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APC: Amaechi Bound To Reject Membership Of Tinubu Campaign Council – Insider

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The immediate past minister of Transport and former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi may not accept his appointment as the Special Adviser on Infrastructure of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, inside sources have hinted.

Recall that Amaechi was recently listed as a member of the constituted Presidential Campaign Council( PCC) to pilot the Tinubu/Shettima ticket for the forthcoming election.

Amaechi battled Tinubu for the party’s sole ticket in Abuja back in June, 2022, but the former Lagos Governor and co-founder of the party emerged winner.

At the end of the heavily contested ticket, the former minister of Transport, emerged first runner-up at the primary.

Amaechi was a two-time Director-General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Council in 2014-2015 and 2018-2019 and one of the pillars of the merger that saw the dethronement of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Feelers from the camp of the former Rivers State Governor said the Ikwerre-born politician had felt let down by the APC’s flagbearer in more than one way since after the presidential primary which he lost.

Recall that Amaechi had during the 60th birthday celebration of Apostle Eugene Ogu, General Overseer of Abundant Life Evangel Mission in Port Harcourt, said that those who voted during the APC presidential primary were regretting their decision.

Amaechi said delegates who allowed money to influence their decision during the presidential primary are now regretting it.

Amaechi then suggested that the former Lagos East Senator used his enormous wealth to control the outcome of the presidential primary to his own favour.

Furthermore, the former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, is said to have been hugely offended and is angry over the attitude of Tinubu and his boys towards him, especially their unholy romance with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Apart from Tinubu’s meeting with Wike at different locations in Europe after the presidential primaries of both parties, some of Asiwaju’s loyalists, Governor Babagide Sanwo-Olu and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila have visited the Governor in Port Harcourt.

There are reports that the Jagaban and his proteges were planning to lure the former PDP Presidential aspirant to the APC, believing he would deploy the state’s resources to help them win the 2023 presidential election and that Amaechi feels he is being undermined as the leader of the APC in Rivers and a pillar of the party, nationally.

The former Rivers Assembly Speaker is reportedly feeling he has been sidelined and disregarded by the party he worked hard to build.

He feels it was a let down to him personally for the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Rivers State to visit his State and had meetings with his political arch-enemy, to the extent of trying to bring him onboard the APC.

Another major reason Amaechi could turn down participating in the APC campaign is that he was not consulted before the campaign council was formed, according to an insider.

Asked if the former Governor was elated to be appointed as a member of the APC campaign council, an insider, who pleaded anonymity, told DAILY POST, “Elated over what? Are You talking about someone who with the help of very few others removed the PDP and Goodluck Jonathan from power in 2015?

“Are you talking about a two-time Speaker of the Rivers House of Assembly, a two-time Governor of Rivers State, a two-time Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, a two-time Minister of the Federal Republic? How can Amaechi be dancing because of a mere appointment as adviser in a campaign council when he was the Director-General of the Campaign Council that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015 and 2019? The question should not be whether Amaechi was elated to be given an appointment by Tinubu, it should be whether Amaechi would accept the appointment?”

Asked about the possibility that the former minister might accept the appointment, the source added, “The minister has not spoken yet. But the fact is that he does not feel carried along until this appointment and there’s the possibility that he may not want to commit himself fully because he is a man that doesn’t force himself into where he is not wanted. I won’t speak for him though.”

Also speaking with DAILY POST on the matter, a former spokesman for the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said, “Amaechi is yet to speak and I have not spoken to him about the list to know his reaction about it. He is yet to direct us on what to do but I am convinced that he will speak if there is any need in that regard. Let us give him some time.”

“[And for me], I don’t have any feelings about the APC Presidential Campaign Council formation.

“Those in charge have done what they feel is the best for the party so we need to give them time to articulate themselves and map out strategies on how to solicit votes from Nigerians. Ours is to pray for them to succeed.”

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Osun: PDP Govs Congratulate Sen. Adeleke, Pledges Unconditional Support

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The Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke on his inauguration as Governor of Osun State.

The forum also pledged unconditional support for Senator Adeleke throughout his tenure.

Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in a statement by the Director-General, Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum said Senator Adeleke’s July 2022 victory at the polls was a testimony to the gallant efforts, hard work, teamwork, skillful campaigns, efficient resource allocation, openness, and humility exhibited over the years.

It recalled that “at the campaigns, he concentrated on issues that mattered most to Osun people and they, in turn, responded in kind with their votes, bestowing on him and the PDP an earth-shaking victory of historic proportions.”

The statement said “this proves once again that God’s time is the best. He chooses the time and the place.

“This mandate has all the trapping of the love and prayers of the people. The PDP – GF looks forward to a very engaging and prosperous first tenure for Governor Adeleke and enjoins all the people of the state to continue to pray for him, and support him with their undiluted loyalty, as his heart is full of love and concern for their wellbeing.

“Today, the path has been cleared and the light of progress is shining on Osun State. It is now time for the “People’s governor” a man so much loved by the people, to settle down to develop a roadmap for the rapid development of Osun State. The State deserves the best”.

The Forum assured the people of Osun State that the PDP will not disappoint them.

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Video: Ademola Adeleke Sworn-in As 6th Elected Osun Gov

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Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been sworn-in as the 6th elected Governor of Osun State on Sunday morning.

At exactly 11:54am, Adeleke became the governor of Osun State after he was administered the oaths of allegiance and office by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo before a mammoth crowd of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, supporters and guests from all walks of life.

Justice Adepele-Ojo also administered the oaths on the new Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adegboyega Adewusi.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including the Presidential Candidate of the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, his wife, Titi, his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Governors of Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Bayelsa States and the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndidi Elumelu.

It was also graced by traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has reversed the name of the State from “State of Osun” to “Osun State” and also reversed its appellation from “The State of the Virtues” to “The State of the Living Spring”.

Adeleke also reversed all appointments made by the immediate past governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, effective from July 7th, 2022.

Governor Adeleke ordered that all government bank accounts be frozen.

He also stated that all actions of the Oyetola administration from July 17th will be revisited.

 

 

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(Video): Davido Makes First Public Appearance At Uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s Inauguration

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Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has made his first public appearance since the demise of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.

The singer is in Osun state for the inauguration of his uncle and governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke as the next governor of the state.

 

The music star had been grieving the loss of his son as he became inactive on social media platforms and avoided public events.

However, the singer seemed to be over the loss as he joined family and friends in preparation for the inauguration of his uncle, Ademola.

In a series of photos posted by his aide, Israel DMW on Instagram, Davido could be seen in the company of his crew donning a sky blue agbada and putting on a dark shade glasses.

Israel DMW captioned the pictures, “OGA, NO GO EVER MINUS. WE OUTSIDE. @adeleke_01 OSUN STATE GOVERNOR.

 

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