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Farmers-herders’ crisis: Ogun inaugurates peace committee

By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has inaugurated a 20- man peacekeeping committee on farmers-herders conflict in Ogun State with a charge on members to look into the remote and immediate causes of the clashes and find lasting solutions to it.

Abiodun said there is a nexus between peace and development, explaining that no meaningful development could be achieved if clashes like that of farmers and herders were allowed to continue.

The committee is chaired by a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Kayode Oladele.

The governor said the state government was hopeful that the committee would unravel activities that always lead to the farmers/herders crisis in the state, particularly Yewa axis of it.

He spoke while inaugurating the committee at the Oba Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta yesterday, stressing that the state  seeks to become number one in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the country and require peace to achieve that.

He also ordered the Ministry of Housing and that of Special Duties to rehabilitate all displaced persons within 24 hours and work out compensation for all victims of the skirmishes.

“Government believes with the committee, what really happened to disrupt the peace of the areas will be made known because knowing what happened will prevent occurrences and how to solve it,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of other members of the committee, a member of Ogun State House of Assembly from Imeko Constituency, Hon. Jemili Akingbade, lauded the governor for his timely intervention in settling the dispute. He assured that the committee will live up to its expectations by diligently carrying out its terms of reference.

Other members of the committee are; Hon. Abiodun Egungbohun, Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan,  Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Jamiu Omoniyi, Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter-Ethnic Affairs, Sani Hadi, Chairman, Imeko -Afon, Hon. Babatunde Davis, State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Chief Segun Dasaolu and Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Benjamin Olanite.

Also included are the Eselu of Iselu, Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi, Baale of Igbooro, Chief Bidemi  Akorede, a Community leader, Chief Egungbohun Deinde, Southwest Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Kabir Muhammed and Alhaji Bashir Eggua.

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Farmers/Herders crisis: Ogun Inaugurates Committee on peaceful resolution

By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokurta

Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a 20-man Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers-Herders Conflict in Ogun State with a charge on members to look into the remote and immediate causes of the clashes and find lasting solutions to it.

Abiodun said there is a nexus between peace and development, explaining that no meaningful development could be achieved if clashes like that of the farmers and herders were allowed to continue.

The Committee is chaired by a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Kayode Oladele.

The governor said the state government was hopeful that the Committee would unravel activities that always lead to the farmers/herders crisis in the State, particularly at Yewa axis.

He spoke while inaugurating the Committee at the Oba Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Saturday, stressing that the State seeks to become number one in Internal Generated Revenue in the country and require peace to achieve that.

He also ordered the Ministry of Housing and that of Special Duties to rehabilitate all displaced persons within 24 hours and work out compensation for all victims of the skirmishes.

“Government believes with the Committee, what really happened to disrupt the peace of the areas will be made known because knowing what happened will prevent occurrences and how to solve it.

“You will ensure that the clashes do not happen again. But if it happens, you will know the steps to be taken. You will also look at any other matter that threatens peace in the State,” the Governor said.

The Committee, according to the Governor has four weeks to carry out and submit its assignment, adding that it would be a standing one saddle with the responsibility of engendering peaceful co-existence in the State.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari was impressed with the methods adopted by the State government in addressing the crisis, stating that this has made the president direct other states in the country to adopt the same template in resolving the farmers-herders crisis.

He said palliatives would given to all farmers and herders affected in the clashes, directing the Committee to liaise with the Ministry of Special Duties for seamless distribution, just as he directed the Ministry of Housing to provide accommodation to those whose houses were destroyed.

Speaking on behalf of other members of the Committee, a member of Ogun State House of Assembly from Imeko Constituency, Hon. Jemili Akingbade, lauded the governor for his timely intervention in settling the dispute. He assured that the committee will live up to its expectations by diligently carrying out its terms of reference.

