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Another Attempt by Desperate Sen. Magnus Abe to “Crown” Himself Governor Foiled

Posted on November 16, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

​Another Attempt by Desperate Sen. Magnus Abe to “Crown” Himself Governor Foiled

“Today, Wednesday November 15, 2018, a suit dated 8th November and filed 9th November in which a grievously desperate attempt by Senator Magnus Abe and his co-travellers to reap from where they did not sow hit the rock as a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt turned down the originating summons filed by them seeking the High Court to declare them rightful candidates of the APC in Rivers State. They also sought an Order of the Court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish their names as candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Rivers State.”

The above is contained in a statement signed by Chief Chidi Lloyd, DG, Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation wherein he noted that, “When the matter was mentioned, H A. Bello Esq. appeared for the plaintiffs, while E.N. Ebete Esq. appeared for APC. Plaintiff’s counsel objected to the appearance of the counsel for APC. The court overruled him. The plaintiff’s counsel took his motion ex parte.”

The statement reads: “E.N. Ebete in response prayed the court to advert his mind to the fact that the ex parte application was such that cannot be taken in the absence of the Respondents. The court in its ruling held that the said ex parte motion could not be heard in the absence of the Respondents in that it sought to abridge the time within which Respondents could respond to the originating processes as that would breach Respondents’ right to fair hearing. 

“Consequently, the court ordered that the Respondents be put on notice. Case was adjourned to the 20th of November, 2018 for the hearing of the motion for accelerated hearing. 

“It would be recalled that somehow Rivers APC lawyers had  been tipped off of what was supposed to be a secretly filed matter expected to be heard ex parte and Order handed down to deal a surprise sucker punch to the APC by the renegade faction led by Sen. Magnus Abe. The unexpected appearance of the APC Counsel in court averted the plot. Consequently, the desperate plans by Sen. Magnus Abe and his cohorts now lay in ruins. It was planned such that INEC would have been compelled to use them to replace authentic candidates already accepted and published for the 2019 elections.” 

Source: Chief Chidi Lloyd, PhD

DG, Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation

 

 

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TCCO Condemns Wike’s Directive To Abruptly Close Down IDP Camps

Posted on November 9, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

……As Tonye Cole Provides Relief to Departing Flood Victims

COLE WITH A CROSS SECTION OF CHILDREN AT THE CAMPThe Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation (TCCO) has condemned the sudden directive by Gov. Nyesom Wike for all Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps presently housing victims of ravaging flood in parts of Rivers State to be closed down with immediate effect.

Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, the Director-General of the TCCO, Chief Chidi Lloyd, PhD took a swipe at Gov. Wike for choosing to compound the sufferings of the victims of flood in Rivers State by ordering the immediate closure of the camps instead of visiting the people and providing them much needed succour.

“It is condemnable for Gov. Wike to ignore calls by well-meaning people to visit suffering flood victims in the Orashi and other areas in Rivers State. Instead the governor has ordered that the IDP camps be closed down even when communities like Odiereke, Akinima and others are still submerged in water with reptiles roaming freely and occupying homes.

“We expect a responsible government to cater for the needs of the flood victims and when the water has completely receded, carry out a comprehensive health audit and possible fumigation before the victims move back to their homes. These our brothers and sisters are likely to face several challenges such as waterborne diseases, rodents and possible snake bites. Even some of their homes may have weakened to the point of collapsing with all the attendant dangers to life.”SOME OF THE ITEMS DONATED BY PST COLE

“What offence did the poor victims of the floods commit against the governor that he should insist on not visiting and providing assistance to the people he governs but instead has chosen to compound their travails by suddenly ordering them out of the IDP camps where they are taking refuge?” Chief Chidi Lloyd queried.

Speaking further, Chief Lloyd appealed to the flood victims about to vacate the IDP camps not to allow their spirit to be broken by the mindless action of Gov Wike because when the unrighteous rules, the people are subjected to all manner of sufferings.

“You can see that whatever is said in the Holy Bible is true. For example, the Bible says in Proverbs 29:2 that only when the righteous are in authority or rule that the people rejoice. Today it is the turn of the flood victims to taste the bad governance of Wike. This is what most of us have tasted and are still tasting.

