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Breathing a sigh of relief from the aborted NLC strike over subsidy removal, All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre Sanusi has declared confidently to Nigerians that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will not labour in vain and will succeed as the 16th President of Nigeria.

According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 House of Representative Candidate, Tinubu’s attributes and his efforts in reaching out to those that matters stands him out as a responsive and transformational leader who is interested in the welfare and economic prosperity of the people.

He said: “For a long time I have nursed the feeling that Tinubu will be Nigeria’s President because I see in him a true Nigerian who believes in everybody regardless of his tribe, creed or faith.”

Speaking while receiving some party leaders in his Constituency on Monday, Sanusi said the idea of reaching out to stakeholders regarding Nigeria affairs rather than grandstanding is what will differentiate Tinubu from other past leaders.

PLS as he is fondly called, also reaffirmed Asiwaju administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers and other self employed Nigerians as mentioned during his presidential campaigns.

Speaking to Push News 24 International, Sanusi emphasized that the welfare of workers and indeed Nigerians would remain a top priority throughout this administration.”

Despite not been the spokesperson for the government, PLS said as a party man he owes his constituents in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency the duty to update and guide them through various policy decisions of government and how it will affect them.

Sanusi expressed his appreciation for the unreserved support of his constituents in the last general elections and assured that his cardinal mandate would be to focus on enhancing the well-being of all stakeholders in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.

“I want to assure you that Asiwaju will continue to look for ways and means to improve the life of all workers so that they will continue to be more intellectually built with improve efficiency and professionalism in carrying out their duties.

“I also want to assure that this next four years, the welfare of Nigerians will be of priorities, as this current administration is poise to return the country back to economic development and prosperity.” he said.

Sanusi acknowledging the role of the public servants and labour movement significant contributions to the successful implementation of government policies and programs was quick to advise that no one or group should be coerced against his or her will. He attributed the past achievements of Asiwaju to the harmonious relationship between the labour movement, public service and political office holders, stressing that the new president of Nigeria will not labour in vain.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : April 23rd, 2023

BREAKING: APC Dissolves Presidential Campaign Council
— April 23, 2023

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) inaugurated last year to prosecute the 2023 presidential election.

The dissolution was contained in a statement on Saturday night, jointly signed by the Director General of the APC PCC, Governor Simon Bako Lalong and the Secretary of the council, James Abiodun Faleke.

The party on behalf of the chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council, President Muhammadu Buhari; the president-elect, Bola Tinubu and other leaders, thanked all council members, leaders and supporters for working assiduously for the resounding victory of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“Since the campaign council began in September 2022, we have witnessed an unprecedented, relentless, and engaging mobilisation of our members nationwide and in the diaspora towards securing the majority popular votes for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential ticket. The journey has been a worthy one with our hard-won victory. The credit goes to all our members particularly, the leaders and members of the various campaign directorates.

“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his unwavering support and leadership throughout the campaign. We could not have achieved this level of success without his single-mindedness, commitment, and forthrightness.

“However, we have concluded that it is in the best interest of the campaign and its stakeholders for us to dissolve our council with immediate effect. This has become necessary to retune us towards the May 29, 2023, inauguration of the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration. The process of transitioning into a new era of a Renewed Hope is underway and all our energies and activities must reflect the principles underlying this process.

“We hope that you will all continue to stay involved in Nigeria’s political process and to advocate for issues that you believe in. Our democracy is stronger when we all participate in the political process with patriotism.We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support, dedication, and hard work”, the statement said in part.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: April 13th, 2023


APC stalwart and House of Representatives Candidate for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS) has charged Nigerians to promote peaceful co-existence as we approach the formal transition of power to the President-Elect of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29th, 2023.

In what he describes as extreme politics by all and sundry in the face of reactions that have trailed the outcome of the 2023 Presidential elections, Sanusi indicated that Nigerians choose Asiwaju as reflected by the results released by INEC.

Sanusi made this call on thursday when he received some community stakeholders from Oriade LCDA who paid him a solidarity visit as the election petition tribunal commenced hearings.

Sanuis used the visit to remind Nigerians and indeed Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency residents that only God can determine the fate of any person including the president-elect Bola Tinubu.

