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We Went Through Hell Under APC , Southern Kaduna Weeps,Endorses Atiku, Obi



“This election is fundamental to the Southern Kaduna people especially as in the past eight years our people have suffered untold deprivations and dehumanization from the exclusiveness and discriminatory practices of the present party and government in power.”

” Politically and economically, the Southern Kaduna people have benefited more from the PDP than any other party in the history of Nigeria.
“Nevertheless, given the strength of the emotions arising from the oppression, our people have suffered over the past 8 years, there is the tendency to align with the Labour Party.”

BY Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), in collaboration with Southern Kaduna Leadership Council (SKLC), have urged its members to vote enmass for Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi during the Saturday presidential election because of the untold hardship and marginalisation they have suffered in the hands of the current APC government in the state and country

The two Union leaders, Awemi Dio Maisamari, National president SOKAOU and Ishaya Dary Akau, SKLC Chairman, made the declaration at a press conference on presidential election position, held Thursday at SOKAPU Secretariat in Kaduna.

The duo said, after careful examination of the situation on the ground, they concluded that only Presidential Candidates that showed enough concern over their problems and those who visited Southern Kaduna and discussed with their people would be their choice.
Briefing journalists, the SOKAPU National president Maisamari said, “On the 25th February, 2023, Nigerians, including the people of Southern Kaduna, will be going to the polls to elect the Candidate that will be President and the Party that will form the next government in Nigeria.

“This election is fundamental to the Southern Kaduna people especially as in the past eight years our people have suffered untold deprivations and dehumanization from the exclusiveness and discriminatory practices of the present party and government in power.

“From the foregoing, the decision of Southern Kaduna people on the choice of Presidential Candidate to support in the 2023 general election should be guided by our historical experiences over the past twenty-five years.

“SOKAPU in collaboration with SKLC have examined the situation on the ground, and come to the conclusion that the Presidential Candidates that have shown enough concern over our problems and concerns are those who visited Southern Kaduna and discussed with our people.

“To this extent, the Presidential Candidates of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) came and discussed with our people and leaders, and were given the Southern Kaduna Charter for Socio-Political Engagement”, they said.

The national president therefore, reiterated that “the choice for the Southern Kaduna people is between the PDP and LP.

“In considering where to go, and which party to support, we take into consideration the fact that we have benefited more where we have been included in governance and decision making.

“Politically and economically, the Southern Kaduna people have benefited more from the PDP than any other party in the history of Nigeria.
“Nevertheless, given the strength of the emotions arising from the oppression, our people have suffered over the past 8 years, there is the tendency to align with the Labour Party.

“As leaders of Southern Kaduna, we take cognizance of the sentiments and emotions of our people over the suffering they have gone through.
“We have examined the balance of forces on the ground in terms of structures, spread, capacity of the party and candidates to win the presidential election, hold and use the power to include the Southern Kaduna people in government.

“We, as Leaders of Southern Kaduna are advising our people to vote for the Party that has shown us inclusiveness, and the Party that has the inclination, desire and potential to concretely address our cares and concerns”, he said.

SOKAPU and SKLC therefore, advised the people of Southern Kaduna to support and vote for the Presidential Candidate that has shown commitment and willingness to be inclusive and address our interests.

“Therefore we are calling on our people to come out massively and vote in the presidential election”, they stressed.
However, the Union leaders enjoined members to vote any candidate of their choice freely without any fear or intimidation, saying no one is under compulsion.

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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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