“But behind every bleak moment in our lives is usually a bright silver lining beckoning. That silver lining is Pastor Tonye Patrick Cole, the governorship candidate of the APC who, by the grace of God, shall become the governor of Rivers State come May 29, 2019.

“As a disciplined and devout Christian, Cole will heal our broken State and provide the much needed reconciliation for all strata of our society. As an astute business achiever, Pastor Tonye Cole will painstakingly rework and realign the economy of Rivers State for the good of present and future generations of the people and residents of Rivers State, Chief Lloyd concluded.

Meanwhile, the APC governorship candidate in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole has donated relief materials and cash worth millions of Naira to the IDP camp in Obedum Community, Odual Kingdom in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

UNLOADING THE MATERIALSMaking the donation to the flood victims when he visited them on Thursday amidst cheers, praise and worship by the inmates, Pastor Tonye Cole promised to do all within his powers and in synergy with the Federal Government to provide a permanent solution to the floods that annually ravage the area and other parts of Rivers State as soon as he became the governor of the State.

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Group Lauds Kwara State Government on Her Improved IGR

Posted on November 9, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

….Charges her to Provide Values for Tax-Payers Money 

Elites Network for Sustainable Development ENetSuD, a Kwara-based Civil Society Organization, has lauded Kwara State Government (KWSG) on its improved reform that led to an increased Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the State.

In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Dr. Alagbonsi Abdullateef and made available to Journalists, ENetSuD stated that “IGR of Kwara State has commendably improved in recent times, which had greatly contributed to the total revenue of the state and has been sustaining it, especially at the period of dwindling FAAC allocation. Year-by-year analysis of the Total revenue of Kwara state since 2012 showed a significant decline since 2015, which could be related to the dwindling FAAC allocation caused by recession and oil price. Interestingly, FAAC has been gradually increasing since 2016 (though below pre-recession periods like 2013 and 2014), and there is a possibility that the total revenue at the end of 2018 will equate or even surpass that of 2013, considering the fact that the monthly net FAAC to Kwara state has averagely remained around 3.5 billion since December 2017” (Figures 1 and 2).

The KWSG, in its efforts to increase and diversify its revenue base for financial freedom and bolster efficacy in governance, signed the Kwara State Revenue Administration Law (Law No. 6 of 2015) on 22nd June 2015, which made the old Board of Internal Revenue defunct and gave birth to  the current Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS). The current KW-IRS has significantly increased the State IGR compared to the periods that precede its formation. The impact of the current system of IGR in Kwara is evident from the percentage contribution of IGR to the annual total revenue in the state. For instance, between 2012 and 2015 when KW-IRS was formed, 2014 was the year with the highest percentage contribution of IGR to the total revenue of the state (22%), followed by 2013 (21.6%), while 2015 has the lowest (17.4%). However, it is interesting to note that IGR has significantly contributed to the total revenue of the state since 2016. Specifically, the contributions of IGR to the State revenue in 2016 (40.1%), 2017 (37.2%) and 2018 (33.0%) are comparably higher than the years that precedes the creation of KW-IRS, even though the dwindling FAAC since 2016 could be an important confounder (Figure 3).

Considering the unique importance of IGR to the economic viability of a state (especially in the era of unstable FAAC Allocation), responsible and patriotic citizens are expected to play their role in growing the economy by paying their taxes regularly. We are appealing to the citizens and residents of Kwara State to pay their taxes accordingly.

Commending the Administration of Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed on the effective taxation system towards boosting the revenue base of the state, the group encouraged the KW-IRS to improve its citizens-friendly tax mechanism.

“We are of the conviction that Kwarans will voluntarily continue to cooperate with Government on payment of taxes if the State Infrastructural Development commensurate with the taxes that are being paid. We therefore urge the KWSG to provide value for the tax-payers money” ENetSuD said.

