Monday, 25 February 2019

Breaking: Buhari wins the presidential election in Kogi

Breaking: Buhari wins the presidential election in Kogi

Breaking: Buhari wins the presidential election in Kogi

    
AS INEC DECLARE KOGI EAST SENATE ELECTION INCONCLUSIVE
**SO FAR: APC 1 SENATE, 7 REPS; PDP – 1 SENATE, 1 REP; ADC – 1 REP
BY BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO, LOKOJA

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the presidential election in Kogi State having polled overall votes of 285, 894 to defeat his main challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who polled 218,207 votes.



The presidential results declared by the Kogi State Collation Officer, Prof Michael Adikwu of the University of Abuja, showed that Buhari won in 14 out of the 21 LGAs of the state while Atiku won in seven.

Buhari led Atiku with a wide margin of 67,687 votes.
Breakdown of the result declared is as below:

Ankpa
APC- 21,109
PDP-16,749

Bassa
APC- 7,377
PDP- 10,137

Adavi
APC-24,843
PDP-10,059

Ajaokuta
APC- 13,253
PDP- 10, 710

Ijumu
APC- 8,507
PDP- 12,423

Kogi
APC- 16, 588
PDP- 10,392

Mopa-Muro
APC- 3,646
PDP-5,336

Ibaji
APC- 13,545
PDP – 10,307

Ofu
APC- 13,171
PDP- 10,374

Lokoja
APC- 24,983
PDP- 18,351

Ogori-Magongo
APC- 2,323
PDP- 1,956

Okehi
APC- 18,222
PDP- 11,965

Okene
APC- 37,617
7,839

Olamaboro
APC- 12,229
PDP- 11, 325

Omala
APC- 8,206
PDP- 11,815

Kabba-Bunu
APC- 9,131
PDP- 14,888

Yagba East
APC- 5,687
PDP- 8,841

Yagba West
APC- 7,175
PDP- 9,419

Dekina
APC- 21,392
PDP- 10, 455

Idah
APC-9,240
PDP- 8,784

Igalamela
APC- 7,650
PDP- 6,082

In a related development, the Kogi East Senatorial Election has been declared Inconclusive.

The returning officer, Prof Rotimi Ajayi of the Federal University Lokoja announced the result at the Senatorial collation Centre, Idah as follows; Jibrin Isah Echocho Of APC -113,772, Aidoko Ali Of PDP – 69,131, Victor Adoji Of ADC – 30,696.

Prof Ajayi said elections were canceled in 129 polling units therefore, declared the election inconclusive.

From the election declared so far in Kogi, PDP has won 1 senate and 1 Reps seat, APC won 2 senates and 7 Reps seats, while ADC won 1 rep seat.
End.

