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It’s Too Early To Talk About 2018 Governorship Race In Osun – Adeleke

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Isiaka Adeleke

The first democratically elected governor of Osun State now Senator representing Osun West Senatorial Zone, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has denied plans to contest the 2018 governorship election in the state.

Adeleke described the speculations as a “wicked rumour from his political detractors”.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Alhaji Olumide Lawal, the Senator said he is focused on his current assignment in the National Assembly and not interested in succeeding Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2018.

He said: “I am out to give my best as far as my legislative duties in the 8th Senate are concerned. I want to give Nigerians value for their votes through a far-reaching legislation and thorough oversight functions. I am also out to complement the efforts of the Osun State government so as to make the residents live as comfortable as possible.

“I am determined to ensure that my membership of the 8th Senate attracts people-oriented projects to Osun West Senatorial District. I believe this will keep my constituency many steps ahead of others. I also believe that only God Almighty shall decide my political future both in Osun State and Nigeria. So, let us wait till we get to the bridge before we start talking about how to cross it. 2018 or 2019 is still far away”.

The All Progressives Congress chieftain called on the people of Osun State to support the Aregbesola-led administration in proffering solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the state, while praying for the quick resolution of salary impasse in the state.

Urging the labour unions, workers and pensioners in the state to toe the line of peace in their agitation, the lawmaker however advised the state government to make the forthcoming Sallah celebration a happy one for the workers and retirees by quickly effecting the payment of their salaries and pensions.

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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