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PDP Wins All Seats In Taraba LG Poll

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Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba have won all the chairmanship positions at the just-concluded local government council election that held in the state on Saturday.

 

Philip Duwe, chairman of Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), disclosed this on Sunday while declaring the results of the election at the commission’s headquarters in Jalingo.

 

Duwe said a total of six political parties contested for both chairmanship and councillorship positions across the 16 LGAs of the state, adding that the results of the 165 contested councilorship seats were declared at the various LGAs.

“This election was keenly contested by six political parties and the PDP has won overwhelmingly from the results here declared,” he said.

The results announced at the local government collation centres are legally valid and what we are doing is just to validate what has been announced.

“We are very grateful to the media for the objective coverage from the onset of this journey to this point.

“Despite the hard times, you have shown absolute commitment and resilience. You have served your fatherland excellently and you can hold your shoulders high.”
Duwe added that the commission would study reports of the electoral process from various quarters for a better performance in future.

“To assert credibility, we must get as much observation and criticisms of what we are doing and suggestions of ways we can improve,” he said.

“I led a team of highly respected journalists, election observers and other people to a polling unit and we did not see any election activity happening.

“This should tell you that we did not teleguide anything. Otherwise, I would not have led a team to such a place. So I must admit that this is a process and you can not have absolute control over anything.”
He urged those who lost at the poll to be patient, saying everyone has a duty to sustain the peace in the state.

“Those who have won, this may be your good day but be humble and grateful in victory. If you have lost, it could be a bad day but the bad days will expire. Be prayerful and focused,” he said.

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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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