The South-South chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC has warned against further attacks on any of its members by the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB warning the group to avoid the mistake of extending its tentacles to the region.
National Vice Chairman of the party in the zone, Hilliard Eta, in a statement Wednesday in Abuja said the attack on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi in Spain by the “proscribed group” while on official duties was a joke taken too far.
According to the zonal APC, none of the six states of the South-South is part of the states under IPOB’s self-acclaimed Biafra, adding that the attack was both shameful and a crass display of stupidity.
The statement said; “Certainly, this outlawed IPOB members cannot feign ignorance of the various and visible projects executed by this administration in the transportation sector and we wonder if this is how to say ‘thank you’, to leaders in IPOB dictionary.
“We are to state unequivocally that the South-South geopolitical zone rejects and condemns this barbaric act.
“For the records, it is important to state that none of the six states of the South-South geopolitical zone and its citizens is part of any IPOB or Biafra arrangement. And thus, it baffles our imagination why (Amaechi) a respected leader from Rivers State in the South-South zone, or any other leader for that matter, could be a subject of attack, by these chicken-livered, faceless and ideologically-confused persons.
“Indeed, these miscreants have really overstepped their bounds. For the benefit of the doubt, the protagonists and collaborators of the ill-conceived IPOB should know that the states of the South-South zone and its law-abiding citizens, were never, are never, and will never be part of Biafra!
“One wonders why a prescribed organization like IPOB could be attacking their own leaders and now extending such uncultured treatment to respected leaders from another zone of the country.
“We sincerely hope that this ugly, reprehensible and indecent act will never repeat itself”, the party stated.
Nobody Can Unseat Obaseki, Says Umahi
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Friday assured Godwin Obaseki will be re-elected Governor of Edo state.
He said nothing will stop the Governor’s re-election because he has done well and deserves to continue in office.
Obaseki is a member of the All Progressive Congress(APC) while Umahi is a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Umahi was addressing Obaseki’s wife, Betsy and other Southern Governors’ Wife’s who were on a courtesy call to him in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State Capital.
The Governor’s Wives were in the state for the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Wifes’ Forum quarterly meeting.
Umahi said: “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will dot is God that has the final say and I can assure you Ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God I also prophesy . And because of the good work your husband is doing for the people of Edo State no man can unseat him.
“Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say and I can assure you ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God I also prophesy. And because of the good
work your husband is doing for the people of Edo state, no man can
“I made this statement so that the glory of God will become larger. It happened here in Ebonyi.
”I have a testimony of what God can do. Even in our NEC meeting, when Obaseki speaks, you see Economics.
“You see a man that came from private sector background. And so, we can’t wish that away. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us.
“You know the Governors; we have so many elections. First is the primary, second one is the poll, then the third one is the tribunal. Then another one is the appeal and then the election of the elections is the supreme court.
“So, it is not an easy thing and if the hand of God is not upon you, you can’t scale through all these hurdles. And so, it is God who has brought all of us to leadership and I say double congratulations to all of us”.
Court Stops INEC, Senate From Enforcing Judgment Sacking Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission and others from giving effect to the April 11, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory ousting Ifeanyi Ubah as the Senator representing Anambra South.
The FCT High Court judge, Justice Bello Kawu, in a ruling, on January 17, 2019, declined Ubah’s request to set aside the earlier order issued in the earlier April 11, 2019 judgment.
S/Court Judgement: Mysterious Owl Attacks Gov Ortom Inside Church
Shortly after the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, he was unexpectedly attacked at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Makurdi, by a mysterious owl.
According to Daily Post, Ortom was in the church for a special thanksgiving service, when the strange bird attacked.
An eyewitness, Prince Tordue Abe, narrated how the bird, on Tuesday night, found its way into the Church, the exact time the Governor was giving his testimonies and went straight to the altar where Ortom was kneeling down for his testimonies.
But for the prompt efforts of some youths, the night bird, which is superstitiously believed to be a witchcraft bird, would have landed on the Governor’s head.
“It happened few minutes ago while the Governor was on his kneels praying at the Redeemed Christian Church Makurdi.
“An Owl flew in and headed right towards the direction of the Governor. On sighting the Governor the owl bowed before the Governor and together we rushed and killed it.
“Whatever it was they planned against the Governor, the Holy Spirit brought it to a halt.
“Indeed Governor Ortom is not just a man of God but a powerful man of God,” Abe said.
The apex court had on Tuesday delivered judgement in an appeal brought before it by Barr. Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressive Congress (APC), challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal to have upheld the election of Ortom, who contested under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9, 2019 guber election in Benue.
In a 30-second judgement delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuata, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the victory of Governor Ortom, saying, “The judgement of the Tribunal and Court of Appeal need not to be disturbed”.