Matter Arising :Review And Advancement Of Our Political Jurisprudence In The Days Of Dr Rich Egenti (PhD); Matters Arising.

(1) Can an appeal panel report of the PDP NWC declare someone a winner of a primary and returned as candidate for the 2019 General election while a few people sitting in the living room cocort a result sheet, thereby sent another name to INEC ?

(11)Can a person who is not party to a ruling claim to have won a ruling he is not party to? PDP vs Rich Egenti & INEC was struck out for been incompetent thereby awarded rich Egenti & INEC 1million to be shared among them. How does that constitute a judgement in favor of ayika?

💧The PDP appeal was equally struck out as well as Rich Egenti suit at the lower Court.

(111) if the Appellant appeal ,the lower court suit and everything was struck out, what then is the status quo?

(1V)Could the status quo be the PDP appeal panel report of the NWC declaring Egenti winner and returned as candidate for the 2019 election or the forwarding of Ayika,s name to INEC which inec refused to upload on the ballot up to the election of 23rd Feb 2019!

(V)If a returning officer of the an election PROF RAPHAEL NNAJI FOR OKIGBO refuses to declare a name against PDP 3days after a general election ; who has the power to decide who the candidate is? Is it the tribunal , political party or INEC ?

(VI) Which is final between an appeal panel report of the NWC of a party or a concorted result sheet at a primary election? Can the NWC of a political party be talking from two sides of it’s mouth? At one end declared someone winner and candidate and in another instance send another person’s name to INEC?

The tribunal shall tell us the answer!

(VII) Is there a material difference between struck out and dismissed in law ???? Can you refile another suit if your former suit was struck out cos you didn’t file on time within 14days of your cause of action or you are banned for life from refiling especially where the parties in the new suit are different and when the supreme Court didn’t decide who the PDP candidate was? The tribunal shall tell us.

(VIII) Can a candidate who was not declared winner by INEC represented by a returning officer turn arround and issue a certificate of return to same candidate 5days after a general election without recourse to the circumstances leading up to the election.

(IX) Can a political party which came 2nd approach a court for redress especially where no candidate was declared winner in PDP who won the election ?

Why did the returning officer not declare a name in front of PDP as the winner of the election?

The decision of the returning officer in all matters election is final until changed by a competent court or tribunal

(X) The political jurisprudence of DNA shall be enhanced after the learned men of the tribunal proffers answer to the puzzles and the answer may send shock wave in anambra politics for years to come. The students of politics shall dwell on these postulations as we patiently await the answers in weeks to come.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson (Chief Priest) Reporting From Awka.

I Will Come And Testify That Richard Egenti Won DNA PDP PRIMARY ELECTION-Pharma ike chinedu klinsmann

I have been getting numerous calls concerning the PDP stand-off in Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Fed Constituency after the PDP primaries and this is my position for the records.

You see, God has his own way of fighting his battles.

Ayika thought that stealing the primary with money he paid to the state PDP leadership will give him victory. His problem has not even started. We are still in Genesis

They don’t even know how to cheat, very fraudulent people (Val and his state PDP cohorts)

PDP sent a ballot paper from Abuja containing my real name Ikeagwuonwu Chinedu.

The mischevious fellows went to a business center in Awka and produced their own ballot paper writing Ikeagwuonwu klinsmann because that was the name on my poster as they don’t know my real name.

Val Ayika paid huge sum of money to the state PDP and they smuggled the ballot papers they marked for Val into our primary at Abagana and inserted many of them there. As far as I and my team are concerned, the PDP primaries at Abagana that day was inconclusive and the PDP appeal panel said so. That PDP primary did not produce any candidate that day and Valentine Ayika is a fraud.

Now God is coming to punish them. Onye buru chi ya Uzo ogbagbuo onwe ya n’oso

You see, I don’t want to join issue with their nonsense. I am a pharmacist and God has blessed me. I decided to focus on my profession and return back to Sweden and left everything in the hands of God

For our information, I Ikeagwuonwu chinedu KLINSMANN is supporting Richard Egenti 100%. If the tribunal calls me, I will come and testify that Richard Egenti won. You heard me right, yes Richard Egenti won, that was what PDP appeal told us after the primary

I went to appeal against Val Ayika with Richard Egenti and the PDP appeal panel declared Egenti winner of the primary and not Val Ayika and I am ready to spend millions of naira to send that intruder Ayika back to Enugwu ukwu period.

As far as I am concerned Richard Egenti won and he will defeat Ayika at the tribunal. Amen

Pharma ike chinedu klinsmann
Ohamadike Dunukofia

DNA federal constituency The real truth!

(1) primary Election was held on 3rd Oct 2018 at abagana but prior to that the state chairman of PDP had changed the returning officer of the primary purportedly to favour valentine ayika.

The initial venue of the election was also changed to favour Ayika.The purported delegate list was also changed to favour Ayika as well. There were multiple thump printing of ballot papers , multiple voting and vote buying by the Njikoka delegates.

Thereafter Hon Egenti ,Hon Adilieje and Hon kinsman discovered that the primary was actually taking place at another location in abagana with the proper delegate list. At the end of voting Egenti won the election

Val Ayika having paid his way through with the state chapter of the party had his way.

Dr Egenti quickly petitioned the Electoral Appeal panel set up by the NWC of the party
It is also important to note that Hon klinsman also petitioned the appeal panel of PDP complaining bitterly that there was a kangaroo primary conducted by the state chapter of pdp where vote buying and multiple thump printing was the order of day
The NWC appeal panel investigated all the petitions and interviewed delegates including the other contestants who participated in the primary election and released it’s report and findings.

That report was called the Anambra state electoral appeal panel report Of the NWC of PDP, reported categorically declared Dr Rich Egenti the winner of the primary and recommended that he be returned as candidate of the party

It’s important to note that the Constitution of PDP abrogated the powers of the NWC through NEC to the Electoral Appeal panel report as final in all matters concerning primary election.

Ayika then came up with an idea: that the only way out for him was to discredit the candidacy of Dr Rich Egenti by brandishing him as been sponsored by onye-ndozi the apga candidate and sitting house MEMBER.

The idea worked and quickly sold the idea to the hierarchy of the party including his Excellency Gov Peter Obi.
His satanic idea worked temporarily in the interim but God ruleth over the affairs of men.

Dr Egenti quickly approached the courts wherein the court affirmed that Egenti was the candidate who won the election and should by returned as authentic candidate of the PDP by virtue of the NWC appeal panel report.

The pdp party hierarchy having bought the idea tried endlessly to overturn their own appeal panel report .

PDP in their usual impunity and disobedience to court orders refused to forward Egenti,s name to INEC

INEC quickly countered with a remark- to PDP that they have a court order suggestive that Dr Egenti be declared winner and issued with the certificate of return but your failure to forward Egenti,s name we “INEC ” shall leave the space blanck until further notice.
Ayika was never a party in the case that PDP appealed up to the supreme Court. So how could the supreme Court have declared him winner??

LAUGHABLE!

That case as litigated is on ayikas Facebook.

