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There is a new dawn in Edo State,

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Obaseki’s victory marks end of godfatherism in Nigeria - Atiku

The Independent National ElectoralCommission (INEC) on Sunday declared Obaseki, incumbent governor of Edo and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the election.

Obaseki secured 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 223,619 votes.

The loggerheads between Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of APC, in the build-up to the election, had spawned into a crisis in the state chapter of the party.

The governor defected to the PDP after the APC disqualified him from contesting in the party’s primary election.

Obaseki alleged that Oshiomhole was angry with him because refused to be used in his (Oshiomhole’s) plan to become godfather in the state.

Failing to settle the dispute, Oshiomhole threw his weight behind Ize-Iyamu and vowed to see to it that Obaseki is defeated at the poll.

Reacting to Obaseki’s victory in a statement posted on his official social media pages, Atiku said there is a new dawn in Edo state, adding that “no victory could be sweeter than that this”.

“There is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard-won victory of Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki is not just a victory, but a Declaration of Independence from the anti-democratic forces of godfatherism and militarism,” he said.

“No victory could be sweeter than this, and I heartily congratulate the Governor and the good people of Edo state for their resilience in the face of the forces arrayed against them.

“Edo has a rich history as the centre of Black civilisation, and to this, she is adding a new record as the bastion of Nigerian democracy. This double whammy of ancient and modern glories is a testament to a people who have for centuries set the pace as a beacon of light on the African continent.

“I most heartily congratulate the Peoples Democratic Party, who stood shoulder to shoulder, with the people of Edo and their Government, in good times and bad. We in the PDP have shown that we are not fair-weather friends to the good people of Edo. In good times, we will walk beside you. In bad times, we will be your loyal ‘comrade’. We will never be a turncoat. We will never abandon the principles we once espoused so that we can dine with our nemesis. Democracy has no nemesis. And this, the PDP has again proved.”

Atiku thanked Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, for the “fatherly role he played as a neutral catalyst for peace”.

According to him, “that this election was, by and large, free from violence, is a testament of the long and effective shadow he casts over his domain”.

The former vice-president called on the people of Ondo to emulate those of Edo in the forthcoming October 10 election by rejecting “the forces of despotism, nepotism, and interlopers”.Advertisementhttps://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-4634537558011240&output=html&h=100&slotname=3820811019&adk=2494838509&adf=1982443064&w=669&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1600617353&rafmt=2&psa=1&guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&format=669×100&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecable.ng%2Fatiku-obasekis-victory-marks-end-of-godfatherism-in-nigeria&flash=0&fwr=0&rpe=1&resp_fmts=2&wgl=1&adsid=ChAI8Pub-wUQgr-5-uT3-u4cEkwAn2I8DnkbAnD4xHWz8RdNJlEVUtQi8DNiaLyKfBfbDRkXzKoE0jEjnKJWbmW04gYvjN2abMqvMXBm3qiIV3ggRtK_UpMMSIag7DAI&dt=1600619019656&bpp=8&bdt=12221&idt=1403&shv=r20200915&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D84896a4003c1e820%3AT%3D1579841910%3AS%3DALNI_MYAEoVFqjnvnJksQiX7Z8Ra2SBHjg&prev_fmts=1010×280%2C669x100%2C669x100%2C310x250%2C669x100%2C669x100%2C0x0&nras=1&correlator=1056527281616&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=512297423.1577072141&ga_sid=1600619020&ga_hid=1132982330&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=0&dssz=91&mdo=0&mso=0&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=768&u_w=1366&u_ah=728&u_aw=1366&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=108&ady=2715&biw=1226&bih=568&scr_x=0&scr_y=562&oid=3&pvsid=703230207531565&pem=152&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecable.ng%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=896&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1366%2C0%2C1366%2C728%2C1242%2C568&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CpoEebr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=31&jar=2020-09-20-16&ifi=6&uci=a!6&btvi=7&fsb=1&xpc=oHhG0yqzjQ&p=https%3A//www.thecable.ng&dtd=2971

“And to the good people of Ondo state, my message to you is that freedom from the oppressive grasp of godfathers and external forces that seek to dominate your will and eviscerate your treasury, is possible. Edo has done it. You can do it too!” he said.

“There is a new wind of democratic change now blowing all over Nigeria. The forces of despotism, nepotism, and interlopers cannot successfully withstand this force. Nigeria shall soon be totally free from these forces, from Kaura Namoda, to Lagos. The only power that will stand in Nigeria is people power, not the power of godfathers, or despots.

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Happy wedding anniversary to Pastor jeremiah Nwabueze

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HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO PASTOR JEREMIAH NWABUEZE, LEAD PASTOR OF VICTORY RESOUNDING MINISTRIES AND HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, HELEN NWABUEZE

Surely the Lord has walked with you through the many years you have been together. To us, you are like a precious gem that guide us and show us the right path to follow.

Looking at how the love in your hearts shines through your eyes is enough to sign that true love does exist. Your marriage has worked out of love and hard work.

Looking back today we now know the meaning of he who finds a wife finds a good thing, your contribution to the body of Christ has been great.

Your love for God and people is indescribable, so may the favor of Almighty God be with you this day

Your marriage has been a lovely inspiration to many of us, you’ve shown us what true love is.

We pray that your marriage will last long in love, peace and joy unspeakable. God will always be present in your home and assignment. We celebrate today along side with the host of heaven.

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CCC Global Genesis Founder, Prophet Oladele Jailed For Defrauding A Woman

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CCC Global Genesis Founder, Prophet Oladele Jailed For Defrauding A Woman

A Lagos State High court on Wednesday (today) sentenced popular prophet and Sheperd-in-charge of CCC Global Genesis church, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe to two-year imprisonment for defrauding an American based woman.

The trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade sentenced Prophet Oladele after she found him guilty of two count charges out of the seven he was charged with.

Justice Akinlade in a judgment that lasted for about four hours sentenced the defendant, prophet Oladele to a year imprisonments for count two and four. She however discharged him of counts 1,3, 5 ,6 and 7 for lack of evidence against him.

Oladele was charged with seven counts charges bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses, preferred against him by the Lagos State government sometimes in 2007.

He was said to have defrauded one Mrs Olaide William Oni to the tune of eleven million naira (N11m).

He had however pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was brought before the court.

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BREAKING: SANWO-OLU TO ABOLISH PENSION FOR EX-GOVS, DEPUTIES

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BREAKING: SANWO-OLU TO ABOLISH PENSION FOR EX-GOVS, DEPUTIES

By Sodiq Oyeleke

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced his intention to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.

He made this known while presenting the 2021 budget to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Sanwoolu said the bill would be sent to the Lagos Assembly for legislative approval.

According to Sanwo-Olu, the abolition of pension for former governors and deputies will reduce the cost of governance.

He said, “Mr. Speaker and Honourable Members of the House, in light of keeping the costs of governance low and to signal selflessness in public service, we will be sending a draft executive bill to the House imminently for the repeal of the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.”

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