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Olaosebikan “03” Joins Rep Race for Offa/Oyun/Ifelodun Fed Constituency

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By Ralph Omololu Agbana

United States based businessman and medic, Olamilekan Olayinka Olaosebikan, alias “03”, has thrown his hat in the ring for the race to the House of Representatives for Offa/Oyun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in Kwara State.

The Oro-Ago, Ifelodun Local Government, Kwara State-born nurse, importer and exporter of products and services, in a statement by the “03” Media Team issued to journalists on Friday, said he decided to offer himself for service to his people “with integrity and absolute loyalty”.

He went further to unfold a detailed manifesto containing his vision and mission towards a better representation in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly thereby guaranteeing improved wellbeing of the people of Offa/Oyun/Ifelodun Federal Constituency, through multisectoral action.

In the statement, Olaosebikan who is contesting the 2023 federal election on the platform of Young Progressives Party (YPP), declared: “The manifesto items of O3 are based mainly on the principles and philosophy of the youth who formed the bulk of the electorate that have witnessed decades of neglect from successive representatives. The youth and the women, as a result of their experiences, have therefore unconsciously developed principles and comprehensive system of belief on how to be represented and feel the impact of governance. These principles and philosophy-like disposition of the good people of Offa, Oyun and Ifelodun of Kwara State have been thoroughly understudied by me and my team, and therefore formed the basis upon which my manifestoes were developed”.

Olaosebikan also listed the main trust of his vision and mission for the good people he intend to represent, as follows:

HEALTH
Health services will form major aspect of my trust. Health is one of the most important aspects of social services that the people of my constituency require to function very well. It saddens that the less privileged spend fortunes to access what suppose to be a social service of basic healthcare. Many at times the standard and quality of basic health facility around the three local governments do not commensurate with demographical spread of the people of Offa, Oyun and Ifelodun Federal Constituency. As part of my oversight function as legislator, l will passionately ensure the functionality of existing health care centre, upgrade the existing ones while sustainable collaboration with private health facilities at affordably subsidised rate base will be encouraged.

EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY
You will agree with me that Education remains the only instrument that has given the less privileged of the country a sense of hope. You will also support my assumption that technology in teaching, research and learning has impacted positively on the quality of education around the world including Nigeria. O3 will make education a priority in legislative matters which the resultant effect will lead to the provision of teaching aids and renovation of blocks of classrooms in selected schools depending on the need assessment priority thereby providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning. Teachers will be trained and retrained for capacity enhancement especially in modern teaching methodology.

AGRICULTURE
I am aware that agriculture is the preoccupation of the people of my constituency. I am also aware that today it is a major player in the economy of Nigeria. In fact agriculture is our tradition and it is our culture. Therefore outside the motivational support that will be given to the rural farmers, agricultural policies that will enhance farmers will be a top priority on my legislative agenda. Farmers will be assisted in different ways through collaborations with international agricultural companies. The marketing company under the control of the farmers will be established to find direct, local and international markets for the farm products of our farmers while soft loans will also be made available at lower repayment rate. This will improve their financial gains as well as motivate them. I will initiate a legislative law that will mandate government both at federal and state to provide tractors and other farm essentials for free to our farmers. This will aid agricultural development in our constituency. Equally, training support shall be given to the farmers to reduce post harvest losses.

INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
I will activate my personal network of relationships within and outside of government circles, including my friends and associates, to primarily assist in infrastructure development, to establish farm settlement and other farm produce, industries to improve the economic base of our communities.

SECURITY
Security is a national issue of concern today. I understand that productivity and prosperity of any given community of the entire nation cannot be divorced from an impervious security architecture. To this end l will through legislative agenda influence more security provisions for my constituency, and also establish a Communities Network against Crime and Criminality (CNcc) to protect life and property”.

“These are my personal conviction and they form my ambition to the great people of my constituency. I offer to serve with integrity and absolute loyalty to our great party. I am 03”, he said.

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LP digs into archives, unearth document that limits NLC power to take party

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In its effort to regain legitimacy the Labour Party (LP) has started digging into its archive to produce historical limitations to the powers of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the Labour Party (LP).

According to the letter displayed by the LP, the Nigerian Labour Congress does not have any status conferred by the statute over the Labour Party; instead, it enjoys the status of any member of the Labour Party.

The letter written in 2015, signed by Mrs Augusta C. Ogakwu, Secretary to the Commission, and addressed to the former leader of the Labour Party, Ayuba Wabba, reads: “With reference to your letter on the above subject dated August 5″, 2015, I am directed to inform you that the Commission has reviewed relevant documents and records in its possession in respect of the Labour Party and has established the following:

“Membership of the Labour Party as provided in Articles 1 and 9 of the Labour Party’s Constitution, 2009, does not confer any special or superior status on the Nigeria Labour Congress.”

The letter, INEC/DEPMI/LP/16/T/68, is entitled: Re: request for INEC’s Urgent Intervention To Arrest The Activities Of An Imposter Group In Labour Party

The letter further said, “In accordance with Article 15(7) of the Labour Party Constitution, 2009, the elected National Executive Committee (NEC) has a tenure of four (4) years.”

