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Oyo Guber Poll : Tension In Labour Party As Chairman Endorses Makinde As Their Candidate to vote for

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The apparent support of Governor Seyi Makinde has caused yet another controversy for the Labour Party chapter in Oyo State.

Sodiq Atayese, who is the chairman of the Labour Party in Oyo state and some chieftains in the state had allegedly endorsed the governor Seyi Makinde .

In Ibadan over the weekend, the party’s chairman and his colleagues made the news.

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Despite his party having its own gubernatorial candidate, he urged party members to support Makinde in the election on March 11.

But, Tawfiq Tayo Akinwale, the party’s candidate for governor, condemned the reported endorsement as terrible in his response.

Akinwale claimed that he was much shocked to learn of the apparent endorsement in a statement that was obtained by Blend News reporter on Monday. “I want to thank each of you for your tenacity and support thus far. With your help and prayers, we have been able to get this far, and with God’s grace, our efforts will be rewarded with electoral victory.

“It is with great shock that I received this information and I totally dissociate myself from and outrightly condemn such a callous move.

“I, Tawfiq Tayo Akinwale hereby declare and reemphasize that I did not and will not step down for any candidate or party be it outgoing Seyi Makinde or any other person.

“I want to advise anyone planning to sell out the struggles, efforts, resources, time, and sweats of many of my ardent supporters and lovers of the Labour Party to quickly cancel such plans to avert the anger of God upon them,” he said.

Blend News gathered that thousands of members of LP are currently at the crossroads over who to support during the forthcoming gubernatorial election due to what is currently happening in the party.

With the alleged endorsement and the counter reaction by the gubernatorial candidate, our correspondent learnt that many of the members of the party are currently in disarray.

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Oyo State Speaker Debi Ogundoyin wins Ibarapa East Constituency again

The serving speaker of Oyo State Mr. Debo Ogundoyin a 36 years old from Ibarapa state house constituency has won his seat again in the just concluded yesterday 18 March, 2023 state house election.

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The serving speaker of Oyo State Mr. Debo Ogundoyin a 36 years old from Ibarapa state house constituency has won his seat again in the just concluded yesterday 18 March, 2023 state house election.

Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, has been re-elected to represent Ibarapa East State Constituency in the Assembly.

Ogundoyin of the PDP received 10,039 votes, which was enough to defeat 12 other candidates, according to the Returning Officer, Prof. John Oladeji, who made the announcement of the election results on Sunday in Ibadan.

In his announcement, Prof.John said APC candidate, Aderounmu Adeolu, got 7,111 votes while the Accord Party candidate, Oladeni Tunde scored 2,724 votes.

He declare that “Ogundoyin having scored the highest number of votes in the Ibarapa East State Constituency election is hereby declared the winner of the election,” he said .

In his response to the result ,the re-elected speaker Mr Debo can’t hide his joy and feeling for the people of his constituency and said

“Our people have spoken with their votes. It is their victory, it is their decision.
“The people of Ibarapa East state constituency have given us their mandate once again hence I am overwhelmed and happy.

Mr Debo Ogundoyun becomes the first youngest politician who has emerged as winner for thee second term to the position of state house speakership in the history of Oyo state politics

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Tinubu seeks to establish a government of national unity

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, Tinubu seeks to establish a government of national unity. This decision was made ahead of today’s meeting with the National Assembly members-elect scheduled at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The actions were ultimately taken to soothe frayed nerves across the nation and bring the populace together after the presidential election, the result of which is viewed as contentious in some circles.

It was discovered that the President-elect is already willing to zone the Senate presidency of the upcoming 10th National Assembly to the South East in order to allay concerns about perceived or actual inequality among the populace.

Despite their political preferences in the last elections, a dependable source who wished to remain anonymous told Vanguard that Tinubu has sworn to do everything in his power to ensure that all regions of the country are included in his new government.

The longtime Tinubu acquaintance further claimed that there will be no racial or ethnic prejudice in Tinubu’s cabinet.

He continued by saying that it was on the agenda for the meeting with the National Assembly’s incoming members.

According to him, Tinubu had already told a few of his protégés who were elected senators to start looking for a South-Easterner to serve as the next Senate President.

“Tinubu shopping from the South-East for Senate President”

It should be remembered that the South-East delivered six senators for the ruling APC despite the Labour Party’s “Obidient” wave in the region.

According to the source, Bola Tinubu, Senator Kashim Shettima, his running mate, APC senators, and members-elect of the House of Representatives would meet behind closed doors at State House in Abuja today to discuss the direction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, or APC.

“For the balance of power, our President-elect realizes that every region must be supported in order to have a rancorous administration, and the South East is very important to him.

For the interests of equity, fairness, and justice, he has confided in us his pledge to support the election of a Senate President from the South East, upholding the status quo and a feeling of inclusivity.

The South East was instructed to “In 2019, they said the South East had no ranking senator but in 2023, there’s no excuse because the South East, despite the massive votes they gave to the Labour Party still voted for six APC senators, some of whom are ranking lawmakers.

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Guber Election: Governor Makinde of the G5 is in a pickle as parties vie for Oyo voters

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Governor Makinde In Trouble As Parties Vie For Votes In Oyo Guber Election

In Oyo State, Governor Makinde in trouble as parties vie for votes in oyo guber election as the major political parties and gladiators have started aligning and consulting in preparation for the March 11, 2023, governor election.

According to DAILY POST, the conflict started a few days after the presidential and National Assembly elections were held.

Six of the state’s 18 officially registered political parties have declared victories.

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The political parties include the All Progressives Congress (APC) Accord, Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and Social Democratic Party in addition to the incumbent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) (SDP).

Nonetheless, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) results revealed the distinction between the contenders and the pretenders.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party, and then the APC are in order of strength.

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Out of the twelve federal constituencies when elections were completed, the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in eight (8) of them.

Four federal elections in the state were won by the Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP.

As of the filing date, the outcomes for the final two federal constituencies have not been made public.

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Due to some irregularities noticed by the electoral commission, the elections in two federal constituencies—Oluyole and Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East—were ruled inconclusive.

Ibadan North, Afijio/Atiba/Oyo East/Oyo West, Ido/Ibarapa East, Saki East/Saki West/Atisbo, Ogbomoso North/Ogbomoso South/Oriire, Egbada/Ona Ara, Akinyele/Lagelu, and Irepo, Olorunsogo/Oorelope were all won by the APC.

Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa, Ogooluwa/Surulere, Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa North, and Ibadan North West/Ibadan South West were the four federal constituencies won by the PDP.

The Oyo South, Oyo North, and Oyo Central senatorial seats were also won by the APC.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, defeated candidates from all other political parties in the state with a total vote total of 449,884 in the presidential election that was held on Saturday.

Before to the election, it was clear that six political parties were running, but it has been noted that just three political parties are currently running for governor.

The three major political parties are the PDP, which is currently in power and is running governor Seyi Makinde, the APC, who produced senator Teslim Folarin, and the Accord, who nominated Chief Adebayo Adelabu.

The three major parties have been plotting and have started to form alliances with various parties that didn’t win the election.

Our correspondent discovered that discussions about who to support in the gubernatorial election are presently taking place in a number of geopolitical zones, towns, and villages of Oyo state .

The governor of the state and his political party, the PDP, are based their campaign on what they have dubbed “landmark successes” in the fields of urban renewal, agriculture, housing, employment, and transportation.

Change, however, is required, according to the opposition parties, the APC, and Accord.

In an effort to create an alliance or combine, the two parties and their candidates have been pursuing candidates from other political parties that didn’t win last Saturday’s election in an effort to occupy the government building.

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