Today’s Headlines:I Won’t Accept To Serve As FCT Minister–El-Rufai;I’ll Be Divinely Driven_Adeleke

I Won’t Accept To Serve As FCT Minister–El-Rufai

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of of Kaduna State has said he will not serve as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the administration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

El-Rufai played a key role in the power shift from north to south, an arrangement which worked in favour of President-elect Bola Tinubu.

There have been speculations that the outgoing governor will either serve as Chief of Staff or FCT Minister in the incoming government.

But El-Rufai, whom ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed FCT minister, had earlier distanced himself from the reports that he is eyeing the position.

Speaking at a policy conversation and book launch in Abuja Tuesday, El-Rufai said: “I have done my job, I’m done, I don’t look back. In fact when I left FCT, the only time I visited FCT was in 2016 when my secondary school classmate was appointed the minister and he said he wanted to see me, so I went there.

I’ll Be Divinely Driven, Adeleke Promise

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Governor Ademola Adeleke has promised that his administration will be driven by God.

Adeleke hailed the judiciary for upholding the Appeal Court judgment, stressing that the mandate given to him has survived anti-masses plots’.

He said: “This is an historic landmark in the history of Osun politics. Today is the day our God ordained to stand his authority as the owner and giver of power.

therefore, celebrate God almighty. We dedicate today’s victory to him. State power is of God and he bestows it on whoever he wishes. I will remain God-driven, divinely-inspired, I will govern with the fear of God. Our governorship is an affirmation that we are for the people, by the people.

“To all stakeholders in the Osun project, be assured that the revalidation of our mandate is a challenge, a call to duty, a fresh demand for more dividends of democracy. I commit myself to more expanded delivery of good governance, in me you will find a true pro-people governor.

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Don’t Base Edo Guber In Tribe–Idahosa

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A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former special adviser to former governor, Adams Oshiomhole on political matters, Charles Idahosa, yesterday, disagreed with those agitating that Edo 2024 governorship ticket be zoned to a particular senatorial district based on tribe or religious considerations.

He described those agitating that it is their turn to produce a governor to succeed Godwin Obaseki as lazy lots and urged Edo people interested in the position to come out irrespective of tribes or any other primordial sentiments.

The former commissioner for Information and Orientation in the Lucky Igbinedion’s administration, said whoever is seeking to occupy the number one seat of the state must put the interest of Edo first and be someone with competence and capacity to unite the people.

He spoke at a press conference in Benin, against the backdrop of mounting pressure by the people of Edo Central senatorial district to produce the next governor in 2024.

PDP Govs Begin Move To Reconcile Atiku Others

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have initiated moves to reconcile the presidential candidate in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar, with the G-5 governors.

The PDP Governors Forum will bring Atiku and the governors under the same roof since they parted ways before the general election.

The G-5 governors had called for the resignation of suspended chairman Iyorchia Ayu.

They contended that it was unfair to the South for the presidential candidate and the party chairman to come from the same regional bloc.

Both camps remained at loggerheads until the polls, which Atiku lost, while Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike continued to push for power to return to the South.

My Greatest Legacy To Oborevwori–Okowa

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Outgoing governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said one of the greatest legacies he would bequeath to his successor was the presence of God at the Government House.

Okowa is billed to hand over to Sheriff Oborevwori, the governor-elect, on May 29, after completing the constitutional two terms of four years each.

Speaking in Asaba at the launch of a music album produced by the Choir of Government House Chapel, Asaba, Okowa attributed the success of his administration to God’s divine providence, and charged Oborevwori and the deputy governor-elect, Sir. Monday Onyeme, to put God first in their administration.

According to him, the ministration of Government House Chapel Choir in the last eight years had attracted God’s presence to all parts of the state.

The governor advised Oborevwori and Onyeme to remain divinely connected to God by re-doubling their efforts in the worship of God as they prepared to take over the mantle of political leadership in the state.

He disclosed that through purposeful worshipping of God, challenges would be surmounted and victory enthroned in the lives of those who firmly hold on to God.


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