Imo APC Leadership Crisis: Supreme Court Affirms Daniel Nwafor’s Chairmanship

 

The Supreme Court has affirmed Daniel Nwafor as the authentic Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo State.

A five-man panel of justices of the apex court led by Justice Kayode Ariwola, delivered the judgement on the merit of a suit that was seeking to set aside the judgement of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which sacked Mr Nwafor as the Chairman of the APC in Imo state.

The ruling APC had through its lawyer, Robert Emukpoeruo, SAN, contended that the appellate court erred in law when it okayed Nwafor’s removal, based on a pre-election matter that was lodged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by one of its chieftains in the state.

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Earlier, an Abuja High Court had in a ruling by Justice Othman Musa delivered on July 20, 2020, ordered Nwafor not to enforce or give effect to a 2018 judgement of the court that recognised him as Chairman of APC in Imo state, pending the determination of the appeal that was filed by the party.

Justice Musa had stated that the crux of the appeal by the APC was that at the time the court entertained the suit that led to the judgement that recognized Nwafor as its Chairman in Imo, it was more than 14 days from the date it held congresses in the state.

Consequently, while granting an order to set aside the judgement, Justice Musa issued an injunctive order that restrained Nwafor from functioning as chairman, pending the determination of the case, an order that now has been superseded by the Supreme Court’s judgment.

Following the victory at the apex court today, Mr Daniel Nwafor addressed the media declaring that his faction is the only one recognized by law and as such, all the activities carried out by the caretaker committee including especially the election of delegates for all positions in the current party primaries process are null and void.

He advice the party to immediately recognize his chairmanship and authority within his purview, lest the party risks not having any National and State Assembly members come 2023.

Alleged N96bn Fraud: Amaechi To Appear Before Wike’s Commission Of Inquiry

 

Presidential aspirant under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Amaechi, will now have to appear before a Commission of Inquiry in Rivers State, where he would answer to allegations regarding his involvement in a N96 billion fraud levelled against him by Governor Nyesom Wike. 

Upon resuming office as governor, Wike constituted a 7-man panel to probe Amaechi, seeking to ascertain how his predecessor had spent a whooping N96 billion which was allegedly withdrawn from the treasury of the state government during his tenure.

The Commission was also to take a critical look into the alleged sales of valuable assets belonging to Rivers State, during the period of Mr Amaechi’s tenure.

Listed assets as specified by the Wike-led government include but are not limited to the Omoku Gas Turbine, Afam Gas Turbine, Trans Amadi Gas Turbine, Eleme Gas Turbine, Olympia Hotel and the award of contract for the execution of Mono Rail Project.


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Riled by his successor’s brazen move, Amaechi approached the courts, praying that they prohibit Wike from investigating his eight-year tenure as governor of Rivers.

The appeal lingered in the courts for quite a while,  with the High Court of Rivers State and the Court of Appeal, dismissing the former governors suit and prompting him to seek respite in the Supreme Court.

However, a ruling by the apex court today, dismissed the former minister’s plea, thereby, establishing that Amaechi will have to appear before the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice George Omereji.

NUT President Defeats Senate Majority Leader, Clinches APC Governorship Ticket In Kebbi

 

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Deputy President of NLC, Dr. Nasir Idris has been elected Governorship Candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi state.

Nasir Idris garnered one thousand and fifty five (1055) votes to defeat two other contestants at the party’s primary election in Birnin Kebbi.

The chairman of the APC Kebbi governorship primaries (National Secretariat), Hon. Idris Yahuza Ya’akub, declared the outcome of the election in the early hours of Friday.

Senate Majority Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi who was one of the contestants, scored zero vote while the third aspirant, retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Abubakar Mallam secured thirty five votes.

In his acceptance speech, the APC governorship candidate, Dr. Nasir Idris, commended Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for making it possible for the party to conduct the primary election, smoothly, peaceful, hitch free and transparent.


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Dr. Nasir thanked all delegates, APC Members and people of Kebbi State for entrusting him with the leadership position which will entail steering the affairs of the state if elected governor.

He pledged to build upon the foundation of societal progress already laid by Governor Bagudu.

