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Today's Headlines: APC Chieftain Tells Wike To Honour His Promise, Benue Lawmaker Dumps APC For PDP

APC Chieftain Tells Wike To Honour His Promise.

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to honour the promise he made to Nigerians during the Peoples Democratic Party presidential primaries in Abuja to support whoever emerges.

Eze, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, recalled that Wike had promised to support anyone who eventually emerges candidate of the PDP for the 2023 elections.

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According to him, Governor Wike had said so without duress to show his loyalty and commitment to the umbrella party to win the 2023 presidential election.

Benue Lawmaker Dumps APC For PDP

Hon Jacob Orban, member representing Katsina-Ala west at the Benue State House of Assembly, has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to Peoples Democratic party, PDP.

Orban’s defection was contained in a letter to the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt Hon Titus Uba and read by the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Christopher Adaji who presided during Tuesday’s plenary on 26th July, 2022.

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He cited lack of internal democracy in the APC as the major factor that informed his defection, noting that the development had led to the spring up of several factions and aggrieved groups within the broom Party.

Rivers Govt Dismisses Viral Report On Marriage Task Force.

Rivers State government has described as “fake news,” a viral report, alleging that Governor Nyesom Wike had set up a Marriage Monitoring Task Force in the state.

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Kelvin Ebiri, media aide to the governor in a statement, yesterday, said: “The government considers as spurious and morally offensive, the viral report alleging that the state had ordered that any Rivers man willing to marry must have at least N5 million or a property in the equivalent of the stipulated amount.

We Are Solidly Behind You, PDP–Group Tells Gov Ugwuanyi.

Members of “Governor Ugwuanyi Progressive Movement (GUPM)”, a support group of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, have reiterated their unalloyed support and loyalty to the Governor as their leader and role model.

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Members of GUPM also reassured Gov. Ugwuanyi of their solidarity and firm support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, stressing that they will continue to follow the governor as the leader of the PDP and work assiduously towards the party’s electoral victory in 2023.

Reps Extend Subsidy Payments Probe To Jonathan Administration.

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, extended the scope of its investigation of payments for subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, to the last administration led by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The House had on June 29, 2022, resolved to investigate payments for subsidy on petroleum products especially petrol under a period that fell under the regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

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Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, had set up an ‘Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Petroleum Products Subsidy regime from 2017 to 2021,’ which was mandated to report back to the House within eight weeks for further legislative action.

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