It is important to correct the false narrative papetrated by ayika that he got judgement from the supreme Court in his favor.

Now on another falsehood by ayika the supreme Court in that ruling said the PDP appeal is hereby struck out and other suits equally struck out.

It is clearly written ; PDP vs Richard Egenti & INEC

That Egenti,s case filed on 18th Oct was 2days outside the time; is equally struck out.
So it means no pronouncement was made on who was the PDP candidate to represent DNA at the 9th assembly.

Now what is the import of that ruling because the supreme Court struck even the PDP appeal.

There is a difference between struck out and dismissed in law.

Remember that in all these legal and political permutations the NWC appeal panel report is still subsisting.

The law is trite that when a case is struck out you are permitted to refile but if the Apex court had dismissed the case; you can’t refile.

That report declared Dr Richard Egenti winner and candidate of PDP.

Since INEC is a law abiding agency of govt they refused to heed to PDP numerous letters asking them not to obey the appeal panel report but rather accept whatever candidate they forwarded to inec.

It’s law that Dr Richard Egenti is deemed to have been on the ballot on election day of 23rd Feb and having won the election since it’s the party that canvasses for votes Egenti should have been given the certificate of return.

The returning OFFICER professor Raphael nnajiofor okigbo having not seen Egenti,s name decided to pronounce PDP winner without writing or mentioning the name of the candidate.

Now this pronouncement can only be made by a court or tribunal because the time for political parties to forward the names of candidate had elapsed.

This confusion and beligrence of PDP in refusing to forward Egenti,s name based on the satanic propaganda by ayika and his cohorts brought us to this juncture in DNA history
Despite all pressures to get him pronounce ayika as winner proved ABORTIVE.

NOW LET US X-RAY WHO EGENTI IS ?

He Obtained 1st class in physics Masters IN GEOPHYSICS and also Masters in METAPHYSICS and later acquired doctoral degree in METAPHYSICS at one of the best metaphysical universities in the world

He lives in the United States of AMERICA. He was at the prime age of 26yrs the youngest chairman of the Nigeria polish business council

He oversaw the affairs of the the govt of Poland in Nigeria working closely with the commercial attache of the Polish embassy Majoring in political tactics and hardball
Consequently he left back to the United States where he enrolled at the Chicago institute of politics.

He is noted to have contested election for DNA 4yrs ago in a parallel primary which hon Dr okey Eze eventually won
Under the guidance of David Axelrod who was a one time president Obama campaign manager

The satanic propaganda of valentine ayika will hit him on the face once the tribunal proclaims that ayika was never the PDP candidate abinito and shouldn’t have been given the certificate of return and if such cert had been issued in error should be nullified and reissued to Dr Egenti

Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson reporting From Abuja.

Igwe Nnewi Prays For Smart, Congratulates Him On Election Victory

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The Traditional Ruler of Nnewi and Grand Patron, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Dr. K.O.N Orizu III, has congratulated the Anambra State House Of Assembly Member-Elect for Nnewi North State Constituency, Nonso Okafor (SMART) over his victory in the last Saturday’s House of Assembly election.

Igwe Dr. Kenneth Orizu III offered his congratulatory message when Nonso Okafor, paid him homage in his palace yesterday, Friday 16th March, 2019, with his campaign team.

Speaking during the visit, Igwe Dr. K.O.N Orizu III, congratulated Nonso Okafor (SMART) on his victory in the polls which he described as divine and prayed for his success in Anambra State House of Assembly.

Speaking further, he urged him to ensure that Nnewi is well represented in Anambra State House of Assembly and advised him not to forget the needs of the downtrodden who ensured that he was elected.

He however described Nonso Okafor (SMART) as one whose story of humble beginning inspires and encouraged him not relent in his efforts to serve the people.

On his part, the Anambra State House of Assembly Member-Elect for Nnewi North State Constituency, Nonso Okafor, thanked the Monarch for all his support and prayers and promised not to disappoint him and Nnewi.

Speaking, he said, “I am here to inform you of my victory and also to receive your royal blessings as I prepare to represent our town in Anambra State House Assembly. I believe that your prayers and support will give me more courage and boldness in ensuring that Nnewi receives quality representation.

He added, “I will sponsor bills and motions that will help to specifically tackle major developmental and socio-economic problems confronting our town and in Anambra State, Nnewi will fully represented this time, he concluded.

Nonso Okafor was accompanied to the visit with his campaign team led by the Director-General of the Campaign Organization, Arc. Paul Ileka (Solid Base).

Ebubechukwuzuloke Brown.
Nnewi, Anambra State.

APGA Family Umudioka Ward 2 Appoints Hon Richard Omeazu As Their Acting Chairma(Picturs and Documents)

Earlier Yesterday, the executive, APGA faithful, appointees and stakeholders of Umudioka Ward 2; Dunukofia LGA have suspended the chairman of APGA for their ward, Mr. Okechukwu Udeagu and appointed Hon Richard Omeazu As Their Acting Chairman and Hon Peter Nwosu (Ezebunafor) to assist him.

The suspension was not unconnected to accusations of blatant anti-party activities; leading of bandits to intimidate fellow party officials, withholding and embezzlement of funds meant for campaigns and others, his clear mobilization of people for his new found party and love – the PDP and threat to persons who refuses to join him in his new party.

Albeit Mr. Okechukwu not supporting the party, APGA Family in Umudioka ward 2 won the last Saturday’s election for APGA and Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu.

The APGA Family held a stakeholders meeting yesterday to appraise their outing. The meeting rose with a communique duly signed by all the twenty executive members of the ward, the appointees and other stakeholders suspending the chairman and appointing an Acting Chairman in his stead.

The communique further directed the erstwhile chairman to face the disciplinary committee and clear himself of the weighty allegations levelled against him.

Let us continue moving forward, APGA bu nke anyi.

Please see attached documents for details.

Umudioka is APGA

Apga is Igbo Identity.

Hon Chike Odoji SSA to the Governor on IGR and Hon Adinnu Onyebuchi
Kwube Adike, Hon Ifeanyi Unamba (MONGO PARK) and Hon Uzofo

BREAKING NEWS :APGA UMUDIOKA WARD 2 SUSPENDED THEIR CHAIRMAN OKECHUKWU UDEAGU.

APGA UMUDIOKA WARD 2 SUSPENDED THEIR CHAIRMAN OKECHUKWU UDEAGU OVER ANTI PARTY , ACTS CAPABLE OF BRINGING THE IMAGE OF THE PARTY TO DISREPUTE AND RIDICULE , EMBEZZLEMENT OF PARTY FUND , LACK OF ZEAL OR IDEA TO PADDLE THE AFFAIRS OF THE PARTY , LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PARTY MEMBERS(PICTURES BELOW)

I AM MBANUGO ONYEKA NELSON REPORTING FROM AWKA

Anambra APC Reps Candidate Congratulates Winner

Mr Elijah Onyeagba, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka Federal Constituency has congratulated Mr Valentine Ayika on his victory.

Elijah in a statement issued in Awka on Tuesday said he was accepting the outcome of the contest as the decision of the people of the area.

