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9th NASS: Group Hails Mpigi, Dike

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A group under the aegis of Movement for Youth Inclusion (MYI), has hailed the emergence of the senator, representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the Upper Chambers of the National Assembly, Barry Mpigi and member, representing Oyigbo/Tai/Eleme Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chisom Promise Dike.
In a statement in Port Harcourt, its President, Comrade Fineface Akaya and Secretary, Kenneth Ogbonna, the group described the duo of Senator Mpigi and Hon. Dike, as, “development champions of the 21st century Nigeria”.
According to the group, “we are highly elated, because we believe in your human capital development achievements so far in governance. The empowerment of the people vide various skills acquisition programmes under your watch previously speaks volume and your ability and credibility in the welfare of the electorate remain unchallenged”.
The group, however, appealed to the lawmakers to include the youths of the district in their policy formulation and implementation process for peace, equity, and better results to thrive.
The group maintained that the lawmakers remained the best among the leaders from the district, who had the people’s problems at heart.
The group stated: “We have concluded unanimously to support your government for the upliftment of the people as you drag human-faced projects, such as roads, hospitals, cottage industries, schools and the refurbishment of some decayed infrastructures, as well as empowerment for the well-being of the people”.
The group, therefore, added that due to the performance of the lawmakers in their previous assignments, it had decided to stand by them until the eluded growth and sustainable development of the district is achieved.

 

Bethel Toby

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Rivers PDP Extols Wike’s Leadership Qualities

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, has described Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as the Joshua of our time who, against all odds, stood up to liberate the people of the state from the forces of darkness and oppression.
Ambassador Akawor stated this on Monday when he received the leadership of Grassroots Development Initiative, GDI, who paid him a solidarity visit at the PDP Secretariat, Port Harcourt.
Ambassador Akawor emphasised that the governor has exhibited enough sagacity  and courage by  bringing  the state out of the pit which his predecessor plunged it, stressing that GDI should be grateful that the governor they worked so hard to install was performing wonderfully well to the admiration of all in the state.
“Most of you who are leaders of GDI joined him when nobody gave him the chance that he was going to succeed”, Akawor said, noting that the party was happy with any GDI member who occupied any position in the administration because he worked hard for it. Ambassador Akawor, who disclosed that local government election would take place next year, said the party would campaign during the election as if it is a national election.
He also warned members of GDI not to associate with any member of the party found to be nursing gubernatorial ambition, saying that at the right time, the party would decide on the direction to go.
“very soon the game will start, various candidates will come up, my appeal to you is that do not get yourself distracted, Rivers state is a peculiar family” he noted, and urged the group to continue to pray for the Governor to actualise his laudable plans for the state.
The state PDP Chairman also told the GDI members not to allow moles infiltrate their fold and cause division among them, urging them to remain vigilant, united and focused.
Ambassador Akawor, who disclosed that all the actions of the Governor were geared towards protecting the interest of the people of the state irrespective of party affiliation, recalled how he  (Governor Wike) saved Barr Joy Nunieh, who is not a member of the PDP from being kidnapped by security forces.

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Ex-Agitator Wants Obaseki To Run People-Oriented Govt

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A peace ambassador and leader of Amnesty Phase II in Delta State, Mr Kingsley Muturuhas described Governor Godwin Obaseki‘s victory as the final blow to godfatherism in Nigerian Politics.
He, however, called on the governor to carry everyone along and ensure that his administration ran a purposeful and people-oriented government.
Muturu said this in a congratulatory message to Gov. Obaseki following his victory at the just concluded Edo governorship election.
He noted that Obaseki‘s victory in the election was an indication that no godfather could succeed whenever the people were determined to take their fate in their hands.
According to him, the era of godfatherism in politics was finally coming to an end as people can effectively protect their votes in spite of all odds.
“I congratulate the governor of Edo who is now the governor-elect on his hard fought and well deserved victory.
“The people of Edo have spoken with one voice and that should be respected.

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Group Knocks Obasanjo Over Comments On State Of Nigeria

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A group of elders in the country, The Patriotic Elders Council, PEC, has faulted ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent statement that Nigeria has failed and is badly divided.
PEC said Obasanjo should bury his head in shame because he laid the foundation of the problems currently facing the country and therefore, has no moral right to make such comments.
Obasanjo had during a recent consultative dialogue attended by various socio-cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders Forum, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum, said something must be done to avert the looming disaster.
He said, “I do appreciate that you all feel sad and embarrassed as most of us feel at Nigerians with the situation we find ourselves in. Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state; economically our country is becoming a basket case and the poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country.”
Reacting, however, to Obasanjo’s assertion, the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) said his comment was least expected of a two-time leader and an elder statesman.
The group in a statement signed by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska, its Chairman and Chief Simon Shango, Secretary, said Obasanjo was wrong in his statement.
Part of the statement reads: “Though, sometimes Obasanjo’s utterances are right; but unfortunately, most times, he is condescendingly wrong. His latest public statement at the consultative dialogue is a perfect example of the many instances he is wrong and sounds unconvincing even to himself.
“Ex-President Obasanjo, more than any other Nigerian leader, knows the institutionalized, intricate and complex problems of Nigeria, as the country’s democratic leader from 1999-2007. And he midwived all the two successive administrations which came after him.

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