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Wike Messing Up With The Yoruba Race- Bode George

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Bode GeorgeA former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of attempting to mess up the Yoruba race.

George, who was one of the national chairmanship aspirants from Lagos State during the botched August 17 national convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said the governor was trying to dictate to the Yoruba on their choice of leadership.

He was reacting to the alleged plan by Mr. Wike to impose Jimi Agbaje as PDP national chairman during the botched convention.

According to him, events that played out in Port Harcourt had vindicated the embattled factional national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who has often accused PDP governors, especially Wike and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, of attempting to hijack the party for their own selfish ends.

“Now you can see that Sheriff is a saint. All he has been complaining about, he was right”, Mr. George said.

SEE ALSO: Fayose, Wike Have Seized PDP By The Jugular – Bode George

Shedding light on why he said the Rivers governor was trying to ridicule the Yoruba race, the PDP chieftain said the South-West zonal chapter had adopted him (George) as its candidate for the national chairmanship position but that Wike and his cohorts were trying to interfere with the decision of the zone.

“If a zone cannot recommend him (Agbaje), who the hell are you people (in apparent reference to Wike and co.) to decide he is the one you want? We didn’t interfere with them bringing [Uche] Secondus or the South-East bringing their own candidate”, he fumed.

Mr. Geroge vowed that “We would save this party, would do everything that is possible to salvage this party. The South-west had already endorsed somebody, you refused to take that, you were manipulating people, jumping all around. If we had done that when we were building the party, many of them would never have ended up being governors. If you are a governor, you must show a high pitch of responsibility, respectability and civility”.

Still seething with anger from the planned imposition of Agbaje, who was the PDP candidate during the last general election in Lagos, Chief George said “For God’s sake, you are messing up with the Yoruba people. They are saying, ‘This is what we want’ and you are saying, ‘this is the one you would pick for us’. And they are taking a man who is yet to get his political teeth in Yoruba land in the PDP to make him the national chairman. It is an insult to the Yoruba people and we will never allow it, very disgraceful, very thoughtless. What do you think we are in Yoruba land? And nobody goes to the Villa (Presidency) without winning the South-west with 6.5m registered voters. I am happy that it (convention) was postponed. Like I said, it is a divine intervention”.

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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.

Also Read: President Buhari receives Governor Umahi after defecting to APC (Photos)

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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