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You Are A Failure Made By Powerful Politicians – Lagos PDP Candidate, Jandor Blasts Sanwo-Olu

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You Are A Failure Made By Powerful Politicians – Lagos PDP Candidate, Jandor Blasts Sanwo-Olu

You are a failure made by powerful politicians – Lagos PDP candidate, Jandor has blasted Sanwo-Olu.

News ToGo learnt that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran better known as Jandor has chastised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In scathing remarks on Monday, Adeniran condemned the governor’s comment against his capacity to lead.

In an interview, Sanwo-Olu declared that Jandor was not experienced enough to govern Nigeria’s top commercial hub.

The governor mocked his opponent on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, saying Lagos is not a firm.

The Lagos helmsman described the city as the heart of the country, with an informed audience.

“You need to ask the candidate of the other party what his experience is. Does he have real knowledge of governance?

“Let’s take a tour around the state. What we have done is there to speak. In the space of three years, we have been able to put many things in place.

“So you can’t compare someone with real experience of governance with a person without it”, he said.

In reply, Jandor tore into Sanwo-Olu, calling him a failure whose “entire career” was made possible by powerful politicians.

“He has failed and we have suffered for it. It’s time for a new perspective, it is time for a breath of fresh air in Lagos”, the PDP flagbearer’s statement reads.

Jandor said he was not surprised that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate discredited his achievements and questioned his competence.

The former pressman noted that Sanwo-Olu was not in a position to assess him because “he has never had to build a business from the ground up in Lagos”.

“His entire career has been possible, thanks to the interventions of powerful patrons so he cannot possibly understand why anyone would consider being an independent entrepreneur.

The PDP chieftain told the public that Lagos is being led “by a leader who thinks it is a joke to build and sustain a business”.

Jandor recalled resigning from his role as a broadcast journalist with Lagos Television and a state house correspondent to float his media business.

“In six short years, I built my idea into a media corporation and became the youngest Nigerian to float a television station at age 37”

“I was inducted as a member of the prestigious Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria BON and became a peer of respected media entrepreneurs.

“I have diversified beyond the media, building four other successful businesses in various sectors without any exposure from any Nigerian bank.”

Jandor recalled that he was one of the outspoken party members when he was in the APC, demanding a more transparent government.

“Considering our good governor abdicated his responsibilities in the middle of serious floods in Lagos to chaperone his ailing principal during the APC campaign tours, I doubt he can say the same.

“In February 2019, a brave young woman, Derin Odugbesan asked Sanwo-Olu a pointed question during the 2019 Social Media Week about the promises he made if he was elected governor.

It was during an election campaign like this one and many accused her of being disrespectful to the governor. They swore he was going to surprise her and all Lagosians and transform the state.

“The only surprise he has managed is in how utterly he has failed to honour his campaign promises, despite being handed over a 1 trillion naira economy. Isn’t it audacious despite his well-documented failures as governor to speak ill of my hard-earned achievement as a young man?

“Considering he has no regard for entrepreneurs or appreciation for our achievements, is it any wonder that he grew Lagos’s domestic debt stock from N507.38 billion recorded as of March 2021 to N780.48 billion in March 2022.

“Can someone who borrowed N273.1 billion naira on behalf of the state in one year with nothing to show for it, appreciate what it means to create revenue, employment opportunities and positive growth without assistance?.”

The statement said it was high time “career politicians like Sanwo-Olu who have fed fat from the system and no longer have any regard for hard work”, were voted out.

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Confusion In Edo As Two Contenders Emerge APC Guber Candidates

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Confusion In Edo As Two Contenders Emerge APC Guber Candidates

Controversy brewed yesterday as two governorship candidates emerged winners of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket from parallel primaries conducted ahead of the September 21 governorship election in the state.

News ToGo reports that a member of the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, was initially declared the winner by the chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee, Governor Hope Uzodimma, at Protea Hotel. However, at the residence of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Senator Monday Okpephole was announced as the winner by the Returning Officer for the election, Dr. Stanley Ugboaje.

In one of the primaries supervised by Uzodimma, Idahosa secured victory with 40,453 votes. Conversely, Okpepholo emerged triumphant in the parallel primary overseen by Dr. Ugboaje, garnering 12,145 votes.