Buhari overwhelmingly sweeps 32 LGAs in Kanons-in-kano

Buhari overwhelmingly sweeps 32 LGAs in Kanons-in-kano

Buhari overwhelmingly sweeps 32 LGAs in Kanons-in-kano
Buhari overwhelmingly sweeps 32 LGAs in Kano as Atiku struggles for 25% of the votes.
The following are results of the presidential election submitted to the Kano State Collation Officer.
Officials count votes in front of voters during the presidential and parliamentary elections on February 23, 2019, at a polling station in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo AFP)
Tudun Wada LGA
APC: 38,865
PDP: 10,707
Code:041
Reg Voters: 125,667
Accredited Voters:54,555
Valid Votes: 49,991
Rejected Votes:1067
Votes Cast:51,058
Tsanyawa LGA
APC: 25,823
PDP: 5,399
Code: 040
Reg Voters:
Accredited Voters:
Valid Votes: 31,727
Rejected Votes:1,185
Votes Casted:32,912
Sumaila LGA
APC: 34,609
PDP: 4,9044
Code:036
Reg Voters: 107,361
Accredited Voters:42,624
Valid Votes: 40,163
Rejected Votes:1,667
Votes Casted:41,830
Gwarzo LGA
APC: 33,581
PDP: 10,682
Code:019
Reg Voters: 105,341
Accredited Voters: 47,041
Valid Votes: 44,855
Rejected Votes: 1,640
Votes Casted: 46,395
Kibiya LGA
APC: 18,085
PDP: 11,028
Code:023
Reg Voters: 72,715
Accredited Voters:30,692
Valid Votes: 29,408
Rejected Votes: 821
Votes Casted: 30,229
Rano LGA
APC: 23,855
PDP: 7,055
Code: 032
Reg Voters: 76,966
Accredited Voters:33,118
Valid Votes: 31,444
Rejected Votes:1007
Votes Casted: 32,451
Ajingi LGA
APC: 21,458
PDP: 5,267
Code: 001
Reg Voters: 72,182
Accredited Voters: 29,470
Valid Votes: 27,491
Rejected Votes:1,575
Votes Casted:29,066
Gezawa LGA
APC: 29,954
PDP: 8,246
Code: 017
Reg Voters: 103,527
Accredited Voters:41,804
Valid Votes: 39,735
Rejected Votes: 1861
Votes Casted: 41,596
Gwale LGA
APC: 50,834
PDP: 12,283
Code:018
Reg Voters: 226,792
Accredited Voters:68,407
Valid Votes: 64,459
Rejected Votes: 2,922
Votes Casted:67,381
Bebeji LGA
APC: 26,023
PDP: 8,190
Code: 004
Reg Voters: 76,740
Accredited Voters:35,839
Valid Votes: 34,635
Rejected Votes:648
Votes Casted:35,278
Gaya LGA
APC: 25,864
PDP: 6,577
Code:016
Reg Voters: 93,834
Accredited Voters:35,758
Valid Votes: 33,295
Rejected Votes:1,127
Votes Casted:34,422
Albasu LGA
APC: 36,412
PDP: 10,285
Code:002
Reg Voters: 89,684
Accredited Voters:38,657
Valid Votes: 37,083
Rejected Votes:1,019
Votes Casted:38,102
Warawa LGA
APC: 19,073
PDP: 6,101
Code: 043
Reg Voters: 68,951
Accredited Voters: 27,862
Valid Votes: 24,389
Rejected Votes: 1017
Votes Casted: 25,406
Garun Malam LGA
Code: 015
APC: 23,810
PDP: 4,861
Registered Voters: 73,027
Accredited Voters 31,641
Valid Votes: 29,004
Votes Casted: 30,986
Tofa LGA
Code: 039
APC: 19,984
PDP: 7,732
Registered Voters: 71,348
Accredited Voters 30,227
Valid Votes: 28,101
Rejected Votes:1,651
Votes Casted: 30,986
Kunchi LGA
Code: 026
APC: 20,375
PDP: 4,983
Registered Voters: 58,334
Accredited Voters 27,281
Valid Votes: 25,753
Rejected Votes:1,142
Votes Casted: 26,895
Magwai LGA
Code: 03
APC: 23,375
PDP: 10,584
Registered Voters: 89,134
Accredited Voters 36,929
Valid Votes: 34,601
Rejected Votes: 1,096
Votes Casted: 35,697
Garko LGA
APC: 22,356
PDP: 2840
Code:014
Reg Voters: 91,656
Accredited Voters:27,856
Valid Votes: 25,955
Rejected Votes: 1299
Votes Cast: 27,254
Doguwa LGA
APC: 25454
PDP: 7013
Code:011
Reg Voters: 71,663
Accredited Voters:34,610
Valid Votes: 32,735
Rejected Votes: 649
Votes Cast: 33,384
Kabo LGA
APC: 29,482
PDP: 8,955
Code:
Reg Voters: 84,423
Accredited Voters:41510
Valid Votes: 39036
Rejected Votes: 1634
Votes Cast: 40,670
Kiru LGA
APC: 36,739
PDP: 12,205
Code: 24
Reg Voters:123,058
Accredited Voters: 52,166
Valid Votes: 49,677
Rejected Votes: 1557
Votes Cast: 51,234
Shanono LGA
APC: 24,173
PDP: 8,469
Code: 35
Reg Voters:69,796
Accredited Voters: 35,135
Valid Votes: 33,386
Rejected Votes: 1054
Votes Cast: 34,440
Danbatta LGA
APC: 31850
PDP: 6,947
Code:08
Reg Voters: 112,501
Accredited Voters: 43,772
Valid Votes: 39,720
Rejected Votes:2,119
Votes Cast: 41,839
Wudil LGA
APC: 28,755
PDP: 5,108
Code:44
Reg Voters:107,507
Accredited Voters:36,899
Valid Votes: 34754
Rejected Votes:1250
Votes Cast: 36004
Bichi LGA
APC: 42,714
PDP: 11,050
Code: 05
Reg Voters:131,059
Accredited Voters: 58,707
Valid Votes: 54931
Rejected Vote: 2596
Votes Cast: 57,527
Ungogo LGA
APC: 51,842
PDP: 10,475
Minjibir LGA
APC: 27,725
PDP: 2840
There are 11 LGAs left to determine whether Atiku will find a level play ground in Kano

