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    Respect For Internal Democracy, Panacea To Squabbles In APC – Abe

    The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that respect for internal democracy rather than impunity will end the raging squabbles in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. Abe, who made the declaration when he appeared on a live radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt, also declared that he will continue to champion the cause for the enthronement of internal democracy within the ranks of the ruling APC even as he pledged his unalloyed commitment to the party. The senator maintained that his resolve is anchored on the fact that they left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because of impunity…

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    INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Wike, Aforji Igwe, Others

    Thousands of people gathered at the Polo Field and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) state headquarters in Port Harcourt as INEC presented certificates of return to the re-elected Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; his Deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, and members-elect of the State House of Assembly. Hon. Aforji Igwe Obey of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who won the elections and would be representing Eleme Constituency was amongst members-elect of the State House of Assembly presented certificate of return. INEC Returning Officer for the March 9 governorship election in the state, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Otuoke, Prof. Teddy Adias, had, at the conclusion of collation of…

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    Supreme Court Judgment: Abe Commends Judiciary …Reiterates his commitment to APC

    Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has commended the judiciary over the judgment of the Supreme Court which struck out the appeals in which he and other candidates of the Rivers APC has prayed the court to make a pronouncement on the propriety of the direct primary elections conducted by the APC in Rivers State for the nomination of its candidates for the 2019 general elections. “while we prayed for a more positive outcome, we accept the final position of the Supreme Court in good faith”. Abe in a statement issued and signed by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, expressed his profound…

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    Rivers Elections: Supreme Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Determine Issues Raised By APC Says Lawyers

    A Constitutional Lawyer, Emmanuel Anele has declared that Rivers APC’S  case before the Supreme Court on the Rivers Election is merely academic because the Apex Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter, which it had earlier ruled upon. Speaking during Africa Independent Television (AIT) KaakakiProgramme,  Anele said that the Supreme Court cannot reverse itself,  having voided the primaries and congresses conducted by APC in Rivers State. He said: “The Supreme Court decided 14 cases this year on the basis that the time the appeals were filed had lapsed. The Supreme Court I know will not oblige what the APC is asking of them. The Supreme Court can’t reverse itself in…

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    I Will Intensify Development During My Second Term – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his second term is another opportunity to further serve Rivers people and intensify development across the state. Governor Wike declared that the governance structure in the state would be reviewed and energized to serve the people and check inefficiency of public officials. Speaking during a congratulatory visit by the Forum of Permanent Secretaries at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday,  Governor Wike urged government officials to use their experience to enhance development in the state. Governor Wike said that the State Government is likely  to merge ministries for greater efficiency , pointing out the number of existing ministries is no…

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    Eleme PDP Inaugurates Campaign Council • Says Focus Is To Return Wike, Others To Power

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Eleme Local Government Area has inaugurated Campaign Council and ward coordinators in the different wards in Eleme with a charge to deliver PDP candidates contesting election in different elective positions. Speaking at the inauguration, the Executive Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. Barrister Philip Okparaji said the assignment given to the inaugurated Campaign Council is simply to return the Governor of Rivers State, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike to Brick House in 2019 elections, as well as other PDP candidates. He urged them to be diligent in carrying out their responsibilities and tasked the Ward Coordinators to deliver their unit, adding that all eligible…

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    INEC Cannot Be Trusted To Conduct Credible Polls – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot be trusted to conduct credible polls in 2019 because of the inconsistent actions of the Commission. Governor Wike stated that though Rivers people are peace-loving, they will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 elections in the state. He spoke during a Special Appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily which was aired from the Government House Port Harcourt. He said: “INEC has different interpretations of judgments depending on where it is coming from. When the court nullified the Rivers APC primaries, a lawyer of one of the factions wrote to INEC not to recognize any…

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    RSHA 2019: Aforji Igwe Receives Royal Blessing • As Emere Okori Warns Politicians Against Cheating the People

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Candidate for the Rivers State House of Assembly, Eleme Constituency in the 2019 election, Hon. Aforji Igwe has received royal blessing from His Royal Highness, Dr. Appolus Chu, the Egbere Emere Okori Eleme. Speaking during his visit to the royal father, the Assembly candidate said the essence of his visit was to seek the blessings and support of His Royal Highness, Appolus Chu. He expressed fervent belief in the efficacy of the royal pronouncement of King Appolus Chu, stressing that it would help to propel him to victory at the polls. Igwe assured that if he wins, he would ensure unity, peace and prosperity of…

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    2019: Isaac Ejire Emerges Accord Party RSHA Candidate

    Prince Isaac Oluka Ejire, son of late King S.O. Ejire has emerged candidate of Accord Party for Rivers State House of Assembly in the 2019 elections in Eleme Local Government Area.  Prince Isaac Oluka, former member of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Eleme defected to the Accord party following his selection by his new party’s flagbearer for the Rivers State House of Assembly elections in 2019. In an interview, Prince Isaac Oluka Ejire disclosed further reasons he defected from APC to Accord. His words: “It is about visions and dreams. If a party has a better platform and offering for the people and you have capacity, you can move…