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You This Clueless Governor, Be Ready To Be Disgraced — Tony Okocha Tells Fubara

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The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chief Tony Okocha has alleged that there is dearth of governance under the Governor Siminilaye Fubara-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government.

Speaking on a wide range of issues over the weekend, Okocha warned that Rivers cannot be a dumping ground for a clueless governor.

He claimed there was absence of any initiative by the Rivers State Government to cushion the negative effects of the present decline in the economic situation in Nigeria.

He declared that while other states were mobilising for industrialisation for food security in the face of the current economic hardship in the country, “Rivers State Government under Governor Siminilaye Fubara is mobilising for shenanigans”, adding that the Rivers APC cannot be in cahoot with a faceless government in Rivers State.

He assured that there was a glimmer of hope that Nigeria would be out of her economic doldrums, adding that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was exploring and exhuming all possible means to right the wrongs of yesteryears, which according to him was not rocket science.

He said, “what is expected of Governor Siminilaye Fubara at the moment by Rivers people is for him to think outside the box to compliment the efforts of the Federal Government, just like his colleagues in other States are doing, and de-emphasize his inanities of street marches and hypocritical charade in the name of thanksgiving.”

“I dare him to take the challenge as Gov. Sanwo Olu of Lagos State did, to face the press in public glare and explain policies and antidotes and viable solutions to the current economic situation in the country.

“I read that Niger State Governor procured 1000 tractors to work over a 10,000 hectare of land.

“This gesture will necessarily provide employment for at least 1000 unemployed.

“Borno State Governor is on the hinterlands of Borno distributing food stuffs and materials to the people, to cushion the effects of the economic miasma.

“Anambra State Governor also acquired a large number of tractors for farming.

“Governor Sanwo Olu of Lagos State seems a paragon already on development and poverty amelioration strategies.”

He warned that Fubara must retool or throw in the towel or be disgraced.

Okocha accused the governor of dehumanising “old mothers and funding of ostentatious street charade, which has become the order of the day in Rivers State, in the guise of demonstrating support for him.”

He equally said the governor was continuously disobeying Mr President “with his refusal to re-present the 2024 budget to the Rivers State House of Assembly as contained in the Peace Proclamation which he agreed to, and appended his signature.”

He cautioned that “it is yet another month end of financial profligacies without a budget,” and assured Rivers people that “the Rivers State House of Assembly will bite accordingly in the spirit of checks and balances having barked enough.”

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Interior Minister denies announcing Gov Aiyedatiwa as Tinubu’s preferred candidate

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The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has disassociated himself from a report that President Bola Tinubu picked Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State as his preferred candidate for the Nov.16 Governorship election in the state.

A statement issued by Babatunde Alao, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Minister, on Wednesday, also described as false the purported appointment of the minister as leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State.

Alao, who was reacting to the social media publication, described the report as baseless and fictitious.

“Therefore, Tunji-Ojo completely disassociates and distances himself from the purported appointment as it holds no truth whatsoever,” he said.

The media aide added that there was no meeting held in Abuja between the minister and APC Chairmen and leaders from the 18 local government areas of Ondo State, as alleged in the article.

“The minister is aware that the party’s governorship primary election is days away, and he has advised aspirants to embrace the spirit of love and sportsmanship,” Alao said.

According to him, the President, as the father of the nation and as the leader of the party, is a democrat whose interest is always to promote unity and peace.

“Therefore, he would not want to involve himself in any action that would undermine that,” he said.

The special adviser urged the public to disregard the misinformation contained in the viral news article and to always rely on credible sources for accurate information.

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Edo APC Chairman To Shaibu: You Were Loyal Even To Detriment Of People You Started With

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“You are somebody who stood out. The price you paid is the price of loyalty, you were loyal even to the detriment of people you started with, you paid that price.”

These were the words of Jaret Tenebe, the acting chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State when he paid a solidarity visit to the impeached deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu in his Abuja residence on Wednesday.

In a video clip that has been widely circulated online, Tenebe in the video, described Shaibu as a strong man, declaring that he was in the impeached deputy governor’s residence to encourage him to pursue his matter in the court to a reasonable conclusion.

Tenebe, who likened what happened to Shaibu to that of Jesus Christ, adding: “He died for our sins, what has happened is a replica of what Jesus Christ did for humanity.”

“Today, they have removed you as the deputy governor but we still regard you as the deputy governor, it is the price that you have paid to ensure that Obaseki and his semblance are rooted out of Edo State, and I can tell you that we will not allow you walk alone, we are with you in spirit.

“You are a strong man, and I am here as the chairman of APC in Edo State, and an Uzairue indigene, we both come from the same place. We should be strong, and I implore you to continue to pursue this matter in court and we will be with you all through and God is your strength.

“When one door is closed many more are opened, and many are opened for you from today. That is what the detractors don’t know, be strong and we will match on together.”

In his response, Shaibu who said his removal would not stand the test of time, added that the whole exercise was because of the September 21 governorship election in the state.

Shaibu, who promised loyalty to the acting chairman, added: “We have shared a lot of things both good and bad together. I am deeply humbled and happy that even this situation has brought us together as one that we are. You are one person that I have always admired, someone that I grew up with.

“The person that actually separated us has also united us and that is the beauty of what has happened. I want to assure you that as we move on, just like you said, this whole thing happened between the Lent and Ramadan season, and the lessons of Lent and Ramadan are obvious.

“I am not ready to change my attitude, I am ready to be a friend and loyal friend and partner.

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TRENDING VIDEO! Watch moment Edo new deputy gov celebrates his emergence

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It’s time for Edo new deputy governor, Marvelous Godwins to celebrate as captured in a trending video online.

Naijablitznews reports that Marvelous Godwins was eventually picked as deputy to Godwin Obaseki on Monday after the Edo House of Assembly impeached Phillip Shaibu.

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