The financial expert equally pointed out that the constitution of Nigeria is superior and above any forms of sentiments, adding that it holds the rules that determine the emergence of anyone vying for any position in the country.

According to PLS, one very important task for the incoming government at this time would be to unite the nation regardless of ethnic affiliations and inclinations.

In his words PLS described Tinubu as a “true democrat and large-hearted politician who sacrificed a lot for Nigeria”.

Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment and love for the nation and democracy as legendary and inspiring”.

“…his has a pedigree and track records of mentoring, guidance and support for upcoming leaders to accomplish their dreams, Tinubu has written his name in gold in the annals of history and earned for himself, national and global accolades and respect”. Sanusi said.

On the rumored plot about interim governance, a confident Sanusi declared …” Asiwaju has been destined to lead Nigeria to the path of progress and no force in whatever pattern can truncate it”

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APC Chieftain and House of Representative Candidate of the All Progressives Congress Candidate (APC), Prince Lanre Sanusi (PLS) has congratulated Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency Christians across Nigeria and the world on the successful completion of this year’s 2023 Lent period and the subsequent Good Friday and Easter celebrations which symbolize the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In a message from his Media Office in FESTAC, Sanusi urged the indigenous people Christians and residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to pray for peace, security, sustainable development, and unity in the country as well as among the citizens.

The Awori born Prince urged Christians to return to the teachings of Jesus Christ who as ‘the reason for the season’ represents religious tolerance, peaceful co-existence, good faith, truth, demonstration of the fear of and belief in God, empathy for the less privileged, and patriotism to one’s country.

“It is not just a mere coincidence that while the Lent fasting was on, the Muslim Ramadan also commenced and this translates to a very substantial percentage of the national population fasting in the past two weeks. This is a design by Almighty God to teach us the lesson that no matter how we worship Him, whatever language we adopt in worshipping Him, or what name we call Him, we are all creations of one God.

“Therefore, we should all live, work and aspire together as brothers and sisters in the interest of our dear country, demonstrate the fear of God in all we do, and develop our country for the benefit of all. We should stop allowing religion, ethnicity, or difference in language to divide us. It is time we all bound together to salvage our country and restore her lost glory” Sanusi said

“This Easter period which also coincides with the ongoing Ramadan fasting should be used by Nigerians to pray for their country, to rededicate ourselves to the promotion of national interest above personal interest, ponder about the challenges facing the country, and for each individual to take a vow to be part of the solution to the problems.

“It is my prayer that Almighty God will intervene and heal our country in all areas while also giving us victory over those misguided elements who are waging wars against the country. May the protection of God be on all members of the security agencies who are on the frontlines fighting to defend our country. I wish all our Christian brothers and sisters a happy celebration of Good Friday and Easter”, Sanusi stated.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : April 1st, 2023


APC Stalwart and House of Representatives Candidate in the 2023 General elections, Prince Lanre Sanusi (PLS) while eulogising Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 71st birthday has said that the President-Elect of Nigeria, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has the capabilities and is prepared to rekindle the hope of every Nigerian.

“He was poised to be the poster boy to return that dwindling hope of democracy in South West, nay Nigeria as a whole and is now more than ever ready to re-ignite that hope that was partially diminishing in Nigeria’s contemporary political emancipation” PLS said.

“In a move reminiscent of what Late M.K.O Abiola had wanted to do in 1993, and with Asiwaju being a part of that dream, he will surely now take up the task to deliver the HOPE we have all craved and yearned for” Sanusi added.

According to the US trained Financial Expert “From the foregoings, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is stealthily and gradually inching towards rekindling this Big Hope for Nigeria at large and from the events emanating from his election as President-Elect of Nigeria, there are brighter signals and good movements towards making this dream come to pass”.

Sanusi further assured that Asiwaju will bring the experience of his leadership in Lagos State as the Governor, Boardroom guru in the private sector and as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to steer the affairs of country effectively

“While it is an understatement that the country truly needs HOPE after a momentous but yet to manifest time-out with the CHANGE mantra, it is rather plausible for right-thinking people to embrace the RENEWHOPE Agenda once again”.

