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2019 poll: Allen rebukes Amosun over allegation of rigging in favour of Abiodun

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2019 poll: Allen rebukes Amosun over allegation of rigging in favour of Abiodun

…accuses former governor of lying to Ogun people

Allen rebukes Amosun

 

A former close associate of the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Barrister Femi Allen, has taken a swipe at the former governor over his statement that the 2019 governorship election in the state was rigged in favour of the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Allen, in an apparent response to a statement credited to the former governor while speaking at an award ceremony organised by the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta, also flayed Amosun for lying to the people that those behind the alleged 2019 elections fraud had apologized to him.

 

 

 

According to the legal practitioner, the emergence of Governor Abiodun was divine and triumphed over the scheme and political machination of the former governor, wondering why Amosun is still embittered three years after his ploy to install a successor failed.

Allen, who disclosed that he was part of the inner caucus of the SIA political group from 2007 to 2011 when Senator Amosun became the governor, declared that the political camp was the highest culprit in manipulation of the highest order towards power grabbing at the state level then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He further berated the former governor for mobilising his supporters to pelt President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage during a campaign rally held at the MKO Abiola Int’l Stadium, Abeokuta, on February 2019, all in the bid to create a fake impression that he was in control of Ogun state politics.

While reiterating that the Governor Abiodun’s administration in the state is “God’s own project”, Allen said that the former governor and his co-travellers would fail again in their scheme to stop the reelection bid Abiodun in 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My candid advice to the day dreamers hoping to team up against the re-election of PDA come March 2023, is to think twice because God’s own project is still very much at work in Ogun State. No weapon fashioned against PDA and APC in Ogun State shall prosper. No amount of merger or absorption of light weight political desperados shall overrun the God’s ordained project of PDA. The earlier the better lesser god retires from the political space of Ogun State to avert political oblivion.

“I had the privilege of partaking in the political activities of the immediate past governor from 2007 up to the time he was eventually elected in 2011. If there is any camp that had involved itself in any manipulation of the highest order towards power grabbing at the state level then, Amosun’s camp was the highest culprit. What transpired in that camp throughout the election petition process up to the Court of Appeal still remains fresh in the memory of those who played active roles then of which l was part of the inner caucus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The truth about election of Prince Dapo Abiodun (PDA) was that it was God’s ordained project that no lesser self acclaimed god can stop. PDA went through the thick and thin of political opposition within the ruling party led by SIA that culminated into the shameful act of disgracing the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria whose entourage were decorated with pure water and stones all in the name of creating fake impression that they were in control. February, 2019 will never be forgotten so soon in the history of Ogun State. The election proper came, PDA floored APM even with all the resources and power of the ruling Governor who only God knows how many billions went into the project!

“PDA was like the David of the olden days who defeated Goliath. Alas, everything ended up at the Election Petition Tribunal and the rest is history today. The usual tactics deployed at the tribunal to upturn the God’s Own project of PDA was brought into fore and that included falsification of substantial numbers of results in various polling booths across the state, all aimed at upturning the election of PDA fell like pack of cards. I can categorically state here that the political game of any man-made god proving to be the power broker of Ogun State has since been laid to rest and may the Lord rest their political souls”. Allen submitted.

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Abiodun Abudu-Balogun Urges The People To Be Calm On APC’s Muslim-Muslim Ticket

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Abiodun Abudu-Balogun Urges The People To Be Calm On APC’s Muslim-Muslim Ticket

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Former Federal lawmaker and estwhile Commissioner in Ogun state, Hon Abiodun Abudu-Balogun has appealed for calm on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Muslim running mate.

Speaking to newsmen recently, Abudu-Balogun believed that it was the opposition party who are afraid of defeat by the APC combination that are hitting up the polity unnecessarily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not elected at the last APC presidential primaries because he is a Muslim but rather because of his pedigree, competence, capability, ability to deliver and commitment to the Nigerian project.

He was elected among other contestants in line with the party’s decision to field a southern candidate which is quite logical after 8 years of President Buhari from the north.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon Abiodun Abudu-Balogun also stated that Sen Kashim Shetima was not chosen as running mate by Tinubu because of religion but rather as a result of his competence and capacity.

While appealing to a section of the media to stop hitting up the system for no good reasons, he posited that hunger and poverty does not know religion. Hon Abudu- Balogun concluded by appealing that it is time to change the narrative to issues of Nigeria’s economic development and future growth rather than keep dwelling on mundane divisive issues like religion and ethnicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When asked about his position on the last APC primaries in Ogun state in which he participated, he simply said no comments.

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PDP Postpones caucus, NEC meetings as moves to sack Ayu Gets Hotter

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PDP Postpones caucus, NEC meetings as movesto sack Ayu Gets Hotter

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Caucus and National Executive Council meeting over calls for the resignation of its chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

This newspaper learnt that some of the National Working Committee and Board of Trustees members on Monday advised that the proposed meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday should be postponed to avoid Ayu’s removal.

 

 

 

A member of the NWC who craved anonymity disclosed that the embattled chairman was not “helping matters.”

“You see, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu’s role in this whole crisis showed from day one that he held a bias against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

 

 

 

 

 

“I can tell you that if the NEC meeting holds, Ayu will be history because tensions are still high. So, some of us advised that the meetings should be postponed until a bit of calm is restored,” the source told our correspondent.

Another source said, “There is no problem. We have to postpone the meetings because the Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is not around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is the first NEC meeting we are holding since our primaries and we need the attendance of all leaders.

“We had our BoT meeting last week and we thought we could follow it up with National Caucus and NEC meeting but we cannot have these meetings without Atiku and many others .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“So we have decided to postpone it for about two weeks.”

Meanwhile, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, National Secretary of the PDP said a new date for the NEC meeting will be announced in due course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is to inform all members of the PDP National Caucus and National Executive Committee that the meetings of the two bodies earlier scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, 2022, respectively, have been postponed,” Anyawu said.

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2023: Major Boost For Atiku In The Presidential Race as 1,615 APC members defect to PDP

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2023: Major Boost For Atiku In The Presidential Race as 1,615 APC members defect to PDP

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One thousand, six hundred and fifteen card-carrying members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State.

The APC members from the Toungo Local Government Area of the state were received into the PDP last Saturday, Naija News learnt.

 

 

 

 

Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Mustapha Albashir, Alhaji Gana and Mallam Yahaya Abubakar said they are more people ready to follow them into the PDP. According to them, after seven years in the APC, they cannot reckon with any tangible thing the party has achieved under President Muhammadu Buhari.

They lamented the country’s worsening insecurity, stagnation and poverty under the APC administration, saying they have learned their lessons after voting out PDP in the 2015 elections.

 

 

 

 

The defectors furthered stated that Buhari’s government failed to fulfil its campaign promises to Nigerians.

The defectors who were received by the Adamawa State chapter chairman of the PDP, Tahir Shehu, said they now felt convinced that the umbrella camp was the right place because of the real change brought by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri since 2019 when the PDP ousted the APC in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abubakar said, “Our journey into the APC was meaningless, we ganged up to defeat the PDP since 2015 but we have realised we made a mistake.

 

“We beckoned on our children and family members, to retrace their steps as a show of appreciation for the progress we have seen in Toungo because this council has been in darkness since its creation over 30 years ago before the PDP administration of Governor Fintiri reconnected the council to the national grid.

 

 

 

 

 

“We are not ingrates, because what the administration has done is a debt, we must repay with our votes and support. Sadly, the APC has set us back and we are leaving the party for the party that has brought us development.”

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