Tinubu in Gombe, Pledges Effective Work On Kolmani Oil, Industrialization Drive
…As Mammoth Crowd Attends APC Presidential Rally
…Governor Inuwa Upbeat Of Resounding Victory For Ex- Lagos Governor, Other APC Candidates
…APC Receives State Chairman, EXCO Members, NASS Candidates Of NNPP
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured the people of Gombe State that if elected as President, his administration will effectively drill and develop the Kolmani oil field for the socio- economic benefit of the people of the state and the nation as a whole.
The APC presidential flag bearer gave the assurance in Gombe during the party’s campaign rally held at the Pantami Township Stadium, Gombe.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was received with plump and open arms into Gombe by a mammoth crowd of party supporters and other residents who thronged the venue of the rally.
The former Lagos State Governor, who landed at the Gombe International Airport around 12:30pm, was received by the host Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, APC vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, among other party chieftains.
Hundreds of party faithful joined in the reception party at the airport, creating a long convoy of vehicles.
The convoy was warmly cheered by residents as it moved through the streets to the palace of the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar, for traditional homage.
At the Pantami Stadium, venue of the rally which was filled to the brim with enthusiastic party supporters, Tinubu promised a better Gombe and a consolidation of the remarkable progress by Governor Yahaya.
He noted that Governor Yahaya has done very well, assuring that when elected, he will ensure that Gombe State continues to witness positive developments.
He said the recently-developed Kolmani oil wells in the state would receive adequate attention to ensure full commercial operation and benefits for the people.
He also pledged to support the industrial park in the state, which he said will provide employment and create skills and wealth for the people.
While appreciating the people of Gombe State and the Governor for the grand reception, Asiwaju Tinubu urged the electorate to ensure the return of Inuwa Yahaya for his second term.
The APC National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu said the party would continue to deliver on its mandate of developing the country, hence urged electorate in Gombe State to vote all candidates of the party.
In his remarks, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said APC is well grounded in Gombe State and will win all elections comfortably.
He enjoined the people of the state to stand firm in support and solidarity with the APC at all levels in the forthcoming general election.
The Governor observed that the contractual agreement between his administration and the people of the state has been substantially delivered given the massive investment in health, education, social welfare and infrastructural development among others.
The Governor called on APC supporters and well wishers in the state to remain calm and replicate the 2019 feat where the party delivered a crushing defeat to the then ruling People’s Democratic Party PDP in the state.
He lauded the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for its efforts in addressing the challenges of the nation.
“We in the North East are in a better position to tell of the positive effects of the present administration in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari stood firm towards the provision of security and substantial amount of human and capital development”.
He assured that said if elected for another term, he would consolidate on the achievements recorded in his first term.
In his speech, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said the people of North East have nothing but praises for the APC administration for helping them overcome the challenges and developing the zone.
“The APC administration helped us discover oil here. The entire North East would have to reciprocate this gesture by voting for the APC in appreciation,” he said.
The Senate President told the audience that the PDP’s 16 years rule witnessed pervasive corruption, dereliction of duty and insecurity especially in the North East.
It is against this backdrop that the Senate President appealed to the people of Gombe State to vote for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Kashim Shettima and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for purposeful leadership.
Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Pantami, who also addressed the rally delivered President Muhammadu Buhari’s plea for voters in Gombe State to support the party and its candidates at all levels.
He said President Buhari had declared support for Tinubu and all candidates of the APC in the forthcoming election which, he said, has made it binding on everyone in the administration to equally support the candidacies.
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the APC, Senator Kashim Shettima assured the people of better days ahead if the people vote for ruling party at all levels.
The National Women Leader of the APC, Dr. Beta Eduh called on women in the state to vote for the party at all levels for sustainable economic and infrastructural development.
Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aishatu Jibir Dukku, also thanked the people of Gombe for coming out so massively to support the party .She said that the huge crowd at the stadium is indeed an appreciation of what the administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya is doing.She further solicited for his return to power as well as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as President. She said with the two of them in Gombe and Nigeria respectively, prosperity of citizens is assured.
The Coordinator of Tinubu/ Shettima Campaign in Gombe State, Dr. Jamilu Isiyaka Gwamna had earlier delivered a welcome address on behalf of the entire APC family in the State.
Part of the highlights of the well attended APC Presidential Campaign was the reception of the State Chairman, Exco members and National Assembly candidates of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP along with thousands of their supporters into the APC.
Other dignitaries who were at the rally included Governors Muhammad Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Prof Babagana Zulum (Borno) and Hon. Simon Lalong (Plateau) who is also the Director-General of the Tinubu-Shettima campaign, former governor Ali Modu Sheriff, members of the National Assembly and other chieftains of the party.
