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Those Who Killed My Father Murdered Sleep, Says Ige’s Son

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MUYIWA IGE

MUYIWA IGE

Son of the late Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), Muyiwa, has said his father’s ghost will continue to haunt those who killed him.

The former minister was killed by unknown assassins in his Bodija home, Ibadan on December 23, 2001.

Speaking at a media parley addressed by three commissioners from Osun State in conjunction with the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muyiwa, who is presently the Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development in Osun, claimed that the appointments of Mr. Abduljelil Adesiyan and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister of Police Affairs and Minister of State for Defence respectively, was a deliberate ploy by the Peoples Democratic Party to regain prominence in the South-West as the 2015 general elections approaches.

His words: “The appointment of the minister was more of selection and not of Omoluwabi structure. We all witnessed the issue at the National Assembly. It is also the first time in the history of Nigeria that three senators from Osun State unanimously rejected the candidate and the machinery of government was used to elevate him”.

Speaking on the killing of his father and the legal battle to bring the killers to book, Muyiwa said it was a travesty of justice in the way the whole issue was handled, alleging the use of government machinery to scuttle the legal proceedings.

He, however, warned: “The ghost of my father will continue to haunt his killers. It will be an albatross around the necks of those who killed him. Bola Ige did not die in his sleep. He did not kill himself. He was assassinated. Slowly but surely, the truth will be known. Those who murdered sleep will sleep no more”.

On the probability of using Adesiyan to undermine the conduct of free, fair and acceptable elections in Osun and Ekiti, Ige said: “It smacks of a strategy of doing something with the election coming up in Ekiti and Osun. They have been screaming now that the coming elections in Osun and Ekiti are preliminaries to 2015 presidential election under the guise of federal might.

“With what has been done and happening in Osun by Governor Aregbesola and likewise in Ekiti, it will be very difficult for them to achieve that. We know they want to make it a do or die thing but we are very much alert, that’s why we must begin to sensitise the citizenry”.

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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.”

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.

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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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