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Niger APC Gov Candidate Meets Babangida, Abdusalami Ahead Of Elections




Gov Bago Denies Banning Alcohol In Niger State

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, Umar Mohammed Bago, has met with two former Nigerian leaders, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) and Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Naija News learned that Bago who is a member of the House of Representatives held separate closed-door meetings with two elder statesmen at their hilltop homes in Minna, the state capital on Wednesday.

Sources told Leadership that the meetings which came three days before the governorship election were part of the moves to get the support of all the stakeholders in the state.

The source said the meeting between  Bago and the two leaders lasted for about an hour before making the same visits to other elder statesmen in the state.


According to tp the sources, the former Nigeria leaders separately gave their blessings but admonished him to toe the path of a peaceful governorship election.

He added that Bago said he was with the two elder statesmen to seek their prayers as he faced the electorate on Saturday, adding that every son must get his elders’ blessing.

Rhodes-Vivour: ‘I Refused To Recognise Bode George As Godfather’ – Jandor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, has disclosed why a chieftain of his party, Bode George, endorsed the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, for the gubernatorial election.


Naija News reports that Jandor, during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday, said his refusal to accept the former deputy chairman of PDP as his godfather earned the LP candidate his support.

Adediran noted that he fought godfatherism in APC and met a similar case in PDP, notwithstanding he was able to secure the party’s governorship ticket without any support from some PDP chieftains.

He claimed that George also tried to sell Rhodes-Vivour to him as a running mate after he clinched the party’s ticket which he refused.



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