Olawepo-Hashim, others emerge as APC national delegates
Former Presidential Candidate and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has emerged as one of the delegates to the APC National Convention in the just concluded party Local Area council Congress.
Olawepo-Hashim is to represent the Bwari Area council of the FCT, with the newly returned chairman, Ali Shere and two others.
During the Congress held at WSG Hotel, Bwari Area Council at the weekend, the executives were unanimously returned unopposed.
Reacting to his election as National Delegate, Olawepo-Hashim thanked the party faithfuls and appealed to those who have grievances over the local council’s election primaries to sheath their swords and work for the victory of the party at the upcoming chairmanship and councillorship elections scheduled for February 2022.
“I am appealing to all aggrieved members of our great party, the APC, to sheath their swords, cooperate
and work with the elected executive.”
“Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is picking up gradually, the effect may not have trickled down to the market women on the street, but I can assure you, APC is doing everything possible to revamp and reposition the economy for the greater good of every Nigerian,” he said.
Olawepo-Hashim described all those who attended the congress as very committed and trusted party men, pointing out that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and the media were fully represented.
The congress in the council was attended by party bigwigs from the council, which included the Secretary for the Congress, chairmanship flag bearer, Hon. Shekwolo Ushafa, Bwari Area Council, Mr. Idris Umar Farouk, Councillor Shere Ward, Hon. Adami Ayenajeyi and Hon. Musa Dikko, a former council chairman.
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“Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Legor Idagbo – Chairman ii. Hon. Henry Nwawuba – Member iii. | Mrs. Kehinde Bolade Olaiya – Committee Clerk.
President Tinubu appoints Gbajabiamila Chief of Staff
An authoritative source in the Presidency confirmed the development on Thursday.
The source said the president finally made the decision after wide consultations on the contending candidates.
Gbajabiamila has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2012 and has just been re-elected to the House in the last elections.
The choice of Gbajabiamila by the president is not a surprise to many political pundits as he has been a very close ally to the president.
They are part of the brains behind the formation of the All-Progressives Party (APC).
He will now have to forgo his seat in the House of Representatives if he accepts the appointment.
Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila CFR, is a Nigerian lawyer and foundation member of the APC.
He has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2019.
Gbajabiamila was born in Lagos in 1962 and attended Igbobi College for his secondary education and the University of Lagos as part of his education.
He is married to Salamatu Gbajabiamila.
Maritime media, NUJ mourn as Ray Ugochukwu passes on to glory
“The death of Ray came as a big shock to the union.
“We are going to miss his courageous attributes and mentorship.
“He was also one of the pillars of the Lagos Council of NUJ and served the union meritoriously in his capacities as the Chairman of, the Seminar Committee; and as a Member, the Committee on Milestone Recognition of Media Icons In Nigeria.
“He spent most of his life in ensuring the advancement of Maritime Reporting as well as the welfare of Journalists.
“He worked in several media houses.
“Among his giant strides, he was a former President of the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN); President, Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN); and a former Chairman of the Daily Times Chapel of NUJ.
“The legacies of Ray are indelible and will exist forever.
“May God grant his soul eternal rest” the Lagos NUJ said in a statement signed by Leye Ajayi, the Council Chairman and Tunde Olalere, the Council Secretary.
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