Following the conclusion of collation and announcement of final result for the Governorship election in Ondo State which saw the re-emergence of the incumbent and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN., for a second and final term, Chieftain of the APC and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed satisfaction over the exercise.
In a statement made available to media houses, Monday, Eze said a holistic appraisal of the electioneering processes and balloting which took place last Saturday, reveals that the exercise was not only relatively peaceful, depicting an appreciable degree of a global standard of election in a democratic society but most importantly demonstrates that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is well equipped to improve on the democratic credentials of our nation.
The party Chieftain commended the Transportation Minister, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and other leaders of the party for the huge solidarity and support given the candidate of the party, Rotimi Akeredolu, which saw to his emergence in the fierce electoral battle of Saturday.
With this development, APC has proved once again that with unity future victories of the party in subsequent elections are assured.
Applauding officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for sticking to the ethics of fairness in the discharge of their electoral duties, Eze hailed security agencies for limiting their operations within the province of electoral guidelines, adding that their display of sound ethical norms and professional conduct contributed to the credibility of the poll.
Congratulating the Ondo State Governor and candidate of the APC, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN for this great victory, he pleaded with him for the interest of the party to set in motion a unification mechanism to unite all party Chieftains and Stakeholders for a stronger, virile, visionary and united APC in the State but most importantly provide public light to the areas that have no public light all these years at an age we are in and ensures that all his campaign pledges are implemented accordingly.
While calling on Jegede, Agboola and other opposition candidates and parties that participated in the contest, to throw their weights behind the winner for public interest, the party chief congratulated Gov. Akeredolu, the entire Ondo APC family and the good people of the state for the big win.
Eze reassures Jegede who happens to be his very close friend right from their days in Adamawa State to not only join APC but work very closely with the Governor for a better and greater Ondo State as the future of the State lays in the hands of patriotic and educated leaders like him.
From the results as declared by INEC the victorious APC Candidate defeated his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Eyitayo Jegede, in 15 of the 18 Local Government Areas where the election took place. According to INEC’s returning officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, Akeredolu polled a total of 292,830 votes as against Jegede’s 195,791 votes.
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By: Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
As the cracks in the walls of the Rivers State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gets hollow, following plans by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to cede power in some local government areas to the Senator Magnus Abe led dissident camp of defiant progressives in the planned hot-dog and illegal council polls which appears to be swaddled in an undemocratic scheme of hollow party suzerainty in a bid to hunt perceived internal opponents in the umbrella party and at the same time decorate Senator Abe with a pseudo-relevance in the leadership of the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka has commended repentant allies of the former Rivers South/East Senator and opposition party members from Andoni local government area, for returning to the mainstream fold of the All Progressives Congress.
In a statement made available to media houses, Chief Eze expressed gratitude to the good people of Andoni for collectively resolving to part ways with the Peoples Democratic Party and the Senator Magnus Abe led group of unconscious and conscienceless mortals, who have suddenly turned politics into a mere merchandise in the pursuit of their selfish private vendetta, haven been hoodwinked into the dangerous circle of Gov. Wike’s anti-people political mercenary for some meagre incentives to supplement their sources of livelihoods.
According to the party chief, Andoni is a very important Local Government in the political equation of Rivers State being the home Local Government of the incumbent National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus;.Chief Tele Ikuru, former Deputy Governor of Rivers State and former Rivers State APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
Prior to now, Andoni local government area served as a stronghold of the umbrella party in Rivers State, but given the massive defection of key leaders of the party and stakeholders and members of the Abe led group, Chief Eze said the formal cessation of the Peoples Democratic Party led Government in Rivers State by 2023 is a prophecy foretold and actualised.
Leading the project of ending the People’s Democratic Party and the presence of the very confused and misguided Group of Senator Abe’s followers in Andoni was a grassroot mobilizer and one of the most popular politicians from Andoni, a onetime Senatorial Aspirant and former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Christian Mba. Mba who led Hon. Emmanuel Eneyor and thousands of PDP faithful and Abe’s allies to what is now described as the death knell for PDP and the end to the satanic plots of Abe to decimate APC in Rivers State.
He said Andoni is part of the Local Government Areas Governor Nyesom Wike has ceded to Abe and his group to compensate them for their satanic acts and further empower them for the renewed task of ensuring that the APC goes into extinction in Rivers State while embarrassing perceived opponents within the PDP, including Prince Uche Secondus – the National Chairman of PDP and Engr. Tele Ikuru, former Rivers Deputy Governor and relegate them to the background as having lost out in the politics of Andoni and the State at large.
The party Chief said the plot to cede Andoni to Abe and his group informed the mass movement of both PDP members and Abe’s group into the progressive party. He wooed both Prince Uche Secondus and Engr. Tele Ikuru to follow suit as the Local Government has recorded no reasonable achievements since the assumption of office by Gov. Wike and his hoodwinked umbrella party.
With the development, Eze said Prince Uche Secondus and Tele Ikuru, who for sometime now have shunned events organised by Wike and his government are seen recently attending government functions in a bid to causing Gov. Wike to have a change of heart as regards the inclusion of Andoni amonh the Local Government Areas to be ceded to Abe, whose misfortune in the politics of Rivers State is taking a dangerous dimension.
