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Edo 2024: Esan Enigies Endorse Imuse For Governor

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Traditional Rulers better known as  Enijie in Edo Central (Esan) at the weekend collectively prayed for the success of the gubernatorial aspiration of Col. Dr. David Imuse rtd and endorsed him for the office of Edo state Governor come 2024.

Imuse, who is the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC and a gubernatorial aspirant for the 2024 Edo governorship elections, was guest of the traditional rulers, who had gathered at the palace of His Royal Highness, Abumere, the Onojie of Ekpoma.

Along with his wife, and supporters from across the state, he told the traditional rulers of his qualification and desire to govern the state if he secures his party’s ticket to contest next year’s governorship elections.

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Col Imuse who said he was seeking the high office not because he is from Edo Central, described himself as a very informed, competent and capable hand, who understands the duties of a state governor.

The medical graduate of the University of Benin, who served in the Nigeria Army before retiring into private business and politics, said he knows Edo State like the palm of his hands, having traversed its length and breadth for more than two occasions.

These occasions include when he served as Director-General of the Campaign organizations of two gubernatorial aspirants and as the Acting Chairman of the party during the 2020 governorship elections with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the APC flag-bearer.

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Assuring the traditional rulers that he was at home in most of the communities even in the remotest part of the state, he said he was prepared to provide purposeful leadership as governor to address all the challenges facing Edo state.

Responding on behalf of all the traditional rulers, the Onojie of Igueben, His Royal Highness Ehizogie Ailuojerior, who broke the kola nuts, prayed to God for Dr Imuse’s aspiration to become reality moreso for the honour he did by coming home to inform the Enijies of his dream.

The Zaiki said, “The late Professor Ambrose Alli, was the last governor of Esan extraction and he performed excellently well. Our prayer is that you will attain the heights he attained and do more.

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“We also pray that God will make it possible for you to get your party ticket to enable you contest and win the 2024 Edo governorship elections. We are asking God for governor that will bring about good governance in Edo State and by so doing bring overall development.

“And just as you requested, we the traditional rulers of Esanland will consider your aspiration and we pray that God will make your dreams become reality by answering your prayers.”

According to the Zaiki Ailuojerior, “It is clear by mere looking at you that you are a vibrant, visionary and a purpose-driven man. From your submission about the challenges facing us as a people and as a state, we can say you are indeed prepared for the journey you have embarked upon. We pray that God and our ancestors, grant you success”.

 

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Edo Guber: APC Candidate, Okpebholo, Lacks Cognitive Experience To Govern – Tenebe

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A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Chief Henry Tenebe, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo lacks the cognitive experience to govern the state.

Tenebe, who made the assertion while x-raying major political parties governorship candidates in the forthcoming election in the state, noted that when it comes to managerial experience, Asue Ighodalo of the PDP is more experience and competent than the opposition APC candidate, Sen. Okpebholo, whom he dismissed as a non-starter.

According to him, it is unfair to compare Ighodalo with Okpebholo, highlighting that the APC governorship candidate lacks the exposure and experiences that Ighodalo has acquired in both his private and public sector careers.

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He noted that these experiences make Ighodalo the best-suited candidate for the job in Edo.

Tenebe expressed his dissatisfaction with how the APC has managed the national economy in the past few years.

He insisted that the party lacks the moral right to even field a candidate for the Edo Guber election.

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“If not for the law that allows parties to stand for election irrespective of performance, the APC is not supposed to field a candidate, let alone canvass for support.

“The party is synonymous with hunger, deprivation, kidnapping, terrorism, crude theft, energy blackout, and countless other vices.

“The indices are quite gloomy and they tell the story of a party in utter disarray. In a sane climate, voters would revolt and ensure they used their votes to send them packing”, Tenebe said.

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LP Crisis Takes New Twist As Edo Chapter Suspends Abure

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accuse him of anti-party activities

…it’s an exercise in futility – Abure

The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Barrister Julius Abure, has been suspended by party executives in Ward 3 Arue-Uromi, in Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, for alleged high-handedness and anti-party activities.

This decision was ratified by the State Executive Committee of the party after the ward wrote a formal letter to the SEC.

