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61% Australians voted in favour of Same Sex Marriage

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Rainbow flags flooded the streets of Australia as the nation voted in favour of same sex marriage.

61% Australians voted in favour of same sex marriage, while 38% voted against in a Nationwide postal survey. According to reports, 79.5% of the country’s population (12.7 million people) took part in the survey.

61% Australians voted in favour of Same Sex Marriage

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters that its now up to the parliament to get on with the bill. In his words;

They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love. And now it is up to us here in the Parliament of Australia to get on with it.

 

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Senators Call for President Donald Trump Resignation over Sexual Assault Claims

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Senators Call for President Donald Trump Resignation over Sexual Assault Claims

Following the multiple accusations leveled against President Donald Trump, two Democratic senators, Senator Cory Booker and Jeff Merkley have called for his immediate resignation.

Multiple women over the weekend came forward to accuse the President of the United states of sexual harassment and assault.

While speaking in an interview with Vice after a campaign rally for Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, Senator Cory Booker said:

“I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office. My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing — who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward. The fact pattern on him is far more damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken.”

Senator Jeff Merkley also seconded the call for Trump’s resignation:

“I want to be absolutely clear. Donald Trump should resign the presidency.

“At least 17 women have accused Donald Trump of horrific sexual misconduct, and I believe them. Moreover, he’s bragged on tape about that behavior. This is not about politics. This is not about policy. I disagree with him on many things, but this is not about that.”

In 2005 video recording, President Trump was seen bragging about groping women in their vagina and was released during the 2016 presidential campaign. However, Trump played down the statement saying that his language on the tape was only a “locker room talk”.

Al Franken, Democratic Senator representing the city of Minnesota last week announced resignation after multiple women came forward to accuse him of groping and forcibly kissing them. Would Trump do the same?

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How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

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How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Charles Idahosa, whom was also a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo state while speaking to the press on the defection of the former vice president of Nigeria Alhaji Atiku Abubakar made some shocking revelation Nigeria never knew.

According to Idahosa whom also served as the former Special Adviser on political matters to former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, the main reasons Atiku dumped the  APC was because of his personal interests considering the fact that he won’t achieve his political ambition of becoming President there.

How Obasanjo Knelt Down to Beg Atiku in Front of all of Us

In Idahosa’s words;

Atiku is a man I know very well and I have great respect for. I have worked with him before in the company of other notable Nigerians like Chief James Ibori, late DSP Alamieyeseigha and others. We tried to work for him in 2003 to realise his presidential ambition but he missed it at that point.

Elaborating oh how Atiku missed the opportunity on becoming the president of Nigeria in 2003, Idahosa said;

Atiku was a protégé of the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. He has a political machinery that cuts across the country. When Yar’Adua was in prison during the Abacha era, he confided in some of his lieutenants that in case he dies in prison, they should ensure they draft in Olusegun Obasanjo in order to compensate the South West for what happened to the late MKO Abiola.

Yar’Adua’s key man then was Atiku so Obasanjo was forced to work with him. When Obasanjo was contesting as president, he had no money. Atiku provided all the funds. I know all this because I was part and parcel of the whole thing. Having agreed on Obasanjo, they needed people to execute the project. It was Atiku that called Chief Anthony Anenih to lead the campaign of Obasanjo. I was the first person Chief Anenih took from Benin in 1998.

We usually meet in one very popular hotel in Abuja. That was where the whole plans started before we went to Jos for the convention. Atiku had already won election as governor of Adamawa state because that was his ambition then. But Obasanjo insisted that he wanted him as his running mate so he contested as running mate to Obasanjo despite his position as the governor-elect of Adamawa state.

According to sources available to us that time, Obasanjo said he will do a single term but after that, he decided to go for second term. I was physically present at Rivers state Governor’s Lodge when the heat became too much and Obasanjo in the presence of all of us knelt down in front of Atiku begging him to allow him do a second term.

I think that was how Atiku missed the opportunity by agreeing to Obasanjo’s plea. His thought was that at least, if Obasanjo completes his second term, he will hand over to him but you all know the story of Third Term Agenda and that was how they fell apart. Atiku had the best opportunity to become president in 2003 and lost it.

He had the support of PDP governors then. Now, in the process of jumping from one place to another to realise his ambition, he has lost woefully.

Speaking on why he thinks Atiku has been jumping from one party to another, Idahosa said;

He is in a better position to tell Nigerians why he wants to be president having been Vice- President for eight years. I think he is just being driven by the ambition to become the president of Nigeria and will stop at nothing to realise that dream.

The former Vice- President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar last week left APC which he joined in 2014 to return to the PDP which he left then citing internal irregularities in the ruling party.

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Raymond Dokpesi Congratulates Uche Secondus

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Earlier we reported that Uche Secondus has emerged the winner of the PDP National Chairman however two key people disparaged with the results citing irregularities.

Dr. Raymond Dokpesi seems to have had a change of mind as he finally congratulated the winner of the election Uche Secondus.

In a press statement, Raymond Dokpesi said;

“I write to thank you (delegates) most wholeheartedly for voting at the just concluded Elective National Convention in Abuja.

“The delegates have spoken. I congratulate the newly elected Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee.

“You will recall that i said that the PDP must be the ultimate winner at the end of the contest. God bless the Peoples Democratic Party. Congratulations PDP as i wish all our members the best of luck.”

Mr Secondus won after polling over 2000 votes while Prof. Tunde Adeniran got 230 votes and Daar Communications Ltd founder, Raymond Dokpesi got 66 votes, while Taoheed Adedoja had no vote.

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