Many aspects of the economy in the state, including Education, Health, Road infrastructure, Environment, etc, need urgent attention of KWSG. For instance, we have repeatedly called the attention of KWSG to the pitiable condition of school infrastructure across the state. Many of the school buildings are dilapidated, and need urgent attention of the government. On health, the creation of State Health Insurance Scheme, and the commitment of 1% of the State Annual Consolidated Revenue Fund to the Scheme is commendable. However, the sector needs improvement in terms of manpower and facilities. The uncountable numbers of bad roads in the state also need the quick intervention of the government within the limit of the available resources.

Advising the KWSG on the need to improve IGR outside tax payment by citizens is of interest to us. The government should explore all the possible ways to attract investors to Kwara state, which will boost its economy. Investing in the agricultural sector to diversify the economy is also sacrosanct. While the practice of removing 500 million naira monthly as Kwara Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K) from the IGR is good, KWSG is again urged to be prudent in spending, and make more savings from the available resources.

Signed
Dr. Abdullateef I. ALAGBONSI, ACPA, Ph.D.                          
Coordinator

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Virement Request: Senate Acted in Alignment with Executive

Posted on November 9, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

Virement Request: Senate Acted in Alignment with Executive

Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, has explained that the Senate’s decision to rescind and revise the methods of funding of the supplementary budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the conduct of the 2019 general elections, was done in good faith, after due consultation with the Executive.

Senator Ibrahim, in a statement on Friday, said that on Tuesday, October 16th, the Senate had already passed the N242, 245, 050,100 virement request with the stipulation that it should be funded from the Service Wide Vote, but had to rescind, reconsider and revise its position following pressure on members of the Appropriations Committee by the Executive.

He said: “The insinuations being peddled that the Senate single-handedly and unilaterally cut the budgets of critical MDAs is false. Such actions are uncharacteristic of this 8th Senate.

“The facts remain that on Tuesday, October 16th, the Senate approved a Report that stipulated that the supplementary funding for INEC and security agencies to conduct the 2019 election should be sourced from the Service Wide Vote of the Executive through virement. This information is out everywhere.

“However, the Executive came up with a counter-proposal that asked that the election be funded through both the Service Wide Vote and the budgets of 30 MDAs —on a pro rata basis. This is why, the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Danjuma Goje, had to come up with a Motion to rescind, reconsider and revise the source of funding contained in the original approval granted by the Senate.

“So, if you take a close look at the Senate’s Order paper of Wednesday, November 7, 2018, you will see that N121,122,525,050, which represents half of the entire supplementary budget, was sourced from 30 MDAs chosen by the Executive, while the other N121,122,525,050 was taken from the Service Wide Vote.

“As always, all Senators remain committed to ensuring that Nigeria has free, fair and credible general elections next year, and they will continue to collaborate with the Executive, members of the public and all other stakeholders to ensure that this happens”, Ibrahim stated.

END

Senator Rafiu Ibrahim
Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions

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Stop Insulting, Inciting Rivers Traditional Institutions against Opposition – TCCO Rebukes Wike

Posted on November 7, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

The Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation, TCCO, said it received with shock the reported public reprimand of traditional rulers by the governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike at the 108 and 109 general session of Rivers State Council of Transitional Rulers in Port Harcourt Monday for what the governor referred to as their involvement in partisan politics.

TCCO in a statement signed by Chief Chidi Lloyd, PhD the Director-General of Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation noted that “Ideally, it is imperative that traditional rulers, as leaders and custodians of the people’s common heritage and culture, should remain non-partisan. We believe that every traditional ruler understands and accepts this position. Ordinarily, a constant reminder to the traditional institution of this age-old norm by a sitting governor should be seen as either routine or prompted by certain misstep by a member or members of the revered institution. However, Monday’s warning by the governor was couched in the harshest and most unconscionable language not deserving, not respectful of and totally demeaning to the hallowed office of the traditional rulers.”

The statement reads: “It is unsettling that Gov. Nyesom Wike decreed that, “If you don’t respect your stool, you will have challenges. Withdraw yourselves from playing politics. If you don’t withdraw yourselves, I will withdraw you. If you take sides, I will also take sides.” We find this style of Hitler-type decree and talking down disgusting, repulsive and unacceptable to the traditional institution in Rivers State and all decent minds. 

