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APC Congress: Party positions not for sale – Enugu chairman, Nwoye to ward leaders



APC Congress: Party positions not for sale – Enugu chairman, Nwoye to ward leaders

The Chairman of the Enugu State Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye has told aspirants for the office of the State chairman to ignore claims that anyone has been anointed for the position.

Nwoye, who made the clarification during an interaction between the aspirants and the 260 ward chairmen, as well as members of the State Executive Committee, said the seat was not up for sale to the highest bidder.

The Chairman said the party belongs to the people at the ward, who he described as the “true owners of the party”, and that anyone interested in holding any position must get their support.

Some of the aspirants at the meeting included: Mr. Benson Eze, Comrade Adolphus Ude, Hon. Chief Ude Okorie John, Chief Dr. Walter Oji, a medical doctor, Chief Dr. Chiadikaobi Charles Chukwu, among others.

Addressing the party members, Nwoye urged them to discountence claims that some people had already been selected ahead of the party’s elective congress.

“I am here to give you the true picture, sell of forms has not commenced, until we hear from our national chairman, either directly or indirectly through the national secretary, until we hear from any two of them, any other story is fake news.

“Also note that you have responsibility to organize your ward, no matter the story flying around, the party rests on your shoulders. Every ward chairman, you are the true leaders of this party- you are in charge of this party.

“Election is not conducted at the local government, election is not conducted at the Enugu Capital, election is not conducted in Abuja, election is at the ward and polling units. So, you are in charge, call yourself a leader, don’t allow anybody to fool you, it begins and ends with you,” the chairman stated.

He further told the ward chairmen not to be intimidated with claims that “people’s names are being pencilled down for the party’s elective positions.

“There is going to be an election, you will have the opportunity to elect your own party officers, from ward to local government, to state, from State to zone and from zone to the national level. Anyone parading any list, it is a fake list, all of them will be exposed.

“We will have a situation where true party men and women will be rewarded for the work they have done. We have people that will place the interest of the party above their personal interests, so we must all see ourselves as fighting one course, there is no enemy among us.”

Nwoye, however, said the members must accord respect to some chieftains of the party in view of their status and contributions to the party.

“We must show respect to people, either by their status, what they have been in life or by their contributions to the party, whether you like those people or not,” he said.

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“We will dialogue with IPOB, others”___Tinubu



Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

We’ll talk with IPOB and others. Tinubu guarantees



Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

Tinubu, who was in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Thursday to meet with trade associations and the private sector, said his government will also establish industrial hubs across the country and modernize existing ones to put the country on the path of industrial growth.



He stated that only peace can ensure a return on investment, and that his government would be made up of people from all walks of life who would discuss grievances with all groups in order to find a peaceful solution.



I guarantee you that my government, our government, will be made up of people from all over the country who are eager to discuss their grievances with any group in search of a peaceful solution.






READ ALSO:Obi leads Atiku,Tinubu in a recent pre-election poll.





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Festus Keyamo: Federal Government Cannot Borrow N1.1 Trillion to End ASUU Strike



Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said on Friday that borrowing money to end the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ months-long strike was unrealistic.

He made the remark during an appearance on one the television channels.

“Should we borrow to pay N1.2 trillion a year?”

“You cannot allow one sector of the economy to hold you hostage and then blackmail you into borrowing N1.2 trillion for overheads when our total income would be around N6.1 trillion.” And you have to build roads, health centers, and other sectors.”
The Minister urged parents throughout the country to petition ASUU.

“Those who know them, like the President said the other time, appeal to their sense of patriotism,” he said.

“Let them go back to school.” They are not alone in Nigeria. They are not the only ones who benefit from federal funds. The nation cannot come to a halt because we want to meet ASUU’s demands.”

ASUU’s Demands

On February 14, ASUU began a four-week warning strike.

On March 14, the union extended the strike for another two months in order to allow the government to meet all of its demands. On May 9, a 12-week extension was announced.

The union has been on strike since May 9, vowing to continue until its demands are met.

Academics want better working conditions, the revitalization of public universities, and academic autonomy, among other things.

One point of contention for academics is the non-payment of N1.1 trillion in university revitalisation funds.

However, the Federal Government has stated that it does not have the funds to pay such a sum, citing low oil prices during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

According to reports, the agreement was reached in 2009.

Another issue is the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The University Transparency and Accountability Solution was proposed by academics as an alternative payroll system (UTAS).

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VP Yemi Osibanjo Thanks everyone after a successful surgery



Following his recent successful surgery, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Nigerians and everyone.

Prof. Osinbajo had surgery on Saturday, July 16, at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Vice president thanked Everyone for their well wishes and prayers on his behalf during his surgery.

He also expressed gratitude to the doctors, and nurses who cared for him, stating that their services were exceptional.

The Vice President’s full statement is included below.
“I am deeply grateful to everyone for your well-wishes and prayers in the aftermath of my surgery.”
And a special thanks to the incredible team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and management at the duchess of international hospital in Lagos for providing such excellent care.
“God bless you all”

Osibanjo’s remarks come just days after  wished the vice president a speedy recovery
The President thanked God for such successful surgery and prayed for Professor Osinbajo’s quick recovery in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina
He also praised the medical staff at the Duchess international hospital in Ikeja, Lagos for “competence and a job well done”

SEE ALSO : Osibanjo: Poverty Will Skyrocket Should the Country Breaks-up


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