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Anambra 2021: Dr Maduka Promises Sea Port If Elected

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Anambra State is hugely endowed with enormous resources.

Onitsha in Anambra State and Nnewi are among the commercial nerve centres of Southern Nigeria.
The same commerce is also the propelling factor that drives the economy of the State, adjudged one of the largest economies in West Africa sub region.

There is a high volume of commercial activities and trade in the State, which has in turn engaged over 11 million people around the south east.

Even though the economy is largely informal ,there’s noticeable growth in other sectors like banking and manufacture which is mainly supported by this trading activities . Based on records available, the Anambra economy has even weathered the storm of many unsteady global economic shock.

Despite its seeming growth, it has not been able to compete in the global economy because of lack of clear cut and purposeful policies by successive governments in the State.

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Most of these governments have failed to galvanize the potentials of the State for the benefit of the people.

Anambra 2021: Dr Maduka Promises Sea Port If Elected

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The State has the capacity to be self sustaining with little or no dependence on the monthly allocations from the centre.

Diversification of the Anambra economy and enhancing its latent potentials, will be the focus and priority of a Godwin Maduka led administration if elected into office.

Anambra is a State in dire need of a Governor, who will reposition its almost subsistence economy.A governor who can also preserve the wealth and fortunes of the State and enhance its potentials.

Maduka believes that the State can be on the global map, a major competitor on the global scale, if the State’s booming commercial activities and economic buzz can be explored.

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This could be realized by attracting foreign investors, which is also in line with Maduka’s plans to dredge the River Niger with a view to activating the port to encourage and boost export and import business,which the State is noted for. This would decongest the congestion at Apapa in Lagos.

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As part of his holistic plans to boost the economy of the State, he has engaged in advanced talks with some globally recognized companies and corporations, that would leverage on the vast business opportunities in Anambra State to boost the economy.

To add further boost to the economy of the State, Maduka, who is championing his guber bid on the platform of Accord Party, has intensified plans to introduce “Anambra Phones” as part of his commitment to boost Indigenous technology.

Godwin Maduka, has already showed his capacity to achieve this feat.

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In the city of Las Vegas, he successfully contributed to the economic growth of the city, by setting up huge edifices, such as the Las Vegas Pain Institute, which has not just become a medical center, but a global flagship in pain management.

Having garnered these experience and showed commitment to change the economic fortunes of the people of Anambra State, it is not an under statement to say that Anambra State will reap immensely from the economic dexterity of Dr. Maduka.

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Anambra is in safe hands, the willing hands of Dr. Maduka,who has exhibited passion to take the State to the next level.

Having proved his mettle in other climes, he can equally replicate same in his home State of Anambra, where he is among the lot aspiring to lead the State.

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2023: Even If Jonathan Joins APC, No Automatic Presidential Ticket – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says former president, Goodluck Jonathan, will not be handed an automatic ticket to contest in 2023 if he joins the party.

The former president has been rumoured once again this week to be close to joining the party that defeated him in the 2015 presidential election.

He has denied the rumours of his possible defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but the APC has fueled speculations by throwing him an open invitation to join, with a promise to waive restrictions on his qualification to instantly run for office.

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The party’s spokesperson, John Akpanudoedehe, further clarified the party’s position in a statement on Friday, September 17, 2021 that the offer does not include an automatic ticket for Jonathan or other new members.

2023: Even If Jonathan Joins APC, No Automatic Presidential Ticket – APC

“Coming into the party gives no one special status of being an automatic party candidate in any election.

“All aspirants must undergo the nomination processes outlined by the APC constitution,” he said.

Jonathan was elected vice president in 2007, and later became president in 2010 following the death of President Musa Yar’Adua.

He won the 2011 election for his first proper term in office, but failed in his bid for a second term in 2015, losing to President Muhammadu Buhari who went on to win his own second term in 2019.

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With the incumbent president set to leave in 2023, there have been constant rumours that Jonathan is being tapped to replace him.

The PDP has lost three serving governors and numerous lawmakers and officials to the APC since last November, handing the ruling party momentum ahead of what’s expected to be keenly-contested 2023 elections.

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God Directed Me To Join APC – Fani-kayode

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Fani-Kayode once vowed that over his dead body, until Jesus comes, he would never join the APC.

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who once said he’d rather die than join the All Progressives Congress (APC), says God has led him back to the political party he once labelled Almajiri Peoples Congress.

“A lot has changed over the last six years and it is important that we make the right choices and the right decisions at the right time, precisely if we feel as if we are being led by God to make those choices,” Fani-Kayode said, moments after his unveiling as an APC signing by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

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Fani-Kayode once described the APC as a “filthy, rat-infested sinking ship” and a “bloodthirsty, blood-lusting, accursed political association of Boko Haramists and Fulani herdsmen, genocidal maniacs, ethnic cleansers and mass murderers.”

God Directed Me To Join APC – Fani-kayode

He had also said: “The PDP is my party, I would never leave the party. Until Kingdom comes, until Jesus returns, I will never join the APC.”

In recent times, Fani-Kayode had also gone on air to heavily criticize Buhari and call the president unprintable names.

Buhari, Fani-Kayode had said, “locked people up, he crated people, he killed people, carried people from the streets of London, turned Nigeria into a pariah nation…a man that looted PTF (Petroleum Trust Fund)…Buhari is very corrupt, he is a man that committed so many atrocities. This man destroyed the lives of so many people.”

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On what he now thinks of President Buhari and the APC after his defection on Thursday, Fani-Kayode said: “I spoke against Buhari from the outside, now I know him from the inside. I am not saying he is an angel or a demon.

“The APC I was talking about that time is not same today. Let’s focus on unity, peace and togetherness.

“There is a time to condemn and criticize people. There is also a time to come together, work together to achieve unity.”

Responding to a question on his remark that he would rather die than join the APC, the lawyer said: “Joining APC now is the away forward, despite what people may think about it.

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“APC is a liberal party. A lot has happened in APC over the years. The party has changed and the president has accommodated the change. Had the APC leadership not changed I wouldn’t have joined them.

“I am doing the right thing based on conviction and understanding. This is the right decision for me, love me or hate me, it will not take anything away from me.”

Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign council in 2015, was led into the president’s office by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe, Mai-Mala Buni, as well as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.

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Anambra Guber: IPOB sit-at-home disrupting poll preparations – REC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed concern over the sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.

It noted that the development was adversely affecting its preparations for the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6.

The Anambra State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nwachukwu Orji, said this during the commissions ‘s Monitoring and Support Centre EMBER Zone Implementer Workshop, held in Awka, on Thursday.

He said, “Our preparations are on course, even with all the challenges we are facing, such as the attack on our state office on May 23rd and the sit-at-home which are eating into our preparation time, but we are doing our best.

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“Ad hoc staff are already being recruited online and we are interacting with the stakeholders and we are happy with where we are now and we are confident that come November 6, we will have a successful election.”

He said the commission would recruit no fewer than 25,000 ad hoc workers for the poll.

He insisted that sensitive materials for the election would be brought in from Owerri, Imo State, because of the destruction of the Awka office of INEC

Anambra Guber: IPOB sit-at-home disrupting poll preparations – REC

Stakeholders had expressed reservations over INEC’s plan to import electoral materials from Owerri for the simple reason that the chairman of the All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for the election is Governor Hope Uzodinma.

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In response, the REC said, “You know that the Anambra State INEC office was attacked on May 23rd and that led to the destruction of our store. Since that incident, we had to fall back on the INEC zonal store.

“INEC has zonal offices and for the South East, the zonal office is in Owerri and that is where we have been trying to remobilise for the election.”

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