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Governorship: No standing agreement between Tinubu, Makinde- APC PCC




The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC) says it has no standing agreement with Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in respect of the March 11 governorship election as being speculated.

A member of the committee,Nike Ajagbe, told newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan that there was no agreement between Makinde and Sen. Bola Tinubu, the President-elect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajagbe was reacting to a news emanating from the meeting between the governor and the aggrieved candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Makinde was said to have told the aggrieved candidates, who lost last Saturday National Assembly election to APC, that he had agreement with the president-elect that he would defect to the APC after the election, which Tinubu supported.

Ajagbe said that the visit of the campaign team had nothing to do with the endorsement of the governor.

She said the president-elect was a party man who could not joke with the success of his party across the country, especially the South-West, which is regarded as his stronghold.

Ajagbe said that it was in the programme of the campaign committee to visit all the opposition governors whenever they were in their state for campaign.

She said that nobody should see such visit as endorsement, but a privilege to host a widely accepted presidential candidate.

Ajagbe said that being the governor of the state, the president-elect only visited Makinde as he did to other opposition governors whenever he visited their states.

She cited the example of the River Governor and other state governors where the president-elect visited him before proceeding on his campaigns.

Ajagbe said that was part of all the visit of the president-elect to Makinde and no agreement was reached between the campaign team and Makinde.

She said that after Tinubu left Makinde’s office he went straight to the ancient Mapo Hall to raise the hand of the party’s Governorship candidate, Sen. Teslim Folarin.

Ajagbe said people were surprised to read that the governor was claiming he had agreement with the president-elect.

She said Makinde only urged the people of the state to vote for unifier of the country during the governorship debate in Ibadan.

Meanwhile, Folarin condemned Makinde for allegedly lavishing N500 million on the aggrieved PDP candidates and other stakeholders.


In a statement, the APC governorship candidate through his Media Aide, Yekeen Olaniyi, said Makinde had demonstrated that he has nothing to offer the good people of the state than spending lavishly to please his party men.

He urged the people to vote massively for APC in the March 11 governorship election and state assembly’s election, so as to maintain the same party both at the Federal and State levels.

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I’ll Turn Ondo Into Another Lagos, Says Wale Akinterinwa Ahead Of APC Primaries




Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will turn Ondo into another Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, if elected governor.

The Ondo APC governorship primary election is scheduled for April 20 while the state-wide election will be held on November 16.

Speaking during his official declaration at the ruling party’s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, Akinterinwa said he will make Ondo an industrialised state.

The governorship hopeful who had worked in Lagos civil service, said he would utilise the natural resources in the state to attract investments.

“We will turn Ondo into another Lagos state in terms of development because we have what it takes, in terms of coast. We must ensure that the port comes alive and that will be a game changer,” Akinterinwa said.


“But, beyond that, we also have the landmass and ought to be an agrarian state. So, we are going to take agriculture to the next level while we encourage and support the local farmers.

“We will also attract investors who will invest in agriculture so that we will be exporting finished products. We will not just be producing for the table but we will be producing for export.”

On security, Akinterinwa said his economic initiatives would get most youth employed and lead to reduction in the rate of insecurity in the state.

“For security, part of our challenges today is because today is because we have many unemployed youths. So, Amotekun founded by our late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South West governors will be strengthened so that with appropriate security in place, we can have development,” he said.

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Why I Ignored Labour Party National Convention — Peter Obi



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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023 elections has declared his stance on the recent national convention of the party that saw Barr Julius Abure emerge as Julius Abure emerge as national chairman.


Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi said he ignored the convention because the party leadership under Abure failed to do wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasised the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

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