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Ekiti Governorship: APC Congratulates Kayode Fayemi On Primary Election Victory, Receive Primary Committee Report

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Monday congratulated Dr. Kayode Fayemi on his emergence as the Party’s candidate for the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election following Dr. Fayemi’s victory at Saturday’s APC governorship Primary election.
Odigie-Oyegun also hailed the camaraderie displayed by other APC governorship aspirants after the result announcement of Saturday’s widely-hailed exercise.
The APC National Chairman spoke after receiving the Ekiti Primary Election committee report from the committee chairman, Governor of Nasarawa State, H.E. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura at the Party’s National Secretariat.
He said Dr. Fayemi was on a rescue mission to save the people of Ekiti from the abusive leadership the state has suffered in the last four years.
Speaking on Monday, Odigie-Oyegun said: “At the end of the first attempt (Primary Election), we were all low spirited. But by the time we finished the second go at it, we thought what you (committee) have done is something that will go down into our history as one of the most clinically-executed primaries.
“I want to praise the aspirants. Nerves were frayed at the very beginning but I noticed the camaraderie with which they embraced themselves at the end of the exercise. Each and everyone that has spoken publicly have expressed satisfaction with the transparency of the exercises, so I must congratulate the committee.
“It was sad that we had a false start but for me it was also fortuitous. I think it was God’s plan. Before the committee started its work, there was already that atmosphere of suspicion that the deck has been loaded against most of the aspirants. And they say in politics perception is very dangerous. It is that perception that propelled the overzealous agents to disrupt the exercise.”
Odigie-Oyegun disclosed that already serious work was underway to consolidate on the successes of the Primary Election.
“Every effort is now being made to bring all the contestants and stakeholders together to ensure that the victory that you  (committee) have started is carried through right to the July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election.
“All the aspirants have attested to the transparency of the exercise, contrary to some of the earlier espoused views. That gives room for unity of purpose between them. It is for us a very important election, not just from the view of the people of Ekiti, but from the type of very abusive leadership, totally lacking of decorum and respect that has been inflicted on the people of Ekiti over the last four years.
“It is an election we are going to take very seriously. Fortunately the candidate made an exemplary speech when his victory was declared and ofcourse as a result of that all the aspirants have warmed up to him. So the stage has been set for an exciting campaign process and for a victory which by God’s grace and the will of the people of Ekiti will become inevitable in July.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Primary Election Committee and Governor of Nasarawa State, H.E. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura said his committee was delighted over the successful completion of the Primary Election and Monday’s submission of the committee’s report after a previously botched exercise.
“It must be emphasised that the derailment of the first exercise was not as a result of poor preparations or lack of capacity to conduct such elections. Everything was perfect, accreditation, voting was well underway until some overzealous and hyper active agents disrupted the election” he said.
Governor Al-Makura said there were lessons learnt from the prior mired primary election particularly in relation to security, venue, delegates and aspirants, saying “The committee made sure that lapses that were observed during the last exercise were corrected”.
He hailed the cooperation from the aspirants and peaceful conduct of the delegates which he said made last Saturday’s exercise rancour-free.
“We were so impressed and excited immediately after declaring the results to find most of the aspirants in the gallery coming around and congratulating Dr. Fayemi and showing him solidarity. I believe the Party should use that platform to ensure cohesion and affinity among aspirants. I believe if the Party encourages these aspirants, they will deploy their efforts in ensuring that we win July 14 Ekiti Governorship Election.” he said.

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Atiku’s America visit: Check your BP, Frank urges Buhari, APC leaders, supporters

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To avoid unforseen circumstances, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the leaders of the ruling party, including President Muhammadu Buhari and its supporters to ensure a check of their Blood Pressures over Thursday’s visit to America by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Frank said the advice becomes necessary because the former Vice President was demonized through some propagandists in the ruling party that Alhaji Atiku will be arrested in United State of America anytime he visits the country, adding that the recent development has proven otherwise.

Reacting in a statement Frank signed on Friday, he said Atiku’s Thursday’s visit to America and his acceptance by the US government has shown the world, especially Nigerian voters that all campaign of colony against the Waziri Adamawa were just propaganda to demonise him, which Nigerians should disregard.

