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Edwin Clark endorses Obi for president, calls him ‘best hope of new Nigeria’

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Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader and convener of PANDEF, has endorsed Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for president.

He made the endorsement on Tuesday at a media briefing in his residence in Abuja.

Clark urged Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation, to back Obi because he is the “best hope of a new Nigeria”.

The south-south leader said he has saddled himself with the responsibility of requesting PANDEF and all other groups he belongs to give their support to Obi.

“Taking all these factors into consideration, and putting His excellency Peter Obi side by side with all other candidates being presented by other political parties, I am convinced beyond doubt, that our country Nigeria has a great opportunity to elect a phenomenal team, the candidate of the Labour Party, and his deputy, senator Datti Baba-Ahmad, as resident and vice president respectively,” he said.

“I formally hereby announce that I will, therefore, personally, vote for HE Peter Obi and his vice presidential candidate on election day, Febuary 25th, 2023, as president and vice-president of the federal republic of Nigeria.

“I also call on all well Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious and even political backgrounds to vote for H.E. Peter Obi without hesitation, as he is our best hope of a new Nigeria of peace, stability and progress.

“I have also requested the leadership of PANDEF, as a democratic institution and all other socio-cultural and socio-political bodies which I head to consult with their members at the levels of the states, local governments and diaspora to take further steps in supporting my choice of H.E Peter Obi.”

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Governor Adeleke Rejects Tribunal Verdict, Heads to Appeal Court

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The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has described the judgement of the governorship tribunal as ” a miscarriage of justice”, vowing to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal.

Reacting to the verdict of the Tribunal from his country home, Ede, Governor Adeleke faulted the resolution of the over-voting question in favour of Mr Oyetola, calling it ” an unfair interpretation against the will of majority of voters”

While urging his supporters to remain calm, Governor Adeleke vowed to appeal the judgement at the Court of Appeal, insisting he remains the rightful winner of the July 16 election.

“I call on our people to remain calm. We will appeal the judgement and we are sure justice will be done. Let our people be reassured that we will do everything possible to retain this widely acclaimed mandate”, Governor Adeleke declared.

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Fayemi congratulates Oyetola, says tribunal judgement reflects will of the people

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Kayode Fayemi, the former Ekiti governor, has congratulated Gboyega Oyetola, ex-governor of Osun, over his victory at the governorship election petition tribunal.

In a statement issued on Friday by Ahmad Sajoh, head of his media office, Fayemi said the judgement is a projection of the will and preference of the people of Osun.

Fayemi also commended Oyetola for devising peaceful legal means in the reclamation of his mandate.

“I am happy with the tribunal’s decision and sure that it reflected the will and preference of the majority of the people of Osun State. I commend Governor Oyetola for using peaceful legal means to reclaim his mandate,” the statement reads.

BODEX BLOG had earlier reported how the Osun governorship election petition tribunal sacked Adeleke as governor of the state.

Delivering judgment, two out of the three-member panel of the tribunal held that the petitioner was able to prove that there was over-voting in some of the polling units.

Consequently, the majority judgment of the tribunal ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Adeleke and issue a fresh one to Oyetola as the duly elected governor of Osun.

Reacting to the development, Adeleke described the judgement as “a miscarriage of justice” adding that it is “an unfair interpretation against the will of majority of voters”.

“I call on our people to remain calm. We will appeal the judgement and we are sure justice will be done,” he had said.

“Let our people be reassured that we will do everything possible to retain this widely acclaimed mandate.”

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APC expels Ita Enang, Buhari’s ex-aide, over anti-party activities

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state has expelled Ita Enang, a former special adviser to the president, over “anti-party activities”.

The expulsion follows recommendations from eastern ward 2 – Enang’s ward – in Ibiono Ibom LGA of the state.

In a letter dated January 24, the state working committee of the APC led by Stephen Ntukekpo, chairman of the party, ratified the ward’s recommendations expelling him.

“The anti-party activities among others include his indulgence with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State, and his willful but unlawful disobedience of the directives of our great party, the APC,” the letter reads.

“After a free and fair gubernatorial primary election conducted by the party which he lost without showing a good spirit of sportsmanship, Senator Ita Solomon Enang had engaged in endless litigation against the candidate who won and the party.

“In the process, fully doing the bidding of the PDP to put a clog in the wheel of our progress as a party. The clandestine meetings he holds with the opposition party, the PDP, and after such meetings, drumming support for them, are not without notice by his vigilant ward and chapter officers of our great party.

“Consequently, I write on behalf of the state working committee (SWC) to ratify the decision of the disciplinary committee of the All Progressives Congress; that, Senator Ita Solomon Enang, be and is hereby expelled from the All Progressives Congress.”

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