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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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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

Also Read: Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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