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Maku: I Won Nasarawa Guber Polls, Al-Makura Mustn’t Be Sworn-in, Maku Says

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Labaran MakuCandidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the April 11 governorship polls in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, has warned that any move made to swear-in Governor Tanko Al-Makura for a second term on Friday, May 29, will be an illegality and will not stand.

Gov. Al-Makura was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. He floored Maku and Yusuf Agabi of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to emerge winner of the governorship poll.

Maku, who addressed a press conference yesterday in Abuja, insisted that he was robbed of his victory in the polls and called on Al-Makura not to take the oath of office as the governor-elect.

The former Information Minister noted that his victory in the election was purely on merit, noting that Al-makura had performed poorly and was no longer wanted by the majority of people of the state.

“I hope that he will hear the clarion call of God and not step into that office on May 29, because he did not win the election. As far as the people of Nasarawa State and the voting that took place that day are concerned, and far as God almighty who presides over the affairs of man is concerned, the tenure of Governor Tanko Al-Makura ceases on the 28 May, 2015.

“In 2011, Governor Al-Makura contested and defeated an incumbent Governor who had more resources than him, and he left office peacefully in respect to the aspirations of the people.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has vacated the office of the Presidency just to respect the wishes of the people. Why is it that in Nasarawa State, people still exist in stolen tenure and mandate?”

He maintained that Al-Makura had deliberately stolen the mandate of the people as he (Maku) was clearly the desired candidate and the people’s choice.

“It was obvious that I won the April 11 governorship election, because during my campaign, everywhere I went the people were definitely tired and wanted change, and nine out of the 13 LGAs, there was evidence of destruction that has existed for the past four years.

“The people wanted change, they were tired of the violence and insurgency, and everywhere I went, there were records of people being killed silently either in their farms or on the way to the market.

“So, as I am talking to you now, these killings have continued, even since the election. Before the election, the scenario in Nasarawa State was such that people were looking for who will bring peace back to the State and my campaign was on the platform of peace, unity, development and recovery from the violence.

“I gave the State a clear direction and so when voting started, there were no surprise that even in the three senatorial zones the people massively voted for us. Therefore, at the collation centres where the results were changed, everybody is in a state of mourning. Nobody has raised a flag that they won an election, in fact, they were advised to stay indoors, because of the contrary results”.

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  1. abash i peter

    June 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    this 2015, maku clear this election. just for not true, al makura has lifting. but God is for everything.

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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.

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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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