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A in Benue, Mr Joseph Boko, representing Kwande West state constituency, has formally dumped the All Progressives (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Boko, who detected at a grand rally in Adikpo, on Thursday, said he would for the party’s victory at the polls.

Boko, was sworn in as a member of the 8th Benue Assembly on Feb.12, after a protracted legal battle that traversed courts of different judicial jurisdictions.

He had been unlawfully substituted by the party and had been a frequent litigant in courts for three and a half years in search of justice.

At the rally, Boko said he left the APC because of the shoddy manner he was treated and the deceit of its leaders.

He commended Gov Samuel Ortom for supporting him to reclaim his stolen mandate in the state legislature and pledged to work for the victory of the party at the polls.

Former of the state and a senatorial candidate, Mr Gabriel Suswam, commended Boko for his doggedness in fighting to reclaim his mandate.

He urged the people to support all PDP candidates in the polls.

Governor Ortom commended Boko for defecting from the APC to the PDP.

He said all that he lost would be restored and urged him to work with PDP leaders in the state to retain power at the polls.

Ortom urged the people to support the PDP Presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, to win the presidency saying ” Atiku will make life better for all of you”.

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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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Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes

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Abiodun urges FG to make Lagos-Ibadan expressway 10 lanes Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State , Dapo Abiodun , has asked the Federal Government to extend the Lagos -Ibadan expressway , to at least, a ten -lane road .
Abiodun made this call when he received the Senate Committee on Works in his office , in Abeokuta , on Thursday .
According to him , the road in question is arguably the busiest in the country . This , coupled with the population explosion, made the expansion of the road from six to ten lanes imperative .
He also said it was important for the Federal Government to consider alternatives like the Sagamu to Ikorodu road as well as the Lagos – Ota -Abeokuta road .
The governor said , “What is required would be like , at least a ten – lane road pattern , at the minimum . That should be considered by the Federal Government .
“I want to call on you to help us declare an emergency on the state of our federal roads . It is as if , they are non -existent .
“We looked at these roads and we said it is important for people to be able to move between the states and the sub -region that share borders with us .”
Abiodun informed the committee of efforts being put in place by his administration and its Lagos State counterpart at ensuring that the two roads ( Sagamu – Ogijo – Ikorodu and Lagos -Ota – Abeokuta ) receive immediate attention .
In his response , the Chairman , Senate Committee for Works , Senator Adamu Aliero , said they were in the state to inspect all federal projects, especially road projects .
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APC threatens Ishaku’s over ‘stay’ in Abuja

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The leadership of the All Progressive in Taraba State has threatened to explore legal options that will compel the Taraba State , Darius Ishaku , to return to the state if the of Assembly fails to comply with the necessary constitutional provisions .
The state Chairman of the party , Mr . Ibrahim El -Sudi ; and the APC governorship candidate in the 2019 elections , Prof . Muhammad Yahaya, said this at a press conference they jointly addressed , in Jalingo , on Thursday .
They alleged that Ishaku had been out of the state for over 54 days without transmitting power to his deputy, Haruna Manu .
El -Sudi said , “The governor has failed to do the needful and he has been out of the state for 54 days now . The House has also failed to invoke the necessary constitutional provisions . We , therefore , call on the house to urgently do this in the interest of the state .”
They threatened to seek legal redress should the assembly fail to do the needful .

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