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Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:00am On Sep 29, 2018
APC leaders to endorse Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat joint ticket today

“Ambode was told in plain terms that the party will not support his second term ambition and as such should step down for the candidate the party members are clamouring for.”

The battle for the soul of Lagos State took a strange twist yesterday when Governor Akinwunmi Ambode boldly told a meeting of leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Bourdillon, Ikoyi home of the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that he will not step down for their preferred candidate in the 2019 governorship race in the state.

The meeting chaired by Tinubu and called under the banner of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) the most powerful clique in Lagos APC also had in attendance outgoing governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, his newly elected successor, Gboyega Oyetola, Ambode and other members of the 22-member council.

A reliable source at the meeting told Saturday Sun that “Ambode was told in plain terms that the party will not support his second term ambition and as such should step down for the candidate the party members are clamouring for. But throughout the whole discussion and till the meeting ended, the governor stood his ground, explaining why he must run and that he will run if APC desires to win the state.”

The governor was said to have listed his achievements to convince the party leaders who equally failed to shift ground. “He was busy speaking grammar when no single member at the meeting supported him. We wish him luck”, the source added.

The meeting however ended with a directive to the State Working Committee of the party to address a press conference today, Saturday at the party’s secretariat on Acme road, Ikeja where the preferred governorship candidate Jide Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Femi Hamzat will be officially presented to party members to vote for at the governorship primaries scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday.

The Ambode camp however appears determined to enter into full battle with Tinubu and his men. A source close to the governor told Saturday Sun yesterday that, “Tinubu and his men are jokers, if they fail to present Ambode for second term, they will lose Lagos like they lost Osun, forget the eventual manipulation of the final result.”

“Ambode is the party’s poster boy, and that’s why President Buhari asked the SGF, Boss Mustapha to wade into the Lagos ticket issue but if they ignore even the president’s intervention, they will be doomed like Osun. Nigerians will see that Tinubu is overrated as has shown in Osun. You can see that the president had to send Fayemi, Oshiomhole and others to step into the Osun election, the presidential emissaries didn’t go to meet Tinubu and Aregbesola who were in Osogbo before they went straight to meet Omisore in Ile-Ife, that shows how less they regard him”, the source added.

The Ambode camp had hoped that yesterday’s meeting will end in their favour but was shocked by the insistence of the party leaders that the governor must step down.

https://www.google.com/amp/sunnewsonline.com/lagos-2019-ambode-dares-tinubu-says-i-wont-step-down/amp/

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Greenback: 6:04am On Sep 29, 2018
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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by micolaj: 6:10am On Sep 29, 2018
Ambode and Otedola must not contest in 2019 under different parties. Otherwise, Sanwo Olu will not survive.

No political analyst can tell me APC can match their combo force. It is simply impossible.

In 2019 election of Ambode, Sanwo Olu and Otedola, victory is certain for everybody but SANWO OLU.

Just read between the lines.
Though it will be tough for Ambode to contest under different party , as he might not be able to stand the consequence (impeachment).

Drama!

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by adaweezy(m): 6:10am On Sep 29, 2018
Lagosians want Ambode.

Achievements by Governor Ambode in Lagos!

1. Backlog payment of N11billion as arrears to retirees of Lagos State Government.

2. Built the Safety Arena, in Oshodi, to bring all the Departments and Agencies responsible for safety and emergency management under one roof.

3. Completed or close to completing more than 300 Local Government road projects, since 2015.

4. Repositioned Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA. The Agency now operates via 4 centres, namely Command & Control Centre, Alausa, Ikeja; LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) Cappa Oshodi; LASEMA Response Unit, Lekki (by Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge) and LASEMA Response Unit, Onipanu. Equipped LRU with modern equipment (trucks, power bikes, heavy-duty vehicles and fire trucks, Mobile Intensive Care Ambulances and Light Rescue Equipment, and 14 new BMW Power Bikes for on-spot reconnaissance assessments of emergency incidents.


5. Launched Amnesty period for land/property owners to obtain/regularise building permits. Between March 1 and August 31, 2018, Lagos State Government will not charge any penalty for those who have erected structures on their land without a building permit. This window offers a 6-month grace period for landowners to obtain their building permit.

6. Commenced construction of 10-lane Oshodi–Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport Road, scheduled for completion by December 2018.

7. Completed palliative repair work on section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway between Eric Moore and Okokomaiko. Work ongoing on Okokomaiko to Badagry section.

8. Established Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency, LASCOPA in 2017, for speedy redress of consumers’ complaints.

