Moves to bring back former Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola to his position as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary may have been intensified; following ongoing reconciliation moves by the new PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu. THISDAY learnt that in deference to the moves, the present secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, may have begun packing his personal effects from the office. Oladipo was said to have refrained from signing any document pertaining to his office and was said to have told his aides to move his personal effects from the office. Following the resignation of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as PDP chairman, Mu’azu, who took over, had begun reconciliatory moves with aggrieved PDP stalwarts. Mu’azu met former President Olusegun Obasanjo where the need to bring back Oyinlola as secretary in deference to a Court of Appeal ruling was said to have come up for discussion. The PDP chairman also later met the former Osun State governor during which his possible return as secretary was discussed. An Abuja High Court had removed Oyinlola from office as secretary, saying he was endorsed for the job by a South-west congress organised by an illegal executive in the zone. But Oyinlola had appealed the court verdict at the appellate court, which ordered that he be reinstated. The PDP had since appealed the judgment at the Supreme Court.
The Census Tribunal on Thursday invalidated the 2006 enumeration figures in 43 areas in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, as declared by the National Population Commission (NPC), and ordered a recount in the affected areas. The Census Tribunal `A’ Chairman Mr Abraham Yisa, who gave the order while delivering judgment, said that the […]
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, sacked his Political Adviser, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, in an unceremonious manner. Sources told Vanguard that Gulak’s sacking might not be unconnected with his undue meddling in the affairs of some People’s Democratic Party, PDP, states. However, Gulak told Vanguard that his leaving the government had nothing to do with the face-off […]
Controversy at the weekend trailed the choice of who represents Christians at the proposed national conference, as the Association of Christian Theologians (ACTS) claimed that Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), as it was currently composed, could not be trusted to present the views of Nigerian Christians at the conference. In a press statement by […]