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ACCORD CANDIDATE, NWANKPA CONGRATULATES ABARIBE, OUK, NWOKOCHA ON THEIR SENATE VICTORIES

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As the intrigues of the 2023 general election continue to unravel, it is very obvious that Abians have sent a succinct message that liberation from the shackles of impunity and maladministration is sacrosanct and they have beautifully pulled down the old order that was bent on keeping the blessed state on her knees by making a clear statement at the polls.

Following their well-deserved victories at the senatorial level, the indefatigable clergy and foremost contender for Abia State seat of authority, Lion House, in the 11th March gubernatorial polls, Amb. Bishop Dr. Emeka Michael Nwankpa has sent hearty congratulations to “Olu Ndi Igbo”, Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, who defeated the incumbent governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to emerge the senator-elect for Abia South Senatorial Zone. Saying it is a sign that there is hope for the liberation of the state.

“I always said that unless the people say no to impunity, it will gradually become a way of life. The old order must be jettisoned to rebuild Abia’s foundation for the very interest of Abians and not the benefit of a few. Abia South can now heave a sigh of relief for voting for the man that has the capacity and performance to oversee the development of the zone. I am saying a big congratulations to the man that can make the voice of Abia South to be heard at the national assembly without fear or let”, he said.

The “Father of the widows”, also congratulated the Labour Party Candidate, Chief Darlington Nwokocha, for retiring Ochendo in Abia Central to change the map of leadership for the zone. Saying that it is indeed comforting that the people have come to understand the power of their PVC. Bishop Dr. Emeka Nwankpa is nicknamed “the father or husband of the widows” as a result of his show of love and care for widows through his “Widows Must Smile” empowerment program where he has fed, clothed, and cared for widows for over 17 years of his 28th years in ministry. He believes that with the kind of persons that have emerged as senators and the job he plans to do in Abia state in synergy between them, Abia will be great again and resurrect from being a shadow of herself.

“This is indeed a new hope and a new day for Ndi Abia Central as a new beginning has come, a change in leadership for positive impact. I congratulate my good friend, Darlington for a victory well deserved”, he said.

Bishop Nwankpa also sent hearty felicitations to the Senate Chief Whip and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, for reclaiming his seat at the national assembly under his party, All Progressive Congress, APC.

” Orji Uzor Kalu is my very good friend and I must confess that within the first 4 years as a senator of Abia North, he has performed exceptionally well in providing road infrastructure to the rural areas, provision of jobs and scholarships to students as well as raising his voice to many important issues that affect his people at the national assembly. His victory is well-deserved.”, he said.

Meanwhile, the determined contender for the Abia governorship position in Abia State has reiterated his resolve to fight for the opportunity to rescue Abia state to hand it back to the people, saying that he was only in the contest because he has seen the pain of the people due to leadership that lacked conscience and he is poised to correct the anomaly and set Abia back on the path of well deserved and even development.

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APC Hails Uzodimma, Ododo On Election Victory, Commends INEC

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The All Progressives Congress has congratulated its governorship candidates in Imo and Kogi states, Hope Uzodimma and Usman Ododo, respectively, on their victory at last Saturday’s election.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, revealed this in a statement signed on Monday, November 13.

The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress congratulates His Excellency, Hope Uzodimma, on his re-election as Executive Governor of Imo State, and Usman Ododo on his emergence as Governor of Kogi State.

“The landslide victories of both Governor Uzodinma and Ododo at the just-concluded gubernatorial polls attest to the exceptional performance of the APC-led administrations in both states and resonated loudly with voters.

“We are confident that Governor Uzodimma will consolidate and extend the impressive accomplishments of his first term in Imo State, while Usman Ododo, on his part, will build on the solid record of the outgoing APC-administration in Kogi State.

“We commend the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for professionally discharging their constitutional duties during the election in both states.

“We salute the Imo and Kogi electorate for their invaluable and massive support of our great party.”

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Breaking News! IMO DECIDES: Hope Uzodinma Steps Down For Anyanwu, Looses Presidential Support

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Gov. Hope Uzodinma has stepped down for SamDaddy Anyanwu as he could not garner support from Mr. President, Bola President Tinubu.

Ahead of the November 11th governorship election, the All progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Gov. Hope Uzodinma, has stepped down for Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, also known as SAMDADDY, as he could not garner a nod and/or any iota of support from Mr. President, Bola Tinubu.

recall that during the presidential primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022, Gov. Hope Uzodinma personally purchased the #100m nomination form for Ahmed Lawan, the former Senate President, who got the support of the National Chairman of All progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.

