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KAYODE SALAKO, FOLUKE DARAMOLA’S HUSBAND NAMED LAGOS STATE LABOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN

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KAYODE SALAKO, FOLUKE DARAMOLA’S HUSBAND NAMED LAGOS STATE LABOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN

KAYODE SALAKO, FOLUKE DARAMOLA'S HUSBAND NAMED LAGOS STATE LABOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN

In a bid to strengthen grip on southwest, the National leadership of Labour Party has appointed Mr. Kayode Ezekiel Salako as Lagos State Chairman of the party.

In a letter sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the party said the appointment is in consideration of the expiration of tenure of the current Caretaker Committee in Lagos State, vis-à-vis the state of affairs of the party and conscious of the urgent need to reposition the party in the state for effective service, has resolved to appoint a Caretaker Committee for Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

The letter which read in part further said, by this appointment, they are expected to provide effective leadership for our Party, by ensuring its growth and development in terms of membership drive, providing a voice for the voiceless, canvassing alternative government policies in line with our philosophy and ideology as well as prepare the party for the extraordinary convention of the party, which shall be coming up in few weeks time.

Kayode Ezekiel Salako is a political analyst, educationist, human rights crusader and grassroots political titan of many years in the country. The audaciously brilliant proprietor of Bosworth International Schools, is the husband of Nollywood thespian and movie producer, Fouke Daramola Salako.

 

 

 

 

 

Kayode, no doubt, is a square peg in a square hole; he has the drive and requisite intellect to drive Labour Party to consciousness in Lagos State, across the southwest and beyond.

At a time when its becoming obvious that the Labour Party, as the national third force political party, is all set to benefit the 2023 general election with the leading two political parties engulfed with credibility problems, it is a wise decision by the party to cash in on vibrant and industrious youths and prime age Nigerians to drive its campaigns across the country and work to build its structures, which is expedient for the task of the general election ahead, and Kayode Salako is one of such credible, prime age, youthfully hearted and resourceful politicians around.

 

 

 

 

Some executive members appointed alongside Kayode Salako and communicated to INEC are Chief Seyi Sowunmi, Deputy Chairman; Engr. Adeola Adebanjo, Deputy Chairman; Mr. Lanre Adenuga, Deputy Chairman; Mr. Ayinla, Deputy State Chairman; Chief Tony Obi, Deputy State Chairman; Mrs. Olubuni Odesanya, Deputy Chairman and Mr. Lanre Adenuga, Deputy Chairman.

Others are Okpala Sam Emeka, Secretary; Mrs. Yetunde Adedayo, State Organizing Secretary; Barr. Abass Ibrahim, State Legal Adviser; Mrs. Titi Oworu, State Woman Leader; Mr. Egbewole Adewole, State Treasurer; Chief Joseph Onuorah, State Publicity Secretary and Adesegbe Ehigiator, Youth Leader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completing the assemblage of this ebullient committee are Michael Ogunbor, State Financial Secretary; Laura Tolulope Ogunsola, Assistant State Youth Leader, Ijeoma Anele, Assistant State Secretary; Ebuka Auditor; Lady Funke Awolowo (Pastor) Mrs. Dayo Ekong and Alhaja Medina Balogun, Deputy State Woman Leaders; and Osita Joseph, Assistant State Youth Leader.

The appointment according to the letter signed by the party’s National Chairman, Barr. Julius Abure and National Secretary, Alhaji Umar Faroul Ibrahim, is for three months in line with the provision of the party’s constitution.

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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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