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Road to 2023: Abiodun submits nomination form, expresses confidence of victory

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Road to 2023: Abiodun submits nomination form, expresses confidence of victory

…meets NWC members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday, submitted the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for his re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to the party leadership in Abuja.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun arrived at the venue around 3: 15p.m amid pomp and pageantry, waving flags and singing songs in praise of the governor who is seeking a second term in office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the governor, who submitted the forms to party officials at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, was accompanied by a large crowd, which included party stalwarts, elder statesmen and women, national assembly members, cabinet members, political associates, and supporters, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun, after submitting the nomination form, said that with the support from the masses, he was confident of victory during the March 11, 2023, governorship elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He added that his administration is committed to the delivery of real dividends of democracy in all aspects of life to all citizens of the Gateway State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somorin quoted Abiodun as saying that he is committed to providing qualitative governance to all residents of Ogun state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the statement, the governor said: “Today, I formally submitted my nomination and expression of interest forms to our party leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For the avoidance of doubt, I am running for a second term in office, and I have announced that I will be running with my deputy, Engr. (Mrs) Noimot Salako Oyedele.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are running on the records of our achievements in the last three years. We have been open, transparent, inclusive, accountable and brought dividends of democracy to every nook and cranny of Ogun State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We have put in place, a robust economic agenda, that is encapsulated in our ISEYA (Infrastructure, Social Welfare and Welfare and Wellbeing; Education, Youth Empowerment and Agriculture) developmental agenda and it has propelled all the various interventions that we’ve had in Ogun State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Despite COVID-19 and its constraints, we achieved landmark achievements across all sections for which we have received recognition globally. It gave us the opportunity to redouble our efforts and ensure that people can feel us meaningfully in all areas. We shall not rest on our oars. The future of the next generation is the foundation we are laying. All good hands must be on deck”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The governor appreciated the people for their understanding and loyalty, declaring “We will not take your support for granted. The next level is to consolidate in the gains so far made on infrastructural development, digital economy, on good roads, affordable housing, health care delivery, free, functional education, welfare services, employment and agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We will not develop one section of Ogun State at the expense of another. We will raise the bar of good governance, economic renaissance and individual prosperity of our people. So shall it, going forward”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team later paid a courtesy a courtesy call on the members of the National Working Committee comprising of the Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Abubakar Kyari, his South counterpart, Chief Emma Eneukwu, the vice chairman, (South West), Isaac Kekemike and the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor congratulated members of the NWC and informed them that he has added value to governance and making the state “perhaps the safest in the country”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are an incubation centre for high level labour in the country and we are growing that as the education capital of the country. We remain the investment capital of Nigeria. We are building the first truly agro-cargo airport at Ilishan…Indeed what we are building his an Aerotropolis.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking on behalf of the NWC National Secretary, Sen. Omisore applauded the good work of the governor and assure the team of a level-playing ground, the statement concluded.

 

 

 

Road to 2023: Abiodun submits nomination form, expresses confidence of victory

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

 

 

The media office of the former governor of Rivers State and presidential aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that Nigeria’s apex court (Supreme Court ) today ruled on the appeal filed by Amaechi against the Rivers State Government on the Justice Omereji Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

 

 

 

The Supreme Court in dismissing the Appeal however pronounced that the function of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was mere investigative, that nobody, neither Amaechi nor anyone else, was on trial before the panel.

 

 

 

In a statement sent to Vanguard, Amaechi’s media office stated that “The Supreme Court ruling vindicates the former Governor of Rivers State. The apex court was categorical and clear that Amaechi was not on trial. The implication of this is that any indictment from the Commission is null and void and cannot stand.

 

 

 

“With this judgment, Amaechi has been vindicated and cleared him of all purported or alleged indictment by the Governor Wike’s Commission. It has been further settled that the decisions/recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and subsequent White Paper issued by the State Government are not a conviction or indictment and cannot stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“From the onset, it was obvious to any discerning mind that the Commission was set up to embarrass, denigrate and humiliate Amaechi. The apex court judgment today, further buttressed this stance. A Commission purportedly set up to investigate past financial transactions was a Commission to personally witch-hunt Amaechi.”