He said electoral contests were like sports where winners and losers would always emerge and urged the winners to use their mandate for the good of those who elected them.

“I heartily congratulate my brother and friend Hon. Valentine Ayika on his victory at the just-concluded elections.

“Our people have spoken clearly and the outcome must be respected by all the key actors.

“Today you have won and I say a big well done to you and your team,’’ he said.

Onyeagba used the opportunity to thank the people of Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka for their support while the campaigns lasted, saying that he respected their decision at the polls.

He expressed optimism that next time would be better as the future was bright.

“I thank everyone who supported me especially the members of my campaign team.

“I am happy for what we have achieved and can only assure that tomorrow will be brighter.

“We ran a robust and issue-driven campaign and we were consistent with our message while it lasted.

“I pray that our collective choice will yield good result in the next years for our federal constituency,’’ Onyeagba said.

Ayika beat the incumbent, Mr Dozie Nwankwo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Onyeagba of the APC to the second and third place respectively to emerge as the winner.

It’s Official, I Am A PDP Member – House Of Reps Speaker, Dogara Declares


According to a Punch Metro report, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the plenary on Tuesday officially announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Dogara, along with President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had so defected since July 2018 without announcing their defections on the floors of the chambers.

Members of the PDP celebrated as Dogara made the announcement.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fall Of Hon Dozie Nwankwo, The Coquette In DNA Federal Constituency-Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson

Coquettes like Hon Dozie Nwankwo are hiding behind High Sen Victor Umeh and Hon Lawrence Ezeudu, to perpetuate their stranglehold on Dunukofia Constituency and it is a sad development. Like grand masters of the game , the coquettishly orchestrate a back-and-forth movement between hope and frustration to the bewilderment of the masses.

Hon Dozie Nwankwo baits with promise of reward during his campaign in 2015 general election , the hope of physical pleasure, happiness, fame by association, power-all of which , however, proves elusive; yet this only makes their targets pursue them more.

Coquettes appear self-sufficient. They do not need you, they seem to say, and their narcissism proves devilishly attractive.

You want to conquer them but they hold the cards. The strategy of the coquette is never to offer total satisfaction.

Imitate the alternating heat and coolness of the coquette and you will keep the seduced at their heels.

A famous author of a classical book assisted me in describing who Hon Dozie Nwankwo is and his mission to use the influence of High Sen Victor Umeh, Hon Lawrence Ezeudu, Hon Uche Umerie to deceive our local government and also to Re-elect him for second tenure, by telling us that 2023 is the turn of Dunukofia.

The gods of Dunu na Okofia are highly against Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

At St Mary’s high school Ifitedunu, Dunukofia LGA, during Able Gov Willie Obiano Thank you Tour visit, High Sen Victor Umeh, Hon Lawrence Ezeudu were boldly to explain to us their laudable and verifiable projects spiced with practical attention to human development in every town within the constituency but Hon Dozie Nwankwo was seen looking like a dumb and deaf person, simple because he failed to deliver dividends of Democracy to our people. What a Coquettes like Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

Some days ago at Dunukofia LGA Secretariat Ukpo, he was bold enough to say that NAWGU and Umudioka are the only two communities that he didn’t execute any projects. Ever since then I have called the other four communities leader to verify his projects and was amazed that ONYE NDOZI has done nothing in Dunukofia.

I will await your coming tomorrow at umudioka, I strongly believe that Umudioka will use their PVC to retire you from politics.

Let’s see what you will vomite to our at Ilo mkpukpa,if I am your shoe (Hon Dozie Nwankwo), I will boycott Umudioka for this campaign , knowing very well that they will not vote for u because you failed woefully.

Umudioka being the Country Home of the Catholic Chief priest, Hon Dozie Nwankwo is clothed with shame because shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old, shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.   HON Dozie Nwankwo is disgrace to Ndi Umudioka, Dunukofia and entire DNA Federal Constituency.

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.

The worst part of it is that the Coquette Hon Dozie Nwankwo said some months ago that no man born out a woman from Dunukofia Kingdom will stop his selfish ambition to represent DNA Federal Constituency in 2019,he ended up by insulting the dynasty of Dunukofia.

Dunukofia are going to vote Hon Elijah Onyeagba and Dr Richard Egenti because there tremendous developments so far in Dunukofia.

I remember How your Coordinator Hon Bertrand Nwankwo cried bitterly at his ward in Ifitedunu until the adopted political son Of Gov Willie Obiano came and rescued you.

Umunnachi,Even almighty BUDGET ACHIKE-ONUA will not save you

NAWGU :Igwe NAWGU has instructed his people to use their PVC and retire and healing center will also do the same.
The same applicable to Ukpo, IFITEDUNU AND UKWULU.

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.

Let’s use Our PVC to Retire Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson writes Umudioka.

Protest In Lagos Over ‘Obasanjo’s Plans To Install Interim Government’

A pro-democracy group has staged a rally in Lagos State against an alleged plot by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to install an interim government.

The protest was led by the Coalition for Defence of Democracy in Nigeria (CDDN).

The group claimed it had credible intelligence that Obasanjo’s political allies were hell-bent on making the country ungovernable.

CDDN, therefore, called on the Nigerian Government to “drop its tolerant attitude and put pressure on Obasanjo to immediately call off all the attacks planned against the interests of Nigeria”.

Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Rachel Okpara, the Executive Director of CDDN, appealed to the international community to call Obasanjo, Atiku and other incendiary members of the opposition to order “before they sink the nation”.

She said: “We are telling the world that there is credible intelligence that a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is the one that hatched the plan to destroy the country in conjunction with his political allies. It was for this reason that Obasanjo released his so called ‘Points for Concern and Action’, a document that has now been confirmed as intended to incite Nigerians as a precursor to the orgy of violence that his co-planners will unleash on the country.

“We are also asserting that more than the emergence of an interim government that the Federal Government refers to, Obasanjo, Atiku Abubakar who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, and other opposition elements have their sight on an outright coup to overthrow Nigeria’s democracy. It is for this reason that Obasanjo returned to his vomit after vowing that God will never forgive him if he ever supported Atiku.

“CDDN is not going to adopt the tolerant indifference that the Federal Government is showing to a threat of this magnitude, which with all certainty will throw the nation into chaos. The Federal Government might be worried about being described as clamping down on dissent and the opposition, but we have no such political tight-rope balancing to do. We see things from the perspective of the immediate and long-term impact on citizens. The safety of Nigerians is superior to whatever offices could be won or lost by officials of the Federal Government.

“He has links to Boko Haram, Terwase Akwaza (Gana), the miscreants in Kano and the Nigerien mercenaries; he should be persuaded to reel them in so that Nigeria is not plunged into crisis. The Federal Government omitted to mention them, but we are aware that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a designated terror organisation, and militants in the Niger Delta have been contacted by a particular running mate to a presidential candidate to carry out the destabilisation in the South-East and South-South.

