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Ogun State PDP Berates Amosun For Not Declaring Holiday For June 12

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has been berated for what the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) termed ‘insensitivity to matters of importance to members of the public and indigenes of the state.

According to the party, the fact that Governor Amosun did not declare Monday June 13 as public holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the  June 12, 1993 presidential election, purportedly won by the late Chief MKO Abiola, who was from the state, but which was annulled by ex-president Ibrahim Babangida, is an indication that Amosun is not a democrat afterall.

The party observed in a statement issued on behalf of its Chairman in the state, Hon. Sikirulahi Ogundele, by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Malik Olamilekan Ibitoye, today that Amosun has proven that he does not believe in the personality of the struggle that eventually forced the military out of power in Nigeria in 1999.

Ibitoye quoted Ogundele to have warned ‘the residents and indigenes of Ogun State not to fall into another trap of the All Progressives Congress-led Government in the state, when another election comes up in 2019.’

“We will like to state here that Amosun is perhaps the only Governor of the state that did not declare holiday for the anniversary of June 12, 1993 elections. Others such as former governors Olusegun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel did not fail to recognise June 12 and declare holidays for its celebration accordingly.

“With what has happened, everybody can now see that Amosun has jettisoned an important event that is being remembered all over the world as the height of insensitivity of the then military government to the yearning of the people for democratic rule.

“Amosun has nothing to lose by allowing the people of the state go on holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the annulment of the election adjudged to be the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria, but this has shown to the world that Amosun obviously did not partake in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in the country which is symbolized by June 12. ” the statement read.

Ogundele emphasised that Governor Amosun should stop undermining the relevance of the heroes of the state, who he said contributed immensely to the development of the state in particular and Nigeria in general.

The party added that the late Chief Abiola has a larger than life image and that his popularity and acceptance could not be rubbished by the likes of Governor Amosun, who the party insisted has little or no respect for history and issues that affect the development of the state.

Ogundele subsequently advised Governor Amosun in the statement to seek counsel from elders and those that have governed the state in the past on what his attitude should be to what he called ‘sensitive matters’, and that his deliberate attempt to ‘kill the spirit of June 12’ will fail.

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Breaking: Tribunal Sacks Dino Melaye As Senator Representing Kogi West

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Biodun Okeowo

The election that saw Dino Melaye emerging as Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district has been nullified.

Senator Melaye’s election  was cancelled by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.

The nullification was announced on Friday, August 23.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC), Melaye polled a total of 85,395 votes to defeat his All Progressive Congress (APC) opponent who scored 66,902 votes.

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The result was however contested on the grounds of irregularities, overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act by the APC candidate, Sam Adeyemi.

According to reports, the three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for another election in the senatorial district.

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Oyo House Of Assembly Finally Confirms Seun Fakorede As Commissioner

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The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed 27 year-old Oluwaseun Fakorede as commissioner.

Fakorede was appointed as commissioner for youth and sport despite a protest by party stalwarts earlier today.

Governor Seyi Makinde had sent Fakorede’s name to the Assembly alongside that of Professor Raphael Afonja, and Faosat Joke Sunni in a list of his second batch of cabinet nominees.

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The three were screened and approved on Thursday, August 21.

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Announcing the approval, the  Speaker of the House, Adebo Ogundoyin, praised Governor Makinde for nominating the commissioners-designate.

Hesaid: “The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed 27-year-old Fakorede Seun Temidayo of Ibarapaland and two others as commissioners of the Oyo State Government.”

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Governor Makinde In Dilema Over Future Of Oyo’s Youngest Commissioner-nominee

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Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, is currently in a dilema over the future of one of his commissioner-nominees, Oluwaseun Fakorede.

Fokorede’s appointment initially celebrated in Oyo State has now turned controversial leading to a face off between groups.

While a group is opposing the nomination of 27-year-old, the other group is supporting his nomination as a commissioner.

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The anti-Fakorede group is made up of members and leaders of the ruling party who have hinged their protest on claims that Fakore’s father had defected to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) and worked against the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the elections.

The group, which comprises party leaders, elders and women urge lawmakers not to screen or confirm his nomination adding that his nomination  negates the sharing arrangement by the leaders to cover the interest of all the regions and zones of the area.

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