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Reports of My Defection Calculated Attempt to Smear My Image – Senator Domingo

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Domingo ObendeThe member representing Edo North senatorial district on the platform of All Progressives Congress, Senator Domingo Obende, on Monday denied ‎reports that he had dumped the party for the Social Democratic Party.

The senator was reported to have recently led some members of the APC to defect to the SDP, in a ceremony, which held in South-Ibie kingdom, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Obende, who described the publication as false and a “calculated attempt to smear” his reputation, ‎said the report was meaningless, as he could not contemplate leaving a party he had helped to build to an enviable height.

He said, “We cannot be talking of change at the top and I will be changing at the bottom; there is no truth in that report. Since our party primaries, I have not had any meeting with anybody nor group where such thing was discussed.

“It is mischievous and ill-conceived by those who planted such a report that I consider defamatory to my person. I have contributed immensely to the emergence of the APC; I am a member of the Board of Trustees, National Executive Committee of the party and it is definitely too late for my detractors to misinform the public about my position on our APC.

“After the primaries, I was actively involved in the primaries held in Lagos that presented our presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. So, it is just too late for mischief makers to get any plus from such report”.

According to him, the APC had shown that it had the capacity to take Nigeria out of her socio-political and economic problems to the point where the country’s lost integrity would be restored.‎

He, however, urged his supporters and followers to ignore the report, adding that he remained committed to the APC.

Obende said, “I am from a royal home and I know what is shame (sic)! I remain committed to the course of our great party – the APC – to effect a positive change that we all have been craving for.

“I urge all my supporters and followers to ignore such report and they should continue to campaign and mobilise Nigerians to vote for the APC in the coming general elections”.

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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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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

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.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“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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