“CDDN hereby puts the groups that have been contracted to carry out these attacks on notice. The will of Nigerians towers above their capacity for evil and the supremacy of the Nigerian state and its capacity to respond to the threat they pose is not in doubt. They have the obvious option of backing down and calling their assigned mission off now before it is too late, because Nigerians will support the government to unleash the full strength of the state against these threats, even if it means embarking on emergency conscription to defeat evil.

“We appeal to the international community to call Obasanjo, Atiku and other incendiary members of the opposition to order. They should be held responsible since they are the ones that have been propping up the groups and individuals named in the planned attacks. The international community must make it clear to these elements that any contraption that emerges from truncation of Nigeria’s democracy will not be accepted. They should prevail on Obasanjo and his ilk to desist from the plot to throw Nigeria into chaos.”

Breaking News : Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Tanko Mohammed As Acting CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeira (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The President announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. 

He said the action followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President consequently swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. 

Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.

JUST IN: 34 Political Parties Adopt Atiku As Presidential Candidate.

Thirty-four political parties in Ogun State under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have adopted former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as their candidate for the February 16 presidential election.

Rising from an enlarged meeting held on Thursday at the Sagamu residence of Gbenga Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun State and Deputy Chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (South), the leadership of the political parties and their candidates at all levels unanimously agreed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had failed in its electoral promises to the people.

They, thereafter, endorsed Atiku.

Addressing the gathering, which also had the representatives of Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Igbo, Hausa and South-South communities, as well as the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Razak Eyiowuawi, the National Chairman of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and Assistant Secretary of the Steering Committee of CUPP, said the main aim of the body is to “save Nigeria from insecurity, violence and hardship which has become the order of the day and the only way out of the impending danger is to vote out the ruling party by coming together as one united front to usher in a new administration”.

Speaking on behalf of the Labour Party in Ogun, its former Chairman and House of Representatives candidate, Niyi Osoba, said it would be “shameful if APC returns to power under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari who has constantly exhibited lack of capacity to govern”.

In his remarks, Chief Tayo Onayemi, a former local government Chairman and a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), stated that the “incompetence of the Buhari administration is very conspicuous as a government, which has been operating as a failure since inception which calls for a change”.

Other leaders of respective political parties took turns to speak at the occasion and charged their members to vote for Atiku.

In his remarks, Gbenga Daniel thanked the leadership of the coalition group for their support.

According to him, the current situation in the country calls for a radical departure from the status quo and this could only be achieved through collective efforts and engagement of all well-meaning Nigerians, irrespective of their political inclinations.

His words: “The coming election will be very close, hence everybody’s vote matters. What you have done today has further driven home the decision by 47 political parties throughout the federation which had earlier pledged their support for Atiku Abubakar at the national level.

“It will be recalled that the current government based its campaign on three major issues of provision of security, fighting corruption and improvement of the economy none of which they executed as we speak. Instead, they revised the fortunes of the country from one of the largest economies in the third world during former President Jonathan’s era to the poverty capital of the world according to global statistics.

“It has come to a stage where we have to rescue the country and this cannot be successfully done by one political party but a joint effort of all. It, therefore, becomes expedient to present a formidable united front to wrest power form the incumbent party, APC.

“The choice of Atiku as the  preferred candidate is germane because everybody will have a sense of belonging in the government of inclusiveness of the PDP under the watch of the former Vice President Atiku who has promised to restructure the country on assumption of office.”

Also present at the meeting were Chief Kunle Majekodunmi, the Chairman of Afenifere in Ogun State; Chief Ibukun Ojosipe, Ogun PDP Deputy Chairman and Gboyega Okenla, a lawyer.

Breaking Inec News:Inec Directed PDP National Secretariat Asking PDP To Forward The name Of Dr Rich Egenti As The Authentic PDP Candidate Form Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha federal Constituency .

Inec- has forwarded a letter to the PDP national Secretariat asking PDP to forward the name of Dr Rich Egenti as the authentic PDP candidate for Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha federal constituency in compliance with the judgement of the high court and that of the court of appeal.
It also confirmed through it’s spokesperson that inec is in receipt of form 48 & form 49 been the contempt proceedings filed by the attorneys to Dr Egenti.

It argued that the name Valentine ayika has been deleted from INEC in compliance with the subsisting judgement of court declaring Dr Rich Egenti the PDP candidate .

It’s States that the 1st defendant been PDP is mandated to submit the name of the claimant Dr Rich Egenti to the 2nd defendant been INEC.
It’s States that the 1st defendant been PDP is mandated to submit the name of the claimant Dr Rich Egenti to the 2nd defendant been INEC.

It also mandated PDP to withdraw any other name so submitted except the name of the claimant.

As such inec is compelled to withdraw and delete the name Valentine ayika while it waits for PDP to forward the name of Dr Rich Egenti.

Until when PDP complies with the order of court inec has indicated that it shall leave the space VACANT until PDP forwards the name of Dr Rich Egenti to the commission for publication.

By the list of PDP anambra federal house of reps candidates published today by inec; all names were listed except that of Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha federal constituency where INEC remarked that ” by order of court party is yet to forward name of candidate”.

A reliable source in PDP said they could not forward Dr Rich Egenti ,s name to inec because he couldn’t be reached to fill his inec forms.

When contacted Dr Egenti, he however denied the PDP side of the story and said he has waited patiently since Oct 31 2018 for PDP to comply.

He also confirmed serving col. Akobundu national organising sec and Mr Emmanuel emoiden national legal advisers with form 48 & 49 been contempt proceedings. However the motion for committal to prison custody would be moved on Monday Dr Egenti indicated.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson reporting from Abuja.

NEWS ON THE HOUR:The Fall Of Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

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FORGET THE YOUNG MAN CALLED ELOCHUKWUTULU, HE IS ONLY RANTING AND TRYING TO POSITION HIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN MATTERS OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY ,BUT THE NAKED TRUTH IS THAT, DUNUKOFIA HAS NO VOTES – HON. DOZIE NWANKWO declares!

Curiosity they say, killed the cat. Out of wanting to know the feud that has been in existence between a certain young man @Elochukwutulu💯 and the house member representing Njikoka, Dunukofia and Anaocha federal constituency, we have been able to uncover why it seems like the local government, which houses one of the richest man in Africa has been neglected and relegated to the back set of affairs.

Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.

This particular young man has metamorphosed into what can be described as a voice of resistance. After some investigation, we gathered that majority of people in not just Dunukofia but Anaocha and Njikoka feels the way the young man is feeling, to them change of leadership is the only remedy.

When reporters tried getting access to the House of the honorable member, we were met with stiff resistance, but after some clarification, access was granted.

During the chat that lasted for about thirty minutes, we were told that the young man in question, who hails from Umudioka, in Dunukofia local government Area was either after personal fame or maybe he is dancing to the tone of some stakeholders in the Federal constituency, who is using him to get to me.