9. Acquired equipment worth more than 5 billion Naira for the State Police Command and Rapid Response Squad. Equipment donated include 100 4-door salon cars, 55 Ford Ranger pick-ups, 10 Toyota land cruiser pick-ups, 15 BMW power bikes, 100 power bikes, Isuzu trucks, three helicopters, two gun boats, 120 power generating sets, 15 armoured personnel carriers, revolving lights, siren and public address system, vehicular radio communicators, security gadgets including bullet proof vests, helmets, handcuffs, uniforms, kits and improved insurance and death benefit schemes for officers.

10.Launched the Bus Reform Initiative, to bequeath a world class transportation system to the State. It will see the construction of new bus terminals, introduction of 5,000 new buses, and construction of 100 modern Bus Shelters across the State. Already completed Tafawa Balewa Bus Terminus and Ikeja Bus Terminus; Acquired 434 new buses for Ikorodu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor; and commenced work on Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (13.5 kilometers; 14 bus stations; 14 pedestrian bridges).


11.Launched the Lagos To The World (#L2W) global campaign, to better market and communicate investment opportunities in the State. As part of the launch of L2W, the Ambode Administration has also unveiled a deal book detailing investment opportunities in key sectors including health, transportation, oil and gas, among others.

12.Employed 1300 teachers into primary education system; and Provided free medical services and psychosocial therapy to 700 survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

13.Presented 500 million Naira in Grants to 275 Community Development Associations in July 2018 to enable them complete various self-help projects.

14.Installed Skywalk Bridge to link Terminals 1 and 2 at Oshodi Bus Interchange

15.Upgraded 9,174 square meter Alfred Rewane Garden, Ikoyi and opened it for use by members of the public within and around the Ikoyi axis.

16.Established N25 billion Lagos State Employment Trust Fund. The Fund has provided loans worth more than 5 billion Naira to more than 8,000 persons since inception, and helped create more than 11,000 jobs.

17.Commenced development of N49 billion Public Private Partnership Medical Park in Ikoyi, to be located at the old Nursing School along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. (Lagos State contributing land; private investors putting up the funding).

18.Redesign of Lekki-Epe Expressway to improve journey times and reduce gridlock by replacing roundabouts with traffic lights


19.Launched Ready-Set-Work, an entrepreneurial and employability training programme aimed at ensuring that every student who graduates from any tertiary institution in Lagos has knowledge, skills, and attitude required to gain employment upon graduation. More than 2,500 final year students trained since 2016.

20.Launched Lagos State Traffic Information System (LATIS), a world-class traffic information and management system comprising hundreds of cameras, road sensors and electronic displays specially designed to collect and deliver real time information to city commuters, and thus help regulate traffic.

21.Launched Code Lagos, an initiative aimed at teaching 1 million Lagos residents to code by 2020. Currently, Code Lagos has trained over 31,000 Lagosians to code while 364 Coding Centres have also been set up in 352 primary and secondary schools as well 12 Out-of-School Centres. http://codelagos.org/

22.Annual hosting of Lagos City Marathon, since 2016. The Marathon has placed Lagos on the global athletics map.

23.Received Presidential approval for handover of National Stadium to Lagos State, to redevelop and transform it into a world-class facility; Rehabilitated Agege Township Stadium to meet Confederation of African Football (CAF) standards; and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba

24.Upgraded 14 flagship Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs); Provided 20 Mobile Care Unit ambulances and 26 Transport Ambulances across the State; Approved the establishment of three new Maternal/ Child Health Care Centres to expand the scope and reach of public health service delivery.


25.Constructed Flyover bridges for Ajah and Abule-Egba areas, and Multiple Lay-by to ease traffic congestion along the Third Mainland-Iyana-Oworo-Toll Gate Road.

26.Established Special Task Force, ‘Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads,’ to clear Apapa-Oshodi Expressway of Trucks, Tankers and Trailers. Between July 20 and 22, 2018, the Task Force successfully cleared more than 2,000 Trucks from section of road between Toyota Bus Stop and Mile 2.

27.Rebranded and expanded the Lagos Countdown, into the One Lagos Fiesta, to boost tourism and entertainment. The fiesta now holds simultaneously at five locations across the state: Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry, Lagos Island and Ikeja

28.Established three new Fire Stations at Bolade-Oshodi, Ejigbo and Abesan, and upgraded facilities at the existing Fire Stations in Alausa, Ikeja, Isolo, Agege, Ilupeju, Badagry-Suru, Ikotun and Agege. Rehabilitated 225 old fire hydrants in Lagos metropolis, and installed 50 new ones connected to the mini/micro water works across the State. Also employed 250 new personnel into the Lagos State Fire Service, and purchased new fire-fighting equipment such as complete sets of Master Breathing Apparatus, Tripod Stand Rescue Equipment, Dragon Max Floodlights, Duraline Hoses, and Power Stream PPU Blower.

