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Bonny PDP Welcomes US-Based Party Chieftain

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The National women leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), United States of America chapter, Princess Goldba Dick-Tolofari, has been described as a big asset to the party in Bonny Local Government Area.
The chairman of PDP in Bonny Local Government Area, Hon. Daniel Wilcox Buruwi, stated this during the home-coming of Princess Dick-Tolofari to identify with the party at the grassroots yesterday.
According to him, the decision of the Kalaibiama-born politician and scholar in identifying with the grassroots is a right step in the  right direction.
Also speaking, the Vice Chairman of Bonny local Government Council, Hon Anengi Barasua, expressed joy with the home-coming of the astute politician and commended members of her Ward 12 Kalaibiama for coming out in large number to welcome her into the party.
“With her experiences at the national level as she has been an old time politician, playing politics at the national level in and out of PDP, as a result the business is not new to her, but it is a welcome development to us at the grassroots level because she has come to identify with her own.
“As we all know that doing politics at the national level without being known at the grassroots level is like you are doing politics at the peripheral level that will take you nowhere, but doing politics at the grassroots level makes your people know you one-on-one and you have to deliver to them.
“I believe she will bring more out of the experience she has gotten from national level which will be merged with ours and we would work together  for greater heights,” Barasua added.
In her speech, the Bonny PDP Women Leader, Hon Mrs Christaben Frank Anthony-Hart, noted that the home-coming of Princess Goldba  Dick-Tolofari would engender development and empowerment for the women in Bonny.
Earlier, in her speech, Princess Goldba  Dick-Tolofari stated that she came back home to contribute her quota to the development of the area.
“By the grace of God, my coming will help to bring development and growth to the Bonny people in various ways as a result of my wealth of experience. I intend to use it to do women empowerment, which is key to my heart. I want to be their voice, I want to speak for them and the entire Rivers women.”
Dick-Tolofari hinted that a non-governmental organisation will be put up to reach out to all the women in Rivers State, adding that the women are suffering and starving as a result of poverty ravaging the land.
“The widows, most importantly, will be taken care of as they are disenfranchised. As I have been able to raise my head a little l will raise the heads of other widows as well.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of the party flag to Princess Goldba Dick-Tolofari
By: Susan Serekara-Nwikhana
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Yakassai Wants North To Cede Presidency In 2023

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An elder statesman, Tanko Yakassai, has said it will be unjust for Northern Nigeria to still demand the presidency in 2023.
The Tide source reports that there have been heated debates among stakeholders in the nation’s polity over power rotation between the North and the South ahead of the 2023 general elections.
At the moment, prominent northerners like the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; and a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki appear to be interested in the 2023 presidency.
But Yakassai in reaction to the declaration of interest by some Northerners said while he is not a card-carrying member of any political party, it would be an injustice to the South for northerners to aspire for the presidency after the expiration of the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He said, “How can it be that it is always us the Northerners that will rule? There is no justice in this matter, we rule, they (South) rule, that is justice.”
“I am wondering what the northerners will say to the people? What will they show to the citizens of Nigeria that they benefited or will benefit in order for them to give their votes?
“In the six to seven years, what have the northerners done? What achievement has the leadership accomplished that helped in the development of the country, its economy or any other development that helps the people?
“What major achievement do the northerners have that they can use to call upon all other Nigerians to give them votes again?”
The elder statesman said his interest in politics from the beginning had always been about justice, explaining that his support for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, was to make sure Nigeria went with the method of letting any president run his second tenure after his first; just like he said earlier.
He said that if the first four years of the tenure were not enough for the president to accomplish his goals, then eight years would be enough for him as long as he had the plan on how to accomplish them.

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Pastor Rejects Ortom’s Car Gift

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has recounted how Rev Samuel Alaha, who anointed him in 1992 with a prophecy that he would become governor of the state, rejected a car gift from him after the prophecy came to pass in 2015.
The governor, who made the disclosure, Sunday, during a sermon as the guest preacher at Faithway Gospel Ministries, Gboko, explained that he visited the cleric and presented the new car in appreciation but the vehicle was returned after a few days.
According to Ortom, even though Rev Alaha received the gift on the spot, he called after a few days to inform the governor that he appreciated the offer but begged to return it, saying he did not find it necessary.
Governor Ortom described the clergyman as a committed and true man of God whom he had known since 1980, lauding his zeal and commitment in service to the Almighty God.
Ortom pointed out that as Governor, he was determined to execute God’s counsel to people of the state at all times.
He admonished the congregation to seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and assured that “all other things will be added on to you.”
Governor Ortom also called on Christians to go back to the time when there was love towards one another “as it used to be in the past when we became Christians. True brotherly love is lacking today, that is why there seems to be conflict all the time.”
Touching on the unity in the family, the governor told couples to begin to show love towards one another to celebrate accommodation, tolerance and faith in God.

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Ogun: PDP’ll Produce Next Gov – Ayu

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, has declared that the PDP would produce the next governor of Ogun State in 2023.
Ayu said considering the record, which according to him, shows that the PDP had produced the first PDP president in 1999, who hails from Ogun State, the state remains a PDP state.
Ayu said, this last Saturday while addressing a large crowd of PDP members at the party secretariat in Abeokuta.
Ayu, who was flanked by members of the national working committee, former governors, the leader of Ogun PDP, Oladipupo Adebutu, the State Chairman, Sikirullahi Ogundele, among others told the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun and the All Progressives Congress to prepare to leave the government for the PDP in 2023.
The chairman said the APC governments both at the federal and the states had made lives difficult for Nigerians, adding that it was time to vote the party out of power.
Ayu, who earlier held a private meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said he would be returning to Ogun to mobilise PDP members across all levels, as part of efforts to unseat the APC in 2023.
He said, “I only came to greet my boss and our father, President Obasanjo. I didn’t know that all my people are here. I will come back to mobilise the people of Ogun State in every ward, in every local government because in 2023 we shall produce a PDP governor in Ogun State after which we shall produce a PDP president who will make things better for you.”
In his remarks, Adebutu, who is a PDP governorship aspirant, reiterated his commitment to the development of Ogun State.
He said, “I am sacrificing my comfort for you, not because I need something to eat but I want to create a better tomorrow for you. I will continue to sacrifice for you and I bring to you this sacrifice and this solution. Let us be together. Do you agree with me?”

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