Oyo APC wants PDP Sen­a­tor’s res­ig­na­tion

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Dele Ogun­yemi, Ibadan By Saawua Terzungwe

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has called for the res­ig­na­tion of the law­maker rep­re­sent­ing Bayelsa East Sen­a­to­rial dis­trict, Sen­a­tor Ben Mur­rayBruce, from the up­per leg­isla­tive cham­ber of the Na­tional Assem­bly.

The call fol­lowed the re­ports of an engi­neer with the Bayelsa State Wa­ter Board, Engr. Peter Ogiero, who com­mit­ted sui­cide over his 13-months un­paid salary by the state gov­ern­ment.

Sen­a­tor Mur­rayBruce, who hails from the same com­mu­nity as the late Ogiero, was a lead­ing voice in es­ca­lat­ing the eco­nomic cri­sis is­sue which rocked Osun State ear­lier in the year when he (Mur­rayBruce) went as far as of­fer­ing to do­nate part of his al­lowances to the work­ers who were be­ing owed ar­rears of salaries by Gover­nor Rauf Aregbesola.

In a state­ment is­sued yesterday in Ibadan by its Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic­ity and Strat­egy, Mr Olawale Sadare, the APC in Oyo State de­scribed Sen­a­tor Mur­ray-Bruce as an at­ten­tion-seeker who was not fit to re­main in the hal­lowed Cham­ber of the Se­nate in view of the latest de­vel­op­ment which had ex­posed him to the whole world.

An as­pi­rant seek­ing the ticket of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in or­der to con­test the Borno Cen­tral Sen­a­to­rial by-elec­tion, Mr Umar Mo­hammed Goni, has pe­ti­tioned the party over ‘ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties’ in the pri­maries con­ducted on Septem­ber 21, 2015.

Mr Goni, who told re­porters in Abuja that he had sub­mit­ted his pe­ti­tion to the na­tional lead­er­ship of the party for con­sid­er­a­tion, asked the PDP to can­cel the pri­maries.

The as­pi­rant claimed that Al­haji Umar Ka­leri, the zonal chair­man in the sen­a­to­rial dis­trict par­tic­i­pated in the pri­maries with­out pur­chas­ing the ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est and nom­i­na­tion forms. He also claimed that he par­tic­i­pated with­out ap­pear­ing be­fore the screen­ing com­mit­tee set up by the party in Abuja.

He fur­ther claimed in the pe­ti­tion that Ka­leri did not re­sign as

PDP Ag. Na­tional Chair­man, Prince Uche Se­con­dus

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