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My Partnership With The Church Accounted For My Success In Office – Obi

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Peter Obi

Mr. Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recent election, has called on good-spirited Nigerians to support the church for meaningful development, saying his partnership with the church accounted partly to his success in office.

Obi spoke on Wednesday after participating at the Chrism Mass, a Catholic Church Holy week programme, at Awka, Adazi-Nnukwu and Nimo, Anambra State.

Noting that Chrism Mass is a time the church set aside for the blessing of different oils used in her apostolate and a time the faithful also show support to their bishops for the various work he is doing in the diocese and his numerous charities, Obi called on the people of God not to despair.

He said his partnership with the church, especially in the area of education and health, was part of the key to his success when he was the governor and advised those in government to partner with the church because they also serve the people, even with more commitment.

It would be recalled that Obi’s return of schools and subsequent partnership with the church, which witnessed procurement of buses and over 30,000 computers for schools in the state, saw the state move from 24th position out of 36 states to number one in external examinations.

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After the Chrism Mass, Obi visited the family of the slain former Anambra State House of Assembly member and the president general of Nimo Brotherhood Union, Frank Igboka, who was assassinated Tuesday night.

He decried Igboka’s murder and various crimes going on in different parts of the country and called on all those concerned with security of the country to re-double efforts in that direction.

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Presidency Replies Ebere Ihedioha For Saying She Is Solidly Behind Her Husband

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The special aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie has sent a reply to Ebere Ihedioha, wife of erstwhile Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, after she said she’s strongly behind him following his removal as Imo Governor by the Supreme Court.

Recall that Ihedioha was sacked from office following a judgement of the apex court on Tuesday which reinstated Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the State.

Reacting to Supreme Court’s ruling, the former first lady, Ebere Ihedioha had written on micro-blogging site, Twitter:

“My Love, my Partner and my Friend . Nkem ! # IGotYourBack ”

In an apparent reply to Ebere’s message to her husband, Lauretta Thursday morning tweeted:

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“When men play dirty games, its their women who pick up the pieces.

Ebere Ihedioha, wife of Emeka Ihedioha, Former Governor of Imo state, is in that situation now and doing just that.

Awww, Bless.

#WomenAreStrong

#GodBlessWomen” 

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Ihedioha: PDP To Protest Supreme Court’s Verdict On Imo

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Uche Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Friday proposed that PDP National Executive Committee members embark on a protest against the judgement of the Supreme Court which sacked the PDP Imo State governorship candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, as the duly elected governor of Imo State.

Speaking during its ongoing emergency NEC meeting in Abuja, Secondus said the proposed protest was to impress it on Nigerians that injustice had been done to the party.

He stated that the mandate given to the party by the Imo electorate had been snatched from the party.

According to him, the declaration of the Imo State candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Hope Uzodinma, as the Imo State Governor is a miscarriage of Justice.

He said though the ultimate justice would come from God Almighty, the aggrieved PDP leaders must speak out against injustice as their silence would be taken for consent to the alleged injustice.

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Furthermore, the Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jubrin, said he dressed as a warrior in Igbo attire to depict that Nigeria is at ‘war.’

According to him, the alleged injustice in Imo was not only done to the PDP but to all Nigerians.

He stated that the party had not recovered from the alleged injustice.

He said, “Nigeria is getting to an end if we continue this way.”

Also, the 2019 PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the PDP and the G34 fought and brought democracy to Nigeria.

He said, “Our party governed very well from 1999 to 2015. As true democrats, we handed over party to the ruling party, hoping that it will deepen democracy, alas we have been disappointed.”

Atiku called for the constitution of a committee to review what happened at the last election and make necessary recommendations.

He said the roles of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies should not be taken for granted.

According to him, taking them for granted would be the end of the struggles of the founding fathers of the party.

“It is our duty to reincarnate the struggles they made that brought the democracy that APC is enjoying,” Atiku submitted.

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I Remain Anambra South Senator — Ifeanyi Ubah

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Ifeanyi Ubah says he has not been sacked as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district.

Ubah, in a telephone interview with Punch correspondent in Abuja, on Friday, said the FCT Court only refused to vacate its earlier ruling, which had since been faulted on the grounds of jurisdiction.

He explained that Justice Bello Kawu ruled on an application to vacate an earlier judgement of the court on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and asked the parties to proceed to the Appeal Court.

He said, “The reports of my sacking from the Senate is not correct. I remain the substantive Senator representing Anambra South.”

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