After the rerun elections in Essien Udim Council Area of Akwa Ibom State conducted on Saturday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has won all the three seats of Senatorial, Federal House of Representatives and State House of Assembly. The final results released and signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, showed that the People’s Democratic party Senatorial candidate Christopher Ekpenyong defeated Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress having scored 134,717 as against 83,820 votes. ALSO READ: Akwa Ibom Rerun: PDP To Be Blame For Essien LG Violence - Akpabio In the House of Representatives results, Ekong Nsikak of the PDP scored 45,366 votes to defeat his counterpart of the APC who came behind with 22,757 votes. The People’s Democratic party’s cand
After the rerun election on Saturday in Okigwe North Federal Constituency of Imo State, Princess Miriam Onuoha of All Progressives Congress (APC) has defeated her closet opponent Mr. Obinna Onwubualiri of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Frank Collins of Nnamdi Azikwe University, who announced the result said Ms Miriam Onuoha scored 23, 690 votes, to defeat Mr. Obinna Onwubualiri of PDP who scored 10, 010 votes, while Mr Uchenna Ubah of APGA came 3rd with 263 votes. ALSO READ: Political Thugs Invade INEC Collation Centre In Imo State He further explained that the number of registered voters were 200, 684, while the number of accredited voters were 38, 244. He said the total no of rejected votes were 815 while the total number of votes cast was 35, 1
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has distanced himself from the ongoing rerun election in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom State. This is coming after the report that the People's Democratic Party, PDP Mocked Akpabio, says he withdrew to avoid another defeat It was reported that the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state on Friday announced its decision to withdraw from the race. ALSO READ: Rerun Elections: YIAGA Africa To Deploy 114 Observers To Akwa Ibom, Imo, 9 Others It alleged a perceived bias of the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) in the state. In a press conference on Friday evening at the party’s secretariat in Uyo, the state Chairman of the party, Mr Ini Okopido said “APC has withdra
The newly sworn-in governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, plot to initiate impeachment proceedings against him. Hope Uzodinma claimed that PDP was secretly planning to incite members of the state House of Assembly to initiate an impeachment process against him. The newly inaugurated governor raised the alarm in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Oguike Nwachukwu. ALSO READ: Uzodinma Suspends All Contracts Awarded By Ihedioha, Dissolves Parastatals The statement reads: “We know the game plan of the PDP because we are aware that they have been secretly inciting Imo State House of Assembly members to think of how to impeach the governor. So they are trying to rake up anything they can, even falsehood, to in
The Benue state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) over allegations of distracting purposeful leadership ahead of the awaited Supreme Court ruling. The apex court will this month rule of the suit by All Progress Congress (APC) candidate, Emmanuel Jime against Governor Samuel Ortom. Last November, Jime lost his suit at the Court of Appeal. ALSO READ: PDP Mocks Akpabio, Says He Withdrew To Avoid Another Defeat PDP State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, in a statement at the weekend, said APC was attempting to distract the purposeful leadership in the state. He said: “Benue PDP states with emphasis here that it has no need for any protest in Makurdi or anywhere regarding the matter of Jime’s legal challenge to Gov.
Imo State new Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has ordered the suspension of all contracts awarded before his resumption of office. According to Hope Uzodinma, this is in view of nefarious activities of “some government functionaries entering into contract agreements on behalf of the government without reference to the newly-sworn in governor.” ALSO READ: Ihedioha: Uzodimma’s Victory Has Unified APC In Imo – Uche Nwosu According to a press statement by T.U.C Nwokonkwo, the principal secretary to the governor, “particular note has been taken of some parastatals where the contract letters and agreements are being backdated. “Therefore Governor Hope Uzodinma has directed the suspension of all award of contracts in the state public service except with due authorisation from the office of the gov
Uzodimma's victory brings back Imo State APC together The former governorship candidate of Action Alliance during 2019 election in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, has stated that the emergence of Senator Hope Uzodinma as new Imo Governor following the recent Supreme Court verdict that removed Hon. Emeka Ihedioha from the seat has unified APC in the state. Uche Nwosu, who recently returned to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this while interacting with newsmen on Friday afternoon in Owerri, the Imo state capital. ALSO READ: Buhari’s Govt Reveal Plan To Make Fuel Cheaper, Reduce Price To N97 Per Liter This was made known in a press statement issued by Jones Onwusoanya, Director, Media and Publicity of Uche Nwosu’s 2019 campaign Organization. Uche Nwosu,
Rivers APC Crisis: Rivers APC Chieftain Mocks Senator Abe Describes Court Ruling as Conscientious and Thorough A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described Wednesday’s court ruling against Senator Magnus Abe as conscientious and thorough. This is coming after the court on Wednesday dismissed Senator Magnus Abe's case. The court had on Wednesday dismissed the prayers of Magnus Abe, a former Rivers South-East Senator against the APC, and set aside the interim order which halted the ward, local government and state congresses of the Rivers APC earlier scheduled by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. ALSO READ: Rivers: APC humiliating me despite my sacrifices – Senator Abe Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who mad
On Thursdsay, All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State Chapter Chairman, Tunde Balogun, stated that the defection of some Chieftain from the opposition parties (PDP) to the ruling party in the state is a measure of the growing confidence in APC. Balagun made the statement on Thursday in Ikeja while formally receiving defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition parties in the state into APC. From the information gathered, states that Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, who had earlier in the year announced his exit from PDP, and his son, Moyosore, were among defectors formally received into APC. Others received include Mr Mutiu Okunola, a former Organising Secretary of Lagos PDP, Mr Tajudeen Agoro and Mr Rahman Salawe, both PDP chieftains Lago...
In the atmosphere of Buhari at 77, with excitement and happiness of heart President Buhari assured Nigerians free, fair and credible election in 2023. Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has told those interested in elective positions in 2023 to work hard as he will not allow anyone to use his name to canvass for votes. ALSO READ: 2023 Election: PDP Denies Zoning Presidential Ticket to Northeast President Buhari also assured Nigerians that he will superintend over free, fair and credible elections in 2023. The president gave the assurance on Tuesday when some of his aides and staff of the State House and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha presented to him a birthday card to commemorate his 77th birthday anniversary at the Presidential Villa, Abuj
On Monday, after during a solidarity visit by the Ogoni People at the Rivers State Government House, Governor, Nyesom Wike, declared that he has not promised any ethnic nationality in the state the position of governor. Wike said only God has the capacity to make any ethnic nationality governor of Rivers State. He spoke during a solidarity visit by the Ogoni Ethnic Nationality at the state’s Government House Port Harcourt. According to Governor Nyesome Wike: “Let nobody say that I have met with Ogoni Ethnic Nationality and I promised them Governor. I didn’t promise because I cannot give. “It is only God that will give the position of Governor. With proper arrangement, things can be done. Don’t say I made a promise, don’t rely on anyone, just work hard. As Nyesom Wike, I can only
The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted over the rumors of him dumping the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). This report is coming after Fani-Kayode commended President Buhari for securing the release of Zainab Aliyu, an innocent Nigerian, who was detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities over alleged drug trafficking. The former presidential spokesman has been a strong critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government. In a statement released on Sunday which said the suggestion was not only false but also deeply insulting. “Those that are peddling this fake news should bury their heads in shame”, Fani-Kayode noted. “With what we have witnessed over the last 5 years I would rather die than join a filthy