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Breaking News: From Banking to Politics, is Abiru on a Roller Coaster to Govern Lagos?

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From Banking to Politics, is Abiru on a Roller Coaster to Govern Lagos?

Segun James composes that Senator Bola Tinubu, the political Kingmaker of Lagos may have made way for a force battle between Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Tokunbo Abiru who was as of late asserted as the competitor of the All Progressives Congress in the approaching Lagos East Senatorial by-political decision

At the point when the Chief Executive Officer of a blue chip bank abruptly leaves his situation all of a sudden, it raises an eyebrow. It is significantly all the more astounding when he rises the senatorial up-and-comer of a significant ideological group like the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a serious state like Lagos and a challenge that numerous famous warriors had demonstrated intrigue. It turns into very glaring that he is the decision of the political Kingmaker of Lagos.

That is the current condition of the prompt past Managing Director of Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru who is the APC possibility for the October 31 by-political decision into Lagos East Senatorial District seat.
‘Abiru, a previous Lagos State Commissioner of Finance, was chosen unopposed as the sole applicant. His candidature was asserted by 111,551 gathering individuals who were delegates during the APC direct essential political race said to have been led in all the 72 wards over the senatorial area.

The five neighborhood government regions in Lagos East Senatorial political race where the essential races occurred are Kosofe, Ikorodu, Somolu, Ibeju-Lekki and Epe.

Pronouncing Abiru as the champ of the Lagos East Senatorial essential at Somolu Local Government Area, the Returning Officer and administrator of the APC Primary Election for Lagos State by-political race, Hon. Ibrahim Masari, said Abiru won through attestation as the sole competitor through direct essential framework.

Before the happening to Abiru, a few political heavyweights in the state had connoted their enthusiasm for the seat. They were totally energized by the National Leader of the gathering, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In any case, things before long changed when the force individuals from the Governance Advisory Council, the most noteworthy political organ in the state visited Tinubu to insinuate him of their suggestion for the seat.

The pioneer was said to have completely dismissed their suggestion, saying that he has decided on his favored competitor. He distinctly disclosed to them that he has settled on Abiru, an investor. He likewise said that he would not acknowledge their proposals again as they had constrained the late Senator Adebayo Osinowo on him and he was not prepared for that any longer.

Tinubu along these lines advised them to work with Abiru who might be leaving the next week from his designationas the MD of Polaris Bank.


Tinubu’s choice shocked the GAC individuals. For what reason would anybody leave a prominent financial activity for a political position that is less alluring and hazardous. They speculated that there was more to the move than meet the eye.

Their explanation behind being dubious is reasonable given that money managers are regularly critical about the legislative issues. It is all things considered, hard to stomach the goings-on related with governmental issues in the nation. They preferably give it a wide compartment and stand up high over be believed to have a place with any of the political partition.

So what is driving Abiru? The predominant view inside the APC in Lagos is that Tinubu is simply calculating Abiru towards Government House, Alausa. To them, nonappearance of proof isn’t proof of nonattendance. The estimation of that adage has quite recently been indicated following the manner in which all hopefuls contradicted to Abiru were convinced to step down for the investor.

There are apparently just that Lagosians may promptly uphold with their liberal altruism and on schedule; one, whoever is the sitting president and the other is Bola Tinubu. This is a result of his stranglehold on the state’s political heartbeat. In the political atmosphere of the state, Tinubu is the solitary Iroko tree that makes a timberland. In this way, they senatorial wannabes acknowledged his choice withouta cry.

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For a large number of the displeased wannabes who were not permitted to test their prevalence, Lagos political circumstance is, without a doubt, troublesome; and the issue? Choices constrained on the gathering by only one man. They deplored that this issue isn’t going to disappear at any point in the near future. Subsequently, they feel unsure about the future, particularly about the future after the pioneer.

Is the happening to Abiru a sign to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu that all he has in charge of illicit relationships in Lagos state would one say one is term? This thought had been overflowing from the earliest starting point of his residency. Furthermore, once Tinubu had his way with the prompt past Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, he can very serve thesame dish to any other individual. Things being what they are, the place does that Sanwo-Olu’s representative, Obafemi Hamzat, whose desire to control Lagos isn’t covered up?

“On the off chance that you are not the primary, you are last,” so goes an expression in legislative issues. This appellation may be valid for legislative issues however not really in the race to control a man in power; despite the fact that you may have built his coming force as an adoptive parent. There is a colloquialism that intermediary periods can keep going for just so long. At the point when the opportunity arrives, it will blast out from the shadows. Tinubu has likely discovered that to hold his hang on power in Lagos, it may not prudent to permit the intermediary burst out of the dark.

Meanwhile, Abiru has expressed that the assignment was the most noteworthy in his own excursion and throughout the entire existence of the APC, particularly in Lagos East Senatorial District. “My profound appreciation and humble thankfulness goes out to our pioneers and individuals over the region who have trooped out as a group to sanction my candidature as the APC banner conveyor for the Lagos East senatorial bye political race planned to hang on October 31, 2020.”

