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2019: Group Calls On Onowakpo To Join Isoko Federal Constituency Race

2019: Group Calls On Onowakpo To Join Isoko Federal Constituency Race

NEWS, POLITICS
The group, Coalition for Good Governance (ICGG), has called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Coordinator for Edo, Delta and Rivers States, Hon. Thomas Joel Onowakpo to join the 2019 race for Isoko Federal Constituency. Coordinator of the group, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, who made the called in a meeting with members of the group in Asaba, also called on leaders in Isoko to throw their weight behind the aspirant from Isoko South Local Government Area. He said that Onowakpo's rich pedigree in both public and private sectors better position him to represent the people of Isoko at the green chambers. Kpokpogri noted that Isoko North has had a fair share of representing Isoko Federal Constituency at the green chambers, hence room should be given for the South in view of...
Appeal Panel Overrules Omo-Agege, Ogboru, Upholds Delta APC’s ‘Unity List’

Appeal Panel Overrules Omo-Agege, Ogboru, Upholds Delta APC’s ‘Unity List’

NEWS, POLITICS
The Appeal Committee for the ward and local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State has reportedly over ruled Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Chief Great Ogboru on the 'unity list' of delegates used for the ward and local government congresses in the state. This is coming as the Appeal Panel led by its chairman, Barr. Folajimi Olasehinde upheld the ‘harmonization list’ as the authentic and only recognized list for delegates for the congresses. BigPen Online learnt that same 'unity list' which had been upheld will be used for the State Congress on Saturday, this week. Dependable sources at the national headquarters of the party said the panel also dismissed the earlier results allegedly announced by the sacked chairman of the state congress committ
Chindah-led APC C’ttee Submits Report In Asaba; Parallel Congress Report Also Submitted In Abuja

Chindah-led APC C’ttee Submits Report In Asaba; Parallel Congress Report Also Submitted In Abuja

NEWS, POLITICS
  The six-man Ward and Local Government Committee of All Progressive Congress led by Emmanuel Chindah in Delta State have submitted its report to the National Working Committee, NWC of the party in Asaba, Delta state capital, BigPen Online can report. This is coming as the sacked chairman of the committee, Alhaji Sani Dododo was said to have also submitted the outcome of the 'parallel Congress' he reportedly conducted in the state to some officials in Abuja. A letter signed by APC's National Secretary, Hon. Mai Malu Buni which was obtained by BigPen Online on Tuesday, however shows Emmanuel Chindah led committee is the 'authentic' committee recognized by the party's NWC. Recall that the National Working Committee, NWC of the party had in a letter dated May 10, addresse
Buhari’s Minister, Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Primary

Buhari’s Minister, Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Primary

NEWS, POLITICS
  Former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, Channels Television is reporting. Fayemi, who is the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, polled a total of 941 votes, to defeat former Governor Segun Oni and 31 other aspirants. Nasarawa State Governor, and Chairman of the Primary Election Committee, Tanko Al-Makura, announced the outcome of the election at the venue of the exercise in Ado Ekiti, the State capital. Saturday’s governorship primary was held amid tight security, especially as it came one week as the initial attempt to conduct the exercise on May 5 failed after suspected thugs invaded the venue and destroyed ballot boxes and electoral materials. The primary was keenly contested w
After Initial Violence, APC Members Show Commitment, Elect New LGA Leaders In Delta

After Initial Violence, APC Members Show Commitment, Elect New LGA Leaders In Delta

NEWS, POLITICS
  Party faithfuls of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State on Saturday demonstrated rare commitment to elect new leaders across the 25 Local Government chapters of the party, despite the initial orgy of violence in some party of the state. This is coming against the bloody nature of the last Saturday ward Congress of the party which was characterized by killing of one of the contestants, identified as Jeremiah Ogioveta in Jeremi unit III, ward 10, Ughelli South of the state. BigPen Online learnt that the Saturday Local Government Congress was relatively peaceful except in Ozoro where one bloc of the party was said to have unleashed mayhem on members of another camp. The violence reportedly erupted when irate mobs descended apparently on a faction of APC led by ...
APC Adopts ‘Unity List’ In Delta To Forestall Crisis In Today’s LG Congress

APC Adopts ‘Unity List’ In Delta To Forestall Crisis In Today’s LG Congress

NEWS, POLITICS
To preclude the possibility of parallel congresses, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, may have adopted a 'unity list' of delegates for the today's (Saturday) Local Government Congress in the state, BigPen Online can report. This is coming on backdrop of controversy which trailed the last Saturday Ward Congress in the State. BigPen Online had earlier reported that leaders of various camps of All Progressive Congress, APC in Delta state will harmonise the just concluded ward Congress of the party before the official release of the result. Earlier report by this medium quoting dependable source says the national leadership of the party was making move to ensure the results are harmonise before the official result are made public so as not to further cause acrimo...
Oyegun Confirms Postponement Of LG Congress In Imo As Hoodlums Torch Secretariat

Oyegun Confirms Postponement Of LG Congress In Imo As Hoodlums Torch Secretariat

NEWS, POLITICS
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, has confirmed the postponement of today’s local government areas congress in Imo State. The confirmation came on Friday as hoodlums torched the state secretariat of the party in what was thought to be a continuation of the crisis that erupted during last week’s ward congress. The postponement of today’s LG congress in the state is said to have been done pending the receipt of the Appeal Committee’s report on the Ward Congress conducted in the state. Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, was said to have met with Chief Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) where the decision was reached. According to the National Chairman, a new date for the
PDP Primaries: Okowa Warns Aspirants Against Campaign Of Calumny

PDP Primaries: Okowa Warns Aspirants Against Campaign Of Calumny

NEWS, POLITICS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has warned aspirants vying for different political positions on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against campaign of calumny as the party prepares for its primary elections. Okowa who spoke on Friday while addressing members of the PDP at the Delta North Senatorial District stakeholders' meeting in Asaba, said that the power of the people to choose their candidates is a supreme power that nobody should toy with. He advised those who have the intention to contest for the party's primaries to consult with their people and shun the use of abusive languages. The Governor however assured that the primary elections that will produce candidates for the 2019 general elections will be free and fair in the state. "We have the ri...
I’ll Not Be Used By Anybody – Oshiomhole

I’ll Not Be Used By Anybody – Oshiomhole

NEWS, POLITICS
  ***As He Declares Bid To Contest APC Chairmanship Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has said that he will not be used by anybody as he declared his intention to contest the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Oshiomhole made the declaration on Thursday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, TheCable is reporting. The ruling party’s elective convention is scheduled for June. He also expressed gratitude to John Oyegun, current national chairman of APC, for leading the party to victory in 2015. “It is right to appreciate the efforts of the sitting chairman, my own brother, my own elder but also my predecessor the first governor of Edo state John Odigie-Oyegun,” Oshiomhole said. “I want to place on record my gratitu
2019: Why I Want To Be Delta Governor – Sunny Ofehe 

2019: Why I Want To Be Delta Governor – Sunny Ofehe 

NEWS, POLITICS
  Renowned Niger Delta environmental rights activist, Comrade Sunny Ofehe has said that he joined the Delta state governorship race to redefine the politics of the state and make Deltans feel what it mean when resources are properly utilize for their betterment. In a chat with a selected newsmen in Abuja on Thursday during the declaration of former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to gun for APC National chairmanship, Ofehe said that within four years when he is elected, Deltans would be shocked what he will attract to the state without touching a single dime of the federal allocation. He said that state governments have failed to tap into the many windows of economic opportunity open to develop their states because they solely rely on the nation's...