Eze a very close associate to both Wike, Secondus, Ikuru and Abe assures Engr. Ikuru and the remnants of the PDP in Andoni of heroical welcome home to the All Progressives Congress, the party that will form the next Government in Rivers State whenever they decide to come back home highlighting that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi whose love for both Secondus, Ikuru and Abe is obvious, is ever ready to welcome them back to the party that will improve the fortunes of the good people of Andoni LGA.
Eze who wept for Senator Abe whose political future has been wrapped with uncertainties based on his miscalculations especially, the biting of the fingers that once fed him quoted Mr. Kennedy Friday, Abe’s Publicist as saying, “with Hon. Mba who is one of our most outspoken Leaders leaving us we are finished as a Group”
Reacting to their acceptance and readmission into the mainstream of APC, Hon. Chris Mba a former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly accused Senator Magnus Abe and his Co – travellers of collaborating with Governor Wike and PDP to sabotage APC and ridicule, Rt. Hon. Dr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and as a good Christian, I can no longer play a spoiler game that is detrimental to the progress and emancipation of Rivers State.
It is fact that both Abe, Aguma and most leaders of the group were in touch with Governor Wike and the PDP in the sinister plot to dismantle and decimate APC in Rivers State. Most of us seeing the treacherous nature of Abe’s group worked tirelessly behind the scene to convince the Senator and his friends to reconcile their perceived differences and abandon acts of treachery in the overall interest of the APC but no avail.
Mba stated further that as part of the plan to destabilise the APC, Abe’s team was planning to collaborate with the PDP during the Local Government elections by fielding candidates in defiance of the position of the APC. The truth stands, ” that only the party led by Isaac Ogbobula had the right to present the official position of the APC, emphasising as a lawyer that Abe and his Co – travellers were to pick other party platforms to field candidates in the local elections.
Mba hammered Abe further maintaining that he discovered that Senator Abe was busy pursuing personal gain while misleading some unsuspecting members of the party who are under his spell disclosing that Senator Abe had no interest in a peaceful resolution of the crisis that is being stoked in the APC, saying Abe and his henchmen were on a mission of destabilisation.
This is homecoming for me. When I spoke with our leader, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, I told him that I am a political prodigal son and that I am coming back to my political family. I told him that he should have a place in his heart to forgive me and he said he has nothing against me as we have come a long way.
Mba stated, “gathered here today are not paperweight politicians, but heavyweights and grassroots politicians. I took a deep thought about the progress of our party. I feel pained that some people are trying to drag the party backward. They are planning to do all they can to weaken the party and thereafter empty themselves into the opposition party.
Reacting to this new dawn in the politics of Rivers State, the Leader of APC in Adoni, the Iroko and the former Commissioner Of Works in Rivers State, President General of Free Rivers Initiative, former member of House Of Reps that represented Andoni at the National Assembly, one of those candidates that contested against Chief Nyesom Wike for the gubernatorial ticket of PDP in 2015, Hon. Engr. Ngerebara Sampson welcomes the PDP people in Andoni and those Loyal to Magnus Abe into the APC.
“This man of vision highlighted, “Let me state this obvious fact for those who may not have known. Hon Mba is a long time friend of our leader, HE, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
You recall that Hon. Chris Mba represented the good people of Andoni local Govt in the State House of Assembly from 1999 -2003. During which period our leader held sway as the Hon. Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Both of them, indeed had good relationship. The result of that relationship gave Egbormung community in Andoni, the Sand filling project. Hon. Mba himself got an appointment as a Member of Due Process in Rivers State.
Both Christian Mba and his community Egbormung benefited from the good gestures of our leader ,when he was Governor of Rivers state.
Both , Hon. Mba and Hon. Emmanuel Eneyo ,former, Executive Chairman of Andoni Local Govt CouncilI , former Ex-Official Member of APC Rivers State are politicians with proven perspicacity . I am therefore not surprised with their decision to reunite with there colleagues in the mainstream.
This reunion will sure brighten the fortune of APC in Andoni LGA.
The arithmetic of winning elections in Andoni LGA is very simple to the informed minds. With the coming into the mainstream by Hon Mba, Hon. Emmanuel and others, wards 6,7 and 8 of Andoni LGA are closed to any political intruder.”
Let me close this message by calling on others who have gone astray to emulate Hon. Christian Mba and retrace their steps and join us in building our party to success.
Governor Wike who is at a loss on the happenings at Andoni has since kept Senator Magnus Abe and Hon. Aguma incommunicado until they explain the hurricane and earthquake that took place in Andoni and the relevance of their plot to terminate the APC in Rivers State.
Present at the reception ceremony were the leader of the APC in Adoni LGA and former Commissioner of Works, Engr. Sampson Ngerebara; former Chairman Andoni Local Government Area, Hon. Orom Nte Ereforokuma; Elder Sampson Egop, Dr. Nsan Iragunima, Chief Emmanuel Ibodeng, PDP Leaders amongst others.
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