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Lawyer writes Gov Abiodun over Ogun APC primaries

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A Lagos based lawyer, Barr F S Daud has written the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun asking for his urgent intervention over the replacement of his client, one Osularu Olabanjo Muyiwa who was said to have won the All Progressives Congress (APC) Councilorship primaries for Ward 5, Iperu Remo, the governor’s home town but has now been replaced by one Hon Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed, the incumbent Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikenne local government.

Copies of Barr Daud’s petition dated June 28, 2021 and titled “Manipulation of result and unlawful replacement of Mr Osularu Olabanjo Muyiwa, the winner of APC Councilorship primaries for Ward 5, Iperu Remo, Ikenne local government with Mr Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed” were made available to newsmen at Abeokuta, the state capital on Monday.

Copies of the letter were also said to have been sent to the offices of the Deputy governor, the Speaker of the state assembly as well as that of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

The lawyer explained that going by the party’s directive to conduct Councilorship primaries ahead of the July 24 local government elections, the members of APC in Ward 5, Iperu Remo on May 20th came out with 21 leaders/ delagates to pick the councilorship candidate for the ward.

Barr. Daud explained that though there were initially seven aspirants but four of them later stepped down leaving three others, Mr Bakare Abolore, Waheed Osinaike and Osularu Olabanjo Muyiwa in the race.

He said Mr Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed, a former councilor for the ward and serving Vice-Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the local government was one of the aspirants that stepped down and was therefore honoured to be the Returning Officer, that is, the umpire for the primaries.

At the end of the exercise, Efuwape was said to have announced Osularu Olabanjo Muyiwa with 15 votes as the winner of the primaries while Waheed Osinaike came distant second with four votes and Bakare Abolore came third with no vote.

All the leaders and other aspirants were said to have appended their names and signatures to the document announcing the victory of Osularu Olabanjo Muyiwa while the same was also sent to the appropriate quarters of the party stating that he (Osularu) is the party’s flagbearer for Ward 5, Iperu in the forthcoming local government elections.

Barr Daud disclosed further that his client was however shocked to the marrow when on Thursday, June 24, the list of the councilorship candidates for the forthcoming local government elections surfaced on the social media and rather than his name as the Ward 5 Iperu councilorship candidate, the list bore the name of Mr Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed serving currently as the Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the local government.

The lawyer disclosed further that, though his client had written the state party structure to intervene over this crass corruption and unbearable injustice but nothing has been done.

He said this informed the decision to write the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for urgent intervention because the matter was already generating tension at the governor’s hometown and the party members may soon begin to drag themselves to court except the governor intervene on time.

Barr Daud said this unfortunate incident negated the strongly held view of the Supreme Court which says that aspirant who has the highest votes at the end of voting during the party’s primaries is deemed the candidate of such party for the election concerned and his or her name would be sent to the electoral body conducting the election.

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Nigerians,

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That On behalf of the Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians as we commemorate Democracy Day on this significant June 12. This day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective struggle for democracy and the relentless pursuit of justice and equity for all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate this historic day, we must acknowledge the immense challenges our nation continues to face. The socio-economic hardships, pervasive insecurity, and rising unemployment have left many Nigerians struggling to make ends meet. These challenges have tested our resilience and resolve as a people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We call on the government to prioritize the alleviation of these sufferings. It is imperative that our leaders take decisive and impactful actions to address these issues. Enhanced security measures, economic reforms, and policies that create job opportunities are essential steps toward a more prosperous and secure Nigeria. The well-being of the masses should always be at the forefront of governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these challenges, we encourage all Nigerians to remain steadfast and hopeful. Our strength lies in our unity and our unwavering belief in the promise of our nation. Let us continue to support one another and work together towards a brighter future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To our esteemed members of NBM of Africa, I urge you to remain law-abiding and uphold the values that our movement stands for. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the betterment of society must guide our actions. Let us lead by example and contribute positively to the communities in which we live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us remember that the journey to a fully realized democratic nation is ongoing. Our collective efforts, resilience, and determination will pave the way for a Nigeria where every citizen can thrive in peace and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!

 

With solidarity and hope,

 

Otunba Fola Ogunmefun

National Head, NBM of Africa Worldwide

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BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

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BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Veteran Nollywood actor, Dayo Adewunmi, popularly known as Sule Suebebe, is dead.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING! Popular Nollywood Actor, Sule Suebebe Is Dead

 

 

 

 

The Yoruba top actor died in the early hours of Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The news of his demise was broken on Wednesday by a popular Ibadan-based cleric, Pastor Ademola Amusan, a.k.a. Agbala Gabriel, in whose care the late thespian had been for some months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing Suebebe’s death, Agbala Gabriel wrote on his Facebook page, “It’s a pity, Baba Suebebe died at hospital this morning. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An undisclosed ailment brought the late actor in touch with Pastor Amusan who through his humanitarian outreach programme on Facebook page raised financial support for the deceased.

 

 

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Akubo Victoria Leads Kogi East Women In Solidarity Walk For Governor Usman Ododo

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The Senior Special Adviser to Kogi Governor on Youth and Women Mobilization, Akubo Victoria has led several women from Kogi East under the aegis of ‘Kogi East United Women’ in a solidarity walk for Governor Usman Ododo.

Akubo Victoria, who is the convener of the initiative, made it known that the walk is to declare support for the good works of the governor and appreciate him for the appointments he has given women in Kogi East.

She stated that for the first time, Kogi East were given two commissioners and that despite the fact that Governor Ododo is an Ebira man, he is regarded as their family because he has performed well since he became governor.

‘’I would give Ododo 100%, he has spent few months in office and for the first time, we have two commissioners from Kogi East that are women. We are not known for tribalism in Kogi East and despite the fact that our governor is in Ebira man, we see him as our family. We are here to tell our people that we love them and we are ready to work with them.’’

One of the members of Kogi East United Women, Comfort Onoja asserted that the time of election has elapsed and that there is need for everyone to deliberate on how to move forward. She called on all aggrieved parties to support the government of Usman Ododo.

‘’It is time for us to sit down and deliberate about what will come for us. We need development and of course there are aggrieved people but we want them to let it go, power belongs to God. It is time to come together because there is no time, we are not going to live in this world forever. Let us come together for the success of this present government.’’

The group were joyfully received by the Secretary to the state government.

 

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