Other members of the Committee are; Hon. Abiodun Egungbohun, Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan,  Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Jamiu Omoniyi, Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter-Ethnic Affairs, Sani Hadi, Chairman, Imeko -Afon, Hon. Babatunde Davis, State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Chief Segun Dasaolu and Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Benjamin Olanite.

Also included are the Eselu of Iselu, Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi, Baale of Igbooro, Chief Bidemi  Akorede, a Community leader, Chief Egungbohun Deinde, Southwest Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Kabir Muhammed and Alhaji Bashir Eggua.

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JUST IN: Ekweremadu-led PDP Electoral Committee Meets In Abuja

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The Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led electoral committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently meeting at the national headquarters of the party, Wada Plaza, Abuja.

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Reps reject motion to consider 2014, APC restructuring committee reports

From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja

The House of Representatives, yesterday, rejected a motion praying the House to obtain the 2014 national conference and All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism reports for consideration in the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
The sponsor of the motion, Toby Okechukwu, in the motion, had prayed that the House Special Ad-hoc Committee on Review of the Constitution be mandated to obtain the two reports within two weeks.
Okechukwu, in his motion, noted” the Federal Government of Nigeria instituted the National Conference on March 17, 2014, where about 492 delegates drawn from various segments, interest and professional groups of the Nigerian society brainstormed on how to build Nigeria into a more cohesive, viable and prosperous union.
“The Conference made over 600 recommendations cutting across public service; devolution of powers and political restructuring; national security; trade and investment; energy; public finance and revenue generation; social welfare; politics and governance; electoral reforms, among others.
“Also, aware that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) set up a Committee on True Federalism in August 2017, pursuant to Article 7 of the APC Constitution, the foreword to the APC Manifesto entitled ‘Our Vision for a New Nigeria’(page 3, paragraph 2), the party’s ‘Honest Contract with Nigerians’(page 7 of the APC Manifesto), its “Commitment to Restore Good Governance” (page 29 of the APC Manifesto), and the party’s promise on to build “a Government You Can Trust” (page 37 of the APC Manifesto), with a combined effect to engender national unity and stability, true federalism, good governance and national development.”
The lawmaker added that “ the reports of the 2014 National Conference and the APC Committee on True Federalism will benefit the National Assembly in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities, including the ongoing constitution amendment efforts.”
However, as soon as Okechukwu was done with reading his motion, the deputy speaker, who is also the chairman of the committee, Ahmed Idris Wase, urged the House to step down the motion.
Wase told the House that motion was a breach of procedure. He explained that the committee had its procedure and it does not include obtaining reports from any conference or political party.
Nevertheless, the deputy speaker said issues contained in the reports had been shortlisted by the committee for inputs from the general public.
He said: “We have a procedure, the motion is asking us to obtain a report from a political party; this is not part of the procedure, it’s the duty of this groups to send in their suggestions to the committee. I want to beg that the motion should be stepped down, ” Wase said.
Regardless, Okechukwu, who stated that he motivated to bring the motion because of the state of the nation, argued that his approach did not flaunt the rules.
“I do not think that the approach offends any of our rules. As he has said, the committee has advertised. It is better to err on the side of caution. The Kaduna State governor, who chaired the APC committee, said that since we are reviewing the Constitution, he hopes that we will consider some of the recommendations.
“I am saying this because of the state of the union, because with what I am seeing, the state of union is not strong,” the deputy minority leader stated.
However, the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, ruled that the motion be stepped down.

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● Electoral Act 2010: NASS Joint Committee Submits Report On Repeal

The Joint Technical Committee on repeal of Electoral Act 2010, on Tuesday, submitted its report back to the National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Electoral Matters.

The Committee Chairman who can be the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Festus Okoye, made the presentation at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.

Presenting the report, Okoye stated that the compilation was a product of some degree of consensus.

This is as he disclosed that although the doc was not good, the committee is assured that perceived imperfections in the Bill will be corrected at its third studying.

