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Attack On Obaseki: Oshiomhole, APC Are The Ingrates – Wike

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday angrily reacted to a statement from the opposition camp of the All Progressives Congress APC, which tagged Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki “an ingrate”.

The Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in his reaction said that; “Obaseki is not an ingrate, rather it is Oshiomhole that is fighting him (Obaseki) and his boy Ize-Iyamu that are ingrates.

“Oshiomhole had in 2016 said that Obaseki is the brain box behind his success as a governor. How can he now turn around to say the same person that was behind him as a brain box is now an ingrate.”

Wike further said that APC was not ready for the governorship elections in Edo State, noting that the APC was working to ensure cancellation of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Wike in Port Harcourt, while reacting to issues raised during the Edo State APC campaign last week, stated that APC was only targeting to cause violence in the polls to make INEC stop and cancel the election till November when Obaseki’s tenure would elapse.

The Guber campaign chairman while calling on police and other security agencies to use the poll to rebuild their tarnished image said: “We have enough intelligence on what they want to do with the security in the election, but we will scuttle it.

“Police should use Edo State election to clear their name and regain people’s confidence in them.

“APC wants to do so, so that there will be enough violence in the election. Like the Chairman of INEC has said that the election will be stopped if there is violence. They want to cause violence so that the election will stop.

“They are not interested in the election so that INEC will stop it and then wait till November when Obaseki’s tenure will end. It is a calculation that they do not want the election to hold because Edo people are tired of the lies from Oshiomhole.”

Wike said Oshiomhole has been decimated at APC national office and that he wants to fall back on Edo State, urging people of the state to resist the perceived third term agenda of the former governor.

Wike, however, stated that it was high time that Nigerians begun to vote people of character and moral standing into power other than those who profess performance.

“Character must be one factor that everybody must consider in this election. It should not be based on performance because anyone can perform in office.

“One thing that should be important in our elections is character and Obaseki has it. Ize Iyamu was charged to court by this APC government for corruption. Now they are saying he has not been proven guilty. There is no fight against corruption anywhere, all we have is witch-hunting,” he concluded.

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EBONYI MUSLIMS EXTOL GOVERNOR UMAHI’S PATRIOTISM , ASKS HIM TO OFFER HIMSELF FOR GREATER NATIONAL SERVICE.

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The Muslim Community in Ebonyi State has extolled the leadership qualities and sense of commitment to nation unity exhibited by the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE ( Akubaraoha) in the last six years. The group made this declaration when they paid a Sallah visit to the Governor of Ebonyi at the State Executive Council Chambers, old Government House Abakaliki.

The group affirmed their resolve to support the programmes and policies of the administration of Governor Umahi describing him as dynamic and foresighted leader who has brought unprecedented transformation in Ebonyi State.

In a Communiqué signed by the Council of Ulama and Leaders of Muslim Forum Ebonyi State Chapter, the group passed a Vote of Confidence on the Governor and urged him to offer himself for greater national service in the interest of national development.

In his response, the Governor represented by his Deputy, His Excellency Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe PhD commended the Muslim Community for the well thought Communique and the warm sentiments rendered by them on the modest achievements of his administration. He further appreciated them for their promise of commitment to the security of the state and urged them to assist security agencies and the State government by giving information on any form of threat to the peace and security of the state.The five- point Communiqué reads:

We the members of the Muslim Forum, Ebonyi State hereby resolve as follows;

1. That we as Muslims and peace loving Nigerians pass a vote of confidence on the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr. Dr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE FNATE (Akubaraoha)

2. That we have resolved as a group to provide security reports to the Chief Security Officer of Ebonyi State, who is the Governor at any time we observe any security threat as a support for his good governance.

3. That we shall stop anyone or group of people who in any form attempt to undermine the security of the state or destroy the infrastructure put in place by our dear Governor.

4. That we appreciate His Excellency’s dynamism and foresightedness in leadership, hence, his Party (APC) is our party and his enemy, we shall abhore.

5. That we plead with His Excellency, Engr. Dr. David Nweze Umahi to make himself available for National Service in 2023, in Shaa Allah.

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PICTORIAL : Umahi’s Example Of Good Governance

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“The biggest College of Medicine in
Africa been built by the Ebonyi state
government & being equipped with
the latest technology to bring
medical tourism to Nigeria is
nearing completion.

This is in addition to a state of the
art international airport also nearing
completion & countless first class
economic, social & developmental
infrastructures started & completed
in the state in the last 5 years
making Ebonyi one of the most
beautiful states in Nigeria today.

Ebonyi state is not an oil producing
state & before Umahi came, was
about the poorest state in Nigeria. It
is still among the lowest revenue
earners from FAAC allocations.

So, what changed?

It is not the constitution or structure
of Nigeria that was changed to
achieve this unprecedented
development in the state.

It is the vision, prudence, massive
investment in agriculture, integrity & sincerity of purpose of the state governor, Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi, FNSE” – Michael Ogueke

 

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Former Minister Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan aka ‘Mama Taraba’ Dies, Aged 61

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Former Minister for Women Affairs and ex-Governorship Candidate in Taraba State, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan,  is dead.

According to media reports she died in a hospital on Friday in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 61.

Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’, Ms Alhassan was born on September 16, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State.

She was the first female to be appointed Taraba Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice and also the first woman to be appointed as Secretary FCT judicial council on 17 December 2003.

She was appointed in 2015 to the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari after his election.

Mama Taraba

Mama Taraba resigned as the Minister on July 27, 2018 after the ruling APC screening committee disqualified her from the 2019 governorship primaries.

She was unanimously declared as the candidate for March 2019 Taraba State gubernatorial election under UDPafter the other candidate stepped down in her bid.

She is widely known as “Mama Taraba”, because of her increased influence in the politics of her state.

She actively supported the Taraba State Football Association.

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