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Today's Headlines: Why LP Dumped Its Guber Candidate For Makinde, Soludo Not After Peter Obi-Aide

Why LP dumped its guber candidate for Makinde.

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Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Ibadan North Federal Constituency in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections, Femi Dexter Akin-Alamu said on Monday that the party decided to support the re-election bid of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for the March 11 governorship election.

He said that the leadership of the party are of the view that the governor has shown capacity to lead Oyo State to greater heights.

Akin-Alamu, in a statement, said the governor has shown vision and the desire to engineer a modern Oyo State, adding that leaders of the Labour Party have seen that the governor’s vision tallies with their aspirations for the state.

He said: “After much thoughts, prayers and consultation with the leadership of Labour Party in the state, I, together with other leaders of the Labour Party in Oyo State have decided to give our full and unreserved support to the person that we believe stands way above others in our assessment.

Soludo not after Peter Obi – Aide

Mr Chris Aburime, the Press Secretary to Anambra Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, says the governor is not after Mr Peter Obi, a former governor in the state and presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Aburime spoke on Monday in Awka, while reacting to a viral message on social media, which alleged that Soludo had been contracted to eliminate Obi for a fee. He said that Soludo was the father of Anambra by his position and will not plot or collude to harm any lawful citizen of the state, including Obi.

The message, titled “Hold Soludo Responsible If Anything Happens To Peter Obi,” said Soludo’s hatred for Peter Obi and everything he stands for is becoming glaring as things unfold

Bandits Attack Kaduna Community, Destroy Police Armoured Vehicle.

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Bandits have stormed Kimbi community of Randagi Ward in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State, on Monday morning, and attacked an immovable armoured vehicle belonging to the Mobile Police Force.

A community leader in Kimbi village, Alh. Yahaya Kimbi, disclosed this an interview with journalists in Kaduna.

He said the incident when about eight bandits wielding AK47 rifles stormed Kimbi village.The attack happened on Monday morning around 1:00am and in the process, the hoodlums burnt the vehicle to ashes.

However, the bandits did not kill or kidnap anyone during the attack. I think their only target was to destroy the armoured vehicle,” he stated.

LEADERSHIP gathered that many villagers have fled Kimbi for fear of possible attack.

203 hoodlums arrested during presidential poll – Police.

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Ahead of the March 11 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has revealed that the Nigeria Police Force recorded and responded to 185 major incidents, arrested 203 electoral offenders, and recovered 18 firearms from political thugs nationwide, during the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 25.

He also noted that the cases are currently at various stages of investigation at the Nigeria Police Electoral Offences Desks, adding that they will be concluded and processed to the legal department of the Independent National Electoral Commission for prosecution in due course.

The police chief made the revelation on Monday during a meeting with strategic police managers, comprising Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and members of the Force Management Team, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police, and heads of tactical investigative and operational units of the Force, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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