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Insecurity In Anambra: Obiano Not Even Disturbed – PDP Alleges

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The Anambra Stat chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has taken a swipe on Governor Willie Obiano, over the increasing spate of insecurity in the state.

The state PDP Secretary, C.J. Okoli-Akirika, told The PUNCH in a telephone interview on Tuesday, that while political parties in the state had to put their governorship campaigns on hold because of insecurity, Obiano has done nothing to curb the wanton killings and destruction of billboards across the state.

Okoli-Akrika said, “It is really embarrassing that we keep talking about insecurity and the chief security officer in Anambra State is not interested.

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“The southern governors of Nigeria have been holding series of meetings to brainstorm and work out modalities to emplace a workable security system in southern Nigeria.

“The governor of Anambra State has consistently treated that committee of states with disdain. When meeting was held in Enugu, the governor did not attend and never gave any excuse, which means he is treating that issue with disdain.

“Today, another meeting is taking place in Enugu, and report has it that the governor of Anambra State is not in attendance, did not send his deputy and did not have any excuse.

“The reality on the ground is that the governorship candidates cannot campaign; they cannot do that. It is not whether they want to do that or not; the truth is that they cannot try it. It is a clear case of insecurity; uncontrollable insecurity.

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Insecurity In Anambra: Obiano Not Even Disturbed – PDP Alleges

“The issue of governorship campaign is a secondary matter. Anambra people should not be killed or subjected to fear and we begin to talk about the conduct of a governorship election. Elections are for the living; the dead has nothing to do with election.”

On the destruction of party billboards, Okoli-Akirika also decried the destruction of billboards belonging to opposition candidates and their parties.

Reacting, Governor Obiano, who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, accused opposition parties in the state were making political capital from the security challenges.

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He said, “No society plays politics with its security without severe consequences. It beats the imagination that the Anambra State opposition should insist in the last three weeks on playing politics with the current security situation in Anambra State.

“Each of the 36 state governors in the federation is merely the titular chief security officer of his state. No governor has control over the Police Force or the DSS or the Civil Defence in his state, let alone any of the armed forces.”

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Obituary: Dr. Chike Akunyili’s Burial Poster (Photos)

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The burial Poster for the burial of Dr. Chike Akunyili has been released by his family.

He will be buried in his country home, Agulu in Anambra State, on Thursday 25th November, 2021.

Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of former NAFDAC boss, Late Professor Dora Akunyili, was killed by unknown gunmen in Nkpor, Anambra state on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021.

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Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law (photo)

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Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has assented to and signed the bill to prohibit and abolish open and nomadic Cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in Anambra State, establish Cattle and other livestock Ranches in the state and to provide for related matters.

The signing ceremony was performed today, Friday, 22nd October, 2021 at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

Performing the function, Governor Obiano who appreciated the state house of Assembly for expeditious passage, said that the establishment of the law will hopefully enable entrenchment of peace, though they have been managing crisis for a very long time which were only short term measures, stressing that the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

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Present at the brief ceremony were the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Uju Nworgu, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Commissioner for Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Nnamdi Onkwuba, Chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Traditional Ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor, Traditional Ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, Member representing Awka North at the State House of Assembly, House Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Chief John Nwokoye, Members of the Hausa Community in the state, among others.

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EndSARS: Lekki residents donate office block to police station

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The Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has donated an office block to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos, to support policing of the area.

LERSA President, Chief James Emadoye, while inspecting the building on Wednesday preparatory to its inauguration and handing over to the Nigeria Police Force, said the project was 95 per cent completed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many police stations and business premises and property were destroyed during the EndSARS protests exactly a year ago.

According to Emadoye, the building, which awaits painting and completion of the restrooms, will be delivered to the Inspector General of Police through the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

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He said the association had intervened in several ways to bring succour to security operatives including the donation of canopies, generator, chairs and various humanitarian materials after the #EndSARS destruction.

EndSARS: Lekki residents donate office block to police station

“Members of the association recall the wanton destruction that followed the unfortunate incidence of the protests last year.

“The association almost completed the development of a block of office to accommodate the police, while waiting for government’s full construction of the police station, which was totally destroyed last year.

“The Exco of LERSA approved and released the sum of N8.5 million for the project, which was donated financially and materially by the members.

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“You will recall also that the association has, between Oct. 20, 2020 and today, donated two vehicles to the Nigerian

Police to assist them in the discharge of their duties.

“As at today, we would like to thank God that this project is 95 per cent completed,” he said.

Emadoye noted that the association was committed to continually intervene in all manners, as a responsible organisation with programmes that would affect the lives of citizens in Lekki area.

He commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government over the maintenance of the roads and for the progress made in the construction of the Lekki Regional Road.

“We trust that the government would fulfill its promises by starting the coastal road before the end of its term in office.

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“On this anniversary of the EndSARS campaign, we at LERSA pray for a better Lagos devoid of destruction.

“A Lagos of peace and tranquility and a true mega city, which will be home to all and a greater Lekki Peninsula, which shall be the destination for living, tourism and businesses in Nigeria.”

CSP Tajudeen Mustapha, Divisional Police Officer on hand at the project inspection, commended the association’s assistance to the Nigeria Police Force.

He noted that the building would be used and continuously maintained to the very high standard that the association had provided.

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