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Ekiti ADP Dep. Governoship Candidate Defects To APC With 20,000 Followers 

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Ekiti ADP Dep. Governoship Candidate Defects To APC With 20,000 Followers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The campaign of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate in the June 18, 2022 election Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji (BAO) received a boost on Thursday as the Deputy Governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party, (ADP), Idowu Afuye defected to APC with at least 20,000 of his followers across the state.

 

Ekiti ADP Dep. Governoship Candidate Defects To APC With 20,000 Followers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at the Campaign office of the APC gubernatorial candidate at Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti, Afuye said his mission was to officially notify the general public that hr and his supporters across the 16  local governments of Ekiti state have decided to join the moving train of A.P.C, and the Ark of BAO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afuye pointed out that another reason why he was dumping his party and the governorship candidate of ADP was the robust ideology of the gubernatorial candidate BAO as demonstrated through his genuine manifesto. “BAO manifesto was   like a road map towards infrastructural and human  development  of  Ekiti state. He knows the knitty gritty of governance in Ekiti, hence our decision to join the progressive train.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“He was the secretary of the State  creation committee at a tender age. He was Chief of Staff, and later Secretary to the state government. BAO is sound intellectualy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:He is a typical home breed, unlike some foreign politicians who are around us now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“So l made bold to say to you and to all every Ekiti indigene  with genuine love for Ekiti state, that has analytical eyes knows that BAO remains the most charismatically qualified candidate for the governoship at this time .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He explained further that having considered and weighed the options vividly, hence he declared further that “we cannot sacrifice the genuine intention of B A O on the altar of any Political aggradisment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I am promising BAO and the All Progressives Congress of an  agressive mobilisation of all my structures  and contacts  for victory in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti come June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“As human beings  and political animals, I  remain commmited to making impact on the developmnent of my dear state. And here I am in the continuation of  the political journey to let the whole world know my next step as a golden fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My greatest strength has been my supporters and followers who have exhibited trust in my leadership and  to you all l say thank you”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My belief about democracy is that it is  government of the people by the people and for the people, as against autocracy in A.D.P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My decision to return to my base the All  Progressive Congress ( A.P.C) today is because I have critically examined the platform on which I can contribute my quota to the developmnent of my dear state, and most importantly where the interest of my numerous supporters can be protected, cum a platform that has the love of the Ekitis in mind”. He declared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recieving him to the party, Party Chieftain, Chief Biodun Akin Fasae welcomed him back to his former base and promised him level playing ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He described his defection as moral boost to the party candidate’s victory come June 18 and congratulated him for joining the winning team.

 

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

 

 

The media office of the former governor of Rivers State and presidential aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that Nigeria’s apex court (Supreme Court ) today ruled on the appeal filed by Amaechi against the Rivers State Government on the Justice Omereji Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

 

 

 

The Supreme Court in dismissing the Appeal however pronounced that the function of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was mere investigative, that nobody, neither Amaechi nor anyone else, was on trial before the panel.

 

 

 

In a statement sent to Vanguard, Amaechi’s media office stated that “The Supreme Court ruling vindicates the former Governor of Rivers State. The apex court was categorical and clear that Amaechi was not on trial. The implication of this is that any indictment from the Commission is null and void and cannot stand.

 

 

 

“With this judgment, Amaechi has been vindicated and cleared him of all purported or alleged indictment by the Governor Wike’s Commission. It has been further settled that the decisions/recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and subsequent White Paper issued by the State Government are not a conviction or indictment and cannot stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“From the onset, it was obvious to any discerning mind that the Commission was set up to embarrass, denigrate and humiliate Amaechi. The apex court judgment today, further buttressed this stance. A Commission purportedly set up to investigate past financial transactions was a Commission to personally witch-hunt Amaechi.”

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has won the just concluded APC governorship primaries

 

Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

The incumbent Governor was declared winner as his main contenders; Hon. Sani Jaji, and Hon. Abdul Malik Garba Gajam withdrew from the race moments before the highly rancor free election.

 

Delegates from 14 Local Government Areas of the state were thoroughly screened by the security operatives before being granted access to the Zamfara State township stadium the venue of the event to perform the all important role.

 

Our Reporter gathered that all the APC leaders in the State all unanimously endorsed Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle’s unopposed victory so also the former Governor of the State Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari was heard saying “APC is the only known party to the good people of Zamfara state.

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SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

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Youth Organization hails Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Second Term Endorsement

SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

…Governor’s Opponents Failed To Meet Screening Requirements, Disqualified Before Primaries – Electoral Cmtte

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 1,170 delegate votes in his favour, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the governorship primaries of Lagos State’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the party’s standard bearer in the 2023 general election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The party members defied the downpour that marred the exercise held on Thursday at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan; they filed under the rain and cast their votes to approve the Governor’s second term ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral process commenced at 12:33pm with the arrival of the chairman of the Lagos Gubernatorial Primaries Committee led by the former Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Adamu Shettima Yuguda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral committee’s arrival was followed by immediate accreditation of delegates across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the 1,225 delegates expected to participate in the primaries, the electoral committee accredited 1,198 delegates seated at the venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exercise was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dispatched from the commission’s headquarters to monitor the primaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before voting commenced, Shettima explained the modalities adopted by the electoral committee on how the delegates would cast their ballots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said: “This exercise we are conducting here is to renew the mandate of the APC government in Lagos. We bring greetings from our national secretariat. Lagos is an APC state, no other party should be allowed to govern the State because our party has done extremely well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lagos is very important to APC, because the next president is most likely to emerge from this State. This exercise is important, no matter how long we are here, we must be patient because this is what the electoral laws mandate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1:03pm, accredited delegates filed out to vote according to their Local Government Areas. There were five delegates each from 245 wards across the 20 federally registered LGAs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The voting was temporarily disrupted by the downpour. When the rains subsided, the delegates came out again to vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 3:35pm, the voting ended and sorting of the cast ballots began immediately. Then, the electoral committee chairman declared vote counting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 1,182 votes were cast during the primaries; 1,170 valid votes were in favour of Sanwo-Olu, while 12 votes were invalid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having garnered the highest votes, Shettima returned Sanwo-Olu as winner of the process, stressing that two other aspirants who were supposed to contest in the primaries had been disqualified by the party’s screen committee prior to the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspirant disqualified are Abdulhameed Olorunfemi Mustapha and Wale Oluwo.

Reacting to the outcome of the primaries, Sanwo-Olu dedicated the victory to all party members, describing them as the main winners of the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor said the outcome of the exercise was a “loud and clear” message from the party delegates, noting that his victory was the first leg of the success being expected by the State chapter of APC. He said the party leadership would not divert all its energy to win the APC presidential ticket for the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanwo-Olu said: “Having thanked all our party faithful, the bigger appreciation goes to all Lagosians irrespective of the side they lean. This victory is for all residents who have supported us on this journey we started four years ago. What we witnessed this evening is an affirmation that the good work we have been doing should continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is the assurance we are taking to the general elections and we will ensure that we don’t fail. With all sense of responsibility, there are still a lot more that Lagosians should be expecting from us across all facets of governance. The confidence reposed in us will not be betrayed. We pray that God gives us the energy to take Lagos to a level that will reflect the aspiration of all Lagosians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other members of the Gubernatorial Primaries Committee who were at the exercise are the Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Bashir, Tilewa Sijuwade, Hon. Bola Imolehin and Stella Okotete.

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