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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Sunday, 04 November, 2018 Edition)

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Sunday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in an apparent response to the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says that the APC Chairman lacks respect for truth and decency. Oshiomhole had stated that Amosun was trying to run Ogun State APC like an emperor, but there was no space for emperors under his leadership. The controversy was regarding the outcome of the APC Ogun State primaries which was obviously unfavourable to Amosun after the winner of the APC governorship primary in the state was denied the ticket by Oshiomhole over certain reasons which was however over looked in Lagos State. “The grounds on which Oshiomhole disputed the governorship primary in Ogun State is that the result was not announced by the State Electoral Committee from Abuja, meaning that the governor resorted to self-help. “We wonder why Oshiomhole accepted the result of the primary election in Lagos State when the result was also not announced by the State Electoral Panel. Why will the same scenario be acceptable in Lagos State but regarded as self-help in Ogun State? Is it because it was executed by the Capo Di Tutti in Lagos State?

2. Mr. Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, says that the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, contradicts the truth by speaking from both sides of his mouth. Nwosu is the anointed candidate of Governor Okorocha to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state. The governorship aspirant who claims he won the party’s primary election was reacting to the decision of Oshiomhole to substitute his name with that of Senate Hope Uzodinma as the APC governorship candidate of Imo State. “My mandate is still intact, I still remain the candidate of the APC in Imo State. I am disappointed in the national chairman of the APC who is speaking from both sides of his mouth. As a man of that age I thought he would have been upright. “I will not leave the APC; I still remain the authentic candidate of the party. I still have a valid court order restraining the party from submitting any other name to INEC. The order also restrains INEC from accepting any other name other than my name. The matter is in court,” he said.

3. Aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders are reportedly plotting the removal of the National Chairman of the ruling APC, Adams Oshiomhole. The party chieftains, including state governors, state chairmen of the party, and members of the National House of Assembly, are not happy with Oshiomhole over the outcome of the APC primaries in their various states. Apparently spearheaded by the governors of Imo and Ogun State, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun respectively, reports revealed that the aggrieved governors were mobilizing aggrieved senators who failed in their senatorial and governorship bids to pass a vote of no confidence on the APC Chairman.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday at the 24th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo, said that he would not tolerate any hate speech maker no matter how highly place the person is. He warned elites to stop misleading the people through their unguarded utterances. “At this point, I want to be very clear and equivocal, that the Federal Government will never condone or tolerate incendiary remarks from any person or group of persons, which are meant to harass, intimidate, cause fear and spread hate, no matter how highly placed such a person is. Law enforcement agencies should fish out people who make inciting statements, instigate civil disobedience, broadcast hate speeches or stir strife, riot and rebellion and bring them to book,” Buhari said through Mr. Ibrahim Yakasai, the Director of Corporate Communications, National Universities Commission, who represented him at the event.

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