“It is still a work in progress and we believe it will guarantee credibility to our electoral process,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Sen. Kabiru Gaya stated that the ongoing modification invoice would not turn into simply one other addition to the myriad of stories that had been shelved over the years in the space of electoral reform.

“We are dedicated to place in place the requisite legislative framework that will improve the rebirth of a vibrant electoral system for our rising however delicate democracy.

“We believe this electoral bill when passed into law will be a stepping stone to climbing the steps of improving our democratic processes.”

In his remarks, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege stated that the second the electoral system was sanitised, each different factor would fall in place.

“The entire country will be grateful for what you have done,” he stated.

In his comment, Chairman INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu counseled members of the committee for his or her dedication at guaranteeing that Nigeria has a model new electoral act by the finish of the first quarter.

“As the National Assembly resumes on Feb. 9, there will be a clear copy of the invoice tabled earlier than the Senate and the House of Representatives by the technical committee.

“With this, passing of the bill within the first quarter is more or less assured.”

The joint committee consists of members from INEC, the Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation and different skilled our bodies.

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● Court never sacked NDDC Interim Management Committee says Lawyer

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has clarified that it never made an order sacking the Prof. Dabiel Pondei-led Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This is based on an announcement made out there to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

The assertion mentioned Justice Ahmed Mohammed solely granted depart to the candidates to start authorized actions in opposition to the interim administration board of the NDDC.

Recall that over the previous few months, the IMC of the NDDC had been a topic of media protection particularly with regards to an alleged order of Justice A. R. Muhammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja suspending or disbanding the committee.

However, based on the assertion, the case was struck out on Jan. 13, 2021and the choose never made any order suspending or disbanding the IMC.

It defined that fairly, what the choose did which was misrepresented in the press was to grant depart (permission) to the plaintiff to file a case for mandamus in opposition to the defendants, praying for the orders which the plaintiff hooked up to the movement for depart as required by legislation.

This, it mentioned was particularly as a result of at that stage, the court docket might not have granted these orders but since all the plaintiff prayed for was solely depart to file for mandamus and not for the grant of these orders.

It added that in the proceedings of Dec.8, 2020, the court docket requested to see the reporters who originated the story of the purported sack of the IMC and noticed that the mischief originated from the legal professionals to the plaintiff.

“They were consequently instructed to go and correct the impression created,” the assertion mentioned.

It mentioned the plaintiff’s lawyer never appeared in the case after then till it was finally struck out on January 13, 2021.

It expressed shock that the case was cited as a foundation for the govt motion by the presidency dissolving the IMC and appointing a sole administrator particularly when the minister of Niger Delta is himself a lawyer and additionally a celebration in the case who must know that there was no such order made.

The assertion expressed hope that the presidency would act on the latest judgement of the court docket and reinstate the Prof. Pondei-led IMC of the NDDC.

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo: Court stops parallel electoral committee

By Lukman Olabiyi, Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri and Okey Sampson, Umuahia

Justice S. I Okpara of the Imo State High Court, Owerri, has  restrained Uche Okwukwu, Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey and their cohort  from interfering in any manner whastsoever with the electlon of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo slated for Sunday.

The court gave order while ruling on an Ex-parte application filed by Dr. Ikedi Ohakim.

Ohakim is the only applicant in the suit while Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, Okwukwu, Electoral Committee, Ohanaeze, Chief Enwo-Igariwey and Chief Richard Ozubu were listed as number one to six respondents.

The application was supported with nine paragraphs affidavit of urgency.

After hearing the application moved by the applicant’s counsel, Aloy O. Ejimakor, the Court ruled: “It Is hereby ordered that the third (Okwukwu) and fifth (Enwo-Igariwey) defendants and their cohorts are hereby restrained In the interim from interferring in any manner whastsoever with the electlon of officers of the 1(Ohanaeze Ndigbo) defendant and or in any manner conducting a parallel election of the officers of the 1(Ohanaeze Ndigbo) defendant pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction fixed for Monday the 11th day of January, 2021.”

