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Obiora Agbasimelo Emerges winner of Labour party primary elections (Video)

Obiora Agbasimelo Emerges winner of Labour party primary elections (Video)

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By Nwani Samuel The Labour party of nigeria has elected a Nigerian born banker/ politician Obiora Agbasimelo as it's candidate for the Anambra State governorship elections slated to hold on November 6. The different party delegates who came across 21 local councils in the state threw their Full support behind obiora, leading to his victory. A video trending online showed a joyful atmosphere prior to the announcement of obiora as the winner. Obiora while celebrating his victory thanked those who laboured for his cause. He wrote; “ I am so humbled and overwhelmed by your massive support, and I sincerely express my heartfelt gratitude to all the delegates for your confidence in me. You have spoken loudly and eloquently with your votes. “I thank all the wards, Local G...
Nobody Can Tell Me Why APC Should Not Win Next Election – Uzodinma

Nobody Can Tell Me Why APC Should Not Win Next Election – Uzodinma

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By Aisha Mohammed The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma says no one at moment can give him a reason why the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be reelected in the next general elections.  Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Uzodinma challenged Nigerians to give reasons why the ruling party should not win the 2023 polls. Uzodinma said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has performed well and should be applauded. While responding to a question of whether more governors from the Southeast would defect to the APC, the governor said, “Not just from the South-east, many governors in Nigeria will join the APC”. “Part of the problem of this government is the deliberate attempt ...
Imo State PDP chapter calls for Gov. Uzodinma Resignation

Imo State PDP chapter calls for Gov. Uzodinma Resignation

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By Nwani Samuel The people's Democratic Party, Imo State chapter has called for Gov. Uzodinma Resignation, citing the ravaging insecurity crisis currently grappling the region. In a statement released earlier today, the party strongly criticised the numerous events carried out by unknown gunmen in the region, further making reference to the mass arrests and extortion of imo youths by the state police command. It highlighted that the All progressive party under the leadership of Gov. Uzodinma lacks the capacity to guarantee safety of lives and property in Imo state. "No doubt, security has completely collapsed in Imo state, the statement read further. In addition, the PDP payed condolences to victims of the ongoing carnage in the state, condoles the family of Alhaji Ahme...
I Have Integrity, I Joined APC To Help Buhari Reduce Tension In Nigeria – Ayade

I Have Integrity, I Joined APC To Help Buhari Reduce Tension In Nigeria – Ayade

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By Theophilus Umanna Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has explained that his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership qualities, saying he wants to help the 78-year-old in dealing with the challenges facing the country.  Ayade moved to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday after months of speculations but explained, however, that he had no issue with his former party. “As to whether there are issues in the PDP, no. The party stood by me all through the way,” the governor said during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday. “In any other legal issue that I have had, PDP had stood with me. PDP gave me the opportunity to be a senator; PDP gave me th...
PDP Sets Up Screening Appeal Panel For Anambra Governorship Poll

PDP Sets Up Screening Appeal Panel For Anambra Governorship Poll

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By Adamu Bello The Peoples Democratic Party has approved the nomination of 13 members to serve on the screening appeal panel for primary to select its candidate for the governorship election in Anambra State. PDP National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He noted that the nomination of the panel members was given by the National Working Committee (NWC). According to Akobundu, the panel will be in charge of appeals that will arise from the screening exercise of the governorship primary election in Anambra State. A two-term former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, was nominated as the chairman of the panel which has Uzo Azubuike as its secretary. Other members of the screening panel in...
PDP Insists on Electronic Transmission of 2023 Election Results

PDP Insists on Electronic Transmission of 2023 Election Results

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By Basil NwajiubaThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should not have excuses not to use the electronic direct transmission of results in 2023 general election and other future polls. The party has also said it was alarmed by the invasion of the Presidential Villa by bandits and armed robbers, describing the development as a further pointer to the collapse of security command structure under President Muhamamdu Buhari’s watch. The party’s position is predicated on INEC’s announcement of its readiness to conduct online (electronic) registration of voters for future elections.
Tambuwal Leads Governors To Resolve PDP Crisis In Cross River

Tambuwal Leads Governors To Resolve PDP Crisis In Cross River

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By Theophilus Umanna Some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have visited Cross River to resolve the crisis in the state chapter of the party. Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, led his colleagues in Delta and Enugu States, Ifeanyi Okowa and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to meet with their Cross River counterpart, Ben Ayade. The meeting which held on Wednesday at the Government House in Calabar, the state capital focused on issues bordering on the party’s unity in Cross River and lasted about two hours. Briefing reporters at the end of the meeting, Governor Tambuwal described the discussion as a fruitful, peaceful, and productive engagement with party stakeholders in the state. He said, “We are here on the ...
PDP Asks Buhari To Convoke A National Conference On Security Without Dela

PDP Asks Buhari To Convoke A National Conference On Security Without Dela

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By Adamu Bello The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security over the growing spate of attacks and kidnappings across the country. In a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party on Thursday in Abuja, PDP’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, backed the call by the House of Representatives for the President to urgently fix the worsening insecurity. “NEC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a national state of emergency on security,” the statement partly read. “NEC also urged President Buhari to, without delay, convoke a national conference on Security so as to galvanize ideas and options to tackle insecurity in our country. “NEC lamente...
PDP NEC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Secondus, Appoints Obaseki Chairman Of E- Registration

PDP NEC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Secondus, Appoints Obaseki Chairman Of E- Registration

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By Adamu Bello The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on its National Chairman, Uche Secondus. During its emergency meeting on Thursday in Abuja, it also endorsed the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Secondus, and warned members of the main opposition party against those it described as “agents of distraction and division.” “NEC unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus as well as the member of the National Working Committee (NWC),” the PDP tweeted on its official handle. The party’s NEC also lauded the NWC for staying “focused and purpose-driven in piloting the affairs of the party.” Afegbua’s Petition Secondus has come under criticisms from so...
Kaduna Assembly Declares Former Speaker’s Seat Vacant

Kaduna Assembly Declares Former Speaker’s Seat Vacant

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By John Madaki The Kaduna State House of Assembly has declared the seat of the immediate past Speaker of the Assembly, Aminu Shagali vacant for being absent from all legislative activities for more than a year without any reason. Spokesman of the Assembly, Tanimu Musa in an interview with Newsmen explained that by such action, the former Speaker, representing Sabon Gari constituency, ceases to be a member of the House for violating section 109, subsection one, paragraph F of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said that the Clerk of the Assembly has been told to communicate with the Independent National Electoral Commission to set up a new date of re-run for the seat. In a similar development, the State Assembly has suspended four of its members for vio...