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Disgraced! Amosun, Akeredolu Barred From APC NEC Meeting, Turned To Observers

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The duo of the former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and the incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu were reportedly given the disgrace of their lives as they were turned to observers at the last National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which held last Friday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
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Sources at the crucial meeting revealed that the two top politicians were so treated based on their alleged anti-party activities in the 2019 General Elections.
It will be recalled that while ex-governor Amosun fielded a candidate from the Alliance Peoples Movement (APM) for the governorship election in Ogun State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State allegedly highjacked and diverted money meant for election in the state for Action Alliance.
We were informed that the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had protested the presence of Akeredolu and ex-governor Amosun at the meeting.
Oshiomhole reportedly insisted that Amosun and Akeredolu were not invited since they, like former governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, were still under suspension and that no invitation was extended to them for the meeting.
Sources added that after much pleading,  they were later allowed to stay to listen to the allegations against them.
Reliable sources revealed further that the leadership of the party were of the opinion that the likes of Amosun, Akeredolu and Okorocha should be punished for working for some other parties during the last election.
It will be recalled that Amosun fielded Hon. Abdulkadir Adekunle Akinlade from APM as the governorship candidate of Ogun State, when he was still a member of the APC and even contested for the Ogun Central senatorial seat under the APC, which took the open pleading  and ward tours by APC leader, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, for him to win.
Amosun, it will also be recalled, went on air for about four hours, where several radio stations hooked to the transmission, to promote Akinlade’s candidature in the election.
The former governor, observers recalled, was adamant to all the pleas of the party to sheat his swords and work for the candidate of the APC in the election, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, but that he remained adamant till the end of the election.
On his part, former governor Rochas Okorocha supported his in-law, Mr. Henry Nwosu as governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, while he contested for a senatorial seat under the APC.
The party was said to have regretted the loss of the Presidential election in Ondo State due to the anti-party activities of the Party Leader and the State Chairman of the Party.
We were informed that the party ratified the suspension of Amosun, Akeredolu, and Rochas Okorocha from the party until when a Committee to be set up submits its report about their activities.
The party, we gathered agreed to subsequently conduct party primaries through direct primaries, and passed a vote of confidence on its chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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LAGOS HAS LOST A COMMITTED PATRIOT’, SANWO-OLU REACTS TO SEN. MUNIR MUSE’S DEATH

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the death of the former lawmaker representing Lagos Central in the National Assembly, Sen. Munir Adekunle Muse, as “broken news” to the nation, saying the State woke up on Tuesday to an “awful reality” of the passing of the elder statesman.

The late Muse, who was a one time chairman of Apapa Local Government Area, passed on in the early hours of Tuesday. He was 81.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the death of the elder statesman was a huge loss to Lagos for which the octogenarian, the Governor said, committed his time, resources and effort to build during his lifetime.

The Governor extolled the virtues of the late politician, whom he described as “a dedicated democrat with balanced progressive outlook”. Despite his withdrawal from active politics occasioned by his old age, Sanwo-Olu said the deceased was always in touch with leaders across the State to offer valuable contributions towards development.

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The statement reads: “This morning, Lagos State woke up to the awful reality of the demise of a committed Lagosian, youth development enthusiast and elder statesman, Sen. Munir Adekunle Muse. For us, this is a broken news because the late former federal lawmaker passed away at a time his wealth of experience in corporate administration and political leadership was desired to guide our steps towards taking our dear State to another level of development.

“Having served in the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) for more than 30 years, the late Sen. Muse retired to serve Lagos, first as community leader and council chairman in Apapa, then as a respected federal lawmaker. His sterling leadership quality earned him respect across the State and beyond. He was the stabilising factor behind the lasting peace enjoyed by members of the Lagos chapter of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON).

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“A devout Muslim and committed family man, Sen. Muse was gentle to a fault and not known to be cantankerous. Rather than engage in needless complaint, he believed in underground strategy to achieve results. His death is a huge loss to Lagos in particular, and the nation in general.”

“On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos, I commiserate with the family of the late distinguished man, Senator Munir Muse.”

“I pray that the almighty Allah will admit the deceased into Aljana Firdaus and grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.” Sanwo-Olu said.

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Anniversary: Obasa Congratulates Buhari, Sanwo-Olu

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The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has congratulated both President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on their fifth-year and first-year in office respectively.

Obasa in his congratulatory message to mark May 29, 2020, the day President Buhari and Governor Sanwo-Olu were inaugurated to their respective offices for their fifth and first terms, said both have kept faith with the people.

“The President has been able to pull the country back from precipice that it was almost falling in 2015.

“Today, in the areas of insecurity, economy and war against corruption, the country may not be where it should be, but it has certainly left where it was five years ago.

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“Your purposeful leadership in the last five years has steered the country in the right direction,” the Speaker said.

Obasa also used the occasion of the fifth year anniversary of the president to thank him once again for signing the Executive Order 10, which grants financial autonomy to state legislatures and state judiciaries.

“Let me also use this occasion to congratulate our governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on his first year anniversary in government.

“You have proved to the doubting Thomases that you are actually the man for the job,” he said.

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Obasa said Governor Sanwo-Olu came prepared for the job with his six-point agenda referred to as THEMES, which is an acronym for, Transportation and Traffic Management; Health and Environment; Education and Technology; Making Lagos a 21st century economy and Entertainment and Tourism.

“Mr. Governor’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic which has been applauded both nationally and internationally is also a true testimony your leadership qualities.

“On behalf of members and staff of Lagos House of Assembly, I wish both President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu a resounding success in their remaining years in office,” Obasa said.

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#SouthernKaduna: ‘I’m Am Not Your Governor-Hadiza El-Rufai Fires Back

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Hadiza El-Rufai, the wife of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has replied to those who criticised her for celebrating her Twitter followership.

Recall that the woman had been slammed for not commenting on the lingering crisis in Southern Kaduna but coming on Twitter to celebrate having 80, 000 followers.

Reacting to her critics, Mrs. El-Rufai fired a silent, but powerful salvo, telling her critics that she is not their Governor. According to her, she is only married to a governor but is not part of the government.

”Did any of you see “First Lady” in my bio? My TL is for language, humour and other light-hearted issues. I don’t tweet about serious matters like governance and politics. Though I’m married to a governor I’m not a part of government. I swore no oath,”she tweeted

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