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APC Expels Bayelsa Party Chairman, Suspends Deputy, Secretary Over Anti-party Activities      

APC Expels Bayelsa Party Chairman, Suspends Deputy, Secretary Over Anti-party Activities      

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For alleged involvement in anti-party activities, the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled the Bayelsa State Chairman of the party Chief Tiwe Oruminighe. The party also suspended the Deputy Chairman and the Secretary of the party in the state for same offence. This followed a recommendation of APC South-South Zonal Executive Committee which deliberated on the report of the Disciplinary Committee that investigated the alleged anti-party activities of the trio in Bayelsa State. In a letter containing Oruminighe’s expulsion , its said two other members of the State Working Committee (SWC), the Deputy Chairman of the party, Eddy Julius and the Secretary, Marlin Daniel are under suspension. Report says however that two separate letters containin
PDP Opts For Non-elective National Convention

PDP Opts For Non-elective National Convention

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Arising from its 74th National Executive Council meeting, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Says it has shelved its plan to hold its national convention to elect new leaders on August 16. Instead, it will hold a non-elective special convention on August 12. The decision was taken on Tuesday at the party’s 74th National Executive Council meeting held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The spokesperson of the party, Adedayo Adeyeye, disclosed to journalists at the end of the meeting that the National Convention can no longer hold on August 16 as previously scheduled, because of certain provisions the party needs to meet. “Practically, it is going to be impossible to have our national convention before August 16 because we need to give statutory notice to INEC. Our
Senator Nwaoboshi’s Birthday Thanksgiving Brings Ibori In Contact With Saraki, Kachikwu, Akpabio, Other APC Chieftains 

Senator Nwaoboshi’s Birthday Thanksgiving Brings Ibori In Contact With Saraki, Kachikwu, Akpabio, Other APC Chieftains 

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Former Governor, Chief James Ibori of Delta State who recently served up his jail terms in London was in company of top All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators including Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other House of Representatives members who graced the birthday thanksgiving of Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi over the weekend. Ibori who was a cynosure of all eyes was making his first public contact with Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan; and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and his Niger Delta counterpart, Uguru Usani. BigPen Online recalls that Nwaoboshi had boosted sometime ago that Ibori while in jail allegedly installed some Gov...
Rep Member, Ahwinahwi’s Empowerment Programme A Big Fraud, Says Urhobo Youth Group

Rep Member, Ahwinahwi’s Empowerment Programme A Big Fraud, Says Urhobo Youth Group

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A group, Urhobo Youth Coalition (UYC) has described the empowerment programme of the member Representing Ughelli North/ Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, Hon. Solomon Ahwinahwi as a big fraud targeted to sway the minds of the people from his poor performance. National President of the group, Mr. Matthew Agborume, who spoke to newsmen at Ughelli, accused the legislature of being voiceless at the Green Chamber. Agborume said: “We have observed with dismay what we can now call 'the Ughelli General Field fraud' where Hon. Solomon Ahwinawhi claimed to have empower 265 persons with five items, a tricycle, a generator, a sewing machine dryer, a grinding machine and a motorcycle. “He never made any impact during his first spell in the House, the only impact he made was when he w
Sheriff Blast Jonathan’s Ex-ministers, Says Declare Sources Of Your Ill-gotten Wealth 

Sheriff Blast Jonathan’s Ex-ministers, Says Declare Sources Of Your Ill-gotten Wealth 

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The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has taken a swipe on former ministers under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan administration saying that the ex-ministers should immediately declare their sources of wealth. Sheriff, who was reacting to the media briefing by the former ministers under the auspices of Forum of PDP former Ministers, said that the party Constitution does not recognize the group as such declared the body as illegal. The former ministers had on Monday, while addressing newsmen shortly after their closed door meeting, challenged President Muhammad Buhari to contest the 2019 election and also passed a vote of confidence on Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee. Angered by the vote of confidence on Makarfi-led Committee, Sheri...
Delta 2019: APC Chieftain, Egbo Rejects Offer by Okowa Men To Return To PDP