“The exact reality on ground is that Gov. Wike has directed that no first class traditional ruler should represent Rivers State government before the federal government or federal agencies without his approval. He has further warned that before any traditional ruler will lead any delegation to visit the federal government; such a traditional ruler must have approval from him. This is the highest insult to the traditional institution in Rivers State. It appears that the governor has conquered the good people of Rivers State and their traditional rulers because the people seem to have gone silent in the face of this 21st century tyranny. 

“Even more troubling is the attempt by Gov. Wike to incite the traditional rulers against the opposition when he stated thus: “We expect the political parties to play by the rules and embark on peaceful and issue-based campaigns. But you must be on the watch out to ensure that no person or entity violates the peace of your communities under the guise of political campaigns.” This indeed is a move to surreptitiously drag the traditional institution into partisan politics on the side of the governor and against the rest of the opposition parties in Rivers State. It is a clear message of intimidation to beat the traditional rulers into line on the side of the governor and his party and against the opposition. 

“We are convinced that the real reasons for the present reprimand of the traditional institution by Gov. Wike was occasioned by the open acceptability of the APC governorship candidate in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole who has been received with fanfare by the people and showered with traditional titles during his ongoing ward-to-ward consultative visits across the State. Therefore, we deeply regret this present attempt by Gov. Wike to publicly humiliate the traditional institution for partisan political reasons. 

“The Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation believes that it is only respectful and proper to visit and get formal approval from community leaders before accessing their various communities to interact with the people. We will continue to respect the sanctity of the traditional institution by not undermining its authority, neutrality and fairness to all. 

“We urge Gov. Wike to accord the traditional institution its deserved respect and not want to intimidate and incite our traditional rulers against any group or political party as the governor’s present chastisement appear to indicate.”

 

 

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Rivers APC Candidates’ List: Abe’s Jubilation, a Celebration of Infamy – Eze

Posted on November 5, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

Rivers APC Candidates’ List: Abe’s Jubilation, a Celebration of Infamy – Eze  

*Reinstated that INEC Never Rejected Rivers State APC Candidates List 

The jubilation in the camp of the Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe, has been described as a celebration of infamy, failure and a misplaced excitement.

A chieftain of the party in the State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who asserted this in a statement issued and circulated in Port Harcourt on Monday, noted that the reason for the jubilation was premised on an ignorant interpretation of a court injunction, adding that it was also a design of God that the Senator and his media handlers have shown their ill intents for the party in the State.

According to Eze, contrary to the expectations of Abe, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) duly accepted the Rivers State APC candidate’s list as submitted by the party’s National Working Committee of the party.

To buttress the true position of the candidate’s list from Rivers APC as submitted by the NWC of APC,  Eze quoted the INEC National Commissioner on Voter Education and Publicity, Festus Okoye, as saying, “as at the time APC submitted the Rivers APC  list, INEC has not been served any court order or any judgment barring the party from submitting the list. The APC conducted party primary in the State and the party primary election was monitored by INEC, and at the end of the day, the National Chairman of APC and the National Secretary forwarded the list of candidates that emerged from the primary election of Rivers State APC to INEC, and INEC collected the list as submitted.”

The party chieftain further noted that the injunction was in respect of the party’s congresses in the State and had absolutely nothing to do with primaries that produced the candidates for the various Executive and Legislative offices.

“I wonder why Abe and his Media Team would be celebrating a situation that could have meant that the APC might not presenting candidates for the 2019 general elections, if they were genuine APC members”, he said.

He also wondered why even most APC stakeholders and some of her candidates are disturbed with lies and misrepresentation of facts by the propagandists in Abe’s camp.

“Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) stand on our gubernatorial candidate, Arch Tonye Cole, is very clear and unambiguous. According to INEC,  Rivers State APC Forms C001 and C002, containing the nominations of our gubernatorial candidate and his Deputy,  Chief Victor Giadom have been duly accepted by INEC.

