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Osun: Obiremi congratulates newly inaugurated 8th Assembly members, urges them to work together



A Frontline Chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Egbedore Local Government, Osun State, Honourable Okun Obiremi, has congratulated the newly inaugurated members of the state House of assembly, as they take oath of office.

Obiremi, a former ranking member of the house, specifically rejoiced with the new PDP lawmaker (after 12 years) from Egbedore Local Government, Rotimi Ogunrinade, expressing confidence that he’ll deliver on the mandate given to him by the people of the local government.

The leading contender for Egbedore top job, in a statement made available to Newsmen on Tuesday charged the new legislators to form a formidable force with the Executive arm of government led by his excellency, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in order to deliver the much expected dividends of democracy to the people of Osun state.

According to him, the expectations of the people from the elected officers are high; hence they must work together to attract better dividends of democracy to the people and give them a sense of belonging.

While urging the lawmakers to be exemplary in their conducts, he stressed on the need for the Assembly members to strive to put the people first in all what they do and make a difference in their respective State Constituencies.

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Tribunal verdict: Governor rejects judgement, calls for calm



Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has rejected Monday’s judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered in Lafia.

While speaking to teeming supporters of the APC at the Government House, Lafia, Governor Sule says the judgement will be challenged at the appeal court.

He however call on the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding.

Engr. Sule promised to continue discharging his duties as the Executive Governor with more vigor.

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Impeachment: ‘Governor Akeredolu Considers Four Names As Deputy Governor’s Replacement’ (Full List)



Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has allegedly started shopping for a new deputy governor amidst the impeachment move against his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Government source that spoke with Vanguard in Akure, the state capital claimed that Akeredolu has insisted that a replacement will come from Ilaje if Aiyedatiwa is impeached.

The source revealed that four names have been suggested and they include the Former OSOPADEC Chairman, Gbenga Edema, a party Chieftain Nimbe Tawose, the Deputy Speaker in the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr (Mrs) Wunmi Ilawole.

It was also revealed that the governor insisted that the replacement must be someone who doesn’t have any governorship ambition to avoid another distraction.

Another source within the party disclosed that Akeredolu initially kicked against the impeachment of his deputy.

The source, added that the governor even personally called the state party chairman, Ade Adetimehin, to prevail on the Speaker of the assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji, to halt the impeachment process.

He reportedly bought into the process when he was presented with some weighty allegations against the deputy governor while he acted as the state acting governor by top party Chieftains and aides.

According to the source, “Aiyedatiwa’s issue has caused the governor a lot of heartbreak. You know many people weren’t happy with the choice of Lucky as deputy governor in 2020. Notwithstanding, the governor made the choice without minding anyone’s opinion.

“The recent issues have really broken the governor. He’s a man that doesn’t like “I told you so”. It was so obvious that he liked Lucky. He treated him like a younger brother with so much love and respect. The Governor trusts too much.

“Even the First Lady is heartbroken. She was so fond of Lucky. They were also pretty close. Mrs Akeredolu regarded Lucky as part of their family. That was the level of their relationship.

“Even with all the schemings by Lucky, when the governor came back he told his people to move on and forget it. The only reason he fired Lucky’s media aides was because of a planted story against him which he confirmed.

“Governor Akeredolu is a man with a large heart. He didn’t want to rock the boat. He had wanted Lucky to finish his tenure as the deputy governor but he was not also comfortable that he would be suppressing such allegations against Lucky. He wanted his deputy to defend himself.” The source said.

“Akeredolu is just not lucky with his two deputy governor’s. He trusted them but they betrayal the trust. They were just too ambitious.

“Aiyedatiwa has forgotten that it’s God that enthroned. He moved faster than his legs. He allowed himself to be pushed. He’s just not patient enough

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2023 Elections

BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Governor Sule, Declares PDP’s Ombugadu as Nasarawa State Governor



The Nasarawa State Election Petition Tribunal has declared David Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the Nasarawa State Governorship Election, effectively sacking the incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Tribunal, led by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, gave the ruling on Monday.

In the ruling, two of the justices agreed that the election was won by the PDP while one judge dissented.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia had in March declared Abdullahi Sule, the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State.

Prof Ishaya Tanko, the INEC returning officer said Sule polled a total of 347,209 votes to defeat his closest opponent, David Ombugadu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 283,016 votes.

The Tribunal, earlier in the day, also dismissed a petition filed by the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) challenging Governor Sule’s victory for lacking in merit.

More to follow…

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