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Gbolahan Adeniran Resigns As Ogun Attorney-General Over ‘Massive Corruption’

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Gbolahan Adeniran Resigns As Ogun Attorney-General Over ‘Massive Corruption’

Akingbolahan Adeniran has resigned as Ogun State attorney-general effective later this month, Peoples Gazette was told, after he spent weeks seething about Governor Dapo Abiodun’s corrupt practices, incompetence and general maladministration.

Mr Adeniran, a liberal arts scholar and commercial law expert, turned in his resignation because he was no longer comfortable serving Mr Abiodun in the cabinet. Mr Adeniran’s resignation is effective November 30, 2021, The Gazette learnt, and it was not immediately clear what he plans to do next.

Two sources who spoke with The Gazette separately about the development said Mr Adeniran has expressed concerns about unbridled corruption and incompetence in government and unsuccessfully took initiatives to curb such vices in public services.

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“He tried to introduce reforms that will make it difficult for corruption and mismanagement to thrive,” a source with information about the development told The Gazette. “I am sure he will find a more suitable position to take up soon because he is a very diligent lawyer with a promising future.”

Mr Adeniran declined comments to The Gazette about his resignation.

“Whatever you’re going to publish, I have no comments,” the attorney-general said. Ogun information commissioner Waheed Odusile said there has been no resignation from the cabinet and did not elaborate as to the specifics of when and why Mr Adeniran would leave.

Critics said Ogun State has had more downs than ups since Mr Abiodun assumed office on May 29, 2019. At first, he was criticised for taking longer than necessary before forming a cabinet. He also faced charges of abandoning key infrastructure projects that were underway before he assumed office, with residents in satellite communities like Akute and Sango reporting neglect of road networks.

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Mr Abiodun has been accused of diverting state funds to settle personal debts and shore up his private business. He strongly denied those charges and said he should be hailed for initiating power and road projects across the state’s geopolitical zones, considering the state’s insufficient coffers.

The governor also claimed credits for mitigating the impact of the pandemic on Ogun residents, which the World Health Organisation and other independent groups had commended.

But Mr Adeniran was not persuaded by the government’s measures that critics dismissed as cosmetic and decided to quit in order to preserve his reputation.

Mr Adeniran also pushed for judicial reform that will include widespread use of technology across the state’s court system, but he was unable to get the governor’s buy-in within a reasonable period of time.

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“Thereafter, the governor made himself unreachable and it appears the governor is looking for a “dirtier”, more agreeable fellow as his Attorney-General,” one of our sources said under anonymity to avoid victimisation at his public service job.

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Senator Rufai Hanga Dumps APC

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ABUJA- Pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Rufai Hanga has dumped the ruling party, saying the APC right now is ‘technically non- existent’.

Our correspondent gathered that many prominent leaders in the party made entreaties to Hanga not to leave the party but he disclosed that there is no going back on his decision as the APC will soon collapse.

Hanga, who disclosed in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT in Abuja that he has resigned his membership of the APC however said he has not joined any other political party for now.

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He said even though he was one of those who laboured to build the APC, he cannot wait and watch the party collapse on his head.

” Yes, I decided to walk away from the APC even though I have not yet openly declared for any other party. But I have left the party and I’m watching them do their thing”.

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Youths not ready to take up any leadership position – APC member

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A member of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers, Mr Karibi Bobmanuel, says Nigerian youths are more interested in following leaders than taking up leadership.

Bobmanuel told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Friday that the complacency of youths to happenings in the country was of serious concern.

“We have a situation where, youths or young leaders pretend or behave as if all is well and foolishly follow political leaders without a rethink.

“We act like a bought over, subdued and hopeless generation of youths that are always remotely controlled, like robots on what to do,’’ he lamented.

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According to Bobmanuel, the 2023 general elections will hold in less than two years, but the youths are not organised or coordinated to face the older generation currently holding power.

Youths not ready to take up any leadership position – APC member

“Pre-election activities for 2023 will begin in 2022, but as youths, we have yet to be organised because we have no focus.

“Until we organise ourselves, come together and speak with one voice, no matter the political divide, the older generation will continue to rule us,’’ he said.

The APC chieftain called on Nigerian youths to mobilise for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration to be able to control their units.

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“We must not act unconcerned going forward; let’s mobilise the non-partisan Nigerians to register for their voter’s card ahead of 2023.

“If we organise ourselves in our various political parties, we will be able to mobilise and stop the older generation from continuing in office,’’ Bobmanuel said.

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PDP Doesn’t Need Orji Kalu, He Is A Political Liability – Abia Chieftain

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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain from Abia State, Dr. Isaac Nkoke, has warned the party leadership against re-admitting a former Governor of the state and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, into the party.

This was coming against the recent visit to the former Abia State Governor by the national leaders of the main opposition PDP in Nigeria led the National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, at his Abuja residence on Thursday.

Kalu had posted in his official Facebook account said, “Received and held a luncheon with leaders of the opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu at my residence this afternoon”.

Kalu was elected Abia Governor in 1999 on the platform of the PDP but left the party to form the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, at the peak of his political war with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006.

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He later dumped PPA but his attempt to return to the PDP in 2014 was vigorously resisted by his erstwhile political ally and successor, Senator Theodore Orji.

He later defected to APC before the 2015 election when he contested for the Abia North Senatorial seat but lost to Senator Mao Ohuabunwa of the PDP.

Kalu however re-contested in 2019 when he eventually was declared winner of the contest amid controversy.

But the Abia PDP chieftain, Isaac Nkole, in a statement issued to journalists in Umuahia, on Saturday, while warning the party leadership, claimed that Senator Orji Kalu is in a desperate move to return to the PDP has discovered that his days in the All Progressive Congress (APC) are numbered.

He stated that the Senate Chief Whip has been reaching out to key stakeholders in PDP both at the state and national levels, in a bid to return to the former ruling party.

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PDP Doesn’t Need Orji Kalu, He Is A Political Liability – Abia Chieftain

The stalwart described the Abia senator as a political liability, arguing that the latter’s return to the PDP is not in the best interest of the party.

He reiterated that the leadership of the PDP, both in Abia and the national level, to be careful not to allow Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to return to our great party because his return will destroy PDP.

Nkole further stated, “I’m raising this alarm because we heard that he is making contacts with the party bigwigs begging for the door to be opened for him to come back.

“He knows he is already at the end of the road in APC as the party’s structure is off his grip. His political fate is not the one recognized by Abuja. Knowing the implications for him and others in 2023, that’s why he’s making desperate efforts to return to PDP but we don’t need people like him to infest our party. The Senate Chief Whip is not the only APC chieftain from the southeast itching to return to the PDP”.

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Continuing, Nkole, revealed that Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, who this year joined the All Progressive Congress, was also allegedly making moves to return to the PDP.

The Abia chieftain further said, “We heard that Governor David Umahi also wants to return to the PDP. They have all discovered by joining APC in the first place. That’s why they all want to return but PDP is tired of political liabilities and desperados without ideology.”

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