Ogunlewe’s son, Moyosore formally joins APC

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Moyosore Ogunlewe, candidate of the main opposition the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe constituency 1 in the 2019 general elections, Thursday formally defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.

Moyosore, a lawyer, is the son of a former Minister of Works, during the Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, Adeseye Ogunlewe.

He had informed the PDP chairman in Lagos State shortly after losing the election to the State Assembly in March about his resignation from the party.

In 2015, he also lost the state Assembly election in the constituency to Bayo Osinowo of the APC.

However, speaking at an elaborate ceremony to welcome him to the party held at his ward in Ogudu High School, Kosofe, GRA, he said his decision to join the APC was because he realised that it was the only party popular among the people.

Moyosore promised to mobilised his supporters and contribute positively towards the APC’s victory in the constituency in the 2023 general elections.

“I thank the party for the opportunity. The grassroots is where I have always been, i would be adding more to the vote of APC in this constituency.

“I have large youth supporters, because we are bringing young people into politics and majority of the State Assembly members are youths,” he said.

He said APC would win in 2023 under the APC, and promised to add value to the party in the coming years.

“My supporters are not members of the PDP; they have always been with me. I am moving with several people who were in PDP and who contested with me in the last election,” Moyosore said.

Speaking at the event, a member of the state House of Assembly, Tunde Buraimoh, said APC was … Read More...

Buhari, APC not scared of opposition, says Ajomale

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Henry Ajomale, immediate past chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmen’s Forum, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the party were not afraid of opposition to his administration but would rather focus on delivering on his campaign promises to Nigerians.

President Buhari last February won a second term in office, defeating Atiku Abubakar, who was his closest rival and candidate of the main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Buhari secured 56 percent of the votes, compared with 41 percent for Atiku.

Atiku and the PDP have, however, disputed the result of the presidential election and currently challenging the election result at the tribunal.

Some leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-Political group, Afenifere, recently threatened not to recognise a government led by Buhari after the expiration of his first term on May 29.

But speaking in an interview with BusinessDay, Monday, Ajomale, who is the immediate past chairman of the APC in Lagos State, noted that there was nothing the opposition could do but to support the Buhari administration in the next four years because he was voted overwhelmingly by Nigerians.

“We are not bothered about what they are doing and saying. Whether you want it or not there is nothing you can do about it, but to support Buhari because he was voted for by majority of Nigerians and the focus now is to deliver the campaign promises to Nigerians,” Ajomale said.

The APC chieftain further stated that the party was confident President Buhari will equally emerge victory at the election petition tribunal, charging Nigerians to support the President.

“There is nothing anybody can do now than to support Buhari; we have to support him. The man won the election and we are confident we will also win at the tribunal,” Ajomale … Read More...