“Should we allow ourselves to be intimidated and coerced by the erroneous and misguided interpretations by Abe and his cohorts? Have Abe and his cohorts become members of the legal team of INEC?

“The issue of Rivers State Chapter of APC presenting or not presenting candidates for the 2019 general elections is not before any Court and with earlier judgments obtained in favour of Abe and his misguided boys were based on false documents and presentations on the Congresses, why should any genuine member of APC be afraid or wonder if our candidates will participate in the 2019 general elections?”, Eze queried.

Eze further highlighted that Abe and his camp are only playing the politics of distraction, to take party’s focus away from its major goal of sacking the Wike administration, thereby achieving his own selfish gains, adding, “but it is too late as Wike himself knows that he will be voted out come 2019, as we can’t continue to tolerate a visionless government like his.”

On the decision of the NWC of APC to conduct fresh Congresses for Rivers State APC, Eze reiterated that there is no cause for alarm “because if the Congresses were conducted hundred times, the mainstream of the party will still form the structure as Abe is only a Media creature and mobiliser of protests.

“Let me further state that the results of the primaries are not in contention and not before any court. The apex court ruling was only on the Congresses and nothing was mentioned on the Primaries because that is not before any court.

“Again, the Primaries had been concluded before the ruling and there was no order of court restraining the party from conducting her primaries. The court can’t recall a process that has been concluded provided or especially when guidelines and laws were followed strictly.

“Three major points can be deduced out of all these: 1. The originating summon of the matter before court is strictly on Congresses (leadership of party). 2. The ruling of the Supreme Court was clear and unambiguous on the issue of congress and not primaries. 3. Actions have been overtaken by events as INEC has been forwarded with the necessary documents that emanated from the concluded primaries conducted by the NWC. Let us remember that  the court isn’t a father Christmas as it won’t give you what you didn’t pray for”, Eze assured.

Eze encourages Arch Tonye Cole and all our candidates for the 2019 general elections to move to the field and mobilise the electorates towards voting in President Muhammadu Buhari and all the candidates of the party accordingly and not to be distracted by the antics and pranks of Abe and his misguided cohorts.

“The vision and mission of salvaging Rivers State from the hands of Governor Wike is not negotiable but a task that must be actualised if Rivers State is to move forward.”

ENDS

Source: Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

 

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Princess Marian Tolofari Resigns from SDP, Defects to APC

Posted on October 8, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

Princess Marian Tolofari Resigns from SDP, Defects to APC

The National Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in Rivers State Princess Marian Tolofari has resigned from her position as the national spokesperson of the party.

Princess Tolofari stated this in a resignation letter made available to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

It reads: This to inform the general public and the leadership of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, OF my resignation from my position as the National Publicity Secretary of the SDP and my exit from the party.

This resignation and defection is with immediate effect.

My resignation followed many moths of consultation with my political leader and Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi and other associates on the need to return to the political tree and family for which I have been associated for many years in Rivers State in particular and in the country.

My pursuits in the SDP have been useful but alienated me from my grass root political movement.

I wish to thank all those I have associated with in the SDP and wish the party well.

Signed

Princess Marian Tolofari

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Ex-Deputy Governor, Second Republic SSG lament electoral violence in Lagos

Posted on October 7, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

….Okay Ashafa for another term

…. Hit Lagos State House of Assembly member

…. Say votes cast in favour of Osinowo should be treated as thrown away

Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye on Saturday reviewed the destruction in Ikorodu over the National Assembly primaries in Lagos East, describing the action of the lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Bayo Osinowo and his associates as dangerous trend.

Ogunleye said it was the party’s duty to hold free and fair primaries but it has miserably failed to do so.

Addressing journalists in Ikorodu, Ogunleye stated that open secret voting remain a vital process for the development of democracy in Nigeria.

He described the APC primary in Ikorodu as a charade.

“It was supposed to be affirmation. The party disqualified Bayo Osinowo. The exercise was disrupted by thugs, electoral officers and government functionaries who disappeared with materials in Ikorodu” he said.

Ogunleye condemned Osinowo for not quitting the senatorial race after disqualification by the National Working Committee of the ruling party.