Delta 2019: APC Chieftain, Egbo Rejects Offer by Okowa Men To Return To PDP

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A move by political associate of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to woo an All Progressives Congress strong man, Olorogun Jaro Egbo back to the Peoples Democratic Party as 2019 governorship elections approaches, has been turned down, BigPen Online can report. Egbo, who decamped from PDP to APC just after President Goodluck Jonathan surprised 2015 presidential election defeat alongside an Itsekiri youth leader, Chief Ayirimi Emami, said he can't afford to return to "Egypt" (referring to PDP) where he left for the "promise land" (APC). A former political opposition leader in Ethiope West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and ardent supporter of Governor Okowa, who is championing the reconciliation moves, Chief Duncan Oghenochuko Eghweree had pleaded with Egbo to heed th...
2019: APC Delta, Emerhor, Ogboru Building Political Castles In The Air, Says Okowa’s Aide

2019: APC Delta, Emerhor, Ogboru Building Political Castles In The Air, Says Okowa’s Aide

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Executive Assistant to Governor of Delta State on Communication, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe has said that it is no longer strange to the good people of Delta State that the Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders are prone to social media politics especially when they are lobbying for hot cakes and juicy political appointments at the Presidency. Oghenesivbe spoke in reactions to an online newspaper, (not BigPen Online) report with the screaming headline titled: "2019: Panic Grips PDP As APC Plots To Unseat Okowa." According to him, the story ended without any convincing political and mobilization strategies of how the APC national and state structures intends to unseat the indefatigable workaholic and smart governor of Delta State. In a s...
Delta 2019: Emerhor Formed APC Group To Dislodge Kachikwu, Others

Delta 2019: Emerhor Formed APC Group To Dislodge Kachikwu, Others

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The 2015 governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta state, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor has formed an APC group christened "Mainstream Delta APC" tailored to dislodge the Minister of state for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu as the party leader in the state. BigPen Online recalls that the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun had sometime ago mandated the Minister of state for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu to as the highest political office holder of the party in the state takeover the party leadership and settle all disputes in the party. But sensing that the party structure would be taken from him after bankrolling it's activities since inception, especially the party governorship ticket, Emerhor reportedly convened a meeting of some selected chieftain ...
2019: PDP Delta Central Adopts Okowa As Sole Governorship Candidate

2019: PDP Delta Central Adopts Okowa As Sole Governorship Candidate

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta Central Senatorial District has endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the sole candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial elections. This came following a motion moved by Minority Leader of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Leo Ogor, who represents the Isoko Federal Constituency and seconded by Chairman of Sapele local government area, Hon. Ejaife Odebala.  The motion which received a thunderous ovation was accepted by the Delta Central stakeholders who trooped in their large number to the rally packaged to shore up support for Governor Okowa's reelection. Stakeholders who spoke at the rally said that activities of Okowa within two years in office have qualified him to be the Governor of oil-rich Delta State till 2023. Speaking at
Igbuya’s Aide Alleges Delta PDP Chairman Hijacked His Okowa’s Mega Rally Proposal

Igbuya’s Aide Alleges Delta PDP Chairman Hijacked His Okowa’s Mega Rally Proposal

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The much-talked about mega rally by Delta Central Senatorial District chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party designed to shore up support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was a proposal allegedly 'stolen' from an aide of ousted Speaker, Mr Monday Igbuya, BigPen Online has been told. Igbuya's former Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Henry Ebireri alleged that the state PDP Chairman, Mr Kingsley Esiso actually 'stole' his proposal for the mega rally. He said that the idea for the rally was conceptualized by a political group which wrote proposal to that effect and handed same to Esiso who later schemed them out of the planning process. While the rally was ongoing in Sapele, country home of Igbuya, the former Speaker media aide issued a press release to newsmen discrediting Esiso as not be t...