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Osinbajo scores APC high in infrastructure, others



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says in eight years, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government has embarked on the largest investments in infrastructure and agriculture in Nigeria’s history.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Sunday, said the vice president spoke on Saturday night at the APC convention, held at the Eagles Square, Abuja.

The vice president spoke ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari and joined him on Sunday to witness the swearing-in of the newly-elected National Executive Council officers of the party.

Osinbajo said that the vision and determination of Buhari to significantly improve the economy, enhance security, and fight against corruption remained firm.

He said that the Federal Government under APC, remained committed to creating more jobs for Nigerians, increasing access to healthcare, and building a united, strong nation, among others.

“We will actualise the pledge of universal health coverage for all; we will continue undaunted in the task of building infrastructure that will be the foundation of the great modern economy of our dreams.

“We will continue in the task of building a strong, united, fair and just Nigeria; a Nigeria where every young man and woman can find opportunities to work and prosper.

“We must focus on the objective of taking 100 million out of poverty in this decade, as promised by this government under the leadership of President Buhari.

“We will not relent; we will not look back and we will not falter; and by the grace of God, this party, our party, the APC will in the coming decades, lead Nigeria and its great people to its manifest destiny.

“Our eyes must remain fixed on three things: one – jobs; two – jobs and three- jobs.’’

He urged leaders of the party to, in the coming months and years, remain resolute, committed and focused on the vision of the  president to deliver on the economy, security for all and the fight against corruption.

“Despite the challenges, including insurgency and the COVID-19 pandemic that affected global economies, the Buhari-led administration, in the past eight years, has made great strides in ensuring national development.

“The years of building are always difficult, and sometimes, painful; the building of a great edifice requires deep roots into the ground and a foundation as deep sometimes into the ground as the grand edifice that it will support.

“We cannot deny the difficulties we, as a party, and the government, and indeed, our people, have been through, but the Federal Government and the people will continue to build the Nigeria of our dreams.

“We have had to tackle terrorist activities, insurgency and security challenges in parts of the country.’’

Osinbajo said that Nigerians had remained steadfast, resilient and determined to see the Nigeria of their dreams, while the government had also remained steadfast, determined, committed and focused.

He said that the achievements of the administration in the areas of infrastructure and social investments, as well as the contributions of the private sector to national development stood out.

“Eight years on, the government of our party and the Nigerian people has embarked on the largest investments in infrastructure in our history; investments in rail, roads, in power and broadband connectivity.

`We have birthed an irreversible agricultural revolution, investing more in agriculture than any previous government in the history of our nation.

“We have established the largest social investment programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, feeding 9.5 million children daily in our home-grown school feeding programme, over four million beneficiaries of our Government Empowerment and Enterprise Programme (GEEP) – the MarketMoni, TraderMoni, FarmerMoni.

“Our private sector has, despite constraints, continued to do wonders; only a few days ago, the president commissioned the largest fertiliser plant in Africa and one of the largest fertilizer plants in the world.

“And in a few months, the largest single line refinery in the world will become operational under this government and in this nation.

“Since 2015, in the tech sector, our young men and women have established world class companies; today Nigeria can boast of six unicorns – tech companies valued at over 1 billion dollars each.”

Osinbajo congratulated all the members of the party and specially commended the founding fathers of the APC for their vision and foresight.

The vice president applauded the president, whose vision and direction he said brought about that merger that became known as the APC.

Osinbajo acknowledged the roles of a former governor of Osun State and first interim Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, National Leader and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu and former Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko.

He also appreciated Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, a former governor of Abia State and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu and former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

“These men, among others, sat together to craft what is known today as the APC, Africa’s largest political party, and will be Africa’s most successful political party,” he said.

The convention also saw the emergence of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as the new national chairman of the APC, among other National and Zonal leaders of the party.



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Ekiti Central 2023 Elections: I will not take my unopposed ticket for granted – Sen. Bamidele



Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, who also doubles as Chairman of Southern Senators Forum of the 9th Assembly, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, has said that he would never take the decision of the leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to return him back to Senate through an unopposed party ticket for granted.

Senator Bamidele in a statement issued by his media office after he was screened by the APC Senatorial Screening Panel in Abuja pledged to do everything humanly possible to ensure that the party emerged victorious at the forthcoming June 18, 2022, Governorship Elections in the State.

He commended the Screening Committee for proper organisation and conduct of the screening process .

Speaking on his unopposed aspiration in Ekiti Central Senatorial District, he said, “I do not take it for granted that I am being returned unopposed as the Flagbearer of our party in the 2023 Ekiti Central Senatorial elections.

” It means so much to me, I am grateful to the leadership of APC in Ekiti State and grateful to the leadership of the party at the National level. I am also grateful to the people of Ekiti Central Senatorial District for this honor. I don’t take it for granted ar all. That no one is running against me in this race for the ticket of the party is an endorsement of my humble efforts in ensuring effective representation in the Senate in the last three years. It is also an acknowledgment by the leadership of the party and members of the party that I could be entrusted with the position of an elected Representative of the people and one of the leaders of our people in this tough time.

“It is not that we don’t have equally qualified people or eligible people who can obtain the form. But the fact that this has not happened and the leadership of the party has done so much to ensure that I am given a smooth ride to be the candidate of the party, is, to me a sincere and profound effort and from whom to whom much is given, much is also expected.

” It is a call to further and greater duty. I will do everything possible to ensure the unity of the party through meaningful reconciliation where it is still necessary to do so and to ensure to drive a process in which there will be integrity and mutual trust.”

On Ekiti Governorship Election, he said, “Going back home, we have an immediate assignment, which is to go and campaign thoroughly and vigorously to ensure the victory of our party in the June 18 Governorship Election in Ekiti and I believe that is the next assignment I am looking forward to and I will put in my best in this regard by the Grace of God.”

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Ekiti Central 2023: Senator Bamidele Submits Re-election forms



Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele


The Chairman of Southern Senators Forum and Senate Committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael  Opeyemi Bamidele has submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for All Progressive Congress (APC), Ekiti Central Senatorial District for re-election as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Ekiti Central Senator, in a statement issued by his media Office in  Abuja, pledged to attract more dividends of democracy to the people of Ekiti Central if re-elected as Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He also thanked the leadership of APC in Ekiti State and party members for their continuous support towards his re-election.

The statement reads, ”  Today Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms, at the International conference center,  Abuja.

“Bamidele after submitting the nomination and expression of interest form appreciated the leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State and members of the party for their continuous support towards his re-election to the Red Chamber in 2023.”

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SP Lawan lauds Ajibola Bashiru’s appointment as Oyetola’s Campaign DG 



Senate Spokesman, Senator Ajibola Bashiru


The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, on his appointment as the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for the Osun 2022 governorship election.

Bashiru who represents Osun Central at the Senate was last Thursday inaugurated alongside other members of the Campaign Council by the State Chairman of the APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun.

SRJ as he is fondly called is to lead other sub-committees in the nine federal constituencies of Osun to actualize the success of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the APC in the July 16 governorship election.

In a short message to the Senator, SP Ahmad Lawan congratulated and wished him Allah’s guidance and protection in his new assignment, which he described as onerous.

“Distinguished chairman, congratulations on your appointment as the DG of the Gubernatorial Campaign of your state. I wish you Allah’s guidance and protection in this onerous assignment. Regards,” he said.


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