Atiku’s Tall Ambition And His Miserable PDP By Joe Igbokwe

They tell me APC should stop the blame game and focus on the jobs that need to be done.
by Joe Igbokwe Dec 06, 2017

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third, it is regarded as self-evident.”- Arthur Schopenhauer

They tell me APC should stop the blame game and focus on the jobs that need to be done. I agree but those who destroyed our yesterday should keep quiet while we fix what needs to be fixed. The destroyers of yesterday do not show any remorse, they pretend that nothing went wrong in 16years, and they talk as if we are the ones that should apologize to them.

The shenanigans in their wildest imaginations think that we have all forgotten the pains they inflicted on us, how they frittered away billions of dollars of our hard-earned resources in the days of the oil boom, how they left Nigeria desolate, decimated and at best desecrated. They stole al the food, all the Children’s food and broke the pots and destroyed the plates and even the kitchens.

Come to Apapa and Tincan Island Ports and see the ruins they left behind. They were busy looting everything in sight and could not think about raising up the minimum wage. They were busy stealing every kobo in sight forgetting that a wise person saves for the rainy day. They even forgot one of their own, the South East that has been voting for them since 1999. They left Enugu-Onitsha Road to go under, they left Enugu-Port Harcourt road to go under, they abandoned Nnewi-Okigwe road to decay and then forgot the critical 2nd Niger Bridge.

Billions of dollars ‘invested’ in the Power Sector went under the drains, which opened the highways and byways to private properties in Europe, America, and Asia. Nigeria they left behind became a dumping ground for imported rice and other items which can be produced here.

While the massive looting was going in all fronts, our educational systems, Hospitals, Infrastructure, our National carrier could not be restored, security of the nation suffered without measure, and our Foreign Reserves depleted with reckless abandon. We woke to behold recession.

Today the idiots in PDP tell us that Nigerians are suffering, nothing is working and nothing is going on. They are Liars from the pit of hell, all. They have no shame, no regrets, and no remorse. They are planning to come back. They cannot even wait for what they destroyed to be fixed. They are pretending that the past never existed or that Nigerians have short memories. They have lost their thinking caps. They cannot trace their navigational compass. They missed the road to the promised land. They got lost in the land of Patmos.

Look at their man Friday, Atiku Abubakar, a sad reminder of our ugly past. He is talking tough as if we are strangers in Nigeria. The excess baggage is just too much to ignore. They want power back at all cost. Absolute nonsense! They play politics without principles. They seek power without responsibility. They seek wealth without work. A foolish constituency is the hobgoblin of small minds. The level of greed ravaging them is yet to be discovered scientifically. They are over bloated kids with a protozoan intellect. They have eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear. They need to receive brains.

Ah, ah, the fundamentals have changed. The era of Epicurean spirit is gone and gone forever. Great soldiers, great writers, great journalists do not die in their beds. In the fullness of time, we will checkmate their infantile hunger for power and wealth without responsibility. We will do our duty to the fatherland. We will tell them 1999-2015 story. The story of avaricious tendencies and rapacious greed on all fronts. A story of Alibaba and the forty thieves. The story of vicious plunderers and congenital thieves without conscience.

APC should not lose sleep over Atiku and PDP’s road to nowhere. Let us fix our eyes on the ball, doing the needful, fixing what needs to be fixed, and telling the story as it is.

This is Alhaji Atiku’s last chance and he knows it. President Buhari will retire him from politics in 2019, and that will be the end of the story.

In Chief Paul Unongo words, by 9.30am on the election day, Atiku would have been permanently retired and disgraced out of politics. It is only then that Turaki and his gang will know the difference between a leader and a dealer, the difference between light and darkness and the difference between Egbe( gun) and Egbe( kite).

Joe Igbokwe


PDP And Its Loyalists Are Gifted Not To See Good Things- Aregbesola’s Aide, Okanlawon

By Waheed Adekunle

The Special Adviser to the Governor of the State of Osun on Information and Strategy, Hon. Semiu Okanlawon, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of being too blind to see the achievements of the present administration.

Okanlawon said this on a radio programme on Friday.

The legal adviser to PDP, Chief Sunday Ojo Williams had stated that the ruling party has not completed any project in its seven years.

However, in a swift response, Okanlawon said Aregbesola deserved kudos because he had used unprecedented means to catalyse Osun economy in the last seven years.

Okanlawon described the PDP’s seven and a half years rule in the state as a complete waste.

The Aregbesola’s media aide asserted that the present administration in the state has not only raised the bar of governance but put in place enduring legacy in all aspects of the economy.

He accused PDP and its loyalists of being economical with the truth as regards the achievements made by his principal, noting that the Aregbesola’s administration has brought to the people of the state the aspired dividends of democracy.

According to Okanlawon, the seven and a half rule of PDP in the state was a total setback on the socioeconomic well-being of the people of the state.

“If PDP accuses us of grandeurs projects, ask its members what they do while in government for16 years in Nigeria and 7 and a half years in Osun.

“It is unfortunate that PDP lives on lies, mischief and all manner of things, if not they will not claim that the present administration had done nothing.

“For any discerning mind, it is crystal cleared that Osun has witnessed all round transformation, growth and development compared to what it was when PDP was in government in the state.

“If you travel round the state, one will see different infrastructural intervention of this government cut across the sectors be it education, security, health, agriculture among others.

“Prior to Aregbesola’s administration, the people of the state were wallowing in abject poverty, while a reasonable number of citizens were neither felt the impact of Governor nor receive the dividends of democracy.

“Our administration in spite the present economic situation has brought unprecedented infrastructure development that had become the cynosure of all eyes in the southwest region and Nigeria at large.

