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Election Victory: Obasa Greets Buhari, APC; Says Victory Shows Nigerians’ Desire To Move To Next Level

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress  (APC) on the resounding and well deserved victory recorded at the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) early this morning (Wednesday) declared President Buhari winner of the keenly contested election while the APC recorded absolute majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Rt. Hon. Obasa in his congratulatory message released on Wednesday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak, stated that the victory recorded by the President and the party has shown clear desire of Nigerians to be taken to the Next Level by the APC administration at all levels.
“It was a keenly contested election and we thank God for this well deserved victory. This is a clear indication of the desire of Nigerians to be taken to the Next Level by APC administration at all levels of governance,” the Speaker said.
He stated further that with the socio-economic progress achieved in the past four years by the APC administration at all levels of governance in the country, Nigerians, with the new mandate given to the party at the national level, have confirmed their support for the reform programmes of the President. “Nigerians have again trusted us with their mandate and I assure that we won’t disappoint,” he said.
Rt. Hon. Obasa commended INEC on its performance saying that commendations from local and international observers were confirmation of the transparency of the electoral process.
“Commendations from local and international observers have confirmed the commendable performance of the electoral process and I will give INEC a pass mark for its performance,” he said.
Rt. Hon. Obasa however called on Nigerians not to rest on their oars appealing to them to vote massively for the party’s candidates in the Governorship and State Assembly Elections coming up on Saturday, 9 March, 2019.
“We are grateful for your support and we assure you that the APC administration at all levels will not let you down as we will continue to put in place programmes and projects that will improve your standard of living and enhance your welfare.
“However, we will continue to ask for more support from you. Therefore,  I humbly appeal to you to come out enmasse on Saturday, 9 March, 2019 to vote for our candidates in the Governorship and State Assembly Elections all over the country. I want to particularly appeal to Lagosians to vote for all our candidates in the coming election.
“Once again, on behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly, I congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of our great party on this resounding and well deserved victory and I say let us do it again on Saturday, 9 March, 2019,” the Speaker said.
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Tinubu 2023 Presidency Would Be Illogical, Most Disruptive-Bode George

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The former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George has described a 2023 Tinubu presidency as illogical and most disruptive.

George said this during an interview with Punchng.com published on Sunday, February 16.

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“It would be the most illogical and most disruptive issue to have him (Tinubu) elected as President,” he said.

The PDP stalwart, who intends to contest the 2023 presidential election attacked Tinubu, adding he was throwing an open challenge to him.

George, who acknowledged the fact that PDP required remodelling and confirmed that the party would be beaten stupid at elections if it continues as it is, stated that if the PDP’s zoning formula for the presidency points to the South, it should be given to the Southeast because they have never had it, adding that if the name Tinubu pops up in the APC, he would go all out to contest with him.

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He also said that he would dump Nigeria for Togo if the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, wins the presidential election in 2023.

“If this happens, I will disown Nigeria to take the citizenship of Togo or any other country. Look, what this fellow did in my state, all the lies and the most painful thing was that on the day of the election (2019 election) two bullion vans drove in the daylight to his house and what did Professor Itse Sagay say, that he (Tinubu) had been a very wealthy man before. Where was he wealthy?”

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Meanwhile, Tinubu has not declared interest in contesting for the position.

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Nobody Will Be Sworn In As New Bayelsa Governor On Friday-Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that nobody would be sworn in as the new governor of Bayelsa State on Friday, February 14.

Reacting to the sack of Governor David Lyon by the Supreme Court, Oshiomhole stated that Lyon was democratically elected, adding “Nobody will be sworn in on Friday as the new governor in Bayelsa state”

Meanwhile, reacting to Oshiomole’s comments, Rivers Governor, Nyesome Wike called on the Federal Government to warn Oshiomhole to desist from making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country.

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Wike said, “The Federal Government should warn Oshiomhole to stop making remarks that will destabilise Nigeria. What he is doing in Edo State is not proper and he should not bring it to the rest of the Niger Delta.”

“Who is Oshiomhole to determine who has spread in a state? Supreme Court has made a ruling. It is unfortunate for Oshiomhole to come forward to say that nobody will be sworn in.”

Wike further stated that Oshiomhole was making such statements to get into the good books of APC governors who no longer believe in him.

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“It is most unfortunate what Oshiomhole is doing because he wants to retain his position as national chairman. APC governors have rejected him; that is why he is struggling to prove that he is fighting for the party.

“Oshiomhole is making statements as if he owns the country. This is the same way he is carrying on in Edo State, fighting the governor. He believes that he has the forces to cause crisis. He is arrogating powers to himself, which is not good.”

 

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa React To Restriction Of Okada, Keke Napep

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has reacted to the restriction of commercial motorcycle popular as Okada and Tricycles on major highways in Lagos state.

Speaking at a meeting with the Associations of Motorcycles and Tricycles Operators in Agege Local Government and Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos on Thursday, February 13, Obasa said that the restriction was for the safety of the citizenry.

Commending the associations for being calm and law-abiding since the pronouncement of the restriction and ban of their operations on some major highways in the state, Obasa who said that the door of his office was wide open for deliberations said that the restriction was not to deny them of their means of livelihood but to ensure safety of lives in the metropolis.

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“We are aware of the violence that trailed the restriction of your activities in some parts of the state.

“I want to commend you for staying calm and law-abiding here in Agege.

“Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has no hatred for motorcycles and tricycles operators, but there is the need to protect the citizens.

“I want to implore your associations to identify some of the problems hindering your operations, identify alternative routes, map out those that are not motorable and tell us.

“In this way, the local government will come in to assist.

“This is not going to be our last meeting, because, in our next meeting, I will invite the Police Area Commanders and the Divisional Police Officers (DPO) in this local government and the Commissioner of Police.

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“I will also invite the State Commissioner for Transport to find a lasting solution to the issues of indiscriminate arrests in areas where the restriction is not applicable,” he said.

Urging members of the association to come up with positive ideas that would aid their smooth operation within the approved routes, Obasa said that the government would not hesitate to support them, adding that they were professionals and should behave as such by obeying the laws governing the state.

 

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