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PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

Party Crisis: Osun APC Scribe, Frm. Chair, TOP Leaders Arraigned In Court

Party Crisis: Osun APC Scribe, Frm. Chair, TOP Leaders Arraigned In Court


The Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile and former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi were today arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court.


Arraigned alongside Salinsile and Adebiyi are former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Com. Biyi Odunlade, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Barr. Gbenga Akano , a member of the APC in Ilesa, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle .


They were arraigned before Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara few minutes ago by the police on the allegations of assault, conspiracy, among others.


But the APC chieftains pleaded not guilty to the allegations.Defence Counsels, Abdulfatai Abdulsalam and Muftau Adediran applied for the bail of the APC chieftains on self recognisance


Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara granted bail to

Salinsile, Adebiyi, Salami, Odunlade and Akano, on self recognisance in a sum of N5million each.


The Magistrate also admitted Alaba and Adekunle to bail in a sum of N5million with one surety each. The surety must either be a civil servant or house owner residing within the jurisdiction of the magistrate.


The case was adjourned till September 24 for mention.


Source: Social media


The Caretaker Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile and former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi were today arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court.


Arraigned alongside Salinsile and Adebiyi are former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs, Com. Biyi Odunlade, former Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Barr. Gbenga Akano , a member of the APC in Ilesa, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle .


They were arraigned before Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara few minutes ago by the police on the allegations of assault, conspiracy, among others.


But the APC chieftains pleaded not guilty to the allegations.Defence Counsels, Abdulfatai Abdulsalam and Muftau Adediran applied for the bail of the APC chieftains on self recognisance


Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara granted bail to

Salinsile, Adebiyi, Salami, Odunlade and Akano, on self recognisance in a sum of N5million each.


The Magistrate also admitted Alaba and Adekunle to bail in a sum of N5million with one surety each. The surety must either be a civil servant or house owner residing within the jurisdiction of the magistrate.


The case was adjourned till September 24 for mention.


Source: Social media

Omoyele Sowore: Nigerian media did not allow interviews with great ideas during 2019 Presidential Election (plus Video)

Omoyele Sowore: Nigerian media did not allow interviews with great ideas during 2019 Presidential Election (plus Video)

Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress AAC in the 2019 general election Omoyele Sowore has said the Nigerian media did not allow interviews with great ideas during 2019 Presidential Election!


According to the founder of Sahara Reporters,  "the owner of Channels Television ganged up with some NGO people to deny us a spot on the Presidential Debate, NTA only allowed one interview or so (on one occasion NTA cut off live broadcast of a debate I was involved in), AIT Online allowed one or two interviews, TVC only let me come on two shows ( the reporters there told us their owner made it clear I am not allowed on air on their facilities), only Nigerian Info WAZOBiA allowed unfettered access in the electronic sector."


Sowore said: "Major newspapers avoided us and when they would report about us they only did to spite."


"However, the two major failed parties - APC and PDP were hosted every minutes, they polluted the airwaves with airheads and talking heads who repeatedly said nothing new, no hard questions, the media shielded Muhammadu Buhari from scrutiny."



"Meanwhile, as you could see in this interview ideas - lifesaving ideas-were flowing. We maintained consistent explanations, in the simplest and basic forms,  how to lead Nigeria into Peace, Security, Progress and Prosperity." 


"They turned around stole some of those ideas but today we are stuck, the economy is in shambles. National Debt has  risen to an unbelievable and unsustainable level."


"Children are not safe in our schools. Farmers can’t go to their farms, people can’t even worship in peace, no where is safe and yet the locusts are gathering again and our youths are falling for their antics!!! #RevolutionNow"

Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress AAC in the 2019 general election Omoyele Sowore has said the Nigerian media did not allow interviews with great ideas during 2019 Presidential Election!


According to the founder of Sahara Reporters,  "the owner of Channels Television ganged up with some NGO people to deny us a spot on the Presidential Debate, NTA only allowed one interview or so (on one occasion NTA cut off live broadcast of a debate I was involved in), AIT Online allowed one or two interviews, TVC only let me come on two shows ( the reporters there told us their owner made it clear I am not allowed on air on their facilities), only Nigerian Info WAZOBiA allowed unfettered access in the electronic sector."


Sowore said: "Major newspapers avoided us and when they would report about us they only did to spite."


"However, the two major failed parties - APC and PDP were hosted every minutes, they polluted the airwaves with airheads and talking heads who repeatedly said nothing new, no hard questions, the media shielded Muhammadu Buhari from scrutiny."



"Meanwhile, as you could see in this interview ideas - lifesaving ideas-were flowing. We maintained consistent explanations, in the simplest and basic forms,  how to lead Nigeria into Peace, Security, Progress and Prosperity." 


"They turned around stole some of those ideas but today we are stuck, the economy is in shambles. National Debt has  risen to an unbelievable and unsustainable level."


"Children are not safe in our schools. Farmers can’t go to their farms, people can’t even worship in peace, no where is safe and yet the locusts are gathering again and our youths are falling for their antics!!! #RevolutionNow"

AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC), BENUE STATE MOURNS COMRADE USHAHEMBA YAKUBU

AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC), BENUE STATE MOURNS COMRADE USHAHEMBA YAKUBU

17th August, 2021


It is with a deep sense of grief that we announce the death of Comrade Ushahemba Yakubu, a member of our revolutionary political party in Guma LGA of Benue State.

He was killed yesterday evening by killer Fulani herdsmen around his community in Guma LGA of the state. 

Earlier displaced by herdsmen in 2018, he lived as an IDP in “Camp 1” at Daudu till yesterday when he was gruesomely murdered.

It is more painful to remember that he partook in the #June12Protest in Benue state, tagged #BenueUnderAttack; a peaceful protest against the incessant killings in the state by herdsmen, one that was shamefully opposed by government security agencies who have consistently failed in protecting vulnerable citizens.

His death is another painful reminder of the gross failure and incompetence of the Muhammadu Buhari led govt which was proactive in arresting, jailing and torturing five(5) comrades from the same community for joining the June12 Protest.


While we grieve painfully and condole members of his family, we also urge all members of the AAC and well meaning Nigerians to continue in their legitimate demand for social justice and equality for all, as well as the resignation of an irresponsible President.

Rest in Power comrade Ushahemba.

Solidarity Forever!


Rex I. Elanu

Chairman, AAC Benue State.

17th August, 2021


It is with a deep sense of grief that we announce the death of Comrade Ushahemba Yakubu, a member of our revolutionary political party in Guma LGA of Benue State.

He was killed yesterday evening by killer Fulani herdsmen around his community in Guma LGA of the state. 

Earlier displaced by herdsmen in 2018, he lived as an IDP in “Camp 1” at Daudu till yesterday when he was gruesomely murdered.

It is more painful to remember that he partook in the #June12Protest in Benue state, tagged #BenueUnderAttack; a peaceful protest against the incessant killings in the state by herdsmen, one that was shamefully opposed by government security agencies who have consistently failed in protecting vulnerable citizens.

His death is another painful reminder of the gross failure and incompetence of the Muhammadu Buhari led govt which was proactive in arresting, jailing and torturing five(5) comrades from the same community for joining the June12 Protest.


While we grieve painfully and condole members of his family, we also urge all members of the AAC and well meaning Nigerians to continue in their legitimate demand for social justice and equality for all, as well as the resignation of an irresponsible President.

Rest in Power comrade Ushahemba.

Solidarity Forever!


Rex I. Elanu

Chairman, AAC Benue State.

BLOODY: APC intra-party crises deepens as factions clash in Osogbo

BLOODY: APC intra-party crises deepens as factions clash in Osogbo

 

Gunshots were heard along Ogo-Oluw- Abere route of the popular Gbangan/Ibadan road of the anti-riot police deployed to ensure peace is restored at the APC party Secretariat when the two factions clashed.

The movement of vehicles were also brief interrupted as a result of the violence confrontation at the APC party office beside GTBank.

The known two factions of the ruling party in the state aeparately control by the incumbent Governor of the state Mr Gboyega Oyetola and his predecessor who is also present Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola are at longer head for the battle to control the party.



More details later.

 

Gunshots were heard along Ogo-Oluw- Abere route of the popular Gbangan/Ibadan road of the anti-riot police deployed to ensure peace is restored at the APC party Secretariat when the two factions clashed.

The movement of vehicles were also brief interrupted as a result of the violence confrontation at the APC party office beside GTBank.

The known two factions of the ruling party in the state aeparately control by the incumbent Governor of the state Mr Gboyega Oyetola and his predecessor who is also present Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola are at longer head for the battle to control the party.



More details later.

RE - "HOW NIGERIANS ARE BEING TACTICALLY DENIGERIANISED" BY AZUKA ONWUKA OF THE PUNCH - THE POINT HE MISSED, THE POINT WE MISS

RE - "HOW NIGERIANS ARE BEING TACTICALLY DENIGERIANISED" BY AZUKA ONWUKA OF THE PUNCH - THE POINT HE MISSED, THE POINT WE MISS

By Kola Ayeye



In the 10th Aug edition of The Punch, Azuka Onwuka lamented the tragedy that has befallen Nigeria and Nigerians in such elegant prose. Nigeria he pointed out perhaps had the largest contingent of nationals representing and winning medals for other countries. Nigerians, deNigerianised as economic refugees from decades of wanton mismanagement, donned the colours of other countries winning medals which Nigeria didn't. He gave several examples.

It was a well-researched elegant piece of journalism. I would have been celebrating this piece but for an undertone, more than a passing emphasis, on the fact that all these athletes were Southerners. He wrote "Curiously, all the Nigerians competing for other countries are from South of Nigeria. This also plays out in other spheres of life: medicine, nursing, teaching, soldiering, policing etc.... What has become clear is that Nigerians, especially from the South, are desperately eager to flee from Nigeria to other continents. Even the fear of death is not a deterrent. They seem to feel that it is better to die trying to leave Nigeria than die living in Nigeria".

This is my point of departure with Azuka. We should be careful not to paint a picture that the Northern masses either enjoy this status quo or are indifferent to it. Not true. They are not. The large majority do not. Limited by poorer education, poorer economics and much more limited socialisation, emigration to other continents is not an option, it is not in their world view. Their USA and Canada and Europe and Asia is in Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Enugu and other cities of the South as Maiguards, cobblers, hewers of wood and drawers of water, Mairuwa. They are as much victims of Nigeria as their Southern compatriots. Perhaps worse. Nigeria's per capita income is a meagre $2,300. More than 100m Nigerians live below the poverty line. If we do a regional disaggregation of these numbers, the three Southern Regions and the Middle Belt will be far better than the North West and North East.

The political elite of both the South and the North, in cahoot with a thin business elite who feed off patronage masquerading as entrepreneurs, have worsted the Northern and Southern masses, "deNigerianising" us. The Southern masses flee abroad. The Northern masses flee to the South, or are radicalised out of ignorance to join Boko Haram, or to join banditry.

