By Our Reporter, Benin
The attention of the Edo State APC Stakeholders has been drawn to the so-called memo written to the Chief Bisi Akande-led APC National Reconciliation Committee by the Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, wherein he accused the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of being the problem in the APC.
We find that statement as malicious as it was insulting and we have given the sychophantic DG of the Forum 7 days to withdraw the offensive statement and apologise to Comrade Oshiomhole or risk a legal action.
Whereas, the entire content of his so-called memo tantamount to arrant nonsense, he has, as a matter of fact, ceased being the DG of the Progressives Governors’ Forum from the day he decided to market his soul to those who were afraid of the on-going reforms in the APC being spearheaded by the Oshiomhole -led NWC.
He obviously has turned himself to a PDP man, masquerading as an associate of APC governors.
For so long, we have kept quiet to his tantrums against the APC National Chair, thinking that himself and his co-travelers, including Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, would turn a new leaf but they have persisted in their evil plot against Comrade Oshiomhole.
Comrade Oshiomhole is not in the same category with small-minded men, like Lukman, who are making frantic efforts to please their pay masters.
We are aware of his nocturnal visits to Edo Government House where he leaves with Ghana-Must-Go bags.
If his memo is not full of mischief and motivated by compromised conscience that was not out to promote reconciliation, he should not have sent it to the press before making it available to the Committee members.
The point we make is that a memo he had prepared for the Bisi Akande Committee should not have got to the press before members of the Committee.
To appreciate how mischievous the so-called Lukman is, he delved into Edo State politics to appease his pay master when he claimed the National Chairman is surrounded by sychophants in Edo as result of which he (National Chairman) does not take advice.
If he does not know, the biggest sychophants around Oshiomhole were his (Lukman’s) friends-Obaseki and Philip Shaibu-who are his links to Edo State Government House. These two people decieved Oshiomhole into giving them power and today they want to kill all the leaders in Edo due to their desperation for a second term.
We advise Lukman to continue to cultivate his new farm in Obaseki and Shaibu but he should stop insulting Oshiomhole or APC leaders because they are not on the same political pedestal.
If he wants to be the National Chairman of the APC, he should wait for the next national convention to contest. But he should first test his popularity in his home state by running for councillorship position and see if he will win.
We use this opportunity to also call on the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, to call his DG to order unless he is the one fueling the insults against Comrade Oshiomhole.
It is even an insult on the governors to see their national chairman being attacked persistently by their DG. It is uncalled for and unacceptable to us.
Edo APC will not tolerate any attempt to take Oshiomhole for granted by bread-and-butter men like Lukman.
We will soon expose all Lukman’s dealings with the Edo State government and the world will know how deceitful he is. Indeed, Lukman lacks the moral standing to talk about Oshiomhole. He should go and contest election or keep his mouth shut.
Chief Francis Inegbeneki
Alhaji Suleiman Bagudu
Prophet Gideon Isah, Kogi Pastor Who Accurately Predicted Obaseki’s Victory
The founder and Senior Pastor of House of Mercy and Deliverance Ministry Lokoja, Kogi state, Prophet Gideon Isah predicted Obaseki victory amidst political tsunami that rocked the state in the recent Gubernatorial election that was held on the 19th of september.
The senior Pastor who is renowned for his accurate prophecies, miracles in the state and beyond was the first prophet to accurately predicted the outcome of Edo governorship election shortly after Obaseki resigned his member from the ruling party, after he was screened by the APC Gubernatorial screening committee.
The prediction came when Gov. Godwin Obaseki is yet to announce his political platform he would be aspiring his ambition under.
According to Gideon, Obaseki victory is not negotiable, despite his political feuds with godfathers in the state
It was recalled that Prophet Gideon Isah had also predicted Gov. Bello supreme court Victory.
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A preliminary report on a helicopter crash that occurred at the Opebi area of Lagos State on August 28, 2020, has been released.
The report was made public on Monday (today) by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).
It would be recalled that the accident had involved a Bell 206B III Helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited.
Specifically, the report revealed that the helicopter had a valid Certificate of Airworthiness as the pilot’s last medical examination was valid till 6th August, 2020.
The report further pointed out that there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
The report also revealed that the chopper had no capability to jettison fuel.
FCTA: Dr. Aliyu Inaugurates Committees On Sales, Distributions Of Agro-chemical Inputs, Charges Them To Work Diligently.
FCT Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu.
In fulfillment of the Administration’s desire to ensure governance serves the people and to address food security, the FCT Administration has inaugurated two committees on the distribution of grains and committee on the sales of fertilisers and other agro-chemical inputs among others.
While inaugurating the 13-man committees in Abuja, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, said the events are in fulfilment of the administration’s desire to ensure that governance serves the people.
A press statement signed by SA Media, Austine Elemue Said the Minister was ably represented by the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Prof. Muhammad Usman, who stated the terms of reference of the committees to includes: “to determine available stock and work out modalities for the sales, and to arrange for the flag-off and subsequent sales of the fertilisers, pesticides and agro-chemicals”.
The Minister equally charged the committee members to work diligently to ensure that the exercise meet its objective, warning that the committees ensure that “grains are released from warehouses, and made available to the residents of the territory in a manner that is free, in a manner that is fair and in a manner that is transparent”.
“I have on behalf of the entire FCT Administration led by Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the singular honour and privilege to welcome those of you from the Area Councils to this event. This morning activities and events are in fulfillment of the administration’s desire to ensure that governance serves the people and that in the true spirit of democracy, governance should be people’s oriented.
“As you are aware, it is an annual ritual practice, that the administration buys off excess harvest from our farmers, therefore, giving them value for their efforts and labour at the end of the season.
And before the new harvest, when prices naturally on the increase because of reduce supply in the market, the administration releases the buffer stocks to ensure that prices are regulated if not drastically lower, for the benefit of the residents of the territory.
“This morning, in the wisdom of the administration, individuals have been carefully selected to be saddled with the responsibilities of ensuring that the exercise meet its objective. That grains are released from warehouses, and made available to the residents of the territory in a manner that is free, in a manner that is fair and in a manner that is transparent”.
The minister also said that the administration would be counting on the wisdom, and the ability of the committee members to diligently discharge those responsibilities.
Speaking on behalf of the committees, both chairmen of the two committees, Mr. Abdul Agbade, who chairs committee on grains distribution, and Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim, who chairs committee on fertilisers and other agro-chemicals respectively pledged their willingness to deliver on their mandates.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank the Honourable Minister of State FCT for the confidence reposed in us and will not toy with it. We will try as much as possible to discharge our responsibilities with the fear of God and in accordance with our terms of reference.
“Residents of the FCT need to be assisted in this trying times. We are just coming out of COVID-19 pandemic and everybody knows the crisis we are facing in food security. The prices of food stuffs are going up in the market and the people need to be assisted. We will do our best to ensure that these grains are sold to the people in need,” he assured.
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