In the explanation which was marked by the Lagos state representative of the gathering, Mr. Seye Oladejo, Abiru said the choice to select him “is no uncertainty a statement of trust in me, a certainty and trust which as a steadfast gathering man, I will live day and night to gain, legitimize and ensure. Given this incredible articulation of trust, let me initially value every one of our individuals for turning out in great number to assert me as the gathering banner carrier.

“This is a confirmation your firm faith in our incredible gathering and its initiative.
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“Despite the fact that all different hopefuls thoughtfully pulled back from the senatorial challenge in light of a legitimate concern for our gathering, our individuals in Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Somolu could even now decide to cast a ballot against me. That is the force the individuals hold in a popular government. Overwhelmingly, in any case, they chose to attest me, subsequently confirming their confidence in the APC.

“From what unfolded over the most recent couple of weeks, I have taken in a ton of things about our gathering individuals. I have seen their unfaltering faith in the qualities our gathering represents. I have additionally observed overflowing help for the bearing our pioneers at the sum total of what levels have been giving to achieve genuinely necessary turn of events. I want to choose pioneers, who can enthusiastically send their workplaces to look for the benefit of all of all.

“I should accordingly say this sanction is your triumph. We should remember this is the primary stage in the senatorial challenge. As of now, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has planned the second period of the challenge for October 31, 2020. Let me beg all of you that we should all turn out in great number on this date on the side of our gathering and me, your possibility for the senatorial political decision in Lagos East.”

Lagos East Senatorial District has additionally seen relative solidness in decision of government officials like Lagos West and Lagos Central. The main congressperson speaking to Lagos East who was heartbreaking to serve just one term is Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe.

Congresspersons Adeleke Mamora and Gbenga Ashafa both served two residencies, while Seantor Bayo Osinowo kicked the bucket in office. At the point when this allotment of political cycle started in 1979, Adeseye Ogunlewe spoke to Lagos East in the Senate. Dr. Adeleke Mamora took over from him in 2003. He was returned for another residency somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2011. Mamora, a longstanding partner of Tunubu had recently filled in as Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Today, he speaks to Lagos on the Federal Executive Council as Minister of State in the Ministry of Health. He shares the qualification of serving Lagos East in the Seante twice with Gbenga Ashafa.

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Breaking News: Buhari’s aide and Wizkid on twitter , you can’t believe what they’re discussing!

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, and singer, Wizkid, have engaged in a war of words on twitter.

The exchange of words stems from Wizkid’s comment about the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) over the weekend where he referred to Buhari as an ‘old man’.

Buhari’s aide and Wizkid on twitter
In her tweet, Onochie stated that the singer exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness with the way he addressed the president as an old man.

She further called him a ‘dumb kid’.

Onochie tweeted, “Its not disrespectful to call anyone old. Its the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth. He exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness. But hey, he’s a #DumbkidNotWhizKid. When he grows up, he might learn respect.”

Responding to her tweet, the Ojuelegba singer noted that he was simply demanding for good governance in his country and age has nothing to do with it.

“Lol a 77-year-old man is not young ma. You are a woman and a mother and kids are getting killed by police/sars and this is all you have to say? shame on you!!! shame on you!! I am a father and age has nothing to do with demanding for better governance in my country!!”
Buhari’s aide and Wizkid on twitter

Recall that over the weekend, Wizkid and other top Nigerian celebrities showed their support for the #EndSARS campaign.

While responding to a message the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), sent to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over his ill health, Wizkid said, “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country!!”

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Mama Taraba polled only 16,000 votes – APC mocks ex-minister

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Mama Taraba polled only 16,000 votes – APC mocks ex-minister

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba says it is unshaken by the exit of the former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan.

Alhassan, fondly called Mama Taraba, had dumped the APC to contest the 2019 governorship election under the United Democratic Party (UDP).

She defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) months after the poll.

In August, she made revelations about her ordeal while in the APC.

On Tuesday, Taraba APC Chairman, Ibrahim El-Sudi, called her comments “media hype”.

He spoke to newsmen after a meeting with APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni in Abuja.

“That is a media hype, as you can see, all the juggernauts, movers and shakers of APC in Taraba are behind me. So, one person cannot destroy or do anything to APC”, NAN quoted him as saying.

Sudi noted that the former minister did not command so much political weight as the public was made to believe.

He recalled that Alhassan only polled 16,000 votes during the general election.

“Her movement has not shaken APC in Taraba. It is in the heart of Taraba people that they want APC and they will continue to support APC”, he said.

Sudi disclosed that his meeting with Buni was to smoothen things in the Taraba chapter.

He expressed confidence that all issues will be resolved.

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