ANTI PARTY ACTIVITIES: Esan Central APC, Suspends Nine Leaders, Appoints Bello
Nine Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Esan Central LGA have been suspended at an extraordinary meeting held this evening at Irrua, the LGA capital.
The suspended leaders include APC State Vice Chairman, Chief Francis Inegbeniki, Esan Central foremost Party Leader, Prince Willy Shaka Momodu, Ward Leader, Hon Abudu Ugbesia, among six others.
The suspended nine APC leaders are alleged to have held a clandestine meeting at a hotel in Eidenu, Irrua on the eve of the House of Assembly election and resolved to work against their party candidate for the House of Assembly election, Hon Victor Edoror. It is alleged that they were induced by the ruling party and their grand conspiracy to disallow Hon Edoror to get into the House and become the Speaker which might scuttle their agenda for Esan governor candidate from Esan Central LGA.
The meeting which was attended enmass by angry members and party executives of the party across the LGA appointed former LGA Councillior, and House of Assembly election aspirant, Hon. Bello Oyaziwolo, as the acting Leader, to oversee the affairs of the party pending the determination of the investigation into the degree of involvement of each of the suspended leader.
Interestingly, the Deputy Leader of the Party in Esan Central LGA and former Vice Chairman of the LGA, Hon Francis Ubene, was exempted from suspension because preliminary investigation revealed that he was in the meeting allegedly called by Chief Inegbeniki, but he refused to agree with their alleged plan to sabotage the election for Hon Edoror because according to him “I have forgiven him and if I have forgiven him, I cannot work against him or the party”.
Speaking with Hon Bello, after the appointment, the new LGA Leader said he was not interested in Leading the party for selfish reasons but would commit himself to helping the party rid itself of betrayals and inept leaders in the LGA and hopefully allow a free process to produce the next LGA Leader.
Delta: Oborevwori’s Victory, A Turning Point, Says Ebireri
Media Consultant, Henry Ebireri, has urged Delta State governor-elect, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori to embark only on programmes that are genuine, attainable, purposeful, durable and people-oriented.
He also urged him to make a significant impact at improving the lot of the masses.
In a statement in Sapele, the media consultant described the March 18 governorship election in Delta State as ‘’’a turning point, a landmark in the history of the oil rich state’’.
He appealed to Oborevwori to steer Delta State in the needed direction.
‘’There is a very high expectation from the governor-elect by the people. He must direct his energy towards inculcating the spirit of self-reliance among the citizenry through economic and empowerment programmes’’
The media professional listed security, youth and women empowerment, agriculture, health, education, infrastructural development, industrial revolution, cultural and tourism rebirth, communication and sports development as key areas to be addressed by the governor-elect.
The statement underscored the future of Delta youths infrastructure and security challenges.
He urged Oborevwori to be fair to all.
He also urged him to recruit only qualified, competent and meritorious hands to help him develop the oil-rich state.
‘’They should be people of integrity, honesty and trust. The team should comprise only tested, dedicated, loyal, courageous, selfless, focused and visionary men and women’’
Ebireri further commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his immense contribution to the political development of Delta State.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Rejects INEC’s Declaration of Oborevwori As Winner of Delta Poll
A while ago, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Delta State announced Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, gubernatorial flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor-elect following the March 18 governorship election.
The declaration was made despite the myriad of infractions and acts of impunity on the part of the PDP in the course of the election. These were brought to the attention of INEC with incontrovertible proof.
The March 18 election was characterized by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression perpetrated by the PDP in the course of the election.
The fraudulent nature of PDP’s so-called victory are just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society. Most of those infractions are on the public domain and known to INEC officials and the security agencies involved in superintending the election.
In the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, the results pointed to an unequivocal rejection of the PDP. Of the three senatorial zones in the state, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in the Delta North Senate race.
It was an unadulterated verdict of Deltans on how they have fared under 24 years of governance of their state by PDP.
On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, governorship candidate of the APC in Delta State as well as the leadership of the party, unequivocally reject the declaration by INEC of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori of the PDP as winner of the March 18 governorship election.
We will challenge this fraudulent result using all legal means.
As a democrat and Deputy President of the Senate, Omo-Agege will explore all lawful avenues to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Delta State.
To the numerous supporters of APC and the entire public that share in Omo-Agege’s vision of building a new Delta State, we urge you all to remain calm, peaceful and law abiding.
I can assure all our teeming supporters and all Deltans that the PDP pyrrhic celebration of a stolen mandate will be short-lived.
By the grace of God and the clearly expressed wish of the people, this electoral heist will be reversed and Senator Omo-Agege will be sworn in on May 29, 2023 as the lawfully elected Governor of Delta State.
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy President of the Senate and Governorship Candidate of APC, Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
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