Similarly, former Secretary to Lagos State Government, Chief Olorunfunmi Basorun has urged politicians to eschew violence and rigging.

He said Osinowo was disqualified from standing as a candidate by the appropriate authority.

“We expected a primary to affirm Ashafa’s candidature and our current House of Representatives candidate who has no opponent. The only person who opposed him stepped down. The National Working Committee cleared Senator Gbenga Ashafa. We got to the venue, I started smelling foul play. We got to the field, I saw my own chairman directing people to the other side. Unfortunately for them, the votes in Ward C2 exceeded the number of people accredited. This was replicated in all the wards in Ikorodu. They eloped with the materials and went on to write the results” he said.

Basorun, lawyer and former Central Bank of Nigeria director, described Osinowo as an ineligible candidate.

“They are doing nothing. The result is nothing. Bayo Osinowo cannot contest. Once a single candidate has been cleared by the appropriate authority, there is no opponent. Ashafa is our sole candidate for Lagos East senatorial district” he stated.

He said the fake votes cast in favour of the Lagos State House of Assembly member should be treated as thrown away.

“Osinowo has no respect for the party’ he said.

The former Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman who scolded some government officials for working against the interest of the party advised politicians to abide by the rules of the game.

He also urged the party to discipline Osinowo.

“The party must be strict on this particular matter. Some people cannot sit somewhere and think they are above the party. The party must discipline the man who asked people to vote for him in Lagos East senatorial district.”

Credit: Ebireri Henry Ovie

 

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Ebonyi 2019: Monica Appreciates PDP for Affirming Gov. Umahi as Its standard Bearer

Posted on October 2, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

Ebonyi 2019: Monica Appreciates PDP for Affirming Gov. Umahi as Its standard Bearer

Lady Monica Ada Chidinma Eze the Founder and President of David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA) a vibrant, virile grassroots NGO based in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State which is at the fore front of the re-election bid of Governor Dave Nweze Umahi in 2019 has expressed appreciation to the leaders and members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for yielding to the yearnings of the good people of Ebonyi State by affirming Apostle David Nweze Umahi as the Flag -Bearer of PDP in Ebonyi State for the 2019 general elections.

Monica Eze is convinced that the joint  Team of Governor Umahi with Dr Kelechi Igwe the  current Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State  to excute the 2019 gubernatorial election it will be futile for the opposition political parties in the State because they can’t produce a better matching Team. Result of the PDP gubernatorial election in Ebonyi shows that Governor Umahi pulled 1988 votes out of the total 1990 number of delegates. The exercise recorded two voided votes.

Lady Eze who also doubles as Technical Assistant (TA) on Media to His Excellency, Engr. David N. Umahi counselled opposition political parties particularly the APC  to understand that the reelection of Gov. Umahi in 2019 is settled and sealed project as it is a pure waste of resources and time to actually think of unseating the divinely anointed Governor whose  credible records and feats are acknowledged by both Local, national and world leaders.

She described the infrastructural revolution in Ebonyi State under the watch of Governor Umahi as unprecedented in the annals of politics in the State and a sterling example by most of his contemporaries in Nigeria.

“The roads, bridges, flyovers, water schemes, health facilities, street lights, youths empowerment and numerous other feats puts Governor Umahi as one of the best revelations in governance of our country today. These feats make the plots of most of the opposition politicians in Ebonyi State to unseat him as an exercise in futility and waste of their lean resources” lady Eze observed.

The proud Ada Ebonyi as she is fondly called rejoiced with the Governor and the entire people of Ebonyi state on her 22nd anniversary of the creation of Ebonyi State.

She recalled that Ebonyi State that was created on 1st October 1996 was merely a geographical expression carved out from the most criminally neglected parts of Enugu and Abia States that lacked content in the form of indices of development as was obtainable in other states. There were no roads, no public utilities and even the basic facilities like hospitals, schools, portable water etc was nothing to write home about but today based on the feats of the golden Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr Umahi every right thinking Nigerian is happy to identify with the State.

The DUNAETA President described Governor Umahi as the peoples Governor who is ever disturbed on how to improve, emancipate and develop the State.

