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Updated: Delta: Mobs Set Fire On APC Secretariat In Isoko

Updated: Delta: Mobs Set Fire On APC Secretariat In Isoko

NEWS, POLITICS
Suspected mobs on Tuesday set ablaze properties at the All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area in Delta State. Report says the invaders where protesting the alleged lopsided composition of the new executive of the party at the ward level in the area. Eyewitness says though the circumstances surrounding the incident were still sketchy, it may not be unconnected with the harmonization of ward executives of the party in the council area. The source said, "Yesterday (Monday) Chairmen of the party in Oleh wards 1 and 2 were sworn -in. "Today (yesterday) some aggrieved members of the wards mobilized and broke into the secretariat which is a rented apartment, removed all the chairs, tables and some other office properties, brought them...
JUST IN: Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader, Accused Of Orchestrating DSS Barricade Of NASS

JUST IN: Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader, Accused Of Orchestrating DSS Barricade Of NASS

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position. The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation. Meanwhile, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has accused Akpabio and other senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the DSS siege of the National Assembly. Daily Trust reports that Sen Bruce as saying they would make sure that countries like the US, Canada, The United Kingdom, among others revoke the visas of Senator Akpabio and his cohorts as well as their wives and children over the development. He said they would resist any attempt by the APC senators to effect any leadership change in the Senate. ‎”It has come to our attention that we’re being invaded by state security. Our co
Ibori, Okowa Others Entreat Uduaghan Not To Defect From PDP

Ibori, Okowa Others Entreat Uduaghan Not To Defect From PDP

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Indications have emerged that former Delta state governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan is currently under intense pressure not to defect from the Peoples Democratic Patty PDP to Nigeria ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Uduaghan who was seen in photograph with APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and rumoured to be nursing defection from the PDP to APC is being pressurised to shelve the plan, a source privy to the development told BigPen Online on Monday. The source disclosed that Ibori have been prevailing on Uduaghan on behalf of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who was said to have been jostled over his predecessor moves to dump the party for the opposition APC in the state. Dependable source revealed that the governor after apparently listening to a television programme...
Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns, Set To Dump PDP Along With Akpabio

Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns, Set To Dump PDP Along With Akpabio

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pa Moses Ekpo, has resigned, APC Newspaper and ibom.com.ng are reporting. According to tweets on the Twitter handle of the two publications, the Deputy Governor will be dumping his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the All Progressives Congress. The resignation has not been confirmed officially by the PDP-controlled Akwa Ibom State Government, but the APC organ said Ekpo, the oldest deputy governor in Nigeria, is heading to join Senator Godswill Akpabio into the APC. Both are political allies. Akpabio was a former governor of the state for eight years (2007-2015) and installed incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel. Akpabio is confirmed all set to dump the PDP, on which platform he also got the tick...
APC NWC Recalls Senator Shehu Sani From Suspension

APC NWC Recalls Senator Shehu Sani From Suspension

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The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension placed on Senator Shehu Sani by the Kaduna chapter of the party. The party has directed the chairman of the party in Tudun ward Kaduna and others to implement the directive with immediate effect. The directives was given to compliment the peace efforts being made by the national leadership of the party to bring back peace in the party in Kaduna State. This was contained in a statement by Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena on Sunday. The statement read: "The National Secretariat has received the news of the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani by the Tudun Wada ward Chairman and wish to clarify that the purported suspension of Distinguished Senator Shehu San...
BREAKING: Akpabio Visits Tinubu, To Be Formally Received Into APC By Osinbajo

BREAKING: Akpabio Visits Tinubu, To Be Formally Received Into APC By Osinbajo

NEWS, POLITICS
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will formally receive the Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, into the All Progressives Congress on August 8, 2018. The information on the schedule to receive Akpabio into the ruling party came on a day the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State visited the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his Lagos home. According to the APC Newspaper Twitter handle, Akpabio will be formally received into the APC at the Ikot Ekpene Stadium in Akwa Ibom State by Osinbajo on August 8, 2018. Others who will join Osinbajo to receive Akpabio include the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang. The Eagleonline had reported that Akpabio had during
JUST IN: ‘Saraki, Other APC Defectors Asked To Vacate Their Seat For Breaching 1999 Constitution’

JUST IN: ‘Saraki, Other APC Defectors Asked To Vacate Their Seat For Breaching 1999 Constitution’

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate President Bukola Saraki and other former All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers who recently defected to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Patty (PDP) have been called upon to immediately vacate their seat for reportedly breaching the 1999 constitution. Already, the Federal Attorney General and the Attorneys General of the States have been urged to set in motion the appropriate mechanism vide law suits to unseat the erring Federal and State Legislators in a bid to deepening the nation's democratic values and culture. A human right lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi who made the call in a press release on Friday in Warri, Delta state obtained by BigPen Online, said that Saraki and other federal and state lawmakers erred in law with their defection from the political party t...
2019: Sunny Ofehe’s APC And The Burden Of Rotation/Zoning Of Delta Governorship

2019: Sunny Ofehe’s APC And The Burden Of Rotation/Zoning Of Delta Governorship

NEWS, POLITICS
One thing that the Netherlands-based activist-turned-politician, Comrade Sunny Ofehe, in relations with his governorship ambition has  strongly canvassed for is that the All Progressive Congress (APC) should allow a level playing field for all of its aspirants. Ofehe, an Isoko Chief from Iyede Kingdom, had over time expressed his unshaken position that APC should not tow the path of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that's relying on the gentlemanly zoning/rotation agreement between the three Senatorial District (3SDs) that make up the state. The agreement, they claimed brought former governor, Chief James Ibori who contested against Chief Moses Kragha of All Peoples Party (APP), an Urhobo to power in 1999. After beating Prof. Sam Oyovbarie, who was advised to tag along in the new
BREAKING: Akpabio, Ayade, Umahi, Ugwuanyi To Dump PDP For APC

BREAKING: Akpabio, Ayade, Umahi, Ugwuanyi To Dump PDP For APC

NEWS, POLITICS
As politicians realign ahead of the 2019 general elections, feelers reaching THEWILL barring any last minute changes, indicate that Senator Godswill Akpabio, a stalwart of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senate Minority Leader will defect from the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Also on the list of likely defectors from the PDP to the APC are Governors –Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi). Two senior members of the government with knowledge of the development, who asked to remain anonymous, told THEWILL that talks have been ongoing to receive the defectors into the APC, which recently lost three governors – Sokoto, Kwara and Benue – as well as at least 36 members of the House of Representatives
JUST IN: APC Names New Acting Spokesman

JUST IN: APC Names New Acting Spokesman

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The National Working Committee (NWC), of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the appointment of Mr Yekini Nabena as Acting National Publicity of the party. The appointment followed the resignation of the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi who recently defected to the PDP. In a letter of appointment signed by the National Secretary of the APC, Hon.Mai Mala Buni, addressed to Yekini Nabena, it said: “ I write to convey the resolution of the National Working Committee reached at its 34th Regular Meeting of 1st August, 2018, mandating you to resume duty as the Acting National Publicity Secretary with immediate effect. “This development is sequel to the resignation from the party by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi as the National Publicity Secreta