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I’ll Accept Outcome Of Borno Guber Polls In Good Faith – Shettima

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Kashim ShettimaGovernor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has declared his willingness to accept the outcome of the Saturday’s governorship election result irrespective of where the poll’s pendulum swing.

The governor noted that the delay in the arrival of ballot papers, which were later ferried into the state on the Election Day, was as a result of the delay caused by bad weather even as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had to hastily reprint the ballots to include the logo of the Labour Party (LP) which was initially missing.

The governor, who spoke to journalists shortly after casting his vote at about 4pm in his Lamisula-Jabarmari ward of Maiduguri, the state capital, said INEC deserved commendation given the way and manner it was able to conduct the elections in spite of the teething challenges it faced on the use of card readers.

“I am willing to accept the outcome of the election. I am a democrat; we are already a traumatised people; whatever the outcome, we should be willing to accept, stoically, the voice of the people. We don’t have to plunge our state, which is already down, into a state of anarchy. If any other candidate wins I will be ready to embrace that person and wish him well.

“On the late arrival of ballot papers, we have to give INEC some credit because of the bad weather, they are ferrying the items from Yola in Adamwa. They just called a stakeholders meeting to brainstorm on the affected four local government areas that were not able to get their ballot papers on time. But my honest take on it is that no matter how late it might be it is better for people to cast their votes today. If it means they will wait for the next four hours so be it.

“But luckily all the four local government areas – Ngala, Nganzai, Bama and Gwoza are casting their votes right here in the camps. We have to commend the people of Borno because they really turn out in quite an impressive number. The number of people that participated at the presidential and national assembly election have been quadrupled by the turn out we recorded in the states elections.  The beauty of it all was that the whole thing was conducted in the most peaceful manner. In any contest there has to be a winner and a loser. Honestly I was quite delighted by the conduct of the election.

“On the card reader issue, I guess it has it has improved this time around; may be because the boys handling the device have learned on the job and it makes the accreditation go faster. In most cases the people were accredited within two hours and the people returned back to their homes waiting for ballot papers to arrive”, Governor Shettima said.

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has stated that God revealed to him in a dream that he would be Governor of the State long before he joined the race.

He revealed this while speaking at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday.

Oyetola said, “I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter. Imagine the son of an Imam, receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter.

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“All I could remember on both occasions was the last line of the song which says ‘IleriOluwa ni lati se’. Outside of that dream, I had never heard the song before. When the impression was heavy on my heart, I called one of my friends to ask him about the song, and he told me the song was the Track 2 of Timi Oshikoya’s album.

“He went out and got me the album and immediately I started listening to the track, my consciousness was restored and then I had an understanding of what God was saying to me. That revelation has continued to give me confidence of victory each time I am faced with legal and political battles since becoming governor.”

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has claimed that a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari stopped former Senate President, Pius Anyim and National Assembly members from the state from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made the claim on Sunday while speaking during an APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Bouquet Lodge, Old Government House, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Umahi claimed that Anyim who served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and others refused to defect because he outsmarted them all.

“They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficult to catch the air,” he said.

Also Read: President Buhari receives Governor Umahi after defecting to APC (Photos)

The governor insisted that he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders from the state about his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that they all agreed to the defection arrangement.

“Let me tell you, I’m not afraid of anybody but I respect everybody. But I have said that if God sent me, this will be the last fight in this state,” he said.

Umahi added: “All these people that came together to fight me, they collect contracts, they collect monthly pay, they collect vehicles. And when they are asked to bring people that worked for us, they will bring their wives, children and relations.

“Now, they are dressing words for us. We are in chapter one, in Chapter two, I will publish all that I have done for the leaders of this 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.

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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