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DEMOCRACY DAY : SANUSI CAUTIONS NIGERIANS AGAINST ACTIONS, STATEMENTS TO TRUNCATE THE POLITICAL PROCESS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : June 12, 2023

Amuwo Odofin All Progressives Congress (APC) Stalwart, Prince Lanre Sanus (PLS), monday advised Nigerians not to take for granted the continued democratic dispensation in the country since 1999 but must guard against actions, statements and moves which can truncate the political process.

Sanusi also advised the people to always be vigilant and speak against anti-democratic policies and actions which are capable of subverting the rule of law.

In his statement the Lagos born Prince stated this in Amuwo-Odofin congratulatating Nigerians on the continuos anniversary of unbroken elected government in the country.

The House of Rep faithful in his anniversary message also canvassed strict adherence to the principles of rule of law, separation of powers, sovereignty of parliament, independence of the judiciary, and freedom of the press, adding that, “our constitutional institutions must be preserved and protected”.

In his words, “As we celebrate democracy today, I congratulate our people and express my conviction that this system of government is the best so far invented. However, it goes beyond the conduct of elections to put leaders in office.

“Democracy involves strict adherence to rule of law as against the rule of men. It is about respect for due process and following laid down procedures. It is about respect for and building of institutions.

“That is why we cannot be celebrating Democracy Day without canvassing for caution on some recent negative developments in our polity, particularly as we commence a new dispensation.

These include abuse of office in a manner that suggests persecution and oppression of perceived enemies, stifling of free expression, undermining of democratic institutions, and impunity on the part of certain persons who behave as though they are above the laws of the land.

These developments should be of concern to all democrats. Other political and opinion leaders who decided to veil their sight as if they are not seeing these infractions on democracy and choose to keep quiet, should know that they equally pose danger to the survival of our country.

“History will not be fair to us if we allow our complacency to jeopardize democracy. We all must be able to speak out with strong voice on issues that constitute a danger to democracy. Eternal vigilance, they say, is the price of liberty.

“At this point, let us remember and salute our heroes of democracy, those who toiled and paid different prices for us to have elected government, particularly, those who paid the ultimate price with their lives. Their labour shall definitely not be in vain.“It is important for all of us to note that Nigeria will continue to exist after the 2023 polls.

We must therefore not do anything that will threaten the existence of the country or its peace, unity and tranquility.

Let me use this occasion to urge our all our people in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to avoid making and circulating hate speech which can further accentuate our fault lines and set one section of the country against the other. Rather,

we should all embrace tolerance and the need to be our brother’s keeper. We all have a lot to gain from a united and stronger Nigeria than having a nation embedded in conflict.

“As we celebrate Democracy Day, it is my wish that Nigerians and in particular, Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency will continue to enjoy good governance, provided by freely elected government and sustained by strong and impartial institutions, all of which will lead to the creation of a developed society with the citizens freely enjoying a high standard of living,” Sanusi stated.

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AMUWO ODOFIN : AGAIN INEC FAILS TO PUBLISH LABOUR PARTY CANDIDATE NAME ON WEBSITE AS IT ISSUES A DISCLAIMER

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: January 31st, 2023

AMUWO ODOFIN : AGAIN INEC FAILS TO PUBLISH LABOUR PARTY CANDIDATE NAME ON WEBSITE AS IT ISSUES A DISCLAIMER

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has disclaimed a report that it released a fresh “final list” of presidential and National Assembly candidates, urging the public to discountenance the report.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, issued the disclaimer Monday in Abuja.

A national newspaper had on Monday reported that the commission on Sunday published the final list of candidates for the election but the electoral body has said all political parties have been formally notified of activities and aside the last list published on their site in November 10th, 2022, no other list is to be published before the due dates for the 2023 general elections.

Push News 24 International had reported earlier that the first list published by the electoral body and uploaded on the commissions website did not feature the name of the Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency Labour Candidate, Mr George Adegeye, likewise the list published on the 10th November 2022, in pursuant to obeying Court Orders did not also capture the name of the Amuw Odofin Federal Constituency Labour Candidate.

