Uche Secondus, National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government has no evidence of its developmental impact on the country within the last three years to show Nigerians. Secondus who stated this on Saturday at the inauguration of the 8.4 kilometres reconstructed Ughelli-Afiesere-Ofuoma road project in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta. He urged APC Governors to emulate their PDP counterparts, who were busy developing their states through grassroots-oriented projects. According to him, the APC had not only failed to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians but had succeeded in inflicting untold hardship on the people because they took over power at the centre through deceit. The
Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanub Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanubi, a governorship aspirant, has said it is not impossible to defeat the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state in the general elections that will hold across Nigeria in 2019. Esanubi, who is aspiring for the governorship position in Delta state under the Action Democratic Party (ADP) platform, stated this in an interview with TheNewsGuru. He said the question of whether the PDP dynasty in Delta state for the past 18 years has brought good or evil has been asked time and time again, and according to him, PDP administration in the state is nothing to write home about. “Since the return to democracy in 1999, Delta state has been led by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), which has been in power, first with
The alleged plot by some cliques in the Senate to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has hit the rock. This followed revelation by Senator Obinna Ogba who on Thursday’s plenary accused Senator Abdullahi Adamu of allegedly planning to destabilize the Senate. He further alleged that Senator Adamu is planning to organize protests against the Senate President at the National Assembly. Ogba laid his evidence, backing his allegations at the Senate Chamber. Thereafter, the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu who is presiding at plenary directed the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the allegations and plot against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. This is coming days after the Northern Senators Forum removed Senator Ada
Dr. Tony Nwaka, a former commissioner during Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan's tenure, and erstwhile Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party. Nwaka who posted this on his Facebook page on Monday, says he was pitching tent with All Progressive Congress which is the "next available major option". He however expressed optimism that his vision of politics and public service would find true expression with the "progressives". It is not yet clear whether Nwaka is going for House of Representative or Senate as he's yet to make this public. The post titled; "FINALLY, I SAY GOODBYE TO PDP,” read in full: "I shall not go into the details of my recent political experiences, for the palm wine tapper does not disclose all that he sees from the treetop
Leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC), Delta South Senatorial District have agreed to align with their Delta North counterparts to allow a governorship candidate of the party to emerge from Delta north for the 2019 general election. They however gave a condition to allow Delta North produce the candidate of the party. The candidate, according to the Delta South party leaders must have only one term of four years. The decision was taken at an enlarged Executive Committee meeting of Delta South Senatorial District led by Yemi Omaghomi, held in Warri on Sunday.
House of representatives hopeful for Ughelli and Udu Federal Constituency, Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire has call on former Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori to use the new title given by a young King as an avenue to support young, vibrant and dedicated people vying for elective position. Omafuaire stated this in a congratulatory message to Chief James Onanefe Ibori on his conferment of Tiemowei chieftaincy title by the Kabowei Kingdom's HRM Shedrack Erebulu, Pere of Kabowei Kingdom. The vibrant Journalist stressed that Ibori deserves the honour bestowed on him by the Kabowei king as his sterling qualities are rare to find. "Ibori as one of our Alumni of the University of Benin has made many leaders and has a large heart. As a Governor, he stood tall where others quak...
Former Governor of Delta state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan was on Saturday sighted frolicking with All Progressive Congress (APC) gladiators from Delta state in far away Lagos. Uduaghan who was in company of APC chieftains during the birthday party of one of his former aide, Chief Solomon Edojah at Eko Hotels and Suite, Lagos state, was a cynosure of all eyes, a source at the event told BigPen Online. The celebrant, Chief Solomon Edojah, was Special Adviser, Special Duties, to Uduaghan when he held sway as Delta State governor. The former governor was later seen in photographs with his main political rivals in 2011 governorship election, Chief Great Ogboru and also APC 2015 governorship candidate, Olorogun Otega Emerhor respectively. "It was a Delta APC le
The Political Adviser to Delta state Governor, Omimi Esquire, has said that the Governor has no preferred candidate for PDP Primaries coming up in August, 2018. He spoke following rumours making the round that the Governor Okowa had anointed some persons as candidate of the party for various positions across the state. Omimi Esquire, said that the large turn out of supporters of some aspirants at a political function held recently at Ozoro does not in anyway add up to fears that the Governor may be under pressure to support particular persons during the August primaries of the party. "l want to assure all party members that the Governor Okowa that l know is a democrat who discourages imposition of Candidates and so all aspirants should rest assured that there will be...
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, remains the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant with effective content and political will to tackle myriad of social and economic problems, plaguing the nation, South West Coordinator of Atiku Presidential Campaign Team, Comrade Adewumi Abiola, has said. Speaking at Osogbo over the weekend, Abiola emphasised the need for the youth, political stakeholders, across party divides, women and most especially the electorate to assemble their support for the actualisation of Abubakar’s presidential ambition on the platform of the PDP in 2019 general elections. Abiola, who spoke in Osogbo, Osun State capital during the launch of the youth wing of the PDP in support of Atiku’s presidential ambition said “we will like to further em
Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed an amendment bill halting payment of pension to former governors, deputy governors and other officers holding political offices after their tenure in office. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service at the Committee of the Whole House sitting in Ilorin. The motion for the passage of the bill was moved by the Deputy House Leader, Segilola Abdulkadir and was unanimously adopted by members. The Deputy Speaker, Matthew Okedare, who presided over the plenary, directed the Clerk of the House, Mohammed Katsina, to prepare clean copy of the bill for governor’s assent. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bill, which was forwarded to the House by