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2023: Gov. Ikpeazu emerges PDP candidate for Abia South

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for Abia South Senatorial District seat in the 2023 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ikpeazu, the lone aspirant, emerged unopposed as the party’s candidate at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Chief Ndidi Okereke, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result, said 198 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

Okereke said Ikpeazu polled a total of 198 votes and emerged unopposed as the winner of the primary election.

Speaking after the exercise, Ikpeazu thanked the party leadership, and lauded the conduct of the election which he described as “clean and transparent”.

He said he was poised to evolve programmes and policies that would change the fortunes of Abia South Senatorial District in the days ahead.

Ikpeazu said he would deliver quality representation and protect the interest of the people, if he emerged winner at the 2023 senatorial election.

“I want to thank the delegates from the six local government areas and dedicate this victory to our statutory delegates.

“They have been excluded from today’s exercise not because of any wrong on their part but because of some laws that have not received assent from Mr President.

“I am particularly interested in women, youths and the voiceless. I pray that Almighty God will through the instrumentality of the mandate you have given me, the power, strength, opportunity and privilege to serve Abia South people to the best of my ability,” he said.

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Why I lost PDP primary in Kogi -Dino Melaye

 Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has blamed gang-up for his loss at the primary to elect the senatorial candidate for Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

It can be recalled that the lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, Tajudeen Yusuf, defeated Senator Dino Melaye to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial ticket in Kogi State.

Yusuf defeated Melaye, who represented Kogi West in the eighth Assembly with 163 votes as against 99 votes polled by Melaye.

In a rerun election held Tuesday in Kaba, following a tied result of 88 votes apiece for the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye after Monday’s delegates election.

Congratulating Yusuf, Melaye tweeted, “The primary has been fought and won. I congratulate Hon. T.J YUSUF and thank all those who voted in the first and second ballot for me.

“The gang-up is unimaginable but l give God praise. God bless you all. SDM.”

In Kogi East, former banker, Dr Victor Adoji clinched the ticket to fly the flag of PDP at next February’s general election.

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2023: Tinubu in distress, feels APC should reward him with Presidency – Okorocha

 

An All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, has said a fellow aspirant, Bola Tinubu is in distress.

 

Okorocha said Tinubu feels the APC should compensate him with the Presidency for his contribution to the party.

 

Appearing on Arise TV, the Imo West Senator said, “I think it’s just natural, and that everybody should know, and I don’t know what’s behind the mind of Tinubu but I respect him a lot, but I think Tinubu is in distress because he feels that it’s a time to compensate him on the basis of the role he played in the formation of APC which some of us were part of it.

 

“So, everybody has a reason why he’s coming out, and these things define power and strength.

 

“He [Tinubu] believed that he has made people and this is the time people should allow him or make him or something. More like a reward system.”

 

The former Imo State Governor stressed that the ruling party should zone the presidency to the South-East in 2023.

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Enugu Guber: Ekweremadu denies agreement on Peter Mba

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has denied ever agreeing to drop his guber ambition and work for Mr. Peter Mba.

Ekweremadu, who is in the Enugu governorship race, is currently in Court seeking to invalidate the list being used for the ongoing primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday, a former Governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo had said he met with the lawmaker on several occasions and that he had agreed to toe the path of peace and work with Mba, who he named as the right person to succeed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

However, Ekweremadu has come out to deny ever making such concession.

In a statement signed by Hon. Charles Asogwa, the Director-General, Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, he said Nwobodo’s claims should be ignored.

The terse statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a news report where a statement was credited to His Excellency, Senator Jim Nwobodo, to the effect that Senator Ike Ekweremadu has adopted and stepped down for Barr. Peter Mbah as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2023 general election.

“This is false and should be disregarded.”

It was reported that the PDP governorship primary election would hold tomorrow, Wednesday.

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2023: Tinubu in distress, feels APC should reward him with Presidency – Okorocha

 

An All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, has said a fellow aspirant, Bola Tinubu is in distress.

 

Okorocha said Tinubu feels the APC should compensate him with the Presidency for his contribution to the party.

