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Ondo APC Guber Aspirant Tackles Tinubu For Calling For Oyegun’s Resignation

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oyegun-and-tinubuAn aspirant in the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, has tackled a chieftain of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for calling for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, over the outcome of the primary election.

Mr. Tinubu had in a recent letter to Oyegun, demanded his resignation for purportedly allowing himself to be used to manipulate the governorship primary, which was won by Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

In response, the APC chair said he would not join issues with Tinubu, who he described as a highly respected leader of the governing party.

He, however, denied the former Lagos governor’s accusations, saying if the need arises, he would respond to them at the right time.

Joining the fray, Abayomi, who stirred the hornets’ nest prior to the September 3 governorship primary of the party in Ondo State with his open letter, in which he accused the APC leader of planning to impose another aspirant – Segun Abraham – as the flag bearer, faulted Tinubu’s call on Oyegun to resign.

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According to him, “Tinubu was wrong to have asked the national chairman to resign because the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party upheld the result of the primary of the party held on September 3, 2016 in Akure.

“For calling for the resignation of the chairman, I think Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is very wrong because he is not a member of the NWC and he cannot speak for the NWC. He did not participate in the entire process and whatever information he has must have been given to him by his agents. We heard it that there was no vote casting among the NWC members before they took the decision over the matter contrary to his allegation in his letter to the chairman, and also the position of the party was that there was no vote casting, I expect Asiwaju as a leader of the party to give credit to the vital opinions on the primary”.

“I am personally disappointed that Asiwaju would be determined in his action, that a primary that he promised would be free from undue influence, should be voided by all means, I think he was wrong”, he added.

The aspirant also declared that “with or without Tinubu’s support, the party would still win the forthcoming governorship election in the state it is the people of the state that would decide the election”.

“What is important is the support of the people of Ondo State, though we want his (Tinubu) support for Akeredolu for the election but we cannot force him, if he refuses to support us that cannot stop us from moving on. We still have the respect for him but we cannot force him to do right, we can only appeal to him to do right but the choice to do or not to do is entirely his prerogative”, Abayomi stated.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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