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Umahi sacks all his appointees from Ohaukwu LG in Ebonyi

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered the immediate sack of some political office holders from Ohaukwu local government Area of the state.

The governor gave the directive on Friday in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala.

The officeholders include all the Coordinators, all the Executive Assistants (EAs), all the Senior Technical Assistants (STAs).

Others include all the Technical Assistants (TAs), all the Liaison Officers and all the Management Committee Members of Development Centres.

Ugbala urged them to handover all the government properties in their possession latest Monday, 23 November 2020.

Ugbala said: “In the avowed determination of Ebonyi State Government to allow greater participation of Ebonyians in governance, His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi has approved the removal from office of the following political office holders from Ohaukwu Local Government Area with immediate effect.

They are All the Coordinators, All the Executive Assistants (EAs), All the Senior Technical Assistants (STAs), All the Technical Assistants (TAs), All the Liaison Officers and All the Management Committee Members of Development Centres in Ohaukwu LGA.

In view of the above, all the affected former officers are directed to handover all the State Government property in their possession to the Secretary to the State Government before the close of work on Monday 23rd November 2020. Please ensure strict adherence to this directive.”

The removal of the appointees came barely a few hours chairman of the council area, Barr. Clement Odah and stakeholders of the area held a meeting in support of Governor Umahi’s defection to APC.

Former Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory during last Saturday’s governorship poll, calling on him not to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obaseki who joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in June after he was disqualified by the APC, defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC in the election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.

A Kano based industrialist, Chief Kalu Ogbonnaya, has advised the Federal Government to take necessary steps to stimulate the nation’s economy to prevent a recession post COVID-19.Umahi sacks all his appointees

Ogbonnaya who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano, said as a result of the coronavirus raving the world, no business has been moving.Umahi sacks all his appointees


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Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP Defects To APC

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Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Abbo’s letter of defection during the plenary session on Wednesday.

Abbo noted that alleged mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa State led to his defection to APC.


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Sen Orji Kalu Woos Ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, Others to Join APC (Photos)

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Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Kalu, on Tuesday, paid a visit to a former Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd.).

Senator Kalu, fondly called OUK, is a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and highest ranking elected officer of the Party in the South East region.

The senator today visited Ihejirika in his Ovim country home, Abia State. Kalu’s visit to the former army staff, is connected with his continuous persuasion of the retired general to join the APC.

The Abia North Senator was reported to have arrived Enugu Monday evening and headed to celebrate birthday of his long time ally and friend, Chief Clement Nwankwu.

Kalu who departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at exactly 3:30PM in his Gulfstream G650 private jet, landed the Enugu International Airport at 4PM and proceeded to Dr Tony Okam’s residence.

The birthday which was celebrated with great funfare and hosted by Dr Okam, had in attendance Ambassador-designate, Major General Chris Ugwu; former Chief of Staff to Abia State Government, Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu; former Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia state government, Dr Madukwe Ukaegbu; former Chairman, Arochukwu Local Government Area, Hon. Chibuike Jonas; Director General, Orji Uzor Kalu Movement, Rev. (Mrs) Jemima Ola Kalu, amongst others.

Sources close to Kalu Tuesday night revealed that the former governor is on a four-day visit to Abia where he is expected to convince more prominent politicians in the state to join the party.

Our source also said that many former and present members of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s cabinet have indicated interest of joining the APC, and Kalu is leaving no gap in consolidating the moves.

Sen Orji Kalu Woos Ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, Others to Join APC (Photos)

Sen Orji Kalu Woos Ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, Others to Join APC (Photos)

Sen Orji Kalu Woos Ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, Others to Join APC (Photos)

Sen Orji Kalu Woos Ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, Others to Join APC (Photos)

Sen Orji Kalu Woos Ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, Others to Join APC (Photos)


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INEC: Buhari asks Senate to confirm Yakubu for second term

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The Senate on Tuesday received a request from the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.), to confirm Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, by for a second term in office as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The request was contained in a letter dated 21st October, 2020, and read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

The letter reads, “In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission for a second and final term.

“While hoping that the Senate will consider and confirm the reappointment of the nominee, please accept Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the Senate said it had yet to take a position Yakubu.

A leader of the caucus, who spoke with our correspondent on conditions of anonymity on the issue, on Tuesday, however, said members of the opposition party would ask appropriate questions during his screening.

He said, “There has been no formal resolution or decision of the caucus regarding his case yet.

“Usually, we meet as a caucus to take a position on issues like that. When the matter comes to the floor, we will ask appropriate questions,” he said.

Another PDP lawmaker from the South South geopolitical zone, who also spoke off record, said Yakubu have a strong case to answer when he comes for screening.

Also on Tuesday, the President in a separate letter, requested the upper chamber to confirm Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru as National Commissioner representing the North-West in INEC.


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