But let me send a message to them, tell them that i am not afraid of them, they conspiracy will not harm him, initially, i have wanted to ignore him and deal with him after the election, but is even better to let them know, i know. Some ,who are Stakeholders within and outside the party are secretly and Publicly planing to humiliate me in the upcoming election, I know the people of Dunukofia are complaining, but they should understand that Charity begins at home, that’s one thing i learnt from my in-law. But come to think of this, don’t this people have State house of Assembly members?
What have they been doing?
If I do everything, then what will be they contributions?

Go to Nawfia for example, the house member representing Njikoka 1 constituency is from there, can’t he take care of just three towns?

Or that of Njikoka 2 constituency, what are they doing?

Dunukofia is one constitency yes, but i expect the house member representing them to be working before getting me involved. I don’t even want to mention Anaocha. This pretence must stop!

They should understand that i sincerely don’t need Dunukofia local government Area to win this election.

I have the voters register, I know where to concentrate.
Dunukofia has not enough vote to decide my lose!

I don’t blame him, last year, he went on to publish some documents he shouldn’t have had access to ordinarily , if not that some big wigs are behind him, i have been watching, non of his people wants to talk, they are all silent, pretending not to see the damage he is causing, no problem time will tell.

Efforts made to reach @Elochukwutulu💯 wasn’t fruitful as calls put forward to him were not answered or returned.

©ANAMBRA EYES NEWS.

Breaking News :Tension For Hon Dozie Nwankwo As Concern citizens of DNA Federal Constituency Reject him And Endorses Dr Richard Egenti

FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF Our constituency fund,which was rumored some months ago but later confirmed to be true earlier this year .

Read below from MISS IFEOMA NWANKWO writeup

“THE TRUTH HON. DOZIE NWANKWO WILL NOT TELL US…….

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PROJECT – Solar Powered Borehole with overhead Tank and Reticulation at Uffa Village hall, Aguluzigbo, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.

AGENCY – Federal .Ministry of Labour.

AMOUNT – 25,000,000

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PROJECT – Construction of Office Block at Agulu Cultural centre,Anaocha local government Area, Anambra State.

AGENCY – Federal Ministry of Labour .

AMOUNT – 20,00,0000

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PROJECT – Supply Of Innoson Motorcycle at Anaocha Local government Area.

AGENCY – Sec. to Govt. Of Fed.

AMOUNT – 15,000,000

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PROJECT – Fencing, Renovation of Two Laboratory Blocks at Community Sec. School. Nimo, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State .

AGENCY – Sec. to Govt. Of Fed.

AMOUNT – 15,000,000

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PROJECT – Renovation Of Adazi-Nnukwu Town Hall, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.

AGENCY- Sec. to Govt.of Fed

AMOUNT -15,000,000

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PROJECT – Pavilion of Akwaeze Community Cultural Center, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.

AGENCY – Sec. to Govt of Fed.

AMOUNT- 15,000,000

*If you don’t find all this projects in your community, ask HON. DOZIE NWANKWO the necessary questions “

They lamented bitterly about the illegal activities of Hon Dozie Nwankwo and his incompetence in NASS to attract federal presence in DNA Federal Constituency, rather he chooses to make mockery of us.

Chief John Okeke from Enugwu Ukwu also expressed his gratitude for saying Capital No to unproductive man like Hon Dozie Nwankwo,also charges them and quoted
“Don’t be afraid of change. You may end up losing something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better”

Also said that we are going to return our federal constituency to PDP.

Chief Ben Ofordile from Agulu also acknowledged the great bold step taken, also assured that if given PDP DNA Federal Constituency Candidate Hon (Dr) Richard Egenti opportunity to represent us, that he will not disappoint our federal constituency because he’s grass-root oriented politician..

So my good people of DNA Federal Constituency, Let’s Vote Dr Richard Egenti for the progress of our people.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson writes from Awka.

Appeal Court upholds Dr Richard Egenti PDP candidacy For DNA Federal Constituency

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has upheld the candidacy of Dr Richard Egenti as DNA Federal representation for PDP.

Read The Full Judgement!

Justice ige , Justices kutigi and Justice Ada justices of the court of Appeal Abuja division unanimously delivered a ruling on the motion for dismissal filed by counsel to Dr Richard Egenti, earlier today

In that motion counsel to Dr Egenti argued that the notice of appeal filed by the national legal adviser to PDP Barr emoiden should be dismissed for been incompetent. He argued that the judgement of the lower court transmitted by ayika and PDP were fake and unsigned.

Therefore court querried them on why they should transmit a fake judgement of the lower court?And of Which the counsel of Ayika argued that it was the real judgement of the lower court.

However counsel to Dr Egenti filed a 27 paragraph counter affidavit with the real judgement of the lower court which was different from the fake judgement transmitted by ayika and pdp

Dr Egenti,s counsel relied on the latest supreme Court authority in the matter of fCdA staff multipurpose cooperative society vs samchi & others citation 2018:
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It says and I quote’

“The position of the law is trite and tested that an unsigned and undated judgement is null and void and of no effect whatsoever, it’s simple.9The court has no more interest if the parties chose to rely on an invalid document”

Also counsel to Dr Egenti cited akpan vs fbn plc 2018 )10 NWLR pt 1628.581 .CA

It stated that “the proper order where a record of appeal are incomplete, once established is for the court to strike out the appeal for been incompetent”.

The court agreed with counsel to Dr Rich Egenti and dismissed the PDP & ayika appeal for been incompetent.

The substantive suit was not debated for their appeal was dismissed for been incompetent as their entire appeal was predicated on a fake and unsigned judgement of the lower court transmitted to the court of appeal.

PDP & ayika cannot file a fresh notice of appeal because time has elapsed to file a fresh appeal going by the new amended Nigeria Constitution which allows appeal to be filed not more than 14days from the date the judgement of the lower court was issued.

The judgement of the lower court was issued Oct 31st 2018.

Hence he has up till 14th November 2018 to appeal against the judgement of the high Court.

Confirming the story, Dr Richard Egenti said it was a substantiation of his position all along that the good people of DNA Federal Constituency people believe he has Ability to represent the at Green Chamber.

He also said that the judgement was concise , perfect and we’ll thought out, It is the work of the world aclaimed legal minds.

He also called on Hon Valentine Ayika to take the decision of the Court of Appeal in good faith and join hands with him to clench the seat come 2019 general elections for the betterment of DNA Federal Constituency.

Let’s Get DNA Federal Constituency, Nigeria working Again.

Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson reporting from Awka…..

Igbo In North Banned From Travelling Over 2019 Polls

People of Igbo extraction in the 19 northern states have been banned from travelling to their states of origin to vote in next year’s general elections. Any person who flouts the directive would be fined an undisclosed amount of money. The decision was reached following an extraordinary meeting of the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) in Barnawa, Kaduna State. IDA, an administrative umbrella organisation of Igbo resident in the northern states and Abuja, is responsible for members’ welfare. In attendance were executives, all Eze Igbos and chapter presidents in the 19 states. 

“We want our people to stay in their respective states and cast their votes. The era of running home during elections cannot be tolerated again. There is no need for us to go home at every election because if you do that you will automatically disenfranchise yourself.

