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Today's Headlines: We’ll Bury PDP On March 11–Dr Alex Otti; Court Jails Former Elizade University VC for five years over $720,000 fruad

We’ll Bury PDP On March 11–Otti

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Dr Alex Otti, the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party LP, in Abia State, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is dead and shall be buried at the polls on March 11.

He was speaking at a reception organised in his honour by the CY Nwankwo Foundation which took place at Isiala Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State at the weekend.

Otti boasted that the Labour Party killed PDP, having won one of the three senatorial seats and six out of eight House of Representatives seats in Abia State in the concluded National Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on February 25, 2023.

Describing LP as the leading party in Abia State, he further claimed the PDP in its last ditch effort to hang on to power has gone to town with evil propaganda against him.

Court Jails Former Elizade University VC

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The High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital, has sentenced a former Vice Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state, Prof. Adekunle Oloyede to five years’ imprisonment for $720,000 fraud.

The judge, Justice Aderemi Adegoroye jailed the professor after finding him guilty on all the six counts of false pretences, stealing and fraud contrary to the anti-graft laws of the state.

The accused, Oloyede was said to have fraudulently obtaining the sum $720,000 for the construction of 500-bed space at the school, while he also obtained the sum of $250,000, $150,000,and $620,000 at different times.

The money was collected from Mike Ade Investment limited for Duro Global Property under false pretence of using the amount for the construction of hostel for the institution.

I’m not behind ‘Vote Abiodun, get N20,000’ promo – Gov

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The Ogun State Government has distanced Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration from the ‘N20,000 Dapo Abiodun Campaign Funds’ promo being circulated on social media platforms.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, in a statement on Saturday, denied the involvement of the state government in the promo.

He also declared that the campaign was an attempt not only to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, but to discredit the governor ahead of the next Saturday’s poll.

Ohanaeze Warns Enugu Politician Against Inciting Violence

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The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Sunday called on senator-elect for Enugu North Senatorial zone, Okey Ezea, not to set the state ablaze with his comment on ‘do or die’.

While reminding him that it would be very dangerous to throw stones into a marketplace, as the victim cannot be known, the organisation advised him to withdraw that comment for the sake of peace in Enugu State.

Ezea was said to have told his constituents that the forthcoming governorship election would be a do or die affair.

But the president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, said Ezea’s alleged utterances should be condemned by all lovers of democracy.

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