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Why Oshiomhole Insulted Me In 2016: Ize-Iyamu

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Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, has explained why the former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, criticised him in the last Edo governorship election.

According to Ize-Iyamu, Oshiomhole called him a bad choice in 2016 because he was in a different political party then.

It will be recalled that Oshiomhole had hugely criticised Ize-Iyamu, who was the PDP candidate in that election, in a bid to sell the candidacy of his then political ally, Mr Obaseki, in 2016.

However, Obaseki had defected to the PDP while Ize-Iyamu emerged as the APC’s 2020 governorship candidate, leaving Oshiomhole to market a candidate, he once derided.

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard newspaper, Ize-Iyamu said Oshiomhole’s comment against him in the 2016 campaign ”was nothing but a political gimmick necessary at that point in time”. He cited instances of when the latter praised him after the election.

Read Also: I Left APC Because Of Their Lawlessness: Obaseki

“Yes, Oshiomhole threw punches at me in 2016, but people tend to have short memory. Oshiomole was at Ben Idahosa University, when I was being given a doctorate and he spent over one hour praising me for my contributions in his government and the role I am playing in the state,” he told Vanguard newspaper.

“So, if during the campaigns for the 2016 governorship election he was abusing me because I was on the other side, what do you expect?

“Of course, he needed to abuse me, especially when he didn’t have a good product. You can imagine how Governor Obaseki started his campaign for the forthcoming election. They placed a big screen on Ring Road in Benin, where everybody passes and one would have thought that all he would be playing on that kind of screen are achievements of his administration in the last four years. Instead of that, he is playing about the governor of Kano State,” Mr Ize-Iyamu added while he downplayed Mr Obaseki’s ‘campaign strategies’.

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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.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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

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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.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

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

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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.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“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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