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Edo 2020: ‘We Will Send Obaseki Out of Dennis Osadebey’s House’ APC Youth Vows

The youth in All Progressives Congress in Edo State has vowed to send Gov. Godwin Obaseki packing from the Dennis Osadebey House, come Sept. 19.

The youth stated this during the inauguration of the youth wing of the APC Governorship Candidate Campaign Council in Esan West and Owan West local government areas, on Tuesday.

Mr Dennis Idahosa, the Director-General, Youth and Students’ Mobilisation for the State Campaign Council, who inaugurated the youth wing, said that the party aimed to record 99 percent victory in the governorship election.

Idahosa, who is the member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, urged the coordinators of the youth wing to take the manifesto of Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate, christened: “SIMPLE Agenda” to all nooks and crannies of their council areas.

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He also begged the youth to eschew violence as they would be going about the campaign, and that they must all be resolute in their quest to ensure victory for the party.

Also, Mr Johnson Iyamu, Secretary of the Youths and Students’ Mobilisation urged the coordinators to, in turn, go and inaugurate 100-member executives in their respective local governments.

He said that 50-member executives should also be inaugurated at the ward level, adding that they should take the Ize-Iyamu agenda to every nook and cranny of their areas.

Present at the inauguration was the APC Senatorial Youth Leader for Edo North, Mr Dirisu Otinomo and Chairman, Media Sub-committee for Youths and Students’ Mobilisation, Mr Collins Osagae

Edo2020: ‘Obaseki Won’t Be Getting Our Support’ Family Says As They Backs Ize-Iyamu

Family of the incumbent Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that their kin won’t be getting their support ahead of the forthcoming election in the state and have pledged their support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Victor Obaseki, a cousin of Governor Godwin Obaseki, who was in company of other prominent family members said while speaking at the meeting, admitted that although Godwin Obaseki is a kin, he won’t be getting the support of the family.

He said Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the executive governor, is their cousin, but however the Obasekis have their own way of doing things and that they have a different branch of faith and as such they are supporting Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Victor also revealed that he had supported Ize-Iyamu before, and he would continue to support him and the Obasekis will do all their campaigns for him without let or hindrance, fully from the bottom of their hearts.

On his part, Ize-Iyamu expressed his delight at the support of the Obaseki family, stressing that this serves as a confirmation of the poor administration that Godwin Obaseki has given to Edo state in the past four years.

He also praised the Obaseki family for not allowing sentiments becloud their judgement in their support for who is right to lead Edo state for the next four years.

The endorsement of the APC candidate by the embattled Governor’s family on Saturday in a meeting completes a disappointing week for the PDP’s candidate which saw numerous aides, appointees, and other government officials resign their positions to back Ize-Iyamu.

Edo 2020: ‘Avoid Turning Our State To War Zone’ Benin King Warns

Benin monarch, Omo N’ Oba Ewuare II has issued a stern warning to politicians against turning the State into a war zone in a bid to realise their gubernatorial ambition.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor on Wednesday.

Recall that violence broke out among supporters of PDP and APC during the visit of Governor Godwin Obaseki who led other PDP Governors and the national leaders of the party to pay homage to the Benin monarch before the flag-off of governorship campaign and scores of were left injured.

The King who condemned the unruly behaviour of some youths outside the gate of the palace said that the Benin Traditional Council uses this medium to advise all political party members not to turn Edo State into a war zone because of their gubernatorial ambition.

Oba Ewuare II again maintained that the Benin throne was not partisan, said that he remains committed to peace, and tranquillity in the State ahead of the forthcoming Governorship election.

The palace enjoined all well-meaning indigenes of Edo State to join the monarch in continuous prayer for peace and tranquillity in the State.

‘You Are A ‘Pandemic’ In Politics’ Bauchi Governor Blasts Dogara

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed , has described the former Speaker of the House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara , who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress , as a “ pandemic ” in politics and also accused Dogara of contract inflation in the project he was executing in his constituency.

Bala said these when hundreds of his supporters from the Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas , where Dogara represents , paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Bauchi, on Tuesday.

He said beside the local government in the state capital, there is no place that gave him many votes like Dass , Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro and added that these same votes were given to him at the time he contested under the ANPP which were more than what Dogara had in 20 folds.

The governor further said that whatever he is going to do for those places won’t be because of Dogara but for himself and God.

He claimed that all Dogara’s accusations that he isn’t giving allocation to LGAs is all lies and however mentioned that was it not Dogara that brought the road project from his pocket from Bogoro – Dull – Burga at N17 bn and it has not been completed and it is just 45 kilometers.

Bala akin Dogara to the proverbial running dog which is either been chased or chasing something.

He added that it is a pity that Dogara has become an epidemic in politics and he hope the former Speaker finds a cure in due course.

Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent APC Stalwarts, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has named railway stations along the Lagos – Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta- Warri corridors after “ deserving citizens who contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large ”.

This was contained in a statement by the Ministry of Transportation on Monday titled, ‘ Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians ’ .

According to the statement signed by the ministry ’ s Director, Press and Public Relations , Eric Ojiekwe , the minister disclosed that the Apapa Station has been named after the All Progressives Congress stalwart , Bola Tinubu ; the Abeokuta Station named after respectable Nobel Laureate , Prof Wole Soyinka, while the Ajaokuta Station was conferred on Olusola Saraki, the late father of former Senate President , Bukola Saraki.

Also honoured were; Mobolaji Johnson ( Ebute Metta Station ) , Babatunde Fashola (Agege Station ), Lateef Jakande ( Agbado Station ), Yemi Osinbajo ( Kajola Station ) , Funmilayo Ransome – Kuti ( Papalanto Station ) , Segun Osoba ( Olodo Station ), and Micheal Ibru ( Opara Station ).

Others include ; Ladoka Akintola ( Omio- Adio Station ), Obafemi Awolowo ( Ibadan Station ) , Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre ) , Adamu Attah ( Itakpe Station ) , Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo Station ) , George Innih ( Agenebode Station ) , Anthony Enahoro ( Uromi Station ) , Tom Ikimi ( Ekehen Station ) , Samuel Ogbemudia ( Igbanke Station ) , David Ejoor (Abraka Station ), Alfred Rewane ( Ujevwu Station ) and Mike Akhigbe ( Railway Village, Agbor ) .

Recall that earlier Buhari approved that the name of the railway station in Agbor , Delta State , be called Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex .

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