.

I feel the need to share some words with you this morning, not just for communication sake but because it’s the right thing to do at a time like this when we’re all groaning in pains.

Indeed, times are hard, the pain is unbearable, the cost of living has tripled and ripple effect of the current economic hardship on the common man can only be imagined.

Truth be told, we are all SUFFERING!

Let’s take a moment to situate this correctly, especially for those of us who are not public office holders but campaigned for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believed in the manifesto and still optimistic that he’ll deliver his good promises to Nigerians, it’s not been easy.

Believing in a mantra or giving support to the president at a time like this does not take away the pain, it doesn’t not alienate me or any of his supporters from the people or the present economic hardship, it just shows that we still believe that pain is normal when something good is about to be spring forth.

Standing on the mandate no mean say leg no dey pain oh, but just like Isaac believed in Abraham his father to the point of death when he had thought he would be slaughtered as a sacrifice to God before the Almighty provided a ram, we also believe that the ongoing reforms will yield a great result and restore our country’s lost glory.

When we stop believing, hope fades away and nothing good will come through, hence the PLEA for calm and for us all to put aside our political or ethnic differences right now, let’s persevere a little more and keep up the conversation for a better and working Nigeria.

We won’t stop talking, we won’t stop engaging government, we won’t stop registering our displeasure via the right channels but PLEASE let’s come together as one and show some love to one another at this trying time.

Just like the Bible says, weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning, May the joy of Nigeria come so quick and May we all be alive to witness a new Nigeria that’ll be full of prosperity and greatness .

As I conclude, I want to plead with you all that we refrain from the needless curses, insults and abuse, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and TOGETHER shall we witness greatness at the end.

Naija Shi Ma Dun.

God Bless Nigeria.

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Insiders Bringing Herdsmen From Niger To Destabilise My Administration — Benue Governor Alia

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Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, the executive governor of Benue State, has raised the alarm that some indigenes of the state are bringing in herdsmen from neighbouring countries, like the Niger Republic, to destabilise his administration.

The governor made this known on Sunday at the Chapel of Grace, Government House Makurdi, while addressing the people of the state.

According to a statement issued by Principal Special Assistant on Print Media, Donald Kumun and made available to journalists late hours of Sunday, the governor appealed to the people to remain calm, saying that the security agencies would ensure the safety of the people.

Alia revealed that those behind the influx of herdsmen into the state actually wrote a letter inviting them to the state.

The statement said the governor vowed not to tolerate any effort from any quarter aimed at destabilising the state.

He said, “I am quite saddened to speak about what some fellow Benue citizens are doing; what they are planting, planning, and executing, which is not in favour of the state.

“The security report has revealed that some Benue indigenes have gone out of their way to invite herdsmen all the way from the Niger Republic to troop into Benue State. All in the name of bringing down his administration and this is unacceptable, but the security agents are doing their work.

“Security apparatuses are doing their work and anyone found guilty of this will not go unpunished. This is not the Benue we pray for. The electioneering period is over and now is governance.”

The governor vowed that the herdsmen who had come into the state would gradually return to where they came from.

He however called on those who were not ready to join hands with his administration to improve on the development of the state to leave the state.

“Please if you cannot join hands with this administration to improve the state to bring development to the state, where everyone has a sense of belonging, please leave the state.

“I assure the entire citizens that they should remain calm for my administration is not ready to welcome any crisis in the state. Crisis is not the portion of Benue State.

“Security agencies are ready to do everything possible for the people to have peace. The influx of herders will not harm anyone but they will return gradually to where they have come from.

“The mischief makers who wrote a letter inviting herders to come to Benue State will be disappointed. I stand on the platform of new Benue where development of both human and infrastructure development is possible,” Alia added.

The governor appreciated the people of the state for always supporting his administration through prayers and charged them to continue to stand by him and the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

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Navigating The Nigerian Narrative Amidst Swirling Despair By Aare Abisoye Fagade

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This intervention has become imperative in the light of the current state of play in the country today. Let’s just say it is a call for “Strategic Communication and Communicating Hope Amidst a Difficult National Landscape in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration.”

In these challenging times for our nation, effective communication becomes even more crucial. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration faces the dual task of addressing concerns about policy narratives while also navigating the broader difficulties our nation is grappling with. This demands a strategic timeline for action, plan, communication, coupled with concrete examples of proactive measures, such as those demonstrated by the Minister of Interior in resolving passport issues in the early days of this administration.

Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful administration. In the face of evolving challenges and varying perspectives, it becomes crucial for the media team to step forward and proactively shape public discourse. By doing so, they not only address concerns but also create an environment where people feel more comfortable and assured of better things to come.

Strategic communication involves not only disseminating information but also ensuring that it resonates with the public. This requires a thoughtful approach to messaging, emphasizing transparency, and articulating the vision and goals of President Tinubu’s administration. By actively engaging with the public, the media team can provide context, dispel misconceptions, and offer a clear narrative that aligns with the policies and objectives of the administration.

In this era of information abundance, it is essential for the media team to be proactive in disseminating authentic and timely information. Leveraging various communication channels, including social media, press releases, and public addresses, can help bridge the gap between the administration and the public. This, in turn, fosters a sense of understanding and confidence in the direction the government is taking.

In conclusion, the call for the media team to take charge of the narrative is not just a matter of public relations but a strategic imperative for the success of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration. Clear, authentic, and proactive communication will not only address concerns but also create a positive environment that encourages trust and optimism for the future.

These are my thoughts.

Aare (Dr.) Abisoye Fagade MIMC MIDM

 

  • About Aare Abisoye Fagade

Aare Fagade is a distinguished individual from Ibadan, Oyo State, known for his notable contributions in various fields. As an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist, and leader in strategic planning, he has played a significant role in fostering positive changes in many communities. Dr. Fagade’s dynamic presence extends to business, where he has demonstrated a keen commitment to innovation and societal impact through strategic endeavours. His multifaceted approach reflects a blend of business acumen and a passion for making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Aare Abisoye Fagade is a politician who lives in Abuja.

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