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2023 Election: 16 APC Govs supporting Tinubu – Adeyeye



Buratai Congratulates Tinubu, Ameachi, Gives Advice

2023 Election: 16 APC Govs supporting Tinubu – Adeyeye


Former Minister of Works and National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu (SWAGA) Senator Dayo Adeyeye has said that 16 All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors are solidly supporting the presidential aspiration of ex- Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. – Election

The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is one of the blessings God has endowed Nigeria with, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, said on Monday. Obasa made the declaration in a congratulatory message to Tinubu who just clocked 69. "In you, Nigeria has a human gift from God and I dare say that your potentials are yet to be fully harnessed by our great country. "A leader of leaders, almost 21 years after leaving office as governor of Lagos State, you have not only remained a reference point, you have become a phenomenon, one of the most important factors in the politics of Nigeria and parts of the world as well as a consistent topic for political players, analysts and stakeholders in the Nigerian project. "Your passion for the unity of Nigeria is incomparable. No wonder you are held very high across the country and constantly described as a unifying force for the nation's continued growth and progress," Obasa said in the statement issued by his media office. The Speaker described Tinubu as a 'political mathematician' whose ability to solve equations with deftness and sagacity has resulted in major successes including the presidential elections of 2015 and 2019 recorded by Nigeria. He also noted Tinubu's intelligent contributions and advice to the country's government at intervals, especially at periods when solutions are needed to resolve biting national challenges. "It is absolutely difficult to find any area of positive growth and development in many parts of Nigeria without your imprint. You are a hunter of men and talents and we remain proud to be associated with you. "A father figure, we know that every of your activity, action, thoughts and words are geared towards a better Nigeria for us and for generations unborn. This is the reason many are now optimistic that you would effectively steer the ship of Nigeria's progress right from 2023. "Hearty congratulations from me and my colleagues at the Lagos State House of Assembly. We wish you continued strength, health and capacity to remain of service to God and humanity," Obasa prayed. Eromosele Ebhomele Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Adeyeye, who disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Thursday while inaugurating the parallel APC ward and local executives, said that the Governors have a keen interest in the actualisation of Tinubu’s presidential bid.



He explained they were queuing behind the APC stalwart because of his administrative acumen, mental capacity, rare leadership quality and unequaled political structures which cut across the six geo-political zones.



The former Minister noted that the Office of President was too important to be given to a political Lilliputian without structure, adding that Tinubu is perfectly suitable for the plum position by all standards.


“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be the next President of this country and one of us will become the Governor in Ekiti State. I am happy that the new executives have passion for this group and this will lead to action and eventually victory for all of us.



“APC leaders and members across board are using their personal money to fund SWAGA. Members are not after money. Let me tell you this, 16 governors are now backing Tinubu for president and they are no longer afraid after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State openly supported us when we did the flag off in Lagos,” he said.


Speaking on the parallel executives, the APC chieftain said its congresses were authentic, describing the Paul Omotoso-led executives elected by a group loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi on Saturday as mere impostors.


“Those that were inaugurated today are the authentic APC executives in Ekiti. The party at the national level brought out a guideline that people should come out and queue to vote for the ward and local government congresses but their people didn’t come out. They were inside a room concocting names under the guise of consensus.


“But SWAGA members filed out. We have the video clip that we will present. What they did on Saturday, October 16 was a nullity and a complete waste of time.


“We knew what we did for Fayemi to win in 2018. He couldn’t have won on his own because he has no popularity.


“I know that they can’t buy you with money, you are for SWAGA. This government has finished, don’t let them deceive you with positions.


“Only the Fayemi’s Tokantokan group is enjoying the dividends of what we did, others are sidelined. It is now shop alone, die alone.


“Even many of those with appointments are aggrieved. Many will shock them during the governorship primary. We are now using direct primary. They can no longer sleep because the party now wants direct primary, owing to the fact that they are not popular,” he said.


