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2023: I have The Capacity To Rescue Nigeria-Wike

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he has the capacity and energy required to serve and salvage Nigeria as its president come 2023.

Governor Wike made the declaration at Gombe State when he visited leaders and faithful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as part of ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.

Addressing stakeholders at the PDP secretariat in Gombe, the State capital, the governor urged them not to waste their votes as delegates at the party’s  presidential convention on candidates who cannot win the 2023 general election.

“If you want PDP to win election in 2023 I have made myself available. Give me the ticket, let me go and take the power for you. We are talking about who can take this power from APC (All Progressives Congress). That person is me.”

Governor Wike pointed out that people are free to visit Rivers State to see what his administration has done out of love and passion for the upliftment of the socioeconomic status of the people.

The governor stated the need to rescue Nigeria from dying and it required men of courage who love this country to do the work.

“We need to salvage this country. Let us not pretend about it. Insecurity does not know religion. Insecurity does not know ethnicity. Poverty does not know ethnicity. Poverty does not know religion.

“The people who come to kill us, do they look at who is a Christian? Do they look at who is a Moslem? Do they know who is Hausa-Fulani? Do they know who is Igbo? We are dying.

“So, it is not for sentiment. It is not for people to come and tell you, look, it must come from here, no, no. It is for those who have the capacity. If given the opportunity, I will replicate what I’ve done in Rivers State as President of Nigeria.”

 

Speaking further, governor Wike berated the APC led Federal Government for the many lies they kept telling Nigeria concerning improving the  agricultural fortune of the country.

Governor Wike said the incoming PDP government will not tell Nigerians lies, make excuses for failure but will work to genuinely improve the life of Nigerians across the country.

“They said they have given over N300b for agriculture. I have no problem with that. Even if they have spent N1trillion, where is the food?

I don’t want people going to buy rice and doing pyramid. I want to see to it that agriculture is working.”

Governor Wike noted that APC leaders have accepted that their government has failed and it sets the coast for PDP to reclaim the power and country back to Nigerians.

The governor said the insistence of some public office holders to hire mercenaries to fight bandits and terrorists overrunning the country is worrisome.

“And you have a president staying there, the security chiefs are there, and somebody is saying you must bring in mercenaries. You have seen it that the government has collapsed.

“I’m not the one who said so. Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai said the government has collapsed. Not me, not you, but APC has admitted that their government has collapsed. The Minster of Transportation said the government did not give him money that was why the bombing of the train happened.”

In his remark, the former Gombe State governor, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, commended Governor Wike for visiting the state to formally acquaint PDP stakeholders of his presidential ambition.

Dankwambo, who acknowledged Governor Wike’s excellent performance in office, assured him of Gombe state support if he clinches the presidential ticket.

Power comes from God. God gives power to whom he wants. He takes power from whom he wants. We will contribute to PDP to takeover power. But at the appropriate time, whoever emerges the candidate will sit down with Gombe people and discuss. We will negotiate. We will not be taken for granted this time around. We will work for you, we will work for whoever emerges as candidate of the party under our mutually agreed pact.

On his part, Gombe State Chairman of PDP, General Abnor Kwaskwabe (rtd) said Governor Wike is a man of integrity, an impeccable leader, a bridge builder, a unifier of men, and whose interest  in politics is for public good.

“This is a man that has touched the lives of Nigerians across the six geo-political zones. This is the man when one of the Northern States had fire in their market, nobody came to their rescue except, His Excellency, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.”

 

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Former Akwa Ibom Governor Advocates for Maintenance Culture for National Development

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During the Easter celebrations, Udom Emmanuel, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, emphasized the critical need for Nigerians to develop a culture of maintenance and protection towards public utilities and amenities.

Speaking in his hometown of Awa, in the Onna Local Government Area, Emmanuel highlighted that the path to national development is through the collective prudence and preservation of public resources and heritage.

In a message delivered at a Thanksgiving Service held at the United Evangelical Church in Awa, the former governor pointed out that public facilities are established for the welfare of the citizenry, warranting their protection against acts of vandalism.

Emmanuel’s call to action comes amidst observations of rising vandalism and theft of public properties, including electricity transformers and their components, within the state.

