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Nobody Can Unseat Obaseki, Says Umahi

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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Friday assured Godwin Obaseki will be re-elected Governor of Edo state.

He said nothing will stop the Governor’s re-election because he has done well and deserves to continue in office.

Obaseki is a member of the All Progressive Congress(APC) while Umahi is a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Umahi was addressing Obaseki’s wife, Betsy and other Southern Governors’ Wife’s who were on a courtesy call to him in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State Capital.

The Governor’s Wives were in the state for the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Wifes’ Forum quarterly meeting.

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Umahi said: “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will dot is God that has the final say and I can assure you Ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God I also prophesy . And because of the good work your husband is doing for the people of Edo State no man can unseat him.

“Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say and I can assure you ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God I also prophesy. And because of the good
work your husband is doing for the people of Edo state, no man can
unset him.

“I made this statement so that the glory of God will become larger. It happened here in Ebonyi.

”I have a testimony of what God can do. Even in our NEC meeting, when Obaseki speaks, you see Economics.

“You see a man that came from private sector background. And so, we can’t wish that away. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us.

“You know the Governors; we have so many elections. First is the primary, second one is the poll, then the third one is the tribunal. Then another one is the appeal and then the election of the elections is the supreme court.

“So, it is not an easy thing and if the hand of God is not upon you, you can’t scale through all these hurdles. And so, it is God who has brought all of us to leadership and I say double congratulations to all of us”.

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BREAKING: APC Suspends Obaseki’s Aide

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An aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr. Kaycee Osamwonyi, has been suspended from the ruling All Progressives Congress for allegedly engaging in acts of thuggery, hooliganism and causing factions within the party.

Kaycee was suspended by APC leaders in Ward six Uhunmwode local government area.

The motion for the suspension of Kaycee was moved by Hon. Harrison Orobor and adopted by party members present at the meeting.

Other reasons adduced for the suspension of Kaycee were engaging in activities that have brought the APC to ridicule and opprobrium in Ward 06 and promoting subversion and breaches of the Constitution of the APC.

A disciplinary committee was set up to look into the allegations against Kaycee and submit its report within two weeks.

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Members of the disciplinary committee were named as Hon. Clifford Igbineweka, Saturday Enaruerue, Stanley Onaghise, Lucky Onobun and Iziegbe Airhienbuwa.

When contacted for comments, Kaycee promised to respond but he was yet to do so as at press time.

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2023: Tinubu Has All It Takes To Be President — APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has said the the National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has all it takes to take a shot at the Presidency in 2023.

According to the APC Lagos chapter, the former Governor of the state is qualified because of his commitment, resourcefulness and pedigree.

The statement was released by the Secretary of APC in Lagos State, Lanre Ogunyemi, during a press briefing in Lagos to unveil newly elected executives.

Ogunyemi further stated that Tinubu has the right to aspire to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 whether he has informed the party or not.

He added that it is the decision of Nigerians to accept him when the time comes.

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Ogunyemi said, “Tinubu has all it takes to lead this country and he has all the fundamental rights as a Nigerian to aspire.”

“It’s now left for Nigerians to accept or not. It’s now left for the party to decide who they want as the presidential candidate come 2023.”

“Whether he has briefed us or not on his aspiration, whether he is expressing any body language, whether people are against it or not, we are sure that he has everything to lead this nation.”

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Kaduna Assembly Gets New Speaker, Deputy

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Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has been elected as the new Kaduna Speaker.

His election came barely an hour after Hon Aminu Abdullahi Shagali resigned as Speaker.

Hon. Zailani, who represents Igabi West Constituency in the Assembly, was the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly until his election to lead the House on Tuesday.

Zailani is a strong member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Also, Hon Mukhtar Isa Hazo, representing Bassawa Constituency has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker.

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Both of them have been sworn-in by the Clark of the Assembly.

The former Speaker, who represents Sabon-Gari Constituency in the Assembly, officially submitted his resignation letter to clerk of the House Tuesday morning.

The Nation gathered that members of the House had started collecting signatures to impeach him before he eventually bowed to pressure and resigned.

Chairman, House Committee on information, Honourable Tanimu Musa confirmed he submitted his resignation letter.

However, Shagali’s offence warranting the alleged plan impeachment was yet to be unraveled as the time of filing this report.

The 40-year old Aminu Abdullahi Shagali became the Assembly Speaker on the coming of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to power in 2015.

He was re-elected to preside over the House in 2019 on strong recommendation of Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i.

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