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Atiku Abubakar abused in new video

Atiku Abubakar abused in new video


The presidential candidate for the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has been outrightly abused in a recent video uploaded by a YouTube user.
The video which was uploaded with the username Babafemi Yola contained an animated illustration portraying Atiku as a spider with corrupt foreign associates trapped in his web.
The video which was well crafted for the purpose has a background vocal alleging Atiku’sconnection with several offshore companies with names that have allegedly funneled several billions of Naira out of Nigeria.
It also vividly implicated names it claims are Atiku’s foreign friends and business associates that are currently under scrutiny for corrupt practices.
There is no indication of the video being orchestrated by any rival political contenders or party. Even the name behind the upload matches no known profile as details were meticulously left out.
Here’s the video:
Prior to this, an online campaign photo advertisement about the PDP candidate’s plan for Nigerian youths has in it a drawing of the incumbent president Mohammadu Buhari deserted by the youths who stand behind Atiku instead.
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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Lagos Stadium agog for Buhari’s Next Level campaign

Lagos Stadium agog for Buhari’s Next Level campaign

Lagos Stadium agog for Buhari’s Next Level campaign


The Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos, on Saturday bubbled with a lot of activities as residents and the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) faithful thronged the venue for the 2019 Presidential campaign rally.
Buhari in Lagos re-election rally
Reports have it that the atmosphere was charged with excitement as thousands of people holding brooms sang and chanted APC slogans while awaiting the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari.
While supporters in APC attires and dresses were waiting as at 11:54a.m., musicians like King Wasiu Ayinde and some other upcoming acts delighted them with various musical renditions.

Nollywood personalities like Jide Kosoko, Funke Daramola and `Remi Surutu’ were also around, adding spice to the gathering.

Market women, youths holding brooms and APC flags danced endlessly to rave songs being dished out by the DJ.

Members of various interest groups and special groups, including people with disabilities, were in their hundreds chanting “Sai Buhari, Sai Buhari,’’ dancing to music.

Some of the prominent personalities present so far included Sen. Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos-West), a key member of the Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo, South West APC Woman Leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, and APC Chairman in Lagos, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.

Mr Tunde Braimoh (Kosofe) and Mr Bisi Yusuf (Alimosho 1) were among some of the state lawmakers present.

The president was still being awaited as at 12:05 p.m.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ex-United States President, Clinton To Meet Buhari, Atiku

Ex-United States President, Clinton To Meet Buhari, Atiku

Ex-United States President, Clinton To Meet Buhari, Atiku

A former President of United States of America, Bill Clinton, is expected to visit Nigeria a day before the presidential election, The PUNCH learnt on Monday.
During the visit, Bill Clinton will meet President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Though details of the proposed visits were still sketchy on Monday, diplomatic sources said that Bill Clinton would return to his country the same day.
Bill Clinton, it was gathered, might arrive in the early hours of February 15 before the two candidates would go to their states to cast their votes in the election.
While President Muhammadu Buhari will vote in his home state of Katsina, Atiku Abubakar will cast his vote in Adamawa state.
National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, confirmed the planned visit by Bill Clinton the country, saying the former ruling party had been informed.
“We are aware; we have nothing to hide. All what we want is credible, fair and acceptable elections. We also don’t want interference from anyone concerning the workings of INEC and the security agents,” he said.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Nigerians Are Testifying To Positive Changes – Buhari

Nigerians Are Testifying To Positive Changes – Buhari

Nigerians Are Testifying To Positive Changes – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Calabar, Cross River State, appreciated the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, for his honesty and maturity in stating major changes in the polity, especially in infrastructure, assuring him of more interventions that will impact the lives of Nigerians.
President Buhari, who was at the palace of the Obong of Calabar, said he was delighted at the forthrightness of the royal father in spelling out some of the development projects of his administration, which showed a clear departure from past administrations.
Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said “Nigerians are our witness that things are not the same way they used to be in terms of security, economy and fight against corruption.
” I am happy His Majesty is well briefed and informed about what we have been doing and has been honest in speaking out,’” the President said.
President Buhari noted that the people living in states in the North Eastern part of the country have also been comparing notes and sharing their experiences of remarkable relief since his administration assumed office in 2015, just as workers and farmers that benefited from government programmes also have good stories to tell.