The greatest failure is that of the professionals, the graduates, the fairly educated, that cadre struggling to survive in the South, Middle Belt and Far North. It is on us the duty has fallen to organise, finance, and create an alternative grassroots political movement to oust this thin political cum business elite that has savaged our commonwealth and deNigerianised our Nigerianness. We have a duty to do it along with the struggle for survival. And here we have failed miserably since 1999 and continue to fail. We have focused solely on personal survival and completely ignored individual and collective action for change.

The Northern masses are victims as well, maybe even worse.

I'm praying and working for the emergence of the famed but elusive 3rd Force, a people's alternative to APC and PDP. We all need to participate. The Fourth Estate of the Realm led by exemplars like Azuka should fully deploy their media to stir this failed inert class from its slumber to do its duty of providing a path that can oust the ravaging locusts in Abuja and every State capital, and provide the people an option to follow.



Kola Ayeye

(Kola Ayeye is the pastor in charge of Friends of God fellowship, the publishers of this page)

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By Kola Ayeye



In the 10th Aug edition of The Punch, Azuka Onwuka lamented the tragedy that has befallen Nigeria and Nigerians in such elegant prose. Nigeria he pointed out perhaps had the largest contingent of nationals representing and winning medals for other countries. Nigerians, deNigerianised as economic refugees from decades of wanton mismanagement, donned the colours of other countries winning medals which Nigeria didn't. He gave several examples.

It was a well-researched elegant piece of journalism. I would have been celebrating this piece but for an undertone, more than a passing emphasis, on the fact that all these athletes were Southerners. He wrote "Curiously, all the Nigerians competing for other countries are from South of Nigeria. This also plays out in other spheres of life: medicine, nursing, teaching, soldiering, policing etc.... What has become clear is that Nigerians, especially from the South, are desperately eager to flee from Nigeria to other continents. Even the fear of death is not a deterrent. They seem to feel that it is better to die trying to leave Nigeria than die living in Nigeria".

This is my point of departure with Azuka. We should be careful not to paint a picture that the Northern masses either enjoy this status quo or are indifferent to it. Not true. They are not. The large majority do not. Limited by poorer education, poorer economics and much more limited socialisation, emigration to other continents is not an option, it is not in their world view. Their USA and Canada and Europe and Asia is in Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Enugu and other cities of the South as Maiguards, cobblers, hewers of wood and drawers of water, Mairuwa. They are as much victims of Nigeria as their Southern compatriots. Perhaps worse. Nigeria's per capita income is a meagre $2,300. More than 100m Nigerians live below the poverty line. If we do a regional disaggregation of these numbers, the three Southern Regions and the Middle Belt will be far better than the North West and North East.

The political elite of both the South and the North, in cahoot with a thin business elite who feed off patronage masquerading as entrepreneurs, have worsted the Northern and Southern masses, "deNigerianising" us. The Southern masses flee abroad. The Northern masses flee to the South, or are radicalised out of ignorance to join Boko Haram, or to join banditry.

The greatest failure is that of the professionals, the graduates, the fairly educated, that cadre struggling to survive in the South, Middle Belt and Far North. It is on us the duty has fallen to organise, finance, and create an alternative grassroots political movement to oust this thin political cum business elite that has savaged our commonwealth and deNigerianised our Nigerianness. We have a duty to do it along with the struggle for survival. And here we have failed miserably since 1999 and continue to fail. We have focused solely on personal survival and completely ignored individual and collective action for change.

The Northern masses are victims as well, maybe even worse.

I'm praying and working for the emergence of the famed but elusive 3rd Force, a people's alternative to APC and PDP. We all need to participate. The Fourth Estate of the Realm led by exemplars like Azuka should fully deploy their media to stir this failed inert class from its slumber to do its duty of providing a path that can oust the ravaging locusts in Abuja and every State capital, and provide the people an option to follow.



Kola Ayeye

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#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu

#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu

 


#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: Tomorrow, You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu who was recently kidnapped from Kenya by Nigeria’s terrorist-in-chief, Muhammadu Buhari. See U there at 9am Nigerian

 


#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: Tomorrow, You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu who was recently kidnapped from Kenya by Nigeria’s terrorist-in-chief, Muhammadu Buhari. See U there at 9am Nigerian

LAGOS LOCAL GOVT ELECTIONS: AAC heading to court as the part, 11 others disenfranchised by LASIEC

LAGOS LOCAL GOVT ELECTIONS: AAC heading to court as the part, 11 others disenfranchised by LASIEC


The Lagos chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) and 11 other Political Parties have been disenfranchised by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) from participating in the Ongoing Local Government Elections in the State.


The party in a statement signed by the state chairman Kunle Ajayi and secretary Towolawi Jamiu said it is approaching a court for such arbitrary exclusion from the poll.


"Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:



AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) LAGOS CHAPTER


*STATEMENT* *AS THE* *LAGOS* *LOCAL GOVERNMENT* *ELECTIONS* *HOLDS* *TODAY* *24TH JULY 2021* 


The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) Lagos Chapter wish to inform all our members and supporters that the AAC alongside 11 other political parties have been disfranchised illegally from participating in today's Local Government Elections by the partisan and highly corrupt Lagos State Electoral Commission (LASIEC).


In aftermath of this, Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999. 


We also want to use this opportunity to urge all our members to stay clear all polling units and boycott the entire elections which has already been rigged in favour of the highly corrupt and anti people ruling All Past Criminals (APC).  


However, We must really commend all our members, candidates, supporters and well wishers that have really worked tirelessly in the past two years to make sure we take Lagos back from the hands of vampires and give power back to the people. 


Lastly, we must continue to mobilise Nigerians from every nook and corner in order to build more formidable forces that will eventually bring down the entire system that only works for the few ruling class and their cronies and replace it with a system that works for ALL (Oppressed).


A people united and determined can never be defeated. 


Signed: 


Kunle Ajayi (Wiseman)

Chairman,

Lagos AAC. 


Towolawi Jamiu (Jharmo)

Secretary,

Lagos AAC.


The Lagos chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) and 11 other Political Parties have been disenfranchised by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) from participating in the Ongoing Local Government Elections in the State.


The party in a statement signed by the state chairman Kunle Ajayi and secretary Towolawi Jamiu said it is approaching a court for such arbitrary exclusion from the poll.


"Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:



AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) LAGOS CHAPTER


*STATEMENT* *AS THE* *LAGOS* *LOCAL GOVERNMENT* *ELECTIONS* *HOLDS* *TODAY* *24TH JULY 2021* 


The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) Lagos Chapter wish to inform all our members and supporters that the AAC alongside 11 other political parties have been disfranchised illegally from participating in today's Local Government Elections by the partisan and highly corrupt Lagos State Electoral Commission (LASIEC).


In aftermath of this, Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999. 


We also want to use this opportunity to urge all our members to stay clear all polling units and boycott the entire elections which has already been rigged in favour of the highly corrupt and anti people ruling All Past Criminals (APC).  


However, We must really commend all our members, candidates, supporters and well wishers that have really worked tirelessly in the past two years to make sure we take Lagos back from the hands of vampires and give power back to the people. 


Lastly, we must continue to mobilise Nigerians from every nook and corner in order to build more formidable forces that will eventually bring down the entire system that only works for the few ruling class and their cronies and replace it with a system that works for ALL (Oppressed).


A people united and determined can never be defeated. 


Signed: 


Kunle Ajayi (Wiseman)

Chairman,

Lagos AAC. 


Towolawi Jamiu (Jharmo)

Secretary,

Lagos AAC.

LETTER TO THE NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE: OSUN AAC MEMBERS PASS VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS

LETTER TO THE NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE: OSUN AAC MEMBERS PASS VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS

 *_The National Working Committee,_*

*_African Action Congress._*

*_July 22, 2021._*


*LETTER OF VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, OSUN STATE.*


We Hereby Pass A Vote of No Confidence On The State Working Committee Of AAC in Osun State For Displaying  High Level of Negligence and  Gross Incompetence.


We Demand That the National Working Committee Dissolves The State Working Committee of AAC, Osun State and  Inaugurate a Steering Committee to Paddle The Affairs of The Party With Immediately Effect pending when substantive leadership would be elected.



We members and Local government coordinators of AAC, Osun State hereby use this medium to inform the National working Committee of the the immediate need to dissolve the State Working Committee of AAC Osun State for the above stated reasons:


1 That the members of the committee have displayed high level of negligence and gross incompetence in accordance with the provisions of the AAC constitution in Chapter 12, Section 80(2 c&d). This has been causing setbacks to the progress of the party.


2. That most members of the State Working committee have been occupying the positions with a long time history of non-participation in party activities.


3. That most members of the State Working committee have no political Education required to be an members of the said committee in Osun State and thereby loosing contacts with the basic ideology of the party.


4. That the State Chairperson (Olumide Afolabi) has been paddling the Affairs of the party without being accountable and transparent.


5. That most members of the Executive Committee have been irresponsible to party members and unpatriotic to the party constitution/Idea, this is causing setbacks on the progress of the party.


6. That the party chairperson does not have the charisma and the cordinating ability to lead a Revolutionary party. This is evident in his inability to resolve minor conflicts and coordinate meetings in an orderly manners.


7. That the party excos has never publish financial reports of activities since the beginning of this tenure till date.


8. That the chairperson has no iota of respect for the fundamental rights of all members who have been labouring hard to work for the progress of the party by calling them prospective members during a state general meeting because majority of party members disagreed with leadership methods of running the party. This is against the provisions of the AAC constitution in Chapter 4, Section 7(b)


For us, we believe that a political party such as AAC should be operated within the basic principles of democracy, respect for human rights and organizational descipline, which is lacking at the moment among members of Osun state working committee of the party. We expect that the AAC party, considering the vision of her founding fathers' is a good way to go in terms of providing alternative platform for genuine change seekers in Nigeria to restle power from the present crops of Nigerian Inept/ corrupt ruling class. But bad leadership as exibited by the present Osun State leadership would make this vision a mirage.

We made bold to say that this resolution is well vettted by all members who appended their signature on it because they all want the total overhaul of the state leadership of the party for progress sake. It is however worthy of note that many financial members and prospective ones have abstained from the AAC party in Osun State because of lack of trust in the State leadership structures.

We might not be wrong to conclude that the AAC party will never move forward with the present sets of moribund state leadership structures, As most of them hardly have time to attend party meetings, mobilization programs and by so doing neglects their constitutional duties.

We want to conclude that "He who wants to be a leader must be ready to be a follower". It is on this note that we the undersigned members of the African Action Congress (AAC) Osun State Chapter, hereby humbly request, that the state working committee be immediately dissolved and a Congress be immediately and simultaneously summon for the appointment a 'Steering Committee' who will temporary pilot the affairs of the party pending when substantive election would be conducted. 


