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PPA Coordinators Hail Princewill’s transition into the All Progressive Congress

Posted on November 10, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

PPA Coordinators Hail Princewill’s transition into the All Progressive Congress

The leadership of all the 23 Local Government Area coordinators and the membership of the Princewill Political Associates (PPA) in Rivers State have heartily congratulated Prince Tonye .T.J.T Princewill on what they described as his very “smooth and seamless transition” into the All Progressive Congress (APC) and his assumption of a key role in the affairs of the party

A statement signed by the coordinators – Tamunotonye Lily (PHALGA) – Chairman and Gift Awor (ONELGA) – Secretary and made available to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State said, “We commend him for the vision in setting up a transition committee saddled with the sole responsibility of migrating all members of the PPA, his admirers and supporters interested in joining the All Progressive Congress (APC). The process has been a huge success with a total so far of 32,729 active members now duly registered across the state without noise but in anticipation of an official reception.”

They thanked Rt. (Hon) Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi (CON), Honourable Minister for Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for welcoming them back with love and an open heart, adding that his trust in Princewill, even when others have abused that same trust, speaks volumes.

“We commend him for his unique display of courage and pragmatic leadership and want to assure him this will move the APC in the state and the South South zone forward. We hereby promise to work hard, with other committed members of the APC to achieve the set objectives and goals of the party by demonstrating the real meaning of grassroots” the coordinators said.

PPA also declared their total support and unalloyed loyalty to Hon. Amaechi and the entire leadership of the party in the state.

“We will work with whoever they bring. We also wish to congratulate Senator Andrew Uchendu on his victory and subsequent swearing in as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We also congratulate other APC candidates whose victories were affirmed by the court of appeal and wish them well in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

“Finally, we want to say a big thank you to the state chairman and other executives of the party at the state, LGA, ward and unit levels for the warm reception and co-operation they’ve accorded us in the execution of this noble task. We could not feel more at home.”

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Ogoni APC Stakeholders/ Leadership Forum

Posted on November 6, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Ogoni APC Stakeholders/ Leadership Forum

Resolution of meeting of 3/11/2017

At a meeting held in LEMACO Hall at number 24/26 Ada George Road in PHC, national, state, LGA and ward executives, appointees and major stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the four (4) Ogoni-speaking LGAs of Rivers  State resolved as follows:

  1. Affirm our unquestioning loyalty  to the Party at the state & national levels, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s leadership in Rivers State & the south-south geopolitical zone& President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. We are resolutely committed to-, & totally supportive of the current APC rebuilding/repositioning efforts by the state party & Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in Rivers State.
  1. We are thankful to President Muhammadu Buhari , Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi & the party for the many appointments made to party men from Ogoni, and major ongoing projects in Ogoniland. Worthy of mention is the naming of Derek Mene to the position of Exec. Director (Finance/Admin.) in NDDC & H.E Oji Ngofa’s posting as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Netherlands. Some notable ongoing projects in Ogoniland include the commencement of the previously stalled Ogoni Environmental Restoration and the commencement of the Bodo-Bonny Road project.
  1. We view  with concern the unwholesome activities of groups unknown to the APC in Ogoni & Rivers State, especially as they utilize the name and insignia of the party to cause mischief and hoodwink unsuspecting Ogoni people. These groups which only serve the self serving aspiration(s) of their sponsors & protagonists,  have the tendency to cause disunity in the APC in Rivers State and pose a grave threat to public peace.
  1. We advise the generality of Ogoni APC party faithful to be mindful of events fronted by these groups and their sponsors under the guise of the APC in Ogoniland. These events should  shunned, with the boycott commencing from the event called by one of such groups & their sponsors planned for the police field in Bori today.
  1. We urge the party at the state and national levels to take immediate steps to stop the activities these groups and their sponsors, so as to assert party discipline. This is imperative as INEC has not lifted the lid on commencement of political campaigns in Rivers State.
  1. Finally, we urge the party to continue to step-up activities aimed at empowering the teeming party men and women in Ogoni, which remains a bastion of strength for the APC in Rivers State.


