ANAMBRA GUBER POLLS: JONATHAN, WIKE, FAYOSE STORM RALLY FOR OBAZE

Tony Okafor, Awka The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it had concluded arrangements to begin the campaign for  Mr. Oseloka Obaze, its governorship candidate in the November 18 poll Anambra State. It said former President Goodluck Jonathan and  no fewer than seven governors of the party, including  Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State would attend the rally. The Obaze rally is scheduled for October 16 at the Holy Trinity Ground in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State.…

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EKWUEME, EZEIFE, SOLUDO ‘S CLANS THROW THEIR WEIGHTS BEHIND OBIANO

Willie Obiano. The second term bid of the Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, at the weekend, received a boost following the endorsement of the Old Aguata Union, made up of three local government areas, Aguata, Orumba North and South  of Anambra State. The areas are under the clan of former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, former governor of the state, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, and ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Chukwuma Soludo. Ezeife, who chaired the meeting of the endorsement at Amaokpala in Orumba North local government, underscored…

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THERE ARE NO TERRORISTS IN ANAMBRA- OSITA CHIDOKA

United Progressive Party, UPP governorship candidate in Anambra State, Chief Osita Chidoka, yesterday declared that Igbo pursuit for self determination should not be equalled to terrorism saying he would as governor pursue the creation of a sixth state in the Southeast. Speaking at the flag-off of his campaign in Uli, Ihiala, Anambra State, Chidoka recalled the role the town played as an air base at the peak of the Biafran war as he paid tribute to all those who died in the quest to build Nigeria. Chief Osita Chidoka Rebuffing…

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ANAMBRA GUBER ELECTION WON’T BE A SMALL POLITICAL BATTLE – OYEGUN

Anambra State governorship election won’t be a small political struggle. We must, therefore, work hard with unity of purpose to break through to the South East in a major way to win, says the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja. Chief Odigie-Oyegun spoke at a reconciliatory meeting held with the APC governorship aspirants in Anambra State ahead of the November 18th election. The meeting was attended by the key political figures from the South-East geo-political zone, including Senator Ken Nnamani. He said…

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I HAVE NEITHER TAKEN BANK LOAN NOR COLLECTED BAILOUT FOR ANAMBRA- OBIANO

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has said that the state under his administration has maintained a stable economic base through strategic partnership with the private sector. He boasted that his administration has not taken any bailout from the Federal Government, nor collected any single kobo as loan from any commercial bank. Obiano, while meeting in Awka with presidents-general and town criers in communities of the state, said his N20 million per community choose-your-project initiative had brought about uncommon transformation at the grassroot. “By the time my eight-year tenure must…

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GUESS WHO ANAMBRA GOV, WILLIE OBIANO PICKED AS RUNNING MATE FOR NOV GUBER ELECTION

Tony Okafor, Awka A publication by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday in Awka, Anambra State, showed that the state Governor, Willie Obiano, had retained his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, as his running mate for the November 18 governorship poll. Before the INEC’s publication, speculations were rife that Obiano had replaced Okeke with Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. It was said that Obiano allegedly decided to pick Mrs. Ojukwu following the choosing of the daughter of a former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mrs.…

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OBIANO SHOULD JUSTIFY WHY HE COLLECTS 1.2 BILLION NAIRA AS SECURITY VOTE, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST IN NIGERIA – EX GOV OBI

By Chioma Gabriel Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has advised his successor, Chief Willie Obiano to focus on telling the people of Anambra State what he has done for them in almost four years, rather than using the non-existent demand for N7 billion as an excuse to hide his gross incompetence. He was reacting to the statement credited to Obiano yesterday to the effect that Obi demanded N7 billion  from him. Responding through his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, in a statement made available to newsmen, the…

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PDP UNVEILS DAUGHTER OF FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, ALEX EKWUEME AS ITS DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE IN ANAMBRA, SEE PICS

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka- MRS. Alexandria Chidi Onyemelukwe, daughter of second republic vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was yesterday unveiled as the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the November 18, 2017 election in Anambra State. Governorship candidate of PDP, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, who introduced Mrs. Onyemelukwe to a large crowd of PDP members at a ceremony at the party’s state secretariat in Awka, said that as his deputy, Onyemelukwe would be his partner in turning Anambra State around and returning her to the trajectory, where…

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ONLY COURT WILL DECIDE THE PDP ANAMBRA GUBER CANDIDATE FOR NOV ELECTION SAYS IFEANYI UBA

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Chairman of Capital Oil, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has said only the courts will determine the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Ubah, who spoke at an ongoing press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, insisted that Mr. Oseloka Obaze did not emerge through a transparent, free and fair primary. He said the primary was “a fraudulent exercise,” adding that he would not allow himself to be rubbished by the outcome of the exercise.

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ANAMBRA ELECTION: APC CONFIRMS NWOYE AS GUBER CANDIDATE

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday affirmed that Mr Tony Nwonye remained the party´s candidate for forthcoming governorship election in Anambra. The NWC confirmed Nwoye’s candidacy in a closed-door meeting at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja, amid expectation of outcome of petitions against the candidate arising from the party’s primary election. Some of the aspirants, including Sen. Andy Uba, who lost to Nwoye in the primary, had petitioned the party’s Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee for Anambra, alleging irregularities in the exercise. Nwoye…

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