*Signed:*

Jimoh Felicia Bolatito AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government 08030941975


Ibrahim Jelilat 07040344936 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Oyebamiji Folashade 09134011312 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Olarinoye Oladipupo

AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government 08114615869


Adeemo Mustapha 08131517460 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Ojo Ayotunde Mathew 08065920853 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Owoeye Grace Okanike 09037250481 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Osasona Carolyn Gift.09036715651 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Adeosun Jumoke. 09032265011 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Aremu Dauda Ayobami. 08023237391 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Adebayo Samuel. 09036804929 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Abiona Grace                            08067130648 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Ajayi Opeyemi 07060454160 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government


Ola 08065923956 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Adeyemi Omolara 08067075847 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Carlos. 07031993680 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Iya Waris. 09015869309 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Wale 09034601559 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Alaga 08022978087 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Ibrahim Omolara 09063550146 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Olawale A. Bakare 

08165878551

Member, AAC Osun, Olorunda Local Government (Ward 9)


Joseph Veronica AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Amos Akinloye Egbedore Local Government 08108159189 


Solomon Grace AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government 09054849881 


Ogunlade Rukayat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Unit 1 09034540195 Government  


Adekunle Iyabo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 09034920306 


Olabisi Felicia AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Azeez Jimoh AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Abiola Rafiu AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08136131587 


Oladele Funmilayo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08180853306 


Gbadamosi Sofia AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08108139484935 


Abioye Mariam AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 07062173329 


Okunola Abidemi AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Oke Olayemi AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Atoyebi Jamiu AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Osuolale Sola AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1


Engr Jay AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 07037363600 


Femi AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08106957773 


Debo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 07034483019 


Ben AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08147636757 


Be-cool AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08033944034 


Ayo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 09031847664 


Rasak Aleem AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08134867701 


Adejumo Bose AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 07038509021 


Adejumo Julius AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08065093642 


Raheem Mumeen AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08160407781 


Akinwale Tope AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08065511048 


Abioye Muftau AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08164828033 


Abioye Taiwo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08062130840 


Abioye Modupe AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08138476394 


Sefiu Sefiyat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 09064944167 


Ojo Oluranti  AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Ojo Victoria AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1


Rahimi Munini AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08060147781 


Rafiu Bolaji AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Mrs Adeyeye AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08162125787  


Mrs Ayodele AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 07037903914 


Mrs Ismail AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 109039149173 


Mrs Adeyemo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 0813341675 


Mrs Olaniyi AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08168778681 


Mrs Jamiyu 08061697302 Mrs Gbadamosi AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08164580160 


Mrs Ademola AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 09025657535 


Mr Sijuwade AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08166916758 


Mrs Sijuwade AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 0806295191 


Mrs Adenle AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 0806509059 


Mrs Lawal AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 0813515335 


Mrs Muhideen 08101846162 Salaudeen Lateefat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08107900201 


Oyewole Bose AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 08148768226


Oyeleke Wasiu 08084245145 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Olatunji Serifat 07032829212 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Ajao Waliat 07067563202 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Garuba Tawa 08138521173 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Babalola Racheal 08036886976 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Dosumu Ruth AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Kamorudeen Bisiriyu 08062283241 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Owoye Aina 08034479190 


Mr Olabintan 07038026302 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Mrs Olabintan 08060490058 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Akibu Taye 08130725242 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Badmus Lukman 07032042169 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Babalola Adeola 08036886926 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Adeleke Segun A. 07033848639 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Adeleke Cecilia 08160147903 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Adeleke Amos 07030537394 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1


Adeleke Oluwaseun 07065546051 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Opeyemi Ojo Ramota 08102408668 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Ojo Emmanuel 08128526459 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Oderinde Kifayat 09034551554 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Ajetunmobi Mulikat 08133836076 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


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Ajetunmobi Rauf 07036762410 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Folarin Ganiyat 08138618531 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Asa Funmilayo  08107829167 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Asa Olusola 08038291092 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


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Olatunji Abdulazeez 08062077283 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1


Mrs Kolawole 07015707227 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Tijani Fatimo 07067621151 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


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Oyewusi Adekemi 08138342559 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Oyewusi Semiu 08062231948 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


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Adedeji Oluwadami Lanre 08100482462 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 Olawuyi 


Toyin 090605344 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


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Sunday Linus 08141124250 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Uko Ije 07065083577 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


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Abioye Lateef 07062193329 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Surajudden Rukayat 08109172168 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Hazeez Adeola 09019369610 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Rahimi Gafar AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Afolabi Cecilia 07039777899 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Adegboye Juliana 08166143154 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


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Rasheed Kafayat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Amosa Rasaki Falowo AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Fasilat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Akinwale Paul 08062590081 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Raheem Biodun  08134915920 AAC Osun 


Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Akanfe Jamiu 07035928751 AAC Osun 


Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Akanfe Jimoh 08077657504 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Alade Ramota 08060369094 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Olateju Lateef 0818683838 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Ogunleye Tunde 08069277620 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Julius Bose 08107712117 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Oladosu Saheed 09086974701 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Ganiyu Tajudeen 08146795361 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Alatise Wasiu 07035658364 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Okunola Nurudeen 08123000923 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Latif Ismaila AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Lasisi Idowu 08161596905 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Azeez Suliat 08127624810 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Oladosu Saidat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Mukaila Lateef 08160085422 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Olawuyi Abigael 08136899578 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Dosumu Darasimi 09039511079 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Karimu Bunmi 09027013605 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Atilola Mujidat 081043252561 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Olawuyi Segun 08126941206 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Olaonipekun Toba 09060308776 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Adeda Ismaila 07019369610 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Sulaimon Semiat 08129277384 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Adepoju Idris 08028957849 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Abioye Abdul Lateef AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 07062193329 


Ayoola Saheed 08032127493 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Adeyanju Bolatito AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 08109679263 


Ayegboyin Bello 08102267089 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Falowo Kamorudeen 08132682631 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Bakasi 08105230734 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Ayo 09039847664 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Bola 08168267292 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Abigail 07050558007 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Opeyemi 09037038001 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Ikimo 08063776778 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Promise Akpan 08188225531 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Ogunonire Segun 0816979533 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Alarape Kehinde 08108969608 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Chinaza Okpere T. Simeon 08023408089 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


David Chinaza Okpere AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4  


Popoola Sekinat 08132104817 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Adebombi Adijat 08105841990 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 Adebombi 


Yahaya 09039903745 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Adebombi Rasaq 09063607475 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Oladapo Modinat 09032196581 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Olawale Ayuba 08168367541 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Adedeji Quadri 08161532730 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Ibrahim Sikiru 07015502090 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Akinloye Rukayat 08065773468 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Razak Lateefat 08168714072 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Ayegboyin Folashade 09039952078 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Oyebiyi Felicia 07084475951 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Solomon Wike 08165127115 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Idowu Afolabi AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4 


Olayemi Opeyemi 07068207420 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Sulaiman Fausat 09069012416 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Abioye Mariam 07062193329 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 1 


Ogunmade Jelili 09072187449 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Maria Solomon 07055460271 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Adekunle Adeyemi 07062300614 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Bunmi Jamiu 08105758079 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 4


Akinwale Kanyinsola 08100032552 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5 


Ibrahim Risikat 08102225570 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5


Adeyemo Nurudeen 07068150087 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5


Akinwale Fatimo 08100032552 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5


Kareem Taiwo 08035215354 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5


Jamiu Monsuru 07032859663 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5


Osuolale Kudirat AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 5


Esther Ode AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 3 


Mary AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 3


Moses Janet AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 3


Moses Okunola Ibrahim AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 3


Ojewole Afeez 07039904012 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2 


Ayanlakin Opeyemi 070307430487 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Ode Nathaniel AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


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Lynda Adoga AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


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Oni Victor 07034235099 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Azeez Ismaila 08136131581 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Oluokun Busayo 08102914074 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


Sulaimon Semiat 08163277381 AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government Unit 2


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Azeez Adesina. AAC Osun Iwo             08109424065


comrade Nike. AAC Osun Iwo.            08031133682


Idris Buhari. AAC Osun Ayedire.      0806713365


Oyedele Olatokun (Oloye) AAC Osun Aiyedire Local Government 08100903900


 Comrade Hammed AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08036626895


comrade Mohammad AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08148136994


Kabir Olawale AAC Osun Ayedire LGA 09033553363


Bolarinwa Wale AAC Osun Iwo LGA 07061678174


Adebisi Kaothar. AAC Osun Iwo.             07036250046


Olaboye Rebacca. AAC Osun Ayedire LGA 07064762829


Yekini Kosim. AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08035348336 


Adegbosin Ibrahim Sesan AAC Osun Ayedire LGA 08066518351 


Ofemellion Ugashe. Iwo                  08101775822


ADIGUN AKINTADE O AAC Osun Iwo LGA 07082699454


OBELE-JOSEPH AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08169510657


OBELE- BABAMOS. AAC Osun Iwo LGA 07043415444


KEHINDE ASIMIYU. AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08168645468


MURANA OJO ADEYINKA AAC Osun Iwo 09061552276


BABALOLA BOLAJI WILLIAM Ola- Oluwa 08152460602


Sikiru Ismail jimoh. AAC Osun Ayedire LGA 08063116709


Koku Ayite AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08020554290


Olayinka Taiwo. AAC Osun Iwo  LGA 09034559516


Muritala Ibrahim. AAC Osun Iwo LGA 08108434187


Adeleke lukman. AAC Osun Ola Oluwa. LGA 08135148457


Usman Oloyede. AAC

Osun Irepodun LGA

08180414323


Akinyemi Morakinyo AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 004) 07069181551


Akinlade Semiu AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 08132346479


Adeleke Moses AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 unit 05)


Ibrahim Ismael AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 08141351046


Opeyemi Oluwadamilola AAC Osun Ife East Local (Ward 02 Unit 05)


Bamigbala Bukola AAC Osun Ife East (Ward 02 Unit 07) 08145112209


Ibrahim Aminat. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04)


Owolabi SIKIRU. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 05) 07025165666


Odediji Oluwadamilare. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 05)


Okeowo Esther. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 05) 08162793463


Adewole Kunle. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government(Ward 02 Unit 05)


ADEBOLA Abosede. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 01 Unit 06)


Ajayi Tunde. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 10) 0816853 9026


Gbadegesin Fatimoh. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 08164443471


Olasunkanmi Mary AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 09) 0813 418 9955


Ibrahim Rashidat. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 08106865366


Olowolagba Dayo. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 09030611636


Obisesan Kabir. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 03 Unit 05) 0813 830 7022


19.Adeyemi TAYO. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 10) 0703787 6684


Olawuni Femi AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 01 Unit 9) 08162761877


Olabiyi Babatunde AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 01 Ward 09)


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Opajinmi Abosede AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 01 Unit 05)


24. Odedele TOYIN. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 08150499415


Odedele Roseline. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04)


Odedele Sunday. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04) 0806 7670134


Adeyemi Olatunde. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 06) 07038211347


Adeyemi Mariam. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government Ward 02 Unit 06)


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Babalola Sulaimon. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 03 Unit 05) 09068462867


Adedamola Micheal. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 03 Ward 05)


Akinlade sefiu. AAC Osun Egbedore Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 06)


Opeyemi Oluwadamilola. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 04)


Ogunrinde Akinlabi. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 03 Unit 03) 08168957649


Olagunju Ayodele. AAC Osun Ife East Local Government (Ward 02 Unit 9) 08133451463


Akinlade Idris AAC Osun Ife East Local Government(Ward 02 Unit 04) 09032136884


Musa Habeeb. AAC Osun Ife East (Ward 03 Unit 01) 07037211404


Omowumi Ewatee. AAC Ife Central 08168708917


Cephas Àjàyí, AAC Ayedaade Local Government. 07017720005


Olayinka Popoola AAC Ayedaade Local Government.

