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Guber Polls: “Vote For Obaseki”, Ogbemudia Urges Voters In Edo

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img_9356-2A former Military Governor of Old Midwest and Bendel States, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, has formally canvassed support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 28, 2016 governorship election of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

“I have always appreciated the need to work with women because at the political field, they are very useful. Once they tell you they are with you, they are with you.

“So, I want them to go back home to go and make sure that every one of them here today has a hundred persons queuing behind them to vote for Obaseki”, Ogbemudia said.

The retired Brigadier-General spoke at his 84th birthday celebration hosted by Edo state Government on Saturday in Benin, the state capital.

The former military governor expressed optimism that Obaseki will continue with the good works of Governor Adam Oshiomhole, whose tenure comes to an end in November.

According to the respected elder statesman: “I want to appeal to the people of Edo state through those who are here on the 28th of September is a date of decision, a date that we will decide our future.

“We have two options either to remain as we are and nothing happens and two years from now we will be looking for boats to drive through the roads because they would have been flooded or we work hard, get the right person to carry on where Comrade Oshiomhole left it.

“So that option is staring us in the face but for me I took the option to get somebody who understands good governance to carry on from where Comrade Oshiomhole is leaving it”.

He said the outgoing governor is bequeathing a legacy that history will not forget.

Ogbemudia explained: “This month of September is the last September in a long series of years that Oshiomhole will be a governor.

“By the next September, he will be a member of my club of former governors therefore he has done enough.

“He has left sufficient evidence for historians to appreciate and many years to come they will be falling over each other to determine what make you do this or that and I think you have had a wonderful wisdom and that wisdom will live with you forever”.

The Octogenarian spoke just as the government renamed the New Era College, which he built as a military governor, in his name.

In his remarks, Oshiomhole described Ogbemudia as a great man of wisdom whose advice he never took lightly and which helped him tremendously in the task of governance.

“I remember whenever I visit you, you always give me a list of what to do and why I should do them and what not to do and why you think I should not do them.

“Whenever I listen to the advice to do those things you advised me to do, I discovered that I always achieved great success.

“We celebrate you because we speak for Edo people. When I visited Igbanke, they said the last time anybody remembered them was Ogbemudia.

“And when I went to Abudu, the people said the last time they had development was when you were governor.

“When I went to Ihievbe, the said the road that linked the community to Auchi was built by you.

“When I went to Michael Imoudu College of Physical Education, they said everything in that school was made by Ogbemudia”, the governor said.

The celebrant’s wife, Yetunde Ogbemudia, said she never regretted marrying the retired military officer.

His son, Samuel Ogbemudia Jr said he remained a role model.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

Also Read: Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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