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APC defends fuel price hike, asks PDP to return ”subsidy loot”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the fuel price hike which has been approved by the federal government. 

In its statement which served as a response to PDP’s rejection of fuel price hike and increased electricity tariff, the APC alleged that successive PDP governments foisted Nigeria a corruption-tainted fuel subsidy regime.

According to the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary Mr Yekini Nabena, Nigerians no longer have to endure tortuous queues to buy fuel.

 

The statement read; 

“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a shameless statement by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP on the current petrol price and electricity tariff in the country.

“For successive PDP governments that foisted on the country a corruption-tainted fuel subsidy regime, we call on the PDP to surprise itself and indeed Nigerians by cajoling its cronies who ran the subsidy rackets — many of them in hiding abroad — to return our stolen commonwealth in their possession.

“Under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the tortuous fuel queues as a result of biting scarcities are gone. The reviewed petroleum products pricing template has resulted in a more transparent, efficient and realistic pricing system for petroleum products and also resulted in constant availability of fuel nationwide.

“The pricing template now reflects competitive and market-driven components which is supported by the citizenry”.

On electricity tariff, the APC said; 

“For the PDP that is only concerned with pushing the interests of its few cronies over the general interest and welfare of the citizenry, we dont expect the PDP to grasp the import of this landmark presidential directive which aside improving electricity and service delivery, is also protecting the poor and vulnerable Nigerians from increased electricity tariff and arbitrary/estimated billings.

“Commendably, the federal government is already working to ensure that Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) commit to increasing the number of hours of electricity supply every day and also improve on their quality of service.

“Perhaps the PDP is also unaware, that the current administration has approved a one-year waiver of import levy on electricity meters so that Nigerians who do not have meters can be supplied as early as possible at a reasonable cost.

“The APC calls on the PDP to wake up to the new Nigeria where the government works for the citizens, not a few interests.”

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APC and ADC supporters clash in Ondo state (photos)

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress and those of the African Democratic Congress engaged in a violent clash in the Yaba area of Ondo town, Ondo State on Thursday evening, August 20.

Several party faithful were injured while several cars were destroyed in the clash.

The incident came a few hours before the local government election in the state. The cause of the fight is yet to be ascertained. The police say normalcy has been restored to the area and efforts are being made to arrest those behind the violent attacks.

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APC and ADC supporters clash in Ondo state (photos)
APC and ADC supporters clash in Ondo state (photos)
APC and ADC supporters clash in Ondo state (photos)
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APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG (Photos)

APC governorship candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is a pastor, ministered the word of God at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Divine Pavilion, Uselu Quarters, Benin City, today August 16.

Ize-Iyamu would be vying for the governorship seat of the state with the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, come September 19 this year.

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APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG (Photos)
APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG (Photos)
APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG (Photos)
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Large crowd turns out as Oshiomhole, Ganduje storm APC Campaign in Edo (photos)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday formally launched its campaign for the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.

The event which was held at the University of Benin Sports complex had in attendance leaders of the ruling APC.

Among those present at the rally were its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Others included the deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, the governors of Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Imo states. While those of Kogi and Lagos sent their deputies. Others included Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of State for Budget and Economic Planning, Prince Clem Agba and his counterpart in the Steel Ministry, Uche Oga.

The former National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, his deputy when he was governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu who was a governorship aspirant of the party, two other former aspirants, Egr Chris Ogienmwonyi and Major General Charles Airhaivbere (rtd), former deputy governor, Lucky Imasuen and several chieftains of the party across the state graced the event.

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Obaseki Vandalizing Edo Assembly Complex To Impose Illegal Minority Rule – APC

The APC State Media Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of personally leading thugs to vandalize the complex of the Edo House of Assembly as part of his bid to enforce the continuation of what it described as an “illegal formation of a partial Assembly.”

Reacting to the blockade of the Edo Assembly on Thursday by security officials, Mr. John Mayaki, the Chairman of the State Media Campaign Council, in a statement forwarded to Igbere TV, claimed that the Governor besieged the complex out of fear that his illegal house of just 5 members will be overturned and replaced with a more representative Assembly.

He said: “The outgoing Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has placed the independence of the legislative arm and the democracy of Edo State on trial.”

“He has ordered the vandalism ruin and destruction of the Assembly complex under the pretense of a renovation exercise out of fear that his illegally-formed Assembly of just four members will be overturned and replaced with a more representative one.”

“It should be recalled that National Assembly ruled that the Assembly formed by Mr. Godwin Obaseki last year after abducting some members-elect dead in the night was illegally done and, therefore, is unknown to law. Regardless of this, and loud outcry from the people of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki persisted in the illegality and denied representation to 14 members.”

“Since then, five more members, led by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yekini Idiaye, have since renounced the illegal gathering of Mr. Godwin Obaseki and maintained their support for the All Progressives Congress.”

“Out of an Assembly of 24 members, 19 members have backed out of Obaseki’s illegality and declared their support for the APC. Is it not against common logic and all principles of democracy for the Governor to claim to have an Assembly of just 5 members out of the elected 24?”

“The Governor has created needless panic and fear in the state once again because he is afraid that the 19 members, who represent an overwhelming majority, will set aside his illegality. He has invaded the Assembly complex, and the adjoining Ring Road, with thugs and all manner of people to block the Assembly complex, while also commissioning its destruction, including roof removal to prevent any sitting.”

“It amounts to Executive recklessness, disregard for the principle of separation of powers, and complete irresponsibility for Mr. Godwin Obaseki to insist he must dictate to the House of Assembly on who it must elect as Speaker, more so with just the support of 5 members out of elected 24.”

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Obaseki is not a threat because he is not even eligible to contest elections – Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has stated that Governor Godwin Obaseki is not a threat to his party in the forthcoming Edo governorship election. 

Responding to a question on if Obaseki’s popularity was a threat to his party in an interview on Channels TV Sunday Politics, Oshiomhole stated that Obaseki who is the flagbearer of thePeoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not a threat because he is not even eligible to contest elections. 

He further described the Edo state Governor as a snail involved in a race tigers are in. Oshiomhole said; 

“How can he be a threat? A man who is not even eligible to contest elections? How can a snail be a threat in a race where tigers are involved?”

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COVID-19: APC rejoices with Fayemi over recovery

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has rejoiced with Governor Kayode Fayemi over quick recuperation from COVID-19 infection.

The party said Fayemi’s quick recovery was due to God’s intervention, since the pandemic had killed so many prominent Nigerians even with better medicare.

Speaking with journalists, on Saturday, the party’s Publicity Secretary, Hon Ade Ajayi, glorified God for showing mercy for the governor.

“We are really happy about this cheery news, in fact, it gladdens our heart and showed that the prayers of Ekiti people had been answered.

“All we have to say is to glorify God and the people of Ekiti State, including our opponents for their prayers over the Governor.

“We urge all Ekiti people to be wary of COVID-19, by complying strictly with all laid down protocols.

“They should also cooperate with the governor now that he has resumed back to the office to make the job of fixing Ekiti easier and faster,” he stated