29.Completed Ojodu-Berger Flyover Intersection; completed 21 roads and two bridges with a combined stretch of 27.4 kilometers in Alimosho-Agbado-Oke-Odo area.

30.Established Relief Resettlement Camps in Agbowa and Igando to cater for IDPs across the State.

31.Established Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment to promote and coordinate investments in Lagos State, and the Small Claims Court to fast-track justice delivery in commercial disputes involving claims not exceeding N5 million. The entire period of proceedings from filing to judgment will not exceed 60 days.

32.Developed the Strategic Plan for Accelerated Agricultural Growth (SPAAG), and set aside 50,000 acres of land for agriculture in the State. The land will be allocated to farmers and investors for production of tomato, rice, fish, etc.

33.Collaborated with Kebbi State to produce LAKE (Lagos-Kebbi) Rice; and with Kano State to organize the first Lagos-Kano Economic Summit.


34.Launched, in partnership with the private sector, the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), to improve waste management and processing in the State, by, among other interventions, constructing Transfer Loading Stations, Maintenance Depots, and Engineered Sanitary Landfills.

35.Signed into law the landmark Lagos State Electric Power Sector Reform Law, to guarantee 24-hour power supply in line with Governor Ambode’s vision to attain a 24-hour economy.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by micolaj: 6:10am On Sep 29, 2018
I couldn't help laughing when Deomelo labeled Ambode as an incompetent fellow in one of these threads.

I think the guy should give Ambode's CV a second look. Even his paymaster, Aregbesola the WIELDER, can only dream of his professional competence.

What am I driving at? Ambode's flaws stem from his personality, obviously not his background.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by sassysure: 6:14am On Sep 29, 2018
It's very good the man is putting up a small fight.

So they knew what happened in osun state?

Even if ambode eventually wins or not, tinubu wing is gonna be crippled. Some truth about him will soon start popping out.

To my fellow defenders of Buhari cos of tinubu, can we see the handwriting on the wall?

The way Buhari saw and treated him after the 2015 election is the same way he is still treating him except that tinubu has been trying to lick the ground Buhari stepped on to try and curry favour from him but Buhari and his cabal don't just like this man.

Can u guys stop and ponder what will happen if Buhari wins 2019?

The north will continue to play and use u guys.
So shameful

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by jumpandpas(m): 6:18am On Sep 29, 2018
Can anyone tell me the sins of Ambode?

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by jumpandpas(m): 6:20am On Sep 29, 2018
sassysure:
It's very good the man is putting up a small fight.

So they knew what happened in osun state?

Even if ambode eventually wins or not, tinubu wing is gonna be crippled. Some truth about him will soon start popping out.

To my fellow defenders of Buhari cos of tinubu, can we see the handwriting on the wall?

The way Buhari saw and treated him after the 2015 election is the same way he is still treating him except that tinubu has been trying to lick the ground Buhari stepped on to try and curry favour from him but Buhari and his cabal don't just like this man.

Can u guys stop and ponder what will happen if Buhari wins 2019?

The north will continue to play and use u guys.
So shameful

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by 4601CE(m): 6:24am On Sep 29, 2018
Greenback:
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Take your likes and shares to the bank and withdraw some money .
You can’t defeat Jagaban in Lagos. Ipobs will only push Ambode into fire. Same way they pushed Jonathief ,Fayose,Eleka and the dancing Ajobiewe clown from EDE.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by marktrue: 6:28am On Sep 29, 2018
itesiwaju eko lo je wa login,ambode continue your work

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by PurestBoy(m): 6:33am On Sep 29, 2018
Even though I don't like Tinubu dictating who governs Lagos, any other person has right too to contest against him for the post. First term does not guarantee another term let alone for govs that has performed woefully. Just imagine giving Engr Umahi of Ebonyi a rich state like Lagos.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Greenback: 6:41am On Sep 29, 2018
4601CE:

Take your likes and shares to the bank and withdraw some money .
You can’t defeat Jagaban in Lagos. Ipobs will only push TINUBU
into fire. Same way they pushed Jonathief ,Fayose,Eleka and the dancing Ajobiewe clown from EDE.

Ipobs will surely push TINUBU into fire.
Good. You said it with your own mouth.

grin

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by aolawale025: 6:46am On Sep 29, 2018
I expect ambode to give tinubu a good fight.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by lytech1(m): 6:49am On Sep 29, 2018
If not for the fact DEMOCRACY NO LONGER EXIT IN NIGERIA.
even if ambode should loss apc primary(due to Tinubu influence),he will win the guba election under any party(he is man of the people).