08139345630


Salvation Aworanti AAC Osun Ife Central 08132106947


Sumbade Jnr AAC Osun Ife Central 08073000465


Mercy AAC Osun Ife Central 08052641636


Pedro Omolola AAC Osun Ife Central 08105892335

 *_The National Working Committee,_*

*_African Action Congress._*

*_July 22, 2021._*


*LETTER OF VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, OSUN STATE.*


We Hereby Pass A Vote of No Confidence On The State Working Committee Of AAC in Osun State For Displaying  High Level of Negligence and  Gross Incompetence.


We Demand That the National Working Committee Dissolves The State Working Committee of AAC, Osun State and  Inaugurate a Steering Committee to Paddle The Affairs of The Party With Immediately Effect pending when substantive leadership would be elected.



We members and Local government coordinators of AAC, Osun State hereby use this medium to inform the National working Committee of the the immediate need to dissolve the State Working Committee of AAC Osun State for the above stated reasons:


1 That the members of the committee have displayed high level of negligence and gross incompetence in accordance with the provisions of the AAC constitution in Chapter 12, Section 80(2 c&d). This has been causing setbacks to the progress of the party.


2. That most members of the State Working committee have been occupying the positions with a long time history of non-participation in party activities.


3. That most members of the State Working committee have no political Education required to be an members of the said committee in Osun State and thereby loosing contacts with the basic ideology of the party.


4. That the State Chairperson (Olumide Afolabi) has been paddling the Affairs of the party without being accountable and transparent.


5. That most members of the Executive Committee have been irresponsible to party members and unpatriotic to the party constitution/Idea, this is causing setbacks on the progress of the party.


6. That the party chairperson does not have the charisma and the cordinating ability to lead a Revolutionary party. This is evident in his inability to resolve minor conflicts and coordinate meetings in an orderly manners.


7. That the party excos has never publish financial reports of activities since the beginning of this tenure till date.


8. That the chairperson has no iota of respect for the fundamental rights of all members who have been labouring hard to work for the progress of the party by calling them prospective members during a state general meeting because majority of party members disagreed with leadership methods of running the party. This is against the provisions of the AAC constitution in Chapter 4, Section 7(b)


For us, we believe that a political party such as AAC should be operated within the basic principles of democracy, respect for human rights and organizational descipline, which is lacking at the moment among members of Osun state working committee of the party. We expect that the AAC party, considering the vision of her founding fathers' is a good way to go in terms of providing alternative platform for genuine change seekers in Nigeria to restle power from the present crops of Nigerian Inept/ corrupt ruling class. But bad leadership as exibited by the present Osun State leadership would make this vision a mirage.

We made bold to say that this resolution is well vettted by all members who appended their signature on it because they all want the total overhaul of the state leadership of the party for progress sake. It is however worthy of note that many financial members and prospective ones have abstained from the AAC party in Osun State because of lack of trust in the State leadership structures.

We might not be wrong to conclude that the AAC party will never move forward with the present sets of moribund state leadership structures, As most of them hardly have time to attend party meetings, mobilization programs and by so doing neglects their constitutional duties.

We want to conclude that "He who wants to be a leader must be ready to be a follower". It is on this note that we the undersigned members of the African Action Congress (AAC) Osun State Chapter, hereby humbly request, that the state working committee be immediately dissolved and a Congress be immediately and simultaneously summon for the appointment a 'Steering Committee' who will temporary pilot the affairs of the party pending when substantive election would be conducted. 


*Signed:*

Jimoh Felicia Bolatito AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government 08030941975


Ibrahim Jelilat 07040344936 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


Oyebamiji Folashade 09134011312 AAC Osun Olorunda Local Government


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Olawale A. Bakare 

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Say no to the evil Bill: Our party, architect of Hate Speech — APC chieftain

Say no to the evil Bill: Our party, architect of Hate Speech — APC chieftain


Former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Niger State, Comrade Jonathan Vatsa, has lambasted the 9th Assembly of the Nigerian Senate for the proposed bill seeking death penalty for anyone convicted for hate speech.

While addressing selected journalists in Minna, the former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in the state described the move as not only laughable but a direct invitation for anarchy.

The APC chieftain advised the 9th Assembly to also propose a bill that will apply for lands in the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as did for Ruga to be used as cemetery for hate speech offenders that will be killed.

According to Vatsa: “I call on Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi to also propose a bill that will ensure we have separate cemetery for offenders so that we can have it as tourist’s sites with inscriptions ‘Hate Speech’ cemetery because the offenders may also include those of us who have benefitted from hate speech.

“What a shame.”

Vatsa wondered why the APC-controlled Senate should ever contemplate such a “draconian and unpopular law,” saying: “We rode to power in 2015 through hate speech.

“We (APC) brought hate speech to Nigeria politics and I am one of them.

“As a Publicity Secretary of the APC, I know how we used hate speech to mobilize Nigerians against the then ruling party.

“And it paid off because Nigerians eventually hated the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Before 2015, Nigerians did not know anything like hate speech.

“In fact, since the return of democracy in 1999, we are just hearing about hate speech.

“APC as a political party brought hate to politics in form of propaganda.

“The truth must be told: we are the architect of hate speech and nobody complained about it.

“We enjoyed it and it worked for us.

“If we think we have failed Nigerians in our change promises, we should be bold enough to tell Nigerians that we are sorry, we couldn’t deliver, but to try to cage them by trying to introduce or recycle Decree 4 of 1984 in the name of hate speech is unacceptable.”

The APC chieftain while blaming the Senate Deputy Whip, who is from Niger North Senatorial District, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, warned that the proposed bill for death penalty for hate speech “might consume all of us”.

Vatsa said rather than proposing death penalty for hate speech offenders, it should be death penalty for corrupt leaders in this country because “corruption and injustice gave birth to what is now being called hate speech.

“If there is justice, equity, fairness and respect for rule of law, there will be no hate speech.

“But when people are being marginalized and denied their right, surely there will be hate speech.

“You cannot stop people from expressing their freedom of speech.

“If the Senate is proposing death penalty for hate speech, then what will they do to Boko Haram, armed bandits, kidnappers, oil bunkers and treasury looters both politicians and civil servants?

“All these things are worse than hate speech.

“There are more pressing issues to Nigerians that the Senate should look into and address instead of wasting their energy on an unpopular bill like this one that will not see the light of the day.”

Vatsa however believes that there are more to the proposed hate speech bill, adding: “If the rumor of President Muhammadu Buhari nursing the ambition of third term is correct, then they need death penalty for hate speech to silence everybody who will want to oppose him.

“But the Senate should know that he who lives in a glass house should not throw stone because they cannot be there forever.

“When they leave the Senate, the law can catch up with them.

“Again, if the money meant for constituency projects are utilized for the purpose it was meant for and the people begin to see dividends of democracy, there will be no need for hate speech.

“If the millions of Nigerian youths can have something to do to earn a living, they will not have time for hate speech.

“If people are allowed to elect their leaders in a free and fair election there will be no hate speech.

“So, something gave birth to hate speech and that is what the Senate should address.”


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Say no to the evil Bill!


God bless Nigeria


Former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Niger State, Comrade Jonathan Vatsa, has lambasted the 9th Assembly of the Nigerian Senate for the proposed bill seeking death penalty for anyone convicted for hate speech.

While addressing selected journalists in Minna, the former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in the state described the move as not only laughable but a direct invitation for anarchy.

The APC chieftain advised the 9th Assembly to also propose a bill that will apply for lands in the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as did for Ruga to be used as cemetery for hate speech offenders that will be killed.

According to Vatsa: “I call on Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi to also propose a bill that will ensure we have separate cemetery for offenders so that we can have it as tourist’s sites with inscriptions ‘Hate Speech’ cemetery because the offenders may also include those of us who have benefitted from hate speech.

“What a shame.”

Vatsa wondered why the APC-controlled Senate should ever contemplate such a “draconian and unpopular law,” saying: “We rode to power in 2015 through hate speech.

“We (APC) brought hate speech to Nigeria politics and I am one of them.

“As a Publicity Secretary of the APC, I know how we used hate speech to mobilize Nigerians against the then ruling party.

“And it paid off because Nigerians eventually hated the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Before 2015, Nigerians did not know anything like hate speech.

“In fact, since the return of democracy in 1999, we are just hearing about hate speech.

“APC as a political party brought hate to politics in form of propaganda.

“The truth must be told: we are the architect of hate speech and nobody complained about it.

“We enjoyed it and it worked for us.

“If we think we have failed Nigerians in our change promises, we should be bold enough to tell Nigerians that we are sorry, we couldn’t deliver, but to try to cage them by trying to introduce or recycle Decree 4 of 1984 in the name of hate speech is unacceptable.”

The APC chieftain while blaming the Senate Deputy Whip, who is from Niger North Senatorial District, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, warned that the proposed bill for death penalty for hate speech “might consume all of us”.

Vatsa said rather than proposing death penalty for hate speech offenders, it should be death penalty for corrupt leaders in this country because “corruption and injustice gave birth to what is now being called hate speech.

“If there is justice, equity, fairness and respect for rule of law, there will be no hate speech.

“But when people are being marginalized and denied their right, surely there will be hate speech.

“You cannot stop people from expressing their freedom of speech.

“If the Senate is proposing death penalty for hate speech, then what will they do to Boko Haram, armed bandits, kidnappers, oil bunkers and treasury looters both politicians and civil servants?

“All these things are worse than hate speech.

“There are more pressing issues to Nigerians that the Senate should look into and address instead of wasting their energy on an unpopular bill like this one that will not see the light of the day.”