Besides the court also granted leave to the applicant to serve the defendant by substituted means, that is by pasting the writ of summons and other accompanying court processes in the suit at the door/gate of the defendants being their last known place of a board. And also published all the document in a national newspaper.

In the main suit, among the prayers of the applicant before the court include: A declaration of the court that fourth defedant to wit: The electoral committee constituted by Imeobi Ohanaeze on December 20, 2020 and chaired by the fifth defendant is the sole and autentic body that possessed authority to conduct election scheduled to hold between 6th and 11th January 2021.

A declaration of the court that the third defendant’s actions in constituting another electoral committees is illegal, null avoid.

However, the presumed consensus candidate for the office of the President General, Professor George Obiozor, has vowed to tackle insecurity in the South East as if elected.

Obiozor who briefed newsmen, yesterday, on why he is interested in the exalted position said described insecurity as the major challenge confronting the zone.

“The most urgent and imperative need of Ndigbo today is security. The security of Ndigbo in Nigeria and beyond has become a compelling primary responsibility and of serious concern to Ndigbo.

“At home in Nigeria, the story of insecurity of Ndigbo has reached irreverently dangerous level of existential threat. Ndigbo are indeed in terms of security, the most vulnerable and victims of violence throughout Nigeria. 

“They are the most exposed to physical violence, attack and destruction of their houses or property at the slightest crisis in any part of Nigeria.


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PDP faction calls for new Care Taker Committee in Katsina

Augustine Okezie, Kastina

A faction of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in Katsina State, known as ”PDP A Gyara”, has called on the National leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis rocking the state by constituting a fresh and independent caretaker committee that will organize fresh election into the executive committee of the state.

The leader of the faction, Alhaji Lawal Rufai Safana, who made the call at a press briefing in Katsina, noted that the recent ruling by the State High Court, dissolving Katsina State PDP congresses have provided a fresh opportunity for the National leadership of the party to do the right thing by constituting a Care Taker Committee that will supervise a fresh election into PDP Congresses in the state.

The faction further accused the dissolved party leadership in the state of partisanship and running an isolated administration that only favours a few.

It said; “members of the PDP in Katsina will recall that since 2015 when the party lost all elections at all levels, a PDP Advisory Committee was constituted which steered the activities of the party to assist the state executive committee of the party in keeping the party alive and vibrant.

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”The Committee provided good leadership advises that guided and financed the affairs of the party up to the challenges leading to the 2019 general election.

”The crisis in the Party started when the party leadership disrespected the guidelines agreed by all the seven guber aspirants for the 2019 elections.”

The faction further called for a ”credible and neutral CTC”, which according to it will conform with the rules of natural justice and resolve all issues affecting the party in the state.

It said; ”The National Headquarters of the PDP must as a matter of urgency come to the rescue of the Katsina State branch of the party from the extreme selfishness and bad leadership of the dissolved Exco.”

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Lilu community writes Obiano, rejects caretaker committee

Lilu community in Anambra State has called on Governor Willie Obiano to stop the proposed inauguration of a caretaker committee, scheduled for tomorrow.

The community said there is no need for a caretaker committee as elections for the leadership had been conducted one year ago.

In a letter signed by Ben Ezeaneche, Paschal Olikenyi, Chike Offor J. (Owelle), Cosmas Okoye, Clement Okolie, Chamberlain Okonkwo, Okechukwu Ezeh, Paschal Ndukwe, James Ezeiheukwu, Ichie Gregory Dara, Felix Ezeh, Emmanuel Ezenwafuruku, Robert Ezeanyikiba, Paul Ezedimbu, Peter Onubuike, Hipolitus Ozokwelu, Paul Onyedum, Paulinus Ugwummadu and Guy Oghaego, on behalf of Lilu Development Union, the community asked Governor Obiano to issue the requisite certificates of recognition to the duly elected president general and his executive members. 

