A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has accepted an offer from the Governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to head his transition team.
Ezekwesili confirmed this via her official Twitter page on Thursday night.
“Governor-elect of our Anambra State Prof @CCSoludo wants a solid groundwork for his governance and has asked me to Chair his Transition Committee.
“I have accepted and will team work with my distinguished colleagues to help achieve his transition goals and competent governance,” she wrote.
Recall that Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, won the November 2021 gubernatorial election in the state.
Soludo, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance party (APGA), defeated his closest rivals, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Valentine Ozigbo and the All Progressive Congress (APC)’ Andy Uba.
New Nigeria That Works For All, My Dream – Presidential Aspirant
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, a presidential aspirant and convener of The New Nigeria Group (NNG) says his passionate dream is to have a Nigeria that works for the poor and the rich, the weak and the strong if given opportunity to pilot affairs of this country.
He said the Nigeria of today is not working for all categories of persons but just for some few set of persons who, according to him, do not care if others exist.
Mazi Ohuabunwa who is aspiring for the presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday while on a consultation visit to leadership of the PDP in Edo State.
According to the erstwhile Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group(NESG) and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria(MAN), he had met with national chairman of the PDP and other Board of Trustees members of the party to make them known that he is on rescue mission, adding that God may likely use the PDP to rescue this nation from the present mess.
While re-emphasizing that God has destined him to rescue Nigeria, the presidential aspirant urged the PDP to take the 2023 presidential election serious, adding that it is only that his dream of rescuing the nation would be fulfilled.
“The PDP needs to be serious about 2023 because God is calling us as leaders to take this job seriously. The job of leading Nigeria out of economic morass, social equilibrium, etc.
“I have come to be part of the rescue mission that is so urgently and badly needed; to stop the drift in this nation. A country where people’s lives have become so short, people are killed and it is as if they are ants, flies or mosquitoes. Nobody cares about that.
“My destiny is working how to salvage our nation. God told me you have a mandate to go and birth a new Nigeria. A Nigeria that will be globally competitive; a first world country.
“God says build a nation that will work for all; a nation that will work for the North, work for the South, work for the East, work for the West, work for the poor, work for the rich, work the strong and work for the weak.
“This nation is not working for everybody, it is working for only few persons, some persons do not know other people exist in this country, they care for themselves alone,” he added.
Welcoming the aspirant to the Edo State secretariat of the PDP in Benin, state chairman of the party, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi said, “with somebody like this, I am sure the PDP will get it right, because you have what it takes to get us out of this mess that the APC led adminstration has brought us in.”
2023 Presidency: Miyetti Allah Denies Backing Tinubu To Succeed Buhari
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has refuted reports that it endorsed ex-Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu for President.
The body said the position of individuals on who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 should not be regarded as a general one.
MACBAN National Secretary, Baba Ngelzarma issued a rebuttal on Wednesday.
The scribe stressed that the association respects the ambition of all aspirants and was yet to pitch its tent with any of them.
“The attention of MACBAN headquarters has been drawn to stories in the media claiming that we have endorsed the presidential aspiration of Sen. Ahmed Tinubu.
“We want to make it clear that the association has not endorsed any candidate. Those who endorsed Tinubu are doing so as individuals.
“MACBAN should not in any way be dragged into the politics of endorsement at this stage,” Ngelzarma said.
On January 10, Tinubu formally informed Buhari of his desire to become the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer.
On Tuesday, the party chapter in Lagos accused opponents of making unsubstantiated claims to scuttle the APC leader’s bid.
Surgeons Gave Me Scary News, Pray For Me, Metuh Begs Nigerians
Olisa Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has pleaded with Nigerians to pray for him over his health.
Metuh took to Facebook page sharing a picture of him on a sick bed, as he revealed he had to undertake many surgeries last year.
His post read , “In the last one year, I have had many surgeries and procedures and I’m believing God this will be my last.
“No matter how angry you have been about my outspokenness or outright naked challenge to power back then, please pray for me.
“The cankerworm had eaten deeply into my health, it has not been easy with me and I’ve only remained whole through the mercies of God.”
The PDP chieftain said he received scary news from his surgeons but hopes that God would heal him.
“I got some scary news from the surgeons today, but my faith remains in God Almighty and with your prayers and by His stripes I am healed and would remain whole in Jesus name,” Metuh said.
DAILY POST recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned Metuh in 2016 on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400million from the national security adviser’s office.
In February 2020, Judge Okong Abang declared Metuh guilty on all counts of money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison.
In March 2020, Metuh, through his counsel, filed an appeal and was freed from Kuje prison in December 2020. He was granted N250m bail.
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