Skip to main content

Atiku-Okowa ticket, focused on recovering Nigeria from abyss - Aniagwu,

By EgbemaVoice,

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for the 2023 general election were focused on recovering Nigeria from the deep mess created by the seven years of rudderless leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He said that the Atiku-Okowa ticket is a ticket for recovery aimed at bringing Nigeria back to winning ways, uniting the country and giving jobs back to the youths. 

Aniagwu who stated this at a news conference in Asaba on Monday, lauded the media for their contributions to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s emergence as Vice-Presidential flag-bearer of the party. 

He stressed that the party was devoted to building infrastructure which had suffered abysmally on account of the APC government not understanding what development was all about. 

Flanked by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olisa Ifeajika, the Information Commissioner remarked that "the honour done to the governor is not for the governor alone but the entire Southern Nigeria and the rest of the country. 

"The Atiku-Okowa is a ticket that is going to restore our country to become a much more secured country and to restore the economy of the nation. 

"They both understand economic issues and the need to bring in many persons on board irrespective of their political persuasions. 

"The Atiku-Okowa ticket is already moving because while they are busy looking for a place holder, the PDP already have its candidate. 

"INEC gave the timetable at the same time, while others are still searching for running mates, the PDP has shown that they are ready because they understand the issues," he said. 

Responding to the allegation by the Ovie Omo-Agege campaign organisation in Delta, Aniagwu urged the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege to concentrate on what he intends to do if elected and stop chasing shadows. 

"We read in some quarters of the media that he is alleging that Okowa betrayed Southern Nigeria by accepting to be running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. 

"The quest of the Deputy President of the Senate to govern our state is within his constitutional rights to aspire and we do not begrudge him just as it is the right of every other Deltan to want to contribute to the development of the state. 

"But you will recall that we told him to tell Deltans what he is going to bring on board. So for Ima Niboro to constantly progress in error is to say the least unbecoming of some persons who think he wants to govern a sate as cosmopolitan and as advanced as Delta State. 

"The last time I checked Senator Ovie Omo-Agege belongs to a political party called the APC, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa belongs to the PDP. 

"By our constitution for you to aspire to hold any political office, particularly at the elective level you must belong to a political party because our constitution at the moment does not recognise independent candidacy. 

"The political parties are governed by both the Constitution, the Electoral Act and the rules of engagement that are very well stated in these political parties. 

"Those rules defines how an aspirant can emerge a standard bearer. You cannot be in Leventis and determine how they are paying salaries in UAC. It does not follow the same rule," 

Aniagwu said the Director of Communications of the Ovie Omo-Agege campaign organisation was a failed presidential spokesman hence he was replaced in 2011. 

"Our brother, Ima Niboro who couldn't help his former principal, the former president of Nigeria to canvass what the man was doing between 2010 and 2011 which is why he was replaced when the man won election. 

"If he was doing so well am not too sure if he would have been replaced then as presidential spokesman so I wonder why Senator Omo-Agege would want to elevate a man who failed woefully in projecting his boss. 

"He is already failing again because I have not read anywhere he has put forward what Senator Omo-Agege intends to do if elected as governor and I think that should have been his responsibility. 

"Betrayal of who? The PDP as a political party met at the NEC level and resolved that given the circumstances of the party in opposition that they were going to leave the ticket of the presidency open to everybody to contest. 

"Nobody kicked against that as both Northerners and Southerners contested but somebody won in this case Former Vice-President, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar won fair and square creditably. 

"Delegates of the party chose him from across the country and by the provisions of our laws once you win and you become a presidential candidate, your candidacy cannot be validated until you nominate a running mate for that ticket to be complete," 

Aniagwu further averred that leaders of the party and the flag-bearer examined a whole number of persons in the southern part of the country and found our governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa very well qualified to be able to bring a whole lot of value to that ticket. 

"He is bringing on board values in terms of the developmental initiatives, values in terms of his presidential disposition and his appreciation of the many challenges that confronts us as a country.  

"The Vice-Presidential ticket is not a position of contest, Okowa didn't buy form to contest for Vice President. 

"If Omo-Agege and his campaign organisation does not have what to tell Deltans as to what they are bringing to the table, they should leave Senator Okowa alone. 

"We know they are already intimidated by the rising profile of Senator Okowa. Okowa’s selection as Vice-Presidential candidate is a product of the appreciable progress and the many milestones we have achieved in the last seven years," he added. 

On the alleged N25 billion naira loan, Aniagwu mocked the APC for lacking knowledge of governance, adding that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have assisted a number of persons across sectors. 

"The role of the state government is to guarantee the farmers and to assure the CBN that the farmers are credible enough to pay back at the appropriate time. 

"To ensure that the individuals the funds would be given to will be able to use it judiciously for the CBN to get back its funds. 

