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APC attacks Jandor, Funke Akindele for visiting owners of auctioned vehicles

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The APC in Lagos State has condemned the visit by Olajide Adediran (Jandor) and Funke Akindele to the people whose vehicles were auctioned by the Lagos State government.

Seye Oladejo, the APC spokesperson in the state, in a statement on Sunday, described the visit as “appalling.”

He said by the visit, the duo, who are the guber candidate and running mate of the PDP, “have graduated from playing politics with human lives to blatantly encouraging the break down of law and order in our dear state.”

“The move of Jandor amounts to turning compassion and charity on its head,” the statement read.

“It was pathetic that he simply interpreted the loss of his hosts to having their means of livelihood taken away from them when in actual fact, people have lost their lives to accidents as a result of driving against traffic.”

Mr Adediran and his running mate visited some of the victims over the weekend, including one who lost his daughter while serving a three months sentence for a traffic offence. After serving the sentence, the government auctioned his vehicle.

The PDP candidate said the purpose of government is to seek citizens’ welfare.

“That is not to say that if you go on the wrong side of the law, you won’t be penalised for it. But we are standing against is that we don’t want a penalty that will take people’s means of livelihood away from them.”

The Lagos State government last Thursday auctioned 134 vehicles impounded for violating the state’s traffic law.

Read Lagos APC’s statement below:

JANDOR’S DESPERATION IS APPALLING.

Our attention has been drawn to the recent characteristic charade of the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos state, Jide Adediran.

It’s saddening that Jandor and his deputy, Funke Akindele, have graduated from playing politics with human lives to blatantly encouraging the break down of law and order in our dear state.

The visit to citizens who paid the price for violating state traffic laws, compensating , inducing and encouraging them is an act that’s totally unacceptable in any decent society.

The move of Jandor amounts to turning compassion and charity on its head.

It was pathetic that he simply interpreted the loss of his hosts to having their means of livelihood taken away from them when in actual fact, people have lost their lives to accidents as a result of driving against traffic.

However, we are not surprised by the promotion of lawlessness by the opposition party as it remains consistent with their desperation as we count down to the next elections.

Their role in the spread of Covid with the promotion and sponsorship of needless mass gatherings- ENDSARS- during pandemic and the social events hosted by his deputy, Funke Akindele are pointers to the lawlessness of the duo and their party.

We expect Funke to be eternally grateful to the state governor for receiving less than a slap on her wrist for a life threatening crime against the state.

There’s no doubt that good governance can only thrive where law and order prevail.

We recommend the recent honest admission of the former national deputy chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George, that the opposition party has no hope of winning elections in the South West to the political neophytes so that they can put their desperation in check.

They may wish to note that Lagosians are not fooled by their constantly playing to the gallery because they have nothing to offer.

Our government has the political will and duty to uphold the state laws at all times without succumbing to needless blackmail in the name of irresponsible politicking.

Seye Oladejo
Lagos State APC Spokesman.
18/09/2022.

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Just In: Supreme Court affirms Osun Gov-elect, Adeleke as PDP candidate

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The Supreme Court, on Thursday, affirmed the Governor-elect of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the gubernatorial election that held in the state on July 16.

The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismisses an appeal that was lodged against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi who laid claim to governorship ticket of the PDP, having emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the state.

Counsel to the Appellant, Mr. Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, withdrew the appeal after the panel led by Justice Amina Augie, drew his attention to the fact that the case was statute barred.

The panel had maintained that the appeal was incompetent, stressing that it was filed outside the 14 days period provided by the law.

 

 

 

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Breaking: I won’t appeal judgement barring me from senatorial poll — Lawan

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that he will not appeal the judgment delivered on Wednesday by the Federal High Court, Damaturu, in Yobe State, with respect to the forthcoming Yobe North senatorial district election.

Lawan said in a statement signed and released on Thursday that he had accepted the judgment of the court which disqualified his candidature and participation in the election.

Lawan said, “Yesterday, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Federal High Court in Damaturu delivered judgment on the rightful candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District for the 2023 National Assembly elections.

“The said judgement disqualifies my candidature and therefore my participation in the elections.

“After due consultations with my political associates, supporters and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgement. I accept the judgement.”

Lawan further appreciated his governor and his constituency member for their support. He added, “I deem it appropriate to thank His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam for the leadership role in the APC political family in Yobe State. I also thank His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni for the support and brotherhood.

“To my constituents, I thank you all for your unflinching support, loyalty and unreserved commitment to the course of building our people and Yobe North Senatorial District and indeed Yobe State.

“I want to assure you that I will continue to serve you in my personal and any other capacity at all times.”

“We journeyed together for a long time, and this journey will remain a life long journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all. Alhamdulillah,” he added.

Justice Fadima Aminu at a Damaturu Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the All Progressives Congress to forward the name of Machina to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the authentic winner of the primary, which was held on the 28/05/2022.

Aminu described the primary election where Lawan emerged as the candidate as “phantom.”

The continuity of Lawan’s 23 years sojourn as a lawmaker was laid to rest after over four months battle over the controversial ticket of the All Progressive Congress ticket.

 

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Tinubu absent as Obi, Atiku, other presidential candidates sign peace accord

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was absent on Thursday when the presidential candidates of other political parties signed a peace accord ahead of the 2023 elections.

Tinubu was represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima, at the event, which took place at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

Major contenders in the presidential race, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, were all present.

A report had earlier emerged that the APC candidate is currently in London, United Kingdom.

The peace accord was organised by the National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.

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