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EFCC Directs Banks To Deny Rivers State Cash –  Wike

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Eniola Olayemi

 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has alleged that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor and the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have directed Managing Directors of banks to deny Rivers State cash during the weeks of 2019 Election.

Governor Wike said that he received the information on the illegal cash strangulation of the Rivers State by few Bank Managing Directors who attended the meeting with the CBN Governor and EFCC.

Addressing thousands of supporters during the PDP Campaign Rally at Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area on Tuesday, Governor Wike said this unconstitutional initiative by the APC Federal Government will fail woefully.

He said: “The CBN Governor and the EFCC Chairman invited the Managing Directors of Banks and told them to deny Rivers State cash during the elections. They told them to strangulate Rivers State.

“We have passed that stage. Nobody can gag us. Before now, we prepared for the elections. They should not bother, because we are ready”.

The governor said rather than cry over the insistence of the international community that the APC Federal Government should conduct credible polls, President Muhammadu Buhari should emulate Former President Goodluck Jonathan who organised free and fair elections and lost.

“In 2015, the APC went to the International Community and got their support. They supported them and the PDP lost.

‘Today, the APC Federal Government is crying because the international community is insisting on credible polls.

“President Muhammadu Buhari should conduct credible polls and earn international respect. Buhari should emulate Former President Goodluck Jonathan. He should not rig with security agencies because it will not work”, he said.

The governor declared that PDP is ready for the forthcoming general elections as the party is preferred by Rivers people and has a history of resounding electoral victories.

“PDP is ready for elections in 2019. We have won all previous elections in the state. In 2015, they claimed we won because of Jonathan. But we won all the rerun elections under Buhari administration, except the ones they snatched illegally.

“If not for their planned reliance on security agencies, nobody will collect APC nomination forms. There is no imprint of APC anywhere in Rivers State “, he said.

He charged the people of the area to vote for Atiku Abubakar and other PDP candidates.

The governor announced that he will start the electrification of the area. He stated that during his second term, his first project would be to connect Wakama to Ogu by road.

Governor Wike urged the people to remain faithful to the PDP because it is the only party that considers the welfare and development of the people.

Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah thanked the Ogu/Bolo people wholeheartedly supporting Rivers State Governor and other PDP candidates. He presented the PDP Candidate for Rivers East Senatorial District , Senator George Sekibo, PDP Candidate for Okrika/Ogu/Bolo Federal Constituency, Bright Gogo and PDP Candidate for Ogu/Bolo State Constituency, Evans Bipi to the people and asked them to vote for them .

PDP Candidate for Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator George Sekibo said that the people of the area will always support Governor Wike.

He said that the people have no choice than to support Governor Wike for the several projects in the area, especially the reconstruction of Government Secondary School, Ogu. He said that the construction of the school removed shame from his eyes.

PDP Candidate for Ogu/Bolo State Constituency, Evans Bipi said the area is purely for the PDP. He said that nobody can steal the votes of Ogu/Bolo people.

He said that PDP has no rival in the area. He said that the people will continue to support Governor Wike.

Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Navy Captain Erasmus Victor (Rtd) , urged the people to vote for the PDP because that is the way to sustain development.

Director General of Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Ambassador Desmond Akawor said Ogo/Bolo people are now part of the movement of progress as they are fully in support of Governor Wike.

He said that the Ogu/Bolo land by their mass mobilisation have shown they are committed to stopping the wind of destruction represented by the APC.

Former Commissioner and Rivers State Abuja Liaison Officer, Hon Vincent Nemieboka said that the people will deliver the area to the PDP because of the achievements of Governor Wike

Chairman of PDP in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area , Engr Arnold Davids said that the Local Government Area is the heartbeat of PDP in the state . He assured that all PDP candidates will win their respective elections

According to him, all the APC members in the area defected to the PDP and declared their support for the re-election of Governor Wike.

Former Leader of Ogu/Bolo APC, Mr Tamuno Jonah said his defection is home coming and aimed to consolidate the re-election process for the Rivers State Governor.

 

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Atiku/Okowa Campaign Is Focused On The Rescue Nigeria Project

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AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

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Our attention has been drawn to a press statement by Chief Chinemerem Madu, a NEC member of our dear party of an alleged plan by some persons both within and outside the party to conduct press conference or issue a press release, calling for the removal or resignation of the National Chairman of our great party.