 

Appearing on Arise TV, the Imo West Senator said, “I think it’s just natural, and that everybody should know, and I don’t know what’s behind the mind of Tinubu but I respect him a lot, but I think Tinubu is in distress because he feels that it’s a time to compensate him on the basis of the role he played in the formation of APC which some of us were part of it.

 

“So, everybody has a reason why he’s coming out, and these things define power and strength.

 

“He [Tinubu] believed that he has made people and this is the time people should allow him or make him or something. More like a reward system.”

 

The former Imo State Governor stressed that the ruling party should zone the presidency to the South-East in 2023.

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2023: Gov. Ikpeazu emerges PDP candidate for Abia South

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for Abia South Senatorial District seat in the 2023 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ikpeazu, the lone aspirant, emerged unopposed as the party’s candidate at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Chief Ndidi Okereke, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result, said 198 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

Okereke said Ikpeazu polled a total of 198 votes and emerged unopposed as the winner of the primary election.

Speaking after the exercise, Ikpeazu thanked the party leadership, and lauded the conduct of the election which he described as “clean and transparent”.

He said he was poised to evolve programmes and policies that would change the fortunes of Abia South Senatorial District in the days ahead.

Ikpeazu said he would deliver quality representation and protect the interest of the people, if he emerged winner at the 2023 senatorial election.

“I want to thank the delegates from the six local government areas and dedicate this victory to our statutory delegates.

“They have been excluded from today’s exercise not because of any wrong on their part but because of some laws that have not received assent from Mr President.

“I am particularly interested in women, youths and the voiceless. I pray that Almighty God will through the instrumentality of the mandate you have given me, the power, strength, opportunity and privilege to serve Abia South people to the best of my ability,” he said.

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2023: Dino Melaye loses senatorial ticket to TJ Yusuf in Kogi

 

A former lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to a serving House Representatives member, Hon. T.J Yusuf.

 

Recall that there was a deadlock in the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election where Dino Melaye scored 88 and TJ Yusuf polled 88 votes, which led to a rerun election on Tuesday.

 

In the rerun election conducted on Tuesday, Hon. T. J. Yusuf defeated Sen. Dino Melaye by 163 to 99 votes to pick the PDP ticket

 

Yusuf, while speaking after he was declared the winner, extended the olive branch to his co-contestants, urging hem to join hands with him to win the general election.

 

He commended the peaceful conduct of the primaries, promising to continue with his good work if elected at the general election.

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E.I 144 is in breach of Act 925 – Minority on declassification of Achimota Forest

The Minority in Parliament has asked President Akufo-Addo to revoke Executive Instrument 144 which seeks to declassify some portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu in a statement on Tuesday noted that Executive Instrument 144 is in breach of the provisions of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925).

He explained that per the Act, the regulation of land use and spatial planning in Ghana is not conferred on the President.

He contended that the President’s exercise of power for the issuance of the Executive Instrument 144 pursuant to section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157) is untenable as “Section 90(1) of Act 925 provides that: Where a provision of this Act is in conflict with any other enactment relating to land use, the provision of this Act shall prevail.”

“The Executive Instrument numbered 144, the Forests (Cessation of Forest Reserve) Instrument, 2022 issued “By Command of the President” and signed by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, claims to be made in exercise of the power conferred on the President by section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157). However, the current law regulating land use and spatial planning in Ghana is the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925). It is clear that Executive Instrument 144 is in breach of the provisions of Act 925,” portions of the statement read.

For this reason, the Minority wants the President “to do what is right and proper by respecting the provisions in the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925) and the letter and spirit of the 1992 Constitution of actually holding public lands on behalf of, and in trust for, the people of Ghana.”

“It would be in the President’s own interest and the interest of his Government simply to revoke the E.I. 144 instead of, once again, showing contempt for the laws of Ghana and the interest of the Ghanaian people,” the statement from Minority read.

The Caucus said Section 93(4) of Act 925 which relates to the change or use or re-zoning of a public space requires Parliament’s approval before such action. Thus, they believe once Parliament has not given approval to such action, government cannot declassify the Achimota Forest reserves land.

