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In a statement issued in Osogbo, Osun State on Friday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party expressed serious concern over the allegations that the Jonathan administration is training snipers at the same facility where the Abacha killer squad was trained; talks of abuse and misuse of the military and other security apparatus for personal and political interest; as well as the reported placing of 1,000 people under a ‘political watch-list

In a statement issued in Osogbo, Osun State on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party also warned the police and other security agencies not to provide cover for renegades to engage in any illegality, saying their role must be to ensure the safety and security of all legislators if and when the House decides to sit

Other members include Chief Emeka Bekee (State Secretary) and Chief Andy Nweye, a well-known grassroots mobiliser and erstwhile Rivers State Director of the National Orientation Agency as the Publicity Secretary

In a statement issued in Oyo on Wednesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said President Jonathan’s decision to grant N2 billion each to 17 states, none of which belongs to the main opposition APC, and all of which are controlled by governors deemed to be Jonathan’s supporters, negates what he should be: The leader of the whole nation!

In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the Speaker exhibited a leadership trait that is rare in these parts by shunning partisanship to say that the President’s body language does not indicate that he has the political will to fight corruption in the country

In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said that even as the PDP has continued to lick the mortal wound inflicted on it by the loss of five preeminent governors in one fell swoop, any attempt by the party to act in desperation and declare the governors’ seats vacant will be met with an unprecedented show of people power that will end, once and for all, the impunity of the PDP and the Presidency

Speaking on a Murrhi International Television (MITV) programme, ‘AM CHAT’, which was monitored in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, Adebayo also refuted the claim made by the federal legislator that he (Bamidele) introduced the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, into partisan politics and brought him (Fayemi) from abroad to run for the state’s number one seat

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the attacks on Nigerian Air Force planes and helicopters at the NAF base in the city was particularly disturbing, considering the hitherto effective use of aerial attacks against Boko Haram, which is widely believed to have carried out the attacks

“Just like Macbeth, Opeyemi Bamidele has premised his governorship ambition on some prophesy. And just like Macbeth, he is ever willing to maim and kill to achieve his vaunting desire. He has been living a lie all the while

Describing the lawmaker’s decision not to be cajoled into the APC as wise, far-sighted and courageous, the PDP in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, Jerry Needam said this has confirmed that Hon Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, the Andonis, the entire State legislators and many others in the state are not happy and willing to leave the ruling PDP and indeed, cannot be coerced by Amaechi into the APC

The statement, signed by Segun Dipe, said: “Opeyemi Bamidele’s declaration of his governorship ambition today in Emure and on the platform of Labour Party is a welcome development

The decision to present a Christian candidate, it was learnt emerged after due consultations with eminent Christian leaders and clerics who have promised to mobilise other faithfuls to vote en masse for the party if a Christian emerges as gubernatorial candidate in the state

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party posited that resorting to such military-era tactics reflects the federal government’s poverty of ideas in resolving the prolonged ASUU strike

Others were former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari; Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi; National Secretary of the PDP, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Abia governor, Ogbonnaya Onu; former PDP vice chairman, Sam Jaja; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; and Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu

Of late, the leadership of the APC had held consultations with the aggrieved governors, appealing to them to join hands with the progressives to dislodge the PDP from Aso Rock