Abure’s suspension was a sequel to a meeting of members of the ward where allegations of his “high-handedness and anti-party activities in the administration of the party and other acts of financial impropriety were exhaustively discussed.”

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The ward executives in the letter of suspension addressed to Abure noted that “allegations of fraud levelled against you, which are (currently) under investigation.”

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A letter of suspension dated May 14, 2024, and another letter of ratification dated May 15, 2024, both of which were ratified at a meeting of the state executive committee on Friday (May 24, 2024) night in Benin, read in part, “While the suspension is with immediate effect, you are advised to restrain from holding out or parading yourself a member of Labour Party, Ward 3, Arue, Uromi in Ean North-East LGA, Edo State.”

The letter of suspension was signed by the Ward Chairman, Thompson Ehiguese, and Ward Secretary, Stanley Usiomoh.

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The letter of ratification of his suspension was forwarded to the State Executive Committee of the party through the State Chairman by the Local Government Chairman of the party in Esan North-East, Patrick Onogbeni, and LGA Secretary, Ehikioya Eromosele.

The second letter read in part: “Here forwarded to you and for your consideration is the ratification of the suspension of Comrade Barrister Julius Abure from the membership of Ward 3, Arue, Uromi, Ean North East LGA, Edo State.

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“The LGA Executive met today, 15th of May, 2024 about noon, to consider the matters presented on the suspension and accordingly found them weighty, and the suspension ratified and upheld.”

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The State Executive Committee endorsed the decisions of the Ward and Local Government Committee of the party at a well-attended meeting in Benin late on Friday.

It was gathered that the venue of the meeting was charged as leaders and members of the party chanted: “Abure must go!”

The State Executive Committee considered the letters, together with the issues contained therein, and ratified Abure’s suspension.

With the ratification of his suspension, the basis of his chairmanship of the party at the national level has been vitiated, and by implication, he stands suspended as the party’s national chairman.

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In response, Abure, while speaking through the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, said the action of the Edo State Chapter was an exercise in futility because it lacks basis in law as enshrined in the LP constitution.

Ifoh said, “The 2019 Labour Party constitution, Article 17 subsection 1, is clear that only the National Convention convened solely for the purpose of removal of the National Chairman with a two-third majority can suspend or remove the chairman. The ward, LG, or even the state have no power to suspend the National Chairman.

“An Edo High Court has also ruled on this matter. Also, an Appeal Court has also ruled on this matter.

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“This dimension is a continuation of the attack on the person of Abure as witnessed during the governorship primaries. It will also amount to nothing, and we are not perturbed.”

 

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Peter Obi And I Will Defeat APC Any Day — Datti Baba-Ahmed Boasts

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The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 elections, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has said that his party will defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in any election.

Datti stated that he was confident in the abilities of his principal, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Datti said these during an appearance on Arise TV on Friday. He added that he was not scared of going against the ruling party, the APC in future elections.

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According to Datti, “APC and PDP did not have 60 per cent of the Labour Party’s votes in the FCT that they are ruling.

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“So, I’m never scared because if we are in a democracy, it’s the people’s power that we will use. And we’re using it. Not the armoured tanks of the Nigerian Army that belong to the Nigerian people, and not the barrels of the gun or the teargas that the Nigerian people are afraid of.

“Any day, if there’s an election again, if they come out, we will defeat them. It’s left for them to go and twist the constitution again, change the meaning of English, and declare by 4 a.m.”

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‘We won 2023 election’

Datti also said that, in retrospect, the Labour Party won the 2023 general elections.

He said: “In fact, we hold our heads high. Where are the campaign promises of the APC, or the ongoing government? What have they achieved?

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“The iRev was switched off. They returned the results manually. And then the Constitution was twisted, and the meaning of the English language was changed.

“We won the 2023 election. I will never stop saying it. Now the Labour Party, as of today, is in a better state than the CPC was in 2013/2014 leading up to the 2015 election. Far better than it was.

“Continue to look at the failures. The worsening insecurity, declining economy, and aggravated corruption that is now going on.

“Add that to when Nigerians will now wake up to the realisation that beyond 2027, there’s probably a grand scheme to dismember Nigeria into six autonomous zones.

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“Because there’s no way to explain the failure, and because the only way is to carry those failures and run away.”

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