Vatsa however believes that there are more to the proposed hate speech bill, adding: “If the rumor of President Muhammadu Buhari nursing the ambition of third term is correct, then they need death penalty for hate speech to silence everybody who will want to oppose him.

“But the Senate should know that he who lives in a glass house should not throw stone because they cannot be there forever.

“When they leave the Senate, the law can catch up with them.

“Again, if the money meant for constituency projects are utilized for the purpose it was meant for and the people begin to see dividends of democracy, there will be no need for hate speech.

“If the millions of Nigerian youths can have something to do to earn a living, they will not have time for hate speech.

“If people are allowed to elect their leaders in a free and fair election there will be no hate speech.

“So, something gave birth to hate speech and that is what the Senate should address.”


Please, if you love this country and love your future, kindly make this post viral until it reaches all conners of this world. 

Say no to the evil Bill!


God bless Nigeria

Ekiti, Osun Elections to hold next year, says INEC Chair in a remarks

Ekiti, Osun Elections to hold next year, says INEC Chair in a remarks

 REMARKS BY HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU, AT A MEETING WITH THE RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONERS (RECs) HELD AT THE INEC CONFERENCE ROOM, ABUJA, ON WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE 2021

 

National Commissioners

Resident Electoral Commissioners

The Secretary to the Commission

Directors and other Senior Officials of the Commission

Members of the INEC Press Corps

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

1.​ It is my pleasure to welcome you all to our second meeting in less than one month, the last being the emergency session held on Wednesday 19th May 2021 in the wake of the attacks on our facilities nationwide. You may recall that at the last meeting, we resolved to reconvene in a regular session on the outcome of the expansion of voter access to Pulling Units in relation to our preparations for the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

 

2.​ You may also recall that the Commission addressed a press conference on the CVR two months ago on 1st April 2021. In announcing Monday 28th June 2021 as the date for the resumption of the exercise, the Commission informed Nigerians that it needed some time to conclude work on the expansion of voter access to Polling Units by converting the Voting Points and Voting Point Settlements to full-fledged Polling Units. We also promised that details of the new Polling Units would be made available to Nigerians ahead of the resumption of the CVR exercise. By doing so, fresh registrants and those seeking transfer will know the new Polling Units. This will enable them to choose their preferred voting locations on Election Day.

 

3.​ As you are aware, the history of creating and expanding Polling Units in Nigeria has been long and complex. Their adequacy and accessibility in terms of number and location across the country were some of the challenges that had to be addressed in the interest of credible elections. Before 2010, the Commission operated on a round figure of approximately 120,000 Polling Units. However, a census undertaken by the Commission before the 2011 General Election arrived at the precise figure of 119,973 Polling Units. The Commission also made efforts to relocate many Polling Units from inappropriate places such as private residences and properties, palaces of traditional rulers and places of worship to public buildings accessible to voters, polling agents, observers and the media during elections.

 

4.​ Following several unsuccessful attempts to create additional Polling Units despite the obvious pressure from increased number of registered voters, the Commission established Voting Points and Voting Point Settlements across the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a pragmatic response to necessity. The voting points were tied to the existing Polling Units and Voting Point Settlements. The number of registered voters in a Polling Unit and the Voting Point Settlement in the FCT, was used to determine their Voting Points, based on the upper and lower thresholds of 500 and 750 voters respectively. These were also the limits used for the 2019 General Election. The number of new Polling Units in a State is the number of Voting Points aggregated from those Polling Units having Voting Points. Furthermore, it was discovered that one Polling Unit in Lagos State had been wrongly categorized as a Voting Point and the error was corrected. With this adjustment, the actual number of approved Polling Units came to 119,974. As a result, the Commission arrived at the exact figure of 56,563 Voting Points in addition to 309 Voting Point Settlements in the FCT, making a total of 56,872 Voting Points.

 

5.​  After wide ranging consultations with stakeholders and fieldwork by our officials, the 56,872 Voting Points and Voting Point Settlements were converted and added to the existing 119,974 Polling Units. Consequently, the Commission is glad to report that 25 years since the current Polling Units were created in 1996, the hard nut is finally and successfully cracked after several unsuccessful attempts. Nigeria now has 176,846 full-fledged Polling Units.

 

6.​ Similarly, after consultation with stakeholders, the Commission has successfully removed 749 Polling Units from inappropriate locations to appropriate public facilities or open spaces in line with our policy to guarantee unencumbered access to Polling Units for all voters. Of this figure, 232 were removed from private properties, 145 royal palaces, 6 Mosques, 21 Churches and 9 Shrines. The remaining 336 Polling Units were relocated for various reasons which include distance, difficult terrain, congestion, communal conflict, new settlements and general insecurity.

 

7.​  However, in view of the advanced preparations already made by the Commission, four pending bye-elections in Kaduna, Jigawa and Plateau States will be the last to be conducted using a combination of Polling Units and Voting Points. Two of these elections in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State are holding this weekend while the Commission awaits the formal declaration of vacancies by the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives in respect of Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State and Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State. For subsequent elections, beginning from the Anambra State Governorship election holding on 6th November 2021, there will be no Voting Points any more in Nigeria.

 

8.​ The new approved Polling Units for each State of the Federation and FCT will be presented to the public in 37 volumes at this meeting. Meanwhile, the entire report has already been uploaded on the INEC website (www.inecnigeria.org). Infographics of the distribution of the new Polling Units on State-by-State basis and the FCT have also been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

 

9.​ The Resident Electoral Commissioners and staff of the Commission nationwide spared no effort to ensure the success of the exercise. Above all, this historic accomplishment would not have been possible without the support and understanding of all Nigerians. On behalf of the Independent National Electoral Commission, I would like to express our profound appreciation to the leadership of political parties, civil society organizations, the media, security agencies, religious leaders, socio-cultural associations, the labour unions, professional bodies, persons with disabilities, women and youth groups, students’ unions, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the State Governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly. We also acknowledge the invaluable support of the development partners for facilitating some of the stakeholder engagements and the publication of advocacy documents.

 

10.​ Looking to the near future, the Commission is preparing to conduct the remaining off-season end of tenure elections ahead of the 2023 General Election. Already, activities listed in the timetable for the Anambra State Governorship election are being implemented. So too are those of the FCT Area Council election holding on 12th February 2022.

 

11.​ In the sequence of off-season elections, the Ekiti and Osun State Governorship elections are holding next year. In keeping with our policy of announcing the dates of elections in advance to enable early and effective preparations by all concerned, the Commission has approved that the Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on Saturday 18th June 2022 while the Osun State Governorship election will hold one month later on Saturday 16th July 2022. The detailed Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the two elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms. We implore political parties and aspirants to ensure rancour-free primaries and thereafter conduct peaceful electioneering campaigns.

 

12.​ Once again, I welcome our Resident Electoral Commissioners to this crucial meeting. May God continue to bless our efforts.

 REMARKS BY HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU, AT A MEETING WITH THE RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONERS (RECs) HELD AT THE INEC CONFERENCE ROOM, ABUJA, ON WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE 2021

 

National Commissioners

Resident Electoral Commissioners

The Secretary to the Commission

Directors and other Senior Officials of the Commission

Members of the INEC Press Corps

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

1.​ It is my pleasure to welcome you all to our second meeting in less than one month, the last being the emergency session held on Wednesday 19th May 2021 in the wake of the attacks on our facilities nationwide. You may recall that at the last meeting, we resolved to reconvene in a regular session on the outcome of the expansion of voter access to Pulling Units in relation to our preparations for the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

 

2.​ You may also recall that the Commission addressed a press conference on the CVR two months ago on 1st April 2021. In announcing Monday 28th June 2021 as the date for the resumption of the exercise, the Commission informed Nigerians that it needed some time to conclude work on the expansion of voter access to Polling Units by converting the Voting Points and Voting Point Settlements to full-fledged Polling Units. We also promised that details of the new Polling Units would be made available to Nigerians ahead of the resumption of the CVR exercise. By doing so, fresh registrants and those seeking transfer will know the new Polling Units. This will enable them to choose their preferred voting locations on Election Day.

 

3.​ As you are aware, the history of creating and expanding Polling Units in Nigeria has been long and complex. Their adequacy and accessibility in terms of number and location across the country were some of the challenges that had to be addressed in the interest of credible elections. Before 2010, the Commission operated on a round figure of approximately 120,000 Polling Units. However, a census undertaken by the Commission before the 2011 General Election arrived at the precise figure of 119,973 Polling Units. The Commission also made efforts to relocate many Polling Units from inappropriate places such as private residences and properties, palaces of traditional rulers and places of worship to public buildings accessible to voters, polling agents, observers and the media during elections.

 

4.​ Following several unsuccessful attempts to create additional Polling Units despite the obvious pressure from increased number of registered voters, the Commission established Voting Points and Voting Point Settlements across the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a pragmatic response to necessity. The voting points were tied to the existing Polling Units and Voting Point Settlements. The number of registered voters in a Polling Unit and the Voting Point Settlement in the FCT, was used to determine their Voting Points, based on the upper and lower thresholds of 500 and 750 voters respectively. These were also the limits used for the 2019 General Election. The number of new Polling Units in a State is the number of Voting Points aggregated from those Polling Units having Voting Points. Furthermore, it was discovered that one Polling Unit in Lagos State had been wrongly categorized as a Voting Point and the error was corrected. With this adjustment, the actual number of approved Polling Units came to 119,974. As a result, the Commission arrived at the exact figure of 56,563 Voting Points in addition to 309 Voting Point Settlements in the FCT, making a total of 56,872 Voting Points.

 

5.​  After wide ranging consultations with stakeholders and fieldwork by our officials, the 56,872 Voting Points and Voting Point Settlements were converted and added to the existing 119,974 Polling Units. Consequently, the Commission is glad to report that 25 years since the current Polling Units were created in 1996, the hard nut is finally and successfully cracked after several unsuccessful attempts. Nigeria now has 176,846 full-fledged Polling Units.

 

6.​ Similarly, after consultation with stakeholders, the Commission has successfully removed 749 Polling Units from inappropriate locations to appropriate public facilities or open spaces in line with our policy to guarantee unencumbered access to Polling Units for all voters. Of this figure, 232 were removed from private properties, 145 royal palaces, 6 Mosques, 21 Churches and 9 Shrines. The remaining 336 Polling Units were relocated for various reasons which include distance, difficult terrain, congestion, communal conflict, new settlements and general insecurity.

 

7.​  However, in view of the advanced preparations already made by the Commission, four pending bye-elections in Kaduna, Jigawa and Plateau States will be the last to be conducted using a combination of Polling Units and Voting Points. Two of these elections in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State are holding this weekend while the Commission awaits the formal declaration of vacancies by the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives in respect of Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State and Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State. For subsequent elections, beginning from the Anambra State Governorship election holding on 6th November 2021, there will be no Voting Points any more in Nigeria.

