The Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the party’s loss in Ekiti State does not pose a threat to it in Ogun.
The party said this on Monday in a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Sola Lawal.
The party said it was imperative to issue the statement following reports that APC was now jittery over the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, victory in Ekiti.
“In the aftermath of the outcome of the Ekiti State governorship election of June 21, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State is not worried about the loss of the party to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose”, the APC said.
Mr. Lawal said the party is confident that the infrastructural development as created by the Ibikunle Amosun administration, would be translated into electoral victory for the APC.
The Ogun APC also dispelled the insinuation that the Gov. Amosun administration embarked on panicky welfarist measures following the trouncing of APC in Ekiti State, saying that all recently executed policies of the administration have been products of long planning.
“For instance, the public distribution of severance gratuity cheques to more than 200 past political office holders by the administration on Tuesday June 24, barely 48 hours after the Ekiti election, could not have been planned, processed and executed in such a limited period of time if it was informed by the outcome of Ekiti election”, the party stated.
The party recalled that at the occasion, the governor explained that the exercise was delayed by the insistence of the administration to ensure payment of backlog of pension and gratuity of civil servants before turning to past political office holders.
The current administration in Ogun, the APC said, has always paid salaries promptly, including the extra one month salary every December.
The party said “On the educational front, massive investments in schools’ infrastructure, such as intra-school road network and new modern classrooms have been effected, while bursaries have been astronomically increased and promptly paid apart from scholarship and grants to challenged students”.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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