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Edo 2020: Edo State Can Never Be Lagos State – Desmond Elliot

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Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot who is also a representative of the APC in the Lagos State house of assembly, has refuted the claim made by the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki, that “Edo no be Lagos.” He made this know during an interview he had recently, where he discussed Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s SIMPLE agenda.

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Refuting this claim, the Nollywood actor said;

“Saying Edo state can never be Lagos State means that Edo state can never be as developed as Lagos State. This is very detrimental to the state itself and it’s not right for a Governor to say that, because saying Edo state can never be as big and as popular as Lagos State means that he is trying to pull Edo backwards.”
“Obaseki is a product of godfatherism and so I am, godfather in politics only teach you how to make people happy and rule peacefully with impact, so godfatherism will continue, “ He added.

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The Nollywood actor further said that Pastor Ize-Iyamu SIMPLE agenda will make Edo state better than Lagos State, as the candidate of the APC will make sure that Edo becomes more developed and more beautiful than Lagos.

 

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I’ll Resign If Amaechi Can Openly Names His Contributions To River State In His Ministerial Capacity – Gov Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike has challenged Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to mention his contributions to River State in his ministerial capacity.

The governor, who threw the challenge while reacting to Amaechi’s claim that he (Amaechi) was one of the best governors the state has ever had, said he would resign immediately as governor if Amaechi could mention just one achievement.

The state governor made the statement, yesterday, on a live television programme, after the Minister of Transportation, Amaechi,  was credited to have described himself as the best governor Rivers State has ever had.

Amaechi reportedly made the claim at the funeral ceremony of the late Justice Karibi Whyte, former justice of the Supreme Court, at the weekend.

Amaechi also complained of rising insecurity, bad roads and intimidation of the judiciary in the state.

“You have lost your voice. The sage (the late justice) has gone under and nobody is speaking. When I was governor, I gave people voices, but they have blocked those voices,” Amaechi had said.

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“Everyone is scared. We are going back to when Ateke held sway. We are going back to the period where we run away from our people. We are back to a period when nobody could speak. But from next year, I will begin to speak, if nobody wants to speak.

But in his reply, Wike said if the judges and judiciary have lost their voices, it was because Amaechi shut down the court for two years while he was governor.

He said he brought a lot of development to Rivers while he served as minister of state for education, but that Amaechi cannot boast of any achievement.

“Rivers people will ask you, what will you tell us. You’re doing rail to Niger Republic, which one have you done in your state? As minister of education, I brought faculty of law to Port Harcourt; I brought N500 million grant to Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, I built so many schools. As a minister, I’m proud.

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“You’re a minister, tell Rivers people I brought this, mention one. If you mention one, I’ll resign now. Mention what you’ve brought to Rivers people to convince them. We’re too educated for you to go to Kalabari to incite them.

“He said judges lost their voice. He’s right, why won’t they? A man who shut down the court for two years, NBA didn’t say anything. So, if he is now saying that NBA lost their voice, he’s right. Today, nobody talks about it that’s why he has the audacity to tell NBA they’ve lost their voice,” Wike said.

“You went to a supreme court justice house to tell him the president is not happy with him, why won’t judges lose their voice?

“I also heard him say he’s the best governor. I have no problem about that, he’s very right. If a man can close the court for two years, why would he not be the best governor?”

Wike also said Amaechi wasted the state’s funds on many uncompleted and abandoned projects “when there was plenty money”.

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According to him, if he was in possession of those funds, “I will turn Rivers State to paradise”.

He also taunted the minister, saying he is still being bitten by mosquitoes even after he (Amaechi) spent N12 billion to fumigate the state.

“One of the things that made him the best governor, for fumigation of a state like Rivers state, we paid over N12 billion so that there would be no more mosquitoe. Today, mosquito is still biting me,” he said.

“He is not one of the best, he is the best. Who would have done all he did without being the best?”

Asked if his government would complete the abandoned projects, Wike said he would only complete those with economic importance, not “political projects”.

Wike said his predecessor was more interested in awarding political projects to boost his personal ego than delivering services to Rivers people. (Daily Sun)

 

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Ondo 2020: If Akeredolu Is Not Careful, I Will Enter Ondo – Gov Wike Boast

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Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP National Campaign Council in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State, and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has warned that he may be forced to get involved directly in the Ondo State governorship election should the ruling All Progressives Congress drag him into their politics.

Wike issued the warning while reacting to comments by his Ondo State counterpart, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who accused him of being the godfather of Rivers politics.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Governor Akeredolu, had in a statement by Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ondo State, said the people of the state will resist Wike’s “attempt to play the role of a godfather” in Ondo.

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“Wike’s imperialistic approach was most unfortunate and unbecoming,” he said.

But Wike who maintained that he has no ambition to be a godfather to any politician said he won’t hesitate to campaign with the achievements of his party, the PDP.

“First of all, I don’t want to believe that Akeredolu can make such a statement. He does not have what it takes to make such a statement. Godfather of what and for who? We are the ones fighting against godfathers.

“The question is that, have you (Akeredolu) done well for your people and my party is saying no, you have not done well and I believe so. Therefore, I am saying that Ondo people should protect their votes. They should repeat what happened in Edo.

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“I still want to doubt that Akeredolu said that against me. And I am going to go and look for that Newspaper and read to be sure he did not say that.

“I want to see that he Akeredolu declared Wike persona non grata. He knows he can’t try that. If he tries it, then he is going to get into trouble. If they are not careful, I will be in Ondo,” Wike warns.

 

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Kogi LG Election: Prince Ishaq Picks Intent/Nomination Form

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Prince Ishaq Okolo, APC Chairmanship Candidate for Dekina LG.

The former Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security matter, Dekina LGA, Prince Ishaq Shaibu Okolo has picked Intent/Nomination form of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the forthcoming local government elections in the State, slated for the 12th of December, 2020.

Prince Ishaq confidently picked the form at the All Progressive Congress party office in Lokoja, with his team of supporters, including women and youths that cut across party lines.
In his speech, Prince Ishaq told party executives and members that his interest in contesting for the forthcoming Council election was borne out of the desire to consolidate on previous achievements and bring development to the area and therefore appealed to party members and supporters to join him to move Dekina to the next level.

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Prince Ishaq commended the developmental strides of the Governor and promised to consolidate on its achievements and equally resolved not to disappoint all the stakeholders and the good people of Dekina LGA.

He used the opportunity to appreciate the support of the Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, the State Party Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello and the Zonal Chairman, Kogi East, Hon. Amedi Attah, for making this day a reality and enjoined all Councillorship hopefuls to go about their campaigns peacefully.

 

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