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Delta 2023: Omo-Agege Picks Running Mate

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Deputy Senate President and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has picked immediate past Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Friday Osanebi as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.

Omo-Agege, in a statement, said Osanebi emerged from a painstaking internal vetting process in which many notable and highly qualified Deltans were also considered.

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The statement read in parts: “It is my pleasure to announce to our people that The Rt. Honourable Friday Ossai Osanebi is my nominated running mate and the Deputy Governorship candidate of APC for the 2023 Delta State Governorship election.

“This momentous decision is for the greater good of all our people and consistent with our unshakeable faith in the immense leadership strengths, innovative energies and resourceful spirit of the youths of this great country.

“He therefore undoubtedly fits perfectly into our ‘EDGE to BAND’ transformational agenda to reorganize our dear State. His life and beliefs clearly complement my vision of Delta State as a land of respect for and investment in all our people and their interests.

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” He brings huge leadership capital to the table in our collective quest to rescue Delta from indescribable governance rot and restore hope to our people.

READ ALSO: 2023: Why Omo-Agege Not Fit To Govern Delta – Information Commissioner

“May I quickly mention here that Rt. Honourable Osanebi emerged as our Deputy Governorship candidate from a painstaking internal vetting process in which many notable and highly qualified Deltans were also considered.

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“Our Constitution only allows one choice and we know that Rt. Honourable Osanebi is a great choice. Nonetheless, I am confident that with God on our side and by the electoral will of our people, each eminent Deltan who was considered in the vetting process will be given a chance to add value to public governance in strategic roles after the 2023 general elections.

“I am confident that working with the Rt. Honorable Friday Ossai Osanebi as our Deputy Governorship Candidate offers Deltans, especially our youths, a unique opportunity to repair our broken leadership foundations and Build A New Delta.

“This unique moment in our political evolution is clearly orchestrated by God Almighty for His greater glory and greater good of all our people. I humbly urge all our people to embrace this as our real chance for true greatness. We are marching towards the New Delta of our dream, and we are unstoppable.”

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Oshiomhole Was Favoured’, Edo APC Members Join Sen Alimikhena In PDP

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Senator Francis Alimikhena has led several All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The lawmaker represents the Edo North senatorial district in the National Assembly.

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In May, Alimikhena dumped the APC for the PDP where he won the 2023 ticket.

He will face ex-APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole who emerged as the party’s Edo North flagbearer.

On Friday, the defectors explained that they left the APC to join the senator because of “injustice”.

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They said the party denied Alimikhena the return ticket in favour of the former governor.

READ ALSO: Presidential Ticket: Ayu Speaks On Wike Allegedly Being In Court, Fingers APC 

Deputy governor Philip Shaibu said he was elated to reunite with those he had shared political journeys with in the past.

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You’re welcome to the PDP, together we will change the face of Edo North and the state in general.

“The aspect that gladdens my heart most is the invitation to Edo North to witness a tsunami of defection that will coast PDP to victory at all levels in 2023,” he said.

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Presidential Ticket: Ayu Speaks On Wike Allegedly Being In Court, Fingers APC 

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The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyrochia Ayu said the All Progressives Congress (APC) sued the party and its 2023 presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and not Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, as widely reported.

It was on Thursday reported that Wike filed a lawsuit against Atiku, his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal; and the PDP over the party’s presidential primary, which was held in Abuja on May 28 and May 29, 2022.

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The PDP has been engulfed in a cold war since the emergence of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the party’s vice-presidential candidate in June.

Atiku’s poor handling of the process which produced Okowa as the vice-presidential candidate split the party into two blocs, with a group loyal to Wike and the others loyal to the party’s candidate.

Reacting to the suit, Ayu in a statement to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day, signed by his media adviser, Simon Imobo-Tswam described Wike as a strong party man.

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The PDP National Chairman also accused the ruling APC of using the governor’s name to institute what he described as a bogus suit against the party.

He described the alleged APC action as desperate and criminal.

The statement partly read: “While hailing Wike for promptly coming out to dissociate himself from the said suit, Ayu advised party faithful to be wary of APC’s divisive manipulations.

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READ ALSO: Presidential Primary: Wike Clears Air On Allegedly Dragging Atiku, PDP, Tambuwal To Court

“His Excellency, Gov. Nyesom Wike never took the party to court. It is the APC that did it. The first name in the case is a coordinator of the presidential candidate of the APC.

“We know very well that they don’t believe they can win any election. They have decided to divide you. But don’t let any APC manipulation divide you.

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“They are the ones sponsoring false stories of the crisis in PDP. PDP has no crisis. It is a united party.

“Anyone who thinks they can come and brew crises here is deceiving himself. They should wait for us till next year. In February, we will show them that they are the ones with crises.

“I want to make this clear before people start saying: Oh, Wike took the party to court. Wike is a strong party man.”

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Ayu said he was happy that Wike came out immediately to deny that he took the party to court.

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Presidency: Peter Obi Meets Moghalu, Reveals What Nigerians Should Expect Soon

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As part of his nationwide consultation, the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi met with Kingsley Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

Obi said he shared valuable time discussing national issues with Moghalu during the visit.

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In a series of tweets, the former Anambra State governor said he looks forward to collaborating with Moghalu.

He wrote: “Yesterday, I spent some valuable time with my brother and friend @Moghalukingsley and his lovely family. During my visit to him, we discussed some issues that are germane to national interest and nation-building.

READ ALSO: Why Peter Obi Deserves To Lead Nigeria – Baba-Ahmed

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“His views, as always, were lucid, concrete, and constructive.

“We have collaborated in the past on issues related to governance, and I look forward to our unfettered collaboration in the weeks and months ahead. – PO”

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