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APC Will Take Over Baylesa By December – Ex-Senator

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Clever IkisikpoKinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, including Senator Clever Ikisikpo, have said they dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of its method of operation.

Ikisikpo, who represented Bayelsa East in the 7th National Assembly, said he and former federal and state lawmakers as well as ex-office holders from Ogbia dumped the PDP because it was run as a one-man business.

He spoke yesterday at his Kolo Creek home.

The senator said he and his compatriots, who will be formally welcomed to the All Progressives Congress this weekend, joined the party for its transparency, internal democracy, equity and fairness.

Ikisikpo said: “What is happening is historic in the sense that we have now joined a new party, and that is a reigning party. We will make sure that APC becomes the ruling party in Bayelsa State. By the grace of God, by December, APC will take this state.

“Of course, we are ready to work as a team to make sure that we achieve our goal”.

The senator, who said he had been a PDP member since 1998, added that he left the party when it derailed from its founding principles.

According to him, the PDP was hijacked by “one man” and the level of impunity in the party was high and intolerable.

Ikisikpo said: “We formed the PDP in Bayelsa State; we made the PDP in Bayelsa State. But those who do not know how it came about came from behind and hijacked it. I don’t belong to a party where there is a high level of impunity. So, I went to a system where there must be transparency.

“I went to a place where the voice of every person must be recognised, not a situation where only one person would dictate the pace for others. You cannot decide my destiny because it is God that gave me that destiny”.

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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.”

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.

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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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