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Yenagoa Constituency Demands From Gov. Diri Fair, Equal Treatment In Political Appointments



The indigenous people of Epie/Atissa, who host the State capital, along with other political stakeholders from Yenagoa constituency I, demand fair and just treatment in political appointments from Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, as he embarks on his second term of four years. It is imperative that their voices are heard and their concerns are addressed with immediate effect.

A group of stakeholders called Equity Vanguard released a statement that was signed by Onizibe Samuel Asuefien. The statement expressed their disappointment that the people of Epie/Atissa have been excluded from occupying the office of Governor or Deputy Governor since 1999.

According to their statements, the elected officials from Yenagoa Constituency 1 have been consistently excluded from key appointments in the State’s legislative arm. None of them has occupied any principal office, ranging from Speaker to Deputy Whip.

The group has expressed that the appointments of Prof Steve Azaiki as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) for 18 months during the tenure of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and Chief Diekivie Ikiogha as Chief of Staff under the administration of Henry Seriake Dickson, do not adequately reflect the contributions and sacrifices made by Yenagoa constituency I to the development of Bayelsa State.

The following statement was released: “During the gubernatorial election on November 11, 2023, Yenagoa constituency I surprisingly delivered 24,441 votes for PDP. This is a higher figure than the total votes of most local government areas in the state. It is puzzling why Yenagoa constituency I should continue to suffer from marginalization in key political appointments in the state.” political appointments in the state.”

‘’The people of Yenagoa Constituency have contributed their lands in the state capital for the development of Bayelsa State, a situation that has denied them their full participation in sustainable farming and fishing, the main source of their livelihood.

Bayelsa State should ensure that the people of Yenagoa Constituency I are treated fairly by giving them important political appointments and positions in the executive and legislative arms of government. This recognition is due to their remarkable contributions to the electoral strength of the Peoples Democratic Party and the development of Bayelsa State.

The group has urged Senator Douye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State, to provide a fair and just political deal for the people of Epie/Atissa by appointing their respected community members to significant political positions. This will ensure that the appointed individuals will show their loyalty and support towards the implementation of the Governor’s policies and programs.

They said: “To do otherwise will be sad and disappointing but we know and trust that Governor Douye Diri will reward the people of Epie/Atissa this time for their support by addressing their pains.”


BREAKING: INEC Chair, Tor Tiv, Others Arrive For Constitutional Review Committee Inauguration



House Speaker, Abass

The House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review will now convene following the arrival of Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, and Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse.

The 37-man committee, comprised of one representative from each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, met for the first time a few weeks ago at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.

The committee, led by Benjamin Kalu, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, is expected to revisit contentious issues such as state police, decentralisation of powers to federating units, local government autonomy, and power rotation among the six geopolitical zones, among others.

President Bola Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, and several other leaders are expected to attend the event.


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Otti Salutes Olumide Akpata For Emerging LP Governorship Candidate In Edo




Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the Labour Party (LP) candidate in the governorship election in Edo State, slated for September 21, 2024.

Akpata, a lawyer and former National President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) emerged winner of the LP governorship primary election which held on Friday, February 23, 2024, in Benin, capital of Edo State, after scoring 316 votes to beat other aspirants.
He was declared winner by the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Ikechukwu Emetu, who chaired the election committee.

According to Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Otti also congratulated the LP’s Governorship Primary Election Committee for conducting a credible and transparent election.
He particularly commended his Deputy, Emetu and an engineer for dutifully performing his role as the Returning Officer.

The Governor, according to a statement issued from his office, expressed gladness that the primary election was conducted in an atmosphere of peace and has been adjudged as free, fair and credible by majority of the aspirants who participated, a remarkable departure from stories coming from the camps of other political parties.

While describing the entire process as being in consonance with the philosophy of LP, which is equity, fairness and justice, the Abia State Governor equally congratulated the other aspirants for exhibiting the spirit of sportsmanship and called on them to support Akpata in the journey to claim Edo State for Labour Party.

“Now that the primaries are over, I call on all the aspirants, and indeed our party members in Edo State, to rally behind our candidate as we embark on the journey to take ov er the Government House in Benin,” Governor Otti appealed.

Furthermore,, he commended the leadership of the party at both State and National levels for working hard to ensure a peaceful electioneering process.


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Ignore The Rumour, Obi Not Quitting Labour Party, Berates Mischief Makers



The Peter Obi Media Reach, POMR wishes to outrightly dismiss trending fake and fallacious news story suggesting that he was parting ways with the Labour Party.

This is not true and it did not originate from Obi or the Obedient Movement but from mischief makers bent on sowing the seed of discord in the party.

In a statement from his Media Aide, Michael Jude Nwolisa, these rising misdemeanours on the party did not start today as they set out to destroy and disorganize the party all to get at Obi and derail the inevitable journey of rescuing Nigeria.

Presently our principal is preoccupied with making Nigeria work not on partisan politics which ended on October 26, 2023, when the Supreme Court of the land took their final decision on the general elections.

Those bent on creating a crisis in the Labour Party are enemies of democracy wishing for the failed status quo to remain.

OBI’s focus at the moment is on creating an environment where democracy is to be practised according to the defined tenets not the rascality  and all forms of impunity prevalent in the country today

Peter Obi therefore would like to assure Nigerians, particularly the Obidient family that his way with Labour is unshaken and intact and that the struggle to rescue Nigeria from the criminal gangs holding it down will not stop until it’s achieved through the will of the Nigerian people.




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