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Oyo APC candidates for May 12 LG, LCDA election emerge through consensus

Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the proposed May 12 election into the 33 Local Government and 35 Local Council Development Areas of Oyo State were elected through indirect primaries, on Friday.

The State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo; State Chairman of the APC, Chief Akin Oke; his Deputy, Alhaji Isiaka Alimi; and Secretary, Hon. Mojeed Olaoya, supervised the election, which took place at Lafia Hotel, Ibadan.

The names of the consensus chairmanship candidates were read at the occasion, while councillorship aspirants were directed to visit their LGs and LCDAs to check those that also emerged through the consensus arrangement.

Addressing delegates at the event, the governor said that the consensus arrangement was adopted in line with Section 20A, Subsection 1,2,3 and 4 of the party’s constitution.

He said that the section empowers party’s leaders and stakeholders across the state to deliberate and reach a consensus on how to pick candidates for elections, in order to avoid what he called bad blood within the party’s hierarchy.

The governor explained that the desire of the party’s leadership to forestall rancour and the determination to go into the election as a united entity informed the adoption of the consensus arrangement.

Ajimobi said, “The adoption of consensus was a decision of the party’s stakeholders to avoid disunity and acrimony that could lead to failure.

“Let us thank God for the peaceful outing. You will see that most election primaries have always been very rancorous, but in our own case, it was very peaceful and was conducted in line with the constitution of our party.

“Particularly, if you look at page 74, Sections 1,2,3,4 of our constitution it was clearly stated that once you have elected members from the wards to the various levels of the party organs, you can have them as a collegiate group.

“They can then become delegates that will participate and vote at a designated location for candidates of their choice; and that is what we have done today.

“We have been able to bring together all elected party members, National and State Assembly members representing the state, including leaders from the local government and ward levels. We all agreed to have consensus candidates.”

The governor said that the party also consulted women leaders, youth groups and other stakeholders before the emergence of the candidates.

He expressed confidence that the APC would be the party to beat during the election giving its cohesion and rancor-free primaries ahead of the election.
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Osinbajo, Ajimobi task estate surveyors on infrastructure development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said the federal government would continue to invest in infrastructure to boost the economy and create jobs for teeming populations of Nigeria.
He said this while declaring open the 48th annual conference of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan (UI).

The Vice President who pledged the commitment of the government to pact with members of the NIESV in developing a lasting infrastructure for Nigerians said the move would help the government in its Economic Recovery Agenda.

Speaking on the theme, “Real Estate And Infrastructure As Drivers Of National Economic Development” Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of State on Power, Works and Housing, Sulaimon Hassan said that the present administration, which believes in massive infrastructure development, was open and willing to partner with Estate Surveyors and Valuers towards getting a roadmap for diversifying the economy.

Submitting that the nation was yet to explore opportunities associated with land usage, the Vice President told the real estate professionals, “I urge you to come up with useful recommendations on how to use infrastructure development to drive the nation’s economy.”

He said the government was ready to partner with them to achieve this goal.

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, said for Nigeria to achieve its vision of being one of the top 20 economies in terms of GDP size by 2020, it was imperative that attention must be given to Infrastructure development.

Ajimobi, who was represented by the Secretary to State Government Hon. Olalekan Alli, said government anywhere in the world should be conscious of the fact that infrastructure development was their core responsibility and should spend expediently towards it.

He tasked the estate surveyors and valuers to take the lead in how government could use infrastructure development to boost the economy, assuring them that his administration’s readiness to pact with them towards actualizing his government’s drive to develop the state’s infrastructure.

In his welcome address, the national president of the institution, Bolarinde Patunola-Ajayi described any effort by government to develop infrastructure as a “wise investment” noted that African is becoming a destination point for investors and Nigeria should not lack behind.
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