The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ex-Councillors’ Forum, Hon. LoveGod Nweze has charged the newly inaugurated officials of the forum in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area to work towards the success of the largest party in Africa in the 2019 general elections in the state.
Nweze who spoke while inaugurating the executive committee of the forum at Opobo Town, last weekend, also charged the officials to ensure they return members of the forum who missed their way to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that the umbrella of PDP was large enough to accommodate all who seek solace and salvation in the party.
The ex-councillors’ chairman in the state said that Governor Nyesom Wike-led party in the state was inclusive and ready to carry every member along, assuring that PDP was the only party in the state that could deliver the dividends of democracy to the generality of the people of the state.
He, therefore, appealed to Rivers people to give their total support and loyalty to the PDP, and ensure that they mobilise eligible voters to massively enlist their stake in the party at all levels of elective offices in the state and the nation.
Also speaking, the forum’s Deputy National Chairman/Rivers States, Chief Prince Weli-Wosu, who led the Rivers State executive of the forum to the inauguration, advised the newly inaugurated executive officers in Opobo/Nkoro to be guided by the unity of purpose that binds all members together.
On the forthcoming general elections, Weli-Wosu charged them to mobilise their people to get registered in the ongoing continued voters’ registration exercise to enable a smooth return of PDP to the Brick House as well as the eviction of APC from the Aso Rock Villa come 2019.
Highpoint of the inauguration was the reception of some returnees from APC back to PDP, and the burning of their brooms.
Incest Cases Worry FIDA
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in the State, has raised an alarm over the increase of incest in the State.
The Acting Chairman of FIDA in the State, Nnenna Igbokwe told newsmen that the organisation discovered this during their sensitisation programme about the VAAP Law.
Igbokwe said at least three of the incest cases are before court of competent jurisdiction.
The Acting FIDA Chairman also said that the accused especially, fathers use threat to silence cases of incest in their family.
She however, advised security agencies to do due diligence in their investigation of the incest matters.
Banigo Receives MWAN’s President-Elect
The State Deputy Governor and foundation member of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has received the new MWAN’s, National President-elect, Prof. Rosemary Ogu.
The Deputy Governor received Prof Ogu in her office at Government House, Port Harcourt, and congratulated the team on the victory.
She also presented gifts to the National President-elect.
Earlier, the 22nd National President-elect of Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Prof Romary Ogu had promised to work hard to take the association to enviable heights.
In another development, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has also received her 22nd MWAN Biennial Conference registration materials from Dr Vetty Agala, the President of MWAN in the State
The Tide reports that the State delegation included MWAN’s, Rivers State Founder/Initiator, Dr Bernadette Korubo, a life member of the association, Dr Nnesochi Offor who is also another life member, past President of the State, past National Treasurer and MWAN mentor 2021.
Other delegates led by the State President, Dr Vetty Agala were Dr Obelebra Adebiyi, immediate past State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association and past President, MWAN, Rivers State, Dr Ibimonye Porbeni, the immediate past MWAN President in the State and Dr Ireju Ajie, the Secretary of MWAN in the State.
The State branch of MWAN will be hosting the 23rd biennial conference in September, 2023.
LG Boss Orders Fresh Election Processes In Community
As the build up to the Krakrama Youths Association’s election gathers momentum, the Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Hon. Onengiyeofori George, has sued for peace amongst parties.
The Tide learnt that security intelligence from the Krakrama community revealed that rancour and crisis were looming as a result of the forthcoming youth election in the community thus, if treated with levity may degenerate into a crisis situation in the community.
Sequel to the impending fracas allegedly caused by the pre-election irregularities, the Asari- Toru Local Government Area boss in line with his constitutional duty of maintaining peace and order as the Chief Security Officer in the Local Government Area has ordered for a fresh start of the process.
Speaking in a meeting with the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community, King Iwari Gibson Bala, the CDC Chairman, Comrade Victor Membere and the outgoing Youth President of Krakrama Youth Association, Comrade Ikalaso Tomitamunoa, the Council boss ordered for the nullification of the Electoral Commitee appointed by the outgoing executives of the Krakrama Youth Association.
He further asked the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community to liaise with the relevant stakeholders to appoint a credible, neutral and acceptable Electoral Committee that will oversee the elections.
Moreover, the Council Chairman directed that the aspirants who had purchased forms already still stand as status quo still remains.
For fairness, the new Electoral Committee to be appointed has been directed to give one week of grace to aspirants for continuous sale of forms.
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