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Edo2020: ‘Buhari’s Meeting With Ize-Iyamu Not Right for Anti-Corruption Fight’ PDP

The Edo State chapter of the PDP described President Buhari’s meeting with the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as a dent on his image and the anti-corruption fight.

A statement signed by the state publicity secretary of the party, Chris Osa Nehikhare, said the president was ill advised to met with Ize-Iyamu.

The statement read further that the meeting is least expected to happen considering the spirited fight against corruption, which the Buhari’s administration is known for.

The president received Pastor Ize-Iyamu alongside the Caretaker Committee chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and APC campaign chairman for the Edo State election and Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Buhari at the meeting the charged APC leaders to avoid the pitfalls that affected the party’s victory in Rivers, Zamfara and Bayelsa states in the 2019 elections in Edo State.

Covid-19: Family Curses Trump, Others Over Man’s Death

A family in the United States of America has blamed the country’s President, Donald Trump and Greg Abbott, governor of Taxas for the lost of a member to Covid-19 complications.

The family who lives in Texas, in an obituary published said the death of their dear one, David Negy, 79 was needless as he “did everything he was supposed to do” and added that the blame is on the selfish people who failed to observe Covid-19 safety and Guidelines.

The obituary also read that also to be blamed are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical practitioners, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.

It further shamed all those faulting the Covid-19 guidelines and say may karma find them all.

The wife of the deceased, David Stacey, was reported to have said only if she had been allowed to stay close by her husband, there was no way he could die.

She added that it got her so angry that people are aren’t taking this virus seriously and that the people who are dying are the older people especially — a lot of younger people are dying too — but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’

The wife further said that she has been with her husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. She added that people should know how this makes others feel and that was the reason why she published the obituary and partially help kept her husband alive for her.

David Negy died on July 22, 2020 at the old age of 79.

So far, more than four million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, out of which over 150,000 deaths have been recorded.

Ondo2020: Akeredolu Consults Tinubu and Sanwo- For Victory

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu , has paid a courtesy visit to the the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , and the Governor of Lagos State , Babajide Sanwo- Olu , to make consultations over the October 10 governorship election.

Akeredolu who disclosed this via his Twitter account said that he also presented his running mate in the election, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to the national leader .

He also said that he was in company with an APC governorship aspirant , Olusegun Abraham , who later stepped down for him .

On July 21 , the governor had been declared the winner of the governorship primary of the ruling APC in the state after polling 2 , 458 votes to beat his rivals in the indirect primary .

The governor added that the he visited APC leader , Tinubu , in Lagos to introduce his running mate.

Edo 2020: ‘Supporting Obaseki in 2016 is My Biggest Mistake’ Oshiomhole

Adam Oshiomhole, former Edo State governor and the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that his biggest mistake in politics was supporting Godwin Obaseki in the 2016 governorship election.

Oshiomhole said this while addressing members of the APC in the Edo capital yesterday that he supported the governorship aspiration of Obaseki in 2016 to ensure the continuity of his projects and programmes.

He said he is remorseful over the mistake he made supporting Obaseki in 2016 and that he has come to repair the mistake by supporting Ize-Iyamu in the forthcoming election in the state.

Oshiomhole also said that God had a reason for what happened to Ize-Iyamu in 2016 and leaving the National Chairman of APC is also God’s doing which is to give him enough time to correct his errors.

The former governor urged the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo to keep to his promises.
He expressed optimistic that he (Ize-Iyamu) would emerge victorious on September 19 governorship election in the state.

Ize-Iyamu, while earlier speaking, stated that Edo governor had not done well in almost four years and had lost focus, while urging people of the state to massively vote for him on September 19.

Recall that the incumbent governor who has since defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to actualise his second term ambition after losing out in the APC ticket, will square up with Ize-Iyamu for the governorship poll on September 19.

It would be also recalled that Ize-Iyamu who also in December, defected to the APC was the PDP flag bearer in 2016.

Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor Loses Governorship Bid As Jegede Wins PDP Primary Election

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi who recently defected to Peoples Democratic Party from All Progressives Congress has loses his bid to contest for the upcoming governorship election as Eyitayo Jegede early Thursday morning won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket.

Ajayi, though polled 657 votes but was behind 888 votes secured by the winner who will now go head to head with the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu for the state apex political seat.

The process was supervised by the party’s Primary Committee led by Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

No fewer than 2, 111 delegates from 18 local government areas were accredited.

Apart from the 888 votes amassed by winner and 657 votes casted for the Deputy Governor, other aspirants who made little impact in the poll are: Bode Ayorinde (95), Sola Ebiseni (29), Senator Boluwaji Kunlere (33), Banji Okunomo (90), Dr. Eddy Olafeso (175) and Godd Erewa (14).

Jegede victory has set the stage for a repeat of the 2016 battle with All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Akeredolu defeated Jegede – both of them lawyers and Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to become governor.

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