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UNDEFEATED: ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU, THE ODD MAN OUT

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UNDEFEATED: ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU, THE ODD MAN OUT

UNDEFEATED: ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU, THE ODD MAN OUT?

 

 

UNDEFEATED: ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU, THE ODD MAN OUT

He is an accountant by education and training, an ex-Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ex-governor, and current presidential candidate for the All progressives Congress in Nigeria.

Since 1992, he has consistently bestrode the political landscape – first becoming a senator (undisputed) who then yielded his already guaranteed senate presidency to Iyorchaa Ayu (a Northerner), in the interest of a Southern presidency and Christians (as both the presidential candidate – MKO Abiola, and Vice presidential candidate, Babagana Kingibe, of the SDP were muslim). With the return of democracy to Nigeria, he then became a first term Governor (undebatable), a second time governor (unbeaten) and now, a presidential candidate in the 2023 Nigerian presidential Elections (Still undefeated).

 

 

 

 

He has never had to rely on court judgment for electoral wins. Never been impeached in office under any guise. He also laid the foundation for West Africa’s most sustainable sub-national government, Lagos. One key thing has stood out: he has never lost an election with his name on the ballot. That’s why many consider him a force to be reckoned with.

He was amongst those at the forefront of fighting for democracy under military rule whilst he was in Nigeria, and later in exile. Yet, after democracy returned to Nigeria, he still remained at the forefront of entrenching democratic principles – championing many of the wins for constitutional democracy which States are enjoying today, by challenging the federal Government on various constitutional matters.

 

 

 

 

 

He co-orchestrated the biggest political upset in Nigeria’s history by forming an alliance of parties that dislodged the then ruling PDP who had boastfully claimed they will rule Nigeria forever.

He has been hounded, slandered, thoroughly investigated by various governments, yet has come out unscathed each and every time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sworn advocate of true federalism, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was recently nicknamed, #CityBoy – a name that came from his significant effort that laid the foundation for transforming Lagos into one of Africa’s few megacities, not just in name and population alone but also in terms of infrastructure!

It can thus be said that in the last 30 years in Nigeria’s political landscape, few have had a similar ability to effortlessly deliver governance or come close to the political dexterity of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In conclusion, the Jagaban of Borgu, Lion of Bourdillon, the Asiwaju of Nigeria has arrived and only the bravest or most committed gamblers would bet against him now.

 

 

 

 

 

James Okechukwu, a political analyst writes from Abuja

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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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