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“Youths Will Have Brighter Opportunity If Governor Yahaya Bello Is Given A Chance To Rule This Country Come 2023” Hon. Idris Ojoko

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“Youths Will Have Brighter Opportunity If Governor Yahaya Bello Is Given A Chance To Rule This Country Come 2023” Hon. Idris Ojoko

By Joshua Adinoyi, Lokoja

The Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Nasarawa State Chapter, Hon. Idris Ojoko, says Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi deserves a chance to rule Nigeria come 2023.Comr. Idris Ojoko, Chairman, NYCN, Nasarawa State Chapter and former Nasarawa Governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-makura

Hon. Ojoko stated this in an interview with Newsmen shortly after NYCN conferred an Extraordinary Doyen and Mentor of Nigerian Youths Award on Governor Bello at the Glass House, Government House Lokoja, Kogi State Capital.

Hon. Ojoko said aside security, Governor Bello has done so much in the areas of youth and women development in the State, describing him as a youth friendly Governor.

The Nasarawa State NYCN Chairman, who was the immediate past Personal Assistant (PA) to former Governor, Alh. Umar Tanko Al-makura, attached to SSG’s Office, noted that the appointment of youths into various positions of power by the Kogi State Governor was commendable, stressing that more youth oriented programs will be established if he’s given a chance to rule the Country.

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“We are here to commend and encourage Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for his youth inclusive leadership style in the State. The manner he’s been carrying youths along in his scheme of things in the State is really unprecedented so there was need for us to say thank you to him and to encourage him to do more”

“So far so good, he has not failed us. He signed into law a Bill establishing the Kogi State Youth Development Commission, surrounded his administration with men of youthful heart who are contributing positively to the success of the present administration in the State among other things he’s doing to encourage the youths. He’s indeed a role model”

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Hon. Ojoko, who is also the current Assistant Legal Adviser, All Progreesives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Nasarawa State, pointed out that the appointment of NYCN of the 21 Local Government Coordinators as Secretaries of their respective Areas during the last Council elections in Kogi State has paved way for the Governor’s name to be written in gold in the heart of youths across the Country, urging him to sustain such tempo.

He said in view of his numerous achievements so far in the State, there was need to beckon on Governor Bello to man the leadership of the Country to enable him replicate same for the benefit of Nigerian youths and all citizens of the Country.

“It is often said that youths are the leaders of tomorrow but in Kogi State, Governor Bello have been able to prove to the youths that the tomorrow we’ve been hearing of is actually today. There is need to allow this man, who is indeed a mentor of Nigerian youths to serve as the Number One citizen of this Nation because he has proven beyond all doubts that he has the capacity to lead this Country, Nigeria”

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Hon. Idris Ojoko, a Chairmanship Aspirant, Kokona LGA Nasarawa State, stressed that Nigerian youths are blessed with so many talents seeking for opportunities to explore, adding that with a youth friendly Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello serving as President, such enabling environment will be provided.

Comr. Idris Ojoko, Chairman, NYCN, Nasarawa State Chapter

Comr. Idris Ojoko, Chairman, NYCN, Nasarawa State Chapter

He commended NYCN for its efforts so far at protecting the interest of Nigerian youths, urging the body not to relent efforts.

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In Delta State APC Boycott LG Elections

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Following today Local Government Council Election, The All Progressives Congress, APC in Unit 1, Ward 9 in Urhoka Community, Abraka in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State backed out of the local government elections in the area.

An APC Chieftain, Mr. Akpokiniovo Edwin disclosed this in a telephone chat with newsmen in Abraka.

He said the DSIEC officials arrived at the polling unit at about 10am with other electoral materials but ha no original

According to him, “We cannot go ahead with the elections. At the end of the day, the result will be collated despite using result sheets and the results will be declared. As it is now, no election result sheets, no elections.”

Dr. Ifeayi Arthur Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State.

Dr. Ifeayi Arthur Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State.

The APC faithful who applied diplomacy in their actions asked the DSIEC officials who didn’t come down from their vehicle to return to their office.

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When Obaseki, Oshiomhole Finally Meets in Auchi, Says They’re Both Sons Of Edo With Interest Of The State At Heart

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EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the weekend maintained that he has no personal grudges against his predecessor and former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, but only dislikes his style of politics.

Obaseki disclosed this to journalists in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state, at the centenary birthday Thanksygiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi.

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with covid-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with interest of the state at heart.

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The governor said: “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart.”

The governor said the Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was scheduled to hold this Saturday, was postponed due to the local government elections taking place in Delta State.

“The Zonal Congress, which was to hold today has been postponed to Tuesday and it’s a normal routine to satisfy the party’s constitution; there is nothing amiss,” he added.

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On his part, Oshiomhole, who was a guest at the event, hailed his successor, Governor Obaseki, describing him as ‘his brother and friend.’

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole stated: “Once the governor speaks, the matter ends. The governor knows that pensioners here might not be able to do much, that is why he said every other thing required to complete the hostel of the Catholic School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uzairue, his government will do.”

 

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Supreme Court dismisses appeals by Oshiomhole

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals filed by a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the ex-caretaker committee chairman of the party in Rivers State, Igo Aguma over Mr. Aguma’s sack.

In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the apex court upheld the December 29, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which set aside an earlier judgment of the high court of rivers state.

In the lead judgment prepared by Justice Adamu Jaoru, but read on by justice Amina Augie, the court held that the appeal was without merit because it was plagued with a litany of jurisdictional issues.

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The Supreme Court said the judgment in the appeal by Mr. Aguma should be applied to the one filed by Mr. Oshiomhole, in which the former APC national chairman, among others, queried the jurisdiction of the Appeal Court in Abuja to have heard the case.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, in its December 29, 2020 judgment had set aside the June 2020 judgment of Justice George Omereji of the High Court of Rivers State in Port Harcourt and sacked Mr. Aguma as acting/caretaker committee chairman of APC in Rivers State.

The appeal court equally affirmed the appointment of Isaac Abbot Ogbobula as the caretaker committee chairman of the Rivers State APC.

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It held that it is the exclusive right of the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress under the party’s constitution to appoint a caretaker committee for any organ of the party.

In reaction to the judgement, the sacked chairman, Hon Igo Aguma has dumped the All Progressives Congress.

 

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