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AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by CGMedia: 9:22pm On Jul 07
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has denied withdrawing $470 million from the state treasury to sponsor Federal Government's AFCON delegation to Egypt, Igbere TV reports.

Igbere TV reports that Sanwo-Olu, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and a host of others, had on Saturday stormed Egypt to watch the Super Eagles play Cameroon at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The match, which was monitored closely by Igbere TV, ended with a 3:2 win, with Nigeria qualifying for the next round.

The Lagos State chapter of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, had alleged that Governor Sanwo-Olu personally sponsored the trip with Lagos government money, on behalf of the federal government.

Reacting, however, the governor in a statement issued to Igbere TV by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, described the story as “fake news.”

He said the governor only flew to Egypt as a delegate of the federal government, while calling on the PDP’s spokesman to “always fact-check before putting pen on paper.”

Full Statement,

“Out attention has been drawn to a press statement by Lagos State chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) claiming that the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu withdrew the sum of $470m to take himself and some persons including APC Chieftains to watch the Nigeria-Cameroon match at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

“There is nothing farther to the truth than this statement, which follows the same pattern of falsehoods usually dished out to the public by the PDP and its mouthpiece.

“For the avoidance of doubt, His Excellency Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu did not make any withrawal for the purpose of attending the AFCON in Egypt.

“It is a public knowledge that Mr. Sanwo-Olu was named among some other dignitaries to attend the ongoing African football fiesta in Egypt.

“Members of the Federal Government delegation to AFCON 2019 are Dr. Ahmed Lawan, as leader of the delegation, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.

“Governors nominated and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari are His Excellency Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

“Also on the list are Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Mr. Habu Gumel, and a Representative of the Presidency; Captain Hosa Okunbo.

“The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Olusade Adesola, and Muhammad Gambo, the ministry’s Director of Facilities, are also members of the delegation, which include a former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, to complete the 11-man list.

“Is it not laughable therefore that PDP will resort to issuing press statements based on fake news on social media? Does it not stand logic on its head to allege that Governor Sanwo-Olu spent $470m to fund a trip that he was nominated as a delegate?

“As we have always stated, we will again suggest to the Lagos state PDP and her spokesman to always fact check before putting pen on paper. Opposition politics is not built on lies and fake news.”

http://igberetvnews.com/823046/afcon-2019-sanwo-olu-speaks-on-funding-fgs-delegation-to-egypt/

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Ireboya(m): 9:25pm On Jul 07
Everybody be kriminal!

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Olanireti(m): 9:26pm On Jul 07
It is in Nigeria politics to 'accuse and deny'. It is in the blood of the two parties. No constructive criticism and challenges. Only blame game. Which way Naija?

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by AntiWailer: 9:26pm On Jul 07
Sad party

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Kingsaeedibn: 9:26pm On Jul 07
Tsw
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by orunmila144: 9:26pm On Jul 07
wtf is this nonsense ? waste of money. this guy is a cretin if this is true

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Sundaypaul12345: 9:26pm On Jul 07
This allegation is baseless. I believe only fools will believe this poo

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by snipesdam(m): 9:26pm On Jul 07
grin grin grin
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by bio12: 9:26pm On Jul 07
How much is lagos bugdet then!

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by sungfeing(m): 9:26pm On Jul 07
Sanwo Baba
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by labusinessguide: 9:27pm On Jul 07
Alright
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by ThothHermes: 9:27pm On Jul 07
How much them take host the competition

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by hucienda: 9:27pm On Jul 07
Be like Lagos has gotten one grooving governor. Enjoy in so far as you work for the people. Notin do you.

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Midas01: 9:27pm On Jul 07
It is well
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by BYallthentic: 9:27pm On Jul 07
hmm
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by RockHard: 9:28pm On Jul 07
PDP seems to be resorting to telling humongous lies as their strategy as the main opposition party.

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Cocolatti(m): 9:28pm On Jul 07
Never believe anything until it is officially denied

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by johneddy: 9:28pm On Jul 07
Okay ooo
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by johnwizey: 9:28pm On Jul 07
We know PDP to be mad

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by ClearFlair: 9:28pm On Jul 07
PDP and their lunatic propaganda.

PDP members need to check themselves into mental asylums because it is now so clear that all is not well with them upstairs.

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Goke7: 9:29pm On Jul 07
But honestly wetin these governors and co go do for egypt?

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by johneddy: 9:29pm On Jul 07
Okay .
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by bikerboy1(m): 9:29pm On Jul 07
OP is it naira or dollar

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by amiibaby(f): 9:30pm On Jul 07
That will be childish act if true
Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Benekruku(m): 9:31pm On Jul 07
RockHard:
PDP seems to be resorting to humongous lies as their strategy as the opposition party.


johnwizey:
We know PDP to be mad


ClearFlair:
PDP and their lunatic propaganda

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by martineverest(m): 9:31pm On Jul 07
PDP is looking for relevance

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by tstx(m): 9:31pm On Jul 07
Chei...

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Re: AFCON 2019: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Funding FG’s Delegation To Egypt With $450m by Ivix(m): 9:31pm On Jul 07
amiibaby:
That will be childish act if true
hucienda:
Be like Lagos has gotten one grooving governor. Enjoy in so far as you work for the people. Notin do you.
orunmila144:
wtf is this nonsense ? waste of money. this guy is a cretin if this is true
Can you people read at all?

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