Wike: We Are Not at War with FG over Tax Collection Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, said at the weekend that the state was not at war with the federal government or any of its agencies. The clarification followed insinuations in some quarters about hostility between the two tiers of government in the wake of the legal dispute over who is authorised to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) in the state.
Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, There are indications that the PDP Presidential Candidate may emerge from the North due to the Presence of Political Heavyweights in the North. If this eventually happens, the Southern Region 'll definitely produce the Party's Vice-president Candidate. There are Three High-Profile Politicians from South to watch out as the likely 2023 Vice-presidential Candidate of the PDP.
The PDP won't conduct any primary election for the vice presidential slot. Most of the time, the presidential candidate singlehandedly chooses the running mate. But while the 2023 presidential election is approaching, there are two politicians who may be considered for the vice presidential slot.
As the 2023 Presidential Race is fast approaching, the Leaders of Political Parties have been reaching out to their loyalists in their various Political Parties for the Preparation of 2023 Polls. It should be recalled that the two Political Parties, known are the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and the All Progressives Congress APC.
It is no more news that the Former Governor of Rivers State, Governor Rotimi and Senator Magnus Abe are not in good terms with each other in the State. The rift between the two Leaders has led to serious crisis in the Party. It should be recalled that the supremacy battle between the two Leaders of the Party, Started in 2018, when Senator Abe aspired to succeed Amaechi as Governor of the state but Amaechi, declined Abe and supported his anointed Candidate Dakuku Peterside, instead of supporting Abe.
As part of efforts to ensure more women are included into the political struggle in the country, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sworn-in Dame Anengi Barasua, as the first female Executive Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. Photo credit: The Champion Newspaper
3 Prominent Politicians Who Might Be Endorsed As PDP Flag Bearers Against 2023 Presidential Election
It's no longer a news that the race for the 2023 presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared open for anyone who wishes to run for the presidency since the National Executive Committee (NEC) failed to ratify the recommendations given by the zoning commitee led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
The coast is getting clear for the main opposition Party, PDP Ahead of the 2023 Polls. It should be recalled that the Party, is set to conduct her National Convention by October, 30th and 31st. However, the Governor of Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike should be appreciated for what he has done for the Progress of the Party.
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike happens to be one of the most talked about governors in the country. Some of the things he is known for, is his courage and style of leadership.File Photo: Nyesom Wike| Credit: PM news Nyesom Wike did not just get to where he is today by just sitting down and hoping.
The 2023 governorship election in Rivers State is less than two years, the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress are trying to win the South-South state. The incumbent Governor of the State, Nyesom Wike, who is currently on his second term in office is trying to win Rivers State for PDP while the former Governor of the State and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is also trying to win the state for APC in 2023.Photo credit: Vanguard
The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike among the 36 governors in Nigeria remain one of the performing governors who within his first two years in office earned a title for himself as a result of his developmental projects in Rivers State. It was as a result of his works in the state that the vice President, Yemi Osibanjo in 2017 gave him the title, "Mr Project".
VAT: We’re fighting for fiscal federalism, not superior power, says Wike Rivers governor Nyesom Wike says the state’s disagreement with the federal government over collection of value added tax is geared towards establishing fiscal federalism as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution. Mr Wike notes that the contention is not about fighting the federal government or any of its agencies as being insinuated in some quarters.
It is in the public domain that Nyesom Wike is one of the major stakeholders in the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) today, as Governor of the Oil-Rich Rivers State, Wike has literally made himself of the National Leaders of the Party. Photo Credit: Google
The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has reportedly asked the Supreme Court to accelerate hearing on the Value Added Tax case between the Federal Government and some states, which is currently before it. The Governor who wondered why the the apex court has not given the contentious issue the needed attention, argued that the case was of national importance and that the Nigerian citizenry was eagerly waiting to hear the final judgment on the issue.
Today in Nigeria we are faced with a lot of challenges ranging from insecurity, economic backwardness, intolerance, division, and so on that makes our peaceful coexistence under threat. In a time like this in our history as a country, the message of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his Delta State counterpart, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa during the celebration of this year's Eid-ul-Mawlid known as the birthday of Prophet Mohammed) was timely and should be practiced by all Nigerians even as we approach 2023 Election.
No matter what ambition Nyesom Wike has, he needs to keep his focus on two PDP governors. There are two key posts he may aspire to occupy later in 2023. The presidential and the vice presidential slots would be up for grab. And whatever the Rivers State governor chooses, he should work with the two governors.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers says the state isn't battling the Federal Government or any of its organizations over collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) as being insinuated in certain quarters. Speaking on Sunday in Abuja at a public lecture entitled: "Taxing Powers in a Federal System" to mark the 60th birthday celebration of Mr Ahmed Raji, (SAN).
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Rivers governor Nyesom Wike says the state’s disagreement with the federal government over collection of value added tax is geared towards establishing fiscal federalism as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution. Mr Wike points out that the dispute is not about battling the federal government or any of its departments, as some have suggested.
The Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike stated in a public lecture that the state is not fighting the Federal Government or any of its agencies over the collection of Value Added Tax as been insinuated in some quarters at Rivers State. On Sunday At Abuja, to mark the 60th birthday of Mr. Ahmed Raji, (SAN) in a public lecture titled, "Taxing Powers in a Federal System”, Governor Wike disclose that the state was only trying to pursue what was right and legitimate within the ambits of the constitution.
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike had sworn Dame Anengi Barasua, JP., as the first female Executive Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area. He said it is part of efforts to ensure more women inclusion in politics and also charged her to always work in unity with the leadership of Bonny LGA, he also described her position as an opportunity to show her potential in service.