Whatever the plans are, they are intended, in the statement of Chief Chinemerem, to create a distraction from the collective efforts by the party and its members to execute a rescue Nigeria project.

Our campaign council members were inaugurated today during the launching of books about our flag bearer, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar. For all intent and purposes, we are set to commence our campaigns from today (Wednesday), hence the alleged plan to destabilize the efforts.

The kickoff drew large support and participation of our members as well as willing Nigerians with renewed resolve to work towards delivering on our mandate. Make no mistake, as a party we have moved on to what is ahead of us and refused to be distracted by any unnecessary distraction or drama.

We call on our members to be aware of what lies ahead of us, the energy and enthusiasm it requires to execute with passion and precision the project that lies ahead. The promise of our ticket to the Nigerian people is quite clear and is designed to lead this country out of the doldrums.

Our members at all levels are called upon to embark on community mobilisation and engage various groups as we look to win the undecided voters.

The stakes are high; there is no sitting on the fence. As Nigerians go to the polls they would decide on their choices along the lines of superior promise on security, education, infrastructure, unity, economy etc.

Pundits, experts are of the opinion that our candidate presents the best alternative for Nigeria. Our economic blueprint is adjudged as the best by experts and professionals. We are committed to this onerous task.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria and grant us a successful campaign

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2023 Presidential Campaign: Atiku Appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, Others as Special Advisers

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AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

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Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has made key appointments of Special Advisers aimed at strengthening his presidential campaign team.

The appointees are former Senate Presidents, Dr. Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy to the presidential candidate and Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser.

Also appointed as Special Advisers to the candidate are former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere.

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus was also appointed as Technical Adviser to the presidential candidate. 

The appointments are to take immediate effect.

Atiku Abubakar charged the appointees to use their vast political experiences in ensuring that the PDP presidential campaign records resounding success in the 2023 election.

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APC should focus on its frailties

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Reading through a disingenuous press release by the APC Presidential Campaign Council on issues pertaining to developments within the PDP comes across as a laughable work of an interloper. 

The release is disingenuous because it lacks any merit of a reasonable, intellectual riposte.  Rather, it exposes the APC and its presidential candidate as a bunch of busy bodies who, rather than focus on the burden of credibility that continues to dog their campaign, are poking their nose into minor internal issues of the PDP.

Well, since the APC Presidential Campaign Organization seems to have woken up from their state of hibernation, it is good to remind them that there are pending questions about the social and educational history of their candidate that Nigerians want answers to.

We shall be kind enough to remind the APC that when, in the next few days, campaigns begin in earnest, Nigerians will require answers to some weighty character questions about their candidate and, rather than expend precious time on what is never their business, should use the remaining few days judiciously.

Secondly, whatever is happening in the PDP is a conversation among leaders of the party and that, in itself, is a reflection of the PDP, as a living and engaging political party. The conversation in the PDP is all about consensus building, which in itself is a major ingredient for peace and unity. 

The PDP, as a truly democratic party, understands that democracy is a lively concept because it allows for people to express their opinions and, it is within that understanding that everyone becomes part of the process.

The same, of course, cannot be said of the APC where what exists is at best graveyard peace. It is on record that in the seven years and more that the APC has been in power and with the attendant hardship that the party has foisted on the ordinary people of Nigeria, the candidate of the APC, former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu had not for one single time stood on the side of the people. 

And, that is so for the obvious reason that the presidential candidate of the APC considers his poorly conceived presidential ambition more important than the adversity that his party has unleashed on a vast majority of Nigerians. We wish to remind the APC that its presidential candidate has to own the failures of the party in the last seven plus years. He should also know that Nigerians will not reward their failure with nothing less than a resounding loss in the election.

Tinubu and the APC ma lu’le!

It is important to let Tinubu and his paid agents know that what obtains in the PDP is not the mundane stoicism that the APC is known for. 

Indeed, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar has established credibility before the masses of this country that he is one patriot who can be counted on to stand by the side of the people – even when the times are hard.

Atiku is a democrat to the core and that is evident in the way that he continues to carry on with the responsibility of ensuring that the PDP rescues Nigeria from the stranglehold of the APC in the next year’s general election.

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