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Edo Assembly Confirms Two Commissioners – Designate , Three Others

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The Edo House of Assembly on Monday confirmed two civil commissioners and three others as commissioners for Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC).
The confirmation was sequel to the adoption of the report of the House standing committee on Rules, Business and Government House chaired by the House Leader, Mr Henry Okhuarobo, (Ikpoba-Okha constituency)
Presenting the report to the house, Okhuarobo said that members of the committee had painstakingly gone through their curriculum vitae and found them academically qualified for the job.
The two civil commissioners-designate are Mr Lawrence Ogieva and Mr Alex Oleije, while Mr Charles Aideyan, Abdullahi Imodagbe and Daniel Enebi were confirmed as commissioners-designate in EDSOGPADEC.
The members of the house, who contributed during the screening of the nominees, spoke glowingly of the competence of the nominees with an assurance that they would discharge their duties creditably.
The Speaker, Francis Okiye, after their clearance congratulated them and urged them to join hands in complementing the efforts of the state governor to move Edo forward.
Newsmen report that Mr Charles Aideyan is to represent Edo South in EDSOGPADEC, while Mr Abdullahi Imodagbe and Daniel Enebi are to represent Edo North and Central, respectively, in the commission.

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We Will Replicate Edo Election Victory In Lagos – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed determination to replicate the victory recorded in the Edo State Governorship election in Lagos State .
This was contained in a press statement by PDP ’s spokesperson in Lagos , Taofik Gani .
In the statement titled, ‘ Edo victory , we are fired up ’, Gani said Godwin Obaseki ’ s victory has strengthened PDP ’s determination to win the 2023 governorship election in Lagos State .
The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Sunday declared Obaseki winner of Saturday’ s governorship election in Edo .
Obaseki polled 307, 955 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress Candidate , Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu, who scored 223 ,619.
Gani said , “ The PDP , Lagos state chapter , has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki , on his re-election as Edo State Governor.
“ The Lagos state chapter particularly hailed the Governor for his ability to garner the needed vote to be declared at the first ballot , in the face of rumored federal might .
“ To us in Lagos state PDP we have grasped from the well- deserved victory , the renewed commitment , and resoluteness to also win Lagos state to end godfatherism & imposition in Lagos politics.
“ As a matter of fact , we are now more ever than before fired up to win Lagos State . We shall manifest this ability in the coming bye -elections in the state and eventually the 2023 general elections .”

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Edo Election : “APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El – Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday suggested he was surprised at the loss of the All Progressive Congress in the recently concluded Edo State Governorship Election.
The Governor said three weeks to the election, polls indicated that the APC was set to win.
However, on Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election and Governor of the state for the next four years.
“We would have loved to win,” El-Rufai said, during an interview on Sunrise Daily. “Quite frankly I was optimistic.
“Up to three weeks ago, the polls indicated that we were going to win. I don’t know what happened in the last two, three weeks of the campaign.
“As you know, a large number of voters make up their minds in the last two weeks of election. Many voters decide, no matter what happens, this is how I am voting. But most people want to wait and watch and make up their minds in the last two weeks.
“Three weeks ago, the polls clearly showed that APC was going to win, but the results came out differently from what we expected.”
However, El-Rufai commended how the election played out and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his policy of non-interference in elections.
“The election was reasonably decent,” he said. “We were all worried about violence; there was very little violence or none at all. So Obaseki has won, that’s it. You can’t go into an election without adverting your mind to the possibility of losing.
“And one thing President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has always done is to say that there must be free and fair election and the people’s choice must prevail.
“And the President has never used what is called Federal Might that other governments have used in the past to steal elections. We always insist that everyone should go and pitch to the people and may the best man win. And we can live with it.”

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APC Moves To Take Over Power In Abia, Commences LG Tour

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As part of moves to reposition the party for the 2023 election, the Abia State chapter of APC has commenced a tour across the 17 local government areas in the state.
The party also says the tour will allow it to hold town hall meetings with key stakeholders.
In a statement issued on Saturday by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Comrade Benedict Godson this tour which is geared towards taking the APC to a new height took off from Umuahia South Local Government Area.
The party Chairman, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa led a delegation of states Exco to a Town Union Meeting.
The release says, “The Chairman made it clear that the meeting is aimed at taking APC to the grassroots, as every politics is local. He stressed that no politician or party can function properly without a strong grassroots support.
“The party will extend the Town Hall Meeting to other LGAs with the aim of reawakening the grassroots political zeal of all our members for the task ahead and cohesion and harmony.”
Comrade Godson also said that the meeting had in attendance Sen. Chris Adighije, Prof.Chinedu Ihedigbo, Hon. Chidi Nwosu, Chief Friday Ebenezer, Chief Marc. O. Orji, and Chief Iyke Agbanyin.
He also adds, “Also present at the opening of the tour are: Barr. Perfect Okorie (APC Secretary), Comrade Benedict Godson (Publicity Secretary), State Legal Adviser, State Youth leader, State Special Leader, State Treasurer, State financial Secretary, and the State Asst. Secretary.
“Others are two Zonal Chairmen and other Zonal party leaders, the 3 State Zonal Woman leaders, LGA leaders, Ward leaders, Women leaders, and Youth leaders.”
While speaking on the tour, Sen. Chris Adighije said the party has started a movement for complete victory.
He described the tour as a wonderful idea and advised the Chairman to ensure that the tour is carried out all over the 17 LGAs.
He commended the Chairman and his Exco for mapping out the idea of the tour.
He assured that the APC members in Umuahia South will make sure that they do their homework properly and push APC to a winning status in the LGA.
Sen. Chris Adighije prayed for all the members of the party in Umuahia South asking God to promote each and every one of them to greater heights.
He advised them to embrace peace and remain resolute.

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