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Ensuring Jonathan’s Re-election In 2015, My Topmost Priority – Wike

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Nyesom-WikeThe Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that his number one priority was to ensure the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 and not the succession scramble in Rivers State.

Wike, who spoke on Saturday when he visited an ex-militant leader, Chief Soboma Jackrich (aka Egberipapa) in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, lampooned Governor Rotimi Amaechi, describing his former boss as a drowning politician.

The minister also urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to work come together as one and ensure President Jonathan’s reelection.

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. My priority is to ensure the re-election of the president in 2015 and not who succeeds Governor Rotimi Amaechi. The governor (Amaechi is an insensitive, irresponsible and drowning politician”, Wike stated.

Wike explained that his visit to the ex-militant was in continuation of his consultations aimed at boosting the chances of President Jonathan ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

Speaking at the Jackrich’s residence, the minister commended his host’s commitment and doggedness in promoting the Jonathan administration and the PDP.

He assured Jackrich that the state PDP under his leadership would make fairness, equity and justice its watchword, pledging his commitment to politicians that have worked hard for the party.

Wike also called on members of the state PDP to come together in order to ensure that the president wins the 2015 presidential election and justify his (Jonathan) efforts towards transforming the country.

“As the leader of the party and a loyal party man, I will always abide by the rules and wishes of the party. When the time comes, all stakeholders will sit together as a family to choose who will represent the party in the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state”, the minister said.

In his response, Jackrich, who is the founder of Kengema Unity Forum, expressed gratitude to the minister even as he lauded Wike’s loyalty to President Jonathan.

The former militant leader also thanked the minister for repositioning the PDP in the state, promising that KUF will continue to sensitize and mobilize the people towards ensuring that President Jonathan was re-elected in 2015.

Jackrich, however, noted that activities of the Grassroots Development Initiative (a political group founded to promote Wike’s governorship ambition) in the area were creating division among party members.

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  1. chikwere amadi

    April 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    this man call wike is a fool

  2. chikwere amadi

    April 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    the man called wike is a fool

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

Also Read: BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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