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AAU: Rt.Hon Marcus Onobun holds Town-hall meeting with Management, Stakeholders and workers.



As part of giving account of stewardship and feedback from his constituency, the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun who is also the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) candidate for Esan Central, Esan West, Igueben Federal Constituency, on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with Management, Stakeholders and workers of Ambrose Alli University(AAU) Ekpoma.

The meeting which was summoned at the instance of the Lawmaker, was meant to brief the management and workers of his stewardship and to address salient issues been propagated by the opposition to tarnish his image and the school.

Rt. Hon Marcus Onobun, at the Ambrose Alli University(AAU) Auditorium expressed Joy at the warn reception by the School management and workers.
The Speaker said “I am not here to campaign but to give account of stewardship in the past 4 years.” He started by enumerating the functions of Lawmaker which are: Making Laws, Representing the interest of the people and Oversight Functions. This he said he has done and the impacts are ernomous.

He said in the past 4 years he has empowered over 600 youths in appointments and employments.
In area of infrastructural development the PDP house of representatives candidate said he facilitated the ongoing road construction of ihumudunmu- idumebo-ujemen-Iruekpen road, Construction of Otor Road, Construction of Oseghale road in Iruekpen, Construction of Isibhelua Road, Rehabilitation of Abhulimen, Dova, Oviasogie, Cele Church and Osebor streets in Ekpoma.

He went further to list construction of 3 blocks of classrooms in central primary school, Uwendova primary school, Emaudo primary school, Fencing of Imule ileh primary school amongst others.

On the lies and propaganda been peddled by the opposition against the school, the Speaker said, AAU in his time as Speaker will never allow any department of the school to be removed. He stressed that how can a school that is currently employing workers be said to be removing departments from the school? But rather, what the state government did was add to some faculties most especially in Engineering as the world now moves in the direction of techs.

The Speaker while stressing on the issue, said since AAU has only five(5) department in faculty of Engineering there was a need for more departments which will have their campuses in other part of the State as seen in other States but will be issued AAU certificate and the revenue generated will go to the School.

On the issue about College of Education in Igueben, he said as also been falsely peddled by the opposition that the school is about to be moved from Igueben, the Speaker said as efforts to manage resources in the State, the State government decided to merge all the Colleges of Education in the State to be one and having it’s Headquarters in Igueben while the annex campuses will be in Abudu and Afuze. This he said that having the Headquarters in Igueben is a plus to Esanland.

The speaker call on the good people of Esan Central, Esan West, Igueben Federal Constituency to be more united.

“I appeal to you people to be united and never allow any divisibility in your midst as those causing problems in Esanland are not from Esan neither are they Esan people, because no genuine Esan person will want to destroy Esanland with lies and propaganda for political scores.

” I also appealed to you people to turn deaf ears to the propaganda and lies peddled by the opposition for political gains and to support me to represent Esan Central, Esan West, Igueben Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the school Prof. Adagbonyi has expressed confidence in the capacity of the Governor of the State Mr Godwin Obaseki and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Marcus Onobun.

He said: “We are here today because our brother and friend who is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly has called to interact with the School Management, Stakeholders and workers, to give account of his stewardship

Prof Adagbonyi who Spoke at the auditorium said, Rt. Hon. Marcus performances as the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly has neutralised any threats from the opposition camps as he intends to represent Esan West, Esan Central and Igueben Federal Constituency at Federal House of Representatives. We are Proud of him and we’ll give him our support, He said.

Some of the workers who Spoke at the auditorium thanked the Speaker for coming to clear the air and put things in the right perspective, that they will take his message back home and informed their people of the true position of things. They promised to massively mobilize for him and give him their Support ahead of Saturday House of Representatives election in Esan West, Esan Central and Igueben Federal constituency.

Among the Speaker’s entourage were, Mrs Philemena Ihenyen, Hon. Monday Abulu, Mr Ehizojie Ihenyen (PDP candidate for Esan West House of Assembly) and Amb. Collins Aigbogun (Aka Abuja).

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ANTI PARTY ACTIVITIES: Esan Central APC, Suspends Nine Leaders, Appoints Bello



Nine Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Esan Central LGA have been suspended at an extraordinary meeting held this evening at Irrua, the LGA capital.

The suspended leaders include APC State Vice Chairman, Chief Francis Inegbeniki, Esan Central foremost Party Leader, Prince Willy Shaka Momodu, Ward Leader, Hon Abudu Ugbesia, among six others.