  1. Chief. Hon. Victor Tombari Giadom

Deputy National Secretary, Former Rivers State Commissioner for Works and Former Gokana LGA Executive Chairman

  1. Mr. George Feyii

Former Secretary of Rivers State Government and Commissioner of Finance Rivers State

  1. Hon. Emmanuel Deeyah

Former Member, House of Representatives, Former Deputy Speaker Rivers State House of Assembly and Commissioner Rivers State

  1. Hon. Fred Igwe

Former Member, House of Representatives and Former Commissioner For Sports

  1. Hon. Dr. Befii Nwile

Former Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly

  1. Hon. Leyii Kwanee

Former Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House Of Assembly

  1. Hon. Joe Poroma

Former Commissioner For Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Rivers State

  1. Hon. Dr. Innocent B. Barikor

Member, Rivers State House of Assembly, Gokana Constituency

  1. Evang. Madam Caroline Nagbo

State Woman Leader, Rivers State APC

  1. Dr. Batam Ndegwe

Secretary, APC Rivers South East Senatorial District

  1. Comr. Akpobari Celestine

Executive Chairman, Khana LGA

  1. Hon. Deaconess Felicia Tanee JP.

Executive Chairman, Tai LGA and Former Member, Rivers State House Of Assembly

  1. Hon. Donatus Badom

Executive Chairman, Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Demua Ledee Demua

Former Executive Chairman, Gokana LGA

  1. Chief, Hon. Alabi Korsi

Former Chairman, Khana LGA

  1. Chief, Hon. Jude Beredam

Former Chairman, Tai/Eleme LGA and Chairman, Tai Elders Council

  1. Hon. John Nna

Former Member, Rivers State House Of Assembly and Board Member FMC Yenegoa

  1. Sir, S.B Nnate

Party Chieftain, Gokana LGA

  1. Sir, Fotune Iguruta

APC Chieftain, Eleme LGA and Former Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Government House

  1. Chief, Hon. Eric Nwibani

Party Chairman, APC Khana LGA_

  1. Hon. Bere Nkporbu

Party Chairman, APC Tai LGA

  1. Hon. Neemene Biragbara

Party Vice Chairman, APC Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Tony Biragbara

Party Secretary, APC Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Legbo Kuku

Former Commissioner Rivers State

  1. Hon. Gordon Tornwe

Former CTC Chairmen, Khana LGA

  1. Hon. Sylvester Vidin

Former CTC Chairmen, Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Hycinth Nwiyee

Former CTC Chairmen, Khana LGA_

  1. Hon. Anthony Vite

Former CTC Chairmen, Gokana LGA

  1. Comr. Marvin Yobana

Former African Representative, World Assembly of and Party Chieftain

  1. Mrs Kate Sam Ngbor

National Delegate Elect and Former Board Member

  1. Hon. Sunny Keke

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Osaroeppie Mube

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Elder Nube Obani-Nwibari

Former Council Secretary, Tai/Eleme LGA

  1. Hon. Kote Brown

Youth Leader and National Delegate Elect, Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Oyor Frederick

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Kendu Eli-Aminikpo

Party Chieftain Tai

  1. Hon. Kabine Kariko

Party Chieftain Tai

  1. Barr. Emmanuel Kirikiri

Party Chieftain Tai

  1. Dr. Barry Nwibere

Party Chieftain Khana

  1. Hon. Uzor Abueh

Elected Vice Chairman, Khana LGA

  1. Hon. Tuanu Ibor

Party Chieftain Khana

  1. Barr. Dornu Nwinang

Party Chieftain Khana

  1. Hon. Barida Samuel

Party Chieftain Khana

  1. Hon. Barivule Dugbor

Former Councillor, Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. John Kpalap

Former Councillor Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Carlos Kakue

Former Councillor Gokana LGA

  1. Hon. Suagelo Badey

Party Chieftain Gokana

  1. Hon. Osarobe Sunday

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Davies Salons

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. George Ngalale

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Precious  Osaroekpe

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Ajiwa Abbey Loo

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Hon. Igwe Dick

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Augusta Ejiemere

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Patience Saloka

Party Chieftain Eleme

  1. Joi Y. Nunieh

Former National Coordinator, HYPREP and Foremost Ogoni Activist

  1. Barile Ebenezer

LGA Party Secretary. Khana

  1. Dr. Micah L. Christian

Party Chieftain Khana

  1. Gbarator Baridakara

Party Vice Chairman, Khana

  1. Kpai Pius

Party Chieftain Gokana_

  1. Kabee Kpaa

Party Chieftain Gokana

  1. Hon. Gokana Kan-Abolo

Former Supervisor Councillor, Gokana LGA


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Boss Appointment: Tonic for Economic Revival, Stability of Governance and Probity – Rivers APC

Posted on November 6, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Boss Appointment: Tonic for Economic Revival, Stability of Governance and Probity – Rivers APC

 ….Hails President Buhari for the appointment

Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) commends President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Barr Boss Gida Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and expressed happiness that his appointment is what is needed at the moment to reinvigorate both the economy, restore stability and direction for governance in Nigeria.

