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Rep Candidate Promises To Tackle Insecurity In Constituency

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Barely few weeks to the 2019 National Assembly elections in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Ikwerre /Emohua Federal Constituency, Barrister Boniface Emerengwa, has pledged to partner with the security agents to tackle insecurity in Ikwerre clans.
Emerengwa, a one -time Chairman of Ikwerre local government Area (KELGA) also said he would ensure that peace reigned in all the communities in Ikwerre clans, if voted into power
The PDP candidate spoke with The Tide on Monday at Omagwa, shortly before the flag off of the PDP KELGA rally held in the honour of Governor Nyesom Wike and the chieftains of the party in the locality ahead of the general elections.
Emerengwa said he would also ensure the building of police stations in communities in Emohua and Ikwerre to curb insecurity and attract investors to the area
He personally said more police stations would be built in Ipo, Ubima, Rumuodogo and Rumuewhor communities to end cuilt-related activities  and social vices in the areas.
Emerengwa, who won the election to the Federal House of Representatives in 2015 to represent Ikwerre and Emohua constituency under the umbrella of PDP, but was later removed by the court, said, he would also attract even development to the areas, if voted into power.
He said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in both Ikwerre and Emohua LGAs is dead and buried as he boasted that PDP would win the polls.
Emerengware called that while in the House of Representatives, he masterminded the construction of the Airport, Omagwa road and the popular Aba road through his motions in the floor of the house for attention.
“We need more police stations in the Ikwerre and Emohua rural communities to curb crimes and criminalities and make the place more habitable for investors and the public”, he said.
The Ikweere and Emohua House of Representatives hopeful also hinted that, if elected into office, he would fight for more federal government presence in his constituency by ensuring that more primary healthcare services were provided in Ibaa, Ndele and Rumuji to cater for the health needs of the rural populace.
While admonishing the electorate in his constituency to collect their Permanent Voters Card ahead of the poll, Emerengwa urged the Ikwerre people to vote PDP enmass come February and March, 2019
He equally appealed to his constituency to vote Governor Nyesom Wike come March,2 and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for President.
On vote buying, Emerengwa called on Ikwerre people to remain focused and not to be deceived by the antics of the opposition party, but vote wisely, shun any act of violence, and defend their votes in their various units.
He lauded Wike for the massive construction of internal road networks in Ikwerre communities, especially the Ipo, Ubima, Isiokpo, Aluu / Uniport  road, Aluu/ Rumuekini link road and Igwuruta roads.
Describing PDP as Ikwerre political party, Emerengwa insisted that Wike deserved a second term in office due to his track records and his developmental agenda for the people of the state.

Chinedu Wosu

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‘Reps Passed 88 Bills In Two Years’

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The House of Representatives has passed 88 bills out of 1407 bills in the past two years, its spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu (APC, Abia) has said.
The House clocked two years on June 11 and has two years left.
Mr Kalu had earlier  released  different data on the status of legislative activities. However, The Tide source  is yet to independently verify this latest data.
Mr Kalu had claimed that the House considered 853 bills and 41 of them passed, in the previous statement.
According to the new statement released on Friday, a total of 554 bills were introduced between June 2020 and June 2021. It was a sharp decline considering that the House introduced 853 bills between June 2019 and June 2020.
Although the decline could be blamed on the outbreak of Covid-19.
“The accurate number of bills considered by the 9th House of Representatives as of June 10, 2021 is 1407 out of which the House has passed 88 bills.
“Additionally, the accurate number of motions considered by the 9th House of Representatives as of June 10, 2021, is 730 out of which the House has made 98 resolutions on security issues.”
The data released by the lawmaker shows that while the introduction of bills has been easy, the progression of bills has been very slow.
A total of 942 bills are awaiting second reading, only 327 bills have been referred to committees, and 79 are awaiting committee of the whole consideration.
Within the same period, 730 motions were considered by the House. However, out of the 663 referred to committees, only 40 reports have been laid, and only six have been considered by the House.
Legislative activities suffered a great deal in 2020 due to the breakout of Covid-19. The National Assembly was shut down for about two months between March 2020 and May 2020.
At a point, the plenary was reduced to once a week.
However, the lawmakers did not help the situation by embarking on holidays at the slightest opportunity, thereby missing deadlines on passage of key legislation.
Also, a review of the legislative agenda of the House by The Tide source shows that the lawmakers are far behind in fulfilling their agenda.

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Accord To Contest In 12 LGAs

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Accord Party plans to contest only in 12 local government councils and 37 local council development areas at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
Its Publicity Secretary, Dele Oladeji, told newsmen in Lagos, yesterday that the party chose to contest only in its areas of strength rather than dissipate energy across the state.
He said Accord Party would contest chairmanship and councillorship seats in Somolu, Mushin, Odi-Olowo, Igando-Ikotun, Agbado Okeodo, Agege, Alimosho, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Ikorodu, Oshodi/Isolo, and Ifako-Ijaiye LGAs/LCDAs.
Oladeji said that the party had a good outing in these councils at the last council elections in 2017.
“We are set for the election and we are competing in our local governments of strength where we won in 2017.
“We are set to repeat the same feat and even win more than the eight councillorship seats we won in 2017 to become the only opposition party in the local government administration in Lagos State,’’ he said.
Oladeji said that the party was ready to go to court wherever its mandate was stolen as it did in 2017 local government elections.
“As against 2017 when we went to court only in few areas to get back our rigged mandate, this year, we will go to court in any number of local government areas where our mandate is perceived to have been stolen through rigging.
“As the only opposition party in the local government’s administration of Lagos State, we have retained the abiding hope of Lagos residents as the alternative party.”

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Okorocha Cautions Igbos On Secession

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The Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned the South-East against their agitations for Nigeria’s breakup.
Okorocha warned that Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up.
The former Imo State Governor spoke in Abuja while addressing some women groups yesterday.
Okorocha stressed that the South- East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration.
The lawmaker stressed that Igbos are nationalistic in nature, hence they should dismiss the urge for Nigeria’s disintegration.
He said: “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and builds a house for his family without feeling insecure. The Igbos will lose more if Nigeria divides.
“Most Nigerian leaders who were successful had one thing or the other to do with the Igbos. It is either they married Igbo women or had some links with them. I can call names like, former President, Obasanjo; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Buba Marwa, just to name a few”.
South-East groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereignty State of Biafra, MASSOB, have been agitating for the disintegration of Nigeria.
IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu has been in the forefront, calling for Biafra’s actualisation.

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