"Delta State Government being a responsible government decided to guarantee our farmers so that the CBN can make the funds available for the farmers to increase their yield. 

"How does that become a wrong decision of government? The fund is coming from CBN, they only need the state to have a buy-in to agree that once the money gets to the farmers it would be used for the purpose it was meant for. 

"Is the APC in Delta expecting that we will keep quiet because they don't understand governance and allow the funds to go to other states and farmers in those states would be making progress and ours we have to fold their hands? 

On the N150bn bridging finance, the Information Commissioner said the state government was yet to access the facility because Federal government was yet to commence the process of repatriation of the funds. 

He urged the opposition to stop talking about the N150 billion in isolation and also be concerned about the projects the funds were earmarked for, adding that "until the refunds starts coming in, we will not proceed to approach the bank."

Comments

Editor pick

2023: Mafiana extols Onyeme's qualities as Deputy Governorship candidate to Oborevwori, says Delta in prosperous pace.

By EgbemaVoice, The Executive Assistant on Political Matters to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Mafiana has extolled the qualities of the PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Sir Monday Onyeme as a thorough breed and good choice by the party for the state. Dr. Mafiana noted that with the kind of passion and dedication to duty as Chairman Delta State Internal Revenue Board has brought the state to better economic resources prudent management, thereby helping the government to channel resources where necessary for effective development project results. He described the Delta PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Dr. Onyeme as a loyal party man, very dedicated, totally committed, well respected, and truly beloved in the PDP family, hence his emergence not surprising as he will deliver in the time ahead. The Executive Assistant Political Matters to the Governor stressed that with the combination of Sir Onyeme to the Speaker Delta State House of Assemb

Egbema Agogo Salutes Virtuous mother on birthday, Describes her more mother,

happy birthday mom, By EgbemaVoice, Niger Delta youth leader comrade mingo F. Meshach Saya Ogumaka aka Egbema Agogo has celebrated mother Ala-ere Mrs. Tomaye Okoro Mingo Saya, The Amazon's of Egbema Kingdom, on her birthday anniversary, June 23,  The youth leader mingo in a statement to the newsmen said he used this great opportunity to celebrate his mother as world class mom on her birthday, applaud her for all she have doing for his live and younger brother's and sister in the family, He is think about a greeting that he can offer to his lovely mother that will encourage her to sit back, relax, and enjoy her special day to the fullest. According to him, everyday I am grateful to have you in my life. Let today be another reminder that you’re the best, Love you mom, Egbema Agogo describe mother as a virtuous woman, she is more than a mother, describe her as  the greatest woman he know, applauding her  for everything on this histor

Egbema Agogo Mourns Omajuwa Abulu, condoles Tuesday Mumbor over mother's death,

By EgbemaVoice, Egbema Agogo, comrade Mingo F. Saya ogumaka has commiserated with Egbema youth leader former Ajakurama community vice chairman, Rt. Comr. Tuesday Tuesday koko Mumbor, on the passing of his mother, Madam Omajuwa Abulu (Nee Arubere)  The matriach of the Mumbor family, who is survived by children reportedly died on Monday afternoon at a Sapele hospital. In a condolence message by Mingo the white eagle of Niger Delta, on Thursday morning condoled with the Mumbor, Abulu and Arubere family and entire Ajakurama and Polobuboh communities on the passing of the renowned mother of CCC Ajakurama parish, He said that, the deceased was a great mother and an accomplished Egbema mother, who dedicated her life to the service of mankind through her kindly heart, He urged the comr. Tuesday Mumbor and the family to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a life of sublime accomplishments and impacted on society.  "On behalf of my family, the comradeship

BREAKING: APC Biodun Oyebanji wins Ekiti Guber poll with 187,057 votes,

By EgbemaVoice, The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Biodun Oyebanji winner of the Eki PC Biodun Oyebanji wins Ekiti  Guber poll with 187,057 votes   ti State governorship election held Saturday, June 18, 2022. Oyebanj polled 187,057 votes to beat his two closest rivals, Segun Oni, a candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who scored 82, 211 votes and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 67,457 votes. The APC candidate won in 15 out of the 16 Local Governments Areas of the state, while the PDP candidate won in his Efon LGA. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Segun Oni, failed to win his own local government, Ido-Osi, in Saturday’s governorship election. Mr Oni polled 9,489 behind Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 10,321 and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 2,871. Ekiti has 16 local government areas. To be validly elec

Egbema IYC knocks DESOPADEC board, Says Stop Dehumanized Delta students,

Comrade Rufus Michael Ebiwei, By EgbemaVoice, Egbema clan Ijaw youth council (IYC) vice cum former acting clan chairman, Comrade Rufus Michael Ebiwei has blast DESOPADEC board, and the security personnel over the alleged Dehumanized treatment given to the Delta state armless protesting students in Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC’ office warri town, Delta state,  In a statement signed by the vice chairman comr. Rufus, which a copy was sent to The EgbemaVoice News, partly reads,  I'm totally disappointed at the management of DESOPADEC and its security for opening trigger on peaceful protesters for demanding for their common bursary payment. He said, Don't waste your bullets on innocent students, it is shameful. Those managing Desopadec should also think back at their days in school, what they have done to the students is  annoying. I feel leadership failure on the part of the commission.  DESOPADEC bursary survived me during my university days. I

ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS, RECOVERY OF ONE FABRICATED ENGLISH MADE PISTOL AND TWO SUSPECTED STOLEN MOTORCYCLES,

ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS, RECOVERY OF ONE FABRICATED ENGLISH MADE PISTOL AND TWO SUSPECTED STOLEN MOTORCYCLES READS PRESS RELEASE DEATH OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT/RECOVERY OF ONE LOCALLY MADE GUN AND CARTRIDGES ARREST OF SUSPECTS IN POSSESSION OF ONE HUNDRED (100) ROUNDS  OF 7.62MM AK47 LIVE AMMUNITION. On 21/6/2022, the DPO Kwale Division received a distress call that an armed robbery operation was taking place along Jesus Avenue in Umusadege quarters in Kwale, Ndokwa West LGA, the DPO Kwale Division CSP Godwin Igoche Mobilized and led the Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol team to the scene, the suspects on sighting the police, engaged them in a gun duel, during which, one of the hoodlums sustained bullet injuries while others escaped. One locally made gun, four live cartridges, and four expended cartridges were recovered. The injured suspect was taken to the Hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing. 2. On the 20/06/202

2023: Atiku's Running mate, straw Poll favours Okowa,

2023: Atiku's Running mate, straw Poll favours Okowa, As the search for a running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hots up, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, appears the most suitable within the party as the fit and proper person to help Atiku win the 2023 presidential election. A straw poll conducted by Guardians of Leadership and Democracy (GLD), a pro-democracy group with focus on leadership, good governance, sustainable democracy, innovation and human capital development, has put Okowa in clear lead over three other top members of the PDP. Straw poll, also known as straw ballot, is usually an ad hoc poll carried out to determine the slant of opinion on an issue or popularity of an individual or group of persons within a community. In modern political communication and marketing, it has become an effective quickfire tool to gauge popularity of issues or suitability of persons for a position. The group has in the past conducted

SALVAGE OUR LAND FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, POLOBUBOU LEADERS TO IOCs, GOVERNMENT.

Polobubo Tsekelewu community, ....... Demands for Environmental Justice, By EgbemaVoice, As the world commemorates world environment day in the month of June 2022 with the theme, only one Earth" polobubo Tsekelewu community, Warri North local government Area of Delta state, held a press conference to commemorates world environment day in Warri town, 15th June 2022, The dignitaries of polobubo Tsekelewu community, chief's, executive, committees, and Youths Storm the press conference emphasize on the dire environmental crisis facing the oil rich Polobubo Tsekelewu community, for the caused of environmental degradation and  mismanagement of  the polobubo environment by the multinational oil companies that operating in the polobubo community's, the press conference head by the Tsekelewu polobubo community development Association, Dr. (Engr.) Bright Abulu PhD, president General, demanding for environmental Justice, the right of polobubo people, the right of peasant to other liv

Amaechi, Onu, Akpabio and others not returning as Buhari sends new ministerial list to senate,

By EgbemaVoice, President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of seven ministerial nominees. Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Godswill Akpabio and Emeka Nwajiuba who all resigned to pursue presidential bids will not be returning to President Buhari's cabinet as confirmed in the new list.   The nominees are: Henry Ikechukwu – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa-Ibom State; Ekuma Joseph – Ebonyi State; Goodluck Nana Obia – Imo State; Umar Ibrahim Yakub – Kano State; Ademola Adewole Adegorioye – Ondo State; Odo Udi – Rivers State. The Senate has, however, not fixed a date yet for the screening exercise.

Reclaim Delta Coalition: Atiku/Okowa A Ticket Made In Hell,

By EgbemaVoice, If it was not already clear that Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar and the People's Democratic Party, PDP, have absolutely nothing to offer this country, it has certainly become incontestable by his picking Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, as running mate. Okowa stabbed Ndigbo in the back, betrayed Peter Obi and pulled the rug from under Nyesom Wike's feet. It is this traitor that Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, as if to similarly prove himself a traitor, has now picked as running mate in a race they are both clearly destined to run to absolutely nowhere. Atiku claims he is the messiah destined to save Nigeria but his preferred partner is the very worst state governor in today's Nigeria. Within less than half a year, Okowa has borrowed over 300 billion naira in the name of the richest state per capita in Nigeria. Within under six months, Okowa, in cahoots with the rubber-stamp Delta State House of Assembly, led by his Man Friday of a barely educated gove