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Abia North: Huge turnout for Sen Orji Kalu in Ohafia as Isiama, Ebem-Oha, Ohafor, others applaud his giant strides, reaffirm support for his re-election [Photos]

Abia North: Huge turnout for Sen Orji Kalu in Ohafia as Isiama, Ebem-Oha, Ohafor, others applaud his giant strides, reaffirm support for his re-election [Photos]

Some political wards in Ohafia Local Government Area, on Wednesday, joined others in Abia North Senatorial District to reaffirm their support for the re-election bid of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, National Assembly election. Kalu, who was in Ohafia South State Constituency for his re-election campaign, visited five Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) wards, namely: Isiama, Ebem-Oha, Ohafor, Amaibe Ezeoke and Owuwuayanwu. Receiving Senator Orji Uzor Kalu at Achichi Square, Elu Ohafia, the campaign venue for Isiama ward, the Chairman of the All…
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2023 Guber: Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Okey Ahiwe May Emerge Abia PDP Consensus Candidate

2023 Guber: Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Okey Ahiwe May Emerge Abia PDP Consensus Candidate

Ahead of the February 4 governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, there are indications the party may have fewer aspirants as consensus talks continue among the party's stakeholders. Okey Ahiwe, Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, this medium gathered, is the favourite to emerge as consensus candidate given the tremendous goodwill he enjoys from the governor. A member of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, confided in THE WHISPERER that PDP will do everything possible to avoid the mistake of the primary that produced late Professor Uchenna Ikonne. According to him, building an early consensus would make…
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Abia Guber 2023: My Governorship Will Not Be At The Expense of Ikonne’s Death – Bishop Emeka Nwankpa

Abia Guber 2023: My Governorship Will Not Be At The Expense of Ikonne’s Death – Bishop Emeka Nwankpa

Abia Guber 2023: My Governorship Will Not Be At The Expense of Ikonne's Death - Bishop Emeka Nwankpa Bishop Dr Emeka Nwankpa, the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, has revealed that his sure emergence as the Governor of Abia State will not be at the expense of the death of Prof Uche Ikonne. He said he was praying for Prof Ikonne's recovery so that they both would contest alongside others for God to choose best candidate among them. Addressing the party leaders from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state in his Umukalu Ntigha country home on Friday,…
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PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Arochukwu stands still for Sen Orji Kalu

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Arochukwu stands still for Sen Orji Kalu

Massive crowd welcomed the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Abia North Senatorial Candidate, Orji Uzor Kalu to Aro Ancient Kingdom, Arochukwu Local Government Area on Sunday for his re-election campaign. Obinkita town hall was filled to capacity as thousands of his supporters thronged the venue to lend support for Orji Uzor Kalu's re-election bid. The hall erupted into rapturous joy the moment Kalu made his entrance into the campaign venue. At Asaga Arochukwu, Senator Kalu arrived the village square to a tumultuous welcome. The huge crowd cheered him and chanted his name. Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Senate…
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Abia 2023: Rep Uko Nkole Buys PDP Gov’ship Nomination Form

Abia 2023: Rep Uko Nkole Buys PDP Gov’ship Nomination Form

Hon. Uko Nkole, member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency has picked his expression of interest and nomination forms for the upcoming governorship primary of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, sources have told THE WHISPERER. Though, Mr. Nkole is yet to officially make any statement on that, but a party source said the purchase of the forms on Saturday evening, makes him the first to officially do so ahead of February 4 primary. "He bought his form last night ahead of February 4. He is the first from Abia North and he is banking on Atiku and Ayu for…
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2023: Sen Orji Kalu’s endorsements soars as Senator rounds off Isuikwuato campaign tour at Ikeagha, Achara, others(Photos)

2023: Sen Orji Kalu’s endorsements soars as Senator rounds off Isuikwuato campaign tour at Ikeagha, Achara, others(Photos)

Endorsements for the return of Senator representing Abia-North, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to the National Assembly soared on Saturday as the Senate Chief Whip transversed through additional wards in Isuikwuato LGAs whilst engaging constituents on the need to cast their ballots for his reelection. While interfacing with the people, Kalu took stock of various infrastructural projects executed in their communities and gave assurances to construct additional routes. Kalu the candidate of the All Progressive's Congress (APC) got the backing of his constituents while making the final lap of his campaign tour of the 21 Wards of Isuikwuato Local Government Area…
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2023: Bishop Nwamkpa Reveals His Blueprint For Progressive Abia State

2023: Bishop Nwamkpa Reveals His Blueprint For Progressive Abia State

The reality is upon us for a new leader of conscience to emerge in Abia state. Most public officeholders buy their way into the office and instead of working for the people, enrich their pockets to the woe and detriment of the people. The 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended emphasizes that the welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of the government. When elected leaders strive to recuperate their investments and accumulate profit at the expense of the people, that section of the Constitution becomes a hoax, eroded, and rendered ineffective. But all hope is not lost. Every…
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2023: Sale of forms for Ikonne’s replacement began today — Abia PDP

2023: Sale of forms for Ikonne’s replacement began today — Abia PDP

The Abia State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday released details for the conduct of fresh governorship primary election in the state following the death of Prof. Uchenna Ikonne. Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had given the party 14 days to conduct another primary election based on the provisions of the New Electoral Act on the replacement of candidates arising from death. A press statement signed by Hon. Elder Abraham Amah, Abia PDP Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary, the party said the fresh primary will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 by 10:00…
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2023: Those contesting against you are wasting their time, constituents tell Sen Orji Kalu

2023: Those contesting against you are wasting their time, constituents tell Sen Orji Kalu

People of Abia North Senatorial Zone have lauded the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu for his effective representation in less than four years at the National Assembly, urging his opponents to withdraw from the senatorial race. The constituents expressed their appreciation on Thursday when Senator Kalu visited some wards in Isikwuato Local Government Area in commencement of his 2023 reelection campaign. The wards visited by Senator Kalu include: Ogudu-asa ward 5, Acha/Amachara ward 16, Ezere ward 2, Ovim ward 15, Imenyi ward 1, Imenyi ward 2 and 14, where the people maintained that those contesting against him…
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Ikonne’s Replacement: Ikpeazu’s Deputy Chief Of Staff, Olugu Kalu Ugba Denies Joining Guber Race 

Ikonne’s Replacement: Ikpeazu’s Deputy Chief Of Staff, Olugu Kalu Ugba Denies Joining Guber Race 

The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Chief Olugu Kalu Ugba has denied declaring interest to contest for the governorship primary of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State. Earlier today, posters bearing the image of the Ohafia born politician had surfaced on social media platforms, sparking reactions from Abians interested in who replaces late Prof. Uchenna Ikonne. In a telephone interview with THE WHISPERER, Mr. Ugba, popularly known as Ishi-bu-mba said: "Please kindly disregard the posters. It is not from me. I have not declared for the governorship race; I don't want to…
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