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Today's Headlines: You’re Very Dependable–Tinubu Tells Wike; Gombe: APC Expels Senator Amos, Rep Member

You’re very dependable – Tinubu tells Wike

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President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, told Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that he is very dependable.

Tinubu spoke in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital before he commissioned some projects in the State.

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He thanked Wike for the support he gave him during the February 25 Presidential election, adding he would not have won Rivers State without the governor’s structural support.

Governor Wike, you are very dependable. It is an honour and privilege to be in your presence today,” Tinubu said.

“I am very happy to be in your presence today. I say thank you for your contribution to my victory.

“I could not have done it without your structural support. You promoted justice, thank you.”

President-elect Bola Tinubu has arrived in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, to commission some projects executed by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Gombe: APC Expels Senator Amos, Rep Member

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GOMBE – The Gombe State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has again expelled Senator Bulus K. Amos, representing Gombe South, from the party over gross misconduct against the party during the last general elections.

The party had last week handed down same expulsion notice to the Senator representing Gombe Central and a two-term former Governor of the State, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, over same offence of anti-party activities.

The Ward Chairman of Balanga Local Government Area (LGA), Mohammed Kaka, said the ward executives, after their deliberations and investigation, found Senator Amos guilty of gross misconduct against the party during the last general elections and had, therefore, expelled him.

Kaka, along with his ward executives, while addressing journalists in Bambam, said Senator Amos was called and suspended after explaining the allegations against him.

He said the Senator was also called earlier to come and defend himself over the allegation of anti-party activities levelled against him but he failed to turn up.

I couldn’t have won presidential election without you, Tinubu commends Wike

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The President–elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commended the support of the Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike, during the presidential election.

He praised Wike’s principle and integrity, noting that the governor promoted unity and fairness during the election.

Tinubu who spoke during the commissioning of the Raumuokwuta/Rumuola flyover bridge in Port Harcourt, noted that he wouldn’t have won if not for Wike’s support.

His words: “I went through a gruesome campaign, fought hard, supported by many of you and I won. Fair and square. Nyesom, I say thank you for your contribution to my victory. I couldn’t have done it without some structural support as not describable in a flyover,” he said.

Senate Presidency: Akpabio, Yari Scramble For PDP Senators

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Senators-elect Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) and Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) are separately scrambling to woo their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties ahead of the inauguration of the 10th Senate, Daily Trust reports.

This newspaper had exclusively reported on Friday that the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu had settled for Akpabio and Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano) as Senate president and deputy, respectively.

The nomination of Akpabio has stirred dust in the party with other contenders for the Senate presidency kicking against it.

Aside from Akpabio and Barau, seven other senators-elect have indicated interest in the Senate presidency including Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia North); Sen Abdul-Aziz Yari (APC, Zamfara West); Sen Sani Musa (Niger East); Sen Ali Ndume (Borno South), Sen Osita Izunaso (Imo West), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi South) and Adams Oshiomhole (Edo North). There are reports that Ndume has keyed into the Akpabio/ Barau project.

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