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Taraba Governorship: Group Tasks Supreme Court On Ruling In Favour Of Al-Hassan

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SENATOR AISHA JUMMAI AL-HASSAN

AISHA JUMMAI AL-HASSAN

Tarabans in Diaspora has urged the Supreme Court to examine the Taraba State governorship matter before it carefully and ensure that justice is served.

The group said the call was based on recent judgments, stressing that it received the rulings on Akwa Ibom and Rivers States governorship elections with shock and disappointment.

“Nobody saw those judgments coming, because the facts were out there for people to see. Now, we indigenes of Taraba are worried over the governorship matter currently before the apex court,” a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Sumaila Gwamna, said.

“We appeal to the Supreme Court to upturn the Appeal Court ruling and return Hajia Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressive Congress as governor of the state,” he said.

He maintained that the Taraba matter was clear, adding, that “if someone who did not take part in Primaries is allowed to remain in office as governor, it will amount to illegality of the highest order.”

“I say this because the constitution and Electoral Act are very clear on who is qualified to contest an election. In the event that such provision are not met, there is no way around it but to nullify the election. As the tribunal rightly noted, whatever votes somebody who did not take part in Primaries secured are wasted votes,” he said.

He added: “while we await the Supreme Court ruling, we warn all those in the state who may want to subvert justice to consider the state and it’s future and desist from such. We warn all those who have been holding down the state to allow the judges to do their job and deliver fair judgments. They should allow peace to reign in the state for once”.

“Following the recent rulings, many people are wondering if indeed the judiciary is the last hope of the common man. So the judgment on this matter will have a huge impact on the masses and in fact the judiciary,” he said.

“If you look around, you will see that many people are leaving the People’s Democratic Party and many of them have cited lack of internal democracy and impunity as reasons. It was for those same reasons that the PDP in Taraba failed to conduct Primaries. Even the judges can see that people within the PDP are not happy with the developments”.

He said if those who became governor the wrong way are removed, “that will go a long way in deepening democracy and checking godfatherism”.

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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.

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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.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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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