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2015: South East PDP Endorses Jonathan For Second Term At Awka Rally

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GEJThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South East Zone, on Friday adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s Presidential candidate in the 2015 presidential elections.

Disclosing this at a PDP rally held at Ekwueme square, Awka, Anambra State, the South East zonal vice chairman of the party, Austin Akobundu, said President Jonathan had done well in office and deserves a second tenure.

“The PDP in the South East zone has declared its full support for Mr. President, Goodluck Jonathan, to contest a second term in office.

“He has done very well, he deserves second term and we the PDP in the South East zone will work very hard to deliver him,” Mr. Akobundu said.

Chris Uba and his elder brother Senator Andy Uba (Anambra South), were notably absent at the rally where the PDP gubernatorial aspirants for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra were presented to party members and supporters.

Also, two other gubernatorial aspirants of the party: Sule Gboma and Mike Okoye, were absent at the PDP rally.

The absence of some aspirants was because of the crack within the PDP fold in the State resulting from the protracted leadership tussle in the state had yet to be resolved.

At the rally, Keneth Emekayi was presented by Mr. Akobundu as the authentic chairman of the party in the state as confirmed by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

However, Erika Oguebego, another factional state chairman of the party, is recognised by the Ubas and the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.

The PDP governorship aspirants who attended the rally were Nicholas Ukachukwu, Josephine Anenih (sole female aspirant), Sylvester Okonkwo, and Obinna Uzoh.

Others were Ugochukwu Okeke, Walter Ubaka Okeke, Tony Nwoye, Senator Emma Anosike, Alex Obiogbolu and Charles Odunukwe.

Addressing the rally, a member of the PDP NWC, Effiong Bassey, said that the party was committed to regaining Anambra State.

He said the NWC had set up four committees, lead by former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, to supervise exercise that would produce credible party candidates for both local government and governorship elections in the State.

In his speech, Mr. Emeakayi pledged that the party leadership in the state was committed to regain the state for the party.

He urged the party’s national leadership to ensure that the candidates of the party for the governorship elections emerged through a transparent primary and not through an imposition.

(NAN)

 

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  1. Chibuike Dimkpa

    August 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Igbos are the most successful, that is why we are the target by fellow Nigeria,
    whenever their is crisis in the north Igbos are the targets,
    Now deportation by governor Fashola Igbos are the targets because of envy and jealousy,
    This is a lessons to Igbos, Nigeria are not one as we think,
    Any house you build outside Igbo land are not guaranteed,
    Igbos. remember what happened to us at biafra and Nigerian war,
    Our house was placed under abandoned properties,
    Be wise.

    • egbjnr

      August 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      @dimpka l dont tink igbos are lairs but ua.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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