The party in the press statement circulated on Monday by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze the SSA Media and Public Affairs Consultant to the APC Rivers State Chairman, Dr Ibiamu Davies Ikanya made these remarks and further stated that, “the appointment of Mustapha as the new SGF is the tonic needed by the APC led Federal Government to reinvigorate the fight against corruption, revive the economy, restore hope to Nigerians and provide the elusive dividends of democracy to all and sundry.”

In view of the sensitivity of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation being the engine room with the core responsibility to ensure the success of the polices of this administration,  what the APC government needs at this point is not only a patriotic, seasoned and sound bureaucrat but a detribalised Nigerian who is well versed in the politics of Nigeria and one who contributed and witnessed the inputs of party members for the success of APC during the 2015 polls and we are happy that Boss Mustapha fits that bill.

Mustapha’s track record of great feats was demonstrated during his short slot as the Managing Director/CEO of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), an agency under the ministry of transportation. Apart from this,  his outstanding inputs as the Secretary of the APC presidential campaign organization in 2015 that worked for Buhari’s election with Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as the Director General that brought the APC govt into existence need not be overemphasized.

What many Nigerians may not know about this child of destiny is that he is the National Vice President, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship international Nigeria. He was the Chairman People’s Solidarity Party in the defunct Gongola State (1989-1990), State Chairman, Social Democratic Party, Gongola State (1990-1991) and most importantly contested SDP primaries against Atiku Abubakar for the gubernatorial ticket for SDP in Adamawa state in 1991, a feat that simply attest that Boss Mustapha is not only well versed but a tested hand in the politics of Nigeria.

An accomplished lawyer, astute, fearless, honest, loyal and committed politician, SGF Boss Mustapha once served as the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria from 2010 to 2013. As a member of APC Transition Committee (2015) and a member of APC Board of Trustees marks SGF Mustapha as a thorough APC man.

With the feats of this energetic, vibrant, virile and committed fellow as the new SGF, Nigerians can now go and sleep with their two eyes closed as Boss Mustapha will surely not only deliver but will turn things around and ensure the success of this present administration in all its policy implementation.

The party also commends President Buhari for resolving to expand the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with the appointment of more ministers and appointment of more supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) into the government with the constitution of the boards of government agencies. We are convinced as a political party that once this is done the re-election of the APC led Government come 2019 will be a foregone event.

Finally, the party pleads with all Nigerians to exercise patience and give President Buhari the opportunity to take this country to the desired destination that will make her the envy of most advanced countries in the world.


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Presidential Amnesty Programme Collaborates with Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs

Posted on October 31, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Presidential Amnesty Programme Collaborates with Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs

Presidential Amnesty Programme is to Collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to solidify lasting peace in the Niger Delta Region.

Mr. Wabiye Idoniboyeobu, media consultant to Brig-Gen Paul Boroh in a statement in Abuja said the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme General Boroh has shown commitment to the sustenance of peace and development in the Niger Delta Region.

This was displayed when he paid a working visit to the Honourable Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, in his office in Abuja, yesterday.

Mr.Wabiye noted that top on the agenda, was inter agency collaboration, a strategy, General Boroh sees as a key tool to achieving set targets and goals.

“Both agencies are now set to partner and solidify relationships capable of fostering peace, development and progress in the Niger Delta Region” said Wabiye .

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UN Award to Gov. Wike Is a Scam – Rivers APC

Posted on October 31, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

UN Award to Gov. Wike Is a Scam – Rivers APC

…UN-Habitat Disowns Award

Following obvious curiosity that is trailing a reported United Nations (UN)-backed award under the platform of Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) and inquiries by the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, on the status of the purported award, the UN-Habitat Headquarters, New York, which liaises with development partners on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programmes of the UN has disowned the SCAHSA award reportedly to be conferred on Gov. Nyesom Wike Tuesday, 31st October in New York.