The suspended nine APC leaders are alleged to have held a clandestine meeting at a hotel in Eidenu, Irrua on the eve of the House of Assembly election and resolved to work against their party candidate for the House of Assembly election, Hon Victor Edoror. It is alleged that they were induced by the ruling party and their grand conspiracy to disallow Hon Edoror to get into the House and become the Speaker which might scuttle their agenda for Esan governor candidate from Esan Central LGA.

The meeting which was attended enmass by angry members and party executives of the party across the LGA appointed former LGA Councillior, and House of Assembly election aspirant, Hon. Bello Oyaziwolo, as the acting Leader, to oversee the affairs of the party pending the determination of the investigation into the degree of involvement of each of the suspended leader.

Interestingly, the Deputy Leader of the Party in Esan Central LGA and former Vice Chairman of the LGA, Hon Francis Ubene, was exempted from suspension because preliminary investigation revealed that he was in the meeting allegedly called by Chief Inegbeniki, but he refused to agree with their alleged plan to sabotage the election for Hon Edoror because according to him “I have forgiven him and if I have forgiven him, I cannot work against him or the party”.

Speaking with Hon Bello, after the appointment, the new LGA Leader said he was not interested in Leading the party for selfish reasons but would commit himself to helping the party rid itself of betrayals and inept leaders in the LGA and hopefully allow a free process to produce the next LGA Leader.

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Delta: Oborevwori’s Victory, A Turning Point, Says Ebireri



Media Consultant, Henry Ebireri, has urged Delta State governor-elect, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori to embark only on programmes that are genuine, attainable, purposeful, durable and people-oriented.

He also urged him to make a significant impact at improving the lot of the masses.

In a statement in Sapele, the media consultant described the March 18 governorship election in Delta State as ‘’’a turning point, a landmark in the history of the oil rich state’’.

He appealed to Oborevwori to steer Delta State in the needed direction.

‘’There is a very high expectation from the governor-elect by the people. He must direct his energy towards inculcating the spirit of self-reliance among the citizenry through economic and empowerment programmes’’

The media professional listed security, youth and women empowerment, agriculture, health, education, infrastructural development, industrial revolution, cultural and tourism rebirth,  communication and sports development as key areas to be addressed by the governor-elect.

The statement underscored the future of Delta youths infrastructure and security challenges.

He urged Oborevwori to be fair to all.

He also urged him to recruit only qualified, competent and meritorious hands to help him develop the oil-rich state.

 ‘’They should be people of integrity, honesty and trust. The team should comprise only tested, dedicated, loyal, courageous, selfless, focused and visionary men and women’’

Ebireri further commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his immense contribution to the political development of Delta State.

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Rejects INEC’s Declaration of Oborevwori As Winner of Delta Poll

A while ago, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Delta State announced Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, gubernatorial flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor-elect following the March 18 governorship election.

The declaration was made despite the myriad of infractions and acts of impunity on the part of the PDP in the course of the election. These were brought to the attention of INEC with incontrovertible proof.

The March 18 election was characterized by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression perpetrated by the PDP in the course of the election.

The fraudulent nature of PDP’s so-called victory are just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society. Most of those infractions are on the public domain and known to INEC officials and the security agencies involved in superintending the election.

In the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, the results pointed to an unequivocal rejection of the PDP. Of the three senatorial zones in the state, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in the Delta North Senate race.

It was an unadulterated verdict of Deltans on how they have fared under 24 years of governance of their state by PDP.

On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, governorship candidate of the APC in Delta State as well as the leadership of the party, unequivocally reject the declaration by INEC of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori of the PDP as winner of the March 18 governorship election.

We will challenge this fraudulent result using all legal means.

As a democrat and Deputy President of the Senate, Omo-Agege will explore all lawful avenues to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Delta State.

To the numerous supporters of APC and the entire public that share in Omo-Agege’s vision of building a new Delta State, we urge you all to remain calm, peaceful and law abiding.

I can assure all our teeming supporters and all Deltans that the PDP pyrrhic celebration of a stolen mandate will be short-lived.

By the grace of God and the clearly expressed wish of the people, this electoral heist will be reversed and Senator Omo-Agege will be sworn in on May 29, 2023 as the lawfully elected Governor of Delta State.

Sunny Areh
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy President of the Senate and Governorship Candidate of APC, Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

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