“We have done a lot of sensitisation. We have also educated our people on this and we all agreed. That is why we decided to place an embargo. And if you travel, IDA will fine such person(s),” the organisation said in a statement jointly signed by President General Chief Chikezie Nwogu and Secretary General Austin Ofokansi Ifedinezi. The Assembly also urged members to remain law-abiding in their states of residence.

A non-governmental organisation, the African Electoral Integrity Initiative (AE2i) meanwhile has unveiled ways to guarantee integrity in the elections. This was at the National Conference on Electoral Integrity it organised in Abuja yesterday with the theme: ‘Sustaining the Integrity of the 2019 General Elections.’

Prof. Yusuf Zoaka, Dean Faculty of Social Science, University of Abuja, in his presentation titled, ‘Principles of Electoral Integrity’, said a good election is hinged on fairness and a level playing ground for all.

Zoaka, who was represented by Dr Agaba Halidu, a lecturer at the university, also listed ethical conduct, professionalism and accuracy as criteria for successful polls. He maintained that for Nigeria to have an election with integrity, factors such as enforcement, transparency and respect for the rule of law must be upheld. He advised politicians to shun hate speeches that could breed violent campaigns, and INEC to remain impartial to avoid voter apathy and rejection of results.

Mr. Mohammed Baba, Commissioner in charge of Education at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), said vote buying has become a threat to democracy, hence all efforts must be made to curb it. He disclosed that ICPC would embark on a nationwide sensitisation programme this month to change people’s attitude towards the practice.

Dr Daniel Omofoman, Convener and Regional Director (West Africa) of AE2i, said: “The conference is aimed at sensitising stakeholders to the need to sustain the integrity of the 2019 elections and restoring voter confidence in the integrity of officials, voting procedure and materials used in the election. We believe more is coming on solutions that will resolve these issues,”

He added that other issues threatening the integrity of the elections include underage voting, fake news and partisan law enforcement. But President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja gave the assurance that the result of the 2019 general elections would reflect the will of the people.

He made the promise while receiving a letter of credence from the ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Dr Jyrki Juhani Pulkkinen. He said Nigerians reserve the right to elect their leaders and that all efforts would be made to safeguard the integrity of the process. “I respect the people’s feelings,” he said, adding: “I assure all that we will have a free and fair election next year.”

Buhari congratulated Finland on its 101 Independence Day anniversary, marked yesterday. He commended the country’s growing relations with Nigeria, especially in the areas of Information Communication Technology (ICT), trade and education.

In his remarks, Pulkkinen noted that areas of mutual benefit could be extended to electricity, smart technology and crises management initiatives, pointing out he would work hard to improve trade figures and exchanges. “We will like to contribute to Africa rising. We know that Nigeria is the biggest country on the continent, so we are very interested in its growth,” he said.

He promised that at the United Nations, Finland would continue to support the restructuring of multilateral institutions, giving greater roles to African countries like Nigeria.

The president, who also received a letter of credence from the ambassador of France, Mr. Jerome Pasquier, described the visit to Nigeria by French President Emmanuel Macron as impressive and a booster to bilateral relations. Admitting that “France is investing so much in Nigeria and we are grateful,” he nevertheless called for more support in the fight against terrorism as fighters increasingly cross the borders to support insurgents.

Pasquier responded saying Macron would continue to support Nigeria, especially in the ongoing war against terrorism, with specific interest in the gathering and sharing of intelligence. He also commended Nigeria’s role in resolving the crises in Togo and Guinea Bissau.

Buhari equally received a letter of credence from the ambassador of the Czech Republic, Mr. Marek Skolil, to whom he gave an assurance of improved economic relations in solid minerals exploration.

Skolil, on his part, said his country would continue to support Nigeria’s military in the fight against terrorism in the northeast. “Nigeria is a very important country for us. We look forward to stronger ties, particularly with the armed forces,” he said.

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Breaking News:Buhari Chairs Special FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a special session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The meeting is taking place in Abuja.

According to the presidency, the FEC meeting is a special session to discuss the 2019 budget.

Stay tuned for more details……. 

Breaking News:INEC Appointed New Secretary

The Independent National Electoral Commission has took to their twitter account to announced the appointment of a new secretary.

The board of INEC shared the appointment letter with the caption;

The Independent National Electoral Commission has appointed the Administrative Secretary, Delta State, Mrs. Rose Orianran-Anthony, as Secretary to the Commission for a four-year term with effect from 6th December, 2018.


Six months In Office, Restructuring Will Commence-Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has revealed when he will commence restructuring of Nigeria.

One of the key points of Atiku’s campaign was to restructure Nigeria if elected president in 2019.

The former Vice President said the restructuring process will start within six months of his government if he emerges victorious in the presidential election in 2019.

He gave this assurance on Thursday when he addressed his supporters at the historic Mapo Hall Square, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

Atiku said he has always been an advocate of restructuring as a way to move the country forward.

He said: “One of the most important policies I have advocated in this country is the restructuring of this country.

“Today, I stand before you to pledge that before you that within six months we shall start the process of restructuring in every part of this country

POLITICIANS SHOULD LEARN CHARITY DEVOID OF SELFISH INTERESTS- Aisha Edward

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………………….. “Gov. Dave Umahi’s Adoration Ministry Donation on my mind”

When Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State gave the Proprietor and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, one thousand bags of rice and one thousand tubers of yam in its annual harvest Thanksgiving and Bazaar ceremony, the whole congregation erupted in wild jubilation.

Firstly, we will commend Gov. Dave Umahi, being a Pentecostal, to have extended such a huge generosity on the Catholic Church. Such inter religious magnanimity should be encouraged by all. But the apparent political motives and colourations attached to such gifts must be condemned.

We are nearing an election year, and politicians in their usual manner of politicking and trying to outwit one other to cart home the people’s votes, are now more pronounced in their charitable activities.

Or how could one explain such a large donation of foodstuffs from the Executive Head of one of the most impoverished and educationally backward States in Nigeria?

‘‘Gov Dave Umahi must not have been on a spending spree already, from the N1 billion re-election campaign funds made available to him by Prince Eng. Arthur Eze recently.’’

Ebonyi People will try hard and overlook the high amount of donated foodstuffs by their Governor to Fr.Ejike Mbaka, but would not allow the building of any project in Enugu State with our Commonwealth.

If only Gov. Dave Umahi would attract Fr. Mbaka to Ebonyi State and help him with the needed funds to establish an Adoration Center which many especially the Catholics would wish, where Ebonyi indigenes can as well worship without having to travel long distances into Enugu State, and also become direct beneficiaries to the Employment Opportunities, Schooling programmes and Health Services that will be accrual if such projects are located within the State. The people of Ebonyi State would love him more for this, and he will no doubt succeed as Governor.

We are not against any charitable efforts of his Excellency on any particular organization, but we will be concerned in what capacity, As a State Governor or as a Private Citizen.

There are nagging issues begging for attention, as it concerns the economic welfare of the State. Taking money meant for the administration and economic empowerment of the State to develop activities in another State is unjustified in whatever guise.