I could only say sorry for ambode in advance,bcoz the lifeless dullard have no integrity.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by statusquoante: 6:53am On Sep 29, 2018
4601CE:

Take your likes and shares to the bank and withdraw some money .
You can’t defeat Jagaban in Lagos. Ipobs will only push Tinubu into fire. Same way they pushed Jonathief ,Fayose,Eleka and the dancing Ajobiewe clown from EDE.

You are right! grin

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by 4601CE(m): 6:56am On Sep 29, 2018
statusquoante:


You are right! grin
Lol, I meant Ambode. grin

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by tribalistseun: 6:56am On Sep 29, 2018
Ambode should fight till the last seconds and he shouldn't be the proverbial thing that afonjas are cowards

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by 4601CE(m): 6:57am On Sep 29, 2018
Greenback:


Ipobs will surely push TINUBU into fire.
Good. You said it with your own mouth.

grin
I will fix it now .
Btw , when did ipob start pushing Tinubu. We all know who Ipobs are pushing cheesy

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Greenback: 7:12am On Sep 29, 2018
4601CE:

I will fix it now .
Btw , when did ipob start pushing Tinubu. We all know who Ipobs are pushing cry cry cry cry cry cry
Ask yourself cos you said it.

Too late. You said it with your own mouth and the gods have heard and sealed it.
Cry us a river
grin

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by 4601CE(m): 7:17am On Sep 29, 2018
Greenback:

I am sick and tired . I’m crying cry cry cry
Okay .
Cry and wail on cheesy

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by globemoney: 7:25am On Sep 29, 2018
No hope for the tribalistic Ambode. Let him go and continue his tribalism in his native Akure state

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Racoon(m): 7:27am On Sep 29, 2018
The Ambode camp however appears determined to enter into full battle with Tinubu and his men. A source close to the governor told Saturday Sun yesterday that, “Tinubu and his men are jokers, if they fail to present Ambode for second term, they will lose Lagos like they lost Osun, forget the eventual manipulation of the final result.”
Hehehe! grin grin grin cheesy So they knew the obvious truth as well.Karma is still waiting for you all.Fingers crossed.

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Godjone(m): 7:31am On Sep 29, 2018
If Ambode steps down, he is a fool and a coward. He should try his possible best to retire that old fool from partisan politics

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Racoon(m): 7:32am On Sep 29, 2018
sassysure:
It's very good the man is putting up a small fight. So they knew what happened in osun state?

Even if ambode eventually wins or not, tinubu wing is gonna be crippled. Some truth about him will soon start popping out.To my fellow defenders of Buhari cos of tinubu, can we see the handwriting on the wall?

The way Buhari saw and treated him after the 2015 election is the same way he is still treating him except that tinubu has been trying to lick the ground Buhari stepped on to try and curry favour from him but Buhari and his cabal don't just like this man.

Can u guys stop and ponder what will happen if Buhari wins 2019? The north will continue to play and use u guys.So shameful
My brother it's just a pity the southerner have long played foolishly & stupidly into the dirty politics of northern Nigeria from time immoral.
Buhari had three woeful unsuceessful shots @ the presidency until the SW in particular came to his rescue but what have happened today?

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by WiLdFLame(m): 7:47am On Sep 29, 2018
BeeBeeOoh:
APC leaders to endorse Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat joint ticket today





https://www.google.com/amp/sunnewsonline.com/lagos-2019-ambode-dares-tinubu-says-i-wont-step-down/amp/


Fellow nairalanders please disregard this fake news from igbo news outlet. This is a fake news. Tinubu was not in osogbo as at Monday...how then did the presidential emmissary sidelined him? And how did Ambode dare TInubu... he's only following what Baba said ...Go and fight for yourself in the direct primary..how then is he defiling Tinubu's order?

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:56am On Sep 29, 2018
Yaaaaawwwnnnnn..........

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Nobody: 7:58am On Sep 29, 2018
Ambo stand strong. That thief is a bastard

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by escodotman: 7:58am On Sep 29, 2018
Man is not God

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by otunde527: 7:58am On Sep 29, 2018
Good one from ambo


Tinubu thought he would rule forever


Check my Ziggy for your rmb and bitcoin

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by davodyguy: 7:59am On Sep 29, 2018
Ride on Ambode. Even if you don't get APC, decamp and we will support you ahead of an unknown man

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Sweetcollins: 7:59am On Sep 29, 2018
Ambode we know, who Wawa?

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Re: Lagos 2019: Ambode Dares Tinubu, Says I Won't Step Down by Sweetcollins: 8:01am On Sep 29, 2018
4601CE:

Take your likes and shares to the bank and withdraw some money .
You can’t defeat Jagaban in Lagos. Ipobs will only push Ambode into fire. Same way they pushed Jonathief ,Fayose,Eleka and the dancing Ajobiewe clown from EDE.

Na you no come need likes
Hypocrites everywhere

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