PDP in disarray, plans to hoodwink judges – Keyamo
The spokesman for the dissolved All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, on Sunday night, berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for trying to bait the judiciary ahead of Monday’s hearing at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The development is coming hours after the PDP accused the ruling party of making frantic moves to influence the panel’s outcome.
The opposition party made the allegations at a press conference addressed by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
The PDP image maker claimed that the APC is orchestrating plans to compromise the judiciary with heavy financial inducement and trumped-up allegations of impropriety against judicial officers.
Reacting to the claim in a statement issued in Abuja, Keyamo disclosed that the PDP is using reverse psychology and cheap blackmail to gain sympathy ahead of Monday’s hearing.
He said, “The PDP’s press conference today, making all sorts of allegations regarding an alleged plan by the APC to influence the outcome of the Court’s proceedings in the Presidential Election Petitions over which hearings would begin tomorrow in Abuja is nothing but just hot air."
“PDP and its sister company, the LP have been the ones sponsoring surrogates to ‘speak out’ against the outcome of the largely free and fair 2023 Presidential elections when their cases are still pending in Court. That is contempt of court and we are within our rights to correct the wrong impressions about the elections being created before Nigerians and the international community. How they see that as an ‘attack’ is comical."
Obi visits Soyinka in Ogun
Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi has visited Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in Ogun State.
Supporters of Obi, known as ‘Obidients’ had feasted on Soyinka recently for denouncing the comments made by Datti Baba-Ahmed on Channels TV, which he described as fascist in nature.
Soyinka was called names and rubbished on social media by Obi supporters, including novelist, Chimamanda Adichie.
Wanting to cement their relationship, Obi paid a visit on Soyinka on Sunday in Abeoukuta, Ogun State.
Obi in series of tweets said: “Today, I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon, Prof Wole Soyinka."
“Prof Soyinka has been a father whom I hold in very high esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria."
Diezani files suit seeking to vacate bench warrant against her
Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to set aside the bench warrant issued against her on July 24, 2020.
NAN reports that Alison-Madueke, in a motion on notice by Mike Ozekhome, her counsel, sought an order extending the time within which she could seek leave to apply for the order discharging the bench warrant.
The former minister, through the request, wants to strike out her name as “a defendant in charge number; FHC/ABJ/CR/208/2018″.
The motion, which has FRN as complainant/respondent, had Alison-Madueke as the sole defendant/applicant.
The former minister, in a five-ground attached with the motion, filed before Mobolaji Olajuwon, the judge, said the bench warrant was issued without jurisdiction, and ought to be set aside ex debito justitiae.
Buhari to commission Dangote 650, 000 refinery on May 22
President Muhammadu Buhari will on May 22 commission the Dangote Refinery in Lagos State.
This was disclosed by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad.
Ahmad said the 650,000 barrels per day refinery would boost the Federal Government’s effort to make Nigeria self-sufficient.
Tweeting, Ahmad wrote: “Efforts by the Federal Government to make Nigeria self-sufficient in local refining of crude oil to save the scarce foreign exchange used in the importation of petroleum products have received a boost as the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery, the world’s largest single-train refinery, is set for inauguration on May 22nd, 2023, by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
DAILY POST had reported that the Dangote Group announced plans to launch the refineries.
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