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2023: Forces Against Igbo Presidency At Work – Okorocha

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Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said there are forces working against Igbo presidency in 2023 election.

He said the present battle he is undergoing with the likes of Senator Hope Uzodinma, Ifeanyi Araraume and his deputy, Eze Madumere, is as a result of some selfish politicians building up their political career for 2023 election.

According to the governor, who briefed newsmen on Tuesday, Araraume and other of his political detractors are only being used as a tool to rubbish his intention of contesting for any elective position in 2023.

Governor Okorocha said: “Uzodinma is not fighting Okorocha, neither is Ifeanyi Araraume, Eze Madumere nor Emeka Ihedioha. But, they are being used as instruments to fight the governor because of the 2023 ambition of some big shots in the country. And that tells the story of the Igbo. We don’t support our own, rather, we destroy our own.

“What is happening in Igboland today cannot happen in any other place in Nigeria, because Igbo have made themselves shopping centres, where people can come, shop and buy people to destroy their own. It is not a good omen.

“I want to announce that I’m still running for the Senate for Orlu zone and my party is All Progressives Congress (APC). I’m going to make the difference. We are also supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for second term because he has done well to deserve that. I’m supporting Uche Nwosu, too, because he believes in the state and won’t be going anywhere. Imo needs someone with vision and passion to carry on with the development plans of the state.

“The people of the state joined the APC, in 2015, in spite of the blackmail that trailed the party in this part of the country, because of the confidence they have in me, not only as their governor, but, as their son. Imo people never joined APC because of any other person in Nigeria, they joined the party because of me and nothing has changed in the relationship because they are still with me.”

Meanwhile, Imo State Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Ugochi Nnenna Okoro, has said Governor Okorocha needs a committed and focused person to succeed him after two terms in office.

Okoro said this was necessary in view of the fact that governance is a continuum, which needs to be sustained and improved upon, rather than starting all over.

She spoke with newsmen in Kaduna, yesterday, at the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting, organised by the Federal Ministry of Finance, on Development of Solid Minerals as an Alternative source of Revenue for Economic Development.

She said: “Imo State has satisfactory high level of transformation across the state, therefore, the citizens need the continuity in governance under APC, towards the sustainability of transformation in all sectors.

“Governor Okorocha brought a lot of human development to the state, therefore, the people need a reliable hand, who can continue with the development.

“If you do not put somebody who knows about the rescue mission to continue with the abundant project in state, there will be problems, and it is not good for the future of the state.”

However, the finance commissioner expressed dissatisfaction over the recent political crisis within the ruling party in the state.

Source: Sun News

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I have never felt safe or protected by African men – Victoria Kimani

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I have never felt safe or protected by African men – Victoria Kimani

Nigeria-based Kenya-born singer Victoria Kimani has been described as one of the most beautiful and sexiest women to ever graced the African music scene

Looking at her and seeing those captivating curves you cannot help but want to agree more.

Kenyan singer, Victoria Kimani has stated that she has never felt safe or protected by African men.

In series of tweets she shared, Kimani averred that African men reduce their women constantly and break them down to a size that serves them only.

She went on to state that African women should not be reduced to punching bags, sex toys, ego boosters and servants.

Her tweets read;

I can’t lie … have I ever felt safe or protected by African men? Nope

African men reduce their women … constantly. Break them down to a size that serves them only. Damned if I do & damned if I don’t. It’s in your Dna …. you can’t help it.

African women are Not your punching bag…not your sex toy, not your ego boosters, not your servant and certainly, not your enemy.

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I Am An Adopted Child: Actress Joke Silva

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I Am An Adopted Child: Actress Joke Silva

Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has unveiled the shocking moment of her life on how she figured out that she was an adopted child.

The 59-years-old businesswoman flashed backed to the faithful day she needed her international passport for an impending journey.

According to the wife of popular actor, Olu Jacobs, she stumbled on her mother’s personal box where she believed her passport could be sitting, only to open and find out the biggest shock of her life as an adopted child.

In her Joke Silva’s words, “I got to know years later when I wanted to travel and was looking for my passport where my mum kept it. Since she was not around, I opened the box in her absence and I saw my adoption papers. I never discussed it with my mum because I felt it was something that would hurt her, that was why, it was kept secret from me,”

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We didn’t deploy soldiers to disrupt #EndSARS protests — Fayemi

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We didn’t deploy soldiers to disrupt #EndSARS protests — Fayemi

The Ekiti State Government has denied deploying armed soldiers to disrupt the #EndSARS protests that were held at the state capital on Monday October 19.

The state commissioner of information Akin Omole in a statement released on Tuesday October 20, said the soldiers were sent to protect the citizens against harm and to ensure that protest was not hijacked.

The statement read;

“Reports emanating from the social media that soldiers have taken over the Ado Ekiti, the state capital and chased protesters with guns as untrue and misleading.

“Soldiers did not engage the protesters even as they barricaded most roads in the state capital throughout Monday.

“The soldiers were in the state to protect the people, including the protesters as well as to prevent hoodlums and miscreants from hijacking the peaceful protest by hiding behind the demonstration to commit crime and harass innocent citizens.

“While the present administration in Ekiti recognizes and respects the right of peaceful assembly, and in fact, identifies with the people on the demand for good governance, all stakeholders must be mindful of the safety of all lives and both public and private properties in the State.

“Innocent law-abiding citizens should be allowed to go about their lawful businesses without hindrance while there must be due cognisance of the fact that willful destruction of properties will be detrimental to the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.”

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