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We’ll Prevail On Fayemi To Contest 2023 Presidential Polls – Ekiti Obas

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We'll Prevail On Fayemi To Contest 2023 Presidential Polls - Ekiti Obas

The Ekiti State Council of Obas has said its members would prevail on Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to contest the 2023 presidential election.

The monarchs stated this in Ado- Ekiti on Tuesday when Ekiti Concern Group led by Chief Samuel Bejide paid an advocacy visit to the traditional rulers during their monthly council meeting.

The Chairman of the Traditional Council and Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi disclosed that the council would soon appoint delegates that would convey its decision to the governor.

Oba Alabi stressed that Dr Fayemi had the experience, knowledge and expertise to pilot the affairs of the country. He added that Ekiti Obas would prevail on the governor and ensure he contest in the coming presidential election.

Oba Alabi noted that the governor has been instrumental in proffering solution to some of the knotty issues affecting the country, adding that his resourcefulness has endeared him to the hearts of the various ethnic groups in the country.

“We as traditional rulers in EKiti are fully in support of Governor Kayode Fayemi. We are going to prevail on him to run for the presidency of this country because what we want for Nigeria is the best, age is on his side, he is very young and hale, he has the strength, I can attest to that.

“For somebody to be president of this complex and complicated Nigeria, he should be between the age of 50 and 60 or maximum 65, when you are getting to 70 and you say you want to be president of Nigeria, it is problem because the problem of the country is enormous.

“Moreover, the greatest problem we are facing in the country today is the problem of insecurity everywhere, north south, east and west. We need somebody that has competence and capacity to handle this, Dr Kayode Fayemi has his PhD in war management, we are almost in the state of war in Nigeria today.

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“We need somebody that can manage it and I can say without equivocation that he has the wherewithal to lead this country and by the grace of God we as traditional rulers will back him, support him and use everything at our disposal to ensure his success, at an opportune time we will send a delegation to him”, he said.

In his remarks, Chief Bejide said the group was on advocacy visit to drum support that would compel Governor Fayemi to see the need to contest for the coming presidential election in the country.

He said the achievement of the governor in Ekiti State and as Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) coupled with his character, integrity and pedigree were the reason behind the move of the group.

Bejide who was accompanied to the council meeting by the Chairman Amotekun Board, Chief Akin Aregbesola and the Special Advisers Gender Empowerment and Social Mobilization, Chief Mrs Moji Fafure expressed confidence in the ability of the governor to perform credibly well if given the opportunity by Nigerians.

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Sanwo-Olu Signs Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

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Sanwo-Olu Signs Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

A bill prohibiting open cattle grazing became law in Lagos State on Monday.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi, who made this known , said that the governor signed the bill on Monday .

“Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signs the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law,” he posted on Facebook.

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It was previously reported that the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, September 9, 2021, passed the bill entitled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa subsequently directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The bill was passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bill was read the third time.

 

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More Trouble Coming To South-East If IPOB Stops Anambra Governorship Poll – Ubah

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More Trouble Coming To South-East If IPOB Stops Anambra Governorship Poll - Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has warned that there will be trouble if the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insists that the November 6, 2021 election won’t hold.

Ubah is the candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election.

Ubah, who represents Anambra South in the upper legislative chamber spoke on Monday in an interview with BBC Pidgin monitored .
IPOB had threatened that no election would hold in the entire South-East zone (Imo, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi and Abia states) till it achieved its agitation for secession from the Nigerian state.

Police stations, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission and other government institutions have been burnt by hoodlums in the past few months. Though security agents have blamed the violence on members of the IPOB’s military wing, the Eastern Security Network, as masterminds of the attacks, the proscribed group has denied the allegations.

On how the worsening security situation in the South-East could affect the November governorship election in Anambra, Ubah said: “We will talk to our brothers – the IPOB people, they should not say no election because if they say so, they will be imposing something we don’t want.

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“So, we have to tell them the importance. We know they have power but let them pipe down for us to do this election because if we don’t do this election proper, there will be trouble. Anambra is the head of Igbo nation.”

When asked what the sit-at-home order by IPOB had caused Anambra, Ubah said: “You cannot estimate (it), the trauma also is so much.

The truth about it is that our governors should wake up and engage with IPOB.

“It is IPOB that gave such an order; talk to them, tell them that we are losing. We are agitating, we must fight for our brother but we can’t also be fighting for our brother and suffering our people.”

Continuing, the senator said: “I believe in the Nigerian entity, I believe also that we, the Igbos, through the instrumentality of our state governments, can make Igbo a mini-nation inside the nation.

“We have everything as contained in the Nigerian constitution as a legitimate state, a state that can make what we want. I don’t think unless I change the name of the state; I believe that the more I get from Nigeria, I can now partner with our brothers abroad to bring the aspirations and what they want in the state.”

Ubah also noted that South-East politicians were working on a political solution to resolve the case of the detained IPOB leader.

 

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Why We’ll Continue To Lead Nigeria – Northern Elders

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THE Northern Elders Forum has given insight why the north will continue to lead Nigeria.

The elders said that the north was in the process of rebuilding itself and was not prepared to play second fiddle in a nation where it clearly enjoys numerical strength.

The Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said this while delivering a keynote address at the maiden Maitama Sule Lecture Series organized by the students’ wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups, held at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on Saturday.

He said: “We will lead Nigeria the way we have led Nigeria before whether we are president or vice president, we will lead Nigeria. We have the majority of the votes and democracy says vote whom you want.

“Why should we accept a second class position when we know we can buy a form and contest for first class and we will win?

“Why does anybody need to threaten us and intimidate us? We will get that power but be humble because power comes from God. We inherited leadership and being honest is not being stupid.

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“The North has pride; we are humble enough to know that we are going to run Nigeria with other people but we are not going to play a second fiddle to anybody. We may not have the most robust economy, there are people who are trying to strangulate us even more than we are being strangled.

“We are ready for this. We will consider every economic adversity, challenge. We will fix the Northern economy and we are the only one who can fix this Northern economy. For that reason, we are not for sale. We are in the process of rebuilding the North and we will rebuild the North from 2023.

“Whether the North holds power in 2023 or not anybody who wants to break up in this country will say so, they are just looking for excuses. This is democracy. If they don’t like what Nigeria is, they will say they want to break up from this country, we don’t pay attention to those people, we are focused on the fact that we are running a democratic system.”

The NEF’s spokesman added :“If the majority of Nigeria voters vote for a candidate from the North and he becomes the president and somebody doesn’t want to live under the Nigerian president, the person can leave.”

 

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