INEC issuing a disclaimer has put to rest the hope of any further release as elections are less than 23 days.

Labour Party in Amuwo Odofin have made several claims and publications affirming its Candidate Mr George Adegeye as the authentic candidate brandishing a Court order to the effect but the electoral body appears unperturbed leaving the populace to seek more information.

Push News 24 International seeks to enquire – Can the Commission on its own disqualify a candidate or forcefully remove the name of any candidate nominated by a political party?

“Who determines the validity or otherwise of party primaries?”

” Is the Commission constitutionally and legally permitted to reject the list and personal particulars submitted by political parties?”

These are the germane issues and a clear understanding and resolution of the issues requires an examination of the powers of the Commission in relation to the conduct of Congresses, Conventions and Primaries by Political Parties.

Push News 24 International findings reveals that political party primaries and the nomination of candidates for various elective positions are governed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2022, the Regulations, Guidelines and Manuals of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as the constitutions, rules and regulations of the different political parties.

In carrying out its regulatory activities, it is constitutionally and legally imperative that the regulatory body must remain impartial, above board and act within the confines and ambit of the constitution and the law both in its monitoring activities and application of the law. Fidelity to the electoral legal framework is paramount in constitutional democracies founded as they are, on the rule of law and due process.

Therefore, an Electoral Management Body and in this particular instance the Independent National Electoral Commission must, on no account, much less on the basis of perceived infractions of the law by candidates and political parties, seek to exercise the powers donated to other agencies or organs of government by the constitution and the law.

Basically, the Constitution as well as the Electoral Act have assigned and delineated the powers of the Commission in the conduct of party primaries and the nomination of candidates. The roles assigned to the Commission are limited as the conduct of party primaries is basically and fundamentally within the domestic realm of political parties subject to their observing the tenets of the Constitution and the law. In other words, the law expects political parties to be democratic and act democratically in the conduct of their Congresses, Conventions, Meetings and Primaries.

The Constitution and the law expects and obligates political parties to abide by and respect their own rules, procedures and guidelines in the conduct of their primaries and nomination of candidates. The law and the Constitution does not permit the electoral management body to micromanage them. The law only mandates the Commission to monitor the conduct of the congresses, conventions, meetings and primaries, and to ensure that their activities are conducted in accordance with the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released by the Commission as well as the constitutive legal instruments guiding and regulating elections.

Meanwhile, Party Chair, Ebele Nwuzor, in a statement: ‘No Controversy: George Adegeye is Labour Party candidate for Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency’, said no blackmail by Ejike Metu, will debar Adegeye’s victory.

Nwuzor cited a judgment which affirmed Adegeye as the flag bearer, stressing the party, armed by this legal backing, will ensure Adegeye’s victory.

The statement reads: “It is expedient to inform the public, and electorate in Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency, on the action of some persons in Labour Party in Amuwo Odofin to misinform them about the party’s candidate for the constituency seat.

As it is the Labour Party in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency have continued to campaign and promote it’s House of Representatives Candidate, Mr George Adegeye regardless of the actions or in actions of the electoral umpire with the firm conviction that its Candidate will be listed on the ballot paper come February 25th, 2023.

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PLS UNIFIES AMUWO ODOFIN ENTERTAINMENT LOVERS AS MAMMOTH CROWD VISIT FREE VIEWING CENTER

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 18th, 2022

PLS UNIFIES AMUWO ODOFIN ENTERTAINMENT LOVERS AS MAMMOTH CROWD VISITS FREE VIEWING CENTER

Have you ever walked by a group of people seating in front of a TV or a projector in an open space, yelling at the top of their voices in ecstasy and excitement and wondered to yourself how it made any sense why people will leave the comfort of your houses to sit in such a place to watch football. Well…you will never know until you experience it.

