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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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Kogi Students demand apology from Senator Adeyemi over uncomplimentary comments on education sponsors.

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Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku
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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

The National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS) has demanded an unreserved apology from Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West) over his alleged uncomplimentary statement made to spite philanthropists and well meaning citizens that have been contributing to the development of education in the state.

National President of NAKOSS, Rachael Mojirola Balogun in a statement she issued in Lokoja and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, noted with grave disappointment the unwarranted attacks on patriots committed to the development of the Kogi students and the improvement of the education sector.

The students , particularly picked hole on the Senator’s comments against the Pharmacist Abdulkareem Asuku Youth Empowerment Foundation, an NGO that is known for Youth Empowerment, Education, Scholarships and Health intervention.

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They totally condemned and described as unacceptable by the entire students of Kogi state, the retrogressive statements and an attack on PAAYEF or any scheme that helps students and the development of education sector in the state.

Senator Adeyemi was quoted to have criticised some philanthropists for embarking on providing Scholarships, empowering youth and women, health care, reviving educational activities like quiz and debates among students of secondary schools across the state.

” The just concluded quiz, debate and scholarship programme has drawn applause and commendation from within and outside Kogi state, because it has helped, reawaken the students and reminded the general public of the glorious days of school debates, quizzes and competitions.

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“Anybody speaking against such a lofty program is an enemy of the educational sector in general and the students in particular.” The students said.

They contended that no individual should allow political ambition to play down the students of the state, and therefore call on every well to do sons and daughters of Kogi state to emulate the PAAYEF giant strides in human capacity development and make contributions for the betterment of the future leaders of the country.

Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku

Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku

They therefore proclaim that the entire students of Kogi state demand an official apology from Senator Smart Adeyemi over the statements and begin to make his own contribution to students, begining from his country home.

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Just In: Kogi West APC chieftain, Tajudeen Bisimilahi Felicitates Abdulahi Bello, other officers on their monumental victories at the polls.

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Just In: Kogi West APC chieftain, Tajudeen Bisimilahi Felicitates Abdulahi Bello, other officers on their monumental victories at the polls.
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An ardent supporter of the governing All Progressives Congress from the Western Senatorial district of Kogi State, Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilahi has joined other well wishers to felicitate with the newly re-elected State Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullah Bello and other party Officers for their massive victories at the just concluded State Congress .

Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilahi in a message of felicitation to the Chairman and made available to Media Houses in Lokoja, the state capital on The Tuesday, also eulogized and acknowledged the inroad made by Governor Yahaya Bello for creating a favourable working environment which climaxed to a rancour free Congress.

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Why x-raying the performances of All Progressives Congress under the watch of Honourable Abdulahi Bello during his first tenure, Bisimilahi observed that the party had made successful outings in all the elections during the first term of the Chairman

He identified the state assembly, National assembly, Presidential, Governorship and the last year Local Government council elections held in the state were all won by the party.

Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilah expressed implicit confidence in the capacity of Abdullahi Bello and his team to continue to deliver on their mandates as party’s supporters and critical stakeholders count on them to inject fresh ideas that will catapult the party to the next of successes .

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He appealed to other party Officers to mobilize queue cooperation and support to the state chairman to enable him churn out policies and programmes that will make the party to sustain its lead especially as the nation’s prepare for another general elections.

Hon. Tajudeen Bidimilahi

Hon. Tajudeen Bidimilahi

Tajudeen Bisimilahi prayed Almighty Allah (SWT) in His infinite merry and grace to continued to give the chairman and his team the requisite wisdom, knowledge , sound health and strength in the collective task to building a virile political party that will be love by all.

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2023: Nasarawa Assembly Says It’s Will Consult Leaders On State Position Over Presidency

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As 2023 election draw nearer
group under the aegis of North Central Renaissance Movement ( NCRM), has appealed to the members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and Nigerians to support the North Central Zone to produce the next president of the country come 2023.

Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, the Chairperson of the movement made the call when he led other members of the group on an advocacy visit to the members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly today in Lafia.

K’tso said that supporting the region to produce the next president of the country was in the interest of fairness, justice and equity.

He added that since Independence to date, North Central has not produce any democratically elected president or vice president in the country.

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” We are here to appeal to you to support our movement to enable North Central to produce the next president of our country come 2023.

” Since 1960 to date, the region has not produce a president in the country.

” We are pleading for your support, voice so that the region will be in the Villa come 2023.

” We have the capacity to rule the country as we are appealing to our brothers in the North and South to support our region to become the next president of the country come 2023,”

” We are tired of National Chairmanship position. We want the president of the country come 2023,” he added.

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Responding, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House appreciated the group for the visit.

The speaker, who was represented by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Umar Tanko Tunga said that the House would make wider consultations with the stakeholders of the state in order to take its position on 2023 presidency in the country.

” Our position is that we will open up, we will reach out to see how we can add salt and other ingredients to this movement.

” We have our son and our political leader, Sen. Umar Tanko Al-Makura, who has made an open declaration with our support to aspire for APC National Chairman.

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” We will consult with leaders of the State and speak with one and very strong voice.

” It is a redefine movement, we we will reach out and see how we will redefine it, get opinions and come out with one stand.

Nasarawa Assembly members and the political group

Nasarawa Assembly members and the political group

” As people’s representatives, we will go back to our people and elders to speak with one voice as a state.

” As we pray and hope that God will give us the best from this positive struggle” he said.

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