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Ekiti Governor Appoints Eight Special Advisers

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Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the appointment of eight special advisers.

 

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, announced this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

 

He said the appointments were made to give the new administration the desired solid foundation and move the state forward.

 

He explained that the new special advisers were of cabinet rank.

 

Oyebode gave the names of the new appointees as Mr Niyi Adebayo, Budget, Economic Planning, and Performance Management; Mrs Tayo Adeola, Investment, Trade, and Industry.

Others are: Ebenezer Boluwade, Agriculture and Food Security; Kofoworola Aderiye, Education, Science and Technology; Chief Jide Awe, Political and Inter-Party Affairs; Tope Ogunleye, Bureau of Special Project; Seun Fakuade, Governance, Reforms and Innovation; and Yinka Oyebode, Media and Strategy/Chief Press Secretary.

 

Oyebode said the governor urged the appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to contribute their time, talent, and expertise to the overall development of the state.

He said they would be sworn-in on Friday.

 

Oyebode also disclosed that General Ebenezer Ogundana had been re-appointed as Security Adviser to the Governor, with immediate effect.

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BREAKING: Appeal Court Upholds Bwacha, Binani’s Governorship Candidacy

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The Court of Appeal in Yola on Thursday upheld the governorship candidacy of All Progressives Congress candidates, Emmanuel Bwacha and Aisha Binani for Taraba and Adamawa states respectively.

The Appeal Court set aside a ruling by the High Court nullifying their candidacy and ordered that their names be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the APC governorship candidates for both states.

 

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“Enugu North Constituency Has Been Fatherless For The Past 4 Years” – Hon. Nwababy

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Enugu North Constituency Has Suffered The Most Under PDP administration – Hon. Nwababy.

 

‘After 4 Years Of PDP Rule, Enugu North Constituency Has Become An Orphan with no direction or focus, APGA Enugu North Constituency candidate opines.

“I go About On Keke, I Feel Your Pain And Know How To Represent You.

Hon Bethel Chukwuemeka Agu, alias Nwababy, candidate of The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA for the Enugu North House Of Assembly Constituency has pledged to make politics a grassroot affair as he continues his campaign trail.

Hon. Nwababy Addressing Stakeholders At Grassroot Campaign

Delivering his speech during his courtesy call on stakeholders of the Old Boys Association Of Iva Valley, Ward 12, Hon. Nwababy challenged the residents and voters of Ward 12 to list any positive result they can remember that was implemented by their current representative under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Addressing prominent members of the Ward, the APGA hopeful lamented that there has been no adequate representation of Enugu North Constituency in governance.

” None of you can point to a single infrastructure or policy that has been pushed or passed by your representative from the PDP.

” We need new water bill, household bill initiative and public school initiatives. I am one of you, I don’t have a flashy car, I go around on motorized tricycle (Keke) so I feel the hardship of the people first hand. I know how to represent you..

Chairman of the Old Boys Association Iva Valley, Ozo Ochi, thanked Hon. Bethel Chukwuemeka Agu for his role in society and his contribution in making Iva Valley a safe and habitable place for both indigens and non-indigens to cohabit peacefully.

The President General of Iva Valley, Hon. Christian in his remark, assured the APGA hopeful of hundred percent support in the forthcoming elections

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BREAKING: ESCSEG Endorses Frank Nweke Jr. For Governor, Promises Widespread Sensitization

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Enugu State Citizen Support for Equity and Good Governance, a Sociopolitical Group in Enugu State has endorsed Frank Nweke Jr as their preferred candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Enugu State.

The group, known for championing good governance and sensitising citizens across the State to participate in the political process said they had done a careful study of the state of Enugu and the candidates, and concluded that Frank Nweke Jr was the best person to occupy the Government house.

The State Coordinator, Comrade Emma Onwe (Onyedozi) said he was certain that they had chosen to support the right person and the group would throw their full structure behind him.

“We believe that Enugu will get it right this time. We have never had real elections in Enugu but we are thankful for the new electoral act and how things are looking up.

“We have spent months sensitising people to come out and cast their votes. Our votes will count and we have chosen to give it to the most competent person and that is Frank Nweke Jr”

The event also featured a short drama piece by the women arm of the group, rousing the people of Enugu to come out en masse and vote for Frank Nweke Jr and APGA.

Addressing the audience of over a thousand people, the governorship candidate thanked them for taking the responsibility to play their part in the political process, reiterating that Leadership and Followership is a shared responsibility and the key to maintaining accountability in government.

He went on to share his plans for Enugu State if elected as governor, enumerating reasons why they had made the right choice by endorsing him.

“The 2023 election is our opportunity to change the way the government is run. I will show the people of Enugu that my word can be trusted. When I say I will ensure accountability in government and put an end to pilfering, ndi Enugu can trust me to deliver on it” he stated.

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