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Edo Guber: LP Begins Screening Of Candidates Ahead Of Wards, LGs Delegates Congress

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The Edo State chapter of Labour Party, LP, on Wednesday commenced the screening of candidates for ward delegates congress ahead of the February 24, governorship primary of the party

Speaking with newsmen in Benin City during the screening exercise held at the party Secretariat, the State Chairman of the party, Kelly Ogbaloi, said the screening was to ensure a fair process for the emergence of delegates for the party’s primary.

Ogbaloi who is also the chairman of the 10-man screening committee for the ward delegates congress, said two delegates would be elected in each of the 192 wards in the state.

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He said the ward delegates congress is slated for Sunday, February 18 while the local government delegates congress is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2024 respectively.

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We want those who will eventually become the delegates of our party, who will contest it to be screened and be sure that they are competent in character and otherwise for them to be in the congress and eventually in the election of delegates that will come to the primary”, he said.

He added that the two elected delegates from the ward congress will nominate seven delegates each from the 18 local government across the state.

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He said the function of ward delegates will end at the election of the seven local government delegates congress, as it is the only seven delegates that would participate at the governorship primary.

Ogbaloi explained that those to participate at the ward delegates congress will pay N5,000 while those for the local government are to pay N10,000.

On his part, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Sam Uroupa explained that the screening exercise was to ensure that the process was not hijacked by political godfathers.

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Uropa, who is the spokesman of the party in the state added that there would be no statutory or super delegates for the primary election.

The screening is both for the ward and local government delegates for the primary of our party. It is primarily to ensure that those screened are eligible to qualify for our party delegate congresses.

“The criteria here is that, a person must be a card carrying member with full financial commitment to the party. That means, he or she must be paying his or her party dues and also working for the interest of the party.

“We required items like LP Identify Card, Voters Card among others to be a bonafide member of the party.”

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He, however, assured that the entire primary would be free, fair and credible.

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Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized two terrorists and recovered arms in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the terrorists were on transit to cause havoc in the area.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna,” the statement read.

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The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

“The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general.

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“The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.”

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Video: Moment Pastor Enenche Sent Lady Away For Giving False Testimony On The Altar

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A video of popular Nigerian clergyman, Paul Eneche, calling out a woman for sharing a false testimony has made the rounds on social media.

The woman who attends his church in Abuja was on the altar to share her testimony of how God made her the “only graduate in her family.”

Worried by her command of English. the cleric asked the lady what degree did graduated with and she said ‘’Law”. Prodding further, the cleric asked her what kind of Law degree, the lady answered ‘’B.Sc in Law”

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He asked that the lady leave the altar and warned his members never to come to the altar to lie about a “testimony.”

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JUST IN: DSS Arrests El-Rufai’s Political Ally Over Post On Gov Sani

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Aisha Galadima, a strong political ally of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has been arrested in Kaduna.

The arrest, a source told DAILY POST, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticizing Governor Uba Sani.

The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, from her residence on Sunday afternoon.

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The development was confirmed by one of her brothers, who said, “Aisha has just been arrested by DSS at her Tudun Wada residence in Kaduna.”

 

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