She expressed happiness that the Governor have created a platform for the people of the state to use to express their views and present whatever maybe their challenges and grievances for the attention of the government.

Lady Eze reiterated that the media platform through which the Governor uses to interact with the people of the State where success of the programmes/plans/and strategies initiated by his administration is used to boost the economic growth and development were extensivly discussed.

This includes his feats in Agriculture, Education, solid minerals in the state, water regulation and availability, workers 13th month salary payment, youth empowerment, sports development, and many other programs under his administration.

This act by the governor gave room to the people to communicate directly with him and voice out their issues and problems. The Governor in his magminity and love took time to listen to all the issues tabled before him and gave a response to each and every one of them.

Governor Umahi, assured the people that he would continue to be at the forefront to ensure that all that is needed for Ebonyi State to stand tall is never thwarted because much more are going to be done so as to reach the desired goal and destination to become one of the states mentioned as the gold rock equalled to the standards of developed countries like Dubai.

There was a celebration in the air as victory was attained. Solidarity Groups and staunch supports set the stadium ablaze with dancing and jubilation.

ENDS

Monica Ada Chidinma Eze,

President DUNAETA & TA On Media to Gov. Umahi

 

 

02-10-2018

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Rivers 2019: With Arch. Tonye Cole we are convinced of total victory – PPA Chairmen

Posted on October 2, 2018. Filed under: Press Release |

Rivers 2019: With Arch. Tonye Cole we are convinced of total victory – PPA Chairmen

The Chairmen of the PRINCEWILL’S POLITICAL ASSOCIATES (PPA) in the twenty three Local Government Areas of Rivers State has commend their mentor, Prince Tonye .T.J.T Princewill and other Riverine Ijaw leaders of the All Progressive Congress APC, for their steadfastness, commitment and loyalty to the party and leader of the party in the State, RT. (Hon) Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (CON), Honourable minister of Transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The leaders in a statement commended Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and other stakeholders for listening to the cries and clamour by their  brothers of the Riverine part of the state for the emergence of a Governorship candidate from the Riverine part for the 2019 general election.

According to the group, “The consideration of Arch. Tonye Dele Cole as our party’s flag bearer is a welcomed development and we in the PPA whole hearted accept it.”

The statement reads: “We call on our brothers and sisters who may feel unhappy by the preferred of the choice of Arch. Cole by our leaders to please let go and join hands with all progressives in the state to bring down the demonic, devious and destructive government of the PDP/ Nyesom Wike come 2019.

“We hereby re-dedicate ourselves and pledge our total and unalloyed loyalty to our party the All Progressive Congress and our Leader, the RT. (Hon) Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

“Our focus is the enthronement of a progressive and people oriented government in 2019 and that we cannot trade for anything. With Arch. Tonye Cole on the ballot in 2019, we are more than convinced of total victory.”

Long live PPA

Long live APC Rivers state

Long live Rivers state

Long live Nigeria

Signed

  1. Lily Tamunotonye – Phalga
  2. Awor Gift – Onelga
  3. Emmanuel Owohor – Obio Akpor
  4. Omaranma Godspower – Ikwerre
  5. Believing Ikata – Abua Odual
  6. Festus Chindo –Eleme
  7. Fubara Shedrack – Opobo Nkoro
  8. Precious Anamoji – Ahoada west
  9. Jeremiah Obudein – Ogu/Bolo
  10. Lambert Amapakabo – Okirika
  11. Ogbonna Chinaka – Etche
  12. Alobari Henry – Khana
  13. Keanye Benson – Gokana
  14. Nkereghe Kordo – Tai
  15. Sunny Olusele – Ahoada East
  16. Ukot Otuosobolo – Andoni
  17. Azuh Peter – Oyigbo
  18. Tubobani Cotterel – Asalga
  19. Solomon Amah Hart – Bonny
  20. Charity Braide – Delga
  21. Ikechukwu Nwafor – Omulga
  22. Victor Nwosu – Emohua
  23. Fubaiawari Ngofaa Briggs – Akulga
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