The Archbishop of the Resurrection Praise Ministry, Sampson Benjamin, on Saturday said the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, had unique virtues that put him in pole position to become the next governor of the state.
Benjamin described Agbaje as “a de-tribalised Nigerian, who has what it takes to be the governor of Lagos State”.
The cleric was speaking at a rally organised by a coalition of civil society groups, trade unions and socio-cultural organisations in Lagos.
The rally, which witnessed massive turn out of the PDP governorship candidate’s supporters, was held at the International Trade Fair Complex along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Benjamin said Lagos was a state that accommodated all ethnic groups in Nigeria and therefore, was fragile to handle.
“Agbaje is a man who identifies with all tribes, the poor and less-privileged. Agbaje is a man, who does not discriminate against non-indigenes.
“My dealings with him revealed his openness and large-heart. With Agbaje as the governor in Lagos, we have got it right because his administration will be positively all-encompassing and will benefit all residents of the state from the elite to the down-trodden”, the cleric said.
Benjamin told the supporters to ensure that they voted and that they voted not only for Agbaje but for President Goodluck Jonathan.
The archbishop, who earlier, donated an 18-seater Toyota bus and two campaign offices at Festac Town and Ojo to the Agbaje Campaign Organisation, urged Nigerians to eschew violence as they prepare to go to the polls in February.
In his remarks, Agbaje promised to live up to the expectations of the people if elected.
“Everything my administration will do will be beneficial to all Lagos residents. Irrespective of your tribe, religion, or whom you know, my administration will empower all”, he promised.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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