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I am hale and hearty, says Tinubu during welcome-back party for him (Photos)

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked rumours of being bed-riden but said he actually underwent knee surgery in the United kingdom.

Tinubu returned to Nigeria from the UK on Friday, October 8. On Sunday, October 10, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted a welcome back reception in honor of the former governor of the state.

Expressing gratitude to God for sparing his life while speaking at the reception held at the State House, Marina, the former governor said God is the giver of life and that He is the only one who can take it.

“I am a little emotional but I am happy. God is the giver of life and he is the only one who can take it.

“If I have granted you life and the privilege and you live this life, I am the only one who can take it from you if you don’t use it in the way and manner that promote humanity in the good faith and I can give it to anybody that I want.”

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“He has spared us till today and has given us the privileged of the the day. I thank him. I cannot praise him better than any of and all of your voices, but I am standing before you hale, hearty and big.

“Thank you very much. It is just the day of joy for me, it is a day and we are here thanking God the Almighty… may God bless all of you, May he grant you your heart desires. I am grateful and I thank God Almighty.”Tinubu said

Speaking at the event, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanked Tinubu for returning from London and that Lagosians would have come in large numbers to welcome him if not that he wanted to manage the crowd and make his return low-key.

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Present at the welcome back reception were first lady of the state, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat; his wife Oluremi; former Lagos Deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Adebule; House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila; Lagos Speaker Mudashiru Obasa; Senator Olamilekan Solomon, among others.

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2023 Election: INEC to release timetable when Electoral Bill is signed

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said it will not release the 2023 general election timetable until the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is signed into law.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja during the commission’s first quarterly consultative meeting with political parties.

He said; “On the Electoral Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly, the Commission is encouraged by the Senate President’s assurance to give priority attention to the Bill when the National Assembly reconvenes from its recess today, and the commitment by the President to assent to the Bill as soon as the issue of mode of primaries by political parties is resolved. We look forward to a speedy passage of the Bill, which is crucial to our preparations for future elections.

“As soon as it is signed into law, the Commission will quickly release the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election based on the new law”.

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There’ll be level playing ground for all presidential aspirants– PDP Chairman to Momodu

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Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party has told presidential aspirant, Dele Momodu, that members of the party, and not leaders, would determine who emerges as the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

Ayu said this on Thirsday during Momodu’s visit to the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja where he formally presented his letter of intent to contest for the party’s presidential ticket.

The National Chairman noted that the PDP had no preferred presidential candidate and would provide a level-playing ground for all aspirants.

Ayu said, “For you to run for office, you must have a strong platform, but the first responsibility I will charge you to do is to work hard and build a strong party with which we can go into battle with.

“For your personal ambition like all other candidates, I wish you well, I wish you the best.

“There will be a level playing ground for all aspirants, just like you, we don’t have a special candidate, PDP has no preferred candidate, the party members will decide who will contest any office.

“If at the end of the day, party members vote for you, PDP will stand behind you. You have to go out and work out there among the party members across the country, because the party leadership will not do it for you. Our job is to try and provide the necessary mechanism.”

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2023: Gov David Umahi declares to Buhari his presidential ambition

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2023: Gov David Umahi declares to Buhari his presidential ambition
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday January 11, informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his 2023 presidential ambition.

Umahi who had a closed door meeting with Buhari today, told state house correspondents that the President advised him to consult widely.

Umahi’s visit to inform the President of his presidential ambition is coming exactly 24 hours after a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, paid a similar visit to President Buhari.

Recall FELLOW PRESS reported the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu had also declared his intention to run for presidential race in 2023.

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