“Provided The Election Is Free And Fair, I Would Accept Loss” – Atiku

“Provided The Election Is Free And Fair, I Would Accept Loss” – Atiku

“Provided The Election Is Free And Fair, I Would Accept Loss” – Atiku


Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted he will accept the result of the 2019 presidential election if he loses,
provided the election is free and fair.
It was the last question thrown at Atiku by Kadaria Ahmed.
As the very final question before drawing the curtain on the
interaction, Atiku was asked if he would accept the result of the election should he lose.
He replied:
“If elections are adjudged to be free and fair and credible, why not? I have lost elections before.”

Saturday, 22 September 2018

National Assembly: Agbazuere says no to the automatic ticket ...Insists on free and fair primaries.

National Assembly: Agbazuere says no to the automatic ticket ...Insists on free and fair primaries.

By Chinenye Nkwocha.

The PDP Federal House of Representatives Aspirant for Isiala Ngwa Constituency in the forthcoming election and Former Commissioner for Information in Abia State, Dr. ACB Agbazuere has said he will not accept the Result of the PDP Primary election if it's rigged against the wish of the people.

Dr. Agbazuere made this known on Thursday after receiving his screening certificate at the PDP Secretariat at Finbarrs road, Umuahia.

According to him: "Anything less than a free, fair and credible Primaries will not be accepted because we can not continue playing politics against the wish of the people"

He further stated that the leadership of the Party would be doing itself a great disservice if the Primary is not free and Fair., "No doubt I am the Aspirant to beat, we are going into the race very optimistic of victory. The party must not allow itself be hijacked by those who mean no well for the party. We will accept the result if it's free, fair and credible, anything short of that would be unacceptable."

He said he possesses the qualities of a good leader which has made pro groups and people of Isiala Ngwa North/South call on him to contest for House of Representatives election come 2019 and vows not to allow inexperienced persons to represent his constituency again.

"Since I joined politics several years ago, I have been in the vanguard of politics that will better mankind. There were two principles that made me join politics: I cannot sit and watch some persons that are not experienced to represent our People; secondly, I won’t allow politics to insult my institution. By institution, I mean, myself, family, tribe and culture," he said.

Dr. Agbazuere warned the party against mass defection, a failure that awaits the party if they insist on the calamity called "Automatic Ticket.

" You can't force unpopular and inexperienced politicians who have failed in all ramifications on the people because you don't want them to defect to another political party when you know very well that such mistake will only drive away many party faithfuls and electorates"

"Why did you allow people to buy nomination/expression of interest form when you know you are giving automatic ticket to people that have no verifiable achievement in their constituency?"

"I call on the national working committee of the PDP, the leader of the party and governor of Abia state who is a beneficiary of EQUITY,  to intervene  because you can't go against the will of the poor electorates that have been hoping on you to give them the needed change in 2019 simply because you want to retain same people that have impoverished them beyond reasonable doubt. That alone will necessitate protest vote against the party and we will remain in the opposition."

"How can you give automatic ticket to a failed national assembly member against the wish of the people and expect them to vote for a PDP presidential candidate when they are ready to vote out the failure you gave ticket? We are talking about a party that wants to remove Buhari from Aso Rock next year," he said.

 Dr. Agbazuere is in the race alongside incumbent Member of the Constituency, Hon. Darlington Nwokocha, the immediate past Accountant General of Abia State, Sir. Gabriel Chinenye Onyendilefu, Former Local Government Chairmen of Isiala Ngwa South, Chief Patrick Onwuka, Chief Chinagorom Nwamkpa, among others.

The Federal House of Representatives Primary Election will take place on Sunday, 30th September 2018.

Abia 2019: Governor Ikpeazu cleared by PDP

Breaking News

Abia 2019: Governor Ikpeazu cleared by PDP



Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to run for 2019 Governorship election in the state as the party’s flag-bearer.

