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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...
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...
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...
Sack Fever Grip Commissioners, Special Advisers To Governor Okowa

Sack Fever Grip Commissioners, Special Advisers To Governor Okowa

NEWS
Fear of possible sack has gripped Commissioners and Special Advisers to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. BigPen Online can report that Governor Okowa is set to dissolve his cabinet. The governor,  it was gathered may likely dissolved his cabinet soon as he return to the country from his short vacation. Sources said that the atmosphere in Asaba, the state capital has been tense up over who the hammer may fall on. Okowa has been strategising and oiling the state political machinery as 2019 general election approaches. The likely sack is part of the plans to plant his core men in various positions, and not those handpicked for him by former governor, Chief James Ibori and others. Dependable source at Government House disclosed that a few of the  Commissioners from ...
Ahead Of 2019 PDP Delta Holds Mega Rally For Okowa On Friday

Ahead Of 2019 PDP Delta Holds Mega Rally For Okowa On Friday

POLITICS
Ahead of 2019, the Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has planned a mega rally tailored to shore up support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s reelection. The rally which is expected to attract former governor of the oil-rich state, Chief James Ibori and other chieftains of the party has been scheduled for Sapele Township Stadium. Chairman of the party, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso and the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of Delta Central PDP Mega Rally, Olorogun Ebenezer Okorodudu, in a statement urged members of the party to turn out enmass for the rally. The statement made available to newsmen by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Communication and member of the mega rally publicity committee, Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe said that the rally is ...
DELTA 2019: TAKE A PEEK AT OFEHE

DELTA 2019: TAKE A PEEK AT OFEHE

ISSUES
Comrade Sunny Ofehe has recently entered  the public eye in the oil-rich Delta State. Google his name. Go to Twitter or Facebook you would see volumes of things on him lately. The man has been fierce in his campaign. Over the years, he had become increasingly concerned about the downtrodden people of the Niger Delta region and when you talk about the intellectual part of the Niger Delta struggle, he is a touch campaigner. The Niger Delta question has been a subject of debate at the European Union Parliament, credit to him who made it possible for Shell to be summoned the first time to explain their role in the region. Ofehe, a human and environmental rights activist has carved a niche for himself as a humanist. He has a Pan-Niger Delta vision which he has been ...