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God Gave Us Victory At The Tribunal, Says Amaechi



ROTIMI AMAECHIThe immediate past governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the last general elections in the state, Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Sunday expressed gratitude to God for the Tribunal’s judgment, which nullified the election of Governor Nyesom Wike.

Speaking Sunday evening at a forum of the party in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Amaechi said those familiar with his political history know that things sometimes don’t come easy.

He said the APC won the tribunal judgment by the grace of God and nothing else.

“You can pay all the money you want to pay but if God says it is not your turn it is not your turn. It is God that gave the victory at the tribunal”, Amaechi said.

The minister-designate added that even if the Appeal Court up to the Supreme Court upholds the verdict of the governorship tribunal, it is still not yet time for celebration

“This is not a new path for those of you who know me. We did not know they had fixed Saturday for judgment, [but] here we are to thank God”, he stated.

Amaechi told the gathering to turn to Luke chapter 17 reading from verse 11, which tells the story of the ten lepers cured of leprosy but only one returning to express gratitude to God for the healing.

The former governor charged his followers to learn to give thanks, saying God had been there for him.

He said he became a governor at 42 and at 50… (The crowd echoed ‘Minister’). He said he will ever be grateful to God.

Amaechi also enjoined his followers to continue to pray for victory politically.

On his part, Peterside said he was hopeful that the party will win the rerun election ordered by the tribunal.

He called on members of the party to be peaceful and continue to conduct themselves decently.

The candidate went down memory lane, saying that it was in October 2007 former governor Amaechi secured a Supreme Court judgment that installed him governor of the state, adding that in the same month, eight years later, a tribunal ruled, annulling the last governorship election.

Amaechi, who spoke to newsmen on the sideline of the event, also expressed assurance that the party will reclaim the state.

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  1. shagari usman

    October 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    up amechi,whatevr measure u use it wl be measure back to u,wise was in federal as a minister recommendatd by amechi bt use d influence to interup amechi administration,using military n police bcs he ws wt Gej and as well as minister,now is amechi turn to pay back wt d same coins,i didn,t expct wike to cry foul bcs b in opposition is to be a defender,hope wike will get to knw bcs soon he wl vacate d office,power must change hand

  2. scopydre

    October 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    My submission on the recent nullification of elections.
    In attempt to cause chaos in the most oil producing states in Nigeria, the APC led administration decided to do their wish in the affected state because, they were not in power.
    Judgements are no longer given in the affected state as ABUJA is where the elections took place.
    Selfish interest of the highest level. Nigeria is ours and our children must hear this. God is still watching.
    River and Akwa Ibom States are PDP owned states.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism



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.

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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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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC



PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola



You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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