“Section 93(4) of Act 925 which relates to the change or use or re-zoning of a public space, states unequivocally that: “the change of use or re-zoning of a public space shall be subjected to approval by Parliament.

E.I 144 is in breach of Act 925 - Minority on declassification of Achimota Forest
Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor

“Therefore, besides the role of the District Spatial Planning Committee, Parliamentary approval is, therefore, a requirement for the change of use or re-zoning of the Achimota Forest Reserve area. Section 96 of Act 925 requires that the re-zoning to be done before Government can convey the land to any person.”

Background

Last week, the President signed an Executive Instrument to declassify the Achimota Forest.

The Instrument gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, stipulated that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve, pursuant to Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157).

The cessation, per that document, was to be effective on May 1, 2022.

However, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has said the government is not selling the land.

According to him, plans are rather afoot to upgrade the Achimota Forest into a world-class asset.

Addressing the press on Tuesday, May 17, the sector Minister emphasised that widespread reports about the supposed sale of the Forest are false and baseless, as government has no such plans.

“The government intends to enrich the Achimota forest, revamp it and hopefully, in the not too distant future, transform it into the likes of High Park of London and Central Park of New York, where Ghanaians can go and enjoy the beauty of nature and forest reserve as it happens in other parts of the world”.

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2023: Dino Melaye loses senatorial ticket to TJ Yusuf in Kogi

 

A former lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to a serving House Representatives member, Hon. T.J Yusuf.

 

Recall that there was a deadlock in the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election where Dino Melaye scored 88 and TJ Yusuf polled 88 votes, which led to a rerun election on Tuesday.

 

In the rerun election conducted on Tuesday, Hon. T. J. Yusuf defeated Sen. Dino Melaye by 163 to 99 votes to pick the PDP ticket

 

Yusuf, while speaking after he was declared the winner, extended the olive branch to his co-contestants, urging hem to join hands with him to win the general election.

 

He commended the peaceful conduct of the primaries, promising to continue with his good work if elected at the general election.

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2023: Gov. Ikpeazu emerges PDP candidate for Abia South

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for Abia South Senatorial District seat in the 2023 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ikpeazu, the lone aspirant, emerged unopposed as the party’s candidate at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Chief Ndidi Okereke, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result, said 198 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

Okereke said Ikpeazu polled a total of 198 votes and emerged unopposed as the winner of the primary election.

Speaking after the exercise, Ikpeazu thanked the party leadership, and lauded the conduct of the election which he described as “clean and transparent”.

He said he was poised to evolve programmes and policies that would change the fortunes of Abia South Senatorial District in the days ahead.

Ikpeazu said he would deliver quality representation and protect the interest of the people, if he emerged winner at the 2023 senatorial election.

“I want to thank the delegates from the six local government areas and dedicate this victory to our statutory delegates.

“They have been excluded from today’s exercise not because of any wrong on their part but because of some laws that have not received assent from Mr President.

“I am particularly interested in women, youths and the voiceless. I pray that Almighty God will through the instrumentality of the mandate you have given me, the power, strength, opportunity and privilege to serve Abia South people to the best of my ability,” he said.

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E.I 144 is in breach of Act 925 – Minority on declassification of Achimota Forest

The Minority in Parliament has asked President Akufo-Addo to revoke Executive Instrument 144 which seeks to declassify some portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu in a statement on Tuesday noted that Executive Instrument 144 is in breach of the provisions of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925).

He explained that per the Act, the regulation of land use and spatial planning in Ghana is not conferred on the President.

He contended that the President’s exercise of power for the issuance of the Executive Instrument 144 pursuant to section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157) is untenable as “Section 90(1) of Act 925 provides that: Where a provision of this Act is in conflict with any other enactment relating to land use, the provision of this Act shall prevail.”

“The Executive Instrument numbered 144, the Forests (Cessation of Forest Reserve) Instrument, 2022 issued “By Command of the President” and signed by the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, claims to be made in exercise of the power conferred on the President by section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157). However, the current law regulating land use and spatial planning in Ghana is the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925). It is clear that Executive Instrument 144 is in breach of the provisions of Act 925,” portions of the statement read.

