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Kayode Salako: MY MISSION IS TO PRESENT ACCEPTABLE GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE TO LAGOSIANS

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Kayode Salako: MY MISSION IS TO PRESENT ACCEPTABLE GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE TO LAGOSIANS

Kayode Salako

 

Making sure we present the right governorship candidate to Lagosians for the 2023 election in Lagos, and if opportunity permits, historically go into the election and win for my party, may be my first, and the last mission to achive as the chairman of the Labour Party in Lagos State.

I am not here primarily for all the pecuniary gains of it. If that is the primary aim, I won’t be here around this time, but to now start running the party well; reorganize it; rebuild it; reposition it, build viable structures across the state, and now start winning elections for the party.

 

 

 

 

I am not here to do it the way things were being done before. I do not have the mentality of doing things anyhow, or the regular way.

Yes! Every human being needs all the money. But all those benefits will come, when my party is in power someday very soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My avowed mission, therefore, is for my party to now start running well and winning elections.

The labour party is like a commodity product in the hand of my exco. It is not a new product in the market, but one the Lagos/Nigerian market has not been patronising, for a long time it has been existing in the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have resolved to rebrand and relaunch the product through a ceremonial means, so that we can represent it again for the social visibility appeal and acceptance of Nigerians, and by extension the world.

We have set up a committee to plan and organize an world class occasion, where we are going to be relaunching the Lagos Labour party to the acceptance and patronage of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But, for me, I am going to be rebuilding and running the party to win elections.

If a political party cannot be winning elections, it is a useless political party. And that is why a lot of political parties in the country are no where in the scheme of things in the polity, simply because they are not winning elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winning elections is what has made Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki and co. to be the prominent Nigerians and power brokers they are in the country today.

I also want to run my party well to win elections, so that I can be like them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is when my party runs well, that it could win elections, it is when it wins elections, it could be in power. It is when it is in power, it could form government to be in control of the resources of the state.

It is when my party is in control of the resources of the state, that it could start existing and enjoying all the benefits of paraphernalia of governments, the way the people in APC and PDP and co. are in charge of it right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Mission is to do things right for the Lagos Labour Party. My vision is to make my party the next ruling party in Lagos State.

I am happy I have beautiful people on our state exco. team, who have resolved to stand with me all the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been working together like a family and that is the operational spirit of oneness that will take our great party to the promised land.

I am simply here to rebuild the party and start using it as a tool for electoral victories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know that Lagos is one of the most challenging state to play opposition politics in the country, but with the grace of God on my side and the annointing of God on my destiny, I and my team members would deliver my party as the next ruling party in Lagos come 2023.

I reiterate, my mission as the chairman of Labour Party in Lagos is to make my party the next ruling party in the state.

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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

Abiodun Abudu-Balogun

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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