Edo PDP/APC Trade Words Over Obaseki’s 100 Days In Office

Godwin Obaseki, Judiciary, Executive, Edo StateThe achievements recorded by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in his first hundred days in office have continued to generate reactions from the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

Addressing journalists at the PDPs secretariat in Benin City, the Edo state capital, the Chairman Of the Party, Dan Orbih, said that the muted celebrations by the APC depicts little accomplishments.

Reacting to the statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, John Mayaki, said the concept of a hundred days in office was originally a PDP creation.

Obaseki was sworn-in as the Edo state governor, on November 12, 2016, at the expiration of the term of office of Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Seriake Dickson Takes Oath Of Office

dicksonGovernor Seriake Dickson has offered an olive branch to the opposition political party to join him in what he calls consolidation of his achievements of the first four years as Governor of the state.

He made this revelation at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa as he and his Deputy, Rear Admiral Johnson Jonah (Rtd), took the oath of office for another four years.

Governor Dickson thanked Bayelsans for the overwhelming support during the elections.

He assured the people that he would consolidate on the gains of his first tenure and also ensure more rural development.

He promised to do more in the areas of road development and electrification of communities yet to benefit from his light up the state programmes.

Chief Judge of the state, Kate Abiri, presided over the oath taking ceremony.

Members of the Nigerian Police who wore their ceremonial regalia performed the ceremonial parade while the Governor inspected the guard of honour.

The programme, which many say was well attended, had all PDP governors in attendance.

The acting Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the PDP, traditional rulers and other citizens were also present at the event.

Ekwunife, Ikeazor Seek APC Ticket For Anambra Central Senatorial Election

AnambraThe All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured aspirants vying for the Anambra Central Senatorial zone a free, fair and credible primary election in the state.

Two women are now struggling for the seat. They are; Senator Uche Ekwuinfe and the former National Women Leader of the APC, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor.

While assuring the candidates of a level playing field, the state Chairman of the party, Mr Emeka Ibe, urged them to ensure a corruption-free contest.

The contestants maintained that their participation in the election, especially the Anambra Central Senatorial election, had many implications, but all tilted towards improving both the quality of and attitude towards election in Nigeria.

The election is scheduled to hold on February 23.

Mrs Ekwunife had won the previous election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  but a court nullified her victory.

After the court’s judgement, she defected to the APC.

Mrs Ekwunife, in an interview with Channels Television on January 8, said she defected because the PDP’s senatorial primaries were shifted indefinitely in protest of the arrest of the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh.

Kwara APC Says Mrs Saraki’s Invitation By EFCC Is Political

SarakiThe Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the invitation of the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Comission (EFCC) as politically motivated.

They claimed that the invitation was made in order to ruffle her husband.

While addressing Journalists on Monday, the state Chairman of the party, Balogun Fulani Ishola, wondered why the invitation was not done nearly five years after her husband had finished his tenure as the Governor of Kwara State.

‘Selective Justice’

Mr Ishola urged the anti-graft body to come out clean and not mix the crisis at the National Assembly, involving her husband, with her personal life.

The State’s APC said that it took the intervention of elders of the party to stop the women in the state from expressing their anger over what they termed ‘selective justice’.

However, Senators of a group called ‘Like Minds’ in a statement signed by Senator Dino Melaye, said although they did not want to make any hasty conclusion, they were surprised that about five years after Senator Saraki left the Kwara State Government House, the EFCC suddenly realised the need to invite the wife for questioning.

They urged the Commission to perform its lawful duties without any form of external control.