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MAMA TARABA! Nigeria will continue to be APC forever – Aisha Alhassan

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The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as “Mama Taraba,” has said the All Progressives Congress will rule the country forever.

According to The Cable, Alhassan said this during the Inauguration of the Taraba State APC Chairman at the party’s secretariat on Monday.

She also expressed hope that APC will win in Taraba and Gombe in the 2109 elections. Mama Taraba said,

“I will make sure that in my zone, I follow up and by God’s grace, Gombe and Taraba will be taken over in 2019.

“And don’t even talk about Nigeria because it’s already APC and it will continue to be APC forever.”

“Crisis is normal in a big party like APC, once we can do our national convention, then we face the opposition PDP and I assure you that APC will win more states like Taraba in 2019.

“I have a right to choose who becomes the chairman of the party in the state.

“There is no faction in Taraba. We are very much together, there was no love lost in the state, we were never divided. It was all about political interests.”

Alhassan also revealed that she intends to contest in the state’s gubernatorial election in 2019. She said:

“I will re-contest the election again in 2019 if God keeps me alive and well.

“It is God that gives power to whoever he desires, I won the election 2015, but God did not give me power.

“I will keep trusting in him and the grassroots people of Taraba and God willing, I will win the election.”

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Ahead Councils polls, Bauchi govt dissolves LGA executives

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The Bauchi State Government on Wednesday dissolved the caretaker committee chairmen of the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.

The Newsmen reports that the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) has scheduled local government elections for Sep. 17, in the state.

A statement by Mohammed Baba, the Secretary to the State Government, said the dissolution was with immediate effect and aimed at providing a level playing ground for contestants.

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He added that the dissolution was in compliance with guidelines issued by the State Independent Electoral Commission, “for the provision of 30 days’ notice by all candidates, who wish to participate in the election.”

Baba said that in this respect,  the state governor, Bala Mohammed has approved the dissolution of all the chairmen with immediate effect.

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The SSG directed all the outgoing chairmen to hand over to their councils’ Heads of Administration.

He quoted the governor as commending the outgoing chairmen for their meritorious service and wishing them well in their future endeavors.

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Ondo election: Accord Party collapses structure for Jegede

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The Accord Party said it has collapsed its structures in all the 18 local government areas and 203 Wards in Ondo State to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the October governorship election in the state.

The party made the declaration at a joint meeting of Accord Party and PDP leaders held in Akure on Wednesday.

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Dr. Ambode Abiodun who led the Accord Party team stated that his parents would cooperate and fuse with the PDP at all levels.

Abiodun pleaded with the PDP members to show love and extend the hands of fellowship to those coming to join them.

He pledged to deliver votes that will not be less than 100,000 for Eyitayo Jegede in the October 10 election.

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In his response, Ondo State PDP Chairman Fatai Adams assured the Accord Party leadership of a swift and comprehensive integration process that would give everybody a sense of belonging.

Members of the State Working Committee, Board of Trustee, Chief Segun Adegoke, Amb. Omolade Oluwateru and Chairman Elders Committee, Dr. Tayo Dairo, were all present at the event.

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Sanwo-Olu mourns Onigbongbo LCDA boss, Babatunde Oke

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the sudden death of the Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state, Mr. Babatunde Oke.

Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said that Oke’s demise was a big loss to the council and the state.

Oke, a second term Chairman of Onigbongbo LCDA, died in the early hours of Wednesday (August 12, 2020) from complications arising from COVID-19.

He implored Lagosians to use the death of the council chairman as a reminder that all hands must be on deck in reducing the spread of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

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The governor also implored residents to obey basic rules and regulations with respect to COVID-19.

”The death of Hon. Babatunde Oke is a painful and great loss to the state. We must, however, not allow the death of Hon. Oke to deter us from forging ahead in our quest to finding a lasting solution to the dreaded coronavirus, which is ravaging the world.

”In fact, the best way we would preserve the memories of those we have lost to the virus is for the world to find a solution to the pandemic.

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”Needless for me to say that I am saddened by the death of this fine gentleman; a loyal party man and committed democrat, who had a deep understanding of local government administration and the political landscape.

‘The governor described the deceased as an extremely loyal politician and an invaluable asset to the All Progressives Council (APC).

He noted that Oke started his political journey with the progressives and remained in the fold until his death.

“There is no doubting the fact that he would be missed by the entire political class, particularly Onigbongbo LCDA, Lagos APC family, and the state as a whole,” he said.

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Sanwo-Olu also condoled with the immediate family of the departed, the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Lagos APC, Conference 57, and the entire people of Onigbongbo LCDA over the death of the late council boss.

He also prayed that God would grant ”the soul of our beloved Hon. Babatunde Oke eternal rest and comfort the immediate and political family of the deceased”

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