Victor Oye, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has lost his last daughter, Mrs. Chineye Amaechi.
This was made known in a terse statement on Saturday night by the APGA New Media Group.
The statement stated that Chineye died on Friday afternoon, at about 2pm at a private hospital in Lekki, Lagos, after she was allegedly diagnosed with typhoid and malaria.
It hinted that her death might have arisen from misdiagnosis, which, according to a source, did not take her medical history into account.
The statement also disclosed that her remains had been deposited at a morgue in Lagos, pending when burial plans are put in place.
According to the statement, “The late Chineye Amaechi, is survived by her husband, a set of twins, parents and immediate siblings.”
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, has condoled Chief Victor Oye, over the demise of his daughter, Mrs. Chineye Amaechi.
Umeh, in his condolence message, on Sunday, said, “My Wife and I this afternoon in London, received with surprise and shock, the sad news of the death of Mrs. Chinenye Amaechi (Née Oye), the Daughter of Ọzọ Nkpu Victor Ike Oye and Iyom Mary Oye.
“My family sympathizes with Ozonkpu Oye and their in-laws. We pray the Almighty God to grant Chinenye’s Soul eternal rest. We also pray that God comforts her husband, children, parents and siblings and equally grants them the fortitude to bear this painful loss.”
BREAKING: Nine Imo Lawmakers Defect To APC
At least nine members of the Imo state house of assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Colins Chiji, the speaker, read the defection letters of the lawmakers who are from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Action Alliance (AA) on Tuesday.
The house was not in session when the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor, replacing him with Hope Uzodinma.
Ihedioha, who was declared winner of the March election, is of the PDP while Uzodinma is a member of the APC.
The PDP defectors are Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele), Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema), Paul Emeziem (Onuimo).
Those from AA are Authur Egwim (Ideato north), Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre), Johnson Duru (Ideato South), and Ngozi Obiefule (Isu) while Ekene Nnodimele (Orsu) moved from APGA to APC.
More to follow…
BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Ortom’s Election As Benue Gov
The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as Benue Governor.
A seven-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, dismissed the appeal by Emmanuel Jime, who contested as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who read the lead judgment, held that the appellants (Jime and APC) failed to present any cogent reason to move the court to tamper with the concurrent decisions of the two lower courts, which both upheld Ortom’s election.
Another member of the panel, Justice Dattijo Mohammed, is reading the judgment in relation to the governorship dispute in Admawa State.
Buhari Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict On Kano, Plateau
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Supreme Court judgement on governorship tussles in Kano and Plateau states.
President Buhari said it would have been disastrous for the All Progressives Congress (APC) if the party had lost Kano and Plateau states at the Supreme Court.
The president stated this in his congratulatory message to the APC over the apex court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Governor Simon Lalong.
Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said: “I am glad this tortuous journey has ended in favour of the party and our governors.
“APC won the states and has proved it in court. It would have been a major blow if strategically important states like Kano and Plateau are lost.
“It has now become standard procedure for the opposition to challenge any poll or judgement that does not return its candidates. Election is good when they win.
“The opposite is the case if someone else emerges. But that is not the way it works. Democracy is not only about who wins or who loses, but also about the process. In disparaging every unfavourable result or judgement, they disparage the entire