Read Fayose’s Opinion Concerning Sheriff’s Emergence As PDP Chairman

The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the emergence of a former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, as the national chairman of the PDP, calling on all members and supporters of the party to support the new chairman.

Mr. Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the choice of Mr. Sheriff was in the best interest of the party.

“I have always defended the party even at the risk of my position, personal security and comfort.

“I have always stood for the truth, and I cannot now be part of any decision that won’t represent the party well.

“I supported the processes that led to the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff because I believe in him and for those who may be aggrieved for one reason or the other; I plead that they should sheath their sword in the overall interest of our party.

“Most importantly, the reality that we must all face is that we are in a peculiar situation and such a situation deserves a peculiar approach.

“What the party leaders have done therefore is to tackle the present situation in our party with the most appropriate solution and we must all stand by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who is our present solution to our present situation…”

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Presidency Opens Up About Senate’s Screening Of Amaechi , Others

The presidency yesterday expressed happiness that former governor of Rivers State, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was eventually screened by the Senate, after three postponements due to petitions written against his nomination by concerned petitioners.

Briefing Senate correspondents over the screening , the Senior Special Assistant   to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said that there was nothing wrong in the senate’s screening process on Amaechi.

Enang, a former member of the PDP, noted that the constitution allows the legislative arm of government to regulate its own proceedings at any given time and in whatever circumstances.

He said: “They (senators) are within their constitutional rights to regulate their own proceedings.

The constitution authorises the Senate and the House of Representatives, and every legislative   house to regulate its own proceedings, including managing matters that are brought before them.

“Therefore, what the Senate did on Amaechi’s screening last week, is domestic to the Senate, and I   am not in a position to speak about it; but they are within their constitutional rights. What they do is domestic to them and internal to them and it is within their powers. So, I am not in a   position to speak in one way or the other about it”.

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Nigerians Divided Over Soludo’s Opinion- Vanguard

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo has divided opinions on the social media, with many praising his thesis on the country while others took exception, saying it is to ridicule the government of Goodluck Jonathan with less than three weeks to the presidential election and published on the day the president met stakeholders in the private sector in Lagos state.

It will be recalled that Soludo urged Nigerians to prepare for hard time ahead, noting that neither president Jonathan nor his major challenger, Gen. Muhammedu Buhari, has a well-thought programme to tackle the economic challenges in the country. He regretted that the success made by the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo has not been built upon by the Jonathan’s administration.

“Let me admit that the two main parties talk around the major development challenges—corruption, insecurity, economy (unemployment/poverty, power, infrastructure, etc) health, education, etc. However, it is my considered view that none of them has any credible agenda to deal with the issues, especially within the context of the evolving global economy and Nigeria’s broken public finance,” he said.

The article was praised by many including celebrities and analysts while APC supporters saw it as a vindication of the need to oust Jonathan; PDP supporters said the article is biased and an attack on the president and his team, asking why Soludo singled out, Peter Obi, the former governor of his home state, Anambra for condemnation.

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