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Fayose will Soon Disappear in a Whiff of his Own Pride – Dare Adeleke



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The largest noise in the world is silence.
Those who wrote down those words may have seen the day a man would be accused for his silence even in the face of the worst provocation.

The South West PDP has been unduly heated up by the loud din of one man whose ambition seems to rival his penchant for disunity, lies and violence.

Fayose in one of his interviews accused Governor Seyi Makinde of remaining quiet while his men allegedly attacked him, Fayose.
Is it not befuddling that a man would be attacked for being silent?
In the past 12 weeks, ex-Governor Fayose has been like a man wrestling with himself and like a town crier whose only only message is confusion, concocted by him and emanating from him alone.

He has been busy running from pillar to post, granting series of interviews, emitting largely incoherent cacophony, abusing the person and personality of Governor Seyi Makinde, yet the governor responded with silence, without joining issues with him.

Perhaps being used to street fighting, the man who prides himself as a street man, realising the pendulum won’t swing his way, decided to start beating the drums of war where there is no war. Reading his boastful interview tells the tale of a man who is so afraid of his opponent that he rather than take a stance, is hitting his hands on the ground and picking rubbles rather than confront the imposing personality who has completely dwarfed his over bloated quivering ego.
Like a balloon blown too tight, Fayose will soon explode in a whiff of his own pride.
Let Fayose go to Ibadan on the 6th of March with his candidate Eddy Olafeso to test his popularity.
If his candidate wins good luck to him but I must warn him to stop all the rantings, huffing and puffing, else he will have us, the true and faithful party members of PDP southwest to contend with.

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It was King Henry VI who said that “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”
It is ironic today that Fayose can open his mouth to accuse His Excellency, Governor Makinde of betraying those who helped him to power. We all know that Fayose and the word betrayal are twin brothers. How many can we mention, men who Fayose went to, cap in hand begging when he wanted to be governor twice and how many today did he not pay back with his usual basket of insults and treachery?
Once again, I ask Fayose, has he forgotten so soon how largely he benefited from Governor Makinde before he became governor?
That Fayose is accusing Governor Makinde of non-performance, is laughable. Can anyone remember what Fayose’s legacy is in Ekiti? I dare say NO because he has none.
Besides thuggery and breeding a hoard of street urchins, what else did Fayose bequeath his people? They say he who must come to equity, must come with clean hands. Fayose has no moral rights to accuse Makinde, a man whose achievements stand tall and are tangible and evident all over Oyo State, of what he could not deliver in eight good years.
He dares to use the insecurity which is not unique to Oyo state as a yardstick of measuring performance of His Excellency, Makinde. Our people say, the witch cries at night and the child dies in the morning, who is responsible?
Rather than join in seeking solutions to the security situation in the South West, Fayose is going about bleating like a sheep and celebrating the insecurity in Oyo State.
Should we now not remember our Governor’s speech where he accused people of fuelling the problem for political gains? The pertinent question now, Is Fayose one of them?
A man who should be sympathetic, is instead, deliberately mocking, poking holes and finding a twisted delight in the plight of the people of Oyo State.
Fayose keeps dropping names in his usual deceptive manner. He mentions Adelabu, Fayemi and others who are not in anyway his mates in society placement. Fayemi it was who trounced him like a child in the last election, even when he prided himself the King Maker in Ekiti. He was disgraced in his own land, as a seating governor. He lost Ekiti woefully and cried like a baby, yet we know that even the shameful incident was his usual devious drama because he knows in his innermost heart that he sold out to the APC in Ekiti just as he is selling out to Tinubu now.

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Fayose cannot swear that he did not betray his own party in that election. He used a distinguished gentleman Prof Olusola Eleka and then started wailing like the traitor he is. All involved, know that Fayose made a deal with the APC, to deliberately loose the election.
Same Fayose worked against Senator Abiodun Olujinmi in Ekiti but thank God the supreme court disgraced him.
I put it to him that he worked against the party in Edo and then again in Ondo.

A man who cannot put his house in order, wants to come to Oyo to dictate who gets second term or not. Fayose is definitely over-reaching himself. Ayo Fayose is an enemy of Oyo and those who have banded with him will crash with him when he falls.
He boasts like Goliath that he would work against Seyi Makinde’s second term because in his mind he is some kind of ‘big brother, father or whatever title he delludes himself with. If he thinks he is Goliath, he must remember that it was only with a stone and a sling that David felled the boastful Goliath.
Fayose is living in a dream Land concocted only by him. He has no power to make or unmake. If he could not make his man win against Fayemi in Ekiti, a land where he fashions himself the Alfa and Omega, how then does he think Oyo people are his subjects who he can dictate to and control or does he think he can sell Oyo to the APC too?
It is rather unfortunate that Ayo Fayose and his raving lunatic of a PA, Lere Olayinka are attacking a man blessed and chosen by God.
Funny enough, Fayose has since stopped calling himself, Peter the Rock because the rock was crushed and brought to rubbles by Muhammadu Buhari, so suddenly, he is ‘Brother’ ‘Father’, ‘king maker’… Meaningless and empty titles.
A fool and his words are soon parted. Fayose has his day with history.

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– By Dare Adeleke

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I Vow Not To Impose Any Candidate In 2023 If You Made Me Your Leader, Akpabio begs




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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio has vowed he would not impose any candidate on Uyo Senatorial District as its choice for the 2023 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.

Reports say that by the zoning arrangement in the state, the next governor should come from Uyo Senatorial District (officially known as Akwa Ibom Northeast).

Akpabio is from Akwa Ibom northwest (or Ikot Ekpene senatorial District). The former Senator is believed by some to be the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Akwa Ibom. He was instrumental in the emergence of incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in 2015.

