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Oyigbo Chairman-Elect Assures On Good Governance

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The Chairman-elect of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Hon, Okechukwu  Akara, has assured that he will replicate the development agenda and good governance policies of the Rivers State Governor,  Barr Ezenwo  Woke, in  Oyigbo.
Hon. Akara who disclosed this while addressing newsmen shortly after receiving his Certificate of Return alongside his councilors at the headquarters of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, in Port Harcourt on Monday, said security, human capital and infrastructural development would be given top priority in his administration.
He assured that, “the Oyigbo people will be given a sense of belonging to enhance grassroots integration and development “.
He pointed out that Oyigbo as a municipal area, would get a facelift in terms of social and infrastructural   development, noting that the people of Oyigbo deserved better standards of living.
Hon. Akara, a former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, said he would use his wealth of experience as a former lawmaker to work with the Legislative Arm of the council to provide good and inclusive governance for the people.
He said his administration would also tackle the challenges of sanitation in the area, especially the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the area.
Hon. Akara thanked the Oyigbo people for giving him their mandate and urged them to remain law-abiding.

 

By: Bemene Tanneh

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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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