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Anambra Too Big for WAEC Certificate Holders to Govern – Soludo

Anambra Too Big for WAEC Certificate Holders to Govern – Soludo. BY NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA   The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Chukwuma Soludo has chided his fellow governorship candidates from other political parties for declaring only WAEC Certificate as their highest educational attainments. Soludo who spoke at Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka during the inauguration of the APGA National Campaign Council said Anambra had outgrown being governned with such lowly educational qualification. INEC had on Thursday released a list of candidates for the Anambra Governorship election, with most candidates who claimed strings of degrees submitting only WAEC. The candidate who was on Thursday enlisted as standard bearer of APGA by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), after series of legal battle said the November 6 governorship election in the state is APGA’s. “APGA has a star-studded team for this election, and it is the party with the best brains. “

APC Can’t Intimidate Us with Membership of Andy Uba’s Campaign Council – ADINUBA

  APC Can’t Intimidate Us with Membership of Andy Uba’s Campaign Council – ADINUBA By Nkiru Nwagbo, Awka.  The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said that it is not intimidated by the membership of the national campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the party’s governorship candidate, Andy Uba in Anambra State. The spokesperson of the APGA campaign council, and commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C.Don Adinuba reacted, while receiving the newly elected executive of the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra council, led by Chief Chuks Ilozue. Adinuba said: “We are not surprised that the APC inaugurated its campaign council for Anambra State yesterday with all those names. “Anambra people know what they want, and they have chosen APGA, and all those people they are inaugurating as members are not relevant.” Adinuba said Anambra people are happy with the level APGA has taken the state, adding that no Anamb

Anambra 2021: Accord unveils ex-PDP guber aspirant as candidate, vows to turn state into medical tourism Centre

  Anambra 2021: Accord unveils ex-PDP guber aspirant as candidate, vows to turn state into medical tourism Centre By Nkiru Nwagbo Awka Accord party, Wednesday, unveiled the former Governorship aspirant of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Godwin Maduka, and Mr Kenneth Obi as its candidate and running-mate for the state 2021 poll. The Anambra State Chairman of the party, Prince Batho Igwedibia, who presented the candidates in Awka, the state capital, described them as outstanding politicians with impeccable characters and capacities to develop Anambra to an enviable height. Igwedibia, who explained that they replaced the initial candidates produced by the party at primary, noted that they joined with their teeming supporters and urged electorate to vote for the party on November 6 gubernatorial poll. Earlier, the candidate, Dr Godwin Maduka, who is a US based Medical Doctor, said his administration would revamp the state health sector with a view to turn Anambra State into a m

Kano Appeal Court Judgement: Judiciary Has Redeemed Itself....... Umeh.

  Kano Appeal Court Judgement: Judiciary Has Redeemed Itself....... Umeh. By Nkiru Nwagbo Former National chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA Sen Victor Umeh has described the Appeal Court Judgement in Kano which quashed the Jigawa High Court ruling as a redemption of the confidence on the judiciary. Umeh who spoke to reporters in Awka yesterday said that the Judgemen has given the Jigawa High Court a proper definition as one that lacks both territorial and substantive jurisdiction. Umeh said the judgment of the Court of Appeal was without flaws, and that all along the party had never wavered about the authenticity of Oye's leadership of the party. "We were convinced that the High Court judgment of Burnin Kudu in Jigawa State should have been a nullity, but some people including the INEC used it to torment us. "Not only has the judiciary redeemed itself, it has also shown that it is the hope of the people. Nothing in that judgement(Jigawa State) should be

Oye And His Detractors

  Oye And His Detractors By Ody Chukwube A thirty minutes chance meeting with Dr Victor Oye, the National Chairman of APGA, was very revealing. He was a reporters delight; infectiously confident, eloquent, passionate about his party, but most surprisingly,  deeply religious. What was supposed to be an inquisition into the impasse bedeviling the party gradually snowballed into theological lessons, laced with a deluge of philosophical narratives that left me bewildered, confused and ironically, bitter.  I was worried that some people, especially one renegade from Imo state painted Dr Oye , who I had known for over 30years, in such lurid colours.  I was however shocked by his unexpected serenity in the course of the discussion. He laughed it off and chose to rather bear it with philosophical calmness   " I know the God that I worship, he will give me victory" was his sangfroid response to the viral video clip.  Quoting copiously from the scriptures , Ozonkpu,  a title which conf

Obi Dismisses Litigations Again PDP.

Obi Dismisses Litigations Again PDP. BY NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA Presidential running mate of the People's Democratic Party PDP and former governor of Anambra state Mr Peter Obi yesterday described the multiple litigations in the party as a show of rascality. Obi who disclosed the at the party stakeholders meeting convened by its candidate Mr Valentine Ozigbo sad that it is not healthy for the party. Obi however expressed strong belief that the Litigations would not affect the party's contest for the November governoship election in Anambra state. This is coming as the National Working Committee NWC and National Executive Committee NEC of the PDP through the South East chapter of the party reaffirmed their support for the candidacy for Mr Valentine Ozigbo as it's flag bearer. According to Obi "Iam worried about these litigations and you all know that while I was here as governor these things were not happening and I call this the hight of rascality and I can assure you that i