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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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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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