It said the union elections were successfully conducted on December 31, 2019, in accordance with the constitution of Lilu people and other relevant laws regulating such process in Anambra State.

“The said election was adjudged the fairest and most peaceful in the history of Lilu people. Same was conducted under the protection of heavy security, media coverage and monitored by different agencies, including, but not limited to the government representatives.

“Winner emerged at the end in a very peaceful atmosphere and there was peaceful transition until the unexpected and ill-targeted interference by few and/or enemies of Lilu people and Anambra State Government, better put, saboteurs,” the community leaders said in the letter.

The community leaders said although the Lilu Development Union election was initially scheduled for December 7, 2019 by Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Greg Obi, it was postponed to December 31, 2019 by the commissioner “with the reason that they wanted people to return en masse to avoid disenfranchising some people.”

The community said the reason for the shift of date had no basis as the Lilu Development Union holds a delegate election as stipulated by the constitution of Lilu people, “which makes the number of voters to be highly reduced and manageable to less than 85 electoral votes.”

It said findings later revealed that the change of the date came about because of a petition by one Barth Awugosi who supported a particular candidate in the election.

He said Awugosi supported by Hezikiah Okonkwo, wanted Paul Akabekwa to be elected president general of the union.

The community said the election eventually held on December 31, 2019 with Benneth Ezeaneche and nine other executive candidates declared winners.

“It was after the election has been successfully held, won and lost that a letter from the office of Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs purporting to have cancelled the election emerged with a claim that same was served on the then president general, Silas Ejikeme,” it said.

The union said the community did not need a caretaker committee as it “is foreign to our constitution, especially when there is a substantive executive members of the town union like in the instant case.”

It described as embarrassing a situation where the Chairman of the “purported new caretaker committee, Johnson Okoli, is in the same ward with our President General, Ezeaneche,” while accusing those pushing for it as trying to subvert the will of the people.


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Update: Pondei’s NDDC Interim Management Committee Sacked

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved the Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Ponde -led Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of their duties.

The President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday night.

Adeshina revealed that Effiong Awa, the Acting Executive Director of finance and administration of the commission will now head the agency as approved by the President.

Adesina said Akwa would be in charge of the agency until the completion of the forensic audit ordered by the president.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

“He is Mr Effiong Okon Akwa, the Ag. Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission, who is to assume headship till completion of the forensic audit.

“The development became necessary as a result of a plethora of litigation and a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja”, the statement said.

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Pondei’s NDDC Interim Management Committee Sacked

Update: Disregard Any Information On The Inauguration Of The Private Educational Coalition Committee

The National Inspectorate Board (NIB), now the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), has cited an artwork going viral about the “Inauguration of the Private Educational Coalition Committee as an Administrative Body to Manage and Coordinate all Private activities under the Pre-Tertiary level in Ghana” on 15th December 2020.

NaSIA is by this press release, advising the general public to disregard such information as the Committee is not recognized by the Ministry of Education (MoE) nor the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA).

The Minister, MoE and NaSIA, therefore, dissociate themselves from this as it is fake and has no association with the Ministry of Education and its agencies.

For further enquiries, please contact the Ag. Director, General Administration of NaSIA via email on info @inspectorateboard.gov.gh or via phone on 0302907589/0545732688/0559186382.

Yours Sincerely,

(MRS)

Ag. DIRECTOR, GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cc:

HON. MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MoE

HON. DEPUTY MINISTERS OF EDUCATION, MoE CHIEF DIRECTOR, MoE

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Disregard Any Information On The Inauguration Of The Private Educational Coalition Committee

Update: Abia Varsity To Be Powered By Solar Energy – Reps Committee

There are indications that Abia State University (ABSU) Uturu, will be fully powered by solar energy soon, following assurance by a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Chinedu Ogah, to the University management.