Following APC’s e-mail inquiry dated Monday 30th October (yesterday) concerning the Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award organised by SCAHSA, the UN-Habitat New York Office, in a statement dated same day and signed by the Secretary and IT Focal Point, Mr. Angel Gomez, dissociated the UN from such an award. The response is reproduced here under:  

“Dear Mr. Finebone,

We thank you for contacting UN-Habitat New York Office.

Please be advised that UN-Habitat is not related at all with such award.

Yours sincerely,

Angel Gómez (Mr.)
Secretary, and
IT Focal Point
New York Office
Tel.:         (212) 963-8725, 963-4200
Fax:         (212) 963-8721

“For the avoidance of doubt, it must be explained that the deliberate attempt to confer UN recognition on the purported award is a huge scam to deceive Rivers people and Nigerians. Further investigations by us revealed that SCAHSA as a private Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that invites entries for awards which are based on suspect criteria including offering awards to the highest bidder who is able to part with huge amount in US Dollars in exchange for such awards” said Mr. Chris Finebone in a press statement today.

The statement read: “In the instance case concerning the purported award to Gov. Nyesom Wike, we discovered that some smart Rivers indigenes resident in the US contrived and fixed the award after obtaining huge sums in foreign currency from the award-seeking governor.

“SCAHSA has been discovered to be one of the numerous NGOs that claim affiliation with various UN-Habitat under Habitat Agenda Partners (HAP). However, some of these NGOs have now become vehicles  for defrauding politicians from the third world especially Nigerian politicians by offering dubious awards in exchange for money.

“The APC is dismayed beyond imagination that Gov. Nyesom Wike is resorting to high level scam to dupe the peoples’ resources and rubbish their collective intelligence. We are still questioning the criteria by way of projects and programmes that should qualify the Wike government for an award of the sort dubiously being advertised and celebrated. We are yet to see any.

“We are persuaded by the position of many that the recent announcement by the governor to release US$1m to rescue the students of Rivers State stranded in various overseas universities is a mere red herring to prevent protests during his engagement at Chatham House, London on November 6. Many believe that soon after the Chatham House event the governor will renege on his promise.

“We call on all those who have been hoodwinked into celebrating a UN award for Gov. Nyesom Wike to save themselves the embarrassment of celebrating a scam and making themselves a laughing stock before the global community. All that the APC is asking for is that Gov. Nyesom Wike should get down to providing governance instead of regaling in the atmospherics of power, grandstanding and deceiving Rivers people.”

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South-South leaders back Oyegun, condemn youth protest in Abuja

Posted on October 31, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

South-South leaders back Oyegun, condemn youth protest in Abuja

Prominent leaders in the South-South geo-political zone on Tuesday urged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to remain steadfast in his fight for the enthronement of ideal democratic culture in Nigeria.

They also lauded Oyegun for playing a pivotal role in the fight against corruption.

Reacting to the orchestrated attack on the person and leadership of Chief Odigie-Oyegun by some misguided youths and their backers, the leaders described the calls for Oyegun’s resignation as puerile.

“These individuals do not mean well for the ruling party. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is on the right track. He deserves the encouragement of all” the leaders said.

In a statement akin to a reckless juvenile bravado, Peter Oyewole demanded the immediate sack of Oyegun. He also accused the national chairman of not supporting the anti-corruption crusade of the President Muhammadu Buhari led-APC government.

“This is a laughable accusation and shows the ignorance of those behind the protest” the leaders said.

In a statement in Abuja, the leaders repudiated the Youth protest at the National Secretariat of the ruling party in Abuja.

“These protesters and their sponsors are driven by hatred and selfish ends.”

Signed by the Chairman, South-South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry, the leaders applauded Oyegun for the dignity, diligence and dedication demonstrated in his duties as national chairman.

“We are in Abuja to show solidarity with Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. The actions of people calling themselves Save APC Democracy Youth Vanguard deserve unequivocal condemnation” the leaders said.

They advised the youths and their sponsors to look for better ways of seeking relevance.

“Peter Oyewole and other misguided youths should find more constructive things to do “

They also urged the national chairman to remain firm and not be distracted in the onerous task of building the ruling party.

“We cannot afford any further distraction as the tasks ahead of this government are enormous. Let Oyegun continue with his good works. Let the good people of Nigeria, not be misled.”

“APC is the most democratic party in Nigeria. Oyegun is securing level playing field for APC members” the leaders added.