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has won the just concluded APC governorship primaries

 

Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

The incumbent Governor was declared winner as his main contenders; Hon. Sani Jaji, and Hon. Abdul Malik Garba Gajam withdrew from the race moments before the highly rancor free election.

 

Delegates from 14 Local Government Areas of the state were thoroughly screened by the security operatives before being granted access to the Zamfara State township stadium the venue of the event to perform the all important role.

 

Our Reporter gathered that all the APC leaders in the State all unanimously endorsed Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle’s unopposed victory so also the former Governor of the State Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari was heard saying “APC is the only known party to the good people of Zamfara state.

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SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

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Youth Organization hails Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Second Term Endorsement

SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

…Governor’s Opponents Failed To Meet Screening Requirements, Disqualified Before Primaries – Electoral Cmtte

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 1,170 delegate votes in his favour, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the governorship primaries of Lagos State’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the party’s standard bearer in the 2023 general election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The party members defied the downpour that marred the exercise held on Thursday at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan; they filed under the rain and cast their votes to approve the Governor’s second term ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral process commenced at 12:33pm with the arrival of the chairman of the Lagos Gubernatorial Primaries Committee led by the former Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Adamu Shettima Yuguda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral committee’s arrival was followed by immediate accreditation of delegates across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the 1,225 delegates expected to participate in the primaries, the electoral committee accredited 1,198 delegates seated at the venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exercise was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dispatched from the commission’s headquarters to monitor the primaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before voting commenced, Shettima explained the modalities adopted by the electoral committee on how the delegates would cast their ballots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said: “This exercise we are conducting here is to renew the mandate of the APC government in Lagos. We bring greetings from our national secretariat. Lagos is an APC state, no other party should be allowed to govern the State because our party has done extremely well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lagos is very important to APC, because the next president is most likely to emerge from this State. This exercise is important, no matter how long we are here, we must be patient because this is what the electoral laws mandate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1:03pm, accredited delegates filed out to vote according to their Local Government Areas. There were five delegates each from 245 wards across the 20 federally registered LGAs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The voting was temporarily disrupted by the downpour. When the rains subsided, the delegates came out again to vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 3:35pm, the voting ended and sorting of the cast ballots began immediately. Then, the electoral committee chairman declared vote counting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 1,182 votes were cast during the primaries; 1,170 valid votes were in favour of Sanwo-Olu, while 12 votes were invalid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having garnered the highest votes, Shettima returned Sanwo-Olu as winner of the process, stressing that two other aspirants who were supposed to contest in the primaries had been disqualified by the party’s screen committee prior to the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspirant disqualified are Abdulhameed Olorunfemi Mustapha and Wale Oluwo.

Reacting to the outcome of the primaries, Sanwo-Olu dedicated the victory to all party members, describing them as the main winners of the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor said the outcome of the exercise was a “loud and clear” message from the party delegates, noting that his victory was the first leg of the success being expected by the State chapter of APC. He said the party leadership would not divert all its energy to win the APC presidential ticket for the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanwo-Olu said: “Having thanked all our party faithful, the bigger appreciation goes to all Lagosians irrespective of the side they lean. This victory is for all residents who have supported us on this journey we started four years ago. What we witnessed this evening is an affirmation that the good work we have been doing should continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is the assurance we are taking to the general elections and we will ensure that we don’t fail. With all sense of responsibility, there are still a lot more that Lagosians should be expecting from us across all facets of governance. The confidence reposed in us will not be betrayed. We pray that God gives us the energy to take Lagos to a level that will reflect the aspiration of all Lagosians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other members of the Gubernatorial Primaries Committee who were at the exercise are the Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Bashir, Tilewa Sijuwade, Hon. Bola Imolehin and Stella Okotete.

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