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Today's Headlines: Governorship Election: It Must Not Be LP —Obi Instructs Obidients, Shettima, Adamu Meet APC NASS Members

It Must Not Be LP—Peter Obi Instructs Obidients

Peter Obi has told his Obidient movement to vote for governorship candidates with character, competence, capacity, and compassion in the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial elections across Nigeria.

News Source: Daily Post

Obi said it does not matter if such candidates are members of the Labour Party or not, insisting that the Obidient Movement would support good candidates from other political parties.

Obi said this during an interview with Arise TV while explaining why the party did not produce governorship candidates in most of the states in the forthcoming governorship election in Nigeria.

He said: “Nigerian politics has been largely transactional. When we started the Obidients movement people didn’t believe what we were trying to do. The consequence is that we didn’t have candidates in most states.

Shettima, Adamu Meet APC NASS Members

The Vice President-Elect, Kashim Shettima, is currently meeting senators-elect and members of the House of Representatives-elect of the All Progressives Congress, who had been invited to a parley with the party’s national leadership.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The meeting which began minutes before 3 pm was held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

Although journalists were not allowed into the banquet hall, our correspondent spotted Shettima, Senate President Ahmed Lawan; Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Senator Godswill Akpabio, APC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; amongst others, arriving for the meeting.

CBN clears air on acceptance of old Naira notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria has cleared the air on directing commercial banks to dispense and accept the deposit of old Naira notes amid the raging currency crisis.

News Source: Daily Post

Dr Isa Abdulmumin, Acting Director of Corporate Communication CBN, in an exclusive chat with DAILY POST on Monday, clarified that there is no statement from the apex bank telling commercial banks to dispense and accept the old N500 and N1000 notes from Nigerians.

Abdulmumin was reacting to a statement by the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, claiming the apex bank had directed commercial banks to dispense and accept the old notes.

Presidential election: Obasanjo, Abiola got highest votes from S’East – Obi on strife against Igbo in Lagos

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has reacted to the ethnic strife brewing in some states, especially Lagos, following the outcome of the presidential and National Assembly elections and the upcoming governorship and state assembly polls.

News Source: Daily Post

There have been anger and disagreement in Lagos since Obi defeated the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the state.

Peter Obi’s Labour Party and his Obidient movement are also working towards unseating the incumbent Governor of the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the March 18 governorship election and for this reason, there appears to be a clash of interest between the Igbo and Yoruba in the state.

Stop issuing old notes to customers – Gov. Adeleke warns banks

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has warned commercial banks in the state to stop issuing old naira notes to customers if they will not accept it back as deposits.

The governor said that the maltreatment of residents of the state by commercial banks refusing to collect old currency notes, even after paying customers with such notes, is worrisome.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

This is contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Malam Olawale Rasheed, on Monday in Osogbo.

Adeleke said that he had received many complaints from bank customers who accused the banks of refusing deposits of old notes as well as the attendant negative consequences on the populace.

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