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PDP tasks police on professionalism, ahead of Imo guber poll

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PDP tasks police on professionalism, ahead of Imo guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tasked the police command in Imo to be professional, ahead of the Nov. 11 governorship election.

 

The party the gave advice in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba in Abuja on Tuesday.

 

Ologunagba alleged that there were attempts to use the police to suppress Dr Jones Onyereri, the state deputy PDP governorship candidate for the Nov. 11 governorship in the state.

“PDP also condemns the unwarranted use of security personnel by the APC in Imo to harass and intimidate opposition figures.
“The latest being is scandalous attempt by the APC to use certain police operatives to arrest and put Onyereri out of circulation ahead of the election, “ he said.

Ologunagba said that since the emergence of Sen. Samuel Anyanwu and Onyereri as the state governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the PDP, Gov. Hope Uzodimma and the APC had been unsettled.
He said that they were unsettled by the popularity of the PDP candidates and were allegedly employing ways including the use of state’s instrument to harass PDP candidates.

He added that PDP was also aware of other clandestine plots to use compromised individuals in certain institutions of government to raise trump-up charges, spurious allegations, bogus claims and smear campaign against opposition figures in the state.

“The APC must know that Imo State is a traditional PDP State; that the people have seen through APC’s antics and are now, more than ever before willing, able and ready to resist the APC and take back their State on the platform of the PDP.
“The people of Imo are solidly behind our Candidates, Anyanwu and Onyereri being confident in their experience, competence, capacity, resourcefulness, love for the people and deep intellect to rescue, revamp and make Imo State safe and prosperous again,“ he said.

Ologunagba said that no amount of suppression, intimidation and harassment of the people of Imo would detract them from expressing their determination to vote for the PDP in the November election.

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Gov Fubara presents list of commissioner nominees to Rivers State Assembly

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The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has presented a list of Commissioner nominees to the Rivers House of Assembly for their screening and approval. The nominees are scheduled to undergo screening today by assembly members loyal to the governor.

 

Public Announcement

 

The Rivers State House of Assembly hereby invites the following Commissioner-nominees for screening and confirmation as members of the Rivers State Executive Council.

1. Hon. Prince Charles O. Bekee
2. Mr. Collins N. Onunwo
3. Hon. Solomon Eke
4. Sir. Dr. Peter N. Medee
5. Hon. Elio. Tasie Arnadi
6. Hon. Basoene Joshua Benibo
7. Mr. Tambari Sydney Gbara, and
8 Dr. On Orluideye Chinendurn Chukwuma

Date: Tuesday. 21. May, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

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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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