The 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.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
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.