For this reason, the Minority wants the President “to do what is right and proper by respecting the provisions in the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925) and the letter and spirit of the 1992 Constitution of actually holding public lands on behalf of, and in trust for, the people of Ghana.”

“It would be in the President’s own interest and the interest of his Government simply to revoke the E.I. 144 instead of, once again, showing contempt for the laws of Ghana and the interest of the Ghanaian people,” the statement from Minority read.

The Caucus said Section 93(4) of Act 925 which relates to the change or use or re-zoning of a public space requires Parliament’s approval before such action. Thus, they believe once Parliament has not given approval to such action, government cannot declassify the Achimota Forest reserves land.

“Section 93(4) of Act 925 which relates to the change or use or re-zoning of a public space, states unequivocally that: “the change of use or re-zoning of a public space shall be subjected to approval by Parliament.

E.I 144 is in breach of Act 925 - Minority on declassification of Achimota Forest
Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor

“Therefore, besides the role of the District Spatial Planning Committee, Parliamentary approval is, therefore, a requirement for the change of use or re-zoning of the Achimota Forest Reserve area. Section 96 of Act 925 requires that the re-zoning to be done before Government can convey the land to any person.”

Background

Last week, the President signed an Executive Instrument to declassify the Achimota Forest.

The Instrument gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, stipulated that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve, pursuant to Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157).

The cessation, per that document, was to be effective on May 1, 2022.

However, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has said the government is not selling the land.

According to him, plans are rather afoot to upgrade the Achimota Forest into a world-class asset.

Addressing the press on Tuesday, May 17, the sector Minister emphasised that widespread reports about the supposed sale of the Forest are false and baseless, as government has no such plans.

“The government intends to enrich the Achimota forest, revamp it and hopefully, in the not too distant future, transform it into the likes of High Park of London and Central Park of New York, where Ghanaians can go and enjoy the beauty of nature and forest reserve as it happens in other parts of the world”.

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2023: Dino Melaye loses senatorial ticket to TJ Yusuf in Kogi

 

A former lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to a serving House Representatives member, Hon. T.J Yusuf.

 

Recall that there was a deadlock in the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election where Dino Melaye scored 88 and TJ Yusuf polled 88 votes, which led to a rerun election on Tuesday.

 

In the rerun election conducted on Tuesday, Hon. T. J. Yusuf defeated Sen. Dino Melaye by 163 to 99 votes to pick the PDP ticket

 

Yusuf, while speaking after he was declared the winner, extended the olive branch to his co-contestants, urging hem to join hands with him to win the general election.

 

He commended the peaceful conduct of the primaries, promising to continue with his good work if elected at the general election.

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2023: Gov. Ikpeazu emerges PDP candidate for Abia South

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for Abia South Senatorial District seat in the 2023 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ikpeazu, the lone aspirant, emerged unopposed as the party’s candidate at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Chief Ndidi Okereke, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result, said 198 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

Okereke said Ikpeazu polled a total of 198 votes and emerged unopposed as the winner of the primary election.

Speaking after the exercise, Ikpeazu thanked the party leadership, and lauded the conduct of the election which he described as “clean and transparent”.

He said he was poised to evolve programmes and policies that would change the fortunes of Abia South Senatorial District in the days ahead.

Ikpeazu said he would deliver quality representation and protect the interest of the people, if he emerged winner at the 2023 senatorial election.

“I want to thank the delegates from the six local government areas and dedicate this victory to our statutory delegates.

“They have been excluded from today’s exercise not because of any wrong on their part but because of some laws that have not received assent from Mr President.

“I am particularly interested in women, youths and the voiceless. I pray that Almighty God will through the instrumentality of the mandate you have given me, the power, strength, opportunity and privilege to serve Abia South people to the best of my ability,” he said.

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Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

Findings of research have predicted a landslide victory for incumbent Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako in Ashanti Region during the upcoming Regional Election.

Chairman Wontumi, as he is affectionately called, is tipped to win by 57.8 percent with the closest rival gaining 36.5 percent with marginal increase of 3.6 percent.

