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Sheathe Your Swords, Support Akeredolu, Women Group Tells Aggrieved APC Aspirants

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rotimi-akeredoluWith the dust raised by the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State yet to settle, a group, Women for Positive Change, has pleaded for reconciliation among the aggrieved parties.

The APC governorship primaries, which held on September 3, 2016 was won by former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Chief Olurotimi Akeredolu.

However, four of the 24 aspirants that contested in the primaries, have challenged the process by submitting separate petitions to the Helen Bendega-led APC Appeal Panel Committee, which is almost rounding up its report.

Among those who submitted their petitions to the panel and calling for the cancellation of the primaries over alleged irregularities are Chief Olusola Oke, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, Segun Abraham and Akinwale Akingbade.

With the governorship elections coming up on November 26 and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gearing up to retain the governorship seat of Ondo, the women urged aggrieved APC aspirants not to allow acrimony deprive the party the opportunity to win the election.

The women urged the contestants to put their house in order to guarantee victory for the APC.

A statement, which was signed in Akure, the state capital by its coordinator and former Commissioner for Community Development, Mrs. Yetunde Adeyanju and secretary, Mrs. Morinsola Olanipekun, noted that peace fosters unity that will guarantee the drive to work for the victory.

The statement reads: “Let us sheath our swords and support Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) in the interest of the citizenry, who have been groaning under the maladministration of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“We are convinced that Akeredolu’s emergence is a step towards emancipation of Ondo State women from poverty, which has characterized the present administration”.

The women group also pointed out that it would be regrettable if the APC stakeholders allow the PDP’s government to remain in office beyond February 2017.

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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

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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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