“As we know, this government was sent by God to salvage the people of the state and I am very confident that the people of Osun truly knew this and if not, they would not return our Governor for second term”, he stated.

‎Okanlawon added that the PDP legal Adviser, Ojo Williams, former Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Iyiola Omisore and other PDP loyalists have no moral integrity to fault Aregbesola’s government.

He said Osun and Nigeria as a country was led to its present economic woes due to PDP alleged mismanagement, stressing that Osun was almost run aground if not being rescued by his principal.

“Omisore, Ojo, entire PDP stalwarts and loyalists lack moral integrity, political justification to fault Aregbesola’s Government because they were the ones that led us to where we are today.

“It is shameful that PDP and its loyalists are pointing accusation fingers at us of borrowing, forgetting that they too borrowed while in government in spite the fact that they were unable to point at good things they did.

“Take for instance, our administration on its assumption inherited all loans granted Osun since its creation and it is on records that PDP also borrowed to execute some services then”.

Debunking the allegation of 500billion loan leveled against his principal, Okanlawon said ‘no right thinking individual will believe such allegation as the state doesn’t have capacity to borrow such money”.

Itemising the successes recorded by the Aregbesola led government, Okanlawon held that the present administration has repositioned Osun to its deserved position in the comity of states in Nigeria.

“When ‎we came to power in 2010, we mapped out strategy to redeem the economy of the state and the move later translated to the full implementation of our six-point integral action plan that had been yielding positive impact in the last seven years.

“We met Osun at comatose, thus working round the clock to bring the glory of the state back through the provision of massive infrastructure development particularly on education, security, agriculture and health sectors.

“Today, Osun has been rated as second wealthiest state in the country just as many of the state’s social intervention programmes had been replicated and adopted nationally and internationally”, Okanlawon emphasized.

PDP Wants To Return So As To Continue Stealing – Fayemi

A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the Peoples Democratic Party is only seeking to return to power in 2019 so as to resume looting the treasury as done in the past.

Fayemi, currently the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, also urged Nigerians not to use the current fuel scarcity to rate President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance.

He stated this while addressing some journalists in his home town of Isan Ekiti in the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Wednesday.

He said, “What (fuel scarcity) we are witnessing is just a normal curve in the life of any administration. We will get over it and move on, but largely the President has not disappointed Nigerians.

“What the PDP wants to come back to do is stealing. The option for Nigerians in 2019 is not to return to the old age of criminalisation and brigandage by not voting for the PDP, because there is nothing to convince Nigerians that they have changed with the shenanigans that characterised their national convention and the poor performances by their governors.

“Up till now, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan (former President) and his henchmen have not apologised about how they ran the country aground. So, there is nothing to suggest that the PDP remains a credible alternative to the APC in 2019.”

Fayemi said the Judicial Commission of Inquiry that recently indicted him was raised by Governor Ayodele Fayose to smear his reputation and make him unpopular.

He said, “Fayose’s stock in trade is lying against someone to score political gains. They started with the probe of N852m UBEC fund and when they knew they could not go far, they started concocting lies and said I looted N17bn.

“Let us wait and see who will go to jail between Fayose and I. I have been out of office and I am still moving free, but I am sure he won’t be able to walk free on the streets after losing immunity because of the way he had run the state aground.”

Fayemi, who did not make any categorical statement on whether he was nursing a governorship ambition or not, said the APC would ensure it wins the state governorship poll in 2018.

The minister boasted that he had used his office to bring many benefits to the state.

APC Will Rule Nigeria For A Long Time, PDP Won’t Return – Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will rule Nigeria for a very long time both in the state and at national level.

Okorocha made the remark while dismissing plans by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to retake power in 2019.

He urged members of the party to remain steadfast and be proud of the party.

In a statement, the governor called on leaders and members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state “to remain steadfast and also be proud that their party is in power both in the state and at the federal level.

“The governor equally told the party members to be boastful of the monumental achievements of the party’s administration in the state which have exceeded all that the administrations before him had achieved.

“He assured the party members that APC would retain power in the state and at the national level for a long time and urged them to disregard the claims by other parties that they would return to power in 2019.

“The governor also celebrated Christmas for the party officials at the state, local government and ward levels with cash, and told them to continue to work for the progress of the party because APC is in power to retain it with visible achievements.”

Another Ondo PDP Rep Decamps To APC

A member of the Federal House Representatives and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Mayowa Akinfolarin, has dumped the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.

The lawmaker, representing Ileoluji-Okeigbo/Odigbo Federal constituency, defected to the APC with hundreds of his supporters.

At the event held in Ore, in the Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, hundreds of Akinfolarin’s followers from the six local government areas in his senatorial district followed him to the APC.

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, the Acting Chairman of the APC in Ondo State, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, and other leaders of the party were at the event.

Speaking, Akinfolarin said the PDP was no longer what it used to be, adding that the party has accommodated too many bad eggs who have succeeded in causing crisis in the party.

He said, “I don’t want to be like the stubborn fly that follows a dead body into the grave.”

Welcoming the defectors, Adetimehin said the APC had a very big room to accommodate more people, saying any member of the opposition would be accepted into the party.

UPDATE: Aggrieved “PDP Members” Break Out, Float “Fresh PDP”

A new faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday opened a new secretariat for the party in Asokoro District of Abuja.

The PDP duly recognized national secretariat is located at Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja.

The faction was reportedly formed by a group of five men namely – Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin Duru and Franklyne Edede.

The men are believed to be loyalists of one of the chairmanship aspirants in the party national convention held on December 9.

Nwosu, who is the leader of the group, told journalists that the process leading to the emergence of the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) was fraught with illegality and abuse of electoral process.

The slogan of the new group is “Fresh PDP, PDP First.”