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Rivers APC Carpets PDP for Comparing Wike with Dakuku

Posted on October 24, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Rivers APC Carpets PDP for Comparing Wike with Dakuku

… Such Comparison Is Nonexistent as You Can’t Compare Darkness with Light

It is not in the character of Rivers State APC to react to obvious misgiving innuendos from Rivers PDP in her desire to look for cheap publicity but attempting in one of their recent press statements in which she titled, “Rivers PDP Dares Dakuku over Wike” to disparage and compare Dr. Dakuku Peterside the President of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is to us a joke taken too far.

According to PDP in her sinister press statement, “…Dakuku Peterside, the PDP believes is only trying to dust his rickety and outdated political profile by making bogus statements and insulting his naturally superior Executive Governor of the State, Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike, thinking that will impress his political benefactors to reconsider him for another shot at the Office of the Governor of Rivers State.”

The party in a statement approved for circulation to the public by her State Chairman, Chief (Dr) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya in Port Harcourt on Tuesday reasoned that the only crime that Dr. Dakuku Peterside committed to warrant this unguided and uncouth reaction from the PDP was his caution against the plot by Governor Wike and his government to disrupt the flag-off of the Bonny-Bodo Road by the Federal Government and dared him that if he carries on with such an evil plot to disrupt a project that have been denied the State for over 40 years that he (Dakuku) will lead a protest against such a sinister plot. What is the crime that a concerned son of Rivers should show concern over a plot to under develop Rivers State? Not minding the misgiving on the side of PDP in this regard, we commend and congratulate Dakuku for this proactive caution which if not, Wike wouldn’t have ran away and avoided the flag-off to show his disdain and discontentment over the APC led Federal Government drive to develop Rivers State. The party reasons that for Wike to have distanced himself from this great event aimed at addressing one of the lingering challenges facing the State exposes him as an unserious leader.

The party further questioned, the rationale behind comparing Wike who abandoned our medical students who are in their final year of study stranded in foreign land and preferred to travel to Spain to pursue setting up of Real Madrid Football Academy as a means to loot and launder our hard earned funds outside the country with Dr Peterside who instituted private scholarship scheme to ensure the education of our students within and outside Nigeria.

The party queries, how does one compares Wike a fellow bereft of leadership ideas who is a misfortune in the governance of Rivers State with a patriotic son of Rivers State in the stature of Dr. Dakuku Peterside whom we all know has a well-documented blueprint which he tagged ‘Road To Prosperity’ that would have made Rivers State one of the most developed states in Nigeria by now is to us exhibition of ignoramus to the highest order on the side of the Obu led PDP in Rivers State.

How does one compare a Governor that could not build on the feats of his immediate predecessor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in the areas of Agriculture, Roads, solid infrastructure, security, education, health but instead performed so woefully that today Rivers State is now known as Rivers State of blood and Port Harcourt its State capital the den of garbage with Dr. Peterside, a former ranking member of the Federal House of Representatives, who in so short a time made NIMASA an institutionalised institution with the right structure, the right work ethics; an institution which Nigerians are proud of.

While Wike has ran the economy of Rivers State aground without any budgetary law in running the affairs of the State on the other hand, today, NIMASA under Dr. Dakuku is a model of reference on the continent of Africa, an agency that understands that it is set up to serve the Nigerian people, ensured the full implementation and enforcement of the International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS) code in the nation’s ports, and shut three jetties and port facilities for non-compliance with the provisions of the ISPS Code.

The party could not understand how one could compare Wike who has turned Rivers State into a slaughtering, mourning field and Rivers of blood with Dr Peterside who is an astute and seasoned administrator with a Midas touch who has repositioned and turned around the fortunes of NIMASA, AAMA and whatever challenge(s) he comes across with?

Today, while Wike wastes Rivers State funds on issues of no interest to the people of Rivers State thereby owing our civil servants months of salaries and our Pensioners arrears in their entitlements but on the other hand, Dr Dakuku Peterisde within less than two years in office has for the first time made NIMASA to remits N21.805bn to Federal Government Coffers.

The party was infuriated on how any sound group could compare Dakuku with Wike knowing that doing so will amount to comparing darkness (Wike) with Peterside (Light). We are all aware of the circumstances in which Wike ascended the office of the Governor of Rivers State as we also know that if the election was conducted fairly and on a level playing ground, Wike would have lost so woefully to a better, well-equipped and superior Peterside. Wike’s unpreparedness for governance is so visible that Rivers State has become a laughing stock before other States in Nigeria.