The research led by the Director of Research at Kumasi Technical University, Dr. Smart Sarpong, sampled the views of 540 out of possible 869 delegates. It shares 6.2 percent of votes among the three other aspirants with a marginal increase of 1.2 percent.

The research grouped all forty-seven constituencies in the Region into seven clusters depending on their geographical location.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals
Director of Research at Kumasi Technical University, Dr. Smart Sarpong

Chairman Wontumi dominated four areas including the cluster containing the Afigya Kwabre area where the closest rival is popular among the delegates.

The areas include; Ejura, Konongo, Atwima and Bekwai clusters were all won massively by the incumbent.

Interestingly, constituencies within Kumasi are likely to be won by Odeneho Kwaku Appiah by 56.4 percent among Ahafo and Kwabre clusters.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

In the heat of the campaign towards the elections, some party members are attributing a dip in party fortunes in the Region in the 2020 General Elections to the incumbent Chairman.

But findings of the research have revealed otherwise, with majority of the delegates trusting the incumbent to lead the party in the bid to break the eight.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

“According to many delegates, Performance of the region in Election 2020 was more blamable on the national executive than the person of the regional Chairman. Very late release of Election logistics and negative influence of independent candidates are some of the causes” the research revealed.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

It further reveals, “all aspirants had good messages, but many delegates believe that Chairman Wontumi has the agility and resilience to overcome the machinations of the main opposition in Ashanti.”

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Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

Findings of research have predicted a landslide victory for incumbent Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako in Ashanti Region during the upcoming Regional Election.

Chairman Wontumi, as he is affectionately called, is tipped to win by 57.8 percent with the closest rival gaining 36.5 percent with marginal increase of 3.6 percent.

The research led by the Director of Research at Kumasi Technical University, Dr. Smart Sarpong, sampled the views of 540 out of possible 869 delegates. It shares 6.2 percent of votes among the three other aspirants with a marginal increase of 1.2 percent.

The research grouped all forty-seven constituencies in the Region into seven clusters depending on their geographical location.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals
Director of Research at Kumasi Technical University, Dr. Smart Sarpong

Chairman Wontumi dominated four areas including the cluster containing the Afigya Kwabre area where the closest rival is popular among the delegates.

The areas include; Ejura, Konongo, Atwima and Bekwai clusters were all won massively by the incumbent.

Interestingly, constituencies within Kumasi are likely to be won by Odeneho Kwaku Appiah by 56.4 percent among Ahafo and Kwabre clusters.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

In the heat of the campaign towards the elections, some party members are attributing a dip in party fortunes in the Region in the 2020 General Elections to the incumbent Chairman.

But findings of the research have revealed otherwise, with majority of the delegates trusting the incumbent to lead the party in the bid to break the eight.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

“According to many delegates, Performance of the region in Election 2020 was more blamable on the national executive than the person of the regional Chairman. Very late release of Election logistics and negative influence of independent candidates are some of the causes” the research revealed.

Wontumi to retain seat by 57.8 percent – Study reveals

It further reveals, “all aspirants had good messages, but many delegates believe that Chairman Wontumi has the agility and resilience to overcome the machinations of the main opposition in Ashanti.”

News Politics

2023: Dino Melaye loses senatorial ticket to TJ Yusuf in Kogi

 

A former lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to a serving House Representatives member, Hon. T.J Yusuf.

 

Recall that there was a deadlock in the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election where Dino Melaye scored 88 and TJ Yusuf polled 88 votes, which led to a rerun election on Tuesday.

 

In the rerun election conducted on Tuesday, Hon. T. J. Yusuf defeated Sen. Dino Melaye by 163 to 99 votes to pick the PDP ticket

 

Yusuf, while speaking after he was declared the winner, extended the olive branch to his co-contestants, urging hem to join hands with him to win the general election.

 

He commended the peaceful conduct of the primaries, promising to continue with his good work if elected at the general election.

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2023: Gov. Ikpeazu emerges PDP candidate for Abia South

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for Abia South Senatorial District seat in the 2023 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Ikpeazu, the lone aspirant, emerged unopposed as the party’s candidate at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

Chief Ndidi Okereke, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result, said 198 delegates were accredited for the exercise.

