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Benue South Rerun: APC Accuse Mark Of Impunity, Voters’ Inducement

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State has accused the immediate past Senate President, David Mark, of impunity and inducement ahead of the February 20 Benue South senatorial district re-run election.

The Appeal Court sitting in Markurdi, the Benue State capital had last year nullified the election of Mark and ordered a re-run.

The forthcoming poll is a two-horse race between the former Senate president, who is re-contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Daniel Onjeh of the APC, whose petition led to the nullification of Mark’s election.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the Onjeh Campaign Organisation, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi in a statement in Otukpo on Sunday, accused the Director General of David Mark Campaign Organisation and immediate past Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro, of using the official plate number of the Ministry, an office he left since May 28, 2015 to sensitize vulnerable youth on violent acts.

Ogenyi said, “Mr. Moro and his Personal Assistants are currently using the official plate numbers of the Interior Ministry as a cover in distributing arms and ammunitions including cash to various segments of Benue South, which culminated into the foiled attacks by men of the Nigeria Police Force, orchestrated by Mark’s Militants at Upu and Akpa yesterday during our campaign rallies”.

The Onjeh campaign’s spokesperson further advised that the security agencies must do more especially in checking the illegal possession of government official plate numbers being used as a cover to perpetuate this evil act.

“Heavily armed men are assembled all over the Senatorial district to intimidate, mime and kill APC supporters across the 9 Local government areas in preparation towards the Saturday re-run election”, he added.

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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

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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

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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

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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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