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120 APC Loyalists Defect To PDP In Rivers

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Barely few weeks to the Presidential elections in the country, no fewer than 120 All Progressive Congress( APC) loyalists in Ikwerre Local Government Area have dumped the party and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The decampees also said that the APC in the state is dead and buried ahead of the governorship and presidential polls come February 16 and March 2, 2019, adding that APC has no candidates in the state
Director General of Campaign, PDP, Ikwerre Local Government Area Mr. Wogugu Augustine Wobusike disclosed this to The Tide during  an interview at the PDP rally held at Saint Martins Anglican Church field, Omagwa, near the Port Harcourt International Airport last Monday.
Wobusike said the people of Ikwerre is ready to vote massively for Governor Wike come 2019 and  the Presidential candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in February and March polls.
Describing the Governor  Wike as  proactive, Wobusike said the 181 units in his locality would vote the party to victory come 2019 poll.
He lauded the governor for executing tangible projects across the communities in the area as he commended the state government for the completion of Ipo, Omademe, Iguruta , Isiokpo and Aluu internal roads projects.
On the PDP rally, Wobusike said the people of Ikwerre is not campaigning, but celebrating the Wike good jobs across Ikwerre communities in terms of project execution.
He appealed to the electorate  to collect their Permanent Voters Card PVC and vote out the APC in the state come March 2 election.
Augustine also assured the governor that every unit in the area would deliver PDP massively come 2019 poll, even as he insisted that there is no political party in Ikwerre to compete with PDP or Governor Wike at the poll.
The Ikwerre PDP campaign chief  told The Tide that the party  and its teeming supporters would no longer fold their hands and allow any body in the area to intimidate and rig any election anymore as the electorate are ready to vote and defend their votes at the polls.
He lauded the PDP hierarchies for enthroning peace and unity in the party across the state.

Chinedu Wosu

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Eid-El-Maulud: Northern Govs Charge Muslims To Live In Love

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The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria on the occasion of Eid-el- Maulud, charging them to live in love.
The chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong,  felicitated with the Muslims and gave the charge in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham,  yesterday in Jos.
According to the statement,  the special occasion marking the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, is a reminder of his teachings of love, forgiveness, peaceful coexistence and humility among others.
It further said that the failure of humanity to practice love is what has given rise to selfishness, violence, intolerance, religious bigotry, ethnic hatred, corruption, high crime rate and wickedness in the society .

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Group Cautions Against Boycott Of Anambra Poll

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The Global Initiatives for Anambra Needs (GIAN) a pressure group, has cautioned the electorate against boycott of the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship poll.
Mr Francis Okafor, Director of Publicity, GIAN, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Awka.
Okafor urged the State Government to work with security agencies to ensure adequate security in the state before, during and after the election.
He appealed for calm and enabling environment for the people to come out in their numbers to vote during the election.
“We must make the electoral process credible, so that our state can know peace that supports development.
“Anyone who has the interest of the state at heart should resist any call to boycott the governorship election.
“Boycotting the election will amount to shooting oneself in the feet and such situation could create room for unchecked rigging of the election.
“All hands must be on deck. Our people should not only cast their votes for the candidate of their choice, but also wait behind and insist that the process goes on without corruption or disruption,” he said.
Okafor urged the electorate to resist vote buying and selling to ensure a successful and credible election.
“As a people,we must work against the new political trend of vote buying and selling.
“It is a minute trading that gives away our four years of freedom from various ills and vices. We must resist it, “ he said.
Okafor also urged residents not to be distracted by the gale of defections among politicians in the state.
“Most of the defection is about personal interest and materialism and not in the interest of the masses or the development of the state,” he said. 

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PDP’ll Win 2023 Presidential Election -Diri

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Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State is confident that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the 2023 presidential election because “Nigerians are waiting for the party to take over” at the centre.
The governor also boasted that PDP governors are the best performing governors in the country.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the opposition party is poised to win the 2023 presidential election.
Diri also advised party members to remain steadfast and united to ensure that the PDP returns to power in 2023.

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