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Osinbajo Has Betrayed Yorubas, Says Afenifere

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Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, has condemned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over what they termed his support for the Hausa/Fulani community to the detriment of the Yoruba people.

Afenifere made this known in a communiqué issued after its meeting that held in Akure, Ondo State, on Monday.

The group said it is one of the reasons it would not support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections.

The communique, signed by its leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, read: “That a person is your son does not mean you support him when he is working against your interest. Osinbajo is working against the interest of Yoruba and our support for Atiku is not the question of Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa, but about somebody that believes in what Awolowo believed in, which is federalism.

“Osinbajo is hanging on the Fulani to work against Yoruba interest. When our people are being killed in their farms by Fulani herdsmen, Osinbajo did not say anything. When we are talking about restructuring, Osinbajo is arguing against restructuring and all the Yoruba want is restructuring. So, when Osinbajo is working against restructuring, he is not for Yoruba people. So, we cannot support because of Osinbajo who has turned himself to the enemy of Yoruba.”

Afenifere also aligned itself with other socio-political groups like Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Middle Belt Forum, and Northern Elders Forum (NEF) that have endorsed Atiku Abubakar over President Muhammadu Buhari.

Afenifere rebuffed the faction led by Senator Ayo Fasanmi that endorsed Buhari, condemning the faction as an attention-seeking group of people.

“These pretenders are doubtlessly not Afenifere members, but as usual, only dubiously seeking to exploit the goodwill and reputation of Afenifere to market their bad political product,” the group said.

 

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa Advice’s President Buhari To Act on Southern Governors Request

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently act on the requests recently made by the Southern Governors Forum as a way to curb rising insecurity in the country.

Speaker Obasa made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebrated by Muslims across the world.

Obasa expressed belief that the security and economic challenges Nigeria is faced with at the moment are a face from which the country would come out stronger.

According to the former chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, “President Buhari should not only give a thought to the requests made by the governors, he should also implement them for the country to move forward.

Appealing to the citizens of the country not to lose faith and hope, the Speaker said: “This year’s Ramadan afforded many of us the opportunity to pray for the country. It is obvious that the country has some challenges.

“However, the challenges should not be left to the government alone. Every citizen of Nigeria is important and must play that positive role that would ultimately move the country from where it is now to where we want it to be.

“We are a religious set of people and the religions practised in the country teach us to live in love and peace with one another as well as be our neighbours’ brothers and sisters.

“More than ever, we have the responsibility to make the country habitable, devoid of criminal elements, and we must be resolute on this.”

The Speaker congratulated Muslims in Nigeria for witnessing the end of the Ramadan.

“Beyond the celebration, let us all endlessly practise the virtues of love, obey the commandments of Allah, ensure a peaceful, progressive and prosperous Nigeria and continue to pray to God for more grace,” Obasa urged.

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Eid-El-Fitri: Ajayi Greets Muslim Faithfuls, Charges Nigerians To Embrace Love For Peaceful Coexistence

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A Chairmanship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (ELCDA), Lagos, Hon. Peter Ajayi has expressed his best wishes to muslim faithfuls in the local government, State and Nigeria at large, charging them to embrace love for peaceful coexistence.

In a statement issued by his media office on Friday, Ajayi admonished residents of the community to continue to uphold the sanctity of the festive season, urging Nigerians to embrace love and forgiveness for peaceful co-existence.

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“Eld- el-fitri is a blessed season when Muslims around the world reflect upon the divine virtues, wisdom and guidance that come with faith, and the moral obligations that human beings have to one another, and to God”, said Ajayi.

He stated ” Eld-el-fitr is also a divine season of intense devotion, reflection and solemnity – a time when Muslims provide support , love, solidarity and deep forgiveness to others to advance opportunity and prosperity for people all around them.

“All of us regardless our religious affinities must remember that Ejigbo of our dream, the community we want to build and the changes that we want to make must begin in our own hearts, and must also be driven by love,forgiveness and peace”.

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Lagos Assembly Suspends Three Council Chairmen Over Disobedience, Disregard For Guidelines

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The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday May 4 suspended three local government council chairmen over alleged disregard for the guidelines governing their activities.

The House said it could no longer continue to watch while the council chairmen stubbornly flout the state’s local government guidelines.

The affected chairmen included Hon. Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan of Lekki Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Suleiman Jelili of Alimosho Local Government area and Tajudeen Ajide of Surulere Local Government area.

Their suspension was unanimously approved by members of the House in a voice vote with no opposition shortly after Hon. Bisi Yusuff (Alimosho 1) raised a complaint against Olaitan.

Yusuff who is the chairman of the House Committee on Commerce and Industry narrated to his colleague how Olaitan had been allegedly unruly and had disregard for the Assembly.

He complained that Olaitan accused the lawmakers of carrying out an oversight function on a memorandum of understanding in relation to an issue that arose from a resettlement programme in Lekki.

He further said that the council chairman had total disregard for those in his domain who he was elected to govern.

According to him, his action, even as a lawyer, was an insult to true governance and respect for the authority.

Commenting, Hon. Fatai Mojeed (Ibeju-Lekki 1), mentioned Jelili and Ajide as questioning the rationale for his being investigated.

Mojeed then urged his colleagues to suspend the chairmen pending the outcome of the investigations on the allegations made against them to serve as deterrents to others.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, while speaking on the issue, noted that the House had received petitions from many councillors in the councils in the state against some serving LG chairmen.

Speaker Obasa said that the House could not continue to watch while council chairmen flout the laws they were supposed to uphold.

“Total disregard for local government guidelines is something that should not be tolerated.

“We cannot continue like this. We can’t be breeding monsters in our local government councils,” Obasa said.

The Speaker added that it would not be ideal to gloss over the issues as it would be creating a precedence of disobedience to the law by council chairmen especially at a time the state was planning elections into the councils.

“We have received many petitions from councillors against many chairmen, this is the time to take action,” Obasa states.

The Speaker then directed the Clerk of the House, Barrister Olalekan Onafeko to write to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and others stakeholders about the decision of the House.

The House later adjourned sitting to Tuesday May 18, 2021.

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