 

8.​ The new approved Polling Units for each State of the Federation and FCT will be presented to the public in 37 volumes at this meeting. Meanwhile, the entire report has already been uploaded on the INEC website (www.inecnigeria.org). Infographics of the distribution of the new Polling Units on State-by-State basis and the FCT have also been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

 

9.​ The Resident Electoral Commissioners and staff of the Commission nationwide spared no effort to ensure the success of the exercise. Above all, this historic accomplishment would not have been possible without the support and understanding of all Nigerians. On behalf of the Independent National Electoral Commission, I would like to express our profound appreciation to the leadership of political parties, civil society organizations, the media, security agencies, religious leaders, socio-cultural associations, the labour unions, professional bodies, persons with disabilities, women and youth groups, students’ unions, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the State Governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly. We also acknowledge the invaluable support of the development partners for facilitating some of the stakeholder engagements and the publication of advocacy documents.

 

10.​ Looking to the near future, the Commission is preparing to conduct the remaining off-season end of tenure elections ahead of the 2023 General Election. Already, activities listed in the timetable for the Anambra State Governorship election are being implemented. So too are those of the FCT Area Council election holding on 12th February 2022.

 

11.​ In the sequence of off-season elections, the Ekiti and Osun State Governorship elections are holding next year. In keeping with our policy of announcing the dates of elections in advance to enable early and effective preparations by all concerned, the Commission has approved that the Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on Saturday 18th June 2022 while the Osun State Governorship election will hold one month later on Saturday 16th July 2022. The detailed Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the two elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms. We implore political parties and aspirants to ensure rancour-free primaries and thereafter conduct peaceful electioneering campaigns.

 

12.​ Once again, I welcome our Resident Electoral Commissioners to this crucial meeting. May God continue to bless our efforts.

June 12 Protest and Democracy in Nigeria

June 12 Protest and Democracy in Nigeria

By Jonathan Ekperusi 

(Chairman NBA, Effurun Branch)


It is the inalienable rights of every Nigerian to free speech, lawful assembly and peaceful protest. Unfortunately, many Nigerians do not even know where our problem lies. We should be protesting for the autonomy of Local Government Council, State Houses of Assembly, State Judiciary, etc. Many states are owing pensioners their pension, ranging from few months to several years putting those that have served Nigeria in pains and penury. States like Benue, Taraba, etc are owing workers over one year salaries, etc. These should be the priorities of protesters, but it seems everyone is misguided to protest against the federal government.


No nation can develop by looking solely on the federal government. If we do not hold our state governors accountable, then we are not ready for a change. If you like vent all your anger on Buhari, he is going to remain as President till his tenure expires. Sowore is shouting around deceiving some gullible Nigerians that Buhari Must Go. He is using these gullible people to collect grants from charities abroad to sustain his dubious lifestyle in Nigeria. The same Sowore contested the last election with Buhari and got about 30,000 votes while Buhari got over 15 million votes, but he wants Buhari go to. Go where exactly?


If you truly want a change of leaders, then use this same energy to organize yourself into structures, register, form a party and create an alliance of several small parties to form a formidable force. Unfortunately, all this protest will end tomorrow and nothing will happen. During the last election, Sowore, Moghalu, Ezekwesili, etc could not even form an alliance to project a single candidate. All of them just want to show on their CV that they are presidential candidate and also want to chop money from their mushrooms parties. No one was truly interested in the Nigerian project.


When Tinubu decided to play national politics, he decided to spend resources including money and time to form a formidable alliance, and he was also willing to remove himself from the scene to make the party work. Don't also forget that when he formed the Action Congress earlier, he didn't also rush to become the party flagbearer, he was willing to give Ribadu the party ticket. Those who truly wants to create things beyond them are always willing to put their own personal interest aside for the greater good. No wonder the name Tinubu has become a scion on the Nigerian political landscape. You can hate or like him, but you cannot deny the fact that Tinubu is a sound political strategist and tactician who knows the game and play it to win.


So, except there is a formidable third force that is rising from the horizon as early as this moment, APC will still remain at the centre beyond 2023. APC have about 21 states and PDP about 14, so take it or leave it, whoever APC endorses as their presidential candidate is most likely the next president of Nigeria, except the party implodes, which is not likely.


Except there is a military coup, which is highly unlikely, once election is over and a leader emerged, there is nothing anyone can do. If you like petition the US, UK, UN and even mars, nothing will change. That's the beauty of democracy. 


Happy Democracy Day to you all.

By Jonathan Ekperusi 

(Chairman NBA, Effurun Branch)


It is the inalienable rights of every Nigerian to free speech, lawful assembly and peaceful protest. Unfortunately, many Nigerians do not even know where our problem lies. We should be protesting for the autonomy of Local Government Council, State Houses of Assembly, State Judiciary, etc. Many states are owing pensioners their pension, ranging from few months to several years putting those that have served Nigeria in pains and penury. States like Benue, Taraba, etc are owing workers over one year salaries, etc. These should be the priorities of protesters, but it seems everyone is misguided to protest against the federal government.


No nation can develop by looking solely on the federal government. If we do not hold our state governors accountable, then we are not ready for a change. If you like vent all your anger on Buhari, he is going to remain as President till his tenure expires. Sowore is shouting around deceiving some gullible Nigerians that Buhari Must Go. He is using these gullible people to collect grants from charities abroad to sustain his dubious lifestyle in Nigeria. The same Sowore contested the last election with Buhari and got about 30,000 votes while Buhari got over 15 million votes, but he wants Buhari go to. Go where exactly?


If you truly want a change of leaders, then use this same energy to organize yourself into structures, register, form a party and create an alliance of several small parties to form a formidable force. Unfortunately, all this protest will end tomorrow and nothing will happen. During the last election, Sowore, Moghalu, Ezekwesili, etc could not even form an alliance to project a single candidate. All of them just want to show on their CV that they are presidential candidate and also want to chop money from their mushrooms parties. No one was truly interested in the Nigerian project.


When Tinubu decided to play national politics, he decided to spend resources including money and time to form a formidable alliance, and he was also willing to remove himself from the scene to make the party work. Don't also forget that when he formed the Action Congress earlier, he didn't also rush to become the party flagbearer, he was willing to give Ribadu the party ticket. Those who truly wants to create things beyond them are always willing to put their own personal interest aside for the greater good. No wonder the name Tinubu has become a scion on the Nigerian political landscape. You can hate or like him, but you cannot deny the fact that Tinubu is a sound political strategist and tactician who knows the game and play it to win.


So, except there is a formidable third force that is rising from the horizon as early as this moment, APC will still remain at the centre beyond 2023. APC have about 21 states and PDP about 14, so take it or leave it, whoever APC endorses as their presidential candidate is most likely the next president of Nigeria, except the party implodes, which is not likely.


Except there is a military coup, which is highly unlikely, once election is over and a leader emerged, there is nothing anyone can do. If you like petition the US, UK, UN and even mars, nothing will change. That's the beauty of democracy. 


Happy Democracy Day to you all.

UPDATE: AAC National Chairman Omoyele Sowore Leaves Hospital (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: AAC National Chairman Omoyele Sowore Leaves Hospital (PHOTOS)



National Chairman of an opposition Political African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore has been discharged from Hospital, two days after what many loyalists to the activist and party members discribed as a FAILED ASSASINATION ATTEMPT by the Major General Muhammadu Buhari led evil Federal Government of Nigeria.

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National Chairman of an opposition Political African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore has been discharged from Hospital, two days after what many loyalists to the activist and party members discribed as a FAILED ASSASINATION ATTEMPT by the Major General Muhammadu Buhari led evil Federal Government of Nigeria.

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CORE LAGOS STATE CHAPTER CONDEMNS CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS AT ABUJA AND ATTACK ON OMOYELE SOWORE

CORE LAGOS STATE CHAPTER CONDEMNS CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS AT ABUJA AND ATTACK ON OMOYELE SOWORE

 

*Press Statement - May 31st 2021


The Lagos state chapter of Coalition for Revolution condemns the Nigeria Police Force’s crackdown on a protest at Abuja and attacks on Omoyele Sowore today.


Omoyele Sowore, National Chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the National Convener of the Take it Back Movement (TIB) was shot by ACP - Altine Daniel at close range, following the live footage from his personal Facebook account, it will be recalled that ACP - Altine Daniel was also instrumental to the assault of Omoyele Sowore and four others on 1st of January during a peaceful procession in Abuja.



The Lagos state chapter reaffirms to the general public that the right to peaceful assembly is legitimate and enshrined in the Nigerian constitution and international treaties that Nigeria is a signatory to, we thus demand;


• All police officers involved in the shooting be brought to book IMMEDIATELY, 

• All trumped up charges against Omoyele Sowore be dropped forthwith,

• Sowore’s constitutional rights and freedoms to speech, movement, etc be fully and unconditionally restored.


However, it is expedient to stress that this act will not deter us and will not dissuade us from further actions. #RevolutionNow is our pathway in the popular quest to end impunity and insecurity and, win our total liberation. We shall thus not waver, as we remain committed to keep flying the banner as a revolutionary strata of working people, youths and oppressed class.



Signed:

Ayemhenre Kelvin

State P.R.O

 

*Press Statement - May 31st 2021


The Lagos state chapter of Coalition for Revolution condemns the Nigeria Police Force’s crackdown on a protest at Abuja and attacks on Omoyele Sowore today.


Omoyele Sowore, National Chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the National Convener of the Take it Back Movement (TIB) was shot by ACP - Altine Daniel at close range, following the live footage from his personal Facebook account, it will be recalled that ACP - Altine Daniel was also instrumental to the assault of Omoyele Sowore and four others on 1st of January during a peaceful procession in Abuja.



The Lagos state chapter reaffirms to the general public that the right to peaceful assembly is legitimate and enshrined in the Nigerian constitution and international treaties that Nigeria is a signatory to, we thus demand;


• All police officers involved in the shooting be brought to book IMMEDIATELY, 

• All trumped up charges against Omoyele Sowore be dropped forthwith,

• Sowore’s constitutional rights and freedoms to speech, movement, etc be fully and unconditionally restored.


However, it is expedient to stress that this act will not deter us and will not dissuade us from further actions. #RevolutionNow is our pathway in the popular quest to end impunity and insecurity and, win our total liberation. We shall thus not waver, as we remain committed to keep flying the banner as a revolutionary strata of working people, youths and oppressed class.



Signed:

Ayemhenre Kelvin

State P.R.O

AAC PRESS STATEMENT: WE CONDEMN THE ATTACK ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS TODAY AT UNITY FOUNTAIN, ABUJA

AAC PRESS STATEMENT: WE CONDEMN THE ATTACK ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS TODAY AT UNITY FOUNTAIN, ABUJA

CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ARREST OF CSP HYELHIRA ALTINE WHO SHOT OMOYELE SOWORE AT CLOSE RANGE. 