This followed the successful screening and issuance of clearance certificate to the Governor by the party’s zonal screening committee in Enugu.

Speaking to newsmen after his clearance, Governor Ikpeazu thanked the members and leadership of the party for the confidence reposed on him after documenting and reviewing his performance since his inauguration in 2015 and promised to deliver greater service to the people of the state.

According to him, “the reward for hard-work is more work and we are ready to work harder to ensure that our people are happier”.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Ihedioha Consolidates Delegates in Okigwe Zone.

Ihedioha Consolidates  Delegates in Okigwe Zone.




Receives Reassurance for Primaries.

As a man who believes in the process of consultation and its accompanying positive impacts, in the general outcome of every process, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nkem Ihedioha, CON, Imo State PDP, leading governorship hopeful, today kicked off another round of consultations  parley with the delegates,. This is targeted at consolidating them ahead of the primary elections.

His Excellency who was accompanied by his campaign DG, Dr Vin Udokwu, amongst other party leaders, met with Okigwe North and Okigwe South federal Constituencies respectively at the Isiala Mbano Residence of Chief Chinedu Chukwuonye (CUDUC), a National Delegate representing Isiala Mbano, and the Ihitte Uboma residence of Hon. Collins Nwachukwu, also a National Delegate representing Ihitte Uboma. Note that while Okigwe South covers Ihitte Uboma, Ehime Mbano and Obowo, Okigwe North covers Okigwe, Onuimo and Isiala Mbano.

Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha urged the delegates to remain very committed ahead of the PDP’s Victory in 2019. He thanked them for their support so far an urged them to remain partners in progress in the course of liberating Imo State.

Support the #ImoUnityCandidate
Imo shall rise again.

ONE GOOD TURN PAVES WAY FOR ANOTHER; ISIALANGWA JOSTLES FOR IKPEAZU SECOND TERM

ONE GOOD TURN PAVES WAY FOR ANOTHER; ISIALANGWA JOSTLES FOR IKPEAZU SECOND TERM


On Saturday, the 22nd of September 2018, all roads will lead to Umuacha primary school as the entire people of Isialangwa South LGA roll out their drums in an unalloyed and unflinching support for the reelection of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

This unprecedented movement will have all kingmakers, women and youths of the LGA present and will be championed by a front line politician and elder statesman in Abia State, Dr. Gershom Amuta. Guests are expected to be seated by 11.am.

Recall that just recently, the traditional rulers of Arochukwu had denied having presented any of their sons to contest for the office of the Governor in Abia State and have unanimously spoken that it will be an act of impersonation and usurpation for anybody, whatsoever to claim to have received their gubernatorial adoption and blessing.

Above all, the slated Saturday event at Umuacha Primary School, remains a tip of the iceberg as many more groups in Abia continue to jostle for appropriate dates to officially adopt the Governor for the continuity of "the silent achiever", in a verbatim language of the PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus during his latest visit to the Governor

Thursday, 20 September 2018

JUSTIFYING THE PLACE OF EQUITY IN 2019 GUBER RACE IN ABIA

JUSTIFYING THE PLACE OF EQUITY IN 2019 GUBER RACE IN ABIA

~ Chief Isaac Ogbonna

An American singer songwriter Isaac Hayes was more than being philosophical when he said if you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. Hayes was just saying the obvious on the existence of a price to pay for every successful endeavor.

Having gone through a tortuous life from age five in the hands of his maternal grandparents after the death of his mother, Hayes could be seen as credible on issues of paying price for success. As it stands now, this time tested statement by Hayes has become expedient in Abia State if we are to move on as successful state.

As the election year draws closer, a topical issue that is trending now is that of power sharing for harmonious relationships among the various sections of the state. This has naturally brought up a document that many have described as the way forward for a conducive coexistence of Abians.

Indeed, the Abia Charter of equity has been in place to assuage the fear  of domination by any section, as it provides that the Governorship of the state be rotated among the three Geopolitical zones. Accordingly, for some time now, power has expectedly been rotation among the political sections, namely Abia North, Abia central, until the turn of present Abia South.

