As part of its efforts to remain in power after the 2019 General Elections, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State is on the move to reconcile with aggrieved members of the party.
Preaching the gospel of unity in the political party at an event in Obiaruku in Ukwani Local Government Area of the state, the party leadership made promises, giving the people a sense of belonging.
About a week earlier, over 14,000 supporters of the former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff decamped to the state opposition party the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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At the reconciliation meeting, thousands of supporters from the Sherrif faction of the party in the state led by Mr Fred Okologbo showed solidarity to the PDP.
Ken Okologbo, who is also the leader of this group is optimistic that the decision to remain in the party will further foster peace and unity among party members
“Before now, a lot of us have been marginalized and that was why some of them opted to leave the party. Ukwani is a very important local government for the party and we are ready to give our party the support we need to win our elections,” he said.
The State party chairman, Mr Kingsley Esiso reiterates the party’s commitment to accommodate women in the forthcoming local government elections.
“I have directed that for the purpose of the forthcoming local government elections, women must be given three slots of the position for councilors for every local government”
The move by the PDP in the state towards reconciling aggrieved members is a clear indication that the party is ready to accommodate everyone for the purpose to win all elections come 2019.
The House of Representatives, on Thursday mandated its committee on banking and currency to investigate the illegal and indiscriminate automated teller machines charges by commercial banks in the country.
Speaking on the motion which was supported by most lawmakers, the House observed that the banks are not complying with the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria on ATM withdrawals.
The lawmakers also wondered why banks are not being penalised and sanctioned for these illegal practices.
The committee is expected to report back to House in four weeks.
Unknown gunmen stormed Kogwom village in Vom district of Jos south local government area, Plateau State, killing 10 individuals and leaving two others fatally injured.
The gunmen attacked a family compound where 10 members of the family were killed in cold blood while two others sustained gunshot wounds after which the attackers routed their escape through surrounding environs.
The special task force in a press release signed by Lieutenant Kingsley Egbo confirmed the gruesome murder of the family stating that efforts by the force and police to gain access to the scene with a view to combing the area for possible trace of the attackers were foiled by the locals.
Two members of the family were fortunate to be alive and are receiving treatment at the Vom Christian hospital.
Meanwhile, angry youths continue to protest the incessant killings in the area.
Reports from the community indicates that the family lost a grandmother few days ago and gathered for the preparation of her funeral which informed the large presence of the members in the compound as the assailants attacked in the night after a family meeting.
Reacting to the attack, Special Adviser to governor Jonah Jang on media and Publicity Ayuba Pam who was at the scene described the incident as barbaric and inhuman stressing that government will not rest in the search for lasting peace in the state.