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S’East Should Forget Presidency And Support Jonathan In 2015 – Eze

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Arthur-ezeA Peoples Democratic Party stalwart, Chief Arthur Eze, on Monday called on people of the South- East to support President Goodluck Jonathan to run for a second term as that is the only way the region can produce a President in the future.

Eze spoke at Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government of Anambra State, where he registered as a member of the PDP in the fresh registration of party members.

Eze, who was accompanied by a former Nigerian Ambassador to Austria, Dr. Jerry Ugokwe, and members of the PDP Harmonisation Committee in the state, said the South- West had its shot at the Presidency with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s eight year tenure.

He said the turn of the South-East would come after Jonathan would have completed his second term and the north would have had a chance at it.

Urging people of the South-East to accept this reality, Eze explained that his appeal would help the country escape future political turmoil.

He blamed the protracted crises in the state branch of the PDP on self-serving individuals, who over the years had considered their personal interests above the interest of the state.

Eze said, “I do not feel happy seeing my state always in the news because of PDP crisis. I found out that those causing the confusion are the power-drunk individuals.

“We must be very careful on whatever we do; we should support President Jonathan in his mission because for now, he is the only person who can tackle the problem of Ndigbo. Our people are very difficult to lead.

“The people of Anambra and indeed Nigeria need peace. There is need to love one another, we should live in peace instead of all these troubles everywhere. God loves this country, our people are just fighting for selfish interests.”

He commended the Kenneth Emeakayi-led executive for working for peace in the state PDP, saying it was the beginning of good things to come to the party.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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