Our investigation revealed that the embattled Gov. Hope Uzodinma, for over two months now, has been restless trying ferret and/or fetch the attention of Mr. President to help him clutch at his re-election ambition by directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agents to lend him cooperations to rig off the upcoming governorship election but Mr. President insisted while maintaining that he would not interfere in the said Imo election.

Standing on his firm resolve, Mr. President promised that there would be fair play, free and/or unhindered participations in the said upcoming polls in Imo State to all the parties and their candidates without any interference and/or undue favouritism and/or supportations of any kind of from the security agents: military, police, etc as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In fact, it’s gathered, from inside Aso Rock, that Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, would not want Gov. Hope Uzodinma to be re-elected to quell and/or douse the burning fires of insecurity in the State.

Political analysts as well as some political high-fliers both in Imo State and in Nigeria, including elsewhere, have interpreted Mr. President’s position as a payback in Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s coin for the socio-political betrayal or sabotage from Gov. Hope Uzodinma against Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  during the days in “wilderness” at All Progressives Congress’ (APC’) primary in 2022.

On Thursday, the 9th day of November, 2023, after all efforts made by Gov. Hope Uzodinma to obtain Mr. President’s support dashed away or proved abortive, unfortunately, the said embattled Imo State governor, Gov. Hope Uzodinma, has informed his loyalists and his few myopic supporters in the State that his guber aspiration and/or project was unsure and visibly in confusing jeopardy as his sordid plans to use the military, police and Ebube Agu security to rig the said election has been shattered as the Presidency has directed the disbandment of Ebube Agu secret militia and redeployment of Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, whom Gov. Hope Uzodinma had already but heavily sorted with millions of Naira and Dollars.

Inside information indicates that Gov. Hope Uzodinma has been directed by the Presidency to work together with the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s)  Candidate, Sen Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, (SAMDADDY), to save himself from pepertual socio-political condemnation and/or being disgraced by probe.

In compliance with the above, Gov. Hope Uzodinma has directed his loyalists and/or supporters to mobilize and support the candidature of Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu (SamDaddy) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and vote for him come Saturday, the 11th November, 2023 governorship election in Imo State.

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Afenifere: Fasoranti Differs With Adebanjo On S-Court Verdict

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FORMER Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, yesterday, disagreed with the leader of the group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, over the Supreme Court verdict that affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory during the February 25, 2023 general election.

Pa Adebanjo and other Afenifere leaders had met in Isanya Ogbo area of Ijebu in Ogun State, and faulted the Supreme Court verdict, which affirmed the victory of President Tinubu.

They said that the judgement has rendered the billions of naira expended on electoral reform, a waste.

But, in a counter-reaction, Pa Fasoranti, in a statement, disowned Adebanjo’s position on the Supreme Court judgement.

Fasoranti said: “The attention of Chief Reuben Fasoranti and other leaders has been drawn to a communique purportedly released in the name of Afenifere by the General Secretary, Chief Sola Ebiseni, where Afenifere is said to fault the Supreme Court judgement upholding Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu’s election as the President of Nigeria.

“This is far from the truth about Afenifere’s leadership position on the matter.

“Let it be on record that Chief Fasoranti and other Afenifere leaders are not privy to such ignominious press release, did not authorise it and do not subscribe to the seditious act such may portend.

“It is merely an unfortunate misadventure of some Labour Party elements within the Afenifere fold who would rather drag the body’s reputation in the mud to achieve whatever sinister and seditious end they might have concocted.

“The world will recall that Chief Fasoranti had congratulated the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on his election into office, and also expressed solidarity over his victory at the apex court.

“It is then clearly underhanded and mischievous to have such preposterous attack on the judiciary by intemperate elements within the fold, fanning the embers of national discords with political motives, using the name of Afenifere.

“We are unequivocal in reiterating that Pa Ayo Adebanjo is the Acting Leader, who, in the natural and traditional order of Afenifere, is expected to defer to his leader who appointed him, Chief Fasoranti, without reservations.

“To do otherwise is to tread such ignoble path in national discourse as this unfortunate release reveals.

“The meeting recently held in Ogbo Ijebu, at no point raised or decided on the attack on the judiciary as the statements of the General Secretary seemed to portray.

“The leaders of Afenifere would like to challenge Chief Ebiseni to offer the world, the true record of deliberations at the said meeting to confirm its concurrence with the communique he so released to the world.

“The ethos and structure of Afenifere vest the leadership authority in the Leader as the Olori Ebi; until such time that he joins his forebears, notwithstanding whoever he has chosen to act on his behalf.

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