…Says Group Will Challenge Sanwo-Olu At The Primary
By Unoigbokhai Adamu
The Ambode Campaign Organisation (AMCO), the political structure of former Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, came out strongly on Saturday against the presidential ambition of the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying the party should reflect the wishes of the people.
Speaking through its coordinator and former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in the state, Mr. Olawale Oluwo, who was a guest in a City FM programme monitored in Lagos, the group said it’s interested in the next election and will fully participate in all the elections. He added that the group is ready to challenge the dominant political force in the state and restore power back to the people.
“The APC in Lagos State must be guided by its constitution and guidelines. As far as we know the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) is like an NGO and it’s not known to the constitution. The GAC can make recommendations but cannot control the party. It can sponsor candidates the same way AMCO can sponsor candidates. Governor Sanwo-Olu has picked his form and the AMCO candidate will also pick his form.
“AMCO will participate in all the elections. Ambode will not contest the governorship election; we would pick our candidate for the governorship primary. We will pick our candidate and we will go to the field. It’s not sustainable for a set of people to continue to decide who gets what in this state. We want to work with like minds. That change that was frustrated in 2019 made me leave the party, but things have changed with the new leadership in the party at the national level.
Oluwo said that with the emergence of the new National Chairman the group is confident that there will be fairness and justice, adding that AMCO members are ready to operate in a free and fair environment.
Asked if his boss (Ambode) will support the presidential ambition of Tinubu, Oluwo came out with emphatic no, saying that the former Lagos governor was not the group’s favourite candidate. He however said it was within the right of the Vice President and the National Leader to vie for the presidency.
“It’s within the right of Osinbajo and Tinubu to join the presidential race, but AMCO believes that the state is not owned by any of the candidates. It’s owned by the people. Bola Tinubu is not our favourite candidate.
“On the suitability of Governor Sanwo-Olu for second term, we sent our people to the field in the last four months to feel the pulse of Lagosians. The data we got from the field seems to suggest that he has not done well. You cannot compare our administration with that of Sanwo-Olu. Yes, he completed some projects of Ambode and he neglected some.
“AMCO is approaching politics from a completely different perspective. We have structures across the 20 local government Areas in the state. Our approach is not that of a godfather; our philosophy and approach is very clear. We want people to play an active part in the politics of the state. Our members have been collecting election forms but they are not making noise about it. But people will begin to know them by next week”.
Oluwo further said that it was not in the plans of the group to join the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fight the ruling APC in the state, saying that they did not want to challenge the status quo from outside. “We want to challenge them from inside. If they want to cooperate we will cooperate with them, but if they refuse then let us go to the field. We are ready for a coalition, a broad coalition to defeat the status quo. If the people want change, AMCO is ready to lead that change”.
Oluwo also spoke about the silence of his boss since he was denied a second term by the same powers that be. He said Ambode’s silence was strategic, adding that he was silently building his structure to make it formidable in the state. He said the ministerial appointment that he was denied did not in any way make him to be elusive and that his staying away from public glare was a deliberate strategy.
“Ambode has not been silent. He has been strategically and tactically building his structure. Ministerial appointment is not a condition to do so. Yes, Ambode benefited from godfatherism, but the people of Lagos state say enough is enough. Why must we continue with it”, said Oluwo.
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Scores Of Workers May Lose Jobs As Amazon Shuts Wholesale Distribution Unit
E-commerce giant, Amazon is shutting down its wholesale e-commerce website for neighbourhood stores – Amazon Distribution.
This is its third business closure in the country. Last week, the company announced that it will shut down the online learning platform, ‘Amazon Academy’ and that it will also discontinue its pilot food delivery business, ‘Amazon Food’ in Bengaluru.
“As part of our annual operating planning review process, we have made the decision to discontinue Amazon Distribution, our wholesale e-commerce website for small neighbourhood stores around Bengaluru, Mysore & Hubli.
“We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing this programme in a phased manner to take care of current customers and partners and we are supporting our affected employees during this transition.
“We remain committed to India and will continue to invest across those areas where we can bring value to our customers including Grocery, Smartphones and Consumer Electronics, Fashion & Beauty, as well as our B2B offerings such as Amazon Business”, Amazon said in a statement.
Amazon Business is a B2B marketplace where third-party sellers sell only to business customers.
Amazon Distribution, which is now being discontinued, operated in three cities in Karnataka.
The exit will result in the layoffs of hundreds of workers
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Twitter post: ‘This Is Pure Wickedness, You’re Not God’, Comedian Mr Macaroni Blasts Aisha Buhari Over Aminu Adamu’s Arrest
Famous Nigerian skit maker and social activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has called on the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to go to court if she has any grievance over Aminu Adamu’s criticism.
Mr Macaroni also advised her to use her power to serve and not oppress the people.
He made the statement on Tuesday via his verified Twitter handle.
Recall that Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) are facing criticism over the arrest of Adamu, after a remark on Twitter.
Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, is in detention for commenting on Aisha’s weight.
However, following the illegal detention of Adamu over his comment, Mr Macaroni has come out to say that the First Lady is not bigger than the citizens.
He wrote, “Madam First Lady, you are not God!!! If you have any grievance whatsoever, go to court!!! You are not bigger than the Citizens of Nigeria, neither are you bigger than the Law!! You should use your power to serve the people, not oppress them!!
“President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife suffered so many insults. Even from people who are in this present government.
“APC trolls curse and insult some of us here every day. We dey chest am. The ones we can’t chest, we go to court!
“Madam First Lady, stop abusing power!!!
“I can speak so much about issues like this because I have been a victim of oppression and brutality and I know how horrible the experience is!!! If you are being held by security agents with backing from political figures, they will do the unthinkable!! Dem go lick you finish!!”
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2023: Why Nigerians Must Vote Wisely For Peter Obi, Singer, Mr P Opens Up
Peter Okoye of the P-Square music group says Nigeria has only two tribes, which according to him are the poor and the rich people.
The popular music star, who is a staunch supporter of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, made the claim in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle.
According to the tweet, the inability of the poor masses to unite and fight for better governance, had kept them as slaves to the few rich Nigerians.
He called on Nigerians, particularly eligible voters, to make wise decisions while casting their votes in the forthcoming general elections.
He wrote, “We only have two Tribes in Nigeria, THE POOR and THE RICH. The poor are higher in number while the rich are fewer but the rich managed to keep the poor in perpetual slavery because the poor have refused to unite and fight for their freedom. 2023 election Vote Wisely #ObiDatti023”.
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