In his remark, the chairman of the state’s committee for the primary election, General Muhammad Magoro, thanked the governor for providing the necessary moral and material support that led to the success of the exercise.

Similarly, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, described the elected APC governorship candidate as a person with the ‘ability and capability’ to excel.

The minister commended other contestants for their spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the result of the primary election.

Abubakar Malami also thanked Governor Bagudu for being a pillar of democracy in Kebbi State and Nigeria, noting that he has helped to strengthen APC as a political party.

One of the gubernatorial aspirants, retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Abubakar Gari Mallam, while accepting the results in good faith, was of the opinion that God gives power to who he wills.

Gari who is the Shattiman Gwandu, was full of praises for the governor, and thanked him for making the process peaceful, credible, transparent and democratic.

He congratulated the winner Dr. Nasir Idris, pledging to give him the necessary support to secure victory at the 2023 elections.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Bagudu thanked all those who made contribution or played an active role in the peaceful and hitch-free conduct of the governorship primary election.

Bagudu said the the process portrayed Kebbi State as a shinning example of democracy, tranquility and togetherness.

The governor specifically thanked the Minister of Justice, the state’s main committee led by General Magoro, and the monitoring committee from the APC National Secretariat led by Barrister Idris Yahuza Yaakubu.

He also thanked the INEC officials present, the security agencies, and Kebbi State APC Executive members led by the chairman, Abubakar Kana. The media and delegates were not left, as the governor thanked all for striving to make the event a huge success.

Governor Bagudu while speaking to the elected APC governorship candidate, told him that leadership is a burden which demands perseverance, goodwill and absolute service to humanity.

Bagudu described Idris’ election as the will of God.

He affirmed his commitment to working towards the victory of Dr. Idris as governor and the triumph of the APC in all forthcoming polls.

Alleged N96bn Fraud: Supreme Court Dismisses Amaechi’s Appeal, Orders Him To Pay Wike N1m

 

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by an ex-Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi seeking to stop his probe over an alleged N96 billion fraud.

In a lead judgment prepared by Justice Amina Augie but read by Justice Adamu Jairo, the apex court dismissed the appeal of Mr Amaechi on grounds that the issue of not being given a fair hearing does not arise as no one is on trial.

The move by Rivers State is a panel of enquiry into the alleged fraud.

Mr Amaechi had prayed the apex court to prohibit Governor Nyesom Wike from investigating his eight-year tenure as the executive governor of the state.

The former governor predicated his opposition to probe on the ground that it was aimed at witch-hunting him, embarrassing him, humiliating him, and to as well disgrace him in view of his political differences with his successor.

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Governor Wike constituted a seven-man through his counsel and insisted that the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice George Omereji was to look into how N96b was allegedly withdrawn from the Treasury of the state government and how it was expended.

The court also ordered Mister Amaechi to pay the sum of one million Naira to Governor Wike as a cost.

With the final decision of the Apex court, Amaechi will be made to appear before the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice George Omereji to give an account of how N96B was allegedly withdrawn from the Treasury of the state government and how it was expended.

The Commission of Inquiry inaugurated by governor Nyesom Wike is to look into the lawful or otherwise of the alleged sales of valuable assets of the state.

The listed valuable assets are Omoku Gas Turbine, Afam Gas Turbine, Trans Amadi Gas Turbine, Eleme Gas Turbine, Olympia Hotel, and the award of contract for the execution of the monorail project.

FG Slams 23-Count Charge Against Osinachi’s Husband, Nwachukwu

A photo combination of a police crested vest and the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.

 

The Attorney-General of the Federation has filed 23-count charges against Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel artist, Osinachi, who died in April after she was allegedly assaulted by her spouse.

He was charged under sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code which is punishable with death.

The case with charge number, CR/199/2022, was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on May 20, 2022, by the Head, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Yewande Gbola-Awopetun.

The prosecutor accused the defendant of forcefully ejecting the deceased from the family home, contrary to the VAP Act, adding that he also attempted culpable homicide by pushing Osinachi out of a moving vehicle.

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The Federal Government further alleged that the defendant deprived the deceased of her personal liberty by restraining her movement and locking her up in the house.

Nwachukwu was equally accused of emotional, verbal and psychological abuse contrary to section 14(1) of the VAP Act, 2015.

