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Ishi-Ozalla Endorses Frank Nweke Jr

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Nweke Jr greeting the crowd at Ishi-Ozalla

*Rise up and take back Enugu from the PDP. That is the new APGA slogan coined by it’s gubernatorial candidate , Frank Nweke Jr.

Frank Nweke Jr, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has charged citizens of Enugu State, both home and in the diaspora, to rise up and take back the state from the ruling People’s Democratic Party. Nweke, who has been on an intensive pre-campaign consultations, made this call during a consultative visit with the five autonomous communities in Ishi-Ozalla, Nkanu West Council Area of Enugu State on Wednesday, September 28.

Frank Nweke Jr addressing the crowd at Ishi-Ozalla

The former Minister of Information charged the people to understand the issues at stake and to see their support for APGA as a pursuit of a better standard of living for themselves and for their children. He explained that the theme of his campaign, “Arise, Let’s Rebuild Enugu,” was carefully selected as a call for everyone to play a part in taking back Enugu from the claws of the Peoples Democratic Party who have delivered nothing but bad governance in the past seven years. According to him, the 2023 election is a fight for the collective progress of ndị Enugu and that he stands prepared in every kind of way to assist the people in bringing down a dysfunctional PDP structure that has held the state down.

 

Affirming their desire to change the system of governance in the state come 2023, Chief Chidozie Onovo, President-General of Okorouba Progressive Union, Ozalla, said that this would be the first real election in Enugu State as there had been no worthy opposition to PDP’s misrule until Frank Nweke Jr emerged as the candidate of APGA. He assured the APGA governorship-hopeful of their support for him and their commitment to work for the establishment of good governance in the state. Nweke, whose message of rebuilding Enugu is beginning to gain wide acceptance, also commissioned the new APGA Ward office in Ozalla, celebrating the local team for their commitment in seeing that APGA emerges victorious come March 2023.

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Islamic Cleric Justifies APC Muslim-Muslim Presidential Ticket

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An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Daimagoro, has said that there is nothing wrong in the pairing of a Muslim candidate with another Muslim deputy candidate adopted by the All Progressives Congress in its presidential ticket for the 2023 election.

 

Danmaigoro, while speaking at a prayer session organised in honour of Kwara state governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq, in Ilorin on Monday cited the recent election of two Christians as governor and deputy governor in Osun State, which he noted as an attestation to the propriety of the Muslim- Muslim presidential ticket of the APC.

Danmaigoro noted that the people of Osun State jettisoned religious sentiments by voting for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Christian-Christian ticket in the governorship election.

 

“If there is nothing wrong in the people of Osun State voting for the PDP’s Christian-Christian ticket, then there is nothing wrong in Nigerians supporting the presidential candidate of the APC and his running mate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kassim Shettima who are both Muslims.

“What should be paramount in the minds of Nigerians is the election of capable hand as the nation’s next president and Tinubu has all it takes to make Nigeria great again,” the cleric said.

 

Though the event was meant to mark the birthday of a former Commissioner in the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commision, AlhAbdulHameed Sambo, it was turned to a prayer ground for both Governor AbdulRazaq and Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.

Dignitaries that graced the event included the special Adviser on Strategy to Kwara State governor, Saadu Salahu; a former state lawmaker, Barr. Bamidele Aluko; the chairman of Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dr AbdulKadir Sambaki; APC stalwart, Alh. Baba Adefalu; Brigadier- General Agbabiaka; and a retired permanent secretary in the state, Alhaja Mopelola AbdulRahman; amongst others.

 

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Adeleke Makes First Appointments As Osun Governor

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The newly sworn-in Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, made his first appointment as he named Rasheed Olawale as his Chief Press Secretary.

Adeleke also approved the appointment of Kazeem Akinleye as his Chief of Staff and Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the State Government.

The appointments, according to the governor, take immediate effect.

Adeleke, who was sworn in on Sunday froze all government accounts and also reversed the state’s name from the State of Osun to Osun State.

The ‘Dancing Senator’ as he is called accused his predecessor Gboyega Oyetola of taking some malicious actions against him including the appointment of permanent secretaries.

Adeleke thus ordered the “immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions. Immediate establishment of a panel to carry out an inventory and recover all government assets. An immediate establishment of a panel to review all appointments and major decisions of the immediate past administration taken after the 17th of July 2022.

“An immediate reversal to the constitutionally recognised name of our state, Osun State. All government insignia, correspondences, and signages should henceforth reflect Osun State rather than State of Osun which is unknown to the Nigerian constitution.”

 

Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the governorship election in July floored Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who sought reelection as governor. The PDP candidate won 17 of the 30 local government and was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

The APC candidate has since dragged the winner to the election tribunal over alleged electoral malfeasance.

 

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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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