Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha LG Is For Ize-Iyamu, APC Party Chair Boasts
Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State is set to vote massively for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming September 19 governorship election.
APC’s chairman in the ward, Ogbebor Osayomore, disclosed this Monday, July 27, while flagging off campaign in the ward for the party and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Osayomore boasted that Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha LGA belongs to the APC, stressing that the electorates are ready to massively cast their votes for Ize-Iyamu and make sure he emerged winner in the governorship election.
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He disclosed that the APC has no division, but one particularly at the ward and ready to deliver the ward for the governship candidate.
” APC is alive, and by the mamoth crowd you are seeing here, we know victory is ours in APC in the forthcoming election.
” For people to turn up on working day (Monday), with this large number, that is to tell you that pastor has already won the election,” he said.
On his part, APC leader in the local government, Osarobo Idahosa, alluded the ward Chairman’s comment that the ward is fully for the APC.
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He said the party’s fully prepared and ready to work for the emergence of Pastor Ize-Iyamu at the poll, adding that he is a grassroot politician hence his emergence is not negotiable.
He urged party members not to be provoked by some provocative actions of the main opposition, just as he noted that the party members are equal to the task but will not join in the violence from the opposition.
” They are going about attacking some of our members but we will not do so. We are law-abiding citizens, so I will urge you not to go violence but peaceful. Nobody has monopoly of violence; in fact, we have it more than them, but we will not be provoked.
“Pastor Ize-Iyamu is a grassroot politician and he is going to win easily, no doubt about that,” he added.
Also speaking, Dora Erhabor, woman leader in the LG, disclosed that women in the local government are seriously mobilising for Pastor Ize-Iyamu, adding that this is going to be done in house-to-house campaign.
She said, ” We are mobilising women as you can see for yourself. We are mobilising all women in Ikpoba-Okha to vote for pastor Ize-Iyamu.
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We are going to mobilise women by going from house to house, convasing women to vote for Ize-Iyamu , all the women in Ikpoba-Okha we love Ize-Iyamu.”
Fake LASTMA Officer Jailed Two Years
The Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi on Monday, 27 March, 2023 sentenced a fake Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Officer, Omotutu Bamidele, to a 2- year jail term for impersonating and extorting money from motorists across Lagos.
The convicted fake LASTMA officer was arraigned by LASTMA on a 2-count charge of impersonating as a public officer by claiming to be a staff of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (S.78 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015)” and obtaining money by fraudulent trick (Sec. 323 of the Criminal Law, Lagos State) before the court.
The PUNCH reports that Bamidele was arrested a few days ago on Olu Holloway Road, around the Alfred Rewane area of Ikoyi by a LASTMA Monitoring/Surveillance team led by the Zonal Head, Ashafa Moyosore.
In a press statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq said Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare sentenced Omotutu Bamidele to a 2-year jail term without any option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the 2- count charges levelled against him.
Magistrate Ogundare emphasized that the convict should serve the jail term without any option fine due to the gravity of the offences committed.
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The Court Prosecutor Barr. Olufemi Adekunle stated that both offences levied against the convict contravened Criminal Law of Lagos State (2015).
In his reaction to the judgement, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba said the judgement was a welcome development as it would serve as a deterrent to others who are still extorting money from innocent members of the public under false pretence.
Oreagba also noted that the “Our (LASTMA) Monitoring and Surveillance Unit which has now been fully restructured would continue to hunt for other bad elements disturbing the peace of the society”
Ahmed Musa Equals Zidane’s Record, Surpasses Viera, Lampard
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has become the most capped Nigerian player after his appearance in the second leg of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea-Bissau.
The Nigerian national team defeated the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau 1-0 at the Estadio 24 de Setembro.
However, Musa, who made his Eagles debut in 2010, and was also part of the 2013 Nations Cup-winning side, earned 108 caps – setting a new record for Nigeria.
With his feat, he has equaled France’s midfielder Zinedine Zidane, German’s Jurgen Klinsmann, and England’s Tim Cahill’s 108 national caps.
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Also, the 30-year-old Super Eagles captain surpassed Patrick Vieira’s 107 international caps for France, and Frank Lampard’s 106 caps for the Three Lions of England.
Since his debut, the Nigerian forward has scored 16 goals for the national team. He is Nigeria’s highest scorer in the World Cup with four goals.
He also has 92 club goals and 65 assists.
NGO Trains Delta Community On Tools For Environmental Justice
The Connected Advocacy, a Benin-based NGO, on Monday trained the residents of Owa/Alidinma community in Agbor, Delta State, on strengthening local movement and demand spaces for environmental justice.
The training featured sessions on environmental monitoring, smart advocacy tools for environmental justice and how to build a non-violent environmental justice movement.
The Director of the NGO, Mr Israel Orekha, said the capacity building was aimed to enable local communities to advocate for and demand freedom from pollution, environmental degradation and exploitation.
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Orekha said the training was due to the impact of oil exploration in the community, which include crises, environmental degradation, diversion of monetary benefits, intimidation from the traditional rulers and non-compliance with environmental multilateral agreements, among others.
“The imperative of smart advocacy tools for environmental justice are evidence-based collective efforts or strategies targeting decision-makers and polluters.
“The training focuses on influencing the actions, programmes and policies of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) and governments toward environmentally friendly interventions, fulfilling the agreement for the protection of the earth, people and planets.”
Taking the participants on environmental monitoring tools, Cadmus Atake-Enade, said the devices were effective for mitigating the danger of fossil-fuel extraction in the local communities.
He encouraged participants to monitor their environment through air, water and soil pollution, and biodiversity issues.
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Atake-Enade listed tools for monitoring the physical environment like pens, pencils, cameras and whistles, saying the need to document the findings or monitor the evidence cannot be over-emphasised.
The training concluded with the reconciliation of the Traditional Community Council and Host Community Network operating in the community.
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