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Edo Guber: APGA Candidate Warns Bini Chiefs Against Dragging Oba Of Benin’s Palace Into Politics

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Osaro-OnaiwuThe candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu has decried the manner in which some Bini chiefs were dragging the revered palace of the Oba of Benin into politics.

The APGA candidate pleaded with the palace chiefs involved not to rubbish the stool of the Oba of Benin in the name of politics.

Onaiwu spoke while reacting to the purported endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, by the Eson of Benin, Chief Amos Osunbor, who also is a member of the PDP.

He said: “Chief Osunbor should have made that endorsement with his name and not using the umbrella of a powerful group in the palace to do that.

“I don’t know the role being played by Chief Osunbor in Benin Kingdom; as a PDP leader, he can endorse Ize-Iyamu, who is their candidate in his own capacity but not using the name of a group in the palace. That is his personal business and that goes to show how some of these people think about our state.

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“But I want to let him know that he can endorse Ize-Iyamu but the Binis don’t want him and it will show on the 28th of September”.

The APGA flag bearer, who warned custodians of tradition in the state against dragging the name of the Oba of Benin and his palace into their personal matters, stressed that it is popular opinion that his PDP rival is not, and cannot be the solution to the problems of the state because he was part of the government of Lucky Igbinedion for eight years.

“And that is why it is funny because the same people want to come back and rule us. Both the PDP and the APC have failed our people but that of Ize-Iyamu and PDP are worst because for ten years, they destroyed this state and you expect Edo people to vote for them? No way”, Onaiwu asserted.

According to him, “The PDP cannot win election any more in Edo State and that is why APGA is the best option for our people. Ize-Iyamu spent eight years under Lucky Igbinedion and six years under Governor Adams Oshiomhole and you think Edo people want such a person that is inconsistent in his politics? No way.

“So, our chiefs must not allow themselves to be used by people who are in politics for their selfish interest. We must think about the collective good of our people first. And for people like Chief Osunbor, let it be known that he is a card carrying member of the PDP and he should not act as if a section of the palace chiefs are endorsing Ize-Iyamu; that must be stated clearly”, he said.

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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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