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2019 election:Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu APC Excos endorse Adedoyin Ibikunle

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2019 election:Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu APC Excos endorse Adedoyin Ibikunle

The Executive Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Kabba/Bunu and Ijumu Local Govrrnment Areas, have assured the foremost and the leading Senatorial Aspirant in Kogi West, Chief (Mrs) Adedoyin Ibikunle of their full support both at the primary and in 2019 general elections.

The excos gave the assurance at a meeting the Aspirant and her Campaign Team held with them to submit her Letter of Intent at the APC Secretariats in Yara and Kabba on Friday.

The duo APC executives of the LGAs, hailed the aspirant for her boldness and doggedness being a woman to signify her interest to contest for senator in the midst of several male aspirants.

Addressing the executive members of APC in both Ijumu and Kabba/Bunu at their different Secretariats, Adedoyin thanked them for the confidence reposed in her and for the warm reception, saying she was highly motivated and encouraged.

“I am a generous woman of high integrity who loves to put smiles on people’s faces. I have been assisting the less privileged people for over 20 years through my NGO, Doyin & Sazan Foundation.

“We have empowered jobless youths, women, widows and donating funds for payment of WAEC and NECO for indigent students, offered free medical treatment for vulnerable people in Yagba,” Adedoyin said.

She added that she had also facilitated loans for women and farmers across Kogi west senatorial district, stressing that she would do more when elected as the senator to represent them.

“I am here to introduce myself to you because I need your absolute trust to become a senator, who will respresent the interest of the people of Kogi west in the National Assembly, and I promise I will not dissappoint you.

“If you give me the opportunity and support me to get to that position without underrating me, I promise I will be a senator with a difference,” Adedoyin said.

Responding, Mr Elisha Mosunle, APC Chairman, Kabba/Bunu LGA, commended Adedoyin for the letter of intent and lauded her boldness for coming out to contest for the Kogi West Senatorial seat.

“We, as a people, are ready to support Yagba candidacy for Kogi west senatorial seat in the National Assembly both in primary and in the 2019 general elections, because we believe that it is Yagba turn.

“We urge you to carry Kabba/Bunu people along because any aspirant that does not recognise us due to our voting strength will definitely lose.

“We have 30 wards in our LGA, and when you have the 30 wards, victory is sure because Kabba/Bunu electorates will always come out massively to vote.

“We urge you to be faithful to us and play your own part, and our people will not dissappoint you. You will enjoy the favour of God and that of Kabba/Bunu APC Exco and the electorates,” Mosunle said.

Mr Juwon Gabriel, Iluke APC Ward Chairman, who spoke on behalf of Kabba/Bunu Ward Cahirmen, also assured Adedoyin of their full support, saying “as far as we are concern, it is Yagba turn for Senate, and we want to give women a chance.”

“We believe it is now Yagba turn to represent us in the Senate; when you get there, I urge you to accomodate all your consituents in Kogi west including Kabba/Bunu,” Gabriel said.

The APC Kabba/Bunu Youth Women Leader, Mrs Theresa Olorunmado, and Youth Leader, Mr Kolawole Arokoyo, both affirmed their unflinching support for the aspirants, but called on her to be opened to them when elected..

At Ijumu LGA, the APC Chairman, Elder Samuel Abejide, urged Adedoyin not to put her trust in any man but God, saying no man could give power except God.

Abejide also urged her to be sensitive and have a discerning spirit, never to allow some political jobbers to hinder her, saying God has the final say, but urged her to interact more with leaders.

While assuring her of their support, Abejide appeal to the aspirant to maintain her integrity when elected as a senator and never rescinded on her promises.

Mr Jethro Bamidele, Chairman Egbeda Ward, who spoke on behalf of Wards’ Chairmen in Ijumu LGA, said they were all pleased with Adedoyin’s comment, and prayed that God would give her the wherewithal to enable her secure the ticket.

Bamidele, however urged the senator to be, to remain humble and remember all her constituents when she got there, saying she would triumph effortlessly.

Ijumu LGA Women Leader, Mrs Tosin Ampitan, and Youth Leader, Hon Kehinde Ibitayo, commended the aspirant for her courage to have signified her interest and assured her of their support.

“Ijumu women are ready to give you our full support because women always come out massively to vote. We want you to help our jobless youths when you get there.

Our past male senators have failed us, we want to give woman a chance,” the women leader said.

