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Delta Online Publishers Urge DSIEC To Conduct Free, Fair Council Elections

Delta Online Publishers Urge DSIEC To Conduct Free, Fair Council Elections

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Delta Online Publishers Forum, (DOPF) has challenged the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), to ensure that the Saturday January 6, local government elections is free from any form of electoral malpractices. DOPF also called on all gladiators in the election to play according to the electoral laws governing the conduct of elections in the state. In a press release signed by its Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Enebeli, and the Secretary, Mr Shedrack Onitsha, respectively, the forum reminded Deltans that elections are organised to advance legitimate leadership in the society, which is geared at attracting allforms of positive development. The statement called on the chief umpire of the election, the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), to
2019: Buhari Reappoints Amaechi Campaign DG

2019: Buhari Reappoints Amaechi Campaign DG

NEWS, POLITICS
With 2019 general election just 13 months away, it has come to light that President Muhammadu Buhari may have finally thrown his hat into the ring to seek re-election next year by reappointing his Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, as the Director-General of his 2019 election campaign. Already, Amaechi, who led Buhari’s campaign in 2015, THISDAY gathered, has been issued a letter of appointment for next year’s election and would make an official announcement on his appointment anytime soon. Twice last year, Buhari had hinted at a possible presidential run, albeit subtly. First, he did so during a summit on counter-terrorism in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and the second time last November, when he visited Kano State on a two-day workin
Few Days To Delta Council Polls, APC Raises Alarm Of Possible Compromise By DSIEC

Few Days To Delta Council Polls, APC Raises Alarm Of Possible Compromise By DSIEC

NEWS, POLITICS
  Barely few days to the local government elections in Delta State, the Delta state chapter of All Progressives Congress, (APC) has raised the alarm that Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), may have compromised the conduct of a credible local government elections in the state. The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Engr. Leonard Obibi and made available to BigPen Online on Tuesday, said that there is grave concerns about whether the electoral umpire would serve as an unbiased referee, giving the fact that the current DSIEC Board that would oversee the elections was surreptitiously appointed using the guise of amending the DSIEC law. According to APC, the abrupt termination of the tenure of the former Board in August 2017 by Governor...
INTERVIEW! We’ve Seen Crass Incompetence In Delta State – Ochei

INTERVIEW! We’ve Seen Crass Incompetence In Delta State – Ochei

NEWS, POLITICS
  In this special interview with BigPen Online, former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon.Victor Ochei spoke about his recent call to bar, the APC-led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa so far, as well as chances of APC in the forthcoming council elections and 2019 general elections in Delta State. Enjoy it! How do you feel now that you have been call to bar? I feel accomplished. The end of a matter is better than the beginning thereof, that is what the Bible says. I started my journey to becoming a lawyer in 2008 and by the time I was done with it in 2012, I started the law school in Agbani, Enugu but because I was holding public office as a Speaker, it wasn’t going to sit well with my job and the law
DSEIC Won’t Conduct Credible LG Election In Delta So Long Okowa Control, Supervises It – Lawyer

DSEIC Won’t Conduct Credible LG Election In Delta So Long Okowa Control, Supervises It – Lawyer

NEWS, POLITICS
  Warri-based human rights lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi has said that the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSEIC) under the control and supervision of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa would not conduct a credible, free and fair elections in the 25 Local Government Council Areas of the State come January 6th 2018. He spoke following the recent Vote of Confidence passed on the Commission by the Conference of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) in the State ahead of the council polls. In a statement obtained by BigPen Online, Ikimi described the statement credited to CRPP as an offensive brand of politics of the stomach capable of derailing true democracy at the grassroot. The statement read; "It is public knowledge that Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSEIC...
PDP Failed PDP In 2015; APC Couldn’t Have Won – Elumelu

PDP Failed PDP In 2015; APC Couldn’t Have Won – Elumelu

NEWS, POLITICS
  Former House of Representative member, representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Hon. Ndidi Godwin Elumelu has said that opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed in 2015 not because the ruling party,  All Progressives Congress (APC) did anything different but because some bitter members worked against the party. Elumelu stated this in a interview session with members of the Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF), saying that PDP dug it own grave in 2015 when it tried to sideline some of the bigwigs of the party. The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Power in the sixth Assembly, said that if PDP can put its house in order, shun impunity, imposition of candidates come 2019, the party would easily recapture power at the nat
Okowa Aide Alleges Grand Conspiracy To Frustrate His Work…Says ‘A Cabal In Govt House Asaba’ Want To Make Him “Mere Rubber-Stamp”

Okowa Aide Alleges Grand Conspiracy To Frustrate His Work…Says ‘A Cabal In Govt House Asaba’ Want To Make Him “Mere Rubber-Stamp”

NEWS, POLITICS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's Executive Assistant on Communications, Barr. Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has alleged that there is a grand conspiracy against his work as the governor's aide, alluding to the fact that a 'cabal in the administration' want to make him a rubber stamp. Oghenesivbe, in a open letter to Governor Okowa posted on his Facebook page, stated that there are strong indications of acute internal conspiracy by some persons to ensure that his appointment as Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Communications is purely "without portfolio and mere rubber-stamp." BigPen Online gathered that Oghenesivbe was a loose cannon that was brought in from the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) where he formally worked with the 2015 governorship candidate of th...
Buhari Responds To Twitter Hashtag #JudiciaryActOnJibrinKiruBebeji, Finally Meets Suspended Reps. Member, Abudulmunin Jibrin

Buhari Responds To Twitter Hashtag #JudiciaryActOnJibrinKiruBebeji, Finally Meets Suspended Reps. Member, Abudulmunin Jibrin

NEWS, POLITICS
  Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has finally met with suspended House of Representatives Member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, representing APC- Kano Kiru-Bebeji Constituency. The meeting is coming eight days after Mr Jibrin took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to seek support for his constituency with the hashtag:  #JudiciaryActOnJibrinKiruBebeji, saying “all we ask for from Chief Justice of Nigeria is a quick dispensation of justice on this matter of urgent national importance”. He tweeted: “Dear all, please show support for kiruBebeji constituency by clicking on  #JudiciaryActOnJibrinKiruBebeji now! And RT the tweets. All we ask from CJN is quick dispensation of justice on this matter of urgent national importance”. https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/9434696223927
Revert Nigeria Economy To Jonathan’s Era, Delta PDP Chairman Tells Buhari’s APC

Revert Nigeria Economy To Jonathan’s Era, Delta PDP Chairman Tells Buhari’s APC

NEWS, POLITICS
Worried by the dwindling state of Nigeria economy under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), the Delta State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Olorogun Kingsley Esiso on Tuesday called on the APC, led federal government to revert the economy to the former President Goodluck Jonathan's era. Esiso, who spoke at his residence in Sapele while playing host to some members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Delta State Council, said APC lacked the capacity to lead a country like Nigeria, saying that returning the country to its former economic position before it assumed power is the only option left for them. According to him, by 2019 Nigerians will happily vote out APC because it has become obvious that the party don't have the political...