Connect with us

Politics

Those Disrespecting Me Digging Their Political Grave, Fubara Warns

Published

on

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has sounded a note of warning to the local government chairmen in the State, declaring that those disrespecting him as governor of the state have already dug their pit and will soon fall into it.

Fubara made the declaration on Thursday while speaking at the commissioning of the Comprehensive Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Ndoni, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the state, which was built and donated to the state government by former Governor Peter Odili.

This was as the Odili endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara as the political leader of the State.

Advertisement

Fubara took a swipe at those describing his administration as clueless because it is not constructing roads to personal property or serving the interests of few individuals.

READ ALSO: Odili Pronounces Fubara Political Leader Of Rivers State

The governor insisted that he was elected to serve the general interests of the Rivers people, improve their social status, and make life comfortable for them.

Fubara told the local government chairmen, pretending to be serving the people while worshipping the interests of one man, that they were digging a pit to bury their political careers.

Advertisement

He stressed that his administration was determined to build an egalitarian society where people could freely voice their opinions, be bold enough to criticise his government constructively to further advance good governance.

He said: “But I thank God that whatever it is they think or imagine we are doing, we are happy we are touching lives. Everyone can attest to it. But one critical project, one specific aspect of it is the well-being of our people.

“We made a promise to Mr. President to support him, and we will continue to support him. How do we support him?

READ ALSO: Fubara Plotting Interim Order To Declare Rivers Assembly Illegal – APC Alleges

Advertisement

“It is to ensure that the welfare of our people is provided for. It is to ensure that our people, those in critical need, are happy in this harsh economic situation.

“If we cannot solve all the problems, at least, we will go as much as we can to mitigate those basic challenges. That is the only way to support Mr. President.”

Drawing attention to what his administration is doing in healthcare delivery, Governor Fubara said he increased the quota of employment of personnel in the health sector to 1,000 persons.

The action, he noted, was because the 200 personnel he met on assumption of duty were grossly inadequate compared to the prevailing needs in the sector.

Advertisement

Governor Fubara also made reference to the deplorable condition of over 340 primary healthcare centres across the State when he assumed office, and explained that commendable rehabilitation work was ongoing to ensure the facilities function optimally.

 

 

Advertisement

Politics

Edo Guber: PDP Crisis Takes Twist As Aziegbemi Dumps Party

Published

on

The gale of defection in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) continues on Thursday as another chieftain, a younger brother to state chairman of the party, Clem Aziegbemi resigned from the party.

Aziegbemi, a former spokesperson to Dr. Asue Ighodalo, PDP governorship candidate in the forthcoming election, may not be unconnected to the protracted crisis rocking the party in the state.

In a letter addressed to his ward chairman, PDP Ward 5, Esan South East Local Government Area, Aziegbemi said he resigned because of the crisis and other sundry issues which, according to him, “both the governor and the party’s candidate have failed to address these issues, begging for attention ”

Advertisement

Aziegbemi’s resignation letter reads: “The cause of this massive defection of members from the PDP is largely due to the conquest attitude of the Partly Leadership that lacks inclusivity of members into appointments in the state that the party loyalists worked for, yet they were abandoned for new entrants.

“The old PDP members, to whom I belong, have suffered a great deal at the hands of the party leadership and those in government.

“If this ugly development continues, it will be extremely difficult for the party to win any local government seats in Edo State’s September 21, 2024, governorship election.

“Another disturbing issue is the seeming hijack of the PDP governorship candidate by a gang of political jobbers, as against those of us who laboured for him to emerge as candidate of the Party.

Advertisement

“Kindly consider this as my resignation from every party responsibility, including my position as one of the spokepersons to the governorship candidate.

“Also, this serves as a formal resignation as a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency Godwin Obaseki.”

 

 

Advertisement

Continue Reading

Politics

LP Names Ngogbehai, Elumelu, Ismaila, Others To Oversee ‘OBIDIENTs’

Published

on

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party has named a ten-member directorate to oversee the activities of members of the Obidient Movement into the party’s mainstream.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in Abuja, on Thursday, the party said the decision to set up the Directorate for “Obidient Affairs” was part of the party’s effort to integrate millions of youths who are members of the movement.

He said, “As part of the repositioning efforts of the Labour Party towards integrating millions of our youths and particularly, the OBIDIENT family into the larger family of the Labour Party, the following OBIDIENT members have been appointed to pilot the affairs of the OBIDIENT Directorate.”

Advertisement

READ ALSO: DSS Debunks Storming Emir’s Palace

Those appointed include: Mr. Marcel Ngogbehei – Director, Mr. Ajiu Elumelu – Deputy Director, (Diaspora), Mrs. Mariam Ismaila – Deputy Director, Mr. Chukwuemeka Gerald Okafor – Deputy Director, Mrs. Angel Innocent – Deputy Director and Mr. Tony Ashekomeh Jnr – Deputy Director.

Others are: Mr. Emeka Ezechi – Deputy Director, Mr. Josiah Omenuwoma – Deputy Director, Mr. Emmanuel Odusote – Deputy Director and Mr. Adeyeye tosin – Deputy Director.

That Directorate was given the following terms of reference: To Coordinate the registration of all members of the OBIDIENT community and integrate them fully into the structure of the party, Ease Diaspora participation in the affairs of the party, receive complaints and deal with same and where they are unable to deal with same, refer such complaints to the leadership of the party.

Advertisement

Other terms of reference include: Coordinate collection of dues and donations to the party and to ensure that all OBIDIENTS are financial members of the party., Work closely with the National Youth Leader, National Women Leader, and National Organizing Secretary in order to create programs that will fully and effectively assimilate all members of the OBIDIENT family to the party.

According to the statement, the inauguration of the Directorate will hold on Thursday June 6, 2024 at the NEC Hall, National Secretariat, Utako, Abuja by 10am prompt.

 

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Politics

Edo Guber: APC Candidate, Okpebholo, Lacks Cognitive Experience To Govern – Tenebe

Published

on

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Chief Henry Tenebe, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo lacks the cognitive experience to govern the state.

Tenebe, who made the assertion while x-raying major political parties governorship candidates in the forthcoming election in the state, noted that when it comes to managerial experience, Asue Ighodalo of the PDP is more experience and competent than the opposition APC candidate, Sen. Okpebholo, whom he dismissed as a non-starter.

According to him, it is unfair to compare Ighodalo with Okpebholo, highlighting that the APC governorship candidate lacks the exposure and experiences that Ighodalo has acquired in both his private and public sector careers.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: APC Releases Timetable For Edo Guber Primary

He noted that these experiences make Ighodalo the best-suited candidate for the job in Edo.

Tenebe expressed his dissatisfaction with how the APC has managed the national economy in the past few years.

He insisted that the party lacks the moral right to even field a candidate for the Edo Guber election.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: Labour Slashes Minimum Wage Demand

“If not for the law that allows parties to stand for election irrespective of performance, the APC is not supposed to field a candidate, let alone canvass for support.

“The party is synonymous with hunger, deprivation, kidnapping, terrorism, crude theft, energy blackout, and countless other vices.

“The indices are quite gloomy and they tell the story of a party in utter disarray. In a sane climate, voters would revolt and ensure they used their votes to send them packing”, Tenebe said.

Advertisement

 

Continue Reading

Trending