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EXPOSED: Labour Party, PDP In Secret Meeting In Ifako-Ijaiye

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifako-Ijaiye may find it difficult to maintain its hold on the Local Government as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) have begun to meet on plans to defeat the ruling party in the Local Government.

Buoyed by the success of the Labour Party in the last presidential election in Lagos State, the party is now more than confident that it will unseat Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other APC candidates for the House of Assembly elections on March 11.

IfakoIjaiyeNews can authoritatively report that some high ranking members of both parties (PDP and LP) in Ifako-Ijaiye met over the possibility of an alliance.

At the meeting, which outcome was leaked to IfakoIjaiyeNews, the Labour Party candidate for Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 01, Comrade Oluwakayode Oladunni, said the momentum is on the side of his party and urged his PDP counterpart, Hon Oloyede Mutairu Abiodun to mobilise his structure for him.

One of the arguments against the PDP candidate is also that he is unknown to most residents and he didn’t bother to campaign or even join the campaign trail on Hon Fateema Mohammed, the PDP Reps candidate.

A PDP chieftain at the meeting who spoke anonymously with IfakoIjaiyeNews, said that Hon Abiodun, truly has not put any resources into campaigning and he knows he is not one of the major contenders.

“The meeting was not a bad one. It is the start of many more of such meetings. We need to form an alliance to unseat the APC in Ifako-Ijaiye. This is our best opportunity and with the momentum on the side of Labour Party and our candidate not also a serious one, we see the alliance working.

“Let me be sincere, Hon Abiodun has been contemplating the offer from Comrade Oladunni and the offer is tempting. At this point, we have nothing to lose. However, we are also speaking to the APC camp to see what could be done. We want to remain relevant after this election,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the APC candidate for the Ifako-Ijaiye constituency 01, Hon Adewale Temitope Adedeji, has stepped up efforts by meeting with stakeholders from the South Eastern part of the country living in Ifako-Ijaiye.

 

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Funke Akindele Speaks On Electoral Defeat

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The Lagos deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded polls, Funke Akindele, has finally opened on the defeat suffered at the polls.

In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Akindele who was the running mate of Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) in the Lagos governorship race noted that she has no regrets about running for office.

The Nollywood actress, however, admitted that she has “learned and unlearned.”

In her statement, she never acknowledged Jandor or the Lagos PDP but thanked the people of Lagos State for supporting her.

Full statement by Funke Akindele 

It has been an amazing and insightful experience on my journey to the ballot and I must say, it was an absolute learning curve for me. A lot of things have been learned and unlearned. I sincerely do not regret taking this huge step of running for office.

I, therefore, want to thank the people of Lagos state for believing in me and supporting my decision to run for office. I saw every message of support online and offline, I heard of all the places where people supported me and challenged those who tried to discredit me

I remember every warm welcome during our campaign tour and the faith you all showed in me. The elections might not have panned out in the way we hoped, but it was an honourable run for us. We fought a good fight indeed as a matter of fact.

I also want to encourage all who mean well for the Nation and the state of Lagos not to give up. I understand that some of us are beginning to develop some sort of apathy towards the system, however, if we do not speak, we would never be heard.

I’m glad that we could at least speak up.

Thank you once again Lagos, for showing your daughter support. As I consider my next moves in life, I will continue prioritizing the good of the people and the integrity of my position as an advocate for the people.

Eko oni baje!

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Vote Candidates With Experience, Hamzat Tells Lagosians

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The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, says residents should not allow inexperienced persons to manage the affairs of the state by voting for the right candidates.

Hamzat stated this at an interactive session with the University of Lagos Alumni Association,  Lagos state chapter, and Alumni of other institutions of higher learning in the state held at Igbobi college in Yaba.

The deputy governor noted that the re-election of candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) into power in the March 18 gubernatorial election, would ensure a better state and country.

He said successive governments of the APC in Lagos state since 1999, had done a lot to improve the standard of living of residents.

According to him, the government has improved on healthcare delivery, security,  and ensured that the streets are free of dirt, as well as improved on road networks among others.

The deputy governor, therefore, urged the people to give their votes and also ensure the return of Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu as the governor of Lagos state.

