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Gov Umo Reacts To Supreme Court Victory

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom has commended the judiciary and the Akwa Ibom people following the Supreme Court judgement that confirmed him as the validly elected governor of the state in the March 18, 2023, governorship election

Eno, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh, on Thursday, commended President Bola Tinubu for his inclusive leadership and his predecessor, Udom Emmanuel for his encouragement.

“This victory is an affirmation and vindication of that huge and unassailable mandate. Let me thank the Nigerian judiciary for the great and enduring work it has done to deepen and protect the guardrails of our democracy; the judiciary indeed remains the last hope of the common man. We will continue to have hope and trust in them,” Governor Eno said.

Eno, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh, on Thursday, commended President Bola Tinubu for his inclusive leadership and his predecessor, Udom Emmanuel for his encouragement.

“This victory is an affirmation and vindication of that huge and unassailable mandate. Let me thank the Nigerian judiciary for the great and enduring work it has done to deepen and protect the guardrails of our democracy; the judiciary indeed remains the last hope of the common man. We will continue to have hope and trust in them,” Governor Eno said.

Dedicating his victory to God Almighty and the people of Akwa Ibom State, the governor thanked past leaders of there state, Obong Victor Attah and the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio for their support and encouragement.

“Once again, I call on our brothers, who aspired to lead this great state with me, to come and join hands with me to continue the task of building this state and help bring more developments across sectors. We hold no malice or grudge but love, even for those who did not support me.

“ In any political contest, a winner must emerge and it has pleased God to hand me the baton of leadership today. I promise to use this baton to work to cement the blocks of our continuous unity, shared dreams, development and growth,” the governor stated.

 

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DSS arrests El-Rufai’s political ally, Aisha Galadima over post on Gov Sani

Aisha Galadima, a strong political ally of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has been arrested in Kaduna.

The arrest, a source told DAILY POST, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticizing Governor Uba Sani.

The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, from her residence on Sunday afternoon.

The development was confirmed by one of her brothers, who said, “Aisha has just been arrested by DSS at her Tudun Wada residence in Kaduna.”

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Ondo polls: My certificates are genuine and authentic – Ayedatiwa speaks after screening

The Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has said that contrary to rumours of fake certificates making the rounds in some quarters, his certificate was genuine and authentic.

Aiyedatiwa disclosed this on Friday at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja after he was cleared by the Screening Committee to contest the primary election.

The governor further declared there was no vacancy at the government’s house.

His words: “Questions were asked and answered and at the end of the day, I have been cleared that there are no issues. Especially the issue that has to do with the certificate that a petition was written, today that has been put to rest.

“My certificates are genuine and authentic. I think it is just a kind of mischief by some other aspirants who find me to be an aspirant to beat, trying to look for a way to discredit my person but that has been verified and put to rest.

“I think the issue really regarding that was a school they claim was established in 1980 and how come I was able to write my WASSCE in 1982. If you are a student of history you will recall that in 1979, when the Governor of Lagos State at the time, Lateef Jakande became Governor of Lagos State, most private schools were taken over and schools were built for the communities. And Ikosi High School that I attended is one of the schools that were built by the regime of Lateef Jakande in 1980. So, it is on record that the school was established in 1980 and at that time I was already in Form ‘3’ in a private school.

“New Nation is in Ikosi while Royal Comprehensive High School is in Ajegunle Ikorodu very close to Ketu. So all of us were moved to both New Nation and Royal Comprehensive High School and some other schools that were affected by flood. We were all moved into Ikosi High School Ketu that was built by the government and that was how we wrote our WASCE in 1982 because we were in the first set. I was in Form ‘3’ at the time, it used to be five years, not now that you have six years for Secondary school.

“So their question, the petitioner is how can a school be established in 1980 and we have a first set in 1982 that the first set was supposed to be in 1985 but he didn’t take time to look at the history. So investigation has been conducted, the schools are still there, WAEC office is there where you can actually verify the subject that I took and the year that I graduated and the school. You just need to buy a scratch card and go to the website of WAEC, it will be there – Ikosi High School Iketu and my name will be there with the subjects that I took and the various grades. So it is clear to everybody that my certificate is authentic and I actually graduated from that school in 1982.”

Asked what his advice was for those trying to pull him down, Aiyedatiwa said there was no vacancy in the Ondo State government house.

The governor added: “I should just advise them to repent and try to go to the field and work. If they are interested in the seat and the seat Is not vacant, that is why they’re trying to do all that they are doing.”

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Stopping Akeredolu’s projects after his demise, unfair– Ondo APC aspirant

Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship aspirant running under the All Progressives Congress, APC, banner, has expressed dismay over the alleged decision to halt the projects initiated by the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in his hometown of Owo.

Akinterinwa stated that it was crude and unjust to halt the projects, stressing that they ought to be completed as a way to honour the late governor.

The former Commissioner for Finance stressed this during a campaign tour to Owo, the headquarters of the Owo Local Council Area of the state.

Residents of the community who received the governorship aspirant had expressed their dissatisfaction with the abandoned projects in their town, emphasising the need for them to be completed.

Akinterinwa, however, vowed to ensure that projects would be completed if he became governor.

He also assured the residents that he would prioritize the continuation of the policies initiated by the late Akeredolu, stressing their importance to the state.

“I will continue where Aketi stopped in Owo. Whatever Aketi wanted to do for Owo but couldn’t, we will accomplish it. When a great leader has passed away, the only way to honour him is to continue the work he was doing for his people.

“It’s unfair for someone who claimed to be loyal to him and took over from him to come and halt all projects in Owo.

“We will take Ondo State to the next level and prioritise women and youth development. Our people will enjoy the dividends of good governance under our leadership.”

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