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Obaseki meet PDP State Working Committee on Leaderships Dissolution

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has meet with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) State Working Committee to maintain his stand on leaderships dissolution.

Godwin Obaseki obviously disgusted by the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) where it was concluded that the leadership of the party from local to the state level should be dissolved to integrate his loyalists who came with him from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor Godwin Obaseki, is said to be reconsidering his stand.
He met with State Working Committee, SWC, of the party in the Government House over the issue.
The meeting was held in the newly renovated governor’s office where the governor was said to have expressed his unhappiness over the position of the SWC which he said was “too hard” on him.

Governor Godwin Obaseki was said to have appealed to them that contrary to insinuation, he is not taking them for granted and that he remained grateful to the PDP for giving him the platform for his re-election after falling out with his former party, the APC.
Edo state governor was said to have told the SWC members that he has been receiving calls from his colleague governors across the country and business associates who were expressing concern that he was falling out with the party that brought him back to power so soon.

A source privy to the meeting said: “The meeting was cordial. It was called by the governor where he appealed for calm. He told us that he has been receiving calls all over the country over the development. The meeting ended well and he wants us to bring our suggestions on the way forward which is expected to be forwarded to him on Friday (today)” he said.
It would be recalled that the Edo State PDP SWC wrote the national leadership of the party protesting alleged plot to dissolve leadership of the party from ward, local government area and state levels and also complained about the delay in the appointment of commissioners.
In a strongly worded letter to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, they alleged that Obaseki was being misled by three categories of people in the party which they identified as aspirants for 2023 and 2024 elections, members of the party who lost during the party’s congresses and alleged godfathers they said came with the governor from the APC to the PDP who they said have refused to register into the party in their wards

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Political Campaign Turns Bloody as Gunmen Launch Attack in Anambra State

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Political campaign have turn to bloody one at Anambra State, Nigeria as Gunmen launch attack on political members.

Gunmen launched an attack on members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and All Progressive Congress (APC) during the political parties’ rallies at different locations of Anambra State.

According to eyewitness, the gunmen also left several other persons injured and set ablaze a car belonging to a leader of Professor Chukwuma Soludo group.
Soludo is a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

While the attack on the APC members took place during the party’s rally at Uruagu, Nnewi, the attack on the leader of one of Soludo Support Groups, Nnelsonn Omenugha took place at Nnobi in the Idemili South local government area of the state.

Report have it that one APC member, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained was killed in the attack with scores wounded, while the attack on the APGA chieftain took place in his hometown, Nnobi.

Although the police have yet to react to the two incidents, the state publicity secretary, of APC, Okelo Madukaife confirmed the attack.He was quoted as saying: “The attack led to the cold death of our committed party official and the hospitalisation of many others.

“Our party regrets the invasion of our office and attack of members who were gathered for a meeting in Uruagu Ward 3, Nnewi by persons yet to be identified. “We regret the loss and regard it as one violence too many in an Anambra State that ought to be the safest state in Nigeria if official claims were anything to go by.

“We speak for the mood in our dear state where similar attacks took place at Afor Nnobi Junction, on the same day killing men of the Vigilante in Alor, Idemili South in transit and call for a total halt.

“Our party commiserates with the family of the deceased who will be identified in the near future and assure that their loss is our loss and Anambra State’s loss, but that their son shall not die in vain.

“We acknowledge security in Anambra State as an area that requires serious intervention.”

On the attack on Omenugha, who is a staunch campaigner of ‘Soludo for Governor’, it was gathered that the attackers set his car ablaze, while he escaped to safety.

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Edo High Court Nullifies Removal of Etsako West LGA

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Edo State high court nullifies the unlawful removal of elected ETSAKO WEST L.G.A council chairman hon. Yakubu O. Musa:

The purported suspension and removal of Hon. Yakubu O. Musa of APC has been declared invalid,null and void and unconstitutional by Edo State High Court No 12, Benin City Presided over by Hon . Justice V.O Oviawe in suit no B/204/2019.

In the judgment delivered on the 27th day of September, 2021, the learned trial judge declared the purported removal of Hon. Yakubu O. Musa by Edo State Governor as null and void.

Hon. Justice V.O Oviawe granted all the prayers contained in the originating Summons except prayer i which is already overtaken by event because the tenure of the office had lapsed, The suit was filed on behalf of Hon. Yakubu O.Musa by the Law firm of West-Idahosa & Co.

The learned Judge held that Edo State Governor and the Government failed to comply with the Provisions of Sections 20 and 21 of Edo State Local Government Law, 2000 (as amended) in failing to consult with the Edo State House of Assembly and the grounds of suspension as provided by Law before suspending Hon. Yakubu O. Musa was did not follow the extant law.

The Court further held that since the purported suspension was void in law, every other action predicated on it was invalid. And held that the 1st-4th defendants lack the power to suspend and remove the Claimant on ground of fraud without given him fair hearing

The Court awarded the sum of #100,000 as costs in favour of the Claimant.

The case was conducted on behalf of the Claimant by Famous Osawaru Eremwanarue Esq., of West Idahosa Law Firm.

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We Regret Getting Rid of Jonathan to Elect Buhari — Northern Elders Forum

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The Northern Elders Forum has said that it regretted that it got rid of then President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 elections to vote in the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari.

The group expressed disappointment that Buhari has let down millions of Nigerians including members of the All Progressives Congress who trusted in his leadership prior to the poll six years ago.

Northern Elders Forum, said that the next President of Nigeria should be one who would act in the “opposite direction” of Buhari, who hails from Katsina, North-West Nigeria.

Director of Publicity and Advocacy for Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spoke on Tuesday when he featured on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ breakfast programme.

He said, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari including diehard APC people? Is there anybody who would not tell you he wished President Buhari had done much better?

“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy’ (but) look at where we are now.

“How can anybody say they are happy with the record of President Buhari, even the people very close to him would tell you that they wished he could have done much better and he could have done much better and he hasn’t.”

Next president should act in opposite direction of Buhari’

The group’s spokesman said Nigeria needs a President who would act in the “opposite direction” of Buhari in terms of economic policies, security, amongst others.

“So, what we need to do now is to get ready to elect another President who would go in the opposite direction, a President who has a vision and a clear idea of what governance involves rather than just being a President. So, I am disappointed and that is why today, I am actively involved in trying to see that a new leader emerges in getting Nigerians a new lease of life,” Baba-Ahmed noted.

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