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2023 poll: Tinubu Support Group takes off in October – Lawmaker

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Rep. James Faleke (APC-Lagos) says the support group for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential ambition will take off in October.

Faleke disclosed this during the inauguration of Asiwaju Women Cooperative Society (AWCS), on Saturday in Abuja.

“Tinubu Support Group will be inaugurated in October and I urge you to be fully on ground in your states so that you can be a contact person,’’ Faleke told the women.

He commended AWCS for persuading Tinubu to contest the presidential election, and expressed excitement at their support, saying women should not be ignored at elections because they constituted a great number of voters.

“This is a selfless goal and an instinct from your leader which prompted her to canvass support for Asiwaju’s presidency in 2023.

“We must all register in our various wards as card carrying members of our party; that is the only thing you can do to make Asiwaju the president of Nigeria,’’ Faleke said

He noted that Tinubu remained the only person that could pilot the affairs of the country, adding that his achievement as Lagos State governor was a testament.

“You can be sure that if Tinubu did great in Lagos State as governor and leader, he will do more for the country,’’ he stressed.

Faleke said the message of the group would be communicated to Tinubu and his support could be guaranteed.

He said other presidential hopefuls were qualified, but that Tinubu was more qualified.

“He has the support base in every state. He has legacies. He has made leaders. If he is not available, you think he is available.

“That is the man we want. He does not care whether you are a Muslim or Christian; he doesn’t care whether you are rich or poor.

“His door is open to all. So what we can do is to honour him and ensure that he succeeds and becomes Nigeria president,’’ Faleke also said.

Falaeke later donated N1million to the group, saying it was a seed to serve as take-off grant for AWCS.

In her remarks, Rep. Miriam Onuoah (APC-Imo) also urged AWCS to champion the possibility of Tinubu becoming Nigeria’s president, stressing that their support would go a long way.

She commended the initiative, stressing that it would help to power women.

Responding, Mrs Toyin Badmus, Chairman, AWCS, said the group’s mission was to create awareness at the grassroots level for Asiwaju Tinubu on the need to support women for entrepreneurship.

“Our mission is to be able to set up a food bank in each of the 774 local government areas of the country so that the poorest of the poor can have access to food.

“Our cooperative will ensure that women will be able to borrow money and pay as low as one per cent interest rate, which is for administrative charges.  This will go a long way,’’ she said.

Badmus stated that if Tinubu declined to contest the presidential election, “we the women will insist that he must run.’’ (NAN)

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Edo Guber Poll: Uzodinma Heads APC Primary Election Committee 

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Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) Hope Uzodinma is to head the seven-man All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo Gubernatorial Primary Election Committee.

A statement late Tuesday night in Abuja announcing the names of various committee members by the party’s National Organising Secretary (NOS), Sulaiman Muhammad Arugungu showed that the committee will be inaugurated on Thursday by the National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje by 4 pm.

His committee is to conduct the party’s shadow election on Saturday, February 17 in the 193 wards of Edo State to determine APC gubernatorial flag bearer in the September 21 governorship election.

Cross River Governor Bassey Otu will serve as Deputy Chairman of the committee while Alh. Rabiu Suleiman is appointed as Secretary.

Other members are former Osun Deputy Gov Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; Plateau 2023 APC governorship candidate, Dr. Nentanwe Yilwatda Goshwe, Hon. Umar Hassan and Lawan Garba.

The party also announced Barr. C. C Udenwa as Chairman of the five-man Election Appeal Committee while Alhaji Yunusa Mohammed will serve as Secretary.

The APC cleared all the 12 aspirants jostling for its ticket to contest the September Edo governorship election.

The 12 aspirants are: Prince Clem Agba; Senator Monday Okpebholo; Lucky Imasuen, Hon. Anamero Sunday Dekeri; Pastor Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu; Engr. Gideon Ikhine; Col. David Imuse (Rtd.); Gen. Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere (Rtd.); Prof. (Sen.) Oserheimen Osunbor; Blessing Agbomhere, Hon Dennis Idahosa and Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe.

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Fresh Crisis Hits Labour Party  Over N3.5bn

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A fresh crisis is brewing in the Labour Party (LP) over the 2023 general election finances.

The National Treasurer, Mrs. Oluchi Oparah, has demanded accountability from the National Chairman, Julius Abure, over N3.5 billion realized from sales of forms and other donations to the party.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, February 12, 2024, Opara said that LP has been plagued with financial mismanagement and corruption.

She alleged that Abure owns several houses and property.

Oparah said: “I stand before you today with a heavy heart and a sense of duty to the principles of transparency, accountability, and justice. With great reluctance and deep concern, I am compelled to publicly address the media regarding the egregious financial mismanagement and corruption that have plagued our beloved party under the leadership of Mr Julius Abure, the current National Chairman.

“As national treasurer, I am constrained to come before you and the public today because the internal mechanisms of our party have failed woefully to bring Mr. Abure to account for his brazen abuse of office and misappropriation of party funds.

“His appetite for power has grown unchecked, and he has deliberately undermined my duties and authority as stipulated in the party’s constitution.”

Meanwhile, the party has dismissed the allegations.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, said: “With the exception of the National Treasurer whose tenure is about to end in few weeks’ time, and who has served for 8 years as National Treasurer without a single record of party accounts, no other member of the national working committee has raised any issue of embezzlement against our National Chairman who made a pledge on assumption that the party has to be revamped.

Evidence is our proactive outing in the 2023 general election as the party presented for the first time a very good presidential candidate.

“Let it be said that the Labour Party has not earned N3.5 billion as claimed and that the National Chairman has not embezzled any money that belongs to the party as alleged.

 The records are there, except that Ms Oluchi Opara don’t even understand simple accounting even as a treasurer. An External Auditor is engaged by the party and our account is under constant scrutiny of INEC or other regulatory bodies.

“Abure does not own several houses and property as spuriously alleged by our estranged National Treasurer, even though no law prohibits him from owning properties.”

 

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2023 Election Surprise: Buhari Unveils Reasons Behind Tinubu’s Unexpected Loss To Atiku In Katsina

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The immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari has Unveils Reasons Behind Tinubu’s Unexpected Loss To Atiku In Katsina

In a memoir titled “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015 – 2023),” former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed the reasons behind the defeat of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in his home state of Katsina during the 2023 general elections……..

Buhari acknowledged that the APC might have underestimated the electoral challenge in Katsina, assuming an easy victory due to the state being his home turf. Reflecting on the outcome, he emphasized the significance of not taking voters for granted.

In his own words, Buhari stated, “My state, Katsina, showed the beauty of the whole system. In the Presidential poll, APC lost, but they came back to win the governorship. Maybe they took things for granted earlier because it was my state, and they thought they would win easily. People do not like being taken for granted.”

It is noteworthy that the APC’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, faced defeat in Katsina against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Despite this setback, Tinubu ultimately emerged victorious in the overall presidential election, triumphing over Atiku and Peter Obi of the Labour Party. The memoir, penned by former Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, provides insights into the dynamics of the electoral process and the lessons learned from the experience in Katsina.

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