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I’ll Contest PDP Primary And Win Rivers 2015 Guber Election, Wike Boasts

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Nyesom-WikeA governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has said he will not be intimidated out of the governorship race in the state by those opposed to his ambition.

Wike, who boasted that he would contest in and win the forthcoming governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, stressed that of all the aspirants for the position of governor of the oil-rich state, he stood a better chance of winning the election in 2015.

Wike, who is the immediate past minister of state for education, spoke on Saturday while addressing PDP delegates in Ahoada West Local Government Area.

According to the ex-minister, some leaders disregarded their constituents because of the absence of any contract between them and the people. He, therefore, called on the delegates not to waste their votes on governorship aspirants who lacked the capacity to discuss and negotiate for the development of the state.

He pointed out that governorship aspirants, who were in the race with the belief that they would enjoy external endorsements, were wasting their time.

The former minister, himself, had been endorsed by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and is widely believed to be the Presidency’s preferred choice for the sole governorship ticket of PDP in Rivers.

Wike said, “Aspirants, who are not campaigning, are taking the people and PDP delegates for granted by erroneously thinking that they will emerge through external endorsements.

“Those who are making noise are just coming, they know nothing about the feelings of the people and what they have passed through. They have not engaged in any political engagement.

“If you are popular, come and stand election. This election, nobody will dash governorship to any person. This election, I will run in the primary and win and I will run in the general election.

“Anyone who is threatening violence does not love the President (Goodluck Jonathan). However, we are on the ground and all these threats will not move us. We are with the people to lead PDP to victory”.

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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

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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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