Nigerians have recorded any low in the attack on the rights of Nigerians to peacefully assemble , associate and express themselves without fear. We are seized by the event at the Unity Fountain, Abuja where concerned citizens have gathered to protest the spate of insecurity that has claimed the lives of over 4500 Nigerians in a space of just a month. This is without mentioning the rate of kidnappings, violent displacement of persons and banditry ravaging our immediate communities. The drowsiness of the Buhari regime has also made the country rank 3rd position in the list of most terrorized nations in the World. 

These were among the many unfortunate reasons concerned Nigerians including members of the AAC proposed to gather and demand in a peaceful protest that the sleeping regime wake up to its primary responsibility to secure lives and property of Nigerians. 


No sooner had Nigerians gathered at the protest ground than the gates were locked on the orders of the Conmissoner of Police, FCT, Bala Ciroma. 



While the National Chairman of the AAC, Sowore alongside other comrades was addressing the illegality, another detachment of armed-to-the-teeth policemen led by CSP Altine arrived the scene and without recourse to any iota of civilization or civil engagement, shot at Omoyele Sowore and dispersed the protesters violently. 


We maintain that the shooting of the National Chairman, OMOYELE SOWORE in Abuja this morning by the police is a well-planned but poorly executed and botched political assassination attempt by Buhari government and its think tank! We demand the immediate arrest of CSP Altine and her team. 


The attack on peaceful protesters today is the last thing they had to do to intimidate the people and to send the signal of how deadly they could be in the next days, if people attempted to stage any form of protest.


We want to assure the murderous Buhari regime that this shall be counter-productive in the long run as it is very impossible to beat citizens to stupor like this and still forbid them from crying or determine the place where they can cry. 


The AAC calls on all Nigerians home and abroad to remain resolute in the fight against tyranny and oppression in our land and we shall be victorious in the fight to send these marauders out of power, for a sane society to be established. 


The struggle continues! 



Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye 

National Publicity Secretary

African Action Congress

31/05/2021

CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ARREST OF CSP HYELHIRA ALTINE WHO SHOT OMOYELE SOWORE AT CLOSE RANGE. 


Nigerians have recorded any low in the attack on the rights of Nigerians to peacefully assemble , associate and express themselves without fear. We are seized by the event at the Unity Fountain, Abuja where concerned citizens have gathered to protest the spate of insecurity that has claimed the lives of over 4500 Nigerians in a space of just a month. This is without mentioning the rate of kidnappings, violent displacement of persons and banditry ravaging our immediate communities. The drowsiness of the Buhari regime has also made the country rank 3rd position in the list of most terrorized nations in the World. 

These were among the many unfortunate reasons concerned Nigerians including members of the AAC proposed to gather and demand in a peaceful protest that the sleeping regime wake up to its primary responsibility to secure lives and property of Nigerians. 


No sooner had Nigerians gathered at the protest ground than the gates were locked on the orders of the Conmissoner of Police, FCT, Bala Ciroma. 



While the National Chairman of the AAC, Sowore alongside other comrades was addressing the illegality, another detachment of armed-to-the-teeth policemen led by CSP Altine arrived the scene and without recourse to any iota of civilization or civil engagement, shot at Omoyele Sowore and dispersed the protesters violently. 


We maintain that the shooting of the National Chairman, OMOYELE SOWORE in Abuja this morning by the police is a well-planned but poorly executed and botched political assassination attempt by Buhari government and its think tank! We demand the immediate arrest of CSP Altine and her team. 


The attack on peaceful protesters today is the last thing they had to do to intimidate the people and to send the signal of how deadly they could be in the next days, if people attempted to stage any form of protest.


We want to assure the murderous Buhari regime that this shall be counter-productive in the long run as it is very impossible to beat citizens to stupor like this and still forbid them from crying or determine the place where they can cry. 


The AAC calls on all Nigerians home and abroad to remain resolute in the fight against tyranny and oppression in our land and we shall be victorious in the fight to send these marauders out of power, for a sane society to be established. 


The struggle continues! 



Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye 

National Publicity Secretary

African Action Congress

31/05/2021

AAC National Chairman Omoyele Sowore has just been shot in Abuja, in critical condition

AAC National Chairman Omoyele Sowore has just been shot in Abuja, in critical condition

Let the struggle continue even if they take my life says Sowore

 The publisher of Sahara Reporters and former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2019 general election Omoyele Sowore has been reportedly shot by the police in Abuja, the NIGERIA'S Capital.


The convener of the RevolutionNow movement has been confined in the FCT by a federal court over a purported protest in August 2019.

The details and his present state remained unknown as he was been shot in the abdomen, according to the circulating pictures on the social media.


Further sources confirmed that @YeleSowore was shot by a female Police @PoliceNG Officer at Unity Fountain in Abuja, as the Police blocked protesters from entering Unity Fountain with BuhariMustGo protest.
The party wrote:




The Police woman DSP Hyelhira Altine Daniel has been pointed as the one who shot sowore during the protest. Source added that this same woman attempted the same sinister move on Sowore sometimes ago in Abuja.


Further report also says he was shot in the tight. Comrades were seen in a video helping the activist out of the scene into a waiting vehicle.




An eye witness account said: "It wasn’t stray at all. I was close to him holding his phone and recording. She shot immeditely she arrived the scene. Sowore was shouting “you just shot me” repeatedly. We were both looking at her with the hope that she would say it’s a mistake or even show some kind of remorse or shock. Her look suggested affirmation of her action. It was after the first shot, tear gas canisters were shot. She did it on orders."


Although in a critical condition, he is responding to treatment said another sources. 


AAC said:


 

The African Action Congress (AAC) in a statement signed by its publicity Secretary Femi Adeyeye condemned the attacks by the security operatives on the peaceful Protesters and called for the arrest and prosecution of the police officer who shot at Omoyele Sowore.


Let the struggle continue even if they take my life says Sowore

 The publisher of Sahara Reporters and former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2019 general election Omoyele Sowore has been reportedly shot by the police in Abuja, the NIGERIA'S Capital.


The convener of the RevolutionNow movement has been confined in the FCT by a federal court over a purported protest in August 2019.

The details and his present state remained unknown as he was been shot in the abdomen, according to the circulating pictures on the social media.


Further sources confirmed that @YeleSowore was shot by a female Police @PoliceNG Officer at Unity Fountain in Abuja, as the Police blocked protesters from entering Unity Fountain with BuhariMustGo protest.
The party wrote:




The Police woman DSP Hyelhira Altine Daniel has been pointed as the one who shot sowore during the protest. Source added that this same woman attempted the same sinister move on Sowore sometimes ago in Abuja.


Further report also says he was shot in the tight. Comrades were seen in a video helping the activist out of the scene into a waiting vehicle.




An eye witness account said: "It wasn’t stray at all. I was close to him holding his phone and recording. She shot immeditely she arrived the scene. Sowore was shouting “you just shot me” repeatedly. We were both looking at her with the hope that she would say it’s a mistake or even show some kind of remorse or shock. Her look suggested affirmation of her action. It was after the first shot, tear gas canisters were shot. She did it on orders."


Although in a critical condition, he is responding to treatment said another sources. 


AAC said:


 

The African Action Congress (AAC) in a statement signed by its publicity Secretary Femi Adeyeye condemned the attacks by the security operatives on the peaceful Protesters and called for the arrest and prosecution of the police officer who shot at Omoyele Sowore.


PRESS RELEASE: Oyo Govt Declares Friday Public Holiday for Hitch Free Local government Election

PRESS RELEASE: Oyo Govt Declares Friday Public Holiday for Hitch Free Local government Election

The Government of Oyo State has announced Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.

A statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor 'Seyi Makinde, confirmed that the governor approved the holiday to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

The statement urged every resident of Oyo State to go about their duties peacefully, while coming out en masse to their respective voting areas and participate in the election.

The statement read: "His Excellency, Governor 'Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.

"The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021.

"Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or her  business peacefully, while trooping out en masse to their respective voting areas and perform the civic responsibility on  Saturday."


Signed 

Taiwo Adisa 

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde 

May 20, 2021.

The Government of Oyo State has announced Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.

A statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor 'Seyi Makinde, confirmed that the governor approved the holiday to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

The statement urged every resident of Oyo State to go about their duties peacefully, while coming out en masse to their respective voting areas and participate in the election.

The statement read: "His Excellency, Governor 'Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday.

"The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021.

"Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or her  business peacefully, while trooping out en masse to their respective voting areas and perform the civic responsibility on  Saturday."


Signed 

Taiwo Adisa 

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde 

May 20, 2021.

OYSIEC REPLIES APC LEADER ALAO-AKALA, SAYS IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO POSTPONE OYO LG ELECTION

OYSIEC REPLIES APC LEADER ALAO-AKALA, SAYS IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO POSTPONE OYO LG ELECTION

Olagunju

The Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral commission (OYSIEC), Aare Isiaka Olagunju (SAN) has said it would be unfair to extend the May 22nd local government election in the state which is already scheduled because of the newly repentant All Progressive Congress (APC).


According to Aare Olagunju, since the inauguration of the commission on September 3, 2019, it has embarked on visitations and consultations to political parties, religious centres and other relevant stakeholders across the state, adding that the essence of his many visits is to reassure political parties of his impartiality and commitment to ensure free, fair and credible local government poll in Oyo state.


OYSIEC Chair who expressed surprise to the calls by former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala and other APC leaders in the state to extend the polling in order for them to participate, said he was at APC secretariat to visit Baba Oke and other state exco to assure them of the OSYIEC sincerity.


“I was at APC secretariat to visit Baba Oke and other state exco to assure them of our sincerity. We beg and appeal to them to participate in the election because we know the likely outcome of the court judgement.


Aare Olagunju said there is no way the commission could extend the election date owing to many preparations done in the last few months hence the election will go on as scheduled.

Olagunju

The Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral commission (OYSIEC), Aare Isiaka Olagunju (SAN) has said it would be unfair to extend the May 22nd local government election in the state which is already scheduled because of the newly repentant All Progressive Congress (APC).


According to Aare Olagunju, since the inauguration of the commission on September 3, 2019, it has embarked on visitations and consultations to political parties, religious centres and other relevant stakeholders across the state, adding that the essence of his many visits is to reassure political parties of his impartiality and commitment to ensure free, fair and credible local government poll in Oyo state.


OYSIEC Chair who expressed surprise to the calls by former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala and other APC leaders in the state to extend the polling in order for them to participate, said he was at APC secretariat to visit Baba Oke and other state exco to assure them of the OSYIEC sincerity.


“I was at APC secretariat to visit Baba Oke and other state exco to assure them of our sincerity. We beg and appeal to them to participate in the election because we know the likely outcome of the court judgement.


Aare Olagunju said there is no way the commission could extend the election date owing to many preparations done in the last few months hence the election will go on as scheduled.