According to Frank, going to America wouldn’t have being an issue if not for the challenge APC threw at Atiku and to prove to the world that he (Atiku) has never been indicted of corruption allegation anywhere in the world.

Frank said Thursday’s night must have been a sleepless one for some leaders of APC who had lied to their supporters about Atiku.

“APC made it a campaign issue that Atiku can never step on American soil without being arrested. In fact, I have read so many APC supporters who vowed to vote for Atiku if he does. Now, I believe they can now deal with it.

“Obviously stunned by the reality, I advice those of you still in APC or supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid to have a change of mind now by joining the moving trains because the development has nailed the coffin of the APC’s propaganda.”

While thanking the American government for its fairness and refusal to succumb to blackmails by the APC apologists, Frank said that Atiku’s visit to America is about economy development of Nigeria, creating conducive businesses environment and create massives jobs for Nigerians.

He added that Atiku Abubakar’s presidency will strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and the United State of America if elected.

“Recall a statement credited to the Minister of Information and Culture, calling of the US not to give Atiku a Visa to the country. Lai Mohammed also stated that if Atiku is given a visa it will amount to an endorsement by the US government.

“The Minister should now know as predicted by him that by the special grace of God America will endorse Waziri Adamawa because he is a better candidate than President Muhammadu Buhari.”

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Bayelsa is the new model of transformation- Dikson

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The governor of Bayelsa state, gov Henry Seriake Dickson has disclosed that the state is the new model of transformation in Nigeria today.

Gov Dickson who was a recipient of the prestigious Daily Asset newspaper award in Abuja, as the man of the year 2018 noted that a visit to the state will convince every doubt.

The governor who was represented by the commissioner of Information and strategy Daniel Iworiso Markson emphasized that the state does not go shopping for award.

According to the information commissioner, the restoration agenda places top priority on free education as a means to place bayelsa on the world map.

“Let it be on record the we do not go shopping for awards, the awards have been coming and are still because of the tremendous work ongoing in our state.

“The people of Bayelsa are privileged to have a governor like the country man governor at the helm of affairs, Bayelsa state is the new model of transformation in Nigeria. You need to see the state 7 years ago when we came into office but coming back to Bayelsa today, you will find it hard to recognize.

“In the state today, we have an international airport, we have one of the best public schools in the country where we are giving young people free education from primary to secondary. So this award is just a testimony to the fact that the world recognizes what we have done in Bayelsa and what we are still doing”.

The governor who thanked the organizers of the award said that recognition such as this will spur his administration to work harder.

Other recipient of the daily asset award include Speaker, House of Reps, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, Governor Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom, Governor of v state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and post humous award was given to late miss ochanya Elizabeth, as the daily asset young person of the year 2018 for being asexually abused by her guardian among others.

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Plagiarism Controversy: APC in a Manifesto Mess, Accused Hackers of Conspiracy

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It was mild drama as the ruling All Progressive Congress( APC)caught in another plagiarism controversy mess as it was accused of plagiarism in its manifesto that was themed “keeping America safe and secure” . It was a featured on its website in a section which was dedicated to energy policy ahead of a general election slated for February.

It was speculated with the title , “Our first priority is keeping America safe and secure”, and featured rambling copy critics said was likely lifted from other websites.

It is no longer news that the Ruling party ,headed by president Muhammadu Buhari was accused in the past of plagiarism,notably the president swearing in speech in 2015.

The former aide for ex-Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri,who in the past has been one of the famous critics accused the APC of “obviously” lifting the language “from Donald Trump”, though it is not clear when or even if the US president ever used the wording.

Refuting the allegation, was the APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, who blamed it on hackers and mischief makers and stated on Twitter that the website had been “hacked” and “unauthorised content” posted on it, adding that the party won’t allow the desperate people to succeed in their evil plots.

It was gathered that the content was quickly change and replaced with new innovation and inscriptions.

Nigerian could still recalled that ,it is not the first time the APC has been accused of plagiarism where in 2016, president Buhari was forced to apologise after it was revealed that a number of contents in a speech launching his presidential campaign had been lifted from the then American president , Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential victory speech.

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