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Opinion: Amaechi’s Return To PDP Will Be One Of The Best Things To Happen To The Party Ahead Of 2023

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The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is one of the strongest politicians in the South-South region of the country.

The former River State governor was instrumental to the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Unfortunately, he has been at loggerhead for a long time with his successor, Nyesom Wike.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Desmond Akawor, expressed confidence that the Minister of Transportation would return to the party.

Naija News 247 recalls that Rotimi Amaechi decamped from the PDP to the APC in 2013 after severally falling out with Patience Jonathan, former president’s wife.

Desmond Akawor said that Amaechi went to the All Progressive Congress to ensure that former President Goodluck Jonathan is defeated, he added that since the minister has succeeded on his mission, he will return to the PDP soon.

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While you may say that this is just the personal opinion of the Rivers State PDP chairman, do not forget that this is politics, anything can happen.

We can remember how shocking it was when the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, defected from the APC to the PDP.

His shocking defection was followed up by a more shocking one; the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the PDP to the APC.

As impossible as Rotimi Amaechi’s defection from the APC to the PDP may sound, it can happen. If it eventually happens, it will also be one of the best things to happen to the party as they prepare for the 2023 general elections.

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If Amaechi joins the PDP and unites with Nyesom Wike, the whole South-South may be too difficult for the APC to capture.

They will find it relatively easy to win the Rivers State Governorship election and also deliver the South-South for PDP in the presidential election.

Looking at his political history, one may not be able to doubt the political might that Rotimi Amaechi carries, he was the only governor that survived series of attacks from the presidency during Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

There is no doubt that if he defects to the PDP, it will greatly boost the party’s chances at the 2023 general elections.

Dear readers, what can you say regarding this article?

Do you think that Amaechi will positively add to the fortunes of the PDP or not?

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Nigeria would have been better if leaders followed Lar’s example: Jonathan

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Nigeria would have been better if leaders followed Lar’s example: Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria would have been a better place to live if the country’s leaders had followed the example of the late Solomon Lar and other like-minded politicians.

“If we had continued in the same political trajectory promoted by the likes of Chief Lar in the second and third republics, our country would have been better off in terms of our unity, peace and pace of development,” said Mr Jonathan, at the public presentation of a book ‘Chronicles of the Rainbow’, and the inauguration of the Solomon and Mary Lar Leadership Institute, in Abuja on Thursday. “Chief Lar offered love in place of bitter and divisive politicking, built bridges to cement the cracks in our unity and showed courage in the face of injustice and military dictatorship.”

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The ex-president urged politicians to imitate the political attributes of inclusion, sacrifice and selflessness, which he said the Plateau’s first civilian governor exhibited.

“As we head towards the 2023 general elections, I will urge that we all, as critical stakeholders, whether as candidates or voters, embrace the principles of the late Chief Solomon Lar’s politics of inclusion, bridge-building, unity and accommodation,” Mr Jonathan added.

He recalled that Mr Lar was the only governor from the North in the Second Republic who contested and won an election on the platform of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP), a party that had the South as its stronghold.

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The former president stressed that Mr Lar’s stance and subsequent victory alone epitomised his character and disposition as a bridge builder and advocate of national unity.

“Sadly, we are now playing the kind of politics that Chief Lar detested. Issues around ethnicity, religious bigotry, hate speech and personal attacks, rather than principles and policies affecting the lives of Nigerians, have continued to dominate political discourses around the country as political parties begin their campaigns,” Mr Jonathan admitted.

He, however, urged “politicians who are seeking to occupy different elective offices across the nation, as well as leaders and promoters of the various political parties to learn from the likes of Chief Solomon Lar, who played politics of sacrifice and selflessness, in the interest of the people.”

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PDP appoints Directors for National Campaign Management Committee

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PDP appoints Directors for National Campaign Management Committee

The leadership of the presidential campaign organisation (PCO) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the appointment of Directors and Deputy Directors for its National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).

A statement by Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Director General of the campaigns, yesterday listed the directors of the campaign directorate to include Director, Training, Austin Opara; Director, Strategic Communications, Dele Momodu; Director, Field Operations, Umar M. Bature, Director, Finance, Abdullahi Hussaini MaiBasira and Director, Security & Intelligence, Brig-Gen. Koko Essien, Rtd.

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Others were the Director, Support Group, Mrs. Baraka Sani; Director, Admin, Ibrahim Bashir; Director, Legal Affairs, Kamaldeen Ajibade; Director, Technical, Nurudeen Taoheed Ademola (Youth), Director; Election Management, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher;

Director, Research, Dr. Sam Amadi, and Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Mrs. Sanyaolu Modupeola.
Other directors included that for International Affairs, Amb. Ahmed Magaji, Director; Voter Intelligence & Strategy, Chief Osita Chidoka; Director, Diaspora Group, Prof. Isah Odidi; Deputy Director, Election Management (South), Rt. Hon. Tolford Ongolo and Deputy Director, Election Management (North), Hon. Chile Igbawua
Tambuwal called on the directors, “to please contact the DDG, Administration, Prof. Adewale Oladipo for further details.”

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He urged them so stay committed to the campaigns.

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Calls for secession: Lai Mohammed identifies key reasons responsible

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has stayed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will loot the country’s treasury dry if they are given another opportunity to be in power.

This was stated by Mohammed while speaking in Tanzania, in reaction to the controversy surrounding the return of N122.4 million by members of the PDP’s national working committee (NWC).

“If a man can steal from himself, he will steal without any restrain from other people. The problem is that PDP will never change and like they say, a leopard will never change its spots. When PDP lost elections in 2015, they admitted that they had learnt their lessons, but obviously, they have learnt nothing.

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God forbid, if they ever have access to public purse again, they will leave no kobo there. We know what we met when we assumed office in 2015, we are still wailing from it. We hope Nigerians have now seen from this scandal the intention of PDP if they ever have access to public treasury.”

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Mohammed said the party should be questioned on the source of the funds shared, adding that as a member of the NWC of the APC, no money was ever paid into his account.

“Never did I remember that any form of money, call it, accommodation, or whatsoever, was ever paid into the account of any member of the NWC of either ACN or APC” he said.

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