But reacting to the parallel congresses, Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary belonging to Fayemi’s group, Segun Dipe, described the inauguration as a mere jamboree and complete exercise in futility.


Dipe insisted the Paul Omotoso-led State Working Committee remained the authentic executives as it enjoys the support of the APC National Secretariat.


“I think they are just entertaining themselves. When you got there did you see the representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or the representative of our party from Abuja?


“It is quite unfortunate that Adeyeye as a lawyer and he knows what is right. I think he is just trying to create a semblance of protest or resistance to a very peaceful and credible Congress that took place last Saturday.


“It is very unfortunate that somebody of Adeyeye stature can embark on a jamboree. I think they are just making noise. I don’t think they mean what they have done. Maybe they are just playing to the gallery. They are free to gather but their gathering has no blessing from the party.”




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Presidency Clears The Air On Aisha Yesufu’s Allegation of Tinubu Being snubbed in SA



Presidency Clears The Air On Aisha Yesufu's Allegation of Tinubu Being snubbed in SA

The Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, O’tega Ogra, has revealed why President Bola Tinubu was at the second row at the inauguration of the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The explanation from Ogra came after a video surfaced online claiming that President Bola Tinubu was snubbed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at his inauguration.
Presidency Clears The Air On Aisha Yesufu's Allegation of Tinubu Being snubbed in SA
While reacting to the video which was shared online by Aisha Yesufu, Ogra said that the first row at the inauguration was reserved for kings and royalty in South Africa, and that President Ramaphosa was not expected to start greeting people at the time of the trending video. He said that Ramaphosa was called to the podium by the inauguration compere
He added that after the national anthem, the South African President went ahead to greet the visiting presidents who were standing on the second row.


Aisha Yesufu, you have the constitutionally guaranteed right to express yourself, but your consistent display of crass ignorance and shameful behavior, seemingly aimed at garnering likes and retweets, in the name of your disdain and hatred (which you profess at any given opportunity) for Nigeria is shameful to say the least.

For the record:

1. That first row at today’s inauguration was reserved for South African kings/royalty.
2. The South African President wasn’t expected to start greeting dignitaries at the time of the video you shared and he was respectfully recalled to the podium by the inauguration compere (see video below).
3. Immediately after President Ramaphosa finished the anthem, he went ahead to greet the visiting presidents who were all seated in the second row (similar to the way visiting presidents were seated in the third row during Nigeria’s own inauguration on May 29, 2023 – see pictures below).

Madam Yesufu @AishaYesufu, your persistent ignorance and hatred create a very toxic mix, which you have shown a remarkable ability to embody and fully personify.

A cautionary word: With or without your personal enmity, Nigeria will succeed. I truly hope you receive your “Elon Cheque” in full this month.



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Says Lagos will not condone people with evil intentions


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday vowed to arrest perpetrators behind the recent kidnapping of the three Lebanese nationals, including the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, Muhammed Fouani, saying his government would not condone people of evil intentions in the State.

He assured Lagos residents, particularly business owners and religious tourists, of adequate security in the state, saying his administration is committed to making the State peaceful, attractive and homely.

Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd. Israel Akanji, and his entourage at the Lagos House, Alausa, on Wednesday.

The Governor, while confirming the kidnapping and release of three Lebanese, said the incident happened on the big water on their way to Ikorodu and not around Five Cowry in Falomo, as reported.

He said, “The security of life and property is paramount, and we do not leave anything to chance on that. The very recent incident that happened in Lagos was about the kidnapping of three members of our Lebanese community. We are happy that they have been released, and this morning (Wednesday), I met with them, and we have useful information to ensure that the perpetrators of the act are not going to be spared.

“We know we have an idea of how far they have gone, and we will do everything to ensure that we do not give them a space in our city and state. I want to assure all our citizens and businesses, both national and international, that Lagos will continue to remain safe and peaceful. People thought the incident happened around the Five Cowry, Falomo. No, it actually happened on the big water on the way to Ikorodu. So they were not even around Falomo.