The party notes with proud that NIMASA under Peterside’s watch has commenced the full implementation of the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act 2003, also known as the Cabotage Act, and forged strategic partnerships with the Nigerian Air Force as well as other naval assets to patrol and monitor the country’s waterways with a view to enhancing maritime security by decisively tackling piracy and criminality on the high seas while on the other hand, Wike is doing all within his powers to empower criminals and sabotage the efforts of Police and other Security agencies in the State to sustain the State as Rivers of blood.

While Dr. Peterside has proved himself a worthy ambassador of Rivers State and Africa as a whole, Wike on the other hand is fast becoming notorious in ensuring that Rivers State is unsafe for investors to invest in the State.

The party notes that comparing such a fellow like Wike with a figure that has become not only as an Institution but a respected acknowledged International figure is a misplaced comparison. In case that the Obu led PDP have forgotten, Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside apart from being the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is also the first Nigerian to be elected as the Chairman and President of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) which was a testimony to his exceptional leadership qualities.

To us and the entire Rivers State people, Governor Nyesom Wike is a colossal failure so far governance is concerned. The revelation by Dr. Larry Pepple his SSA and CEO of Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) titled, “Why I resigned from Wike’s Government – Larry Pepple” explains the sad state of Wike better. According to him, “The tripod on which RSSDA under Wike’s administration stood has collapsed. Scholarship had long failed. Out of 159 final year students who should have graduated in December 2016, only 9(nine) have received 73% of their outstanding fees. The rest 328 were asked to return and continue their scholarship in Nigeria cannot come back because their Landlords have seized their international passports over unpaid accommodation fees. There are publications to show that some of them have turned thieves and prostitutes over there in a bid to survive. The assets in RSSDA have been sold out; the Technical Education has been handed over to Bori Polytechnic….. The members of Staff are owed two years salaries while the rent of our office building is due for repossession by the owners, next month….”

The party notes with sadness that Wike who could infringe this type of punishment on our best of brains is not fit to govern any State in any civilised society.

With these facts, it is foolhardy to compare such a Disaster who struggled to graduate from the University with Dr Peterside who is a PhD Holder.

The party warned her PDP counterpart to desist from any further attempt to blackmail or disparage any of her principal stakeholders as the party will no longer tolerate such an unwarranted strategy anymore. 

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,

SSA on Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State



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South-South leaders defend Oyegun, say APC not in tatters

Posted on October 24, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

South-South leaders defend Oyegun, say APC not in tatters

South-South leaders on Tuesday canvassed party supremacy in Nigerian politics, just as they called on elected officials, political appointees and party members to abide by the decisions or instructions made by the executive committee or national working committee of the party.

The leaders said that contrary to the belief in some quarters, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun was piloting the ruling party to the satisfaction of all members.

They lauded the leadership of the All Progressives Congress for notching up significant achievements through a combination of creativity, excellent resource management and great vision.

“The allegation that Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is not carrying all the APC governors along is totally false. It is to unleash mischief on the hard-earned integrity and leadership style of the national chairman” the leaders said.

In a statement in Port Harcourt, the leaders praised Oyegun for making the party and government at various levels responsible to the needs of the people.

“Chief John Odigie-Oyegun’s capabilities and efficiency are well known to all Nigerians. The former governor of Edo State is a man of high moral standards. He remains very focused and uncompromising.”

They condemned the character assassination and abuse of perceived enemies, describing the comments of a former Commissioner of Information in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa as offensive, scornful and false.

“We reject the accusation in totality. It was made in ignorance. APC is thriving, making great progress with Oyegun at the wheel, assisted by others. The resort to wide allegations is Idahosa’s attempt to throw a spanner in the works to distract this focused administration.”

Signed by the Chairman, South-South Front (SSF), Chief John Harry, the leaders lauded the quality of Oyegun’s administration, his commitment to the tenets of democracy and expansion of the democratic space.

“We act on facts and not on speculations and lies. APC is not in trouble or divided. There is no plot to dislodge the national chairman of APC. There is no battle between the presidency and some APC state governors on the 2019 polls” the leaders said.

Specifically, the leaders praised Oyegun for erecting a strong structure and adhering strictly to the Constitution of the party.

“Oyegun is performing excellently. President Muhammadu Buhari and the party chairman are not at loggerheads. Members are not working at cross purpose. His leadership style is not synonymous with sycophancy, deceit and double talk.”