A news media quoted Fr. Mbaka as saying ‘‘ Umahi donated 1,000 bags of rice and 1,000 tubers of yam to us, but it meant nothing to me until he handed N10 million cheque to me and promised to build a project for the ministry.

Since Adoration Ministry Enugu, is now a ground for political endorsements, It will go down well with everyone if the donations made therein are from personal wealth and not with public funds.

Gov Dave Umahi is yet to build a hut for the impoverished Sickle Cell victims in the State nor has it been in family succour agenda after several appeal to the office of her excellency through her principal secretary Mr Obasi, where they can be properly managed by professionals and experts in the field. Sometimes one wonders what family succor could be all about without dealing with the dangers and threats of the dreaded genotype incompatibility in Ebonyi State that requires Genetic Education?

As the Chief Executive, Gov. Umahi is expected to bring all hands on deck for an effective onslaught against Sickle Cell Disorder in the State.

Ebonyi people must keep watchful eyes on all their public office holders and ensure that they don’t go jamboree with our collective wealth this election season.

While we cannot compromise our support for Gov. Dave Umahi he should also be very sensitive to our collective feelings and yearning for a true and sincere governance for the masses devoid of classical and seasonal deceit.

Aisha Edward
Center for Moral Mentorship.

Buhari Will Return To Daura In 2019 – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has vowed to send President Buhari back to his hometown of Daura in Katsina state in 2019.

The PDP presidential candidate made this known in a statement issued to newsmen by his media aide, Paul Ibe.

According to Vanguard, Atiku said this while reacting to a comment made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, described the PDP flagbearer as a prodigal son, adding that he will suffer defeat in the upcoming election.

Atiku said “It is not political soothsayers like Oshiomhole that will determine the outcome of the elections but let it be known to him that President Buhari will not only be defeated, he will be retired to his beloved Daura in 2019.

“Does Oshiomhole think that Nigerians are fools? What will determine the direction of votes are the insecurity challenges, job losses, pain, anguish, and economic strangulation that this incompetent government has subjected Nigerians to.

“For Atiku, it is about Jobs; for Buhari, it is hopelessness. For Atiku, it is about opportunities; for Buhari, it is insensitivity. For Atiku, it is about inclusiveness; For Buhari, it is clannishness. Atiku is all about Getting Nigeria Working Again.”

Atiku Abubakar has also promised to revive the economy of the country to what it was between 2011 and 2015, if elected president.

He made the promise while speaking at the PDP mega rally in Ilorin, Kwara state on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 45 political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political parties (CUPP) have endorsed Atiku Abubakar as its consensus candidate.

2019 Lagos:Jimi Agbaje Mocks APC As Commissioner Dumps Ruling Party

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State Jimi Agbaje, has reacted to the defection of the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Wasiu Oluwo, to the PDP.

Agbaje mocked the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, adding that the decision of Oluwo was due to the failure of the ruling party.

Agbaje in a statement titled, “Babylon is Falling”, noted that APC is crumbling.

“The commissioner has displayed uncommon courage by the decision. He is a good example for others to follow as this empire begins to fall to pieces

“I am gladdened by the news of my brother’s defection to the PDP. Indeed, it is a welcome development which must be lauded and applauded by all lovers of freedom and democracy. By this singular gesture, Oluwo has counted himself worthy as a man of integrity.

“I look forward to teaming up with him to liberate our dear state from the shackles of bad governance and corruption.

“I am using this opportunity to all stakeholders in the state, particularly my brothers and sisters in the APC to toe the path of honour, and join us to rescue our state from the vice grips of a vested cabal that has arrested its development in the last 20 years,” he said.

2019 Presidency: PDP Leaders Serve Buhari Quit Notice At Ilorin Rally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday served President Muhammdu Buhari quit notice at its presidential campaign rally in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Director General of the Atiku/Obi Campaign Organisation and President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government has failed in all facets of governance.

He asked Nigerians to vote out Buhari and the APC in next year’s general elections, adding that the APC had failed to deliver on all its 2015 campaign promises.

According to Saraki: “APC promised Nigeria a lot of things. They promised us security, at a time we had security problem only in the North East, but now it has extended to North Central, and even the North West. APC has failed because security has worsened.

Atiku lamented that the nation has gone worse under the APC, hence the need to provide an alternative administration that can make things work in the nation again.

“Today in terms of economy, Nigeria is the poorest in the world. These are facts from international organisations. The security situation has become terribly bad,” he said.

Atiku alleged plans by the APC to buy permanent voters cards from people as a way of perpetrating electoral fraud, but urged Nigerians to guide against the plan so as not to mortgage their future and that of their children.

PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, while appreciating the large turnout of the people for the rally noted that Nigerians have been suffering since APC took over power in 2015.

Gov El-rufai:I Want To Run Away

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai says it is not easy to preside over the affairs of many people and that sometimes he feels like running away. Governor El-Rufai who is seeking a second term in office, said this when he spoke at an election summit organised by the Kaduna State Peace Commission. He said he would accept defeat if he loses the 2019 governorship election, adding that he would be in a hurry to pack out of the government house.

“Let me first speak as the governorship candidate of the APC. Our party is committed to peace and peaceful elections. The political parties that merged into the APC were victims of rigged elections and the consequential violence that came with it.

It is the rigging of elections that leads to violence. It was the massive rigging of the elections in 2011 that led yo the wide spread violence at that time and Kaduna state alone, lost over 800 lives.

“As the candidate of the APC, I am saying here and now that I am in a hurry to park out of the government house if the people do not vote for me. I will be the first to concede and I want to tell all that want to be governor that it is not an easy job… I want to run away.

“It is just that when I look at those that want to be governor and what they have done to the state in the past, I have a duty to protect the state, the ordinary people of the state from the evils of past.”

Governor El-Rufai vowed to deal with anyone who promotes hate speech and religious sentiments on social media in the state. “This is the biggest problem we are facing as a sitting government and I want to appeal to all of us politicians to reflect, think and desist from this because when you destroy lives by giving young people weapons and drugs for election purposes, what do you do with them after you win. They become a monster that is difficult to control. We have no thugs in the APC.

All those that campaign with us, we try to empower them to be employed so that they will be off the street. These are very serious issues for us so I want to appeal to my colleagues to temper our language, because politics is not war.

“We are doing that vigorously; we do not care what people say. Anyone that comes to Kaduna and say something or even say it outside Kaduna and his house is not in Kaduna state, no matter who he is, whether he calls himself bishop or Imam or Sheikh, whether he calls himself chief or Hakimi, we will bring him to justice.

We will arrest and bring him to Kaduna and prosecute him and we are on the trail of many of them that have insignificantly done this. Some in Abuja, some in Lagos, we will bring them to Kaduna and try them for incitement, for malicious falsehood, for hate speech.

We are determined to do that and we will not politicise it because the protection of lives and property should never be politicise” he said.