Hon Ogah, who represents the Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Ebonyi State, gave the assurance when he led a team of the House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on Public Accounts to the University.

He said the committee was impressed by the warm reception, humility, and friendliness of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Maxwell Ogbuluand, promising to personally follow up the project to ensure its realization as soon as possible.

He explained that the team came to the university on oversight,specifically on the spending from the Federation Accounts with particular reference to TETFUND allocations to the University.

Hon Ogah commended the Vice Chancellor for exhibiting excellent leadership qualities and humility, promising to attract other projects to the university.

In response, Prof. Ogbulu thanked the team for the visit, explaining that ABSU was built on the foundation of excellence, integrity, discipline and hard work by the founding fathers and former Vice Chancellors of the university.

He said his team will continue to toe the same path, especially in the transparent management of all TETFUND support to the university.

While commending the unprecedented support of TETFund to the university, he informed the team of the standard and guidelines for disbursement by TETFund in phases, based on satisfactory proof of every tranche of support, before the next phase.

He promised the cooperation of the university as the lawmakers carry out their oversight duties.

The other members of the team are Hon Sam Onuigbo, Hon( Engr) Atigwe Simon and Barrister Chinyere Igwe.

Update: BREAKING: APC NEC extends tenure of Buni committee by six months

The tenure of the caretaker/extraordinary nationwide conference planning committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been prolonged by six months.

The extension of the tenure was made identified after a gathering of the APC nationwide govt council (NEC) held on Tuesday in Abuja.

The expulsion of former nationwide ex-chairman of the ruling {party} within the south-south, Hilliard Eta has been accepted by the APC NEC over his failure to withdraw a court docket case instituted towards the caretaker committee led by Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe state.

The APC NEC additionally dissolved all {party} buildings at state and zonal ranges.

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Update: Ohanaeze Inaugurates Committee Ahead Of Elections, Says No Consensus Candidate

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Sunday, introduced a 40-man committee to conduct the physique’s forthcoming elections billed for January 11, 2021. This was acknowledged after the organisation’s Ime-Obi assembly held in Enugu.

The president basic of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, through the assembly, acknowledged that his administration would by no means impose any candidate to succeed him. According to him, “I have no desire to nominate my successor contrary to widespread reports. My administration cannot undermine the unity of Igbo land no matter the pressure by anybody. We have set the template for a peaceful transition, and whatever anybody has done to suggest that we are working towards a consensus candidate is not true. We are committed to a credible process that will be accepted by Ndigbo.”

Nwodo adopted 40 individuals proposed by his government from the 5 Igbo talking states, together with Rivers and Delta, as members of the 2021 Electoral Committee. Our correspondent experiences that whereas Imo, Abia, Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi states had 4 members every, Delta and Rivers states had three members every.

The members got here from Ndigbo Lagos, Association of Southeast Town Unions (ASETU), the Diaspora Youth Wing, Ohanaeze Abuja, Aka Ikenga, and Izu-Umunna.

The assembly additionally appointed Chief Iwuanyanwu, Senator Nnamani and Igwe Alfred Achebe to look into the misunderstanding between Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, and former Senate president Anyim Pius Anyim and others on account of the governor’s current defection to the APC.

Those in attendance included the minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Senator Rochas Okorocha, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, General Obi Umahi (retrd), Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, ministers of science and know-how, Ogbonnaya Onu; atmosphere, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor; former Senate presidents Ken Nnamani and Adolphus Wabara, and Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe.

PDP names Ali Odefa South-East zonal caretaker chairman, Laz Ogbei as Auditor of the committee


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Ali Odefa as Chairman of the reconstituted South-East Zonal Caretaker Committee.

The NWC also named Laz Ogbei as Auditor of the committee.

Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, made the announcement on Monday.

The spokesman said the action was pursuant to Sections 29 (2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).

The new team will pilot the affairs of the party in the South East for a period not exceeding three months.

The NWC enjoined all members to continue to work together in harmony.

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