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APC Believes It Owns Lagos And The People In It – Fani-Kayode

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Femi Fani-kayodeThe Director, Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has responded to allegations by the All Progressives Congress that President Goodluck Jonathan was planning to rig today’s governorship election in Lagos State in favour of the PDP flag bearer, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.

According to Fani-Kayode, the APC was in panic mode “because it knows that Agbaje is going to win the election”.

The PDPPCO spokesman, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, said this was the first time in 16 years that the APC together with the opposition tendencies it represents was facing a formidable challenge from a governorship candidate of the PDP.

He said, “It is not true that the President has any rigging plan for Lagos and neither do we need any such plan because our party is strong there.

“The problem with the APC and why it makes such allegation is because the party believes that it owns Lagos State and all those that live there.

“The party is now in a state of panic because for the first time in 16 years it is facing a formidable challenge and the party knows that Agbaje is likely to win.

“The truth is that there was no secret meeting in which rigging was planned by the President and neither is it true that materials were smuggled in to rig election in Lagos State”.

He alleged that the only people that were interested in rigging were members of APC, warning however that such action would be resisted.

Fani-Kayode said the fact that Jonathan conceded defeat in the March 28 presidential election did not mean that the President and the PDP had lost their nerves.

He said, “Jonathan conceded defeat and congratulated the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, though there were many question marks about the card readers, the role of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the so-called votes that APC allegedly won in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna states.

“The figures for the APC were inflated in those states while the votes that Jonathan scored were purposely suppressed and reduced in places like Abia and other parts of the South-East by INEC. This is the bitter truth even though many people are reluctant to admit it”.

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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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