The above rightly captures the mood of residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency who trooped out in their numbers to the free Viewing centre donated by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the entertainment lovers in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to watch the ongoing FIFA World Cup between France and Argentina which ended in favour of Argentina.

Push News 24 International reports that the initiative was well received and welcomed by members of the community as it became a place where every true football fan visited, and for the die-hards, every single experience is different, and for some its like watching the game live at the stadium.

Push News observed that the All Progressive Congress (APC), House of Representatives Candidate, Prince Lanre A. SANUSI ( PLS) who was physically present stressed that the establishment of the viewing centre is to enable residents of the FESTIVAL town have easy access to the FIFA games.

According to PLS, the centre was established with sponsorship from the Sanwo-Olu led administration. “It is part of our deliberate bid as a party and government to make entertaining a unifying link for our people ” PLS said.

According to the DG of PLS Campaign Organization, Hon Badmus, the viewing centres, which are adequately secured, are located at in a safe vincity in order to ensure comfort while viewing.

“The idea of bring entertainment closer to residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, is to ease the tension in the political space while ensuring more fun and entertainment, as fans watch.”

“more importantly, to connect to each other as football cut across class, ethnic and religious affiliations.”

PLS in his response to the media said “Viewing Centres are a place for all, a place where people from all walks of life come to enjoy the beautiful game of football irrespective of the clubs they support. For men, woman, boys or girls, the viewing center has become a community where genuine relationships are built solely on the shared love for football”.

On the health benefits of sporting the legislative hopeful said ” it takes away stress viewing centres are therapeutic, they serve their purpose as places where you can go, and for those fun filled 90 minutes, your body, mind and soul is completely focused on the game and away from the day’s stress and worry. The viewing centre is a place that helps you “forget about your sorrows; albeit momentarily”.

Politically the Awori born said ” its a happy place
Irrespective of the political party or aspirants you support or whether or not you win or lose, you never actually leave the viewing centre sad. The happiness and positivity that the viewing centre exudes is contagious. It further gave me the opportunity to interact with my constituents “

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PROVE YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR ME BY GETTING YOUR VOTERS CARD – PLS CHARGES CONSTITUENTS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: November 28th, 2022

PROVE YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR ME BY GETTING YOUR VOTERS CARD – PLS CHARGES CONSTITUENTS

All Progressives Congress Candidate for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency in the forthcoming elections in 2023, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi aka PLS, has told members of his constituents, to get their voter’s card as a proof of their support for his aspirations and vote en-masse in the 2023 general elections.

This position followed the open declaration of support to PLS for Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency in his Constituency office by some Community stakeholders from Constituency 2 , Oriade LCDA.

According to the Lagos Prince, “I appeal to you all to go and collect your voter’s cards. There is still opportunity to do so. This is the only power to further prove your support for us particularly, in the next election.

As said by your chairman, we are here and aspiring to the Green Chamber for the interest of all and nothing will stop us from putting the welfare and well-being of our people on the front burner,” PLS said.

Commending the leadership and members of the group, for the open show of support for his aspirations, Sanusi, however, assured them that his term as a law maker would continue to see investments in human and infrastructure development for the benefits of different associations and residents of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.

His words:” “I am extremely happy today that a notable group like yours could come out publicly to endorse my candidacy. It is always a thing of joy for people to appreciate your little effort. I commend you all for the initiative”.

I am assuring you that we will do more than what we have said. We will make and propose laws that will change the face of infrastructure in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency and ensure improved standard of living for all”.

Our legislative trust is committed to making life easier for all, and that is why we have been running an all-inclusive, participatory campaign team for all as reflected in the successes we have recorded so far in our campaigns. We have seen your commitments, support and cooperation so far, and I am assuring you that soon, God will crown our efforts“.

We will leave no stone unturned to strengthen the existing synergy to bring about more success and dividends of democracy. I believe strongly that majority of your people are for us as this informed today’s collective decision to endorse us for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency. I am assuring you once again that you will not regret taking this action,” PLS said.