The visit by Chief Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle and her campaign team to Kabba/Bunu and Ijumu LGAs witnessed a very huge turnouts of electorates, who trooped to the two APC Secretariats in their respective LGAs to show her their love and support.

The events were well attended by representatives of APC Excos from all the seven LGAs in Kogi west, including the Zonal Women Leader and other APC stalwarts across the district.

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Bogoro youths reject LG election results, over massive rigging

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From Ali Sara, Bauchi

Concerned Bogoro Youth Forum in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State have rejected the Local Government election results that took place last Saturday.
They alleged that the election was characterised by massive rigging.

The Youth Forum protested in Bogoro LGA capital to register their grievances.
They said, “This is the first time in our history that we are witnessing an election like this whereby results were being announced while voting was still ongoing.
“We demand that our votes must count adding whoever wins at the poll should be declared winner, we are not supporting any particular political party, but we need justice and fairness”.

The Chairman of the Forum Mr. Jerome Issac alleged that in Bogoro, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agents were seen abandoning ballot papers and other sensitive election materials

Isaac lamented that the results were announced and PDP candidates declared winners when the votes had not been collated”. He said.

“All we want is that our votes must be counted before declaring the winner of the election. I want to also remind the Governor that this was not what happened during his election in 2019 when the people stood by him and elected him as their leader, this shows that he is not a democrat and it is not good for our fledging democracy”.
The PDP
You may recall that the Peoples Democratic Party won all seats in the LG election from councillorship level to the Chairmananship.
Even some members of the state Assembly have rejected the results.

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LG election: Dogara’s aides express confidence of victory

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From Ali Sara, Bauchi

As the people of Bauchi State file out tomorrow to exercise their franchise in the Local Government election, the battle for supremacy between the two major gladiating political parties; the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) is expected to play out.

The immediate past speaker of the House of representatives Honorable Yakubu Dogara who recently joined the APC in his Bogoro local government has vowed to leave no stone unturned having embarked on door to door campaign to ensure victory.
Those vying for the chairmanship seat in the local government are Honorable Bulus Iliya of APC and Honorable Iliya Habila of PDP who are both former Senior Special Assistants to the former Speaker.

Flagging off his campaign Wednesday Honorable Iliya said that he is not afraid of the ruling party because the youth and women are with him.

According to him, he cannot be intimidated by anybody saying he does whatever he sets out to do without fear.
“I don’t fear face because I believe in God and God decide who will rule the LGA. I am not afraid that I am contesting against the ruling party, why because I know the masses are with me and I am sure I will defeat PDP on saturday”.

The APC candidate alleged that the only option for the ruling People’s Democratic Party is to try to manipulate the election because they have the government.
He expressed the believe that with God and the people by his side he will win the election.

“Definitely, if they are going to conduct a credible election we will be victorious come this Saturday”, he confidently boasted.

He called on the electorate to be law abiding, even as he advised them to protect their votes.

On his part Honorable Iliya Habila who is the immediate past Care taker Chairman of Bogoro LGA and the flag bearer of the PDP said he does not need to campaign because within the ten months of his stewardship in office the people can testify to his giant strides in the area of human and infrastructure development.

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Lawan congratulates Ondo Governor on re-election

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has sent a congratulatory message to the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election to a second term at Saturday’s election.
Lawan also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the victory of its candidate at the election, saying the triumph is well-deserved and heart warming.This was contained in a statement that was issued in Abuja yesterday by his special adviser on media Ola Awoniyi.The president of the senate noted that the election was a referendum on the stewardship of Governor Akeredolu in the last four years and that the Governor has passed the examination in flying colours.
The Senate President commended the people of Ondo State for their peaceful conduct at the poll, which has demonstrated their confidence in their country’s democratic process.
He also thanked the Ondo people for their consistency in identifying with progressive platforms now ably represented by the APC.
“By the outcome of this election, the people of Ondo State have spoken in a loud and unambiguous voice that the APC offers the best platform for the pursuit of their development goals and political aspirations.
“The electoral victory in Ondo State is a re-affirmation of the people’s faith in the APC government and the capacity of Governor Akeredolu to continue the transformation of  the state by consolidating on his achievements and opening new frontiers of development in the Sunshine State,” Lawan says.
The Senate President admonished the Governor not to deviate from the path that has taken him to a fresh mandate from his people. He also urges him to continue to implement APC’s progressive programmes for the benefit of all Ondo people.
Lawan called on other contestants in the election to join hands with the winner in working for the common good of Ondo people.

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