PDP Confident Of Victory In March 28 Polls

PDPThe leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is optimistic that the party would emerge victorious in Saturday’s presidential elections.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Olisa Metuh, told a news conference in Abuja that the PDP has mobilized enough grassroots support to guarantee the party’s victory at the weekend.

In what appeared to be a renewed optimism ahead of the Saturday polls, the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling PDP, Olisah Metuh told journalists that his party would win the polls.

Mr Metuh based his convictions on the support and feedback he says the party has received from supporters during their campaigns.

While responding to questions from journalists on the party’s stand on whether voters should wait to defend their votes after voting, the PDP Spokesman said that supporters of the party should abide by the electoral provisions.

Meanwhile, at a separate news conference, Spokesman for the party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, expressed concern over an alleged compromise in the security features of the card reader device to be used for the elections.

Although the optimism for victory was the same with Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, as he was also confident that the President would be reelected at the polls, he warned that the alleged compromise in the card readers could affect the elections if not addressed.

28 political parties are expected to participate in the general elections that will commence on Saturday March 28 with the Presidential, House of Representatives and the Senate.


Ogun State Government Refute Plans To Sack Workers

ogunThe Ogun State Government has refuted the allegations by the Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it was planning to reduce the size of its work force, if Governor Ibikunle Amosun is re-elected next month.

In a press statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the government described the allegations as false.

It further stated that, not only was there any plan to retrench workers, but a fresh recruitment exercise was at an advanced stage.

“We have no reason to reduce the size of the work force because the workers remain an integral part of the successful pursuit of our mission to rebuild Ogun State. Indeed, our assessments have indicated need for additional personnel in key areas. They have contributed to the visible developments in our state.”

“That is why despite the fact that the immediate past government defaulted on its salary wage bill which was about 4billion naira just before the advent of our administration, we have successfully coped with  increase in total public sector wage bill to N6.2 billion a month and we have paid the workers up to date”

“Again, we have not only cleared the backlog of salaries and deductions inherited from the last PDP administration, we have also paid 42 months deductions without any hitch. We now have an arrangement with workers on how to pay the outstanding ones and that was one of the agreements we reached with the workers during our last interactive session with them”, the Government stated.

It was also stated that the present administration in Ogun State is worker friendly, and that is why it has recruited over 20,000 workers into various sections of the public service in the last three and half years.

The government however assured the workers that the Amosun administration will continue to protect their interests by giving them their dues and the size of service that would continue to grow, so that the state can cope with the challenges from its emerging modern economy.

The Government further advised the people to ignore the falsehood being dished out by the opposition party.