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Angry Rivers Youths Destroy Statue Of FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike In Obio/Akpor Council Area (Photos, Video)

Angry Rivers Youths Destroy Statue Of FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike In Obio/Akpor Council Area (Photos, Video)

Supporters of Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State have destroyed the statue of former governor Nyesom Wike in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. Obio/Akpor is the local government area of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike. On Tuesday, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State directed the administrative heads of local governments to take charge of the councils and to await further directives following the expiration of the tenure of the elected council chairpersons and councillors on Monday. “Heads of local governments administration are hereby directed to immediately take charge of the councils and await further directives,” the governor…
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Board Appointments: Abia APC Write Tinubu, Reject Nomination Of Ohuabunwa, Others, Say Only Two Are Party Members

Board Appointments: Abia APC Write Tinubu, Reject Nomination Of Ohuabunwa, Others, Say Only Two Are Party Members

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abia State Chapter under the aegis of Abia APC Stakeholders Forum (AASF) have rejected all other nominees for appointments into the various governing boards/councils of Tertiary institutions in Nigeria except two nominations. The Forum stated that outside the former minister of state for science and technology, Chief Henry Ikoh and Barrister Chijioke Ikpo, the other nominees belonged to either the Labour Party (LP) or the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). To this end, the group has written to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, appealing for the withdrawal of the names. Signed by the former…
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ABIA:YPP Stakeholders Reaffirm Nwafor, Ukpai Ohafia As Leaders, Pledge Support For Tinubu, Otti, Orji Kalu, Ibe Okwara

ABIA:YPP Stakeholders Reaffirm Nwafor, Ukpai Ohafia As Leaders, Pledge Support For Tinubu, Otti, Orji Kalu, Ibe Okwara

Stakeholders of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), in Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency have reaffirmed support for its governorship candidate in the 2023 gubernatorial election in Abia State, Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor. The leaders unanimously adopted Chief Dr. Stephen Ukpai Ohafia as the leader of the party in the federal constituency through a motion moved by Pastor Success Okorie, with Chief Goody Imo seconding the motion. The stakeholders who spoke during an enlarged meeting featuring ward and local government leaders —which was powered by Chief Ukpai Ohafia pledged to support the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex…
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Otti Receives Two YPP Abia Assembly Members Who Defected To Labour Party, Says He’s Expecting Enyinnaya Nwafor

Otti Receives Two YPP Abia Assembly Members Who Defected To Labour Party, Says He’s Expecting Enyinnaya Nwafor

Two members of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the Abia State House of Assembly have decamped to the ruling Labour Party (LP) in the State. The decampees, Hon. Iheanacho Nwogu, representing Osisioma North State Constituency and Hon. Fine Ahuama, representing Osisioma South State Constituency, said leaving their former party will enable them join the Governor in deepening democracy at the grassroots for the benefit of their constituents. Honourables Nwogu and Ahuama spoke on Tuesday evening, when they visited Governor Otti at the Presidential Lodge inside the Government House, Umuahia. They were led on the visit by the House Majority…
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2027: Atiku, Peter Obi, Saraki, Lamido Begin Alliance Talks

2027: Atiku, Peter Obi, Saraki, Lamido Begin Alliance Talks

Ahead of the 2027 election, moves towards a political alliance between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, came to the fore yesterday. This followed Obi’s surprise visit to Atiku, who the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Besides Atiku, Obi also met two other PDP leaders, namely former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki and a founding father of PDP and former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido. Obi met the PDP leaders at their Abuja residences. Although details of what was discussed during the visits are still shrouded in secrecy, Atiku,…
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2027: Peter Obi Meets Atiku Behind Closed-door

2027: Peter Obi Meets Atiku Behind Closed-door

In a significant development, former Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, hosted Labour Party (LP) national leader Peter Obi in his Abuja residence. This comes barely 15 months after the last general elections that saw Bola Tinubu of All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged as President. “It was my honour and privilege to host Peter Obi today. -AA,” former vice president, Atiku Abubakar wrote on his verified Facebook page. The former Anambra governor is widely speculated as a top candidate for 2027 following his heroics at the 2023 elections. Both leaders, The Whisperer gathered,…
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Ike Okorafor: The Struggle for Political Integrity: My Resignation from APGA

Ike Okorafor: The Struggle for Political Integrity: My Resignation from APGA

The Struggle for Political Integrity: My Resignation from APGA By Ike Okorafor  In the pursuit of serving my community through political engagement, I joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with a vision to contribute positively to my constituency in Arochukwu. However, my journey was fraught with challenges that tested my resolve and ultimately led to my resignation. Upon my return from the United States, my aspirations were met with a disheartening suggestion to defer my political ambitions for a decade, ostensibly to amass wealth sufficient for electioneering. This initial setback was a harbinger of the systemic issues I would…
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Abia Voters Will Punish Defectors If They Don’t Give Reasonable Explanation For Their Actions — Etigwe Uwa SAN

Abia Voters Will Punish Defectors If They Don’t Give Reasonable Explanation For Their Actions — Etigwe Uwa SAN

Prominent legal luminary, Etigwe Uwa SAN FCIArb, has reacted to the recent gale of defections across political parties in Abia state ahead of the 2027 general elections. In a chat with The Whisperer on Thursday afternoon, Uwa said: “All those involved in the recent and ongoing avalanche of defections and those canvassing for disgruntled politicians to jump ship into their own political parties had better have some strong ideological or principle- based reason for doing so else they are all no more than deplorable political prostitutes! “The active defectors and the defection canvassers must be aware that we would ask…
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2027 Polls: National Youth Alliance Names Interim Executive Committee

2027 Polls: National Youth Alliance Names Interim Executive Committee

In a move aimed at harnessing the energy and potential of young people ahead of the 2027 general elections, the National Youth Alliance (NYA) has announced the appointment of an interim Executive Committee to steer its affairs for the next six months. In a statement signed by the NYA National Chairman and Youth President, Ambassador Aliyu Bin Abbas, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday May 7, 2024, this dynamic team of dedicated individuals will spearhead the organization's efforts to empower and mobilize young Nigerians to drive positive change. According to the statement, members of the interim Executive Committee…
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Political Chess: Ex–Gov Wike, Gov Fubara Resume Rivers Supremacy Battle

Political Chess: Ex–Gov Wike, Gov Fubara Resume Rivers Supremacy Battle

IN the run-up to the 2023 general elections, the relationship between Nyesom Wike, then governor of Rivers State and Siminalayi Fubara, the state Accountant-General, as he then was, was like that of a father and son. Wike, at the twilight of his administration, did everything to ensure that he installed a loyal successor, which he found in Fubara, against the wishes of many party bigwigs and faithful in the state, who argued that the latter, being a political rookie and having not contributed anything to the Peoples Democratic Party, should not have been given the plum job. Wike, however, appealed…
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