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Gov. Mbah swears in 20 newly-appointed Commissioners



Peter Mbah

Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State on Thursday inaugurated 20 newly-appointed commissioners who would constitute the State Executive Council.

The governor, in his remarks, charged them to get down to work immediately as the administration was in a hurry to deliver on its campaign promises.

The newly sworn in commissioners were Prof. Ndubueze Mbah, Mrs Ngozi Enih, Mr Lawrence Ezeh, Prof. Sam Ugwu, Chika Ugwoke, Dr Kingsley Udeh, and Prof. Emmanuel Obi.

Other are Mr Okey Ogbodo, Dame Ugochi Madueke, Lloyd Ekweremadu, Gerald Otiji, Nathaniel Uramah, Dr Malachy Agbo, and Mr Aka Eze Aka.

The new commissioners also include Mrs Adaora Chukwu, Dr Martin Chinweike, Obi Ozor, Emeka Ajogwu, Chris Robert Ozongwu, Dr Felix Nnamani and Patrick Ubro.

The governor reiterated his commitment to the exponential growth of the state’s economy, speedy provision of socio-economic infrastructure, and human capital development in the state.

Mbah said the new commissioners were products of a painstaking search for quality hands to help his administration to deliver on its manifesto.

“We expressed a massive vision that would see us growing our economy exponentially. We also promised our people to eradicate poverty and want to make Enugu State the premier destination for investment.

“Those are laudable and lofty ideas. But when we made those promises, we needed a team that will convey our people from where we are today to that destination we want to take them to.

“For this reason, the process that resulted in your selection was quite rigorous and detailed.

“So, I want to congratulate all of you for at least making it on this list. In about 100 days from now, Enugu people want to turn their taps and see water flowing from those taps as we promised them,” Mbah said.

He said the government promised to make Enugu people have access to quality education and healthcare services as well as attract investments to the state which required the deployment of the commissioners skills.

“We are also making sure that you acquire those new skills that we need to fix the challenges of breaking new grounds of economic development and growth.

“So, your selection was largely driven by your track records, your experience, your background and it’s our hope that you are going to bring those experiences to bear and to work for the people of Enugu State.

“In this journey of greatness, growth and development, I look forward to working with you all to actualisae the Enugu State of our dreams, together,” the governor said.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Dr Martin Chukwunwike assured the governor that they would not fail him or the state.

“On behalf of all the commissioners, I say that we are very grateful and feel highly honoured for this opportunity to serve.

“And I will say that with all our hearts, we are committed to delivering an Enugu State of your dream and our dream and we will do all within our power, with unalloyed loyalty”, he assured.


APC To Yahaya Bello: Stop Confusing The Party, No Vacancy For National Chairman



Yahaya Bello Kogi state

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the immediate-past governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello that there is no vacancy in the office of the national chairman of the party.

The national publicity secretary of the party, Felix Morka warned the former Kogi governor to stop confusing the party, saying the position of the national chairman is currently occupied.

Morka handed down the warning while addressing newsmen at the national secretariat of the party.

The posters of the former governor were seen on major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), especially around the federal secretariat and on walls and fences of structures around the APC national secretariat along Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

The bold picture of the former Kogi state governor is adorned with the inscription, “APC Next Level. Alhaji Yahaya Bello as APC National Chairman. Leading the Change, Building a Stronger APC.”

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Edo 2024: Labour Party, Apapa Factions Clash Over Governorship Primaries



The Edo State chapter of the Labour Party has disclaimed purported guidelines and timetable for the Edo governorship primaries of the party issued by one Dr Abayomi Arabambi which is being circulated by a section of the media.

The Publicity Secretary of Edo State Labour Party, Comrade Sam Uroupa, in a statement noted that the said Dr Abayomi Arabambi is neither a member of Labour Party nor an official of the party and therefore lacks the locus standi to issue any statement on behalf of the party.

“The attention of the Edo State chapter of Labour Party has been drawn to the release of a purported time table of activities for Edo State governorship primaries which was signed by one Dr Abayomi Arabambi ahead the 2024 gubernatorial election.

“The Edo State chapter of Labour Party wish to state as follows: “That the national secretariat of the Labour Party has not released guidelines for the nomination of the party’s candidate for the Edo State 2024 governorship election.

“The said Dr Abayomi Arabambi who issued the purported guidelines and timetable for the Labour Party in respect of the Edo State Labour Party gubernatorial primaries is not a member of Labour Party and therefore lacks the locus to formulate guidelines for the Edo State Labour Party gubernatorial primaries and issue same to the public.

“The Edo State chapter of Labour Party has a communication channel with the national secretariat of the party and this imposter – Dr Abayomi Arabambi – is not in any way connect with chain of communication.

While appealing to the party’s governorship aspirants for the Edo governorship election, its members and the general public to disregard the purported guidelines, the statement assured that the public will be duly informed of the activities lined up for the Edo governorship primaries when the party national secretariat issues the guidelines and timetable.

“The general public will be duly informed through the appropriate Labour Party communication channel the guidelines and timetable for the party’s governorship primaries for the Edo State 2024 gubernatorial election when it is issued by the national secretariat of Labour Party.

“We appeal to all the Labour Party governorship aspirants in Edo State, all party members, our teeming supporters in Edo State and the general public to disregard the guidelines and timetable for the Edo State governorship election as issued by Dr Abayomi Arabambi as he’s not a member of Labour Party.”

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