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No Vacancy For Dankwambo In Our Party – Gombe APC Chairman

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Hassan DankwamboThe acting chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Ishaya Karu, has said that his party will not accept the governor of the state, Ibrahim Dankwambo, into the APC.

There were reports that Mr. Dankwambo was contemplating a defection to the APC but Mr. Karu told reporters in Gombe on Tuesday that the party had no vacancy for the governor in its fold.

“We are not surprised because the rumour was rife before the election, and if it is still persisting by now, we will still not be surprised. But we have no plans to receive anybody into the party now.

“The party has not been told of any new person coming in. And secondly even if we are told, it’s no longer time to receive defectors by now. We have closed receiving new members a long time ago”, he said.

The acting chairman pointed out that the purported defection is of no value to APC and that it is a ploy to sabotage the litigation against his victory at the tribunal, adding that such move was prejudicial under the law.

“We don’t see any blessing in it. Instead, we see it as a subterfuge to thwart the pending litigation in the court. And under the law, it will be prejudicial for him to take any such step while the case is still in court.

“We are challenging his election in court, let him be there and face the litigation instead of thinking of coming to the party.

“No vacancy for him in the party, at least for now. We can consider him after the Supreme Court judgment if he chooses to go that far because as far as we are concerned, APC has established its case. So let him stay and face it”, he said.

“Our party is a party that operates under a constitution and the constitution stipulates every action that you want to take, including the registration of members, receiving of decampees and others. All these are covered under the party’s constitution”, he stated.

Mr. Karu, therefore, called on supporters and well-wishers of the party in Gombe State to be optimistic in their pending case and also pray for justice to be done to them at the court.

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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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