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Osun state governor reveals why he did not apply for senatorial ticket

The reason why I didn’t pick up the senatorial ticket is very simple. I have been active politically since my secondary school days.

I simply want to rest.

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Rauf Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor of Osun state governor has made public his reasons for not applying for senatorial ticket. In a twitter trend #OgbeniTillDayBreak which he spearheaded prior to an interactive session with statement. Rauf reveals that the reason for no going for senatorial seat is because since he has been politically active since his secondary school days, he simply wants to rest.

Aregbesola who recently appointed a new SSG stated that he has not earned a single salary since he emerged governor of Osun state. He was confident;y tweeted that the state has been taking care of him since day one. Immediately after his handing over in 27th November, he said he will be moving to his house in Ilesha. By 19th of November he would be leaving the Government house but not the state capital.

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Osun state governor reveals why he did not apply for senatorial ticket

Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State governor

The reason why I didn’t pick up the senatorial ticket is very simple. I have been active politically since my secondary school days.

I simply want to rest.

We have run a good race! We have fought a good fight! Posterity beckons. I have no bank account anywhere in the world.

I have not earned a dime in salary since I became governor and I do not intend to so do. The State feeds me, fuels my car and covers my other expenses. This is why I see no reason to earn a salary.

I have no house save the one I built before I became governor of Osun.
To answer the question of where I would be after handing over on the 27th of November, I would be moving to my house in Ilesha. I would be leaving the government house on the 19th of November but I would not be leaving the State capital of Osogbo.
Many at times, Encomium is showered on the person of the governor, without a mention of the deputy. I want to specially acknowledge Otunba Grace Titi Laoye Tomori for her unalloyed support over the last 8 years.
We got into power at the eleventh hour but that of the incoming governor has been one of ease. It’s a sign of things to come.

After I was sworn in, my next broadcast was addressed to our party members and the general public where I warned that anyone who took laws into their own hands in a bid to avenge the many wrongs done to them by the past administration would be dealt with

Gboyega Oyetola is a cool, calm and brilliant goal getter, but he is not a radical like me. He does not have my swagger but he is an extremely cerebral human being.
On the topic of Senator Iyiola Omisore working with the APC, I am neutral. I am completely indifferent.

After I was sworn in, my next broadcast was addressed to our party members and the general public where I warned that anyone who took laws into their own hands in a bid to avenge the many wrongs done to them by the past administration would be dealt with
To the glory of God, we have just won an election. There is no better way to demonstrate our political sagacity than that. It is extremely difficult to maintain our level of popularity over an 8 year period.
Take a survey and you will noticed that 40 percentage of the people are our core supporters
Rumors of a discord between myself and my successor are at best what you described them as; Rumors.

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Atiku Abubakar reacts to postponed 2019 general election

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PDP presidential candidate for 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has made comments to the shifting of general election which was supposed to hold today.

We like to recap that INEC shifted the General Election to 23rd February while gubernatorial elections hold on 9th March.

Atiku Abubakar via his social media handle dropped his thoughts on the postponed general election. He attributed the postponement as fraud, when he likened it to “the case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob”.

Atiku Abubakar reacts to postponed 2019 general election

Atiku Abubakar writes.

Dear citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,

As you know, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of the elections until 23 February and 9 March respectively. The Buhari administration has had more than enough time and money to prepare for these elections and the Nigerian people were poised and ready to perform their civic responsibility by voting in the elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, 16 February, 2019. This postponement is obviously a case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob. By instigating this postponement, the Buhari administration hopes to disenfranchise the Nigerian electorate in order to ensure that turn out is low on the rescheduled date. Nigerians must frustrate their plans by coming out in even greater numbers on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively. Knowing that the Nigerian people are determined to reject them, they are desperate and will do anything in their power to avoid their rejection by the Nigerian people. Their plan is to provoke the public, hoping for a negative reaction, and then use that as an excuse for further anti-democratic acts. As such, I call on all Nigerians to be patient. We have tolerated the maladministration of this government for four years. We can extend our tolerance a few more days and give them our verdict via our votes. Maintain the peace and be law abiding. Do not react to this provocation with anger, violence or any action that might be exploited by those who do not want this election to hold.
Remain calm. We will overcome this. You can postpone an election, but you cannot postpone destiny.

Please come out to vote on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively. Frustrate those who do not want this election to hold by coming out in very large numbers. That is the best antidote to their plans. May God bless you and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Dr. Chima Amadi unravels possible truth behind postponed 2019 General Election

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Dr Chima unravels what may look like a good reason why INEC postponed the 2019 General Election. INEC has not really been in complete control over the election and electoral materials, hence the burning, diverting and disappearance of materials.

Read what Dr. Chima Amadi wrote.

You think the postponement was ordinary? You sit down in your living room gulping down cheep beer and shouting “this incompetence must not be tolerated” but know absolutely nothing about how your country is being ran! When you had the CBN deliberately muddling the delivery of Sensitive materials, you think that’s ordinary? When the government was putting pressure on the Commission to go ahead with elections even when they knew that deployments had been hampered, you think that’s ordinary? When flights conveying sensitive materials Scheduled to land in some airports were diverted to other states that were so far away from their initial destinations, you think that’s ordinary? When Buharists were rejoicing that elections would be staggered, you think that’s ordinary? When unwholesome pressure was being Mounted on the Commission to still proceed with the elections when it was obvious that some states would not be participating, you think that’s ordinary? When the govt deliberately delayed the release of already budgeted funds till very late in the day thereby delaying The mobilization of vendors,you think that’s ordinary?When mysterious fires kept destroying INEC facilities and sensitive materials,you think that’s ordinary?You think it’s ordinary that Pilots conveying sensitive materials from the Nigerian Airforce were asked to return to base?
This postponement was the culmination of several clandestine actions to achieve a staggered election but the INEC stood Its ground. The Commission at a point wanted just one day to surmount the challenges but the “unseen forces” had apparently penetrated NURTW, the Union INEC contracted to move 429,000,000 ballot papers & frustrated that move. Then the issue of Card Readers. INEC needed a minimum of five days to configure the replacement Card Readers that were deployed to Anambra, Plateau and Abia. The INEC Chairman stood by Nigeria. In resisting the concerted attempt to get him to stagger the elections and foist an Osun strategy on Nigerians, it is time for Nigerians to stand by him. It is better to postpone than go ahead and risk a major national disaster.

Dr. Chima Amadi unravels possible truth behind postponed 2019 General Election

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