Of course, it could be recalled that each zone had, in the past, served two terms; therefore, it is just natural that the remaining zone should also have their two terms, for justice to be seen to have being done. On the strength of this, it is expected that the current government of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu be allowed to finish two terms before any other zone. Agreed that we are growing up as a State but desire greatness, yet could these be achieved without some show of responsibility and maturity?

Is it really a hard task for one to reason that what is good for the goose is also good sauce for the gander? Of course, this underscores the popular saying that the price of greatness is responsibility, while maturity is a high price to pay for growing up. Indeed, people be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interest to guarantee the freedom of others and as Saul Alinsky would say, the price of democracy is the pursuit of the common good by all for people.

It is not about denying any section of its right to a fair share in the communal pie, neither is it prerogative of any group, more than the collective interest of all, to lord it over the others really justice demands that things should be done reasonably, for there to be peace in the land. That is the reason Martin Luther King Junior once said that human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable, rather every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individual.

The dedicated individuals being referred to are the right thinking people, including those here in Abia, and this has been confirmed by Robert Kennedy quote "The glory of justice and the Majesty of Law are created not just by the Constitution, nor by the Courts, nor by the officers of the Law, nor by the Lawyers, but by the men and women who constitute our society who are the protectors of the Law as they are themselves protected by the Law" unquote.

In Abia today, ahead of 2019 general elections, a lot of aspirants are already making moves and gearing up to convince Abians to vote for them even in the face of glaring evidence of outstanding performance by Governor Ikpeazu.

However, Abians who make out time to visit the completed and ongoing projects embarked upon by Dr. Ikpeazu will be properly informed especially in these days of social media where people are deceived with lies and propaganda.

Indeed, if the many projects and policies initiated by Governor Ikpeazu are realized, Abia will become a business and tourist destination in the coming years. In the words of Abraham Lincoln quote "The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves in their separate and individual capacities" unquote.

In line with the above, Governor Ikpeazu has unburned the hearts of the electorate by embarking on those things they cannot do for the themselves and the community.

Therefore, let Abians know that the beauty of justice would be seen if they allow equity to reign in the State by supporting and working towards actualization of Governor Ikpeazu's political aspiration.

     Umuahia-  Nigeria
     September 17, 2018

I AM TOTALLY LOYAL TO ATIKU, APC LEADER SAYS

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state.

Abubakar visited the state to solicit the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for his presidential bid ahead of the primary election.

Speaking at the event, Kwande said anyone of the opinion that he is no longer with the former vice-president is “a mad man.”

The APC chieftain said Abubakar is the best individual to lead the country.

“I know you will be surprised to see me in the PDP Secretariat; I have never entered this secretariat but today I am in your midst,” he said.

“There is a reason for me being here. If today you think that I am not together with Atiku, you are already a mad man.

“I am fully with Atiku and my loyalty to Atiku is very cer
tain. There are many people waiting for this day and the day has come. They were speculating on whether I will welcome him or not.”

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Uche Nwosu Must Be Governor Whether IMO People Likes it Or Not ~ Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, on Monday declared that he will do everything possible to ensure that his son-in-law and former Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, becomes the next governor of the state.
He said this during the swearing ceremony of Mark Uchendu, as the new Secretary to the Government of the state, nine permanent secretaries and others.
Okorocha said he wouldn’t mind putting his blood and life down to ensure that Nwosu succeeds him as governor.
He said, “This administration will end stronger. Let me tell you, the remaining seven months left for me I will do the same I did in seven years in office.
“I will repair all the schools in the state, I am sorry for some of you who say that I have destroyed all the roads. It is because of the unprecedented rainfall. I wonder if the rains are acidic. I assure you that we will put them in order.
“I want to assure you that My People Empowerment Programme will kick off. It will start with the first names that will be submitted by the traditional rulers of our communities. My government is a government of the poor. I have come to save the lives of numerous poor Ndimo.
“When Uche Nwosu, becomes the governor, he will have no business building roads and developing the Owerri urban cities. Today, Uche Nwosu is the immediate past chief of staff, I pray that one day, I will shake you as the immediate past governor of Imo state, I will put my life, blood to see that I shake Nwosu.”

