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Mimiko Still In Labour Party, Says Ondo Information Commissioner

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OLUSEGUN MIMIKO WITH SOME PDP STALWARTS RECENTLY

GOV. OLUSEGUN MIMIKO WITH PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, PDP BoT CHAIRMAN, CHIEF TONY ANENIH & NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF PDP, ALHAJI ADAMU MU’AZU

The Ondo State Com­missioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, has refuted media reports that the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has concluded plans to dump the Labour Party (LP) for the Peo­ples Democratic Party, PDP, stressing that the governor is still in the LP.

Akinmade, who confirmed that Mimiko was under pressure from the national leadership of PDP to join the ruling party, said the governor has not decided on whether to defect from the LP, on whose platform he was elected.

“We cannot deny the fact that there were pressures from various political par­ties that Governor Mimiko should join them. But the fact remains that the governor is still in the LP, and he remains the Leader of the party both at the state and national lev­els”, he said.

Akinmade noted that the re­port of the planned defec­tion was “a mere figment of imaginations of the writers of the story”.

According to him, Governor Mimiko was still holding consulta­tions with relevant stakehold­ers in the state on whether to join another political party or keep faith with the LP.

The commissioner la­mented that the report was based on rumour being ped­dled by some individuals in the state.

He added that both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP were making overtures to the gov­ernor, acknowledging that Mimiko had also consulted various political leaders.

The governor’s rumored intention to defect to the PDP had already created an uneasy calm in Ondo State, just as the social media was agog with the news.

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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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