Our Decision To Boycott 2019 General Elections Irrevocable – IPOB

The leadership of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) has re- iterated its decision to boycott the forthcoming 2019 general elections is irrevocable, saying that no amount of cajoling and criticisms of the decision as counter-productive would make it change the decision. Uche Mefor Deputy Leader of IPOB

In a statement issued yesterday by the deputy Leader of the group, Mr Uche Mefor, apparently in reply to a Niger Delta freedom fighter, Mr Askari Dokubo, who criticized the IPOB decision to boycott the forthcoming Nigeria’s 2019 general polls, IPOB, stated that injustice can never be erased in Nigeria.

“You cry everyday that the constitution is a fraud, the election rigged,  INEC  used as electoral tool to manipulate results and yet you senselessly or naively continue and want people to vote and yet you are a freedom fighter?

“Look, IPOB cannot mutate and certainly don’t change course midflight , IPOB remains ideologically consistent.

“Do your own and we do our own and in the end we take stock. IPOB refuses to betray the trust of her followers or sell them by joining Nigerian politics”, the IPOB leader stated.

The IPOB leadership even warned that the group might be forced to changing its tactics if its current modus operandi is seen not to be yielding the desired result, saying “Our demands must be met or we apply another sophisticated strategy if the anomaly subsists”.

He added, “In the final analysis , it is my considered opinion that those who are suggesting that we change course are at best insincere.

“They know right from the beginning that the end result in joining Nigerian politics is total failure with respect to BIAFRA .

“Bewarned, be focused, be vigilant for wolves are on the rampade. Rally round our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and together, we shall eventually prevail”, he stated

2019:PDP Vowed To Dislodge APC In the South West.


…Holds SW Presidential Zonal Rally in Ibadan on Thursday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its South West Presidential Zonal rally scheduled for Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Thursday, December 6, will accentuate its deepened consultation with leaders of the zone in the consensus to dislodge the failed All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.

The PDP Presidential campaign Organization (PPCO) says the South West is too sophisticated and educationally exposed to allow certificate forgers, incompetent leaders and fraudulent elements to brazenly continue to sit over their affairs, especially with arrogant show of disdain and official intimidation.

The South West Presidential Zonal rally is therefore another major step in galvanizing the people of the zone in their long-standing aspiration to rally with a new President to liberate their political and economic fortunes from the stranglehold of APC’s oppressive and exploitative oligarchy.

The PPCO notes that the South West zone has already embraced its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, because of his proven capacity, transparency and all-inclusive stance, which the region require to move forward and realize its full potentials that have been retarded by the Muhammadu Buhari incompetent, oppressive, corrupt and divisive administration.

The South West holds a leading position in many critical sectors and will no longer allow a modern day expansionist to continue to sequester and dominate the economy of the people, while making maximum enrichment for himself and a few acolytes at the detriment of majority of the citizenry.

This APC expansionist and his cronies have looted the resources of the South West and made life miserable for the people through forceful territorial occupation, direct stealing of public funds, annexing of public property and income generating institutions; multiple taxation, which proceeds are directed to private purses, as well as harsh financial regulations, which have crippled many businesses, particularly in the Southwest.

The South West people are very resourceful, industrious and creative group and can therefore not thrive under a lack lustre, visionless, inept and corrupt Buhari administration.

Curiously, the administration is now trying to turn the people into beggars by mischievously diverting trillions of naira from the social benefit funds appropriated by the National Assembly while handing out a miserable N10,000 to traders, instead of giving them their due benefits from the scheme.

The people of the South-west has therefore collectively agreed that their liberation time could not have come at a better time than this when the entire nation is rallying behind our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the all-inclusive mission to rescue our nation from the shackles of President Buhari’s misrule and return her to good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Council

Breaking News:Governor Ambode’s Commissioner Resigns From APC

The Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in Lagos State, Mr Olawale Oluwo, has announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Oluwo made the announcement in a resignation letter sent to Channels Television on Wednesday.

In the letter dated December 3 and addressed to the APC Chairman in the state, he explained that he took the decision as a result of the events played out at the party’s state primary held in October.

Oluwo alleged that the exercise was characterised by voter disenfranchisement, undue influence, violence, and intimidation to members among other activities that violate the electoral law.

He also claimed that the party lacked integrity, stressing that this has diminished the reputation of the state as a reference point for free and fair democratic practice.

The APC leadership in the state has yet to respond to Oluwo’s allegations.

Read the full letter written by the commissioner below;

Aisha Buhari Named Two Powerful Men Behind Buhari’s Slow Progress

The First Lady, however, stated that the President has done well in the delivery of good governance. The event was also attended by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo. Mrs. Buhari urged Nige-  rian women to rise up and fight.

When the Political Adviser to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojodu, was signalling to the First Lady to move away from the topic, she said: “I have realised that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, my aide, Sajo, and wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Osinbajo, are not comfortable with me saying this and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech, but we must say the truth.”

The President’s wife insisted that the two powerful people are retrogressive elements preventing the government from moving forward. This is not the first time the first Lady would be critical of her husband’s government and its functionaries.

In an interview with BBC Hausa, Aisha had stated that Buhari’s government had been hijacked by only a “few people”, who were behind presidential appointments. According to her, the president did not know most of the officials he appointed. The First Lady stated that people who did not share the vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were appointed to top posts because of the influence a “few people” wield.

Her words: “The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years. “Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position,” she said.

When asked to name those who had hijacked the government, the First Lady simply said: “You will know them if you watch television.” Asked whether the president was in charge, Mrs. Buhari had said: “That is left for the people to decide.”

Meanwhile, Mrs. Buhari has observed that during the last election, women participated fully in the voting process and ensured that APC was elected. According to her, “That is why the government of President Buhari came up with social investment programmes targeted at them and their children in order to engage them and reduce the level of poverty among them.

“I wish to call on women to spread the good news and accomplishments of the present administration. “I also call on you to propagate our party manifesto which promises to change the lives of Nigerians and what it has achieved so far,’’ she said.

She called on women not to relent in their effort at sensitising and mobilising women to ensure the success of the party in the 2019 elections. Mrs. Buhari said with commencement of campaign for the 2019 elections, the key areas for APC women would be critical information sharing, security awareness and advocacy against vote buying.

She said that the summit had set the tune for Buhari/Osinbajo support groups to go on with the 2019 campaign.

The wife of the president, therefore, appealed to participants drawn from the 774 local government areas of the country to reflect on the achievements of the Buhari administration. In her contributions, the wife of Vice-President,  Mrs. Osinbajo, said that the APC government had performed creditably in the fight against insurgency and the rebuilding and rehabilitation of victims of insurgency and their communities.

On her part, the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani, urged women to be resilient in the effort to ensure the re-election of Buhari/ Osinbajo in the 2019 election. According to her, women are convinced that the Buhari administration had completed and initiated new road projects as well as other infrastructure developments across the country.

Sani restated the commitment of the wife of the President to better the lives of women and children through gender balancing in Nigeria. Also, the former Deputy Governor of Plateau, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, appealed to Nigerian women to give the Buhari/Osinbajo a chance in the 2019 elections to consolidate on their achievements. Earlier, the APC National Woman Leader, Hajiya Salamatu Baiwa, urged APC women to shun campaign of calumny.