Okereke said Ikpeazu polled a total of 198 votes and emerged unopposed as the winner of the primary election.

Speaking after the exercise, Ikpeazu thanked the party leadership, and lauded the conduct of the election which he described as “clean and transparent”.

He said he was poised to evolve programmes and policies that would change the fortunes of Abia South Senatorial District in the days ahead.

Ikpeazu said he would deliver quality representation and protect the interest of the people, if he emerged winner at the 2023 senatorial election.

“I want to thank the delegates from the six local government areas and dedicate this victory to our statutory delegates.

“They have been excluded from today’s exercise not because of any wrong on their part but because of some laws that have not received assent from Mr President.

“I am particularly interested in women, youths and the voiceless. I pray that Almighty God will through the instrumentality of the mandate you have given me, the power, strength, opportunity and privilege to serve Abia South people to the best of my ability,” he said.

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NPP UK Branch elects new executives

The United Kingdom Branch of the Governing New Patriotic Party [NPP], has held an executive election to choose new leaders to steer its affairs for the next four years.

The elections, which was held on Sunday, 22 May, 2022, had Mr. Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong (Wofa K) being elected as Chairman.

Other elected executives are; Mr. Alex Mensah (1st Vice Chairman), Mr. Ibrahim Abdul- Mumuni (2nd Vice Chairman), Mr Otuo Acheampong (Branch Secretary), Mr. Charles Asmah (Treasurer), Mrs Patricia Achiaa Boakye (Daakyehemaa)- (Women Organiser), Mr. Richmond Kwame Boateng (Branch Organiser), Mr. Ike Prince Asante (Youth Organiser) and Mr. Issah Ayumah (Nasara Coordinator).

The UK Branch of the party is made up of London and all members from various Chapters which are semi-autonomous in their decision-making and resource mobilisation.

All the Chapters held their elections peacefully before the general Branch elections.

The new Chairman, Mr. Kingsley Adumattah Agyapong, takes over from Derrick Kwaku Nkansah, whose tenure has expired.

The leadership of the party said it was hopeful that the new leaders will help the mother party in Ghana as well as the government to achieve all of its election 2020 promises to breaking the 8.

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Enugu Guber: Ekweremadu denies agreement on Peter Mba

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has denied ever agreeing to drop his guber ambition and work for Mr. Peter Mba.

Ekweremadu, who is in the Enugu governorship race, is currently in Court seeking to invalidate the list being used for the ongoing primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday, a former Governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo had said he met with the lawmaker on several occasions and that he had agreed to toe the path of peace and work with Mba, who he named as the right person to succeed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

However, Ekweremadu has come out to deny ever making such concession.

In a statement signed by Hon. Charles Asogwa, the Director-General, Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, he said Nwobodo’s claims should be ignored.

The terse statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a news report where a statement was credited to His Excellency, Senator Jim Nwobodo, to the effect that Senator Ike Ekweremadu has adopted and stepped down for Barr. Peter Mbah as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2023 general election.

“This is false and should be disregarded.”

It was reported that the PDP governorship primary election would hold tomorrow, Wednesday.

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2023: Tinubu in distress, feels APC should reward him with Presidency – Okorocha

 

An All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, has said a fellow aspirant, Bola Tinubu is in distress.

 

Okorocha said Tinubu feels the APC should compensate him with the Presidency for his contribution to the party.

 

Appearing on Arise TV, the Imo West Senator said, “I think it’s just natural, and that everybody should know, and I don’t know what’s behind the mind of Tinubu but I respect him a lot, but I think Tinubu is in distress because he feels that it’s a time to compensate him on the basis of the role he played in the formation of APC which some of us were part of it.

 

“So, everybody has a reason why he’s coming out, and these things define power and strength.

 

“He [Tinubu] believed that he has made people and this is the time people should allow him or make him or something. More like a reward system.”

 

The former Imo State Governor stressed that the ruling party should zone the presidency to the South-East in 2023.