“The ‘Jagaban Borgu’ is the only real and pragmatic experience which can offer genuine HOPE, and pundits are now coming to the realisation that Asiwaju is the ‘Hope bearer’ and ‘torch-carrier’ to rekindle the country’s coveted Hope. That, in fact, is the ladder to climb to the CHANGE destination. “

Sanusi further advise Nigerians to support Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu towards leading Nigeria to its heights and bounds.

Push News 24 International has observed that ever since Asiwaju has been publicly identified as the torchbearer and game-changing individual of the ruling party with a magic wand, many groups and caucuses have been allying with his ordinate ambition to be the president of Nigeria.

Recall that Push News 24 International reported that Senator Tinubu who is also the National leader of the APC made the promise to rekindle hope while addressing Benue State APC delegates in Makurdi ahead of the Presidential primaries.

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PUSH NEW 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 18th, 2023

Senator Oluremi Tinubu has won her Polling Unit 034 at Falomo in Lagos for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.In the poll results announced at the polling unit, APC polled 66 votes against 21 by the Labour Party and one by the PDP.ADC also got one vote while one vote was declared void by INEC officials.In the House of Assembly election, APC scored 68 votes to defeat Labour Party which polled 20 votes.The PDP scored two votes with one void.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress and incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, won the polling unit of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.The APC candidate polled 43 votes, his closest contender, the Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, had five votes, while the National Rescue Movement had one vote.

Meanwhile, there was low turnout of voters at the PU as 50 people voted out of 324 registered voters.

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PUSH NEWS 14 INTERNATIONAL: March 18th, 2023

The Labour Party candidate in the Lagos State governorship election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has been defeated in is polling unit by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress.

Sanwo-Olu is the incumbent Governor of the state.

The Punch reports that Rhodes-Vivour managed to poll 18 votes while Sanwo-Olu won with 29 votes.

Another contestant in the election, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Olajide Adeniran, popularly known as Jandor, polled two votes.

One vote was counted as void at polling unit 01 at Oshifila Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja.

In the House of Assembly election at the polling unit, the APC polled 34, LP 15, while PDP polled one vote.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 16th, 2023

Less than 48 hours to the 2023 governorship election, leader of Lagos chapter of Labour Party have endorsed the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who will be contesting on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), for a second term, abandoning the LP flagbearer, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

They said that their decision to endorse Sanwo-Olu over their party’s authentic governorship candidate was due to the ill-treatment they received from Rhodes-Vivour who was handed the LP ticket.

The leaders stressed that they were not leaving the party but the step was taken to ensure that Labour Party does not make the same mistake that was made during the primaries held recently, and to ensure that the youths were not led into mistakes that could affect their future in the state.

The dozens of members led by the former governorship aspirant, Moshood Salvador, endorsed the APC gubernatorial standard-bearer on Thursday during a meeting held in the Surulere Local Government area of the state.

Aside from Salvador, other leaders of the party that have decided to collapse their structure or Sanwo-Olu were the Director General, Lagos LP campaign council, Shola Taiwo; Deputy Director-General for Lagos East LP campaign council, Akinwande Saheed; House of Representatives candidate for Alimosho Federal Constituency, Oyindolapo Omotayo.

Announcing the leaders’ decision before the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the LP former governorship aspirant, Salvador, who described the LP candidate as one too young to lead over 20 million people, said that Lagos is too big to go into the hands of rookies.

He stated that residents should vote for those that would do the needful for the development and growth of Lagos considering that the commercial capital o the country remains a big fish that must not fall into wrong hands.

According to him, the economy and well-being of Lagosians cannot be toyed with saying candidates should be voted for based on merit and credibility.

“Lagos must not be given to inexperienced leaders to toy with. Lagos is important to all Nigerians. We are voting for a candidate that has character and quality regardless of party affiliation. And this is the doctrine that we were taught and complying with the directives of the Presidential candidate, Peter Obi”, he added.

He accused the Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour has no regard for the leadership of the party and could allegedly be a disaster if given an opportunity to rule Lagos.

Salvador assured that APC will receive maximum votes from over 350,000 members of the Labour Party during the March 18th Elections.

