Some lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Friday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to ensure a credible poll in the Osun state Saturday governorship election.
The lawmakers spoke on Friday in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos state.
They expressed optimism that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, would emerge winner of the election.
The Deputy Chief Whip in the Assembly, Mrs Omotayo Oduntan, advised INEC and security agencies involved in the conduct of the election to carry out their duties as stipulated by law.
“INEC should do its work very well; all the security agencies should not take side but make sure that things work out well and see that nobody is shortchanged at the end of the day.
“My prayer is that APC will win Osun state governorship election again; I don’t want us (APC) to lose any part of Southwest region.
“If APC rules the Southwest states, we will be able to always work together, and in the process, cooperate with one another to ensure the growth and development of the states.
“That’s why we want our party and candidate to win. I believe our party will win,’’ Oduntan, representing Alimosho Constituency II in the Assembly, said.
The lawmaker said the cooperation between Ogun state and Lagos state and other Southwest States being ruled by the APC had been helping in delivering dividends of democracy to the people.
She added that Lagos State also had farm in Osun state for food security and creation of employment opportunities, saying that if another party emerged, the cooperation would be hindered.
Oduntan, a House of Representatives aspirant for Alimosho Federal Constituency, said that the party must not lose any part of the Southwest to opposition parties.
Also speaking, Mr Jude Idimogu, a member representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the House, expressed confidence that the party would retain the state.
Idimogu also urged INEC to live up to the expectations of the public.
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2023: Peter Obi Promises ‘New Nigeria’ If Elected President
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Monday, headed to Jigawa State in continuation of his campaign ahead of the February 25 presidential election.
Obi assured a crowd of supporters in Dutse that he and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed remain committed to delivering a “new Nigeria” if voted into power at the polls.
“I assure you that we are committed to a new Nigeria. The Nigeria you see today is Nigeria of insecurity, Nigeria of poverty, Nigeria of no work, Nigeria of no roads, Nigeria of no schools. That is what we want to change.
“For several years, we have been under insecurity, poverty, they closed our borders, poverty, and there is no work. The Nigeria we are offering you is a new Nigeria where there will be security, Nigeria will be united, there will be jobs and I will move Nigeria from consumption to production,” Obi said.
The Labour Party flag bearer appealed to Jigawa electorate not to vote next month based on tribe, ethnicity or religion, adding that no tribe, ethnic group or religion buy food cheaper than others.
He also told the people not to accept when anyone tells them it is their turn to become president but insist it is the turn of the people of Nigeria to take back their country.
Thank you Jigawa State for your very Obidient support today. You all made it a huge success. I am grateful! -PO pic.twitter.com/s3QeeHul2p
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) January 30, 2023
The former Anambra State governor is a main challenger to the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and that of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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2023: I Rescued You From Obasanjo’s Onslaught, Tinubu Fires Atiku
….Your Continuous Gaffes, Miscues Are Effects Of Your Failing Health, Ex VP Replies Asiwaju
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has claimed he “rescued” the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Abubakar, who served as vice-president under Obasanjo, had a running battle with his former principal for years.
Both men reconciled ahead of the 2019 general election.
However, Obasanjo has since thrown his weight behind Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for this year’s poll.
Speaking on Monday during a campaign rally in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom, Tinubu said: “I am the one that rescued him from Obasanjo who wanted to roast him like goat meat.
“He ran away to Dubai, and when the election came again, he (Atiku) came for stomach infrastructure. We rehabilitated him in Lagos and gave him a ticket but he wasted it and used it to collect money.
“He faced Obasanjo, faced Buhari and failed. He failed with Jonathan. He failed in all his subjects.”
Meanwhile, the camp of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said the “constant gaffes” of All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Bola Tinubu were embarrassing.
Tinubu has made over 20 gaffes publicly since he declared his intention to contest, Atiku’s special assistant on public communication Phrank Shaibu indicated on Monday.
A statement he signed said in Tinubu’s rally in Akwa Ibom, the APC flagbearer goofed about making Atiku a Senate President though his opponent never contested any legislative election.
Shaibu noted that the former Lagos governor’s gaffes and miscues are “effects of his failing health” which present danger to national security.
The aide recalled Tinubu’s comment on recruitment of 50 million youths into the Army to solve the unemployment problem, advice to Nigerians to renew their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before they expire, among others.
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2023: Any Attempt To Slam Anti-Party Allegations Against Me, G-5 Allies Will Have Consequences, Wike Warns PDP Leaders
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revealed he would “hit back” the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday.
The governor, a member of the G5, spoke on Monday at a campaign rally in Etche Local Government Area of the state.
Wike reacted to the alert by the PDP national leadership about some lawyers appearing in court without legal briefs and authorisation.
The PDP said it would not hesitate to take stringent measures on any infractions that are misleading, questionable and fraudulent.
The spokesperson Debo Ologunagba referred to Article 42 of PDP’s constitution (as amended in 2017) which places the exclusive responsibility of conducting litigations on the National Legal Adviser.
Ologunagba stated that only the official has the competence to engage external solicitors to handle cases on behalf of the party.
On Monday, Wike warned the PDP leadership that any attempt to slam anti-party allegations against him and allies would have consequences.
“Anti-party begets anti-party. You seen what they did? We took small parties in Rivers to court…APC, SDP.
“The people in Abuja that say they are national went and collude, wrote to our lawyers to hands off the case in plan to kill the cases we filed.
“I have told him to remove them. No problem, the cases will die. Me too, I’ll hit them back by tomorrow,” the Rivers helmsman hinted
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