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PDP wins all senatorial seats in Bayelsa




The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared PDP candidates – Mr Benson Agadaga, Sen. Seriake Dickson and Mr Benson Kombowei, the winners of Saturday’s senatorial election in Bayelsa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dickson is a serving lawmaker, Agadaga is a former Chief of Staff to Bayelsa Gov. Douye Diri, while Kombowei is a former Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government.

The Returning Officer for Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Prof. Emmanuel Akpan of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa, declared Agadaga the winner of the senatorial poll.

He said that Agadaga polled 22,517 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sen. Degi Eremieyor of All Progressive Congress (APC).

The Returning Officer for Bayelsa West, Prof. Samuel Enahoro, also of the Federal University Otuoke, declared Dickson the winner of the senatorial poll.

He said that Dickson polled 27,231 votes to defeat his main rival, Mr Ayakpo Danyegha of the APC.


The Returning Officer for Bayelsa Central, Prof. Chris Onyema, declared Kombowei the winner the senatorial poll.
Onyema said that Kombowei polled 51,202 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Tiwei Orumiegha of the APC.

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I’ll Turn Ondo Into Another Lagos, Says Wale Akinterinwa Ahead Of APC Primaries




Wale Akinterinwa, a governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will turn Ondo into another Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, if elected governor.

The Ondo APC governorship primary election is scheduled for April 20 while the state-wide election will be held on November 16.

Speaking during his official declaration at the ruling party’s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday, Akinterinwa said he will make Ondo an industrialised state.

The governorship hopeful who had worked in Lagos civil service, said he would utilise the natural resources in the state to attract investments.

“We will turn Ondo into another Lagos state in terms of development because we have what it takes, in terms of coast. We must ensure that the port comes alive and that will be a game changer,” Akinterinwa said.


“But, beyond that, we also have the landmass and ought to be an agrarian state. So, we are going to take agriculture to the next level while we encourage and support the local farmers.

“We will also attract investors who will invest in agriculture so that we will be exporting finished products. We will not just be producing for the table but we will be producing for export.”

On security, Akinterinwa said his economic initiatives would get most youth employed and lead to reduction in the rate of insecurity in the state.

“For security, part of our challenges today is because today is because we have many unemployed youths. So, Amotekun founded by our late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South West governors will be strengthened so that with appropriate security in place, we can have development,” he said.

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Why I Ignored Labour Party National Convention — Peter Obi



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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023 elections has declared his stance on the recent national convention of the party that saw Barr Julius Abure emerge as Julius Abure emerge as national chairman.


Addressing Nigerians on X Space hosted by Parallel Facts on Friday, Peter Obi said he ignored the convention because the party leadership under Abure failed to do wide consultation with key stakeholders of the party before embarking on the said convention.

The former Anambra Governor emphasised the need for the right thing to be done to salvage the party, adding that he is more passionate about building a new Nigeria than building a new Labour Party.

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