Confidence in Oyegun’s leadership, the leaders described APC as a highly organized party.

“Contrary to fears expressed after the Supreme Court judgement on PDP leadership crisis, APC is still intact. It is not lacking in the basic democratic ingredients.”

The leaders who accused Idahosa and his sponsors of working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urged APC governors, chieftains and members across the nation to support Oyegun.

“Idahosa and his sponsors are motivated only by their own selfish interests. They should not be taken seriously.”

“We are very proud of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. He has given good account of himself in politics and public life” the leaders added.



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Ifelodun LG APC settles Internal Crisis Two Years After

Posted on October 16, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

Ifelodun LG APC settles Internal Crisis Two Years After

The two warring groups of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifelodun Local Government, Arobafin and Tobal ase have sheathed their swords and embraced peace.

Leaders of the two groups settled their differences and agreed to work together two years after the internal crisis.

Members of the APC and supporters of the two groups on Saturday besieged the palace of Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Abdulrauf Olawale Adedeji who brokered peace in the APC, to pay their homage and expressed their resolutions to ensure unity of the party.

Addressing members of the APC, Oba Olawale said avoiding fight is not as important and necessary as fighting and having the ability to resolve and settle the matter amicably.

Akinrun admonished members of the party to see themselves as one united family and make sure that they continue to work for the progress and victory of the party.

Specifically, Oba Olawale charged the APC members to work harder and deliver victory for the APC in the forthcoming Local Government election.

The traditional ruler described the peaceful resolution of the two warring APC groups as a welcome development, urging members of the party in other local governments to follow suit and resolve all crisis in the party.

In his address, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa who had belonged to theTobalase group explained that the crisis was not about members of the APC but skirmishes within the leadership of the party.

According to Baderinwa, leaders of the party in Ifelodun local government had learned lessons in the crisis and have such resolved to settle their differences and ensure that the party and its members remained united.

Baderinwa who described Ifelodun as a stronghold of the APC said the settlement of the crisis would further enhance the impressing performance of the party in every election, saying that there would be team work among the party members.

The commissioner stated that the settlement of the crisis has dealt a huge blow to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had wanted to explore the differences among the APC members.

He commended Oba Olawale and the leader of the APC, Alhaji G.O Lawal for bringing peace back to the party, saying that they have exemplified trait of good leaders.

From the Akinrun palace, the APC members danced to Lawal’s house, expressing their joy for the settlement of the crisis.

Leaders of the APC that graced the outing included the Executive Secretary, Ifelodun Local Government, Alhaji Ahmed Omoloye, former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Mr Wale Afolabi, a member of the Osun Local Government Service  Commission, Alhaji Kehinde Olamolu,  among others.


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CD General Secretary Expelled For Selfishness, Lack of Integrity

Posted on October 16, 2017. Filed under: Press Release |

CD General Secretary Expelled For Selfishness, Lack of Integrity

The General secretary of Civil Society Organisation, Campaign for Democracy (CD), Goodluck Obi has been expelled for issues relating to lack of integrity, selfishness, and participation in partisan politics.

In a statement released by the group at the end of an emergency meeting held by its National Executive Council, NEC, the group vowed that it will not sit back and watch its age-long collective reputation, integrity and democratic struggles be rubbished on the altar of personal interest, selfishness and be subjected to the whims and caprice of Goodluck Obi.

While NEC insists that CD is not a partisan organization, and anyone that contradicts this principle and philosophy will be sanctioned accordingly, they also noted that “the activities of Mr. Obi Goodluck has been generating a lot of heated debate within and among the elites, fans and sympathizers of CD, which, has drawn serious attention of the media, culminating into unpleasant and fouls tasting complements and questions, as, when did CD become a political party?”

Recall that Obi was recently attributed to a phone conversation that leaked in the media tagged “Civil Society Contractor Reveals Money ‘eating’ Plan amongst several other questionable activities including another one that flooded the media with Obi wearing Buhari’s T-Shirt with megaphone in his hand calling the unsuspicious members of the public and civil society to queue in to his anti union’s deal and support for Buhari’s second term.

CD disclosed that the imperative decisive expulsion of Goodluck Obi has followed his refusal to acknowledge and respond to all queries issued to him, as well as, failure to appear before the 3 man disciplinary panel headed by the CD National Publicity and Publications Secretary, Comrade Lanre Ogunyinka.



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