The defendant was said to have denied Osinachi access to her money for medication and household necessities and forced her into begging and borrowing.

The charge further alleges that Osinachi’s husband forcefully isolated and separated her from her family by preventing the deceased’s mother and siblings from visiting her matrimonial home.

Nwachukwu was similarly accused of cruelly beating the children and recording their cry and playing it on his phone, noting that he threatened the children and prevented them from reporting the acts of domestic violence against their mother to his pastor, Dr Paul Enenche or any other person.

One of the count reads, “That you Peter Nwachukwu, 56, male, on the 8th of April, 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an offence to with: culpable homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu by your various acts of violence and aggravated assault with the knowledge that her death would be the probable consequence of your acts.”

Another count reads, “Statement of offence: Emotional, verbal and psychological abuse contrary to section 14(1) of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.

“Particular of offence: That you, Peter Nwachukwu, male, sometime between 14th November 2009 and April 2022 at Aco Estate, opposite police station, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did commit an offence to wit: emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on Mrs Osinachi Nwachukwu (deceased) by humiliating her and making utterances like ‘you are smelling,’ ‘you are mad,’ to her in the presence of her music crew members.”

Channels Television had earlier reported that the popular Nigerian gospel singer who came into the limelight with the hit, “Ekwueme”, which she sang alongside Prospa Ochimana, reportedly died on Friday, April 8 in an Abuja hospital.

It was not immediately clear what the cause of her death was, however, an autopsy was carried out by the FCT Police Command and the result was forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution for vetting and possible prosecution.

The police also did not give details of the autopsy, but there have been several allegations by family members of the deceased, including her children and other close associates, suggesting that the gospel singer had lived under the torture of her husband during their years of marriage.

This sparked public outcry and national discourse on gender violence, with the police arresting Peter Nwachukwu, the alleged wife beater, with deeper investigations being conducted.

During a meeting between the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Allali Baba and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen as well as the family members of Osinachi, the police boss assured that the matter would be investigated thoroughly and prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Supreme Court Dismisses Dakuku’s Appeal In N6bn Defamation Suit

 

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, in a N6 billion character defamation suit instituted against him by former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili.

In a lead Judgment prepared by Justice Amina Augie but read by Justice Adamu Jauro, dismissed the appeal ordered that parties should bear their respective cost.

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Mr Odili had in October 2016 dragged Mr Peterside to court demanding N6 billion as damages for character defamation.

In the suit, the former Rivers State governor had claimed that Mr Peterside during a press conference in Port Harcourt defamed him in his allegations that Governor Nyesom Wike’s Supreme Court victory was hatched by him.

This allegation was made on the fact that wife to Mr Odili is a Justice of the Supreme Court.

Take Battle To Bandits’ Doorstep, Matawalle Urges Military

 

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has called on the military to persist in taking the battle to the bandits’ doorstep as a major panacea to the lingering insurgency in the state.

Governor Matawalle made the inference when he received a visiting team from the Army War College of Nigeria who were on a study visit to the Operation Hadarin Daji in the state.

Matawalle was of the opinion that if the military adopts total pro-active measures, the issue of banditry in the state will soon become a history.

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“The tactics you supposed to do as at now is not for you to be waiting for an enemy to attack, is for you to take battle to their doorstep because Army are not supposed to wait for enemy to attack them, rather they take battle to doorstep of the enemy.”

He however, acknowledged that the Military is overstretched and also in need of more modern equipment at the moment.

“We understand that the Military is overstretched due to the multiple security challenges facing the Country as a result of which all the men in the service are currently engaged,” Governor Matawalle observed.

He however, advised that retired Military officers be re-engaged into the service while the Government further pursue its laudable efforts at acquiring more modern equipment to address insecurity in the country.

The governor while further commending the efforts Of the military in the state over the years, assured members of the Army War College that he will continue to give his utmost support towards their operations until peace is restored in Zamfara State.

APC Governorship Primary: Two Aspirants Reject Election Committee Chairman

A file photo of the APC flag.

 

Two governorship aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade and Biyi Otegbeye have rejected the chairmanship of the election committee and passed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman of the governorship election primaries, Wale Ohu.