Accepting their endorsement, Hamzat, who appealed to residents of the state to pardon their mistakes, assured that they would surely make amends and introduce policies that could address the peoples’ needs.

.The deputy governor also urged the youths to upgrade their skills to boost their capacity to contribute their quota to the socioeconomic development of the country.

According to him, it will not augur well to vote people into office based on emotions and the challenge before the nation and many others is the scarcity of resources.

Additional reports Vanguard, NAN

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: February 25th, 2023

AMUWO ODOFIN : INEC Defends Omission Of Labour Party’s Logo On Ballot Papers In Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has defended the omission of the Labour Party’s logo on ballot papers in Lagos State.

Push News 24 International reported on Thursday that the Lagos State Chapter of the Labour Party (LP) had slammed INEC for allegedly omitting the party’s logo on ballot papers for the Senatorial and House of Representatives elections billed for Saturday.

The State LP Chairperson, Dayo Ekong, made this known on Thursday during a news conference in Ikeja, calling on INEC to reschedule the election until the party’s candidates were included on the ballots.

She said: “This malicious error was found out this morning in Lagos, by me and my team of executive members during the routine inspection of election materials.

“It was at inspection that it was discovered that the Labour Party was not listed for the election for Senate in and House of Representatives in Lagos State. This is unacceptable and a wicked way of disenfranchising Lagos electorates.

“It is unimaginable that for the elections slated for Saturday, Feb. 25, Lagos electorate will only vote for the Labour Party Presidential Candidate as INEC made no provision for the election of Party’s Senate and House of Representatives Candidates.

However, Push News 24 international understands that the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, while reacting to the allegation, told pressmen late Friday at the INEC media briefing in Abuja that “The commission has a record of obedience to court orders.”

He explained that the Labour Party had in a day served on the commission 70 processes on the nomination of candidates and in Lagos, on Federal Constituencies alone.

However, INEC accepted 13 out of 24 candidates for the nomination of federal constituencies in the state.

Yakubu, however, said the commission’s legal team has been tasked to look into the court order from the party and respond appropriately.

He said “So, we have already tasked our legal office to look at all the judgments we have been receiving and they have been coming virtually every day.

The party you are talking about in one day alone served on INEC 70 processes on the nomination of candidates and in Lagos, on Federal Constituencies alone, we accepted the nomination of candidates for 13 out of 24 Federal Constituencies from that party by court order. So, we will look at the court order and respond accordingly.”

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: February 23rd, 2023


The Director-General of the PLS Campaign Organisation, High Chief (Hon) Moshood O. Badmus, yesterday expressed gratitude to the good people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, who trooped out in large numbers to welcome and join in the house-to-house and final campaign rally across the 11 wards in Amuwo Odofin local government areas of Lagos State.

Badmus, in a statement yesterday at Mile 2, said Prince Lanre Sanusi had during the campaign expressed happiness at the huge turnout and have taken particular notice of the joy that radiated on the faces of the residents and indigenes of the constituents throughout the campaign.

He said he was particularly impressed at the enthusiasm displayed by the people of the constituent and especially their readiness to welcome the All Progressives Congress, House of Representative Candidate to their localities even at late hours of the day.

Badmus said: “On behalf of our Symbol, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi and the PLS Campaign Organization, I want to express our gratitude to the good people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency who joyfully came out to welcome our campaigns in the different localities.

“We are particularly grateful that you accorded PLS and his team a very warm reception at every ward, even as you readily applauded his candidature as a right choice for a new beginning in Amuwo Odofin ”

“We want to reassure you that the advent of PLS will offer even greater achievements and better life in all the 11 Wards that make up the Constituents.”

He equally urged residents of the constituency to troop out enmasse on Saturday, as the first round of elections begin with the presidential and National Assembly election.

“I want to urge you to readily come out in good numbers to perform your civic responsibilities on Saturday, February 25, for the Presidential/National Assembly Election and on March 11, when we shall complete the assignment,” he added”.

Push News 24 International reports that prior to the grand finale rally in Mile 2 and environs, PLS visited the riverine communities of Ward J and K where he was joyously received enmasse by Ibeshe Kingdom who publicly endorsed him as their choice candidate.