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Ekiti Guber: Bimbo Daramola Collapses Political Structure for Senator Bamidele

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Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and Honourable Bimbo Daramola
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…as Bamidele is Confident of victory at the primaries

The Campaign Train of Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele received a major boost as the former Governorship aspirant, Congressman (Hon.) Bimbo Daramola collapsed his political structure across the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State for his governorship ambition.

The former member of House of Representatives who came to the Campaign Office of Senator Bamidele on Wednesday,12th January, 2022 recalled how Senator Bamidele took care of the party during the dark days of the party between May 29, 2003 and October 16, 2010.

The former Director General of Governor Fayemi added that when the party did not have any wherewithal after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took over the State and also in charge at the Federal level, Senator Bamidele stood by the party and paid for the rent of the party secretariat in Ekiti State for Seven and half years.

He submitted that the Governorship aspiration of Senator Bamidele is legitimate because he has paid his dues adding that among all the aspirants, he is the most qualified considering his years of experience as Commissioner for 11 years unbroken in Lagos State, as a former Member of the House of Representatives and also currently serving as a Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

According to him, “Senator Opeyemi Bamidele has paid his dues for the party his aspiration is legitimate because he stood by the party dark days between May 29, 2003 till October, 2010 when Governnor Kayode Fayemi tool over , he paid for the party’s secretariat for Seven and years”

Responding, Senator Bamidele said the movement is for all illustrious sons and daughters of Ekiti State who believe that the State can be better. According to Bamidele, *Hon. Bimbo Daramola is a pillar of this movement, adding that there is need for a well focused person to take over from Governnor Fayemi”

He said, “This is the movement of Ekiti sons and daughters who believe it can be better , Bimbo Daramola is another pillar of this movement, we are not rocking the boat, it is a party affair, Fayemi has done well but, there is a need for a well-focused person to take over from him and someone that has passion for the development and someone who understands Ekiti people to take over at the expiration of Governor Kayode Fayemi tenure.

“I need everything from him, nobody will regret this Alliance, by the grace of God, Ekiti people need peace , need Unity, we are not telling Ekiti people to give us their support without given them anything back.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tinubu/Shettima ticket best for Nigeria – Adamu

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The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu has said Tinubu/Shettima ticket is the best for Nigeria at this trying period.

Adamu, who spoke with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service, said the ticket is the best winning strategy for the ruling party in next year’s election.

Adamu said while everybody in a democracy cannot be convinced to embark on the same course of action, there is overwhelming evidence that the same faith ticket is the best option.

He said: “You see, with the situation, we are in the country, you can’t convince everybody. It’s a democracy, and everyone has his right but for us, same faith ticket is the best thing for Nigeria presently.

“But we will not relent. We will work to ensure we convince Nigerians to fully support this Tinubu/Shettima ticket, every party has its strategy and this is the strategy that we think can best work for us.”

Despite the current security and economic challenges facing the country, the chairman expressed optimism about victory, insisting that the situation “won’t stop them from winning the election”.

“There’s insecurity in the country and every country faces its own kind of insecurity. The media don’t publicise government efforts adequately.”

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2023 Presidential Election: This Is Not Your Time, Dino Melaye Dismisses Peter Obi

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The spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Dino Melaye, has dismissed the social media frenzy generated by Peter Obi, saying the Labour Party presidential candidate does not stand a chance of winning next year’s poll. 

Senator Melaye was speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, maintaining that social media does not win elections in Nigeria.

“To start with, there is no wave. What you have is euphoria; a created euphoria,” he said during the show.

“Let me even tell you, Peter Obi is a fantastic Nigerian. I have tremendous respect for him and I have said it before but this is not his time.

He does not have what it takes now to unify the country.”

He restated that social media popularity does not equate to voting power.

Melaye cited the recent performance of the Labour Party in the Osun State governorship election as an indication that social media is different from the reality on the ground.

“Despite Peter Obi visiting Osun to campaign for his party’s governorship candidate, the performance of the Labour Party was 2,700 votes,” Melaye argued, stressing that people should not be carried away by the “euphoria”.

The former lawmaker, who was recently named as the spokesperson of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, also dismissed Obi’s ability to reposition the economy – which is the main thrust of the ex-Anambra governor’s campaign-  if he wins.

“Even when you talk about the economy, you need peace; you need to build trust among Nigerians,” the Kogi-born spokesman said.

As far as he is concerned, only his principal, Atiku, has the capacity to unite Nigeria and tackle headlong the challenges facing the country.

“It takes Atiku to unify this country. It takes a man that will be trusted in the north, south, east, and every part of the country to unify this country,” he said.

“Today, among all presidential candidates, Atiku is the only one that can be trusted; that nobody will see him as a religious bigot, tribalist; or ethnic jingoist.”

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Wase Commends emergence of Governor Lalong as DG APC Presidential Campaign

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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Ahmed Idris Wase has congratulated Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state on his appointment as the Director General, Presidential Campaign Organisation of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

Ahmed Idris Wase applauded the choice of the Governor saying he is most competent and fit to lead the campaign of the APC Presidential candidate.

He described the newly appointed DG as detribalized, resourceful, ingenious and a practical politician, an adept listener, and a leader with the right attitude to grind out results where others cannot succeed.

He is convinced that “With Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima on the ballot and Simon Lalong in the driving seat, the APC is on the right path to victory come February 2023″.

He thanked the Presidential candidate, the national chairman of the party for the confidence reposed in the Plateau governor to lead the APC campaign saying “A good product needs a great strategist to deliver”.

The All Progressives Congress had on Thursday unveiled the governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, as the Director General of its Presidential Campaign Council.

The unveiling was made after a visit by the party’s flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, the party’s National Chairman, and Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the Plateau Governor to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

Governor Simon Lalong, a two-term governor of Plateau State is also a candidate in the Senatorial Election in 2023 in Plateau State.

His emergence followed the decision of the party on its Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates and the structure of its Presidential campaign council.

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