Recently, the former governor created a political pressure group known as Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) in the state, thus triggering impressions that the group is his special purpose vehicle through which his anointed candidate would emerge.

“My goal is to work with like-minded associates in Uyo Senatorial District and nominate a suitable candidate that would win the election,” Akpabio said. “I have no particular person in mind, and I cannot repeat the mistake I made in 2015.”

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio
Akpabio was speaking at the inauguration of executives of Uyo Senatorial District chapter of Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF).

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It was the first time he would address the issue in such a clear manner in front of a large crowd of Uyo Senatorial District politicians, and it was a direct rebuttal of insinuations spread by critics that the Minister was planning to foist a particular aspirant on the district.

But he has come out to deny and dispel the speculations, saying: “Akwa Ibom people of various political persuasions do agree that we need a dependable leadership in 2023” and that “I will work with all of you to identify and support any candidate that will develop our state”.

He added: “Uyo Senatorial District is capable of bringing up good a good candidate that would be acceptable to the rest of the state. ADF will work with Uyo in this regard.”

Agreeing with him, Group Captain Sam Ewang, a retired military officer who was governor of Ogun and Rivers State during the military era, confirmed that he has had several heart-to-heart discussions with Akpabio on the 2023 politics and he is certain that the minister “will not impose any candidate on Uyo”.

–-With Etim Etim

The views expressed in this article are the writer’s opinion, they do not reflect the views of the Publisher of Ibom Leak News (Legit Work Communications and Business). Please report any fake news , misinformation or defamatory statements to Email: [email protected] , [email protected],

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Fayose Declares Makinde as PDP Leader in S’West




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It was a moment of emotions, surprise and excitement in Oshogbo on Monday, venue of the Southwest PDP zonal congress as the two warring factional leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Southwest, Governor Seyi Makinde and former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose sheathe their swords to embrace peace for the progress of the party.

While making their separate remarks, Ayodele Fayose declared Makinde as his leader and leader of the PDP in the region. Fayose’s remarks sparked positive reactions from the delegates across all the six Southwest states. Fayose also apologized to whoever he might have offended.

On his part, Governor Seyi Makinde said today’s congress will go a long way to determine the future of the PDP in the Southwest.

Details later….


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South West Congress: You Are Only Afraid of Free And Fair Congress, PDP National Organising Secretary Blasts Ogun State PDP Chairman Mr Mr. Sikirulai Ogundele




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The Unedited Press Statement.



Our attention has been drawn to a spurious and baseless Petition circulating in the Social media purportedly signed by Mr.

Sikirulai Ogundele, the Ogun State Chairman on behalf of Chairmen of Ogun, Lagos, Osun and Ekiti States.

The petition alleged that over 150 (One hundred and fifty) ballot papers for the election of National Vice Chairman and Zonal Secretary have been released to a group illegally by a Staff of the Directorate of Organization and Mobilization intended for ballot stuffing. The petition also claimed that the hatched job of stuffing the ballot boxes with these illegally released ballot papers is to be supervised and achieved by a ‘certain Senator Anyanwu’.

Ordinarily, there would have been no need to comment on the misleading letter since the allegations are false and malicious, but, in this age of Social media, it is important to save the unsuspecting public from falling prey to the antics of the author, in the name of politics.

It is on record that under our watch, our Party has consistently conducted some of the best primary elections.  The last Presidential Primary election of October 2018 was accorded the status of the most transparent and best primary election of any Political Party in the history of our Country.  Ekiti (2018), Osun (2018), Kogi (2019), Bayelsa (2019), Ondo (2020) Governorship Primary Elections were unquestionably free, fair, transparent and credible.

In keeping with the mandate of the National Working Committee (NWC) to ensure free, fair and transparent South West Zonal Congress:

i. The Electoral materials including all sensitive documents were jointly released to the Congress Committee Chairman and Secretary just yesterday afternoon (11/04/2021).

ii. The voting procedures for Zonal Elections have since changed from the previous method of issuing one ballot per position to each delegate at a time.  Under this NWC, we have reformed our voting process by creating a “Ballot Booklet” where all positions are combined into a booklet and one booklet will be given to each delegate for him/her to vote for all the positions at the same time.  So then, the allegations that Ballot Papers for the National Vice Chairman and Zonal Secretary were issued as suggested in the Petition is not only false but irresponsible.

iii. The total number of Delegates on the approved Delegates list which was released yesterday was743 (Seven Hundred and Forty-three) and the total ballot booklets released to the Congress Committee yesterday afternoon was 750.  So, where did the claim that extra 150 ballots were “illegally” released come from?

iv. The National Directorate of Organization and Mobilization runs an independent computerized system (the author(s)) of the petition under reference are aware because when they came to update their Delegates List, they were put in front of the Directorates’ Database to verify their updated lists.  Every unit runs on its own and therefore, each unit knows what needs to be done at every stage.  The unit that calculates the total number of Delegates is separate from the one that issues the Ballot papers which is also different from the unit that releases.  With this in place, it is quite difficult that as many as 150 extra ballots would have been illegally released, as mischievously alleged.

v. For any member of our Party, especially at the level of a State Chairman to refer to a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as “a certain Senator Anyanwu” is impolite, insulting, reckless and this should be discouraged.  Sen. Anyanwu is a respectable leader of our Party and a very known committed Party member.  These libelous narratives is a grave violation of Section 58(1)(h).

I wish to implore every member of our Party, the Delegates and Stakeholders across the Country to discountenance this unnecessary, irresponsible, reckless and false publication.  The NWC will continue to ensure free, fair, credible and transparent primaries in line with its oath of office.

Col Austin Akobundu (rtd).

National Organizing Secretary

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