The Local Government elections held in Akwa-Ibom on Saturday (yesterday) saw the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winning all the 31 local governments in Akwa Ibom state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), Aniedi Ikoiwak on Sunday December 3, 2017. According to him, a total of twelve political parties contested the elections but declined to give a breakdown of the votes scored by the parties and their candidates. “This statement confirms the announcement/declarations made earlier by the authorized Returning Officers in various wards and Local Government Areas... Details of the scores submitted by our field officers will be made available by the Filed Operations/Logistics Departmen
Following the exit of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the impending mass exodus of top party members, Prince Matthew Onyebuchi Agu, a chieftain of the party and staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has come out hard against the former vice president, stating that his plans to unseat President Buhari in 2019 will fail. Prince Agu stated this while speaking to reporters in Enugu, added that the achievements of President Buhari justifies his divine mandate to lead the country. He therefore allayed fears that the exit of the former Vice President from the ruling party will pose a threat to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. “Buhari has a divine mandate of 8 years from God to fix Nige
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) could be facing a huge crises as key party members are set to leave the party. This is coming even as one of the party’s foremost chieftains and former Vice President , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has left the party and is believed to be heading to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It was gathered that these key party members are no fewer than seven state Governors, serving ministers, several lawmakers in both houses as well as others holding key positions in the government and the parties have concluded plans to dump the party and follow the former Vice President. It was gathered that the exit of Atiku on Friday morning after months of speculations has sent fear into the various camps and groups in the party which is likely to
A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC), in Delta State, Dr. Christopher Ugo has taken the former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Chief Edwin Uzor to the cleaners, describing him as a 'conman' and a hangers-on kind of personality who has no pedigree whatsoever to speak to the towering standing of Prof. Pat Utomi. Utomi had earlier at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting in Agbor blasted the PDP administration in the State, saying that Delta state was in misery under the PDP-led government and that God would wipe away the shame in 2019. BigPen Online recalls that in reaction to the claims, Uzor had fired a salvo at the renowned economist and APC governorship aspirant, urging him not to waste efforts trying to govern when his party, APC's abysmal pe
Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chairman in Delta State, Chief Edwin Uzor on Friday taunted All Progressive Congress, (APC), 2019 governorship aspirant, Prof Pat Utomi, urging him not to waste efforts trying to govern when his party, APC's "abysmal performance" is starring him on the face. Uzor spoke in reaction to Utomi's claims that Delta state was in "misery" under the PDP-led government. BigPen Online recalls that Utomi at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting blasted the PDP administration in the State, saying however that God would take away the shame in 2019. In a statement on Friday, while reacting to the assertions credited to the economists, Uzor said that instead of Utomi wasting his energy trying to rubbish the achievements of Governor
There is disquiet in the political camp of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state in the wake of mass defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, particularly from Okowa's stronghold in Delta North Senatorial District. Among the defectors is the former Deputy Chairman in the Sheriff Ali Modu ousted faction of the PDP, Hon. Cairo Ojougboh, who moved over 14, 000 members of the party to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Ojougboh, a strong political horse in Delta North Senatorial District was also joined by former PDP governorship aspirant, Gabriel Oyibode, elder statesman, Godwin Ogbetua and former House of Representatives member who served as former factional state party chairman, Austin Ogbabunor. With the defection which witnessed mammoth crowd at Agbor, headquar...
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
Chairman of All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Prophet Jones Erue on Wednesday wins the Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh-led faction of the party as the court of Appeal sitting in Benin, the Edo State Capital, affirmed his Chairmanship of the party thereby vacating an earlier judgment by an Asaba High Court which nullified the congress that produced the executive. In a ruling delivered on Wednesday by Justice M A.A Edumein on behalf of the three-man panel justices, the court said the Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh-led faction of the party failed to seek internal mechanism in resolving their grievances before heading to court following the outcome of the April 2014 congress of the party held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital. BigPen Online recalls that Justice M. N. Obi of a Delta State Hi...
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 ...
Executive Assistant to Delta State Governor on Communication, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe has described as wicked and evil reported rumour that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa' s short vacation was as a result of sickness. (more…)