Odunmbaku ‘Baba Eto’: A Cardinal Of Lies (Opinion)
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR unequivocally declares, “Baba Eto: gbogbo Owo Adura loti koje tan, iwa e ni, mo ti mo pelu e (Baba Eto is a fraud, it is his nature, I know him as such),” offering a candid assessment of Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku, also known as Baba Eto.
The greatest sin in Islam is attributing another god with Allah watahallah, while in politics, the greatest sin is anti-party.
The Central Working Committee of The Mandate Movement, TMM, responds with regret to the misleading statements from Baba Eto, a figure we respect as a father and leader. Despite past collaborative successes, recent alliances have prompted Baba Eto to embrace falsehoods, casting shadows on his credibility.
In his recent remarks, he tagged BATCO Mandate as people who do not desire the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, doing so with no iota of evidence.
Contrary to Eto’s claims, BATCO Mandate played a vital role in campaigning for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR during the 2023 elections. The Mandate Movement emphasizes its rich history and the success associated with adopting the name Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organization (BATCO). The same BATCO Mandate was registered a campaign platform at the APC national secretariat sequel to the 2023 general elections.
The campaign activities of BATCO Mandate are well-documented, and we boldly say no other ICG in Lagos State matched our projects. Indeed, we lead, and others follow.
Baba Eto’s relentless pursuit of power, evident in his over 20-year tenure as Lagos State Mandate Movement Chairman, raises concerns. The group urges him to uphold truth, equity, and justice, rather than succumbing to lies, disunity, and greed.
Our advice to Baba Eto is to remain the elder he is, to cease disrupting the peace of The Mandate Movement.
If he has forgotten so soon, we will remind him of how he went to meet President Goodluck Jonathan and collected a substantial amount of money. Senator Musiliu Obanikoro can testify to this.
In Ekiti State, his wife contested under the Labour Party for governor, though she was later given a Commissioner. Baba Eto denied her when Asiwaju pointed at it, but the truth is that the woman is still Baba Eto’s consort.
In response to the garrulous talks, Baba Eto states, “President Tinubu never, at any time, in public or in private, condemned the activities of BATCO Mandate.” The two major groups in Lagos State All Progressives Congress, APC; The Mandate Movement and Justice Forum, were suspended at the GAC meeting for the Party to have a united front in the last general election.
Baba Eto is an egomaniac who publicly condemned Justice Forum and The Mandate Movement, claiming his group, Indomitable Solidarity Organization (ITSO), is the only sanctioned caucus in the state.
Baba Eto is in love with himself alone; his age-long strategy is not new to us. His target is the forthcoming local government election, where he is set to enrich himself by collecting money from aspirants with empty promises and cunningly lining up his children and girlfriends for public offices.
Baba Eto is holding onto The Mandate Movement properties as his own, wanting to personalize the movement as his personal property.
Baba Eto is also holding onto the Highway Managers’ contract, which belongs to The Mandate Movement. He is sitting on hectares of land that belong to the Mandate Movement in the Lekki peninsula.
At over 75 years of age, he’s fond of deploying his girlfriends at the campaign offices. At the last campaign office; Bola Ahmed Tinubu & Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu Independent Campaign Council, the mess created by his mistresses leaves a trail of embarrassment in the canvass of the outfit.
Chief Olu Arulogun,
Chairman of Chairmen,
The Mandate Movement [TMM]
MAKING AN IMPACT WITH CHORAL MUSIC, DR DK AND DR SHADE OLUKOYA SETS A NEW STANDARD
MAKING AN IMPACT WITH CHORAL MUSIC, DR DK AND DR SHADE OLUKOYA SETS A NEW STANDARD FOR CHILDREN IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACROSS LAGOS STATE.
For some weeks now the Dr. Dk and Dr. Mrs. Shade Olukoya Choral Competition for secondary schools in Lagos state has been on going, this is an event that discovers raw singing talents across the state, this competition is held Throughout the 6 educational district of the state and has featured over 164 participants from all the Lagos state educational districts both online and offline, with 14 participants emerging as the finalist.
On the 25th of February, the final competition will hold at the grace hall of the MFM INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS YABA LAGOS NIGERIA. it is not surprising that the pioneers of this one-of-a-kind life changing event is the General overseer of the mountain of fire and Miracle’s ministries worldwide DR. D.K OLUKOYA and his wonderful wife DR. SHADE OLUKOYA
This competition is put in place to discover great musicians at their prime and enable youngsters find their love in the music space while they win awesome cash prizes and other academic benefits.
The finals of this great event will take place on the 25th of February 2024 so come and be a part of history, this event is fully certified by the Lagos state government WATCH OUT YOUR STATE MAY BE NEXT.
Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos
*Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos*
Since Nigeria has been enmeshed in economic hardship that started after the removal of fuel subsidy last year, Primate Elijah Ayodele, a Nigerian prophet, has been practically taking several measures to alleviate Nigerians from penury through different philanthropic activities.
