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Confusion In Ogun APC As Dapo Abiodun, Akinlade Emerges Candidates Fron Parallel Governorship Primaries



Two candidates – Dapo Abiodun and Adekunle Akinlade – have emerged from parallel primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State.

Both candidates emerged on Wednesday, with the State Government and the National Working Committee of the party declaring different winners.

While the State Government declared Akinlade as the party’s candidate, the NWC said Abiodun won the primaries.

Muhammad Ndabawa, who led the Electoral Committee members sent by the NWC to oversee the primaries, declared that Abiodun, who hails from Ogun East Senatorial District, scored 102,305 votes across the 236 wards and 20 Local Government Areas of the state to emerge the candidate.

Jimi Lawal was said to have scored 51,153 votes; Abimbola Ashiru, 29,764; Senator Gbenga Kaka, 17,771; Abayomi Hunye, 9,110; and Akinlade, 23,443 votes.

While announcing on Wednesday the outcome of the primaries held on Tuesday, and conducted by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the state APC Chairman, Chief Derin Odebiyi, declared Akinlade as the winner.

Adebiyi said the NWC panel had been compromised, hence the decision to go ahead with the primaries.

Adebiyi said: “The Committee was here and they were emphatic, after cancelling the exercise twice, that the election would hold yesterday, this is after we submitted names of local committee and venues in obedience to the guideline.

“Yesterday morning, they still agreed that the primary would hold and we mobilised to our different wards but we waited endlessly as the phone numbers of committee members were switched off and electoral materials not available.

“Up till now, we don’t know the whereabouts of the committee and we have not seen them at the party secretariat. They’ve been heavily and highly compromised.

“The guideline is straight and unambiguous, it is open secret ballot which is Option A4 but they said they brought ballot papers from Abuja, in a direct primary?
To do what?

“The governorship primaries were conducted and monitored by relevant agencies.”


Ooni Of Ife’s New Wife, Yeyeluwa Silekunola, Enters The Palace With Grace, Elegance [PHOTOS]

Gbemileke Ajayi



Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has received his new Olori after the necessary rites have been performed, the Palace said.

“Her Majesty, Olori Moronke Naomi Silekunola Ogunwusi is the new Yeyeluwa Oodua. Necessary rites fully performed,” a terse message from the Palace said.

See the photographs, courtesy of the Ooni’s Palace:

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Resurfaces In Jerusalem [ Video/Photo]



The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has been spotted in Jerusalem.

Kanu was spotted in Jerusalem on Friday praying.

In a video which surfaced online, the IPOB leader could be seen donning an Israeli outfit used for prayers while holding a book.

Kanu was last seen in Nigeria on September 10, 2017 after military some men invaded his residence in Afaraukwu community in Abia State.

Confirming the video and pictures, a source closed to IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful but chose to be anonymous told DAILY POST, “The video is true, Emma Powerful confirmed it to me.”

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We Can’t Pay New Minimum Wage — Governors

Peter Okunoren



Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Abdulaziz Yari, said yesterday that governors were not against upward review of the minimum wage, but lack capacity to pay it.

This is as indications emerged yesterday that organized labour might resume its suspended strike over the issue as early as November 6.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum’s meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Wednesday night, Yari said the issue was not just on the agreed figure to be paid by the governors but also the “ability or resources to take care of that agreed minimum wage.”

Noting that his colleagues made it known that they have no problem with a review of salaries but were being real, Yari, who is governor of Zamfara State, said: “The problem of the states is the capacity to pay what is agreed. As we are talking today, we are struggling with N18,000.

“Some of the states are paying 35 percent, some 50 percent and still some states have salary arrears. So, it is not about only reviewing it but how we are going to get the resources to cater for it.”

Yari’s statement caused a stir in the polity, yesterday. There was anxiety that labour leaders who met over the issue last night may call for industrial action. Some state chapters of the NLC, vowed to shut down the country if the minimum wage was not reviewed and implemented.

The NLC had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage, the governors proposed N20,000, while the Federal Government said it could afford N24,000.

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