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Today's Headlines: Ndigbo Solidly Behind Obi To Recover Mandate -Ezeife; ACF Angry With Buhari_Chaos, Anarchy Loom

Ohanaeze Solidly Behind Obi To Recover Mandate -Ezeife

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Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi, has the full backing of apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, as he battles to retrieve his mandate from the February 25 election.

Igbo Elders Consultative Forum (IECF) stated this, yesterday, in reaction to a trending statement in the media that “Obi was not destined to be President of Nigeria in 2023.” The statement was credited to a Ambassador Tony Chiemelu Obizoba, who claimed to be the Director-General, Implementation and Strategic Planning, of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo General Assembly Worldwide.

Chairman of the elders forum and former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife and secretary, Prof. Charles Nwekeaku, described Obizoba’s statement as fallacious, outrageous, insipid, reckless, irresponsible, and unacceptable to the Igbo in general and the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum in particular.

The forum said Ohanaeze does not have any officer of a committee that answers a Director-General and that the official spokesman of the body remains its National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Alex Ogbonna.

48,000 Killed By Earthquakes In Turkey_ ErdoganPhoto Credit:Punch Newspapers

Turkish President Recep Erdogan, on Sunday, said the number of people killed by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey’s SouthEast has reached 48,000, with over 115,000 people injured

“The death toll has reached 48,000 and the number of injured has exceeded 115,000,” Erdogan said in a televised address to the nation from the Samandag district of Hatay province.

ACF Angry With Buhari_Chaos, Anarchy Loom

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed anger with President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly disobeying Supreme Court judgment over naira redesign and currency notes scarcity.

The Supreme Court had about 10 days ago ordered the Federal Government to allow old naira notes of N500 and N1,000 circulate side by side with the new notes till December 31, 2023 when the old notes will cease to be legal tender.

However, ACF, in a statement, yesterday, by its Secretary General, Murtala Aliyu, warned that disobeying the court judgment could resort to nation wide breakdown of law and order.

“Some 10 days ago, the Supreme Court held that President Buhari breached the constitution in the way he issued a directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the redesign of the naira without consulting with the National Council of States and the Federal Executive Council.

“It went further to rule that the unconstitutional use of powers by the president on the naira redesign has breached the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens in various ways.

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Obi Urges Followers To Vote Ken Pela

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged voters in Delta State to vote massively for the party’s governorship candidate, Ken Pela, in this Saturday’s election.

The former governor of Anambra State spoke during separate rallies in Agbor, Umunede and Asaba.

Obi said Pela is the people’s choice who will liberate and bring peace to Delta, noting that there is no need for distractions as the masses were tired of the APC and PDP led governments.

He added that the people want a total reform of political party system, and had endorsed the Labour Party as their best choice to govern Delta State.

“If you are a true Obidient, and you truly believe in the Peter Obi’s mandate, you will never give your vote to APC, because if APC wins Delta State, it will prove that Peter Obi didn’t really win here,” he said.

He urged Deltans to come out en-mass on Saturday to vote Pela for governor, adding that, when the righteous rule, the people rejoice.

Speaking, the governorship candidate, called on the people to vote for all candidates of the Labour Party in the elections.

Daunting Tasks Before President-Elect, Tinubu

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President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, actually braced all odds to emerge winner of the keenly contested February 25 presidential election. He beat his counterparts, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) in a poll many still consider as anything but free and credible.

Awaiting his swearing-in as President on May 29, Tinubu emerged winner after surmounting several landmines from his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), hash anti-masses APC government policies and widespread bitterness against his party’s government

But beyond the razzmatazz of the campaign and eventual victory, the realities before Tinubu would be to forget the bitterness of the campaign, the myriad of the pitfalls and mundane issues of ethnicity, nepotism and influence of the cabal that characterised President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government in the past eight yeart.ears

Asiwaju must look beyond whatever interpretations of his Emilokan mantra now that he has won the election,” an APC chieftain quipped, adding: “He must equally draw lessons from the consequences of what many believe our party did not get right in government for the two tenures under President Buhari

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