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The deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade in Ogun State has advised the Lagos West Senator, Olamilekan Adeola to drop his Ogun West senatorial ambition before it is too late.

 

Aknlade had recently described as insulting, the fact that the All Progressives Congress (APC) handed the Ogun West senatorial ticket to Adeola, at a time he is still representing Lagos West; saying he is on the ballot to stop him.

 

Reacting to Akinlade, Adeola asked the Ipokia indigene to explain why he changed his name from Taju to Abdulkabir, saying the PDP chieftain cannot visit the United Kingdom.

 

“I am presently in London, United Kingdom. I challenge Hon. Akinlade to pick up his international passport and travel to London to prove that he had no criminal record and investigation in London. If he does, I can bet he will not come back to contest any election in Nigeria as the UK security agency, MI5, will have him as a guest for a long while to explain his con activities in London. Arrest awaits him on arrival at the border of United Kingdom” Senator Adeola stated.

 

In his swift response, Akinlade described Adeola as a confused interloper, “who in his frustration after the emergence of the Ota High Chief, Oluwo Ganiu Dada as the PDP Ogun West Senatorial candidate threw all decency to the dogs and resulted to name calling and shameful lies.”

 

Akinlade, who prided himself as a true son of Ogun West extraction, said he only expressed his view that “our Ekiti brother’s attempt to buy his way into the Yewa linage was dead on arrival and an insult to their collective heritage as Ogun West indigenes.”

 

According to him, rather than react to his simple and unambiguous clarifications, Adeola chose to “resort to unfounded lies.”

 

Speaking on allegations that he changed his name to cover up, Akinlade said, “Well, unlike “Shawn Michael” and “Sulaiman”, Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade simply exercised his constitutional right and backed same with sworn Affidavits which was published in the national dailies.”

 

Sharing a picture, Akinlade said he was in the UK in March 2022 where he visited the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Alh. Sarafa Tunji Isola at his official residence.

 

“For the records, Hon. Akinlade is a resident of the United Kingdom.

 

”That said, Senator Adeola Solomon’s outburst clearly proves that he lacks depth, the comportment to handle himself under pressure, and the intelligence to relate in a civil manner when the tide is against him, vis-à-vis his Senatorial ambition in Ogun West. Our candid advice is that it is not too late for him to count his losses and exit Ogun West because it will not be a tea party as claimed by those deceiving him.

 

“The struggle ahead in the next couple of months is clear, good against evil, truth against lies, uprightness against deceit. Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade obviously stands for good, truth and uprightness for his people,” Akinlade’s media, Adelani Azeez, said in a statement.

 

Adelani quoted Akinlade as saying he still believes that there is a good side of Sen. Adeola’s character, as he, in spite of the aspersion cast at his person, has the feeling that Adeola could not have authored the false claims being circulated by his aides.

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Breaking: Lagos Assembly Passes Victim, Witnesses Protection Bill

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The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to protect witnesses and victims in the state.

 

The ‘bill for a law to provide for the rights and entitlements of victims and protection of witnesses and for connected purposes’ was passed during plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa.

 

The bill stipulates provision of assistance and protection to victims and witnesses who have vital information that could help ensure effective prosecution of cases, but who face intimidation due to their cooperation with the prosecution or law enforcement agencies.

 

A part of the bill further states: “Every person, including security agents shall render assistance to victims of accidents or crimes and ensure that such persons are taken to the nearest hospital for immediate

care and treatment.

 

“A public or private hospital shall provide immediate and adequate treatment to an accident victim or any person with gunshot and severe injuries or wounds.”

 

It stipulates a fine for any medical facility that fails to comply with the related section of the bill.

 

“A private hospital that receives accident victims with severe injuries or wounds for treatment under this section must inform the agency within Forty-Eight (48) hours of his admission, and forward a request for reimbursement of medical expenses where family members or relations cannot be identified or where the victim is indigent, and subject to the approval of the request by the agency, it shall forward records of the treatment to the agency,” the bill states.

 

With the bill scaling a third reading during plenary, the Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, Barr. Olalekan Onafeko, to send a clean copy to the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his assent.

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APC Thugs Attack PDP Members in Anyigba .Many Stabbed . Property Destroyed

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The echoes of 2019 may be rearing its ugly head again in the Kogi state political terrain where a popular PDP woman leader, Salome Abuh was murdered in cold blood in Ochadamu by APC thugs shortly after Gov. Yahaha Bello won a second term in office.

This is because less than two weeks after issuing a threat by the chief executive of the state, some members of the ruling APC in Anyigba, Dekina Local Government of the state have unleashed terror on some PDP members in the town.

The errant group,sources say currently operate under a code name, “testing the microphone”.

 

The show of shame was triggered by massive decamping of some members of the APC in the *IJI* ward in Anyigba under the influence of one Alhaji *Rilwan* *Mudi* . Irritated by the action, the *APC* purportedly under the directive of the Dekina Council Chairman through the APC Kogi East Zonal youth leader, *Alhaji* *Billa* , went on rampage destroying the business offices and houses of PDP members and the decampees.

 

One of the decampees was stabbed and is currently receiving treatment at *Maria* *Goretti* hospital in Anyigba.

 

The gun totting thugs, including one nicknamed *Akoji* *Copra* , *Alhassan* *Oje* and *Junior* , later went around the town shooting sporadically and bragging that they are untouchable and would either maim or kill anyone who does not support the APC.

 

The carnage was reportedly led by a notorious thug called *Abdul* *Madigba* who is reputed to have maimed and killed a number of people in the past, with the Law enforcement Agencies looking the other way.

Right now,there is palpable fear among residents of Anyingba following the recent mayhem.

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