Lamenting the negative impact of such actions on community welfare and development, Emmanuel urged the people of Akwa Ibom and Nigerians at large to embody the virtues of unity, eschewing ethnic biases and sentiments detrimental to progress.

He underscored the importance of community vigilance and the establishment of protective mechanisms to safeguard government installations and public utilities.

Emphasizing the spiritual significance of the Easter season, Emmanuel prayed for blessings upon the people and encouraged living in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

He commended the efforts of the current governor, Umo Eno, in prioritizing the welfare of the people and reiterated the essential role of individual and communal responsibility in fostering a conducive environment for development.

The call to cultivate a maintenance culture underscores a broader vision for sustainable development and the effective utilization of public resources, pivotal for the progress and well-being of the nation.

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Governor Umo Eno Inaugurates Board for Akwa Ibom Bulk Purchasing Agency

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Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has inaugurated the Board of the State’s Bulk Purchasing Agency, charging its members to uphold transparency and accountability in line with its operational blueprint.

The newly constituted Board is chaired by Dan Akpan, with Unyime Etim serving as the General Manager/Secretary. It also includes commissioners from the Ministries of Economic Development, Agriculture, Justice, and Internal Security, as well as representatives from various sectors such as ALGON, economic advisory, market matters, the Chamber of Commerce, and Labour.

During the inauguration ceremony held at the State Executive Council Chamber, Governor Eno reiterated the importance of the Bulk Purchasing Agency in providing essential food items to the needy and vulnerable in the state, particularly amid challenging economic conditions nationwide. He commended the State House of Assembly for swiftly passing the Bulk Purchase Agency Bill, emphasizing the legislative support received for the initiative.

Governor Eno charged the Board members to collaborate closely with relevant ministries and stakeholders to ensure the effective administration of the food voucher programme. He stressed the need for accountability, urging the committee to be prepared for audits to maintain transparency in their operations.

The ARISE Food Security Programme, which is set to be launched next week, aims to address the soaring prices of staple food items by providing free food vouchers to the most vulnerable individuals identified through the social register. Governor Eno reiterated the government’s commitment to administering the programme based on the updated social register to ensure fairness and transparency.

While acknowledging the temporary nature of the food intervention programme, Governor Eno emphasized the importance of returning to agricultural practices for long-term food security. He assured the commencement of the government’s seedlings distribution programme through the Ministry of Agriculture to support farmers in the state.

Overall, the newly inaugurated Bulk Purchasing Agency is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the prompt delivery of food items to the people of Akwa Ibom State, underscoring the government’s commitment to addressing food insecurity and supporting vulnerable populations in the state.

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PDP Demands Senate President Akpabio’s Resignation Amid Allegations of Budget Padding, N108bn Akwa Ibom Fund

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate resignation of Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, amidst allegations of budget padding and corruption.

The party demanded an independent investigation into the claim that a whopping N3.7 trillion was clandestinely inserted into the 2024 budget for purported non-existent projects.

In a statement issued by Debo Ologunagba, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, the opposition party also urged Akpabio to report to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) regarding a pending case involving the alleged looting of N108 billion from the coffers of Akwa Ibom State during his tenure as governor.

Furthermore, the PDP insisted that Akpabio should address allegations of an N86 billion contract scam that reportedly occurred during his tenure as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, particularly within the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The PDP strongly criticized the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the Senate, labeling it as an attempt to stifle investigation into the budget padding issue raised by Ningi. The party denounced the suspension as a desperate move to conceal facts and suppress accountability.

Expressing concern over the refusal of the APC Senate leadership to initiate a transparent investigation, the PDP questioned the motives behind avoiding a thorough inquiry into the matter. The party also raised eyebrows at Akpabio’s involvement in presiding over the suspension proceedings, which it deemed as detrimental to the Senate’s integrity.

The PDP emphasized that the gravity of the allegations against Akpabio warrants his immediate resignation to facilitate an impartial investigation. The party reiterated its support for Senator Ningi’s quest for transparency and accountability in the polity.

In conclusion, the PDP urged Akpabio to step aside and allow for an independent probe into the budget padding allegations, while also calling on him to address the corruption allegations leveled against him.

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