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PDP, APC, APGA collapse into LP in Anambra, as Obi’s momentum rises

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Scores of thousands of party faithful in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State have collapsed their structures into the Labour Party (LP) after dumping their original platforms in the state.

The defectors were all members of the three main political parties in the state, from Anaocha Local Government Area (LGA), home to Peter Obi, the LP Presidential Candidate for the forthcoming February 25th, 2023 national election.

The defectors including Chief Ifeanyi Oji, PDP chairman Anaocha LGA; Nonso Ezeana, APC Secretary, Anaocha; Chief Charlie Chukwudebelu, Ward 2 Chairman PDP Agulu (Peter Obi’s ward) and Chief Elias Abana, former chairman of APGA Ward 4 Agulu, led their members and followers to join the LP, in a move, which seems to underscore the mileage Obi is gaining in the state.

It was gathered that the defectors joined the LP at a mini rally staged for Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed at Igwe Central Palace, Agulu, on Wednesday, under the chairmanship of Chief Franklin Anazodo, where the new LP members explained that they resolved to join party, because they believed that Obi was the best person to lead Nigeria at the moment.

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Paulinus Aniagbaoso, former President General of Agulu People’s Union (APU) and currently the Traditional Prime Minister of Agulu Kingdom (Onowu Agulu) who convened the meeting said that the people of Agulu community and Anaocha LGA, in general, had resolved to vote massively for LP from top to bottom.

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Adding that the people irrespective of their various party affiliations, met and resolved to vote for Obi because he’s the most qualified candidate for the job, he added: “We organised a meeting for all the political parties in Anaocha LGA and discussed critical issues concerning this election, particularly Obi’s acceptance across Nigeria.

“We reasoned that if Nigerians across regions and ethnic divides have accepted Peter Obi and are supporting him massively, what then will be the contribution of Agulu town and Anaocha LGA where he comes from? So, at the meeting, everybody agreed to give up the various posts they were holding in their various political parties and join hands with Obi in the LP. The people of Agulu resolved to vote all the LP candidates from top to bottom,” Aniagbaoso said.

Chairman of LP in the state, Ugoo Eme, who commended the defectors for their “bold move,” as the right decision, encouraged them to join other teaming members of the party in their ongoing door-to-door campaigns in the state to ensure that all the party’s candidates win in the state.

“Come out and be fully involved. You need to come out in your numbers and vote massively for the LP. Obi did very well as governor and we believe he will do well as president. PDP says it is contesting with LP and APC says the same thing. This means that they know that we stand a very good chance to win this election. Door-to-door campaign of the LP is ongoing now. Please, join them in that good effort.”

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Traditional ruler of Agulu, Igwe Innocent Obodoako, said that he was pleased with the massive support his subject, Obi, was getting across the country, saying he was confident he would win the presidential poll, while the candidate of LP for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Victor Umeh, said that Obi had shown in clear terms that he was ready for the job.

“We’re lucky to have somebody like Peter Obi whom the Nigerian people want as their President. Obi has what it would take to reposition Nigeria. God is using him as an instrument,” Umeh, said, adding that one of his opponents had been going everywhere, lying that he was no longer in the contest.

“Some people are going about lying that I am no longer contesting for the Senate. I know the law. Before I joined LP, I checked the law of the land. I also consulted the INEC who told me that I could contest for the Senate under LP,” he added.

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Tough economy: Trouble in APC, as staff plan strike

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A loud grumbling has enveloped the 40 Blantyre Crescent, Wuse, Zone 2, Abuja, headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), where staff across different departments are threatening to down tools in protest of poor welfare and biting economic hardship.

Daily Trust, is reporting that the staff are specifically asking the party’s top echelon to make provision for their housing and other allowances, stressing that the economic situation of the country had become quite unfavourable to them.

The paper quoted one of the staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that the party’s executive members had left them to suffer, while taking home humongous amounts of money as salaries and allowances.

Though Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, National Chairman of the party, is said to have commenced payment of N35,000 provisional wage award to them in January 2024, they argued that the largesse would in June, and they would be back to square one and therefore, they needed more stable welfare packages.

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In a swift riposte, Felix Morka, spokesman of the party, was quoted as dismissing the agitation, saying: “Those matters I don’t really discuss them. As you can see, there are many important things to discuss; at the national level, in Edo State. We are battling with all that. So, any in-house matters are not my focus right now.”

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BREAKING: Davido ups the ante, doles out N300million to orphanages

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David Adeleke Nigerian music sensation, otherwise known as Davido is stamping his giant feet with which he has mesmerised his audience across the world in the arena of philanthropy, with an announcement of a fresh donation of a whopping N300million to some orphanages across the country.

The latest is an increase of N63million up from the N237million the popular singer, who disclosed the largesse in a statement on his social media accounts on Tuesday, dolled out last year as part of the gesture in what is now turning out a yearly programme since it started a few years ago.

The gesture is coming at a time Nigeria is under an intense weather of deprivation and poverty, with the prices of food and other commodities hitting the roof and citizens, unable to afford basic items mostly going to bed on empty stomachs as a result.

In recent weeks, demonstrations had erupted in many parts of the country, including Niger, Kano, Ogun and Oyo States, where residents trooped into the streets to demand an end to the parlous situation, which they blamed on the insensitive policies of the government of Bola Tinubu, the Nigerian President.

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The singer, who first gave out N250m to 292 orphanages in October 2022, said the this year’s donation would be done through The David Adeleke Foundation (DAF), adding: “I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria … as my yearly contribution to the nation. Details of disbursement tomorrow.”

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BREAKING: Tinubu set to probe Buhari’s N23trillion Ways and Means debt

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At last, President Bola Tinubu, may be going through the N23trillion Ways and Means debt obtained by his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, with a fine comb to determine what the funds, which is attributed to a major part of the current debt overhang in the country, went into.

The Nation, quoted Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy as revealing this much to participants at the ongoing Public Wealth Management Conference organised by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoFI).

Besides, the Minister reportedly said the Federal Government would also present a bill to the National Assembly, soon to authorise the removal of “all taxes and levies that constitute nuisance from the country’s tax system, as a measure to wean itself from future Ways and Means indebtedness.

The government, Edun added, will vigorously pursue policies that will allow it harvest revenue in real time from Government Owned Enterprises (GOEs) and Corporate entities.

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It was also on the same day that the Minister explained that Tinubu’s administration inherited a surge in food and general commodity prices from the previous government, but emphasised the government’s commitment to reducing food prices and tackling the nation’s high inflation rate.

Outlining the measures government was taking in tackling the situation, he revealed that, the government had released 42,000 metric tons of grains, with an additional 60,000 metric tons scheduled for release soon.

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