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2015: Buhari Kicks Off ‘Meet The Delegates’ Tour’

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BuhariA former Head of State and presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Tuesday began his meet the delegates’ tour with visits to delegates in Abia, Imo, Delta and the six states in the South-South geo-political zone.

He used the visit to canvass support for his presidential bid as well as rub minds with delegates on the forthcoming presidential primary of the APC.

The Head of Media of the Buhari Organisation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, confirmed the development yesterday.

He said, “As we speak, we are just leaving from Port-Harcourt and by tomorrow, God’s willing, we will be in Makurdi.

“Everywhere we went, the story is the same. People want positive change; they are tired of the corruption and the lack of security which has become part of our daily lives.

“The General canvassed the support of the delegates in the light of the growing insecurity despite the huge resources spent on security – this year alone N1tn was spent and another $1bn loan is being looked for”.

Madueke said the former head of state also spoke about the inefficiency, which had become the bane of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, which appeared unruffled amid the massive corruption and impunity in the land.

He said that the impunity had led to an unprecedented level of the use of state apparatus and resources to intimidate people for holding contrary views.

Maduekwe noted that contrary to the perception in some quarters, despite his age, Buhari was not relenting as he had been going round the country to meet with delegates.

He reiterated the campaign organisation’s readiness to ensure an issue-based campaign to restore public confidence in governance and the need to push for positive change.

The spokesperson also explained that the fund raising campaign, which was being embarked on, was aimed at getting ordinary Nigerians, who were lovers of Buhari, to donate at least N100 each to support his presidential campaign.

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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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