Announcing the results, Uzodimma affirmed the peaceful conduct of the exercise across the state’s 18 local government areas and 192 wards. He declared, “Dennis Idahosa, having scored the highest votes cast, is hereby declared winner of the primary and returned as the candidate of the party.”

In the second primary, Dr. Stanley Ugboaje announced Okpepholo as the winner with 12,145 votes, while Idahosa secured 5,536 votes to emerge second.

Prior to the conclusion of the declaration at Lushville Hotel and Suite, suspected thugs disrupted the process, compelling the officials to relocate to Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s residence. Journalists covering the event were assaulted, and their equipment damaged. Despite the presence of the State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adeboye, the disruption persisted.

Meanwhile, the APC has urged the public to disregard any unauthorized announcement of the primary election result. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, emphasized that only the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led Edo State APC Governorship Primary Election Committee is authorized to undertake the final collation and announcement of results.

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LP Crisis: Peter Obi Speaks After Abure Was Implicated In N3.5B Saga, Reveals Next Action

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Peter May To Dump Labour Party As Fresh Twist Emerges

Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, announced the engagement of an external auditor to scrutinize the party’s finances.

News ToGo reports that this follows allegations of misappropriation made by Oluchi Opara, the party’s national treasurer, who accused Julius Abure, the national chairman, of mishandling N3.5 billion. Responding to these accusations, the party suspended Opara, citing external influences seeking to harm the LP. Abure pledged legal action against Opara for defamation.

Addressing the issue in a press conference on Thursday, Obi stated, “We will account for everything now that we have an independent person who will tell us which way forward.” Accompanied by Aisha Yesufu, a member of his 2023 campaign team, Obi clarified, “I’m not involved in the party’s management and the campaign accounts.”

He assured transparency in handling funds received during the election and called on the public to provide any information on fund disbursement. Obi emphasized the importance of accountability in the party’s financial affairs moving forward.

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KARMA: Alleged APC’s Memo Asking Police To Grab, Silence 16 Politicians In Kano Leaks (FULL LIST)

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KARMA: Alleged APC's Memo Asking Police To Grab, Silence 16 Politicians In Kano Leaks (FULL LIST)

A leaked memo from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has surfaced, revealing the party’s attempt to engage the Nigeria Police Force to apprehend and silence 16 prominent individuals in the state allegedly for inciting the public against the party through social media posts.

News ToGo learned that the letter, dated January 5, 2024, and signed by the State Secretary of the APC, Ibrahim Zakari, urged the Nigerian Police Force to arrest the identified individuals and institute legal proceedings against them based on directives provided by the party.

In the memo, the APC expressed confidence in the victory of its gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, in the state’s gubernatorial election held in March 2023. Consequently, the party authorized the Nigeria Police Force to treat the letter as official instructions.

The letter states: “On behalf of the Kano State APC Chairman, we request that the individuals listed in the table below be traced and arrested immediately after the Supreme Court’s verdict on Friday, January, 12″ 2024, which will declare Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as winner.

“We also request that your department should as a matter of urgency, file charges and accuse them of using the social media in uttering unguarded statements capable of promoting violence and inciting people against the APC government. We have enough record of such posts. The name of the court you should convey their cases will be sent to you in due time. Please let us know what it will take.”

The list of individuals to be apprehended includes:

  1. Salisu Yahaya Hotoro
  2. Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu
  3. Kabiru Sa’idu Dakata
  4. Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
  5. Nasiru Zango
  6. Sufyan Safjamil Kabo
  7. Hajiya A’in Jafaru Darmanawa
  8. Alhajiji Nagoda Hon, Ibrahim Zakari
  9. Ibrahim Zakari Zawaciki
  10. Sani Musa Danja
  11. Hon. Auwalu Lawan Aranposu
  12. Sunusi Osca
  13. Kwankwason Dakata
  14. Ishak Abdul
  15. Aminu Abdullahi Kima
  16. Habu Tabule

The party reportedly promised to send the home and office addresses of the listed persons alongside another list.

The Supreme Court recently overturned the judgments of the election tribunal and Court of Appeal, affirming Governor Kabir Yusuf as the duly elected governor of Kano State. Gawuna, who had initially won at the tribunal and the Appeal Court contested Governor Yusuf’s victory over alleged malpractices.

Gawuna, in response to the Supreme Court’s verdict, expressed acceptance, stating, “The Supreme Court judgment is God’s decision, saying he had accepted it in good faith.”

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