Current Headlines: Two PDP chieftains leave the party, and Wike is no longer a member of the NEC

2 PDP Chieftains Resign From Party

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Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South) and Patrick Akinyelure (Ondo Central) of the Peoples Democratic Party have announced their resignations from the party.Continue Reading>>>

Their resignations were contained in separate letters to the Senate and read by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over the plenary on Wednesday.

Messrs Urhoghide and Akinyelure were silent on the party they are defecting to but the deputy senate president who read the letters, urged them to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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A member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Executive Committee, Timothy Osadolor, says the immediate-past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is no longer a member of the party, given his conduct before, during and after the 2023 general elections.

Osadolor, who gave the hint in a telephone conversation with The PUNCH on Tuesday, noted that the leadership of the party had decided to isolate Wike and render him inconsequential in the affairs of the PDP.

According to him, Wike’s recent public outings wherein he appeared to be leaning towards the All Progressives Congress, give him away as a man in perpetual craving for the spotlight at all times and regardless of the cost to his image as an opposition political leader.

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The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the petition of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi to Thursday.

Obi and Labour Party are challenging the outcome of the presidential election held on February 25. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election.

Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s 16th President on Monday. However, the adjournment followed an appeal by Obi’s counsel.

 

Former Minister, Keyamo Says It’ll Be Illegal For Tinubu To Reinstate Fuel Subsidy Regime

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Former Minister of State for Labour Mr Festus Keyamo has lambasted Nigerians advocating for the retention of subsidy, explaining that there was no provision for subsidy in the 2023 Appropriation Act starting from June 2023.

The former minister noted that the new administration of President Bola Tinubu inherited a regime that made no provision for subsidy in the budget.

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