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2019: Sunny Ofehe’s APC And The Burden Of Rotation/Zoning Of Delta Governorship

2019: Sunny Ofehe’s APC And The Burden Of Rotation/Zoning Of Delta Governorship

NEWS, POLITICS
One thing that the Netherlands-based activist-turned-politician, Comrade Sunny Ofehe, in relations with his governorship ambition has  strongly canvassed for is that the All Progressive Congress (APC) should allow a level playing field for all of its aspirants. Ofehe, an Isoko Chief from Iyede Kingdom, had over time expressed his unshaken position that APC should not tow the path of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that's relying on the gentlemanly zoning/rotation agreement between the three Senatorial District (3SDs) that make up the state. The agreement, they claimed brought former governor, Chief James Ibori who contested against Chief Moses Kragha of All Peoples Party (APP), an Urhobo to power in 1999. After beating Prof. Sam Oyovbarie, who was advised to tag along in the new ...
2019: Ibori, Uduaghan, Oritsejafor, Bozimo, Ogba, Okumagba, Other Delta South Leaders Endorse Okowa For Second Term

2019: Ibori, Uduaghan, Oritsejafor, Bozimo, Ogba, Okumagba, Other Delta South Leaders Endorse Okowa For Second Term

NEWS, POLITICS
  As political gladiators continue to canvass support for their ambition, former Governors of Delta State, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Brodrick Bozimo, former Defence Minister, Dr Roland Oritsejafor, President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Chief Solomon Ogba, among others, have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his Deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro for second term in office. The group of leaders made their position known on behalf of the Urhobo, Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko ethnic nationalities of Delta State at a grand rally organised by the Delta South chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State. Those who spoke at the rally said Governor Okowa and his...
Delta Speaker, Oborevwori, Other Lawmakers In Another N400million US ‘Jamboree’ Training Vacation

Delta Speaker, Oborevwori, Other Lawmakers In Another N400million US ‘Jamboree’ Training Vacation

NEWS
The Speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has led other principal and non-principal members of the House to another  'jamboree' training in the United States of America of which the sum of N400million was released by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, BigPen Online can report. Dependable source told BigPen Online that despite claims of paucity of funds to met up his electioneering campaigns, Governor Okowa reportedly approved the release of N400million to the lawmakers who have been globetrotting countries of their choice. Our source revealed that the House  Speaker, Oborevwori and members representing Udu Constituency, Hon Ovie Jitobor's first point of gallivanting was Paris while other first destination was Dubai, and the USA where the supposed ...

Group Rubbishes Utomi’s Claims, Says Agricultural Produce City In Edo Now Overgrown By Weeds

NEWS
    Prof Pat Utomi’s claims that he designed an economic initiative for Edo State, the Agricultural Produce City, which he also claimed is in full operation in reply to one of the attacks against him by former Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has been faulted by a social group in Edo state. Recall that Uduaghan and Utomi has been in a media war since last week over claims and counter claims of their achievements for the state. Utomi who launched the first salvo had accused Uduaghan of plugging the state into debt through excessive borrowing. But Uduaghan in his reply said Utomi needed to learn the rope of governance starting as a Councillors but Utomi took a swipe on him again saying even councillor would have done better than Uduaghan in his eight yea...
Utomi’s Damning Reply To Uduaghan: ‘A Councillor Would Do Better Than You Did As Governor’

Utomi’s Damning Reply To Uduaghan: ‘A Councillor Would Do Better Than You Did As Governor’

NEWS
Former Presidential aspirant, and renowned Economist, Prof. Patrick Utomi on Sunday replied former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, saying that a local government councillor would have done much better for the people as Governor than Uduaghan did in his eight years of rulership. According to Utomi, because of Uduaghan's poor record while in office, only few Deltans are speaking well of him, because according to him he wasted resources and opportunities he had as governor to develop the oil rich state in his eight years tenure of office. He said that Uduaghan's legacy is a sad reflection of the damage done to Delta State by the mismanagement of its finances and resources by successive government. According to him, instead of trying to spin his poor record in the h...
Delta 2019: Uduaghan Mocks Utomi, Says Go For Councillorship Position First

Delta 2019: Uduaghan Mocks Utomi, Says Go For Councillorship Position First

NEWS
Former Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has taunted renowned economist, Prof. Patrick Utomi who is eying governorship position under the platform of All Progressives Congress in the state, saying that Utomi should consider a Councillorship position first. He spoke on the backdrop of claims by Utomi recently that successive governments including administration of Chief James Ibori and Uduaghan had allegedly mortgaged the state during their reign as governors. But speaking at an enlarged PDP stakeholders meeting to celebrate the victory of the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee at the Supreme Court held at event center, Asaba, the state capital, Uduaghan frowned at a situation where aspirants have to peddled falsehood against government just to score cheap political...
Some Appointees In Okowa’s Government To Lose Monthly Imprest Over Apathy To PDP’s Affairs

Some Appointees In Okowa’s Government To Lose Monthly Imprest Over Apathy To PDP’s Affairs

NEWS
Embarrassed by the apathy some of his appointees including Commissioners, Special Advisers and other aides are showing towards the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Friday directed the Secretary to State Government, Mr. Ovie Agas to ensure such appointees' monthly imprest are remitted to the party’s coffers within the next three months. The governor gave this directives at an enlarged stakeholders meeting of the party held at the event center, Asaba, the state capital to celebrate the victory of the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee at the Supreme Court. BigPen Online learnt that embarrassed by the conspicuous absence of some of his political appointees who were nowhere to be found to wedge 'kola-nut' for the PDP Executiv...
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 

POLITICS
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...
Okowa Returns From US, Attend Funeral With Uduaghan, Ibori, Amid Report Of Deepening ‘Cold War’

Okowa Returns From US, Attend Funeral With Uduaghan, Ibori, Amid Report Of Deepening ‘Cold War’

NEWS
  Despite reports that there is growing animosity between Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his predecessor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the two dramatic personae flanked by former governor, Chief James Ibori were sighted together on Friday at the funeral of late Estate Management guru, Sir Fortune Ebie. Governor Okowa and his predecessor, Uduaghan, reports say are allegedly nursing animosity, which developed after the 2014 primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, where the former governor was alleged to have supported another aspirant against Okowa, who was then the senator representing Delta North, Punch had reported. The newspaper had reported that the cold war between Uduaghan, and his successor, Okowa, came into the open on Thursday as Uduaghan accused the incumben...
I’m Worried Over Attempts To Discredit Everything I Did In Delta – Uduaghan

I’m Worried Over Attempts To Discredit Everything I Did In Delta – Uduaghan

NEWS
Former Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has expressed concerns over alleged attempts by aides of his successor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to discredit his administration's projects and programmes. He spoke following a post made on Facebook by Okowa’s new media aide, Mr. Dantes Odogwu who berated an education program christened EduMarshal programme initiated by his administration to curb truancy, loitering and indiscipline among primary and secondary pupils/students. Responding to the post which has caused serious backlash on social media, Uduaghan said: “Dantes Odogwu, Na wahooò. The way you guys try to discredit everything done during my administration is very worrying. "It is as if we were complete novices in administration. Strangely, the last administration was a PDP one ...