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APC Zones Rivers Governorship Slot To S’East Senatorial District

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Amaechi-360x2251The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has zoned the governorship position in the state to the Rivers East Senatorial District.

The State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, said the Rivers South East Senatorial District comprised riverine and upland communities.

Ikanya noted that the next governor of the state could emerge from the upland or the riverine area of the senatorial district.

“The Ogonis are from the upland while the Kalabaris, the Opobos, the Igbani’s from Bonny and the Andonis are from the riverine area in the South East Senatorial District.

“Our party has zoned the governorship position to the South East Senatorial District comprising the upland and the riverine areas.

“The candidate will be determined when the party eventually votes on who will be the party’s flag bearer in the 2015 gubernatorial election.

“As a party, we are talking among ourselves. We are consulting and we are confident that the party will provide a level playing field for interested aspirants to market their credentials before the leadership and members of the party.

“When the party votes, the candidate that emerges, whether upland or riverine, everybody will support the party’s candidate”, Ikanya said.

The APC chairman, however, disagreed with the position of the immediate past Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike that some of the governorship aspirants in the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party were moles planted by the APC.

According to Mr. Ikanya, “Who among the PDP members or governorship aspirant is Wike or Obuah referring to as moles in the PDP. What they fail to realize is that most of those they are calling moles today joined the PDP before most of them.

“Most of them were leaders in the PDP before Obuah became prominent. So, he (Wike) cannot now refer to them as moles. They are simply scared of the APC. I just think that I should not join issues with them”.

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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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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

Also Read: Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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