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Ex- Ekiti Governor Brought Fayemi Into Partisan Politics, Not Tinubu As Claimed In Some Quarters – Karounwi Revealed.

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APC Southwest Caretaker Zonal Publicity Secretary, Karounwi Oladapo has said that former Ekiti state Governor, Niyi Adebayo brought Fayemi into politics and made him Ekiti Governor, contrary to insinuations in some quarters that Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu did so.

Karounwi made this known in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday.

In the statement, titled, “Putting the Records Straight: Fayemi as a Politician”, insisted that though Tinubu contributed financially to the first term election project of Fayemi, the man who actually introduced him to the idea of running for the office was Adebayo.

“Those who traffic lies about how Asiwaju Bola Tinubu recruited Dr. Kayode Fayemi into politics and thought that the rumoured ambition of Fayemi to contest Nigeria presidency against the rumoured presidential ambition of Asiwaju Tinubu is akin to ingratitude and an Akintola/Awolowo politics should kindly seek for the truth so that the truth shall make them free.

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“Take a look at the true account of how Dr Kayode Fayemi, a scholar and an Activist, entered into politics as a member of the then Alliance for Democracy, AD and got the Action Congress, AC, (an offshoot of AD) Gubernatorial ticket to contest the Gubernatorial elections in 2007 through former Governor Adeniyi Adebayo, the leader of the Party in Ekiti State.

“The credit for finding Fayemi was completely Adebayo’s but it must also be said that Adebayo eventually enlisted Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (who had known Fayemi since his days in exile) and Chief Bisi Akande to help convince Fayemi to take up the offer.

“Though Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the foremost leader of the AC Party, thereafter supported the party candidate, Kayode Fayemi and co-financed the party to victory. Asiwaju Tinubu’s contributions are equally remarkable.

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Others mentioned by Kariunwi as being part of those who convinced Fayemi to pick the gubernatorial nomination are Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, Bunmi Ogunleye among others.

“That was how Kayode Fayemi accepted to fly the party’s flag and he went to contest in the gubernatorial primaries under the then Action Congress (AC) in October 2006.

“He eventually emerged as the candidate by defeating 13 other aspirants”, he said.

Karounwi claimed he derived his authority on the statement and the credibility of information contained in it from the fact that he was a state officer of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, in Ekiti State at the time Fayemi became a registered member of Alliance for Democracy in the state.

He said he was also a participant at the Ekiti State Government organised 2019 retreat for top appointees of the current administration at the Royal Palm Hotel, Iloko-Ijesa, on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, where the story of how Fayemi was brought into politics was told by Adebayo himself, in a Paper presented by him, titled “life after Government: Planning for the future”

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He said Adebayo’s account, which was corroborated by Gov Fayemi and his wife, Bisi, who were also present at the retreat was similar to what was contained in a book, titled ” Swimming against the tide” (The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State 2010 – 2014.), Page 24 to 27.

Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi

”Otunba Niyi Adebayo at the retreat revealed how, as far back as 2002, he had made up his mind to nominate Dr Kayode Fayemi as his successor after he must have completed his second term in office ( which never was at the time because he lost his re-election in 2003 to Ayo Fayose”, he said.

 

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FCT Polls: Abaji Chairman Display APC’s Candidate Result, Security Report, Vows To Resist Attempt To Subvert People’s Will.

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Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (m) Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Hon Abdulrahman Ajiya, and APC Chairmanship Candidates of AMAC, Kuje, Bwari when the minister hosted them during Sallah in Abuja on Friday.
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

The Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Hon. Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, on Friday, tendered the election result of the All Progressives Congress (APC), chairmanship held on April, 23, 2021, in which Hon Mohammed Angulu Loko, emerged as the party’s flag bearer in the area before the Ona of Abaji, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa.

Chaiman of Abaji Area Council, Hon Abdulrahman Ajiya, speak at the palace of Ona of Abaji, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa on Saturday

Chaiman of Abaji Area Council, Hon Abdulrahman Ajiya, speak at the palace of Ona of Abaji, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa on Saturday

Global Times Nigeria, learnt that there has been confusion especially among supporters of one of the chairmmship aspirant, Abubakar Abdullahi Umar, who came second position, claimed to have won the primaries but was allegedly rigged in favor of Hon Mohammed Angulu Loko.

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The aspirant claimed, it was also learnt almost led to a clash between his supporters and the incumbent chairman, Hon Abdulrahman, while returning from the Eid prayers ground, when the convoy of the aspirant supporters allegedly prevented the council chairman’s convoy from driving behind the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, shortly after Eid prayers on Thursday, in the area.

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It was gathered that the clash was said to have been averted after the council chairman, Hon Abdulrahman Ajiya, immediately alighted from his vehicle while returning to the palace to calm his supporters.

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On arrival at the palace, the council chairman also displayed the report of the security agents that affirmed Hon Mohammed Angulu Loko, as the winner of the chairmanship primaries before the monarch and other traditional rulers and party stalwarts as well as some stakeholders of the council.

The council chairman, therefore, banned any form of political campaign activities in the area, pending when INEC lift its embargo, adding that aside the local government party office, any other party campaign office remained shut.

Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (m) Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Hon Abdulrahman Ajiya, and APC Chairmanship Candidates of AMAC, Kuje, Bwari when the minister hosted them during Sallah in Abuja on Friday.

Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu (m) Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Hon Abdulrahman Ajiya, and APC Chairmanship Candidates of AMAC, Kuje, Bwari when the minister hosted them during Sallah in Abuja on Friday.

