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We Must Re-Do Ondo APC Guber Primaries, Says Boroffice

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Ajayi-BorofficeThe senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has called for the cancellation of the just concluded governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.

He made the call just as a member representing Akoko South West/South East federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Babatunde Kolawole, said the exercise was characterized with malpractice.

The duo spoke at a reception rally organised by Kolawole and attended by thousands of indigenes of Oka town and its environs at the Palace of Olubaka of Oka-Akoko in Akoko South West local government, Oba Adebori Adeleye.

Borrofice, who came fourth in the primary election, said he was informed that those who were not delegates, were allowed to vote in the exercise.

He said if the APC primary election appeals committee finds the allegation to be true, he is expecting a total cancellation of the exercise.

The senator said: “Before the conclusion of the election, I kept hearing the rumor that the delegate list has been infiltrated.

“That there are even some people who are not accredited, who are not even delegates but were given tags and induced to come and vote. And that has been substantiated now and it’s unfortunate.

“I am in support of total cancellation of the election, we must do it again”, he said.

When asked whether he will contest under another party if the primary election result is not cancelled, Boroffice vowed to stay put in the APC.

“I am a loyal party man, I had the opportunity to leave the party in 2012 but I didn’t.  I was one of the three people that remained then, among the aspirants

“I am not in this party to be a governor. I am in this progressive party to help build Nigeria

“And if don’t become governor, another person will be a governor, as long as the process is free, fair and credible”, he said.

In his remarks, Kolawole said the senator has just returned from a battle field and they are happy he returned safety despite all the odds against him.

He commended the national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed for ensuring the party remains united.

Earlier, the monarch said the town was happy with the performance of Senator Boroffice in the governorship primaries of the APC.

He said Boroffice, who is the Asiwaju of Akoko, stood tall among other aspirants in the election, adding that he had represented Oka town well.

Oba Adeleye stressed that the people of Oka will keep pushing the aspirations of the senator until he attains the position agitated for by the people of the community.

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

Also Read: Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque

This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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

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

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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