Push News 24 International reports that, earlier, while declaring support for the governor, the Group described PLS as a man of extraordinary dexterity, and that his professional experiences and global exposures were the motivation for their support and open endorsement.

PLS, however, called on all stakeholders at the meetings to prove that they were serious about their open endorsement, by getting their voter’s registration cards and turning out in large numbers to vote on the election date.

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AMUWO : REPS CANDIDATE REITERATES COMMITMENTS TO WOMEN DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: November 29th, 2022

AMUWO : REPS CANDIDATE REITERATES COMMITMENTS TO WOMEN DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT

Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate, Prince Lanre. Sanusi (PLS), has reiterated his commitment to ensuring that women in in his Constituency and Lagos State at large are given the much needed incentives and atmosphere to thrive and attain a new level of social status if he is voted to represent them in the Federal House of Representatives.

Sanusi, who was consultung with a group of civil society women groups and petty traders in Oriade LCDA was speaking to the press on why he embarked on such women stakeholders meeting, on Friday.

According to Sanusi, “women are not just home-builders but also community builders, they possess fantastic managerial and leadership qualities which if well harnessed, will be vital tools for nation-building.”

While welcoming hundreds of women into his campaign platform, Sanusi assured them that if given the opportunity to represent the people in the Green Chamber, he will ensure a holistic transformation of women welfare and advancement in the constituency.

The Awori born Prince promised to facilitate proper access to quality healthcare system, incorporate more women into the fold, empowering them to be self-sufficient and also ensuring they are well represented in the political cum leadership roles.

It is passion that is driving me, I am not going there to advance my personal interest or seek personal glorification, all I want is an opportunity to impact lives and make a positive history,” he said.

I am guided by the belief that the equality of women and men is not only a desirable social condition but a spiritual truth, our Office will collaborated with a wide range of civil society organizations and government agencies to promote gender equality and the advancement of women.”

Our Women’s Advancement Initiative positions women for success through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities,”

This critical work includes supporting efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls, to advance the meaningful participation of women in peacebuilding and rethink prevailing conceptions of human security, power and leadership. Men are actively engaged as critical partners in this work, with the understanding that, “As long as women are prevented from attaining their highest possibilities, so long will men be unable to achieve the greatness which might be theirs.” PLS said.

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AMUWO’23 : SANUSI REPEATS 2019 FEAT AGAIN, DEFEATS CABINET MEMBER, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMEN, STATE EXCO MEMBER TO EMERGE APC CANDIDATE

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : May 26th, 2022

Prince Lanre Sanusi

An ally of the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, Prince Lanre Sanusi popularly called PLS has yet again proved his grassroot popularity by winning back-to-back the 2023 election primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives by a landslide in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.

The US trained professional tax and financial advisory expert defeated nine other aspirants by a wide margin of 36 votes, amongst whom is a two term incumbent Executive Chairman and a two term former Executive Chairman amongst others.

The Chairman of the primary election panel, announced the results and winner late friday in Amuwo Odofin LGA where the House of Representatives primary election took place.

The primary results Prince Lanre Sanusi pulling 36 votes, incubent Chairman , Oriade LCDA, Hon Ramotalai Akinola-Hassan 7 votes, former Assemble member, Hon Dipo Olorunrinu 7 votes.

A former Councillor Hon Kate Banjoko had 2 votes, while Olawale Ebietomiye had 3 votes.

Others includes a current serving Cabinet Member in Lagos State, Hon Gbenga Oyerinde who got no vote, a two term Executive Chairman and State Exco member, Hon Ayodele Adewale, Taiwo Odumuyiwa and Olu Bethel all had no votes.

In his acceptance speech, PLS saluted the leadership style of the Amuwo Odofin Apex as been very fair to all aspirants adding “ I am happy that the process was free and fair and transparent enough to ensure the best aspirants emerge”.

The Lagos State born Prince further said that he won because other aspirants underestimated his cordial relationship with the constituents and his progressive ideologies as listed in his manifestos which was presented to the people.

