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OGUN APC ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE CONGRATULATES GOVERNOR-ELECT

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A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress and House of Assembly Candidate for Abeokuta North Constituency, Engr. Taiwo Oludotun (Twinny), has congratulated Prince Dapo Abiodun on his election as the Governor of the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election, held across the state.

In a congratulatory message issued by the Assembly Candidate, Oludotun, he said that now that the elections are over, the governor-elect should ensure all stakeholders are carried along in his administration.

Oludotun urged Prince Dapo Abiodun to start preparing for the onerous task of governance by putting behind him all the electioneering acrimonious and prevail on his followers and supporters to fasten their belt for the task ahead.

He thanked the people of Ogun state for standing solidly behind the governor-elect before, during and after the election, noting that they shouldn’t rest on their laurels until success of good governance is achieved in the gateway state.

“I want to specially congratulate our digital and amiable governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his well deserved election to serve the good people of Ogun state, he has worked fantastically well and the people have rewarded him.”‎ Oludotun said

He added that as an industrialist and oil magnate, he should apply the ideology and wisdom  of his private practices into the state government policy, in order to make the state more industrial and commercial hub of the country.

He said it was a collective responsibility to move the state forward and the people need to work hand in gloves to achieve a greater height, and bring good governance to the residents of the state, noting that government alone could not shoulder the task before it but with the inhabitants of the state.

He enjoined the governor to run an inclusive government and be magnanimous in victory, adding that “Ogun State is one and we must remain united and one entity to develop the state for us and future generations.”

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Why Amosun Rejected My Resignation – Ojuko

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has rejected the resignation of appointment by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, saying the Commissioner remain part of his cabinet till the end of his administration.

Ojuko, who made the disclosure at a press briefing in his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, he said, the issues surrounding his earlier resignation were already being looked into, adding that contents of the letter were construed and misinterpreted.

“That letter was a love letter between two lovers. I love my Governor and my Governor loves me. In view of this development, I am now back at my desk and wish to place on record that the issues surrounding my earlier resignation are being looked into”, Ojuko stated.

He stated further that issues of Ota/Awori traditional council was quite different to what prompted him resigned earlier, noting that his resignation has nothing to do with that of traditional council.

While fielding questions from Journalists, he said those Ota/Awori traditional council were reacting to some anomalies being meted out to them by Egbas by installing an Egba man as their one of their monarch or Baale in their domain.

“You see, it is imperative to react accordingly that’s what the Ota/Awori traditional council did, but my own case is quite different because it has to do with politics, now that you can see that it was two different things entirely”‎, Ojuko said

He appreciated the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for his quick intervention and Ota/Awori traditional council for their understanding, praying for peaceful resolution of the matter.

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Lagos Lawmaker Ogunyemi Bags Distinguished Alumnus Award From AOCOED

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The lawmaker representing Ojo State Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Education, Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi was recently honoured by his alma matta, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin.
He bagged the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the institution’s convocation which took place recently.
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Gbajabiamila Is On Course To Become Speaker ….Tunji-Ojo

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Chairman of the First Timers Forum in the soon to be inaugurated 9th House of Representatives, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has described the report of adoption of Hon. Umaru Bago by 156 Reps elect as untrue and a mere wishful thinking. Tunji-Ojo said he could confidently assert that absolute loyalty of all the 203 ‘first timers’ in the House to the speakership ambition of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is never in doubt.

Tunji-Ojo said that all the 203 elected ‘first timers’ in the House of Representatives would not only strive for the emergence of Gbajabiamila, but would also insist on an open ballot for the election of presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly in June.

Tunji-Ojo added, “We are seriously agitating for open ballot. Our people should also be able to know our position on any national issue. It is ideal for the beauty of democracy and for the preservation of the hallowed chamber, the open ballot should be given a place of priority in our process.”

Tunji-Ojo also described the claim of the Bago’s camp as refreshing comedy that could only be dignified with hearty laughter. He said, “As the Chairman of First Timers Forum, I can confidently assure that all our 203 members are with Hon. Gbajabiamila. We have our records, strategy and obtained loyal commitment from members. With all these, I am overly confident that Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila is very much on course to become the Speaker of the 9th House”.

It will be recalled that 156 Representatives elect were reported to have declared support for the member representing Chanchanga Federal Constituency of Niger State, Honourable Umaru Mohammed Bago to become Speaker of the 9th House. The meeting where the endorsement took place was said to have been held at a location in Gwarimpa, Abuja early on Saturday, May 18.

Meanwhile, the report of rising support for Hon. Bago has been dismissed by the camp of Hon. Gbajabiamila who is the preferred candidate of the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Moreso, the Gbajabiamila’s camp had said that nothing concrete was realistically on ground in the opposition camp to stop the member representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos State from becoming the Speaker of the 9th House.

“Politics of who becomes the next Speaker of the House is favourably titling towards the direction of the House Leader, Hon. Gbajabiamila. Although, we are not leaving anything to chance and we will continue to reach out to those that are yet to join our camp. Be as it may, this for us, is a task that must be achieved”, said Tunji-Ojo.

 

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