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The name of former Nigerian leader Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was once again mentioned severally at APC Presidential campaign rally in Lagos on Saturday as former Lagos State Bola Tinubu told thousands of followers that Obasanjo didn’t have the moral integrity to accuse the present APC-led government by President Muhammadu Buhari of any wrongdoing.

Former President Obasanjo received greatest embarrassment of his life as Tinubu dealt with him at APC Presidential rally in Lagos Tinubu speaks on the conflict resolution between Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Lagos Housse of Assembly

He also accused him of being “the greatest rigger in this country.”

He attacked the former Governor of Anambra state and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, saying the PDP’s VP candidate is only vast in creating what he described as “container .”

We will win Lagos state in the coming election in the country, however, attacked the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, saying both men should be held responsible for the poor electricity in the country.

Former President Obasanjo received greatest embarrassment of his life as Tinubu dealt with him at APC Presidential rally in Lagos Obasanjo and Tinubu

Taking a swipe at Obasanjo, Tinubu said former President Obasanjo rigged the election that produced the former President, Late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

The National Leader of the APC said he had asked the late president in 2007 what he(Yar’Adua) would do with elections in Nigeria and that the late president admitted that the election that brought him in as President was massively rigged, Vanguard reported.

He quoted the late president as saying that, “the election that brought me as a President into this country is flawed, and I will reform it.”

Tinubu, therefore, said that it was Obasanjo that conducted that election fraught with massive rigging, hence, he described Obasanjo as the greatest election rigger in Nigeria.

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According to him, “Who conducted that election,” he asked rhetorically, and continued saying, “Obasanjo is the greatest rigger in this country,”

He said the administration of the Obasanjo and Atiku should be held responsible for the epileptic power supply in Nigeria because, both Obasanjo and Atiku opposed the novel power generation project he introduced in Badagry.

He, however, said that he later won them in court and continued with his power project. According to him, “Then, Obasanjo came.

We taught them that there was no other way to have evolution and revolution in this country without steady power supply.

Former President Obasanjo received greatest embarrassment of his life as Tinubu dealt with him at APC Presidential rally in Lagos tinubu atiku

“I introduced independent generating power projects in Badagry. What did he do? He and Atiku opposed it. I went to court. Who was my lawyer in court? Osinbajo.

I won in court and we started generating 300MW, the first state to do it. “Imagine, that was in 1999. If Nigeria was dedicated to electricity generation, you would not see Dunlop and Michelin move out of the country. Look at our roads, look at the vehicular density in Lagos alone.”

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On Peter Obi, he said, “And they call one man Obi, in one party, saying he will create jobs. He has not been able to tell us how we can make brake parts for those vehicles, how we can make wheel spanners on our own for those vehicles. “And he said maybe he can go and expand the port in Benin Republic so we can clear our cargoes faster.

I call that ‘container economy, Obi China.’”

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Ex-Senate President warns Tinubu against running for President in 2023

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Former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu has warned the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, against running for president in 2023.

According to him, Tinubu’s quest to takeover power from President Muhammadu Buhari will erode the political gains he made so far.

He urged the APC national leader to rather support vice president Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Buhari.

Aye, who also served in three different portfolios as minister in the cabinet of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, also expressed worry that Tinubu has aligned himself with the ‘most backward forces’ in Nigeria’s political history.

He said the political group which he has aligned himself with, will soon turn against him.

“Bola Tinubu is my brother, an excellent man, politically clever and hardworking. He has been very successful in his private life.

“But I think like I said in one of my earlier interviews, he has aligned himself with the most backward forces in Nigeria’s political history.

“Rather than liberal and progressive wing of the north, this right wing group he is working with will soon turn against him and destroy him.

“His (Tinubu’s) ambition which is becoming blind will contribute to that self-destruction. He will lose most of what he has gained as a political leader.

“If he has my opinion, I will advise him to continue to play the role of a political leader, but not aspiring to be a government leader.

“He should promote and support the candidature of Yemi Osinbajo, who is obviously an intelligent and competent person,” the ex- Senate President told Nigerian Tribune.

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Osun Guber!!! Aregbesola talks about Adeleke’s victory over Oyetola

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Osun Guber!!! Aregbesola talks about Adeleke’s victory over Oyetola Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Former Osun State , Rauf Aregbesola says the judgment of the Petition Tribunal last Friday, which nullified the of Governor Gboyega Oyetola will not stand.

The tribunal had declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner.

Aregbesola, in a statement Wednesday night by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, said the was a rude shock.

He said the majority judgment, as delivered by their Lordship, did not support the cause of electoral justice and might constitute the death knell for properly conducted elections.

Aregbesola said the people rejected the majority judgment and believe that it would not stand scrutiny at the appellate court.

The statement noted that the majority judgment, which held that the rerun election conducted in seven polling units on the September 27, 2018, was illegal, null and void, was equally shocking and amounts to a travesty of justice.

He said the government would appeal the judgment, adding that the verdict would be upturned.

The former governor wondered why elections in 17 polling units would be annulled when there was no evidence of any act known to render them null and void in an election petition, such as over-voting, non-accreditation, ballot box stuffing among others.

Aregbesola contended that concern for substantive justice should have dictated that since the results from the 17 units were duly signed and adjudged by INEC to be authentic, there should not have been any controversy over there validity.

He lamented that the tribunal has effectively disenfranchised the legitimate voters in the 17 polling units and rendered the election undemocratic.

The statement said: “In nullifying the elections in the 17 polling units, the majority judgment predicated it on what is regarded as ‘substantial non-compliance’ with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010. The said non-compliance, according to the judgment, borders on the failure of INEC’s appointed presiding officers to record accreditation and ballot accounting on the result forms in the 17 polling units.

“There was no evidence of any act known to render election null and void in an election petition such as over voting, non-accreditation, ballot box stuffing etc.

“This much was highlighted in the dissenting judgment of the Chairman of the Tribunal in disagreeing with the majority decision.

“It must be noted that APC and its candidate were not accused of any electoral malfeasance in the 17 polling units. Rather, INEC, a common agent of PDP and APC (and indeed, all the political parties), which neither of the parties has control over was merely accused of not complying with its manual for the election, when the presiding officers appointed for the election failed to make the entries.

“Therefore, the most relevant question one would pose here is: should the tribunal allow APC to suffer as a result of the mistakes or omissions occasioned by the INEC staff? Certainly, no!”

“Equally shocking are the reasons advanced by the two justices. They advanced the proposition that elections in the seven polling units were cancelled by the state collation officer. This was not the case. There were no elections in the seven polling units, and if there was any, the onus was on the petitioners. This onus was not discharged in anyway as no results was tendered.

“The state collation officer in compliance with the margin of lead principle rightly reasoned that the outcomes of the elections could not be determined without conducting polls in the affected elections. Hence the commission’s decision to conduct supplementary elections in line with these principles.”

 

Source: Daily Post

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