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Wike Still In The Race For Rivers Governorship – PDP

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nyesom-wike-3The Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that it has not ruled out the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, or any member of the party wishing to contest the office of governor in the state in 2015.

The party was reacting to reports in a section of the media that Wike had been told to forego his governorship aspirations by the Presidency and leadership of PDP.

The party, in a statement issued by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the state chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, said no such directive was issued by the party.

The party said it has never contemplated or received any letter of intent with regard to the 2015 governorship election from any member of the party let alone choosing who is fit or not to be the Party’s flag bearer.

“As a party founded on democratic ideals, the PDP notes, there are set standards and criteria, and process of contesting intra and inter party elections which are open to all members irrespective of religion, tribe, ethnicity or social status etc.

“The party reassures all its members and intending aspirants into any office and not only the office of governor of fairness and level playing ground for all, stressing that the smear campaign against the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Barr. Wike is borne out of fear of his intimidating political profile and overwhelming acceptance by Rivers people as evidenced in the continued calls on him to present himself for election into the office of governor of the state in 2015”, he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

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.

Also Read: Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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.

Also Read: 2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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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