Also speaking, the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, urged both supporters of the chairmanship aspirant and the council chairman to embrace peace and prayed for more prosperity years ahead of the council election.

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LG Poll: Present Credible Candidate, It is Your turn to produced The Next Executive Chairman Of Toto LG, Speaker Balarabe Tells Gadabuke Stakeholders

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LG Poll: Present Credible Candidate, It is Your turn to produced The Next Executive Chairman Of Toto LG, Speaker BalarabeTells Gadabuke Stakeholders.

The speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has said that any time the state is set for the conduct of local government election, in Toto Local Government the people will go by zoning arrangement among the three zones in the area which is Toto zone, Gadabuke and Umaisha Development Areas respectively.

This the Speaker said the next chairman for Toto LG will come from Gadabuke Dev.Area for peace and political justice as according to him the outgoing chairman Prince Nuhu Adamu Dauda who is from Umaisha Dev. Area and has served for one tenure will not re contest to enable power shift and balance.

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The speaker stated this while playing host to delegation from Gadabuke Development Area,  who paid him sallah Homage in Umaisha,Toto local government area.

“The incumbent chairman of Toto Local Government is from Umaisha Development Area and by the zoning arrangement, the next executive chairman is expected to come from Gadabuke Development Area and will serve for one tenure after which Toto zone will take its turn” he said.

This, the speaker said is to strengthen peace, unity and political harmony as well as to ensure all segments of the local government are carried along in the leadership of the local council and to ensure spread of development and political participation.

The speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

The speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

He enjoined the people of the area to be law abiding and remain committed to constituted authorities, Saying he has no interest with any zone or any candidate and enjoined  the people of Gadabuke to unite and come out with sellable and acceptable candidate for APC when the time comes.

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He added that the zoning arrangement is basically to strengthening peace, unity,development and sense of belonging among all the people of the area.

Leaders of the groups from Gadabuke Development Area, Special Adviser to Governor Abdullahi Sule, Hon. Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas and Deputy Chairman Toto Local Government, Kabiru Ibrahim said that they were in Umaisha to identify with the speaker during the sallah celebration as their political leader in the area.

They thanked the speaker for the good work he has being doing so far and urged him to sustain the spirit just as they reassured him of their support at all time.

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Similarly, one of the APC Chairmanship aspirant in the last LG election in the area who hails from Toto who is nursing ambition of the seat of house of representative for Nasarawa/Toto, the State Commissioner for Health Pharm.Ahmed Baba Yahaya and the present occupant of the seat Hon Abdulmumini Ari all visited the Speaker in his country home Umaisha.

Speaker Balarabe and Stakeholders from Gadabuke development area.

Speaker Balarabe and Stakeholders from Gadabuke development area.

Also at Umaisha on sallah visit at the move analysts described as political lobbying ahead of elections were an APC aspirant in the last election for Toto/Gadabuke Constituency at the state assembly who is now the Special Adviser to Gov.Sule on Conflict Resolution Hon. Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas who is eying the office of Chief Executive of Toto LG and the incumbent Deputy Chairman of the council Kabiru Ibrahim who want to succeed his boss and the two hails from Gadabuke Dev. Area where the zoning favours.

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2023; Nasarawa Speaker Describes Governor Sule As A Leader With Great Passion, Zeal For Peace, Unity

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….hosts stakeholders,groups from Nasarawa and Toto LGs.

Umaisha in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, the home town of the speaker of the state assembly Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi was like a Mecca of Such as the ancient town was agog during the sallah festival with stakeholders, groups and individuals who troupes in to identify with him.

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Some of the individuals and groups who where in Umaisha to identify with the speaker during the sallah include member of the House of Representative for Nasarawa/Toto Hon. Abdulmumini Ari, Chairman Nasarawa Local Government Area Hon. Mohammed Sani Ottos, Deputy Chairman Toto local government area Kabiru Ibrahim led some cabinet Members and stakeholders, Special Adviser to Governor Sule Hon. Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas led stakeholders from Gadabuke Development Area, Barrister Labaran Magaji, APC youths and women groups, various tribal and ethnic groups within and outside Toto LG among others.

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Addressing individuals and groups as they visited, the Nasarawa State Number Three Citizen described Governor Sule as a leader with great passion and zeal for Peace, Unity and speedy growth of the State hence the need for all to rally round the governor to succeed.

“The handwriting is very clear on the wall. as far as I’m concerned, in Nasarawa State we have no any other candidate to field in 2023 apart from Governor Sule.

” Every state, every country, every local area and so on, elect leaders that will give result and with the antecedence of Governor Sule especially some of us that are working closely with him know very well that his project, his dream, his thinking day and night is all about Nasarawa State”

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“So what else do we want than to give him all the necessary support to succeed and transform our beloved state because if God spare our lives and by his grace A.A Sule will serve for Eight Years”. He said.

Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi emphasized that peace is priceless and the first instrument of development hence the need for all to give the Governor all the needed support in his peace and development effort to encourage more investors to the state to boost socioeconomic activities.

Governor Abdullahi A. Sule and Speaker Balarabe

Governor Abdullahi A. Sule and Speaker Balarabe

Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi said the state assembly under his watch will give Governor Sule maximum support and cooperation to succeed beyond every expectations just as he re-emphasized that the assembly will continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that will be of the best interest of the people of the state.

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Some leaders of the visiting groups and individuals emphasized that they where in Umaisha to Felicitate with the speaker at the sallah celebration and assured him of their support to the government of the day at all time.

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