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Tinubu’s loyalists arrive in Ondo to launch SWAGA

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Loyalists to the former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed on Tuesday announced a significant expansion of networks within the Southwest region as all is set for the launch of the South West Agenda ‘23 (SWAGA) in Ondo state.

The group of rainbow coalition of like minded politicians of South West extraction led by former Minister of State for Works, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye is also billed to visit some traditional rulers in the state.

Also , in the train are Sen. Adesoji Akanbi, Sen. Tony Adeniyi, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo, Hon. Rotimi Makinde,Hon. Bosun Oladele, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, Alhaja Kafilat Ogbara, Hon. Deji Jakande, Hon. Lanre Odubote, Hon. Ola Ofe and Hon. Akintoye Albert.

According to the group’s Chairman, Adeyeye, “we would be paying a courtesy visit to our amiable Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, as well as visiting our royal fathers and custodians of culture which include, Olugbo of Igbokoda, Abodi of Ikale, Osemawe of Ondo , Olukare of Ikare, Olowo of Owo and Deji of Akure”.

Speaking further, the former AD publicist added that the Ondo state chapter of SWAGA would be inaugurated on Thursday at the Dome Akure.

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2023: Tinubu’s presidential bid receives major boost, as Fasoranti declares support {Video}

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The Presidential bid of former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday got a major boost, following the decision of a prominent Yoruba leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti to support his candidacy in 2023.

Fasoranti, made the declaration while playing host to the Senator ‘Dayo Adeyeye -led South West Agenda ‘23, SWAGA- a group working for the aspiration of Tinubu, to his Akure home.

The group had earlier visited the elder statesman minutes after arriving from tour of Igbokoda, Ore, Ikale and Ondo towns to inform their monarchs of Tinubu’s ambition.

SWAGA is populated by former lawmakers, politicians, loyalists and supporters of the APC within the six southwest states promoting Tinubu’s presidential ambition.

The ex-Afenifere leader, while addressing the group recalled how almost a year ago he assured Tinubu of his support.

“Almost a year ago, I told him (Tinubu) that he has my total support. Judging from his performances, his activities, there is no other person that can do it except him (Tinubu). My prayer is that God Almighty will grant his request and heart desire, and when he eventually becomes the president, I am confident that he will do what we want. May your journey bear a fruitful outcome,” Pa Fasoranti said.

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The group, during its separate visits to monarchs in Ondo South and Central senatorial districts, had earlier expressed support for power shift to Southwest.

At the palace of the Abodi of Ikale in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba George Faduyile, said he supported the idea of Bola Tinubu becoming president, stressing that the former Lagos governor is the most qualified and prepared to succeed President Buhari in 2023.

Oba Faduyile further noted that, even though the Southwest is endowed with politicians who could succeed Buhari, Tinubu’s track records stood him out and made him remained the best among the bests.

Also commenting, Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo advised the SWAGA group to be united to succeed.

The monarch, who spoke through one of his High Chiefs, the Odofin of Ondo Kingdom, High Chief Akinsola Olaniyan, urged the SWAGA team to help Tinubu achieve his ambition.

SWAGA chairman, Senator Adeyeye, said the presidency rotation was between the North and the South and not any geopolitical zones. The former Minister of State for Works, also explained that the Southwest was well placed to produce President Buhari’s successor.

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Akwa Ibom: Essien Udim APC passes vote of confidence on Buhari, Akpabio, others {See Documents}

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The Ward Executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukana West II have unanimously passed vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party.

The decision to pass vote of confidence in the party leaders at different levels, it was gathered is to spur and continue to encourage them to use their leadership positions in the party to develop, direct and move Nigeria forward; having witnessed numerous laudable programs initiated by the administration since 2015.

They listed the 774,000 Special Work creation for the youths, Npower, recent commissioning of NDDC headquarters and on-going construction work on the East- west road aimed at positioning and connecting the Niger Delta regions and stimulate economic ties among states within and outside the region.

According to the vote of confidence endorsed by all the ward officers, “the APC ward executive of Ukana West II in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state is delighted and happy with the appointment of their son and leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio into the Federal Executive Council, as Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, by our amiable President, Muhammadu Buhari, which has enabled him to continue to contribute his quota to the development of the Niger Delta and Nigeria.”

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“We therefore, reiterate our unalloyed support for President Buhari, as he strives to deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians. We also charge our son and leader, Senator Akpabio to continue to support the plans of Mr President for the region, because as a former governor of the state he showed the capacity and experience on how to get things done in the region. It was the president’s support and backing for our son that led to the historic commissioning of the abandoned NDDC headquarters in less than 2years in office.”

The vote of confidence, the party officers stressed, “is for our son and leader to continue in your legacy of leadership delivery, and we are solidly behind you.”

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Gunmen storm Soludo’s rally in Anambra, kill three

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Gunmen on Wednesday stormed a rally organised by ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo in Anambra State and gunned down three of his security aides.

The bandits opened fire at the Isuofia community in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sunday Kuryas, also confirmed the bloody attack on Professor Charles Soludo, a frontline aspirant in the November 6th governorship election in the state.

According to the Police Chief, the details are still sketchy but reports from his men in the area said some gunmen stormed Isuofia Townhall where Professor Soludo was having a meeting with the youths of the community.

In the ensuing bloody confrontation, CP Kuryas explained that three policemen were gunned down while the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was taken away by the gunmen.

The police commissioner also assured residents of the state that every detail about the incident will be made public as they unfold.

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