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PDP Will Lose Ekiti State- Primate Ayodele

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Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has revealed outcome of the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.

He predicted that Kayode Fayemi will clinch Ekiti, and APC will also retain Osun State.

Ayodele made the predictions sometimes ago during an empowerment programme in his church.

He said: “On the forthcoming elections in Ekiti and Osun states, PDP will lose Ekiti and Fayemi should take the right step and watch his utterances so if he is desirous of taking over from Fayose.

“He would lose the election if he fails to listen to instructions. He must beam his electioneering campaign at the grassroots.

“In Osun, PDP has missed it. APC in Osun can still retain the seat if they pick the right candidate and the right candidate is in Aregbesola’s cabinet.

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“I want to appeal to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to put a lot of things into consideration and take a bold step to contest the presidency. He will survive despite the fact that he is in the midst of crisis,” he declared.

Ayodele called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, address the security challenge posed by killer herdsmen in the country.

He said Buhari must arrest the situation so as to prevent the security situation in the country from degenerating further.

He called on the president to show more concern about the challenges confronting the nation.

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“Buhari has done well in the fight against corruption but has missed a lot of things that needed to be given priority attention. That is why his second term is not certain.

“The President needs to address the issue of insecurity in Nigeria. Mosques will still be attacked, churches will still be attacked because the government got it wrong on the issue of herdsmen.

“The president should be more proactive about the security of the nation. There is need for the government to overhaul the nation’s security agencies as a way of dealing with this challenge.”

 

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Police Raid New Afrika Shrine***Arrest 28 Miscreants

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Not less than 28 miscreants were arrested by policemen attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences  at the New Afrika Shrine.

Another 15 illegal street traders were also arrested at various locations around Afrika Shrine, Alausa, Ikeja.

This much was disclosed in a statement by the Chairman of the taskforce, Olayinka Egbeyemi.

Egbeyemi said that the raid was necessary due to the nefarious acts within the vicinity of the Afrika Shrine which presented negative image to tourists and residents of Lagos.

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“Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, over the weekend, raided all streets within Central Business District including surroundings of the ‘African Shrine,’ Alausa, Ikeja.

“The enforcement operations became imperative following complaints from members of the public about the criminal activities of miscreants and environmental nuisance of illegal street traders around the Shrine,” he said.

According to the chairman, the night operation was carried out around spots where drugs like Tramadol, Codeine, Skunk, Marijuana, Illegal liquor and assorted food are sold.

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“These consumable and non-consumable items are freely sold on the streets in defiance of security agencies and government authority,” he said.

Egbeyemi maintained that the enforcement operations would be a continuous exercise in line with the vision of the present administration to rid the state of street urchins and criminals.

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Why I Want Fresh PDP Governorship Primaries In Bayelsa-Alaibe

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Timi Alaibe has called for a fresh governorship primary election by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.

Alaibe who came second with 365 votes in the recently held primary filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa asking the court to void the poll and order fresh exercise.

A statement on Saturday by Professor Seiyefa Brisibe, the administrative secretary of the Timi Alaibe campaign organisation, said that Alaibe filed the application on Friday September 13 in his search of redress to “procedural flaws” recorded in the primaries.

“The suit filed pursuant to Order 3 (9) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019 seeking answers to questions bordering on obvious non-adherence to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Electoral Act 2010, the Peoples Democratic Party Constitution and Electoral Guidelines, by the state chapter of the party in the conduct of the ward congresses, inclusion of local government council officials in the delegates list and the procedure for inclusion of three ad hoc delegates,” the statement said.

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In the suit with reference number FHC/YNG/CS/99/2019, the aggrieved aspirant listed as defendants the PDP; Senator Douye Diri, governorship candidate; the INEC and one Embeleakpo Alale for himself and representing the elected council chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors of the PDP who were allowed to be delegates at the elective State Congress of the PDP in Bayelsa State held on September 3, 2019.

Also joined in the suit as defendant is one Doubra Kumokou, for himself and on behalf of the three ad hoc delegates who were allowed to be delegates at the elective State Congress.

Citing specific sections of relevant laws and guidelines, Alaibe is further asking the court to examine the entire processes that resulted in the primaries and rule in his favour in the light violations committed in a desperate move to impose a pre-determined and hand-picked candidate on the people out of 21 aspirants.

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Alaibe, who is a former Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, wants the court to determine whether the pre-election actions and inactions of the defendants satisfied conditions specified in relevant sections of Nigeria’s constitution, the Electoral Act and certain sections of the PDP constitution.

He is also seeking an order setting aside the purported submission of Senator Diri’s name to the INEC by the PDP as its candidate in the governorship election slated for November 16, 2019 in view of the legal and procedural infractions cited.

“In view of this, he wants the court to order the conduct of fresh primary election for the nomination and sponsorship of the candidate for the governorship election in Bayelsa State,”the statement added.

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Igbos Owe Awolowo A Great Deal Of Gratitude-Opadokun

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The Secretary-General of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Chief Ayo Opadokun, has stated that the Igbo race owe the late Obafemi Awolowo a lot of gratitude for his role during the civil war.

Opadokun stated this while reacting to the position that Awolowo betrayed the Eastern region during the Nigerian civil war which lasted from 6th July 1967 to 15th January 1970.

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Daily Independent reports that Opadokum said if there is anybody the Igbo should express gratitude to for his role in the civil war, it is Awolowo.

“It is the height of mischief for anyone to claim Awolowo betrayed Igbos during the civil war. Many of them have been indoctrinated to so think and behave over the years. If there is anybody the Igbos should appreciate, it is Awolowo”.

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” How could he have betrayed them? Are they claiming he betrayed them by not following them when they were seceding?”

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