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Anambra 2021: APGA N’Assembly caucus backs Soludo’s ambition

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Members of the National Assembly from Anambra State on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA have resolved to support former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo to clinch the ticket of the party for the November governorship poll.

This was revealed on Thursday during a meeting of the caucus with the state executive committee of the party when the former Central Bank boss visited the state party secretariat in Awka.

Representatives of the APGA National Assembly Caucus, Hons Chinedu Obidigwe and Dozie Nwankwo who both represents Anambra East/ Anambra West and Anaocha, Njikoka, Dunukofia federal constituencies respectively disclosed the resolution while addressing the state executives of the party.

Obidigwe said, “In 2013, Soludo was disqualified by the party as an aspirant of APGA and he took it in good faith. He was not among the aggrieved aspirants who decided to play a spoiler game for the party.

“We have been begging Soludo to run, and today he has accepted to run. All members of the National Assembly caucus from APGA have resolved that we will support him. Just one or two people are disagreeing with this but you know that the majority carries the vote.

Soludo has remained consistent in the party. In 2017 when Governor Willie Obiano was running for reelection, it was this same Soludo that insisted that Anambra (under Obiano) was not broken, so there was no reason to mend it. Willie is working and Soludo will consolidate on his achievements when he comes in,” Obidigwe said.

In supporting him, Nwankwo added that “Soludo is one man who identified me a long time ago. He loves bright youths, he identified me early enough and supported my aspiration to go to the House of Representatives. I will not only support him by words of mouth but with my resources and youthfulness.”

Earlier, Prof. Soludo while notifying the party of his intention to run for the governorship seat of Anambra State said the November 2021 governorship election was very important to the survival of the APGA as a party.

“This election is consequential in Anambra State and if APGA does not win, it means the party is gone. No APGA member should toy with this election. If APGA leaves Anambra it has lost direction. Do not make mistakes in the person the party fields for the election as a candidate because the party cannot afford to lose the election.”

He said the collective destiny of the party is at stake and must be protected by all means.

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Police officer on mufti blocked my convoy with AK-47 rifle – Wike tells CP

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Friday, told the state’s new Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Friday Eboka, that an unknown police officer in mufti blocked his convoy with an AK47 rifle while he was on project inspection.

Wike made the allegation when Eboka paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The governor explained that the incident happened on Thursday while he was on an inspection tour of the new Rivers State legislative residential quarters.

Wike said: “Yesterday (Thursday), I was going out for inspection. We saw one guy carrying an Ak47, not in a police uniform.

“He was on mufti, blocking us from Waterlines Junction when we went to inspect the Rivers State Assembly’s quarter’s on-going project.

“We moved on to inspect the Speaker’s residence project, and the man was still following us. So, the security wondered what was going on and stopped him.”

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Ogun Deputy Speaker, Kadiri arrested for ‘attacking’ constituents

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The police in Ogun State have arrested the Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri.

Kadiri was said to have been arrested on Friday over an alleged attack on some politicians in his constituency, Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed Kadiri’s arrest to DAILY POST.

Oyeyemi disclosed that Kadiri was arrested following a petition against him.

He was said to have led some thugs to the house of a constituent, beating him and vandalising his house.

“He was arrested because a case was reported against him by some people in his area. He was alleged to have led some thugs to attack one Honourable at Oru-Ijebu.

“The house of the Honourable was vandalised and some things were damaged there.

“During the APC registration exercise, he was alleged to have attacked a Supervisory Councillor in Oru-Ijebu and he led some people to beat up the man in the presence of the police.

“That’s why he was invited for questioning and we are investigating him,” Oyeyemi said on Friday evening.

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Don’t touch Sunday Igboho – Nnamdi Kanu warns DSS

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the alleged attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister had raised the alarm that DSS operatives and policemen numbering 40 made an attempt to arrest the activist along the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway on Friday.

Reacting, Nnamdi Kanu on his Twitter handle, warned that Sunday Igboho should not be touched.

“I condemn in totality the pathetic attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho earlier today.

“This is yet another deliberate act of provocation by the Fulani Caliphate. No #Fulani mass murderer, Miyetti Allah or bandit is under arrest. Nigeria is on the brink! Igboho should not be touched,” he warned.

Meanwhile, the secret service in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, distanced itself from the allegation.

Afunanya stressed that the news was misinforming and should be disregarded.

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