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PDP Youths Warn Secondus Against Interferance In Bayelsa Guber Primary

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Bayelsa youths have warned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus against interfering in the forthcoming Bayelsa state governorship primary.

The warning was given by the PDP South South Youth Vanguard in Abuja.

The group specifically warned the PDP Chairman against subverting the party’s constitution to pave way for interest group.

According to the PDP Youth Vanguard, Secondus is working for the interest of the State governor, Seriake Dickson to manipulate the forthcoming primary.

In a statement, the National Chairman of the group, James Efe Akpofure stated that the party National Chairman is trying to subvert the party’s constitution to please the governor and some stakeholders.

His words: “The newly elected chairmen of Bayelsa State Local Governments are not qualify to contest the September 3 primary.

“The Chairman is supporting Governor Dickson to see if the chairmen can vote in the forthcoming primary against the Constitution of the party.

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“This is not done anywhere. The chairmen were newly elected and the party Constitution does not recognize this abberation the governor and the Chairman are trying to bring on board.

“Recall that we have few weeks ago urged Governor Dickson to jettison the idea of preferred aspirant and recognised all the 21 aspirants.

“And we have also said that all the aspirants are all PDP members and as such should be treated equally and allow to go to the field and fight it out.

“This idea of trying to manipulate the party Constitution to please some people will not augur well for the party. It will only help to destroy the party on the long run.”

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The PDP Youth Vanguard has, however, cautioned the party National Chairman to play a fatherly role in the forthcoming governorship primary.

Reacting to the allegations, Secondus said, “the allegation is baseless and unfounded. They may be ignorant of the party constitution otherwise they would have known that there is no way the National chairman can influence the out come of any congress.

“A committee headed by a state governor is conducting the congress and they are being guided by the party constitution and guidelines. Blackmail against the National chairman or any leader will not help the party unity.”

However, Secondus advised the group to go and work hard to deliver their preferred aspirant, adding that he had  no preferred aspirant any where.

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Peterside Commiserates With Amaechi Over Demise of Iwelu

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The Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has commiserated with the Minister of Transport, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi over the demise of his Chief Security Officer (CSO), Tony Iwelu.

Expressing shock and sadness over the sudden death of Iwelu, Peterside described him as a “diligent, hard-working and humble” personality who performed his responsibilities with a sense of devotion.

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“I have known the late Tony Iwelu for twenty solid years; his loyalty and devotion to duty are exemplary. I am sure his family, the family of Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi, friends, the State Security Service will miss him dearly for all he represents. My own family is heartbroken.

“He is such an amiable fellow who went about his duties in a professional manner and respected people around his boss,” he stated.

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The former Rivers Works Commissioner condoled with Amaechi and the staff of Federal Ministry of Transport over the loss of Iwelu at the height of his career.

“On behalf of the board, management and staff of NIMASA, my heartfelt condolence also goes to his family at this trying time and pray God to grant them the perseverance and fortitude to bear the loss,” he summed up.

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APC Names Sponsor Of Protest At Justice Odili’s House

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The All Progressive Congress (APC), has denied being responsible for sponsoring the protest staged at the residence of Justice Mary Odili.

A protest held in front of Justice Odili’s house over the verdict on the Bayelsa governorship election.

According to APC’s Deputy Spokesperson, Yekini Nabena, the PDP and Governor Nysome Wike sponsored the protest to tarnish the image of the APC in Bayelsa.

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Nabena also added that the leadership of the APC had called on the party’s supporters not to engage in violence. He revealed that all legal avenues to reclaim the mandate are already being considered.

Justice Odili gave the Supreme Court’s verdict which sacked APC’s David Lyon as the governor-elect of Bayelsa state.

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Following the verdict, a protest linked to APC supporters was staged at the residence of the revered judge in Abuja.

The judgment paved the way for the emergence of People Democratic (PDP) candidate Douye Diri as the new Bayelsa governor.

 

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Oshiomole Must Go – APC Young Stakeholders

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The APC Young Stakeholders who protested at the Party Secretariat today has called on the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress Mr. Adams Oshiomole to forsake his position, adding that “Enough is enough! We are tired of the lackadaisical and weak leadership this man has given, he must go!”

The Convener of APC Young Stakeholders, Ahmed Adamu in a statement today enumerated the sins of Oshiomole as follows:

– Micromanaging the Party and weakening the other organs of the party: Oshiomole has made the APC a one man show, that borders around himself and himself alone. Nothing else works in the party without his control. The other organs of the party have become weak. From the secretariat, to the youth wing, all are dead, because he has made the party revolve around him.

 

– Zero accountability: The party has raised Billions and Billions of Naira from the sale of forms during the 2019 elections. Up to date, Oshiomole has not been able to account for these moneys, neither has he been able to show anything of worth in which he has spent the money on.

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– Inability to manage internal crisis: Oshiomole has shown lack of leadership capacity to manage the internal issues of the party. While it is not new that there would be disagreements within the party, effective and determined leadership would ordinarily bring everyone together. These qualities, Adams Oshiomole lacks. Rather than be a unifier he has been a divider of the party. He has caused needless friction among members that has led to so much hate and anger in the party.

 

– Loss of States: Due to the incompetence of the Party Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, the Party has been on a loosing streak. He has created a lot of division in the states and through sharp practices encouraged by him, he has allowed fraud divide the party in states. This has led us to unfortunate losses in states. Under the incompetence of Oshiomole, we have lost Zamfara, Bacuhi, Sokoto, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo States. His recklessness and inability to manage the party is looking like we are up for more losses again.

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– The party has become more divided under Adams Oshiomole. Members have been set against each other to become enemies and he has failed to provide the unifying leadership needed.

 

– The party has become ideologically directionless under Adams Oshiomole. He has refused to entertain any scholarly seminars, intellectual conferences to boost the party’s policy-making and ideological growth.

 

– The party today is home to several unresolved disputes – due to his immaturity and inability to provide leadership.

 

– Issues of Payment for Ticket: Several members of the party were defrauded by proxies of Adams Oshiomole who had collected money from him with the promise that they would be secured tickets and victories at the primaries. His proxies collected these moneys and it turned out that they were defrauded with no tickets.

 

Signed: Ahmed Adamu 

(Convener)

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