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Osunbor Joins Edo Guber Race Under APC

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Oserheimen OsunborA former Governor of Edo State, Prof Oserheimen Osunbor (SAN), has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the forthcoming governorship election in the state by a wide margin, if he is nominated as the party’s candidate.

Osunbor expressed the confidence that no other party would be able to field a candidate who would match his records.

The ex-governor spoke in Benin, the state capital, when he declared his intention to contest on the platform of the APC.

He offered to be assessed on his antecedents and performance rather than on zoning.

Osunbor said the 2012 governorship election proved that candidates from other senatorial districts, other than Edo South, could win the governorship poll.

He also said he has built a reputation for excellence, integrity, hard work and a track record of achievements.

According to him the former governor, he waited for some time to declare his intention because of his respect for Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who he said appealed to aspirants not to distract governance in the state.

He, however, debunked insinuations that he joined the APC after the presidential election, saying he campaigned for the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2013, prior to its change into the present APC.

He said: “I am an academician and intellectual; an outstanding legislator and a law reformer with a legacy of impressive performance in governance.

“Edo State voters have demonstrated in the past that they vote on the basis of track record of performance by the candidates rather than by geography or any other primordial consideration”.

Osunbor was a two-term senator representing Edo Central between 1999 and 2007 until he was elected Governor of Edo in 2007 on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

His stint as governor was short-lived as the Governorship Election Tribunal nullified his election and asked the INEC to declare Mr. Oshiomhole of the then Action Congress as winner of the April 2007 guber polls.

A federal Appeal Court sitting in the state capital in November of 2008 upheld the ruling of the petitions tribunal declaring Oshiomole to be the Governor of Edo 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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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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