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Labour party tells president buhari to call Lagos state APC to order

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Labour party tells president buhari to call Lagos state APC to order

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

Labour party tells president buhari to call Lagos state APC to order

 

The Chairman of Lagos State Labour Party (LP), Comrade Kayode Ezekiel Salako has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police and other relevant security agencies to call Lagos State APC to order over incessant harassment of Labour Party in the state.

Salako made this call on Tuesday at a press conference to unveil the 24-man Executive Committee of Labour Party in Lagos State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, APC doesn’t have monopoly of political operations in the state and this is to appeal to them to allow us free playing ground to run our campaigns and affairs under the dictates of the law in the state.

“We have been receiving treats and warning messages that we will not be allowed to operate in the state, and that Lagos State is an APC state, so no other political party would be allowed to run campaigns in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hereby appeal to the President to intervene to allow us access to unhindered operations in Lagos state, as Nigeria is a democratic state and LP has the right to operate anywhere across the country just like other political parties.

Salako also reminded the ruling party in the state, not to forget that the state was also an apposition state in the country for a long time, before winning the general elections of 2014, and PDP throughout its 16 years long rule, did not hinder, or stop them from operating in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting the excos to the media, Salako noted that the mission of Labour Party in the State is to rebrand the party for social appeal, prominence and wider national acceptance, and more importantly to form the next government in the State, and by extension, work assiduously to galvanize bandwagon of support to emancipate Nigerians, who are already weary with the untold hardship, frustration and insecurity in the country, by taking over government at the centre when LP candidate, Mr. Peter Obi wins the presidential election come February, 2023.

‘Nigerians are sure, tired and angry about the way and manner their country, is being plunged more and more into miserable state, by the governing ineptitude of the two dominant political parties in the country, so they have made up their minds to vote for my party, the Labour Party in 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is the only viable and assuring third force option Nigerians have right now. If they failed to vote out the APC in 2023, then they would continue suffer in Nigeria’.

He further opined that there’s not faction of LP in Lagos, that the 24-man exco led by him is the authentic, constitutionally and legally constituted executive committee by the national body led by national chairman, Julius Abure and general secretary, Alhaji Umar Faruk Ibrahim. “There is no faction of Lagos State Labour Party, any other faction; group or system doesn’t have recognition of Labour Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ‘Team Lagos’ is a 24-man dully constituted executive committee by the national body, and the only reason a faction can exist is if the party does not have a constituted national body’, he said.

The executive committee as constituted and recognize by INEC are, Olukayode Ezekiel Salako, Chairman, Chief Seyi Sowunmi, Deputy Chairman; Engr. Adeola Adebanjo, Deputy Chairman; Mr. Lanre Adenuga, Deputy Chairman; Oloye Adegboyegba Adeniji, Deputy Chairman, Mr. Ayinla, Deputy State Chairman; Chief Tony Obi, Deputy State Chairman and Chief Joseph Onurah 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; Mrs. Olubunmi Odesanya, 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 Morah Auditor; Lady Funke Awolowo, Jennifer Ukachi, Past. Mrs. Dayo Ekong and Alhaja Medina Balogun, Deputy State Woman Leaders; and Osita Joseph, Assistant State Youth Leader.
Educationist cum political analyst and activist, Kayode Salako further reiterated that Nigerians are angry, insecurity has become the order of the day, while the President currently seems asleep, but that the Labour Party is here to wake him up from his slumber, through the social will of the Nigerian people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The grace of God has come down upon LP, through our Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, who has the mandate to reengineer the affairs of this country and reposition it for economic prosperity and security stability.

“In February next year, as the chief OBI-dient Nigerian, I will definitely be useful to Nigeria with my PVC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to use your PVC wisely, because we cannot continue to dwell in this leadership ineptitude and carefree attitude to governance and plight of the Nigerian masses.” He said.

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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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