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Wike Has No Competition In Rivers – PDP

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111011TEzenwo-Nyesom-WikeAhead of the 2015 general elections, the Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, was the most qualified candidate to view for the governorship polls in the state.

It is widely believed that Wike is the Presidency’s most preferred choice to fly PDP’s flag in the Rivers guber polls and the minister too has not hidden his desire to succeed his former boss turned political rival, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi.

However, Wike’s perceived interest in the governorship race has thrown up a heated debate in the state as there are agitations for the next governor of the state to come from any of the senatorial districts which have not occupied the position before. Wike is an Ikwerre man just like the incumbent, who would have ruled for eight years by May, 2015.

But Chairman of Rivers PDP, Chief Felix Obuah, warned that nobody should threaten any PDP member for showing interest in any elective position in the state.

Obuah spoke on Thursday in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area during the inauguration of PDP unit executive members, the unit executive of the Grassroots Development Initiative and the celebration of the party’s victory at the Appeal Court in Abuja.

The PDP chairman argued that the minister had done a lot as a leader for the growth of the party in Rivers and deserved the support of the people of the state.

He said, “I assure our great leader, Barrister Nyesom Wike that his leadership is not in any way comparable to that of any person in the state. We want to assure him that any day, anytime; we will continue to respect his leadership.

“We are assuring him that just like any other candidate that has interest to contest the governorship of the state, if he (Wike) is interested to contest for any position in this state, he should not be afraid; he should come out. He has done enough and deserves the people’s support.

“Let nobody threaten any PDP member. If you are interested, come out. I must sincerely say that apart from God Almighty, we owe this Appeal Court victory to our mentor, our financier, our leader, Nyesom Wike. We will join hands together to make sure that Rivers State is delivered to PDP and PDP alone”.

Obuah declared that those planning to frustrate the government of President Goodluck Jonathan would fail, just as he appealed to the abductors of the Chibok school girls to release them.

Calling on Boko Haram and its sponsors to release the Chibok girls, Obuah described the children as innocent and did not deserve to continue to be held captive by the sect.

Earlier, one of the stakeholders of the PDP in the state, Chief Emma Anyanwu, challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers to present a candidate that could match Wike in any election.

“The victory we got at the court on Wednesday shows strength. Our enemies said the Appeal Court will stop the Obuah-led executive of the state PDP, but the latest development has shown that the Appeal Court did not stop us.

“I know the person they (APC) want to present (as governor). I am inside them (APC) and that is politics. I challenge the APC to present a candidate that will match Nyesom Wike.

“He (Wike) has earned his recognition with hard work and what we owe him is to give him all the necessary support”, Anyanwu added.

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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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