Long before fuel subsidy was removed, Primate Ayodele has always dedicated the first Sunday of every month for ‘food service’, a service where everyone would go home with packs of food items like Rice, Beans, Garri, crates of eggs, tubers of yam, and a token.
Immediately fuel subsidy was removed, Primate Ayodele doubled his effort by making food service almost every Sunday. He understood the effect of the fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians and as an influential personality in the country, he effectively played the role of a succor provider for the people.
As time went on, the federal government announced that it will release some funds for palliatives in order to reduce the impact of fuel subsidy removal which has turned out to become a full blown economic hardship. When the government came up with this idea, Primate Ayodele knocked down the idea and said it would be another means to embezzle funds because it won’t get to the right people.
These were his words,
’’The N8,000 palliative is corruption, I see nothing in the palliative and it will not reach out to the poor masses. Despite the fact that Mr President has signed it, it will not make any impact. The governors will use it for their selfish needs. The poor will not enjoy it at all.’’
‘’It will not be a blessing to the majority, the palliative is just a waste of time and energy, it cannot work for its purpose,’’
Ever since, Primate Ayodele proposed in his heart to teach the government how to effectively organize a palliative that will impact the people directly. Instead of merely talking, Primate Ayodele went ahead to organize a ‘palliative market’ where he sold food items for ridiculous prices.
The idea behind this palliative market was to purchase items at the exorbitant prices they are being sold for and sell to the people at cheap prices. The first edition which was held in November 2023 saw a bag of rice sold for less than N5,000. There were other items like beans, indomie, tubers of yam, garri, groceries, turkey, groundut oil sold for very ridiculous prices and this wasn’t opened to church members alone, people from distant places benefited from this initiative.
As if that wasn’t enough, again on Wednesday,14th Of February 2024 to celebrate his annual thanksgiving programme, Primate Ayodele held another edition of palliative market and sold a full bag of rice for N20,000. There were also different food items bought at exorbitant prices by the man of God and sold to the people at cheap prices.
While speaking at the palliative market, Primate Ayodele called on state governors to replicate the same palliative market initiative in their various states because of the economic hardship in the country. He explained that affordability of food will go a long way in reducing the impact of the hardship on citizens.
In response to Primate Ayodele’s actions and calls, it appears Lagos state government has keyed into the palliative market initiative with the announcement of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu on Thursday morning during a live interview session.
Given the rising cost of food and other staples, Mr Sanwo-Olu expressed the state government’s resolve to open more markets where residents can buy food items at discounted rates.
Specifically, the governor disclosed that plans have been concluded to open Sunday Markets in at least 42 identified markets across the state where residents will be able to buy food items at discounted price. “You will only be able to buy items worth up to N25,000,”
This is no doubt a welcome development and it vividly shows that state governments are now interested in doing the right thing for the benefit of the people. If other state governments follow suit, the impact of economic hardship would be reduced to its barest minimum.
Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State
Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State
Eze Oko Splendour, the Labour Party’s 2023 governorship candidate for Ebonyi State, has levelled serious allegations against the party’s former National Chairman, Julius Abure, in a statement released on Wednesday. Splendour accuses Abure of orchestrating a campaign of “criminality, deceit and manipulation” to deny him the governorship candidacy.
Following his victory in the party’s primaries, Splendour claims Abure pressured him to step down in favour of Edward Nkwegu Okereke, who had unsuccessfully contested the primaries for the All Progressives Congress (APC). When these efforts failed, Splendour alleges Abure resorted to forgery, fabricating a withdrawal letter bearing his forged signature and submitting it to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to facilitate an illegal substitution.
“I was left in utter shock when I eventually caught wind of the reprehensible actions of the former Chairman,” Splendour states in a speech he read at a press conference. He describes Abure’s actions as a “betrayal of trust” and a “brazen act of criminality” that undermines “internal party democracy, free and fair elections, and the rule of law.”
Splendour further claims that after pursuing legal action, the Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) recommended Abure’s prosecution. However, he expresses concern that the case has stalled, prompting him to appeal directly to the new Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi.
“The prosecution of Abure is not only a matter of justice but also a reaffirmation of our commitment to the principles of transparency, fairness and accountability in governance,” Splendour emphasizes. He urges Fagbemi to take swift action, highlighting the importance of holding those who attempt to manipulate elections accountable.
He concludes with a call for upholding the rule of law and ensuring no one is above it. While Abure has yet to respond to the allegations, Splendour’s accusations raise concerns about potential manipulation within the Labour Party and the integrity of electoral processes in Ebonyi State.
Also the party Governorship flag bearer in plateau state had his name removed and substituted by National Chairman, Julius Abure who allegedly forged his signature on purported letter of withdrawal.
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