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2019: APC Leaders In Isoko Endorse Buhari, Agreed To Support Delta APC Guber Candidate, Others

2019: APC Leaders In Isoko Endorse Buhari, Agreed To Support Delta APC Guber Candidate, Others

NEWS, POLITICS
Leaders and elders of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Isoko Federal Constituency, Delta state have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari reelection bid. The leaders also pledged to support APC governorship candidate and others seeking electives position from the constituency. Arising from an enlarged meeting held at the country home of an APC leader in the area, Barr.(Chief) Joe Arausi at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area, the leaders resolved to vote enmass to reelect President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019, saying that Buhari has performed creditably and deserved a second term to consolidate on the future of the nation. In a communique read by a former House of Assembly member, Hon (Barr) Silas Buowe after the meeting on Monday and made a...
Ex-Delta Speaker, Ochei Blasts Okowa Again, Says Your Govt Is Worst Ever

Ex-Delta Speaker, Ochei Blasts Okowa Again, Says Your Govt Is Worst Ever

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  Former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei has described the present administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the worst since the creation of the state in 1991. Ochei who came third to Okowa at December 2014 People's Democratic Party, PDP's governorship primary, stated this on a programme on Trend FM monitored by BigPen Online in Asaba. Fielding questions from the panel, the lawmaker chided the Okowa led government for what he called "lack of vision and planning." According to him, when compared to the  previous administrations, especially since the return of democracy in 1999, the Okowa government is a failure. "The immediate past administration of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan had star projects within the first three years and they all st
I am Not Going To The Senate To Bring And Share KEKE NAPEP Once A Year, Says Uduaghan

I am Not Going To The Senate To Bring And Share KEKE NAPEP Once A Year, Says Uduaghan

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Immediate past Governor of Delta state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has said that if elected into the red chambers, he will not be that kind of senator that will bring and share KEKE NAPEP once a year or become a sleeping senator rather his primary responsibility will be to attract projects to his constituency. The former governor stated this while playing host to a social-political pressure group, Delta South Grassroot Movement, which have pledged their undying support towards the realization of his senatorial ambition. Uduaghan whose senatorial ambition have received boost from various groups and ethnic nationality in the Delta South Senatorial District of the state, though have not formally declared to run, electorates in the Delta South Senatorial District have vowed not to treat hi...
Tinubu, Okorocha, Shehu Sani Back Buhari On Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation Crisis

Tinubu, Okorocha, Shehu Sani Back Buhari On Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation Crisis

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  National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Imo State Governor and Chairman of APC Progressive Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, and Senator Shehu Sani have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration that extension of tenure of Chief Oyegun-led Exco of the party was illegal. According to Okorocha, with his pronouncement, Buhari has enriched the nation’s democracy and  Constitution of the party. While commending the president for showing astute leadership in the party when it is most needed, he also lauded Chief Oyegun-led EXCO for leading it to its present state and noted that the political history of the nation would be fair to them when it would be written. In his reaction, which was contained in a statement by his media office, Tinubu sai
APC Crisis Reflection Of Disorderliness In Buhari’s Government – PDP

APC Crisis Reflection Of Disorderliness In Buhari’s Government – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  said the development in the APC was a reflection of the chaos and disorderliness in the Federal Government, which it controls. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the confusion in the ruling party explained why the country has been in shambles. The opposition party accused the president of impunity and undue interference in the running of his party. “The executive flip-flops by President Muhammadu Buhari and his interferences in the internal running of the party, has further exposed the raging impunity, primitive impositions and other undemocratic tendencies in the APC. “The confusion in the APC also directly explains why our country has been in shambles in the last three years. There is no
APC NEC Overrides Buhari On Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation

APC NEC Overrides Buhari On Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation

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  The national Executive Council (NEC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) may have override President Muhammadu Buhari who declared the tenure elongation of national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as illegal. Buhari had on Tuesday handed Oyegun a red card, alongside other executive committees at all levels of the party, declaring that the tenure elongation handed them by National Working Committee ( NWC ) was illegal and unacceptable. The Sun had reported that the party’s National Executice Council (NEC) at its meeting on February 27, extended the tenure of the party’s NWC led by Chief Odigie-Oyegun by one year. But while Buhari may have dumped Odigie-Oyegun as he described his tenure elongation illegal and demanded a fresh election, the party members
Finally, Northern Leaders Realize Buhari Has Failed; Reject Him For 2019 Presidency

Finally, Northern Leaders Realize Buhari Has Failed; Reject Him For 2019 Presidency

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  Elders, leaders of socio-political organisations and key stakeholders from the northern part of the country have finally realised that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed the nation and therefore declared that he should be prepared to suffer massive rejection come 2019 for betraying the hopes and mandates reposed on him. Arising from a crucial meeting on Saturday in Kaduna, they insisted that the present leadership representing the region has failed in its mandate and therefore, must be replaced by competent persons. The leaders who were drawn from the Northern Elders Forum, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Borno Elders Forum, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria among other groups, lamented that despite being in power since 2015 when they voted President Muhammadu B...
INTERVIEW: My Cabinet Understudying Each Sector Ahead Of 2019, Says Sowore

INTERVIEW: My Cabinet Understudying Each Sector Ahead Of 2019, Says Sowore

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For three decades, Omoyele Sowore has consistently screamed at the ineptitude of government institutions and overly corrupt politicians in Nigeria. As a student activist while at the University of Lagos, Sowore — who was the students’ union president — led a series of protests and demonstrations against the then military government.  His agitations for a better Nigeria and utter hatred for looters of Nigeria’s wealth have seen him arrested, detained, and in many cases, brutalised. Upon relocating to the US, Sowore continued with his activism by starting Sahara Reporters, a citizen journalism platform that continues to expose corruption. Perhaps tired of the existing state of affairs. Well, the activist and journalist has made public his intention to throw his hat in the
2019: Okowa Has Done Nothing Different From What Uduaghan Did To Warrant A Second Term – APC Stalwart

2019: Okowa Has Done Nothing Different From What Uduaghan Did To Warrant A Second Term – APC Stalwart

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  A stalwart of All Progressive Congress (APC) Delta State chapter, Allen Ugbedi has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration have done nothing different from what his predecessor did to show that PDP led administration should be trusted with power again come 2019. Ugbedi who made this assertions in an article entitled; "Delta APC Shall Come To The Rescue" and made available to BigPen Online on Saturday, said that Deltans have been subjected for close to 19 years to a sad commentary of mediocrity and clueless governments under the PDP administration. He said that the state have been inflicted with emptiness, material agony and moral decay, discontent and sheer hopelessness under the PDP led government. "There are no jobs, no factories, and still no hope for ...
NUJ Backs Member Vying For Reps Seat In Delta

NUJ Backs Member Vying For Reps Seat In Delta

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The Delta state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has threw its weight behind the candidature of one of its member contesting the House of Representatives seat for Ughelli/Udu Federal Constituency, Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire. The Union at its congress in Asaba on Thursday, welcomed the idea of the member taking a shot at the exalted green chambers, saying that it would make formal declaration on Omafuaire’s ambition. State chairman of council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu during the congress called on all journalists in the State to see Omafuaire election as a duty for all. He added that if others are qualified to run for such office, a journalist is even more qualified to be supported. He noted that Omafuaire who is also a Senior Journalist cum  lawyer, stand t