Push News 24 International can authoritatively report that a recent conducted polls by Push News has initially positioned PLS as the likely winner of the APC primaries based on the outcome of the polls respondent.

Push News reports that in 2019 PLS won the primaries in a landslide but was denied the party candidacy due to some power play and as a grassroot and seasoned politician, PLS did not relent in his efforts towards playing an active role in the socio-political advancement in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency .

PLS who has his doctorate degree in view was believe to have been voted by the majority delegates do to his rancour free campaign strategies and simplicity in addressing issues that concerns the constituency.

PLS was also quoted as saying after been announced as the winner that “Today signals the birth of a fresh project that will signal taking Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to the next level.”

PLS who is also an active member of the party in the United States of America has been contributing financially to the activities of the APC in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency and this has earn him more support and accolades. An ally of the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide SANWOOLU who he campaigned immensely for his re-election.

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AMUWO ODOFIN : PUSH NEWS BOSS MAKES THE LIST OF 50 MOST Influential PERSONS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 1st, 2021

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AMUWO ODOFIN : PUSH NEWS BOSS MAKES THE LIST OF 50 MOST INFLUENCIAL PERSONS

Prince Olamilekan Ojo Martins, the Chief Responsibility Officer of Push Communications Media LLC owners of Push News 24 International and Initiator of Amuwo Odofin “Man of the Year Awards” have been confirmed and nominated into the prestigious Amuwo Odofin 50 Most Influential Persons 2021 (Youth Edition).

In the letter of confirmation of nomination by the organisers of the annual award the Amuwo Odofin 50 Most Influential people in the community accords recognition to people whose ideas, legacies have contributed to peaceful transformation of community and socio-econominc development.

According to a release awardees were placed in about 5 sub-categories reflecting their areas of competence and influence ; these includes Business, Community Leadership, Politics, philanthrophy and Icons.

Commenting on the recognition and his acceptance, Martins appreciated the organisers who he described are of high moral standards and unquestionably integrity in all ramifications for confirming his nomination amongst several hundreds nominated. According to him, “As a PR practitioner I understand the crucial role awards of this nature plays in strengthening community relationships between corporate organisations, residents and their stakeholders”

We are honoured to not only receive this award but to have been nominated alongside other outstanding personalities. We remain committed to improving quality of life on a sustainable basis through our professional conducts.” he added.

Push News 24 International reports that, Prince Olalekan Ojo Martins is a Chartered Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, (MNIPR) and Media Officer for Amuwo Odofin TV Online. Also as an Internationally Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, Certified Communications Forensic Expert- and Multi-media professional he has continually used his professional tools of over 18 years to advance the course of achieving a sustainable socio-economic and communal atmosphere that is geared towards an improving the society. Martins has always maintained his uprightness and very involved in most socio-political activities at the grassroot that requires quality thinking, planning and strategy.

Having sat at the top achelon of several think-tank and strategic campaign teams of corporate Organisations and corporate brands, Martins has also brought his professional proficiency towards specifically branding aspirants for political offices.

A prolific youth catalyst, peer educator, writer, social commentator and researcher, the marketing communication graduate who is a core sanguine, also has as his God-Given assets, great oratory and entertainment skills, this has also stood him out among his peers. As a deliberate attempt towards expanding his professional frontiers, Martins plans in a few years to run a full fledged radio and TV station, a platform which has already began via his company, Push Communications Media which is a 21st Century avante-garde Public Relations and Multimedia concern with focus on Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Media Entrepreneurship, Multimedia, Events, Image Management.

Prince humanitarian efforts has led to the formation of the Ojo GO Foundation and Greater Nigeria Movement in Diaspora, a socio-economic movement aimed at seeking the coporations of stakeholders abroad towards addressing societal challenges in Nigeria, This gestures he has also extended to Nigeria with the donations of free jamb forms and scholarships to indigent persons since 2016.

Prince Olalekan Ojo Martins is a Christian who loves to swimming and travel and believer of a greater Nigeria.

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