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Anambra Governorship: Tukur Disowns Andy Uba, Announces Nwoye As PDP Flag Bearer

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Andy-UbaThe crisis rocking Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a twist on Monday as the national headquarters of the party in Abuja announced Mr. Tony Nwoye, in place of Senator Andy Uba as its candidate for the November 16 Anambra governorship election.

The duo of Nwoye and Uba emerged as candidates at parallel congresses of the party on Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital in what curious observers described as an embarrassment to the self acclaimed ‘largest party’ in Africa.

The PDP national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, stated the party’s position in Abuja today while receiving the report of the party’s electoral panel chaired by Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State.

The Shema-led panel conducted the primary won by Mr. Nwoye.

The other primary, won by Mr. Uba, a serving senator, was conducted by the parallel chairman of the PDP recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ejike Oguebeo.

Ken Emeakayi, is the factional chairman of Anambra PDP recognised by the national leadership of PDP.

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  1. River

    August 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    This is good move at the right time by my national chairman Bamanga Tukur because with like of Andy Uba pdp will not reach anywhere because people of the state have know Uba family with bad name and power smuggle

  2. MGBATOGU KENNETH.C

    August 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    IT IS VICTORY 4 DEMOCRACY.UBAH FAMILY SHLD GO AND REST.

  3. Adedokun Tajudeen Femi

    August 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    PDP National Chairman Alhaji Bamaga Tukur . It is a pity that we have you as a chairman of greatest party in Africa by causing problem all the time . You must be removed

  4. Alex

    August 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Pls mr Andy Uba go and sit down ur time has pass obasanjo is no more in power for to play us again,don’t let me tell Nigerians ur crimes in america

  5. Alex

    August 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Tony nwoye is the candidate we need for pdp

  6. Tiger

    August 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Tony nwoye is a credible candidate we want in anambra that can win the election for us in PDP,he has all the quality needed

  7. donjeff

    August 27, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Our great leader have spoken,we must all abide with his decision,he’s the boss,hurray daddy.

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has stated that God revealed to him in a dream that he would be Governor of the State long before he joined the race.

He revealed this while speaking at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday.

Oyetola said, “I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter. Imagine the son of an Imam, receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter.

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“All I could remember on both occasions was the last line of the song which says ‘IleriOluwa ni lati se’. Outside of that dream, I had never heard the song before. When the impression was heavy on my heart, I called one of my friends to ask him about the song, and he told me the song was the Track 2 of Timi Oshikoya’s album.

“He went out and got me the album and immediately I started listening to the track, my consciousness was restored and then I had an understanding of what God was saying to me. That revelation has continued to give me confidence of victory each time I am faced with legal and political battles since becoming governor.”

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has claimed that a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari stopped former Senate President, Pius Anyim and National Assembly members from the state from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made the claim on Sunday while speaking during an APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Bouquet Lodge, Old Government House, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Umahi claimed that Anyim who served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and others refused to defect because he outsmarted them all.

“They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficult to catch the air,” he said.

Also Read: President Buhari receives Governor Umahi after defecting to APC (Photos)

The governor insisted that he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders from the state about his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that they all agreed to the defection arrangement.

“Let me tell you, I’m not afraid of anybody but I respect everybody. But I have said that if God sent me, this will be the last fight in this state,” he said.

Umahi added: “All these people that came together to fight me, they collect contracts, they collect monthly pay, they collect vehicles. And when they are asked to bring people that worked for us, they will bring their wives, children and relations.

“Now, they are dressing words for us. We are in chapter one, in Chapter two, I will publish all that I have done for the leaders of this state.”

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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.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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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