The aspirants, in a press statement jointly signed copies of which were made to journalists in Abeokuta on Wednesday, also expressed reservations on the delegate list used for the exercise held at the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abeokuta, the state capital.

This was contained in a petition addressed to the National Chairman of the Party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

Akinlade and Otegbeye recalled that it was the same Wale Ohu who conducted the wards, local government and state congresses of the Party in Ogun, adding that the three congresses ended in controversies and deepened the cleavages within the Party in Ogun State.

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They also reminded the National Chairman that the outcome of the three congresses conducted by Ohu featured prominently before the National Reconciliation Committee of the APC that was then headed by Adamu.

“It was now surprising that the same Wale Ohu was again appointed to serve as the Chairman of the gubernatorial primary election in Ogun State.

“Our members who have bitterly complained about the partisan conduct of Mr Wale Ohu in all the congresses he had super-intended in Ogun State are therefore not comfortable with the choice of him as chairman of all the election panels.

“By his antecedent, we do not believe that he has the capacity to conduct an objective and impartial gubernatorial primary election.”

The two aspirants also complained that they were not included in the process of delegates selection for the primaries, alleging that only one aspirant collected all the delegate forms in the State.

They added that a few hours before the election, no list of delegates for the primary election was published nor did the Committee meet with them in line with standard procedure.

“The guidelines for the conduct of the congresses in the APC stipulates that aspirants should pay a prescribed fee for Delegate Forms, which we did but no forms were made available to us.

“Furthermore, only one aspirant collected all the delegate forms in the State, thus hedging the entire process in his favour. Your Excellency may wish to note that a few hours before the scheduled primaries, no list of delegates for the primary has been formally published nor did the Primary Election Committee members meet with us in line with standard procedures.

“This has spurred speculations that the list to be used for the exercise is a disputed list of delegates. Our members are aggrieved about it.

“Against this background, we wish to inform your Excellency that we have no confidence in the choice of Chairman of the election panel and have fears and reservations about the list of delegates to be used for the exercise,” the joint statement partly read.

However, both aspirants said they would participate in the primaries currently holding at the MKO Stadium in Abeokuta, the state capital.

NASS Laws Appear To Target Individuals, Not For Country, Jonathan Berates Lawmakers

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

 

Ahead of the primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed disappointment in the National Assembly saying the laws being made by the current lawmakers appear to target individuals, rather than work for the good of the country.

Speaking in Abuja at the official presentation of the book, Political Party Governance written by a former Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakili, Dr Jonathan said political parties must be allowed to adopt their own process of selecting and electing their candidates.

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He also berated those calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended electoral act for being ignorant of due process in the office of the president.

The former president’s comments comes at a time when pressures have been turned up to have President Buhari give assent to the amendment to current Section 84 (8) which avails delegates the opportunity to vote at the indirect primaries and national convention of political parties.

If the president declines assent, then statutory delegates, such as elected political office holders, political appointees, and executive officers of political parties will not be eligible to vote at primaries to nominate candidates for the 2023 general election.

Cocaine Saga: Kyari, Six Others Back In Court Over Drug Trafficking

 

Suspended police officer Abba Kyari and six others have been brought back to court to answer to drug trafficking related offences brought against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The NDLEA had filed eight counts of hard drugs trafficking against Mr Kyari, who is also wanted in the United States for his relationship with convicted fraudster, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas.

Those arrainged along with Mr Kyari include Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Sunday Ubua, Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.

Mr Kyari, before his suspension, was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police.

READ ALSO: I Didn’t Exonerate Kyari, I Only Asked For Further Probe – Malami

Lawyers seated as a hearing of the case against Abba-Kyari and six other defendants resumes at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Earlier, the once celebrated cop pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him, however, two of his co-defendants pleaded guilty to parts of the drug trafficking charges brought against them.

The defendants, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, made their plea at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Both men, who were the only civilians arraigned in connection with Kyari’s cocaine saga, were ordered to be remanded in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) till when the application for their bail would be heard.

Kyari’s bail plea was also previously denied, and as investigations intensified, the NDLEA was able to nab a suspected billionaire drug baron linked to the N3 billion Tramadol deal involving the embattled officer who was leader of Nigeria’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi said that the billionaire “was eventually nabbed onboard a flight to Abuja at the MM2 terminal of the Lagos airport, Ikeja on Wednesday 13th April”.

