Ex-Imo Deputy Governor Arrested
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Security operatives have arrested former deputy governor of Imo state, Gerald Irona.
An eyewitness who disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri said he was arrested from his Owerri residence at about 10:15 am on Wednesday.
At the time of filling this report, Irona was said to have been detained at the Imo state police command.
The reasons for his arrest and how he was arrested, according to eyewitnesses who did not want their names mentioned, said: “Some security operatives from the Imo state police command have arrested the former deputy governor of Imo state, from his house in Owerri. They came to his house dressed in black attire. They took him to the State police command and they said his arrest was based on the order from the above. He is now detained at the Imo state police command.”
They alleged that “His offence was because he made a statement that Imo state will be made ungovernable during that Supreme Court battle between Governor Hope Uzodimma and Former Governor Emeka Ihedioha if Ihedioha was removed from the office.
“And that Irona had earlier been declared wanted by the police for unlawful possession of government properties among other offences.”
PDP Self-Destructed For Dumping Zoning _Wike
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) committed to the highest level of anti-party and embarked on self-destruct when they dumped the zoning arrangements entrenched in the party’s constitution.
The Governor maintained that such an anti-party decision contributed largely to the party’s catastrophic defeat in the just-concluded presidential election.
Wike spoke when the three Rivers senators-elect; the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Senator Barry Mpigi and Allwell Onyesoh visited him at his private residence in Rumueprikom on Wednesday to present their certificates of return to him.
He said: “We are proud to have produced the three senators. Out of 13 House of Reps, they have announced ten, and we have taken nine. We believe that when election is done in the other ones, we will also emerge victorious because Rivers State has always been with PDP as regards to the issues of our local elections.
Obi Attends Court Hearing On BVAS Case
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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Wednesday, attended court proceeding with his lawyers over his party’s legal request to inspect Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines and other electoral materials deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 25 elections.
Obi, in a statement he shared via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, said he decided to cancel his campaign trips to appear in court with his lawyers.
He wrote, “I have arrived at the Appeal Court in Abuja. The place of the Nigerian Judiciary as a revered national institution remains important. We believe in due process.”
Your Forefathers Won’t Forgive You If You Vote Against Sanwo-Olu, Lai Tells Lagos-Based Kwarans
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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday rallied Kwarans in Lagos to support the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Mohammed said Kwarans in Lagos have an obligation to support Sanwo-Olu and the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying many Kwarans have thrived in Lagos because of the accommodating and tolerant nature of the state.
He spoke in Lagos at an event tagged “Kwarans in Lagos endorse Sanwo-Olu.”
The governor was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamza, at the event which held inside Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
The Molade Okoya Hall inside the stadium was filled to the brim with Kwarans residing in the state, including present and past political officeholders.
In attendance were Rep. Jide Jimoh representing Lagos Mainland, Dr. Samuel Adedayo, Reps-Elect for Apapa Federal Constituency, popular Nollywood Artist, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), among others.
The Minister who recalled that the association between Lagos and Kwara dated back to centuries ago said the state has accommodated many Kwara indigenes who have excelled in business, politics, entertainment, among other sectors.
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