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Ogun Deputy Gov. Formally Defects To SDP, Promises to Send Amosun Packing

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segun-adesegun2The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Segun Adesegun, on Thursday declared his interest to unseat his boss, incumbent Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and his defection to the Social Democratic Party, SDP, ahead of the 2015 general elections

Mr. Adesegun defected to SDP from the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The deputy governor, who wrote a stinker to Gov. Amosun, highlighting all the maltreatment against him, declared that what mattered to him now was moving the state forward by leading the people aright.

Adesegun explained that the conflict between him and Mr. Amosun dated to their pre-swearing in ceremony in 2011.

He also described his decision to send Mr. Amosun packing from the Oke-Mosan Government House, Abeokuta, as personal.

He further revealed that the people have been calling on him to contest but not until he was convinced fit for the job, he had been turning down the request.

He, however, clarified that his joining a different party did not mean he would abandon his statutory duties as deputy governor of the state.

Mr. Adesegun further disclosed that all the requests he made in a letter to the State House of Assembly on his relationship with Governor Amosun had not been met.

“I don’t regret serving in the administration of Amosun”, he said, adding that “In life, there is always a challenge. It’s a challenge and life goes on”.

He dismissed the issues raised in his letter as inconsequential, insisting that his decision to contest the governorship election of the state was based on more fundamental issues.

He explained that his decision to contest would not have been different even if the requests had been met.

While pointing out that he had not yet been chosen as the flag bearer of SDP for the 2015 election, he assured the people of executing to the letter, the manifesto of the party if he succeeds in picking the party’s governorship ticket.

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  1. Otunba Bamidele

    December 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    If you like defect to UPN that is your problem, I don’t really understand why some politicians are like this, well, I don’t blame you when your Akinrogun that suppose to stand for ogun poeple during Gbenga Daniel run away and stay Exile for good eight years now you are making mouth

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

Also Read: Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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