He added: “Investigations reveal he’s been a major importer of large consignments of different brands and high dosages of Tramadol Hydrochloride, ranging from 120mg, 200mg, 225mg, and 250mg, all of which are illicit.”

“This is in addition to operating 103 bank accounts, most of which are used to launder money.”

The suspect, according to Mr Babafemi, came under watch last year after five cartons of Tramadol 225mg were seized from his staff on 4th May 2021 when he sent them to sell to undercover police officers (unknown to Ukatu) from the then Kyari-led IRT of the Nigeria Police, Ikeja Lagos.

The price of a carton of Tramadol was negotiated at N17 million each as against the then black market value that ranged between N18 million and N20 million a carton in Lagos, the NDLEA spokesman added.

He said after the arrest of one of his staff, Kyari’s men were then led by the suspects to his warehouse where 197 additional Cartons of Tramadol 225mg were seized by the IRT Team.

The monetary value of the 202 cartons of Tramadol seized from him in one day was over N3 billion.

According to him, three weeks after the seizure, the Kyari’s IRT team transferred only 12 Cartons of the Tramadol with one truck and a suspect to the Lagos Command of the NDLEA, leaving 190 cartons unaccounted for.

2023 Elections: Peter Mbah Wins Enugu PDP Guber Ticket With Wide Margin

 

An industrialist and former Commissioner for Finance in Enugu State, Barrister Peter Mbah, has won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Barr. Mbah, who is from Owoh in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, won the PDP governorship primary election, held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, on Wednesday, with a wide margin of 790 votes out of the 807 votes cast by the delegates to defeat his closest opponent, Hon. Chijioke Edeoga, who scored 9 votes.

Announcing the result of the PDP governorship primary election, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee from the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) added that Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa scored 3 votes while Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Chukwunta Gilbert got one vote each.

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Prior to the commencement of voting, eight governorship aspirants out of the 17 contestants stepped down for Barr. Mbah and asked delegates who wanted to vote for them to cast their votes for him.

In his acceptance speech, Barr. Mbah promised to build on the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration and serve the people of Enugu State with “humility and moderation, openness and inclusiveness, and simplicity and forthrightness”.

The Enugu PDP governorship candidate expressed profound gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for enhancing the democratic process of his emergence.

He assured the governor that “posterity indeed will reserve a noble seat for you (Ugwuanyi) when the history of this state is written”.

Thanking the delegates and other party members for their overwhelming support and solidarity, Barr. Mbah applauded the members of the PDP Governorship Electoral Panel from the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) as well as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by the Enugu State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Emeka Joseph Ononamadu, for their immense contributions to the peaceful and transparent conduct of the exercise.

The Enugu PDP governorship candidate appreciated Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo for the fatherly role he played during his consultations, disclosing that “Jim as he is fondly called continues to remind us that this is a brotherly affair and this is what we are witnessing here today”.

Barr. Mbah equally thanked his co-aspirants especially “those eight aspirants who ceded their ambition for me” for their understanding, cooperation and sacrifices.

Commending the State Leadership of the PDP for steadily steering the affairs of the party seamlessly, the PDP governorship candidate went further to appreciate the security agencies and the Fourth Estate of the Realm for their contributions towards the success of the exercise.

Other members of the Enugu State Gubernatorial Primary Electoral Committee that conducted the governorship primary election at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu after the accreditation of delegates at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, were Duruiheoma Eze, SAN, Hajiya Fatima Usman, Mrs. Edith Ogbete, Prince Yandev Amabei, Hon. Sanusi Musa and Dr. Arthur Bruno Ekwelem who served as Secretary of the Panel.

Dignitaries that witnessed the event include the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu East Senatorial District and other members of the National Assembly from the State.

Others include, the State Chairman of the party, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, former Deputy Governors of the State, Chief Okechukwu Itanyi and Rev. Ralph Nwoye, Wife of Sen. Nwobodo, Mrs. Pat Nwobodo, members of the State House of Assembly, PDP candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Chief Engr. Vita Abba and Council Chairmen, among others.