PDP mocks Buhari, APC over Osun rally

PDP mocks Buhari, APC over Osun rally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its rally conducted in Osogbo, the Osun state capital on Tuesday.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described speeches by APC leaders and President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.
Ologbondiyan said the speeches showed the fact that the ruling party has lost its bearings and cannot save the nation’s economy.
The statement reads: “The emptiness of the speeches and their inability to present any resume or performance record of their candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, is a clear indication that APC leaders have no confidence in his candidature and have nothing to offer the people of Osun State.
“The scanty attendance, in addition to the lackluster attitude of the audience, signposts the imminent defeat that awaits the APC in Osun state, despite their rigging plans.
“Nigerians were heavily amused when President Buhari appropriated the rally, abandoned the governorship candidate, brought out a written script, and attempted to impress the people with his usual false performance claims.”
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State; Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State; Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State were present during the Osun State Gubernatorial Mega Rally in Osogbo, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Monday, 17 September 2018

PDP DID NOTHING FOR US IN AKWA IBOM ~ GODSWILL AKPABIO

Akpabio: When PDP was in power, A’Ibom didn’t benefitone kilometer of road from FG

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the state did not benefit a kilometer of road from the federal government in 16 years

.Akpabio served his two terms as governor under the PDP and had been a key member of the opposition party since 1999 until he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August.

Speaking when he led elders from the state to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Akpabio said his heart was with  Buhari in the 2015 election despite the fact he was a member of the PDP

The former governor, who was the senate minority leader, said there would be no be defection that will affect the chances of the APC in the forthcoming elections.

Akpabio boasted that Akwa Ibom will be the first state from the south-south that the APC will win in 2019.He said what is left of the PDP in Akwa Ibom is a mere carcass as the body and soul of the party had joined the APC.

He added that over 266,000 new members had registered with the APC since he joined

I WILL NEVER STEP DOWN. NOBODY CAN REMOVE ME AS SENATE PRESIDENT

I WILL NEVER STEP DOWN. NOBODY CAN REMOVE ME AS SENATE PRESIDENT
I'll Not Step Down — Saraki Tackles APC
Senate  President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has boasted that he can never be impeached, saying All Progressives Congress, APC, championing the cause is in minority and does not have the powers to carry out the threat.
He also made it clear that he would never step down as Senate president as demanded by the APC.
According to him, succumbing to such calls will only amount to sacrificing the national interest of the country for personal interest. 
Saraki, who spoke in an interview with newsmen in Minna, Niger State, as part of his presidential campaign, yesterday, said:  “The APC members know that we are in the majority and whatever they want to do they know that they don’t have the number.
 “The other kite they are trying to fly is asking me to step down from my seat but I can tell you that this cannot be possible as I will not step down. “One thing is very clear and that is to say that I will not sacrifice the interest of the country for my personal interest and in the last three years as a Senate president, I have demonstrated that my interest is second to that of the nation.”
 He condemned the calls from various quarters on the Senate to suspend its recess and resume, adding that it was a collective decision by all members to adjourn and that the recess was under the ambit of law.
He said the National Assembly has, therefore, not contravened any section of the procedures in embarking on the recess and  reconvene when it was time to resume from break.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Amaechi to Abe: I’m not your leader, a hypocrite can’t be my follower

Amaechi to Abe: I’m not your leader, a hypocrite can’t be my follower

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says heis not a leader to Magnus Abe, senator representingRivers south-east.

There has been a face-off between the two politicians in recent months, but last week, at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abe described Amaechi as his leader.

Reacting in a statement issued on Sunday, Amaechi said Abe is a devious character and cannot be his follower.

“I am not Magnus Abe’s leader. Abe has long left me and the political family that is largely responsible for his rise and fame in politics,” Amaechi said.


The former Rivers governor accused Abe of sponsoring people against him.

He said: “How can I be Abe’s leader when he and the minions sponsored by him (Abe), privately and publicly abuses, insults, cast aspersions etc on me, my wife and members of my family, daily? Is that how a follower treats his Leader?

"It’s cheap and indeed shameful political sophistry for Abe to stand in the APC secretariat and deceitfully say I am his Leader, while all he has done, both privately and publicly in recent times is to undermine me, the APC and desecrate the APC in Rivers State. As a matter of fact, it is indeed very doubtful if Senator Abe is still in the APC. He mouths APC but his actions belie his words and clearly tell a different story.”

He said Abe is not committed to the APC and his actions have weakened the party in Rivers state.

"Such a hypocritical, devious character cannot be my follower. I am not his Leader,” he said.