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……… We ‘Ve Not Forgotten Your Dark Roles As 1st Lady- Anambra North Elders To Ebele

Elders from Anambra North area of the state have queried the senatorial ambition of former first lady of the state Ebele Obiano for her recalcitrant roles in the past administration of her husband, Governor Willie Obiano

The elders under the umbrella body of ‘ Anambra North Elders For Good Governance and Quality Representation’, described the ambition of Mrs. Ebele Obiano, wife of former Anambra State governor as “an affront to the people of Anambra North as they have not forgotten the dark roles she played during her husband’s tenure as governor of the state.”

Specifically, the group, which comprises elders and prominent stakeholders in the senatorial district, accused the former First Lady of usurping the state powers having allegedly suppressed her husband throughout his eight years tenure in office.

Reacting to an article credited to one Chinedu Obigwe, the stakeholders, in a statement signed by their secretary, Chief Osita Ofojebe and made available to our correspondent in Abuja, described the writer as an attack dog used by Mrs. Obiano against personalities in the state whom she perceived as enemies.

They advised the former governor’s wife, who is now the candidate for Anambra North Senatorial District under the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to stop attacking personalities in the state, especially Senator Stella Oduah, the current representative of the district under the platform of People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the National Assembly, whom they described as a performing lawmaker and highly favoured to win the next election.

According to them, “in the history of legislative representation in Anambra North, Omambala, where the former First Lady hails from, has had the most senators, but there has never been a time, Onitsha North, Onitsha South or Ogbaru, openly conspired against their interest the way some in their fold are now busy conspiring against them.”

The group, in the statement titled: “Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano: An Unkind Joke Taken Too Far”, further accused the former governor’s wife for allegedly appropriating all executive powers to herself and by so doing, ensuring that all government functionaries were beholden to her.

The statement said Chinedu’s article would have been ignored, but stressed the need to correct his misinformation, stating: “ordinarily, it deserves no response owing to the character it pretends to support, but it is necessary to draw their attention to facts that are still fresh in their minds by reason of the lackluster years of the Obiano’s tenure in office.”

It reads in part: “It is no longer news that for the eight years Willie Obiano was governor, Mrs. Obiano was actually the de facto governor of Anambra State and she seamlessly achieved this by ensuring that her weak husband was always inebriated.

“She deployed this unsavoury strategy of keeping him constantly inebriated to completely assume the de facto position of governor because with time, people began to realize that her husband was not only too weak but that she was in fact, the power behind the throne.

“After successfully ensuring that her husband was looked upon like a weakling, Mrs. Obiano then proceeded to appropriate to herself all executive powers and by so doing, ensuring that all government functionaries were beholden to her.

“It was not uncommon to see contractors, commissioners and anyone desirous of getting favours from government, reaching out to her.”

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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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