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Why Umahi is angry with PDP, by Wike



By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said his Ebonyi counterpart, David Umahi, is angry with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for choosing Peter Obi as the running mate to the party’s 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Wike, who spoke in a live television programme, also advised Umahi not to allow his quest to become President destroy the South-East politically.

He said: “When we had the 2018 convention that produced our presidential candidate then, the Waziri of Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as presidential candidate, he consulted widely and came up with Peter Obi, to be his Vice, Umahi was livid because he wanted to produce or he wanted to be Vice-President.

“You don’t choose who would be the vice-presidential candidate of anybody. Umahi was livid. What disturbs me is why do you think that if anything comes to South-East it must be you? Why do you think so?”

Wike said while no one would deny Umahi the right to pursue his political aspiration, which he said was the primary reason for his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), he should be mindful of the political future of the region.

He said Umahi had shown himself as an ungrateful man for insisting that he left PDP to protest the injustice the party meted to the South-Eastern region since 1999.

Wike said Umahi could not talk of injustice when he singlehandily installed his two younger brothers as the zonal vice-chairman of PDP and Deputy chairman of the party.

He said: “If he believes in equity and justice, will he be doing such? It is because he has planted these people the House of Assembly had such effrontery to give the National Working Committee (NWC) ultimatum to zone presidency to the East. Where does such thing happen? No other party has done any zoning. You can imagine the level of selfishness. ”

He also described as untrue the claim by Umahi that he made PDP in the South East zone as the only financier of all of its activities.

He said such claim suggested that other governors of Anambra, Abia and Enugu were not doing anything to ensure the success of the party in the zone.

Wike said: “I know it’s not correct. If not for Pius Ayim that impressed it on former Governor Elechi, would Umahi have become governor? So, he can’t say he’s the one who has built PDP.

“The party made him what he is and if he denies it, it only tells you the kind of person he is. What’s even his contribution at the national level of the party to support his claim?

“Where was he when people like Alex Ekwueme fought General Abacha and built the party? I distaste such arrogance”.

Wike dismissed the allegation against him by Umahi he was a dictator, who imposed, Uche Secondus as PDP National Chairman and his will on the party.

He described the allegation as spurious, saying evidence abound that Secondus was elected at the national convention of the PDP.

The Nation

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Stonebwoy speaks on Samini’s decision to endorse NPP



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The CEO of Burniton Music Group, Livingstone Etse Satekla known by the stage name Stonebwoy has shared his view on Samini’s decision to support the New Patriotic Party.

Stonebwoy disclosed in an interview that he sees no wrong in the High-Grade Family boss supporting a political party.

According to the ‘Nominate‘ crooner, everyone has a political party he or she supports, be it secretly or in the open.

The dancehall musician added that he respects Samini’s decision and that he doesn’t see it as a form of hypocrisy.

“I respect everyone’s position. The reality is that we all belong to a political party so if Samini has declared his support for the NPP, I don’t see it as a form of hypocrisy”, Stonebwoy stated.

Stonebwoy further stated that he will disclose his party affiliation when the time is right.

This comes after Samini composed a song for the New Patriotic Party to declare his support.

In the song, Samini commended Prez. Akufo Addo for his immense contribution to the development of Ghana.

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Davido replies follower who advised him to give back to the society



Famous Nigerian singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has replied a follower who advised him to give back to the people that made him rich.Davido replies follower who advised him

It all started when the self acclaimed Omo Baba Olowo took to Twitter and dished out advice on the secret to staying rich.

According to Davido, staying rich is a very simple maths, as you just need to empower your circle. His tweet read, “Wanna stay Rich ?? Empower your circle … simple maths”.

However, a follower with username @dami_simplicity, slammed the singer, alleging that he is the only one getting rich, while people around him are poor.

He went on to advise him to give back to the people who enriched him in the first place.

The follower wrote, “But you’re only enriching people being broke around you.
What about giving back to the people that made you rich in the first place ?

Replying to his advice, Davido quoted his tweet and wrote, “God made me rich”.

See their exchange below;


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Ghana Election 2020: Withdraw Soldiers From Volta Region Now



Ghana Election 2020: Volta Regional House of Chiefs has released a statement to call President Akufo-Addo to withdraw soldiers and security personnel deployed in the region ahead of December 7 elections.

According to the Vice President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, the presence of armed security personnel in the region will intimidate majority of voters on electon day.

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Part of the statement read “The call from citizens is that the House should demand the withdrawal of security personnel from the region forthwith, so as to reduce the fear of intimidation being exhibited by the security personnel,

“Our people are of the view that the continued presence of these personnel and the intimidating posture towards the citizens will prevent them from going out on December 7, 2020, to cast their votes in a peaceful manner.”


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