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PDP tasks Alia to be transparency in awarding contracts

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Gov Alia Hyacinth Alia

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tasked Gov. Hyacinth Alia of Benue to be transparent in awarding contracts and spending government’s funds.

Mr Bemgba Iortyom, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement in Makurdi.

“PDP in Benue wishes to raise alarm that Alia has suspended constitutional rule in the state and is running the government as a dictator.

“We hereby emphasise the duty placed on all men of good conscience to rise up and resist with every lawful means this danger looming over the state.

“Yesterday Alia announced the award of contracts for the construction of 16 township roads in Makurdi the sum for which he did not disclose but which obviously runs into billions of naira, by current cost standards,” Iortyom said.

He added that the governor had earlier awarded contract for the renovation of the state Assembly Complex without disclosing the amount.

 

He stated that since his assumption of office on May 29 the governor had frozen all financial account of the state government in various banks.

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I’ll Turn Ondo Into Another Lagos, Says Wale Akinterinwa Ahead Of APC Primaries

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Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will turn Ondo into another Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, if elected governor.

The Ondo APC governorship primary election is scheduled for April 20 while the state-wide election will be held on November 16.

Speaking during his official declaration at the ruling party’s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, Akinterinwa said he will make Ondo an industrialised state.

The governorship hopeful who had worked in Lagos civil service, said he would utilise the natural resources in the state to attract investments.

“We will turn Ondo into another Lagos state in terms of development because we have what it takes, in terms of coast. We must ensure that the port comes alive and that will be a game changer,” Akinterinwa said.

 

“But, beyond that, we also have the landmass and ought to be an agrarian state. So, we are going to take agriculture to the next level while we encourage and support the local farmers.

“We will also attract investors who will invest in agriculture so that we will be exporting finished products. We will not just be producing for the table but we will be producing for export.”

On security, Akinterinwa said his economic initiatives would get most youth employed and lead to reduction in the rate of insecurity in the state.

“For security, part of our challenges today is because today is because we have many unemployed youths. So, Amotekun founded by our late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South West governors will be strengthened so that with appropriate security in place, we can have development,” he said.

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Why I Ignored Labour Party National Convention — Peter Obi

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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023 elections has declared his stance on the recent national convention of the party that saw Barr Julius Abure emerge as Julius Abure emerge as national chairman.

 

Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi said he ignored the convention because the party leadership under Abure failed to do wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasised the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

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