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Amaechi: I Won’t Be Deterred By Threats To Arrest Me After My Tenure

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FROM LEFT: WIFE OF GOVERNOR OF RIVERS, DAME JUDITH AMAECHI; GOV. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI AND FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, AT THE INAUGURATION OF ST. ANDREW  PRIMARY SCHOOL MILE 1 DIOBU, IN PORT HARCOURT

FROM LEFT: WIFE OF GOVERNOR OF RIVERS, DAME JUDITH AMAECHI; GOV. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI AND FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, AT THE INAUGURATION OF ST. ANDREW PRIMARY SCHOOL MILE 1 DIOBU, IN PORT HARCOURT

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has dismissed the threat by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, that he (Amaechi) will be arrested after Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has been declared as president for a second term in 2015.

Speaking during the inauguration and handing over of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP branded buses to the 23 local government areas of the state on Friday, Wike said they had gotten wind of plans by the governor to flee the state once his tenure elapses next year.

But according to him, “Once the Independent National Electoral Commission announces the victory of President Jonathan, we will immediately shut down the Port Harcourt International Airport and all land and sea borders in Rivers State to prevent Governor Amaechi from escaping”.

But Amaechi, who remained defiant, said he would continue to speak against decisions of the Federal Government under President Jonathan as long as such decisions were against the interest of the people of the state.

The governor, who made this known on Saturday through his Chief of Staff Mr Tony Okocha, alleged that Wike was speaking the mind of the president.

He, however, stated his readiness to vote for President Jonathan come 2015 if Soku oil wells that were ceded to Bayelsa State were returned to Rivers.

Amaechi noted that though he was unaware of plans to humiliate him if the president won a second term in office next year, there was no doubt that the minister was speaking Jonathan’s mind.

He said, “I presume Wike is speaking the president’s mind. Nothing will stop me from fighting for the right and interest of the people of Rivers State. The people and residents of Rivers State are my primary constituency and I have sworn on oath to protect their interests”.

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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.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

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

Aregbesola and Oyetola

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.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“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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