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Group Assures Jonathan Of 4m Votes In South-West

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ADDRESSING PARTY FAITHFUL AT THE S/WEST SENSITIZATION & UNITY RALLY IN LAGOS RECENTLY

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ADDRESSING PARTY FAITHFUL AT THE S/WEST SENSITIZATION & UNITY RALLY IN LAGOS RECENTLY

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised not to lose any sleep over the 2015 presidential election because he will get a minimum of four million votes in the South-West to ensure his re-election, a group known as the G15 Victory Platform, has assured.

The group, which said its primary mission was “to secure total victory” for Mr. Jonathan “throughout Nigeria in general and the South-West in particular”, boasted that it would secure more than the targeted figure

“So far, with the level of acceptance and goodwill expressed by the masses for Mr. President, we are confident of surpassing our target. To ensure that we are not chasing shadows, we have put in place a monitoring device to determine our growth rate, for example, we have the names, the phone numbers of all our members in our database including their voter card numbers”, the group stated.

According to G15 National Director-General, Igbasan Emmanuel, the group’s aim is not an impossible task, adding that the Dr. Jonathan will trounce the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the poll.

He said, “In 2011 presidential election, more people voted for the president than they voted for the candidate of the opposition. Greater number of people will equally vote for Mr. President in the forthcoming election because ordinary Nigerians believe in President Jonathan”.

Igbasan added in the statement that Lagos State would not pose a stumbling block to the PDP’s quest to win the south-west for President Jonathan in 2015, arguing that whatever success Governor Babatunde Fashola has recorded in his eight-year tenure is at the detriment of the masses.

“The achievement of Governor Fashola, which came at a huge cost to the poor masses, will not affect the chances of Mr. President. On the contrary, the poor masses upon whose votes the governor came into office, who are now marginalised and short-changed have vowed to vote massively for the PDP in the forthcoming elections”, the G15 director-general said.

The group, while acknowledging that the current administration had not favoured the south-west in terms of political appointments according to the zoning pattern in the PDP, pledged that it would not fail to deliver the region to the president.

Commenting on the prevalent security challenges in the country, Igbasan noted, “It is true that we are facing dire security challenges all over the country at the moment, but everything possible is being done by the Federal Government to make Nigeria a safe and secure nation for all. That the terrorists have been curtailed to just three states is a pass mark given the backdrop that their mission was the total Islamisation of Nigeria.

“Rather than politicising security issues all hands must be on deck to checkmate the bad elements in our midst. The state governors must allow the quick passage of Local Government autonomous Bill so that LGAs can perform their constitutional roles of chief security officer of their respective councils. Every nation has its own measure of security breach. The supreme sacrifices paid by our gallant soldiers on the war front should not be sacrificed on the altar of selfish politicking”.

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has stated that God revealed to him in a dream that he would be Governor of the State long before he joined the race.

He revealed this while speaking at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday.

Oyetola said, “I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter. Imagine the son of an Imam, receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter.

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“All I could remember on both occasions was the last line of the song which says ‘IleriOluwa ni lati se’. Outside of that dream, I had never heard the song before. When the impression was heavy on my heart, I called one of my friends to ask him about the song, and he told me the song was the Track 2 of Timi Oshikoya’s album.

“He went out and got me the album and immediately I started listening to the track, my consciousness was restored and then I had an understanding of what God was saying to me. That revelation has continued to give me confidence of victory each time I am faced with legal and political battles since becoming governor.”

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has claimed that a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari stopped former Senate President, Pius Anyim and National Assembly members from the state from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made the claim on Sunday while speaking during an APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Bouquet Lodge, Old Government House, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Umahi claimed that Anyim who served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and others refused to defect because he outsmarted them all.

“They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficult to catch the air,” he said.

Also Read: President Buhari receives Governor Umahi after defecting to APC (Photos)

The governor insisted that he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders from the state about his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that they all agreed to the defection arrangement.

“Let me tell you, I’m not afraid of anybody but I respect everybody. But I have said that if God sent me, this will be the last fight in this state,” he said.

Umahi added: “All these people that came together to fight me, they collect contracts, they collect monthly pay, they collect vehicles. And when they are asked to bring people that worked for us, they will bring their wives, children and relations.

“Now, they are dressing words for us. We are in chapter one, in Chapter two, I will publish all that I have done for the leaders of this state.”

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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.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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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