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APC Citizens To Shun Anti-party Activities As LG Congresses Hold Today

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 The All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee Chairman for Local Government Congresses in Osun, Mr. Gbenga Elegbeleye, has called on members to be peaceful as the party conducts its congresses today, September 4.

He urged the contestants to shun anti-party activities.

Elegbeleye, who made this known on Friday at the APC Secretariat, Osogbo, said elections should not be seen as a do-or-die affair, adding that losers could always have another moment in the party.

He called for the support of ward leaders, urging them to assist in supervising and achieving peaceful elections.

According to him, the results of the congress are expected to come out without any delay.

He urged party faithful to uphold the principles of love and goodwill.

Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola also appealed to party members seeking elections into various positions at the local government level not to see it a battlefield affair.

Oyetola noted that the congress was an avenue to elect officers of the party, especially at the ward, local and state levels.

According to him, the losers in tomorrow’s local government congress should embrace the spirit of love and support rather than taking laws into their hands.

“There are several posts in the party which can still be occupied and not a do-or-die affair.

” What is important is to remain a loyal party member for the benefit of everyone and growth of the party.”

In her goodwill message, Mrs Foluke Ete, erstwhile Speaker of the House of Representatives, advised party members to visit their various constituencies to ratify the elections.

Ete noted that the party was ready to give its best in ensuring peaceful elections, devoid of violence.

“Osun has always been in an envious position when it comes to party affairs, thereby laying a good foundation for other states to emulate,“ she said.

Also, the Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye , said election was another process of consolidating APC in the state.

Owoeye urged party faithful to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship by doing away with anything that would give the party a bad name.

Earlier, Sen. Bashir Ajibola  (APC, Osun-Central) called on all members to ensure that the party remained in power after the governorship election in 2022 and the presidential election in 2023.

Ajibola noted that every politics is local and urged party faithful to embrace consensus, coerciveness and unity which, he said,  was germane.

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2023: I Will Not Impose My Successor On Rivers — Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday said he would not impose any governorship aspirant of his choice on the people of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 governorship election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made over the years to be the next governor.

”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.

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Former Senate President Joseph Wayas Is Dead

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Former Senate President in the Second Republic, Joseph Wayas is dead.

The death of Joseph Wayas, was announced by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesman, Christian Ita on Thursday.

According to the governor, Joseph Wayas gave up the ghost in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital.

Ayade said the late politician has left a lasting legacy that will be remembered for a long time, describing the death of the 80-year-old as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria.

He, however, condoled with the family of Wayas and said his death is a “collective loss and the pains a shared one”.

The statement reads: “As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Dr Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria,” Ayade was quoted as saying.

“As Senate President, Dr Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber.

“And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.”

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Court Rules On Suit Seeking To Disqualify APGA’s Soludo

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A Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed suit to disqualify Soludo as the governor-elect of Anambra State.

Crystal News reports that Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed a suit, described the suit as frivolous, irritating, and lacking in merit.

The Judge also awarded a punitive cost of N2 million against the two plaintiffs to be paid to Soludo and his deputy, Onyeka Ibezim.

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