Lagos State Deputy Gov. Dr Obafemi Hamzat (Middle) and members of the University of Lagos Alumni Association, Lagos State Chapter Stakeholders’ Outreach

“A vote for Sanwo-Olu in Saturday’s gubernatorial election is a vote for a greater Lagos.

“Sanwo-olu’s administration has in the last four years,  done exceptionally well in all sectors of the economy and another tenure of four years will help the administration develop Lagos further.

“I assure you of greater development if reelected,” he said.

Hamzat also advised residents to be law-abiding as they performed their civic responsibility at the polls.

(NAN)

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#NigeriaDecides2023: Final Results Of Presidential Election As Declared By INEC

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#NigeriaDecides2023: Final Results Of Presidential Election As Declared By INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, commenced the last stage of the collation and announcement of the results of the presidential election.

A total of 18 presidential candidates contested the election which was held across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Saturday.

The election was postponed till Sunday in some polling units in different states due to violence, logistical problems, theft of BVAS and other issues.

But the election has been largely concluded across the 36 states and 774 local government areas in the country.

Some states where the election has been concluded have finished collating the results at wards, local government and state levels.

INEC collation officers across the states are expected to present their final tallies at the National Collation Centre in Abuja from 6 p.m. Sunday.

State collation officers are expected to take turns presenting their results.

The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who presides over the proceedings at the National Collation Centre, is the Chief Returning Officer of the presidential election. He will make the announcement of the final results and declare the winner of the election after taking the results of the elections from the polling units across the country.

INEC had announced earlier that the final collation would commence at about noon but was later adjourned to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

This year’s general election is the seventh since the restoration of democracy in the country. The previous elections were held in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 respectively.

Described as the most keenly contested poll in Nigeria’s contemporary political history, this year’s ballots had 18 registered parties to be voted for.

However, four are considered major contenders. They are Atiku Abubakar of PDP, Bola Tinubu of APC, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP.

To be declared the winner, a candidate must score the highest number of votes and at least 25 per cent of votes in 25 states (two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states and the federal capital, Abuja).

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2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS
STATES All Progressives Congress (APC) Labour Party (LP) New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Abuja(FCT) 90,902 281,717 4,517 74,194
Abia 8,914 327,095 1,239  22,676
Adamawa  182,881  105,648  8006  417,611
Akwa Ibom 160,620 132,683 7,796 214,012
Anambra 5,111 584,621  1,967 9,036
Bauchi 316,694 27,373 72,103 426,607
Bayelsa 42,572 49,975 540 68,818
Benue 310,468 308,372 4,740 130,081
Borno 252, 282 7,205 4,626 190,921
Cross River 130,520 179,917 1,644 95,425
Delta 90,183 341,866 3,122 161,600
Ebonyi 42,402 259,738 1,661 13,503
Edo 144,471 331,163 2,743 89,585
Ekiti  201,494  11,396  264  89,554
Enugu  4,772  428,740  1808  15749
Gombe  146,977  26,160  10,520  319,123
Imo 66, 171  352,904 1,536 30,004
Jigawa  421,390  1,889  98,234  386,587
Kaduna 399,293 294,495 92,969  554,360
Kano 517,341 28,513 997,279 131, 716
Katsina  482,283  6,376  69,386  489,045
Kebbi 248,088 10,682 5,038 285,175
Kogi 240,751 56,217 4,238 145,104
Kwara  263, 572  31, 166  3,141  136, 909
Lagos  572,606  582,454  8,442  75,750
Nassarawa  172,922  191,361  12,715  147,083
Niger 375,183 80,452 21,836 284,898
Ogun  341,554  85,829  2200  123,831
Ondo  369,924  47,350  930  115,463
Osun  343,945  23,283  713  354,366
Oyo  449, 884  99, 110  4,095  182,977
Plateau 307,195 466,272  8,869 243,808
Rivers 148, 970 171, 998  1,115 84, 992
Sokoto 285,444 6,568  1,300 288,679
Taraba 135,165 146,315 12,818 189,017
Yobe  151,459 2406  18,270  198, 567
Zamfara 298,396 1,660 4,044 193,978
  TOTAL 4105663 1643168 238724 3052615

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