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No Gov, Not Even A Councillor Is Leaving PDP For APC – Suswam

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Gabriel-SuswamGovernor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has refuted a statement credited to his Kano State counterpart, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso that two more governors would leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, Suswam said Kwankwaso made the statement because the APC had realised that it lacked the capacity to face the PDP in an electoral contest.

Mr. Suswam said it was unfortunate that members of the APC had shown that they had no confidence in themselves.

“So, (APC) keep speculating that PDP is going to join them. That shows clearly that APC is not a party for Nigerians to go to. If I am sure of myself, I won’t be calling for additional troops from the enemy camp to come”, Mr. Suswam said.

He maintained that the statement credited to Kwankwaso was wishful thinking.

“We are going to defeat them roundly in all the elections. They are scared and so, they are trying to convince Nigerians the PDP is going to add to them. Nobody person from PDP, not even a councillor is going to join APC”, he said.

Speaking in the same vein, the Ondo State Governor, Segun Mimiko, who was also at the meeting, declared that, going by the handwriting on the wall, the APC would not retain Lagos and the other South West states it controlled after the 2015 elections.

Mimiko, who only recently returned to the PDP from the Labour Party (LP), said the ruling party was making incursion into the South West, starting with Ekiti and Ondo States, which he noted, are now firmly in the grip of PDP.

“I’m thinking now that with the configuration on the ground, apart from Osun that is already won by APC, I think it will be difficult for APC to hold on to any state in the South West”, Mr. Mimiko said.

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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.”

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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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