In a commentary signed by the National Publicity of Labour Party, Pastor Obiora Ifoh, Labour leaders should acquaint themselves with history to avoid unnecessary conflict

The comment reads, in part: “A good student learns from history. If people refuse to learn from history, history will continue to repeat itself. When the Nigeria Labour Congress attempted to crookedly take over the leadership of the Labour Party in 2015 and wrote INEC, INEC replied that they had no locus standi to interfere or change the leadership of the party.

“They have failed to learn from that trajectory, and it is surprising that Joe Ajaero’s NLC is also taking the same line of action and trajectory, and they are expecting a different result.

“A reasonable NLC would have been thinking of how to consolidate with the leadership of the Labour Party having made huge exploits and having achieved great results from the 2023 general election; rather, they have chosen a collision cause that will neither help them nor help Nigerians.

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Olusola Oke says, he did not commit crime for marrying an Igbo woman

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Barrister Olusola Oke addressing the media after the submission of his expression of interest and nomination forms for the November Governorship election in Ondo State.
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**Admits he is a polygamist

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election, Olusola Oke has put to rest the misinformation about his marital status and the politics of the first Lady of the State disclosing he is a polygamist

The Social media had been awashed with tweets from his opponents in Ondo State telling people not to vote for him as his Ibo wife will visit tyranny on the State like the immediate past first Lady, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu.

Reacting to a poser on the issue with reference to a tweet making the round on social media that reads,
“Say no to Olusola Oke, we don’t want another Igbo tyrant first Lady in our place. The last 8 years had been hell under Mrs Betty-Anyanwu Akeredolu, Olusola should simply go to his wife’s state to contest”
He said, in a contest like this, you don’t expect everybody to be your friend and when they cannot find fault in you, they will look for something.
“First and foremost there is a good population of Igbos in Ondo State who are members of APC, when you say that what you are doing is provoking them to support me.
“In Nigeria, it is unconstitutional for anybody to discriminate against another on the grounds of the circumstances of his birth, his tribe or marriage. So what the person is tweeting is unconstitutional.
“It is not against any law in Nigeria to marry from another section of the country but these people have also forgotten, they keep writing about my junior wife, I am a polygamist.
“They have checked my credentials they know they cannot find fault in terms of relevant requirements, they cannot say that I am not well educated, they cannot question the integrity based on my certificate, they cannot question experience.
“They cannot question my good looks, so they must get something to talk about. Yes the social media is awashed but you will never see me comment. We are talking about competence and the development of the State, you are talking about being married to an Igbo.
“It is a funny story, but the truth of the matter is I married a Yoruba woman first in my life, an Ilaje woman, we have been married for the last 41 years. She is a PhD holder, she has served Ondo State for 35years, even in her right she could be governor of Ondo State, yet when they write, they misinform deliberatly to denigrate my person.
“I haven’t committed any crime and I am happy at the tweet, look at what some said, that the Ibo woman is the most generous woman they had ever seen.
“I have got women, pretty, don’t look at them, they are well mannered women, I have not told anyone who will be my first Lady. Obviously those who write, are not with me.”
The aspirant had visited the Party’s national secretariat to submit his expression of interest and nomination forms on Friday

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LP crisis: Obi drops bombshell, says he will leave if leadership fails to change

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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party(LP)in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has taken many Nigerians by surprise when he hinted about the possibility of dumping the party ahead of the 2027 election season if the leadership of the party failed to toe the part of integrity.
This is coming against the backdrop that the Labour Party held what was described by stakeholders as a kangaroo convention that even the Electoral Umpire; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has discredited.
Obi had advised the leadership of the party to tarry a while for proper consultation before the convention, but the leaders went ahead with the convention.
They also reserved the 2027 presidential ticket of the Party for Peter Obi and that of Abia State for Alex Otti the incumbent Governor who is yet to be 10 months on the saddle even when they decided not to take part in the gathering
Obi gave the hint during an engagement with his supporters on his Verified X space hosted by Parallel Facts, yesterday.

The former Amambra State Governor explained that his primary focus which dedicated members of the Obidient Movement have aligned with; is all about making Nigeria work for all citizens, as such, he refused to be distracted.

According to him, the contrived crisis in the Labour Party was part of a distractive strategy which neither he nor his supporters were willing to fall for.

Obi said, “Our engagement is about Nigeria, they are trying to change our focus what we want to do is not about Labour Party it is about what the Obidients want to do about Nigeria.

“We are thinking about water, we are thinking about power, we are thinking about employment, thinking about security that should be our focus.

“The other matter we will deal with. We were somewhere , we didn’t start with Labour.

“I’m a Christain. Jesus said, when you go into a city try to change them, live with them ,fast with them, if in the end you can’t you come out and even wash the sand that is on your shoes .

“He didn’t say go there and die with them. I tell you, I’m making spirited efforts to change them (LP) but I’m not going to die with them.

“That will not stop what we set out to do, We will try to change them (LP), if we can’t, we will leave them, we will not die with them.” End

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