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2015: Your Ambitions Shouldn’t Be ‘Do-Or-Die’ – Jonathan Tells Political Office Seekers

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday urged political office seekers to shun desperation, saying that their ambitions should never be ‘do or die’ in the interest of the nation.

The president made the appeal at Otuabula 2, the headquarters of Ward 13 in Ogbia, while monitoring the conduct of the PDP’s congress in Bayelsa.

Mr. Jonathan also warned the leadership of the party at all levels against the imposition of candidates for various offices.

The president said that such a stance could adversely affect the fortunes of the party in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

He, however, urged all the candidates to be loyal to their party leadership.

He commended the peaceful conduct of the Ward Congress of the PDP in Bayelsa.

Blessing Odeh, the Ward Chairman, later presented Mr. Jonathan with membership card number 2851001.

The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, was also presented with membership card number 2851002.

Speaking in similar vein, Governor Seriake Dickson lauded the leadership and members of PDP for their peaceful conduct during the ward congress of the party in the state.

Mr. Dickson, who participated in Tarakiri Ward 2 at Angalabiri in Sagbama Local Government area of the state, said the members’ conduct was a further confirmation of the unity and stability in the party in the state.

The governor described the emergence of a female delegate among the three winners as a demonstration of his administration’s advocacy for increased women participation in politics.

He said that his administration would continue to give the needed support to the women of the state.

In a related development, the Deputy Governor of the state, Gboribiogha John Jonah, a retired Rear Admiral, expressed appreciation to members of the party in Nembe Ward 3 for their impressive turnout during the Ward Congress.

Speaking after the Ward Congress elections at Nembe, Mr. Jonah thanked PDP faithful for their peaceful conduct.

He urged them to continue to support the Transformation Agenda of President Jonathan and the administration of Governor Dickson.

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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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