Ngige Wins APC Anambra Central Senatorial Primaries

Chris-Ngige1Senator Chris Ngige has emerged the winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State.

Receiving the nod of the members of the APC in Anambra to re-contest the seat in 2015, Ngige was a lone aspirant in the election in which he polled 1,832 votes out of the 1,834 votes cast.

Announcing the result, the Chairman of the party’s National Assembly Primary Committee, Mr. Gideon Sammau, declared Ngige winner and issued him the Certificate of Return.

Reacting to the unanimous vote cast for him, Dr. Chris Ngige expressed appreciation to the people for the huge support and assured them that the party would win many seats in the 2015 election, within the state and nationally.

Dr. Ngige said that he was humbled by their affirmation that he should re-contest, maintaining that APC was alive in Anambra State to win many seats in the 2015 general elections.

He said that in the spirit of the change blowing across the country, APC would change the national leadership of the country as the ruling party has failed the country in the past 15 years.

The occasion also presented an opportunity for the APC to admit new entrants into the party. They were mostly those who were aggrieved over the outcome of primaries from their previous parties.

Amongst them was the incumbent member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Afam Ogene, who left the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, after losing in the primaries.

House To Probe Minister of Petroleum Over “Suspicious Oil Deals”

The House of Representatives is set to investigate the Minister of Petroleum Resources,  Diezani Alison-Madueke over allegation of suspicious oil deals worth N59 trillion.

Speaking on a matter of public importance, member Representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency in Anambra State, Representative Victor Ogene accused the minister of impropriety and abuse of due process in the transaction leading to the sale of seven oil mining leases.

The matter was brought to the house following a petition by group from oil producing communities in Delta, who alleged that there was a deliberate exclusion of indigenious operators from the exercise.

Last week, members of oil producing communities in Delta state stormed the National Assembly to demand better control of the resources in their community.

They also protested what they described as the fraudulent allocation of oil mining leases.

During the protest last week, federal lawmakers from the senate addressed them and promised to take necessary action.

However, the matter was brought before the House of Representatives and they plan to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the allegation.

The House has asked members of the public to submit necessary documents to the committee, which has four weeks to conclude the investigations