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Kogi LG Election: “We’re Sure Of Victory In Yagba East LG, DG Campaign, Omaita Assures APC 

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Ahead of Saturday local government councils poll in Kogi State, the Director General of campaign organization of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yagba East Local Government area, Honourable Musa Omaita has reaffirmed the determination of the party’s stakeholders to work as a team to deliver the party’s candidates, Ijagbemi Ashiru and all the councilors of the wards in the tomorrow’s contest.

In a chat with Newsmen in Lokoja today, the seating two time Lawmaker representing the good people of Yagba east state constituency at the house of assembly, Honourable Omaita explained that the party has produced the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Control the majority in the two Chambers of the National assemblies while at the state level its has a seating Governor, twenty five members in the state assembly, three Senators, and six representatives at the green chamber.

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The parliamentarian urged his cliental to vote his party Candidates in the tomorrow’s local government elections to make the area remain in the main stream of both the national and state politics

Omaita also revealed that the African Development Congress party (ADC) is not contesting the poll as it major key players especially the member representing Yagba federal constituency at the house of Representatives, Honourable Leke Abejide has declined featuring any candidates for the chairmanship and councilors positions.

DG Campaign, Honourable Musa Omaita

He expressed implicit confidence in the capacity of the electoral umpire under the result orientated and integrity personified Mamman Nda Eri as Chairman of Kogi state independent election commission (KOISEC) to deliver to the citizens credible, fair, acceptable and transparent elections and put his name on the map of history.

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For some dissidents who might had plotted their schemes to turn the election into theater of war and anarchy, Omaita advised those individuals to a have a re-think as security apparatus will be fully deployed to secure lives and property of the citizens.

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In Delta State APC Boycott LG Elections

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Dr. Ifeayi Arthur Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State.
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Following today Local Government Council Election, The All Progressives Congress, APC in Unit 1, Ward 9 in Urhoka Community, Abraka in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State backed out of the local government elections in the area.

An APC Chieftain, Mr. Akpokiniovo Edwin disclosed this in a telephone chat with newsmen in Abraka.

He said the DSIEC officials arrived at the polling unit at about 10am with other electoral materials but ha no original

According to him, “We cannot go ahead with the elections. At the end of the day, the result will be collated despite using result sheets and the results will be declared. As it is now, no election result sheets, no elections.”

Dr. Ifeayi Arthur Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State.

Dr. Ifeayi Arthur Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State.

The APC faithful who applied diplomacy in their actions asked the DSIEC officials who didn’t come down from their vehicle to return to their office.

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When Obaseki, Oshiomhole Finally Meets in Auchi, Says They’re Both Sons Of Edo With Interest Of The State At Heart

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EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the weekend maintained that he has no personal grudges against his predecessor and former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, but only dislikes his style of politics.

Obaseki disclosed this to journalists in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state, at the centenary birthday Thanksygiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi.

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with covid-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with interest of the state at heart.

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The governor said: “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart.”

The governor said the Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was scheduled to hold this Saturday, was postponed due to the local government elections taking place in Delta State.

“The Zonal Congress, which was to hold today has been postponed to Tuesday and it’s a normal routine to satisfy the party’s constitution; there is nothing amiss,” he added.

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On his part, Oshiomhole, who was a guest at the event, hailed his successor, Governor Obaseki, describing him as ‘his brother and friend.’

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole stated: “Once the governor speaks, the matter ends. The governor knows that pensioners here might not be able to do much, that is why he said every other thing required to complete the hostel of the Catholic School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uzairue, his government will do.”

 

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Supreme Court dismisses appeals by Oshiomhole

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals filed by a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the ex-caretaker committee chairman of the party in Rivers State, Igo Aguma over Mr. Aguma’s sack.

In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the apex court upheld the December 29, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which set aside an earlier judgment of the high court of rivers state.

In the lead judgment prepared by Justice Adamu Jaoru, but read on by justice Amina Augie, the court held that the appeal was without merit because it was plagued with a litany of jurisdictional issues.

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The Supreme Court said the judgment in the appeal by Mr. Aguma should be applied to the one filed by Mr. Oshiomhole, in which the former APC national chairman, among others, queried the jurisdiction of the Appeal Court in Abuja to have heard the case.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, in its December 29, 2020 judgment had set aside the June 2020 judgment of Justice George Omereji of the High Court of Rivers State in Port Harcourt and sacked Mr. Aguma as acting/caretaker committee chairman of APC in Rivers State.

The appeal court equally affirmed the appointment of Isaac Abbot Ogbobula as the caretaker committee chairman of the Rivers State APC.

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It held that it is the exclusive right of the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress under the party’s constitution to appoint a caretaker committee for any organ of the party.

In reaction to the judgement, the sacked chairman, Hon Igo Aguma has dumped the All Progressives Congress.

 

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