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Despite First Lady’s Support, Wike Won’t Get Up To 10 % Of Votes In 2015 – Rivers APC

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DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN-WIKEThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has predicted that immediate past Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, who is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is unlikely to get up to 10 percent of the votes in the forthcoming governorship election in the state despite being the pledges and support by the president’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan and others.

Wike’s emergence as the Rivers PDP flag bearer was mired in controversy when 16 other aspirants were physically prevented from attending the governorship primary election of the state.

Chairman of Rivers APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, in a statement signed by his SSA Media and Public Affairs, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, on Tuesday said that “Wike would have tried to be man enough and allow the G16 to contest and defeat him flatly instead of allowing himself to be imposed as Rivers PDP governorship candidate through what has been generally accepted to be the most fraudulent and kangaroo governorship congress ever in Nigeria’s history. This is a man who is perpetually afraid of competition and who never believes in a free and fair election, hence we are not surprised that he brazenly used his stooges and clowns in PDP to frustrate and rig out the 16 better qualified gubernatorial aspirants. To say the least, Wike’s governorship ambition is both ungodly and unholy while his emergence as PDP’s candidate is shabby, dubious, shameful and undemocratic”.

The party, which was reacting to an earlier statement by Wike accusing it of embarking on a propaganda war ahead of the 2015 elections, lambasted the ex-minister “for having the temerity to levy a false accusation against the APC when all that we have been doing is to state the facts regarding Wike’s unreliable nature, his lack of preparation for the weighty responsibility of governorship and the wickedness of his party, the evil PDP, towards Rivers State and her people”.

The Rivers APC insisted that Wike’s governorship bid is at variance with natural law, equity, justice and fair play in the distribution of power in Rivers State. “We still maintain that his emergence is against the principle of zoning after the Upland section of the State has ruled for 16 years through Dr. Peter Odili and Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi at the detriment of Riverine section of the State”, the party said.

Dismissing Mr. Wike’s governorship bid as a doomed venture, the Rivers APC said: “Wike is no match in any way to our credible candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside – a man of unimpeachable character with a proven record of performance. His chances, which were slim from the very beginning, have been further dimmed by the plot of the G16 disenfranchised governorship aspirants to fight him to a standstill. Besides, the recent smashing of Wike’s rigging plot by the Police, which nabbed his foot soldiers cloning INEC Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in a hotel in Port Harcourt belonging to one of his key supporters, has further weakened and eroded the probability of his winning the 2015 governorship polls”.

Rivers APC, in conclusion, declared: “In view of the above irrefutable facts, coupled with the efforts of both INEC and the security agencies to eliminate rigging during the 2015 elections, we make bold to predict that Wike and President Jonathan would require a miracle to get up to 10% of the votes to be cast during the 2015 governorship polls in Rivers 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.

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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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