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Interest groups have warned the incumbent Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa to stay clear from substituting names of winners in the recent primary elections in Lagos State with the names of his cronies as candidates. The groups vowed to mobilise Lagosians for justice to reign if the alleged plans by the Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker sails through.

To this end, a Lagos based civil rights movement and democracy watch collaborated with another group known as ‘Progressive Lagos for Justice and Fair Play’ to outrightly condemn in strongest terms the alleged post election activities of the Speaker, Rt Hon. Obasa

The Group has threaten to expose the Speaker to the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Lagos state, the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor’s Adversary Council, and all party stakeholders on the plan by the Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly to substitute names for already acclaimed winners in the just concluded Party Congresses as candidates for the State Assembly election coming up next year.

In another joint press statements signed by Wasiu Adebanjo and Comrade Kunle Fadipe and Latifat Odumosu which red in part, “We wish to appeal to every Progress Lagosians, Democrats and to all it may concern to urgently rescue the democratic process in Lagos state Assembly from the activities of the incumbent Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Obasa against changing the names of successful winners announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The group wondered why the Speaker who is lawyer and a law makers should throw caution to the wind and subvert the will of the masses as exercised through the recent party Congress two weeks ago where some of the candidates that emerged victoriously and being secretly changed to favour about 7 of his cronies against the names of those who have been duly declared winners in the Congress.

It will be in the interest of justice and fair play that Rt. Hon Obasa respect the rights of the Lagosians and their rule of engagement. If the All Progressive Congress Party at the national level can respect the process leading to a widely acknowledged credible election for it’s Presidential candidate through the emergence of His Excellency Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Lagos state Assembly should be allowed by Hon Obasa to run on its own and allow the status quo to suffice.

Hon Obasa should not make himself the poster boy that personifies a greedy and selfish democrat having been in power getting to 3 decades and now exercising such power on fraudulent partway to reward loyalists and destroy excellence with mediocrity.

Rt Hon Obasa is no doubt making a mockery of our electoral process here in a state know for excellence, thereby becoming a complicit in an effort to foist deception to the public with defies honesty, transparency and good faith.

A person with principle and conviction will not be a party to such an unethical arrangement. If he does, it demonstrates his low regard of the people and he should not enjoy their trust.

He has not shown any different from a nuisance candidate who is devoid of any intention to serve our people but to commit an undue advantage over, or wreck the chances of, political opponents.

“It’s high time to review the law or regulation allowing substitution of candidates except those in cases of death or disqualification; otherwise, there will be no honesty and fair play in our elections.

“It is making a mockery of the Lagos APC Congresses and knowingly becoming complicit in an effort to foist fake and perpetrate deception to the public which will never stand no matter his efforts.

“It is disheartening that such action which defy transparency and good faith will come from the Speaker one of the biggest beneficiary of democracy and a that is supposed radiate good principle of rule of engagement at all times against such unethical arrangement.

“We as a group will mobilize Lagosians against this thrust, which questions the rights of the people of Lagos State and brought it under attack”, the group said.

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JUST IN: President Buhari Hails Olowu Of Kuta, Oba Makama Oyelude, Tegbosun Ii, On 10th Anniversary

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JUST IN: President Buhari Hails Olowu Of Kuta, Oba Makama Oyelude, Tegbosun Ii, On 10th Anniversary—-President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Olowu of Kuta, Oba Makama Oyelude, Tegbosun II, on his 10th anniversary on the throne, celebrating with the royal father on many achievements, particularly upholding the rich tradition of Owu Kuta kingdom.

The President notes the harmony, peace and tolerance that pervades the Owu Kuta kingdom since Oba Oyelude ascended the throne of his forefathers, bringing his experience of wide travels and interaction at national and global levels to bear on the position.

President Buhari affirms that His Royal Majesty’s proclivity of giving to people, without discrimination and demonstrating love, without expecting returns, goes a long way in getting his people to believe in his vision of making the kingdom a reference in the state, and the country.
On the 10th anniversary of Oba Oyelude, President Buhari extols the royal father for his wisdom, and willingness to share with the old and young, and the lowly and highly placed in society.

The President prays for more grace and strength for Oba Oyelude to keep serving his people, country and humanity.

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BREAKING: Alleged Massive Corruption At Federal Ministry Of Works, Group Urges EFCC To Ensure Diligent Investigation And Prosecution

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BREAKING: Alleged Massive Corruption At Federal Ministry Of Works, Group Urges EFCC To Ensure Diligent Investigation And Prosecution—-A coalition of anticorruption civil society organisations, Civil Society Coalition Against Graft, CISOCAG, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to ensure a diligent investigation and prosecution of all who are found culpable in an alleged corruption syndicate at the Federal Ministry of Works.

 

CISOCAG in a statement issued by its Coordinator, Comrade Mark Adebayo and Secretary, Comrade Femi Lawson, alleged that it got information that one Kabiru Kamba, of the Federal Ministry of Works, has been arrested by operatives of the EFCC based on credible intelligence and may have identified some of his accomplices who are influential members of an organized corruption syndicate in the Ministry.

The group in a press release made available to journalists in Abuja this Wednesday alleged, inter alia, that “We got information that one Kabiru Kamba, of the Federal Ministry of Works has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly being among a well-grounded corruption syndicate within the Works Ministry who allegedly specialize in reprocessing already paid out vouchers and repaying same which runs into billions of Naira.”

“We got information that he has allegedly named some of his accomplices to include a former permanent secretary in the Ministry, one Babangida Kazaure and even a former governor, Adamu Alero, who is the chairman of Senate Committee on Works”.

“We call on the EFCC to be courageous and steadfast in the investigation and prosecution of anyone found culpable in this alleged multibillion Naira scam at a period that Nigeria is grappling with fiscal nightmares and its debt profile standing at a scandalous N43 trillion and going higher by the day. How is the government expected to meet its financial obligations to pay salaries, build infrastructure and fight insecurity if all the resources it should utilize for them are being stolen by some people?”

“We urge the EFCC to live up to public trust by ensuring that it doesn’t succumb to pressures from any quarters no matter how highly placed to cover up this monumental fraud. We say this because of some unwarranted experiences in recent times. Of notable example is the seemingly carefree manner that he Commission has been handling the several corruption allegations against the incumbent Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Honorable Mudashiru Obasa, as against the prompt alacrity with which the Commission went after the Ogun State Assembly speaker and brought him to Abuja to face interrogation. While we commend the EFCC for all it has been doing in bringing corrupt public officials to book, we urge the antigraft Commission to avoid being seen as giving preferential treatments to the subjects of investigation before it.”

“On the present case in question involving the Federal Ministry of Works, we urge the EFCC to go all out after all culpable personalities, especially the alleged ring leaders KABIRU KAMBA, BABANGIDA KAZAURE, and ADAMU ALERO, in this matter and ensure that the law takes its full course.”
Attempts to confirm from EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren was unsuccessful.
When Newsnowonline contacted him, he forwarded a number of another colleague for confirmation.
His colleague who promised to call back didn’t do so as at the time of filling this report.

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