We Need Dedication, Hard Work To Win Ondo, Oyegun Tells APC Members

apc-members-at-ondo-rallyThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Oyegun, has asked members of his party in Ondo State to mobilise for the governorship candidate of the party, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in the November 26, election in Ondo State.

Mr Oyegun told members of the party on Thursday that wrestling power out of the hands of an incumbent government was not an easy task.

“For the APC to win the poll, dedication and hard work are major requirements needed from its members,” he said.

The Chairman of the APC spoke at the flag-off campaign of Mr Akeredolu held on Thursday in Akure, the State’s Capital, which was attended by prominent chieftains of the party from across Nigeria.

Mr Oyegun explained how important the state was to the Federal Government which it is in control of, emphasising that the state must join the mainstream politics.

The APC chairman said they would not allow the state to continue to remain in the hands of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, urging the electorates to give 90 per cent votes to his party.

“Are you happy with the present government in Ondo state? Do you want change? It is not easy to change. It is very easy to change and remove the present government but it requires hard work and dedication. I am convinced that the 26th of this month November is a day for us.

“I assure you that we in Abuja will support you to ensure that the APC takes over power in Ondo. Just as we will not let you down, please, pick your PVC and let it be ready. Tell your friends, family and other relatives, you need to vote for the APC, as this is the only party that can give you the desired change you are yearning for,” he told the crowd of supporters.

On his part, Mr Akeredolu boasted that the APC in the state would not miss the opportunity of joining the mainstream politics.

“We are committed to fighting this course. We should work together to ensure victory at the polls come November 26. We have promised that we will create jobs for the youths, through agriculture, entrepreneurship and Industrialisation.

“Our workers have not received their salaries in a long while but we will ensure that that becomes a thing of the past if we are elected into power.

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Members of the All Progressives Congress and supporters at the campaign in Ondo

“We will not frustrate the people but will bring smile to their faces.

“Twice this party has called me and twice I have answered the call. It is a call to serve the people and liberate the people of Ondo State and I believe that together we will triumph, with your support.

“Look at the calibre of governors, ministers and party members here. Let us vote right and vote for the APC, the winning party,” the APC candidate appealed.

He noted that as long as the APC was ruling in Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ogun and other states in the south-west, the party must take over Ondo State.

Some of the top party members at the rally were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, who represented the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who represented the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun Governors, Plateau, Simon Lalong, Borno, Kashim Shettima, Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal and Bauchi, Muhammed Abubakar.

Others were, Ministers of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali, Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, Communication, Adebayo Shittu, Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Uguru, Niger Delta (state), and Professor Cladius Daramola.

Also at the rally were Senator Joshua Dariye, Senator Olorumbe Mamora, Sola Iji, Pauline Tallen, and Chief Ayo Akinyelure, Segun Oni, Adeniyi Adebayo, Isaac Kekemeke, Ali Olanusi, Tayo Alasoadura and Ade Adetimehin, Osita Izunaso among others.

SGF Visits Borno, Adamawa, Condoles With Bomb Victims

bomb victims President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the people of Borno State over recent suicide bombings that has left many dead.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, led a six man delegation to convey the President’s reaction.

He was received by Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima and other state officials at the government house.

Babachir said President Buhari is saddened by the callous killings of soft targets going on and urged citizens to be vigilant and cooperate with security agencies in fishing out the insurgents living in their communities.

Governor Shettima expressed confidence that the Nigerian Army was winning the war against insurgency, explaining that community and religious leaders were already brainstorming on how to help end the attacks on mosques and public places.

The six man committee also visited victims of the suicide bombings at the Maiduguri General Hospital.

The SGF gave the assurance that the Federal Government would support public health facilities already overstretched by insurgency victims.

SGF Visits Adamawa

The SGF, Babachir David Lawal was also in the Yola on Saturday with the delegation from the Presidency.

He has conveyed the President’s message of sympathy and condolence to the people of Adamawa State.

The SGF who visited both the Yola Specialist Hospital and the Federal Medical Centre Yola described the incident as unfortunate.

He commended Governor Umaru Jibrilla for responding promptly and promised to assist the Adamawa State Government in the treatment of the bomb victims.

 

25 Poly Students Killed In Yola Mosque Blast

YolaThe Adamawa State Government has said that no fewer than 25 students and staff members of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, were affected in the blast at Jambutu Jumaat mosque on Friday.

The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Hamid Rufai said that four of the 25 students lost their lives while the rest, including two staff members, sustained various degrees of injury.

Mr Rufai added that the affected mosque belongs to the polytechnic community, which is located on the Jambutu campus, about five kilometres away from the main campus.

A federal government delegation led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Lawal Babachir, has visited Yola to commiserate with government and people of Adamawa.

The team visited government house, Lamido’s palace as well as the state special hospital and Federal Medical Centre to see the patients.

Buhari Commiserates With Osinbajos, Sends Delegation To Ikenne 

foreign loans-buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has placed a personal call to the family of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to commiserate with them over the death of Matriarch of the Awolowo family.

The late Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, the grand mother of Dolapo, the Vice President’s wife.

Buhari described the deceased as “an institution in her own right” and “a model of motherhood”.

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari told the Osinbajos that late Hannah Idowu was one of the greatest female political icons in Africa who was deservingly revered for her remarkable virtues.

Buhari noted that Idowu’s shining virtues as a great mother, wife and motivator, would live after her.

According to the statement, the President has dispatched a powerful Federal Government delegation to condole with the Awolowo family at Ikenne, Ogun State.

The delegation, which met the Vice President and other members of the Awolowo family, was led by Malal Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff.

He was accompanied by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir David Lawal, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olanishakin and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ambassador Oke.

The delegation extended his condolences to the family, the government and people of Ogun State over the death of Mrs. Awolowo.