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Today's Headlines: Tinubu’s Enemies’ll Labour In Vain-Megida, I’m governor for all — Adeleke

Tinubu’s Enemies’ll Labour In Vain_Megida

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MEMBERS of the Mainland Independent Group, MIG, a socio-political pressure group, based in Lagos State, have assured Nigerians that the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will surely be inaugurated as the next president of Nigeria on May 29, 2023.

Speaking on behalf of the MIG, during a prayer session for the president-elect, organised by the group, Ibrahim Megida lampooned those clamouring for interim government, describing them as clowns who deserve to be pitied.

Megida, a Lagos-based APC chieftain, who co-ordinates the group, also dismissed moves to stop him at the court, as an exercise in futility.

Megida said Tinubu’s victory had come solely from God and not the making of any man adding that “this is why the enemies of progress and trouble mongers, calling for Interim Government should shut up. They shall labour in vain and will never succeed, as Asiwaju’s presidency is an appointment with destiny and not the work of any man.”

I’m governor for all — Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has said that he nursed no grudge against anyone, describing himself as a governor for all Osun residents.

Governor Adeleke, who spoke at the palaces of Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, and Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Lawal, after his Supreme Court victory, commended the royal fathers for their staunch support during his struggles.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, obtained by Vanguard on Thursday, Adeleke said he has found a place in his heart to forgive his difficult critics.

“I’m now a governor for all. For those who didn’t vote for me, I have no grudges against them. That’s the beauty of democracy."

Ondo PDP demands fair LG poll.

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The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed its readiness to participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state.

The state Chairman of the PDP, Mr Fatai Adams, stated this at the party’s secretariat in Akure, on Thursday.

Recall that the Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, Prof. Joseph Aremo, had fixed December 16, 2023, for the conduct of the local government poll in the state.

Speaking on Thursday, the PDP chairman, Adams, said the opposition party was ready to participate in the election but warned the ruling All Progressives Congress against manipulating the process.

Adams said the need for the LG poll could not be overemphasised as local governments in Ondo State had become “just salary payment agency of the state government, rather than serving the grassroots as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

He said, “We are assuring the general public that we are prepared to participate in the electoral contest with the fervent hope that the governor and his APC will allow the commission to perform its role without undue interference and interruptions. As a party, we have put the necessary machinery in motion which will culminate in our electoral victory at the polls.

“This resolution is deliberate and we are conscious of the agenda of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to continue to muzzle the local government administrations by foisting his stooges on the people. We can therefore gauge his temperature and the mood of the APC as well as the inconveniences our resolve may cause its members who erroneously see local government as their cash cow, being the reward for their hypocrisy and sycophancy to the governor.

Tinubu’ll Be Fair To All–Dayo

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The National Coordinator of South-West Agenda for Asiwaju, Dayo Adeyeye, has said that the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will not marginalise any section of the country whether they voted for him or not.

Adeyeye, who was a former spokesperson for the 9th Senate, gave the assurance while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.

The Afenifere chieftain said Tinubu had no reason to marginalise any part of the country because he won his election convincingly across the country.

He noted that the President-elect had the constitutional requirements in five out of the six geopolitical zones cutting across 31 out of the 36 states of the Federation.

He said, “This shows a big spread throughout the country. Framers of the constitution say whoever will be president of Nigeria must have a presence of support widely throughout the country. Tinubu has met those requirements.

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