“We want to assure you that we are on top of it. The security operatives are combing all the necessary areas. This is a strong signal that Lagos will not condone such people with evil intentions. They do not deserve any sort of recognition. So, we will continue to make Lagos peaceful. We will continue to make it attractive and homely. We will continue to ensure that businesses thrive. We will ensure people live and work in a conducive environment.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu, while responding to the request of the Nigerian Baptist Convention to host the annual Baptist World Alliance in Nigeria for the first time in over a century, promised to ensure a safe and delightful experience for all foreign religious tourists coming to Lagos next month for the convention, noting that religious organisations are stakeholders in governance.

He said, “Nigeria and Lagos are ready to host the world. We believe it is a thing of joy and celebration to be acknowledged and identified with not only the African body but the global body of the Baptist Convention.

“We want to assure all the international visitors that will be coming that Lagos State Government will support you. We will ensure that we provide additional security in and around the hotel environment so that everybody will feel safe and will also taste the hospitality of Lagos.”

Speaking earlier, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd Akanji, commended the giant strides of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, especially in food and transport palliatives for residents during these economic challenges in the country.

“We want to appreciate a lot of reforms going on in Lagos State. We want to thank you for the transportation. Rail transportation has brought a lot of conveniences to our people. We want to thank you for your consideration concerning the staggering number of days of work for staff. That has brought relief to so many of our people. We want to thank you for your proactiveness all the time when it has to do with health care. We also thank you for the security in Lagos State,” he said.

Revd. Akanji, who is the President of the African Baptist Convention, solicited the support of the Lagos State Government to host the annual Baptist World Alliance, which has its headquarters in the United States of America.

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LG Chairmen Tenure: Gov Fubara Deserves Nobel Peace Prize – Nigerians In Diaspora*



*LG Chairmen Tenure: Gov Fubara Deserves Nobel Peace Prize – Nigerians In Diaspora*



The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has nominated Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the Nobel Peace Prize for saving democracy and eschewing illegality in Rivers State.

The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said the governor was brave, decisive and swift to direct Heads of Local Government Administration to assume responsibility for the 23 council areas.

Recall that Governor Fubara ordered elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors to step aside on Monday after the expiration of their three-year tenure.

In the statement signed by Dr Markson Martins, the Diaspora group hailed the governor for skillfully avoiding potential criminality and a breakdown of law and order with a view towards a peaceful transition.

Martins said Fubara embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize, adding that his unwavering commitment to democracy, stability, and the well-being of his people makes him an inspiration to Nigerians and a shining example for African leaders.

The group, therefore, urged other Nigerian leaders to emulate Governor Fubara’s exemplary leadership, prioritizing the rule of law, democracy, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

“We proudly nominate Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize. This recognition is in honour of his exemplary leadership and commitment to upholding democracy in Rivers State,” Martins said.

“Recently, Governor Fubara demonstrated his dedication to the rule of law by directing Heads of Local Government Administration to assume responsibility for the 23 council areas.

“This decisive action followed the expiration of the three-year tenure of elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen, and councillors. By taking this step, he skillfully avoided potential illegality and a breakdown of law and order, ensuring a peaceful transition.

“Governor Fubara’s leadership embodies the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize. His unwavering commitment to democracy, stability, and the well-being of his people makes him an inspiration to Nigerians and a shining example for African leaders.

“His actions have not only maintained peace in Rivers State but also strengthened trust in government. We urge the Nobel Committee to recognize Governor Fubara’s remarkable achievement and award him the Nobel Peace Prize.

“His leadership is a beacon of hope for Nigeria and Africa, and this recognition will further inspire him and other leaders to prioritize peace, democracy, and the greater good.

“We call on other Nigerian leaders to emulate Governor Fubara’s exemplary leadership, prioritizing the rule of law, democracy, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.”

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