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Osun APC: TOP Leader, Biyi Odunlade Escapes Assassination

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A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun, Comrade Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday evening escaped an attempt to assassinate him.

Osun APC Crisis: TOP Leader, Biyi Odunlade Escapes Assassination

Naija News 247 gathered that some suspected gunmen stormed the Ile-Ife residence of Odunlade around 8pm, vandalising his house, cars and as well looting his wife’s shop.

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The former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Needs told newsmen that the assailants who arrived his home about 8:15pm also maltreated his house girl and harassed his wife who immediately locked herself in her room for safety.

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Odunlade said, “At about a 8.15 pm this evening (Saturday), some men in two cars, one white Jeep and another car stormed my residence wielding dangerous weapons like guns, matchets etc. They forced the gate open, shooting sporadically into the air and shouting “where is Biyi Odunlade. I had just stepped out of my residence.

“They harassed my wife who quickly ran into her room and locked herself in. They vandalised my car, broke my windows, looted my wife’s shop and carted away valuables and cash. They maltreated my house girl, Miracle, that was inside the shop and went away with the shop’s bunch of keys.”

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It will be recalled that the Chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus of the APC, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi had alleged that forces in the government and IleriOluwa, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, had hatchet plans to assassinate some members of TOP, especially its leadership.

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Newlyweds join Peter Obi’s Abuja rally after wedding ceremony

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Desmond Adamson and his newly wedded wife Blessing took Nigerians by surprise after they showed up at the Labour Party rally in Abuja minutes after pledging their wedding vows.

According to a video making rounds on social media, Mr Adamson, an ardent supporter of Peter Obi, presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party, adorned a wine coloured tuxedo alongside his wife who was dressed in a white overflowing gown, holding a bouquet of flowers amid other loyalists at the rally on Saturday.

Addressing the mammoth crowd who convened at Unity Fountain in Abuja, Mr Adamson reiterated his support for Mr Obi, he said he and his partner both agreed to join the rally immediately after their wedding ceremony.

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“Knowing that today, which is my wedding, happens to also be the day for the Obidient movement, I told myself that after church, I and my partner will come straight to join the rally too,” said the bridegroom, beaming with smiles.

His wife on the other hand, asserted she wanted to raise their children in a country devoid of hardship and insecurity, which prompted her decision to join the rally after her wedding.

“We want to have kids in a country that is free from violence, insecurity, free from poverty and hardship. That is why I said I must be here today to lend my support to the Obidient movement,” said the newly wedded wife.

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Mr Obi acknowledged their support and congratulated the newlyweds in a tweet Saturday evening.

“Salute and congratulations to this newly wedded couple in Abuja, whose special day coincided with the Obidient Family March in Abuja; and they marched too!

“Wishing you both a blissful and happy married life and children, who will grow up in a united, secure and productive Nigeria,” tweeted the Labour Party presidential candidate.

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Thousands rally in Abuja as Peter Obi’s campaign ramps up momentum across Nigeria

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Thousands of Nigerians trooped out on Saturday in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to demonstrate their support for Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.

Mr Obi’s supporters are currently marching fromUnity Fountain to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and subsequently City Gate in the country’s capital Abuja.

Some prominent public figures that featured in the rally being held on September 24 in the FCT include Ken Asogwa and human rights lawyer Abdul Mahmud.

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Since clinching the Labour Party’s presidential ticket, Mr Obi’s support groups have organised marches in several states across the country.

Amidst the growing momentum for Mr Obi’s presidential bid, the political establishment across party lines has tried to undermine possible results, with many insinuating that the newly reawakened worker’s party does not have the “structure” to win at the polls.

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Buhari told Tinubu to remove Osinbajo’s name from APC campaign council: Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari directed that his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, should not be included in the APC presidential campaign council.

This followed reactions that triggered the absence of Mr Osinbajo from the list of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council.

The vice-president contested the ticket of the All Progressives Congress presidential primary in June against Mr Tinubu, who is presumed to be his political benefactor.

“Nothing can be farther from the facts. For the avoidance of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is the Chairman of the Campaign Council. As a result, Mr. President has SPECIFICALLY directed that the Vice-President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha should be left out of the Campaign Council to concentrate on the governance of the country and administration of Government,” Mr Keyamo said.

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The junior labour minister in the Buhari-led regime, who also doubles as the spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign council, revealed this in a statement Saturday.

On Friday, the APC released a list of 422-member Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) ahead of the commencement of the party’s 2023 presidential campaign.

In the list sighted by Peoples Gazette, Mr Buhari is expected to head the campaign council. Mr Osinbajo was the only high-profile member of the ruling APC not listed.

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In an attempt to justify the controversial list with the non-inclusion of Mr Osinbajo, Mr Keyamo explained that it would be wrong for all the key functionaries of government in the Buhari regime to abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns.

“Our candidates and the leadership of the APC have also indicated that the list is not sacrosanct as there may be periodic review of it as circumstances dictate.

“We will not toe the path of those who governed the country in an irresponsible manner before us and our Party is not in total disarray like those who wish to ‘rescue’ the country, but cannot simply manage their own internal affairs,” Mr Keyamo added.

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