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Tight Security As Adeleke Takes Over As Osun Governor

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Governor Ademola Adeleke

 

Ahead of swearing-in of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the sixth governor of Osun State slated to hold Sunday November 27th, 2022, there are heavy security presence in Osogbo capital of Osun.

Ademola Adeleke defeated the incumbent governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on July 16th 2022 governorship poll after he polled 403,371 votes against 375,027 votes.

It was observed that security have been beefed up in some flashpoints in Osogbo and the Osogbo township stadium which is the venue of the swearing-in.

This is just as operatives of the Nigerian Police, Department of State Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps(NSCDC) and Fire Fighters displayed a show of force around Osogbo yesterday.

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The operatives patrolled major streets and junctions of the state capital in a very long convoy with armed men in those vehicles.

A statement by the spokesperson of NSCDC, Osun State Command, Kehinde Adeleke confirmed that 3,700 personnel have been deployed ahead of the inauguration of Osun Governor elect, Ademola Adeleke.

She stated that, “NSCDC and other Sister agencies in the state embarked on Show of force yesterday as a way of sending signal to criminally minded people in the state.

“There will be a joint operation by all security agencies which is ‘operation stop and search’ within the state at some identified flash points.”

The spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, also assured adequate security during the event of swearing-in as she warned criminals to stay clear of the venue.

 

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I Inherited Politics From Home-Kawu Sumaila

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Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila

 

A former member of the House of representatives for Sumaila and Takai federal Constituency from Kano state Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila and New Nigeria Peoples party senatorial candidate for Kano south says he inherited politics from home.

The NNPP senatorial candidate stated this during a rally organized by the party at Karaye town in Kano south senatorial district.

Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila who was a former adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on national assembly matters says learning politics from home made him to play it with decorum and ensuring human dignity.

Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila who is challenging the former Governor of Kano state in the aborted third republic Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya for the Kano south senatorial district ticket said playing responsible politics is the best thing to do at this critical time in Nigeria’s history.

According to Honourable Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila its not proper for the state APC chairman to be making utterances that is meant to overheat the polity .

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“Whenever a politician makes inflammatory statement,those statement is meant to dent the image of where he comes from.”

Honourable Sumaila said during the last Kano Emirate fracas when Governor Ganduje split Kano Emirates ,he and some prominent politicians in Kano made case for the appointment of Abdullahi Abbas as Emir but he was dismissed by Governor Ganduje noting that the Governor listed some incompetent qualities associated with the state APC chairman.

The rally was attended by New Nigeria People’s Party stalwarts and teeming supporters from Kano south senatorial district.

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BREAKING: CBN Extends Old Naira Use Deadline Till February 10 President Muhammadu

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President Muhammadu Buhari approves a 10–day extension of dateline for the cash swap programme from January 31st to February 10

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Government Will Eliminate Squeeze ,Chaos In Currency Swap-Buhari

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President Muhammad Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari, Saturday assured that government will ensure that citizens are unharmed in their businesses and no disruption is caused to the entire supply chain arising from the currency swap due to end shortly.

Reacting to reports of long queues of people waiting for hours for their turn to deposit old notes and get new ones, triggering public anger and opposition’s criticism, President Buhari reiterated that the currency changes were aimed at people hoarding illicit funds and not the common man, and that it had become necessary to prevent counterfeits, corruption, and terrorist funding. This, he assured, will stabilize and strengthen the economy.

While taking note that the poorest section of society is facing hardship as they often keep hard cash at home for various expenses, President Buhari gave strong assurances that the government will not leave them to their own fate.

He reiterated that a number of initiatives by the Central Bank and all commercial banks are underway to speed up distribution of the new notes and do all that is necessary to forestall cash squeeze and chaos.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
January 28, 2023

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