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Guber Polls: Don’t Be Intimidated By Soldiers, Political Thugs, Ekiti First Lady Tells Women

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bisi-fayemiThe women wing of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has vowed that the presence of soldiers or political thugs will not intimidate them from casting their votes during the governorship election slated for June 21 in the state.

The women, led by the state’s First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, said this at a campaign rally for Governor Kayode Fayemi’s re-election at Efon alaye, Ijero and Ekiti West Local Government Area, on Monday.

According to a statement by her Chief Press Secretary, Akin Oyedele, on Tuesday, the campaign train also stopped at Oja Oba, Oke-Imesi and Oja Oba Ipoti-Ekiti, where Mrs. Fayemi bought commodities above the selling prices as part of her market outreach and women empowerment.

She also urged the women to be steadfast in their campaign for the governor through to the Election Day, no matter the stumbling blocks set before them by the opposition.

She was quoted as saying: “If they bring soldiers on the day of the election, please don’t allow that to intimidate you. Arrive at the polling unit early and don’t go their wearing any cloth having the symbol of APC or the picture of Governor Kayode Fayemi, because it violates the electoral law.

“Don’t foment trouble. After casting your votes for Governor Kayode Fayemi, please wait behind and ensure that the votes are counted in your presence. Follow the result to the collation centre. We are all stakeholders here. Nobody can intimidate you.

“If anybody import thugs to the state to frighten us, they will meet their waterloo by the grace of God, because in God trust.  The governor has performed very well and his achievements are enough to guarantee his victory at this election convincingly.

“As you move from house to house, if anybody tells you he or she wants to vote for any opposition party, please try and explain to them that they can only do that if they want social security for the elderly to stop; if they want violence to replace the pervading peace in the state; and if they want all the good things my husband is doing to stop”.

Also addressing the rally at Efon-Alaye, Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs. Ronke Okusanya, said she did not do anything to warrant last Monday’s physical assault on her, which according to her, was premeditated.

The septuagenarian vowed not to be intimidated by the antics of the opposition, calling on youths not to allow themselves to be used as a political tool for destabilization.

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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

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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

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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.

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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