Executive Greed: Between Late Ajimobi and Makinde - Gabriel Ogunlana

Executive Greed: Between Late Ajimobi and Makinde - Gabriel Ogunlana

 


Until the Local Government is giving a full recognition as a level of governmental structure in Nigeria, laws will continue to have their ways against the political stability of the former. Political actors of different political camps are just taking the advantage of the unclear structure of the local government to the detriment of general development.


Corruption of the judiciary remains a menace which enlivens the greed of the state governor against the supposed survival of the local government as a political unit. The corruption of the judiciary is more enhanced by the unfettered influence of the executive over virtually every living and non-living element within their purview.


The  judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on 7th May, 2021 on ALGON vs. Oyo State Government was never a “victory for democracy” as being bandied around by some people but a continued threat to the survival of local government as a level of government. An injunction restraining late Isiaka Ajimobi from conducting the said election was sought and granted by the court of compitent jurisdiction but the man disobeyed the verdict and he went ahead to conduct it. Every living soul who witnessed the jankara exercise knew how it went. Other than interlocutory injunction, the appellant had some other complaints which were capable of rendering the said exercise null and void.


On the other hand, Seyi Makinde displayed executive rascality by dissolving the officials of Oyo councils. We are not in the military era where everything could be ” hereby dissolved”. GSM was supposed to dissolve them through a Court order which should evolve genuine and superior legal contest.


The Supreme Court under the leadership of “Mr. Technicality” has become a shadow of itself. The SC of today decides based on the sentiment of the ruling party, and not on law. The fundamental error that Ile-keu certificate is nursing today poses a danger to our judicial system as ratio-decendi of the SC form a precedent in law.


If the interlocutory injunction which restrained late Ajimobi from conducting elections was dismissed as an evidence to nullify ALGON mandate, it implies that the same injunction that the APC is speculating to stop Makinde from conducting the forthcoming local government elections is a waste of time. The spurious judgment further empowers Makinde to make a selection and call it an election. Why? The judgment will give them an impression that once his selected and imposed council members are removed by incoming governor, such an act will uphold the fraudulent mandate.


Many of us who know the implications of such a judgment will never celebrate it. We know what it means when the mandate of such “elections” could be upheld by the SC.


It’s obvious that if the atmosphere and conditions under which the elections of ALGON under late Ajimobi could be celebrated, we should lose hope in the credibility of the ones which Seyi Makinde is proposing. Meanwhile, Seyi Makinde should not dream of making selections in the name of elections as we will use everything to resist it.


In a nutshell, all stakeholders should work towards the survival of local government as many rural local governments are not feeling the impact of state government. The only link to the state and federal governments is local government and that’s why we must make it work.


Gabriel Ogunlana

 


Until the Local Government is giving a full recognition as a level of governmental structure in Nigeria, laws will continue to have their ways against the political stability of the former. Political actors of different political camps are just taking the advantage of the unclear structure of the local government to the detriment of general development.


Corruption of the judiciary remains a menace which enlivens the greed of the state governor against the supposed survival of the local government as a political unit. The corruption of the judiciary is more enhanced by the unfettered influence of the executive over virtually every living and non-living element within their purview.


The  judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on 7th May, 2021 on ALGON vs. Oyo State Government was never a “victory for democracy” as being bandied around by some people but a continued threat to the survival of local government as a level of government. An injunction restraining late Isiaka Ajimobi from conducting the said election was sought and granted by the court of compitent jurisdiction but the man disobeyed the verdict and he went ahead to conduct it. Every living soul who witnessed the jankara exercise knew how it went. Other than interlocutory injunction, the appellant had some other complaints which were capable of rendering the said exercise null and void.


On the other hand, Seyi Makinde displayed executive rascality by dissolving the officials of Oyo councils. We are not in the military era where everything could be ” hereby dissolved”. GSM was supposed to dissolve them through a Court order which should evolve genuine and superior legal contest.


The Supreme Court under the leadership of “Mr. Technicality” has become a shadow of itself. The SC of today decides based on the sentiment of the ruling party, and not on law. The fundamental error that Ile-keu certificate is nursing today poses a danger to our judicial system as ratio-decendi of the SC form a precedent in law.


If the interlocutory injunction which restrained late Ajimobi from conducting elections was dismissed as an evidence to nullify ALGON mandate, it implies that the same injunction that the APC is speculating to stop Makinde from conducting the forthcoming local government elections is a waste of time. The spurious judgment further empowers Makinde to make a selection and call it an election. Why? The judgment will give them an impression that once his selected and imposed council members are removed by incoming governor, such an act will uphold the fraudulent mandate.


Many of us who know the implications of such a judgment will never celebrate it. We know what it means when the mandate of such “elections” could be upheld by the SC.


It’s obvious that if the atmosphere and conditions under which the elections of ALGON under late Ajimobi could be celebrated, we should lose hope in the credibility of the ones which Seyi Makinde is proposing. Meanwhile, Seyi Makinde should not dream of making selections in the name of elections as we will use everything to resist it.


In a nutshell, all stakeholders should work towards the survival of local government as many rural local governments are not feeling the impact of state government. The only link to the state and federal governments is local government and that’s why we must make it work.


Gabriel Ogunlana

Press Statement: 4th JAF Congress Holds June 4 – 5, 2021 in Lagos

Press Statement: 4th JAF Congress Holds June 4 – 5, 2021 in Lagos

 

4th CONGRESS OF JOINT ACTION FRONT (JAF) Holds June 4 – 5, 2021



This is to bring to the attention of the working people of Nigeria and oppressed masses, our allies and  other collaborating groups  in popular struggle for the political and socio-economic transformation of Nigeria, that we have been involved  with since 2003 till date, that the Joint Action Front (JAF) will be holding its 4th Congress on June 4 and 5, 2021.


The 4th JAF Congress with the theme: The Necessity of an Alternative Political Agenda to Reconstruct Nigeria is scheduled to hold as follows:

Date:           FRIDAY, JUNE 4th 2021: Time: 09.30 – 17.30hr

SATURDAY, JUNE 5th 2021: Time: 10.00 – 18.00hr Prompt


Venue:    TEXTILE UNION LABOUR HOUSE, 10 Acme Road, off Agindingbi, Ogba-Ikeja


The Congress shall comprise Delegates from JAF affiliates, observers and invited guests.


The AGENDA of the Congress includes:


Keynote Speeches∷ Defining the Ideological Context of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition∷ Wither LASCO – NLC, TUC & ASUU?

(The leadership of the NLC, TUC & ASUU would be specifically invited to the Congress to state their positions)


THE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE QUESTION: Defining JAF Position and its Program of Actions, and


Conduct of election


 PRE-CONVENTION PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES


i. SYMPOSIUM: Insecurity in Nigeria and the Deepening of Ethno-religious Conflicts: Finding Genuine Alternative to the Descent into Barbarism! – TUESDAY MAY 18, 2021


ii. Pre-Congress Affiliates’ Meeting: Saturday, MAY 22, 2021

We wish to restate that JAF remains committed to the struggle and defence of the class interest of the working people, oppressed poor masses, women, academics and professionals, students and youth, artisans, the unemployed and people living with disabilities and other categories of deprived Nigerians. 


Therefore, we urge Nigerians to embrace the STRUGGLE FOR SYSTEM CHANGE (Socialist transformation of Nigeria), which we have consistently explained that: “the Change we want will UNITE the vast majority of our people under a government that will organise the working people and oppressed poor to boost our productive capacities and will use the resources for sustainable economic and social advancement; thereby reversing our economic dependency and restoring our dignity as an independent country. The Government of the working people will take care of all Nigerians no matter where they come from, irrespective of their religion, or wherever they live, and their sex. It will care for all Nigerians that are being dehumanised by the rule of the looters and oppressors”.


Forward Ever, Backward Never!


Comrade ABIODUN AREMU

JAF Secretary


Joint Action Front (JAF)

10, Afolabi Lesi Street, Anthony-Ilupeju, Lagos

08035068524, 08033347962,

E-mail: [email protected], www.jointactionfront.blogspot.com

May 6th 2021.


 

4th CONGRESS OF JOINT ACTION FRONT (JAF) Holds June 4 – 5, 2021



This is to bring to the attention of the working people of Nigeria and oppressed masses, our allies and  other collaborating groups  in popular struggle for the political and socio-economic transformation of Nigeria, that we have been involved  with since 2003 till date, that the Joint Action Front (JAF) will be holding its 4th Congress on June 4 and 5, 2021.


The 4th JAF Congress with the theme: The Necessity of an Alternative Political Agenda to Reconstruct Nigeria is scheduled to hold as follows:

Date:           FRIDAY, JUNE 4th 2021: Time: 09.30 – 17.30hr

SATURDAY, JUNE 5th 2021: Time: 10.00 – 18.00hr Prompt


Venue:    TEXTILE UNION LABOUR HOUSE, 10 Acme Road, off Agindingbi, Ogba-Ikeja


The Congress shall comprise Delegates from JAF affiliates, observers and invited guests.


The AGENDA of the Congress includes:


Keynote Speeches∷ Defining the Ideological Context of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition∷ Wither LASCO – NLC, TUC & ASUU?

(The leadership of the NLC, TUC & ASUU would be specifically invited to the Congress to state their positions)


THE POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE QUESTION: Defining JAF Position and its Program of Actions, and


Conduct of election


 PRE-CONVENTION PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES


i. SYMPOSIUM: Insecurity in Nigeria and the Deepening of Ethno-religious Conflicts: Finding Genuine Alternative to the Descent into Barbarism! – TUESDAY MAY 18, 2021


ii. Pre-Congress Affiliates’ Meeting: Saturday, MAY 22, 2021

We wish to restate that JAF remains committed to the struggle and defence of the class interest of the working people, oppressed poor masses, women, academics and professionals, students and youth, artisans, the unemployed and people living with disabilities and other categories of deprived Nigerians. 


Therefore, we urge Nigerians to embrace the STRUGGLE FOR SYSTEM CHANGE (Socialist transformation of Nigeria), which we have consistently explained that: “the Change we want will UNITE the vast majority of our people under a government that will organise the working people and oppressed poor to boost our productive capacities and will use the resources for sustainable economic and social advancement; thereby reversing our economic dependency and restoring our dignity as an independent country. The Government of the working people will take care of all Nigerians no matter where they come from, irrespective of their religion, or wherever they live, and their sex. It will care for all Nigerians that are being dehumanised by the rule of the looters and oppressors”.


Forward Ever, Backward Never!


Comrade ABIODUN AREMU

JAF Secretary


Joint Action Front (JAF)

10, Afolabi Lesi Street, Anthony-Ilupeju, Lagos

08035068524, 08033347962,

E-mail: [email protected], www.jointactionfront.blogspot.com

May 6th 2021.


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