PDP Scribe: Could 2023 ambition be the reason why Peter Obi rejected the nomination of Sen. Anyanwu?
Senator Sam Anyanwu. Credit: Google. Ahead of the October 30th national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where new national working committee members will be elected, the micro-zoning of some positions to some regions have been generating crisis among stakeholders in the party.
Photos Credit: Google South-East governors have no control over IPOB sit-at-home order: Ikpeazu South-East governors do not have control over IPOB’s sit-at-home order despite several attempts to stop Igbos in the region from obeying it, says Governor Okezie Ikpeazu. Photos Credit: People Gazette “The South-East governors are handicapped.
The 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory have been trying to increase their Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) and keep the government running. Various state governors have been using different methods to improve their Internal Generated Revenues. Despite the efforts, the IGR of the States across the federation is not the same because of some factors.
Amidst the spate of acute secessionist movements in the Southeastern region of the country, the incumbent governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu has weighed in on the possible measures the federal government could take in the fight against secessionist attacks. While speaking with Vanguard Newspaper, the governor noted the relevance of negotiation in conflict resolution.
The saying that "leaders should lead by example" in the Nigerian context, has for long been evasive. For one reason or the other, this saying may eventually begin to hold sway. This is on the backdrop of a statement made by the governor of Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (Ph.D) while speaking with Vanguard in Abuja on Sunday, where he admitted that as leaders, they owe apology to the masses, admitting the failure of Nigerian leaders to represent the citizenry.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in 2017, commissioned the Osisioma flyover bridge, the first capital project in Abia State, designed to reduce traffic and boost economic activities in Aba. However, the project is yet to be completed up until this period. According to Channels TV, the flyover project was commissioned by Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, as he stated that funds for the project have been provided, assuring that work on the project will not stop until it is completed.
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, said that the existing collision between the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and the federal government could be settled on the negotiation slab to pave the path for stability and justice. The governor, who spoke in an interview with a news media platform in Abuja, also said that the incapability of Southeast directors to react to the weekly sit-at-home injunction by the Indigenous People of Biafra was because none of the governors regulates the security gear in the country and cannot then deploy what they do not have to deal with security challenges in the zone.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State in an interview with Vanguard on Sunday, 10th October, 2021 recommended a way to end the faceoff between the Federal government and the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Ever since the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was rearrested and detained by the DSS, IPOB has declared every Monday as sit-at-home in the entire South-east.
Heading into the 2023 presidential election, both northerners and southerners in the People's Democratic Party (PDP) are strongly pushing for the party's presidential ticket to fall to them, all the while offering different arguments. To make things fair in his view, former Vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has proposed that the presidential ticket be thrown open.
According to reports we gathered from Vanguard Newspaper, the executive governor of Abia State, Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu has made a series of statements concerning the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, and their unlawful sit-at-home orders. Photo credit: Premium Times While speaking in an interview with Vanguard Newspaper in Abuja, yesterday, Okezie Ikpeazu stated that the reason why Southeast Governors are yet to effectively cripple the IPOB sit-home-order is that they(Governors) lack the required jurisdiction to mobilize the Nigerian Police Force and other security operatives to tackle the menace.
The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has revealed why the South-east Governors are not able to stop the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from enforcing a sit-at-home order in the region. He said they (the Governors) have limitations in determining the number of police assigned to the region and the equipments to be used by the operatives.
The unlawful activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra with regards to the weekly sit-at-home have crippled the economy of the southeast. Though the leadership of the group has come out to claim it has suspended the sit-at-home, however, some miscreants associated with the group have continued to intimidate the residents of the southeast by carrying out attacks on those that have disobeyed this unlawful order.
The political environment in the South East has been turbulent for many years back. This is mainly a result of the frustration many Igbos feel about being marginalised or what they see as a deliberate act of political exclusion. However, in the last six years, the temperature in the region has almost hit boiling point with relentless agitations for Biafra and incidences of violence and insecurity.
The controversy over who will emerge the new national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the national convention on the 30th of October, took a different dimension yesterday after the candidate that was touted to emerge the consensus option was rejected by some major stakeholders in the PDP from the Southeast zone.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has revealed some methods to calm the faceoff between IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government of Nigeria. Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday, said that the current faceoff between the head of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government could be settled on a negotiation table to pave way for peace and justice.
As the PDP National Convention is fast approaching, the South-East Zonal Executive Committee of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have announced a Former Senator representing Imo East Senatorial District, Samuel Anyanwu as it's Consensus Candidate for the Position of the National Secretary. Photo Credit: Vanguard
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has disclosed that his colleagues in the Southeastern region of the country have continued to find it difficult to bring an end to the sit-at-home order imposed by members of the prescribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Ikpeazu, during a chat with The Vanguard on Sunday, said that governors in the Southeast are quite limited in their control of security agencies, especially the police in their respective states.
The aftermath of the EndSARS protest in Abia State resulted in the burning of public offices and destruction of government owned properties in Aba on 21 October 2020. Days after the destruction and burning of the facilities, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu visited the affected areas and promised to help rebuild the structures.
Abia PDP Felicitates with Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on his 57th Birthday. By: Tony Ademodi Abia State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Right Honorable Alwell Asiforo Okere and members of the State Executive of the party have joined millions of Abians, President Mohammed Buhari and other Nigerians to felicitate with the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu on his 57th Birthday Anniversary Celebration.
The National President of the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, Professor Kolawole Kazeem says Adult Education holds part of the keys to Nigeria's development. Professor Kazeem said this during the council's 2021 annual general Conference and its 50th Anniversary held in Abuja. Highlight of the event include launching of the book; Nigeria National Council for Adult Education at Fifty as well as presentation of award to some of the members who have made great contributions to the growth and development of the practice and study of Adult and non formal education.