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Ex-APGA Guber candidate, 10,000-member Osisioma Political Movement back Peter Obi



…as LP State chairman inaugurates new Umuoji Ward office, receives new members

By Chuks Collins, Awka

The growth of the support and membership bases of the Labour Party(LP) and her presidential candidate in the fast approaching February 2023 general elections, HE Peter Obi are surely not relenting soon.

And the party’s chairman in Anambra State, Chief Ugochukwu Emeh and his executive have remained ever active and alert doing the needful.

Yesterday, Chief Emeh, in concert with his exco received the former Anambra State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief (Dr)Chike Obidigbo and his above 10,000 man strong Osisioma Foundation who pledged full backing and support to Obi’s presidential bid.

This declaration which took place at a well attended solidarity meeting with the LP at Umunya in Oyi Council of Anambra State came on the heels of the inauguration of a new, equipped Ward office of LP at Umuoji, Idemili North Council of the state by Emeh.

In his goodwill message, Dr Obidigbo urged members of Osisioma Political Movement and all Nigerians to shelve every form of primordial interests and sentiment, and support Peter Obi despite belonging to different political parties. He pointed out that backing Obi in the Presidential poll will not stop anyone from voting any one or party of his choice in the State/National Assembly polls.

Obidigbo observed that it has been too long citizens voted/behaved in politically uncoordinated manner that helped to throw up misfits as leaders.

According to him, “this foundation is all about transforming and improving lives, and is on all Councils of Anambra and now spreading to all states with our message of transformation.

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“We are neither a political party, nor attached or affiliated to any particular political party. But we provide powerful support to parties and candidates. We are a body of distinguished professionals from various fields of endeavour -medical doctors, engineers, university lecturers, clergies, politicians 6, joined by a common goal of good governance, quality leadership and representation, etc…”, Dr Obidigbo added.

Emeh thanked them for choosing to support his LP and Obi, admitting that the instantaneous astronomical increase in support and membership base of the party was divine. He however acknowledged that Peter Obi’s political track record was similarly made.

Describing LP as the only with mankind at heart, the State chairman pointed out that while other parties had inanimate objects as logo, LP chose a man, his wife and child. So we have human beings, especially the family units as its sole focus.”

He stated that LP is in all hamlet of Nigeria and what concerns every citizen concerns LP. He therefore urged everyone to join hands, vote Obi in, as the next president in 2023.

At the inauguration of the Umuoji Ward office, located at the Ekwulu village hall, Chief Emeh while praising the large heart and support of Chief Paul Chinwe(aka Golden Governor) for donating the facility to the party, he called on more richly endowed citizens to come forward to assist the party in whichever direction they choose.

He directed that a member of staff be permanent in the new office to take care of all needs and inquiries daily, including registration and issuance of membership cards to new members.

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The Ward chairman, John Ilechukwu also commended Chief Chinwe for assisting them with the office. He expressed the Ward’s commitment and resolve for a clean sweep at the 2023 polls.

Chief Chinwe said he was keen to see LP trounce other parties in the coming presidential poll.

That it was in an effort to record a landslide victory that he donated the ward office, that more were in store for the party from him.

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Reactions trail Enugu tribunal judgement affirming Gov. Mbah’s election



Governor Peter Mbah and Chijioke Edeoga

Reactions have begun to trail the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judgement on Thursday, which dismissed the Petition of the Labour Party and its candidate, Mr Chijioke Edeoga, against the election of Mr Peter Mbah of the PDP.

The Enugu Governorship Election Tribunal chairman, Justice Kudirat Akano during the Judgement, struck out all the petitions by LP and upheld the election of Mbah as the duly elected governor of Enugu State.

Edeoga’s application had sought to disqualify Mbah over alleged forgery of the NYSC certificate.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone on the judgement, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Aka Eze Aka said the judgement was expected.

“You can see the jubilation everywhere which is enough evidence that the people actually voted for Mbah.

“That goes to prove that the people of the state love him, hence, they voted massively for him,” he said.

Aka said the victory means that the government would now concentrate on the various projects lined up for the development of the state.

In the same vein, a legal practitioner and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Mr Chidi Okeke, described the judgement as a welcome development.

“We did not expect anything less. It is a sweet victory,” he said.

However, the State Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Mr Onuora Odo, described the Judgement as a “sham and a pervasion of justice”.

Odo, a legal practitioner, vowed that the party would surely move to a higher Court to seek justice.

“Our legal team is going to study the judgement carefully and advise on the next line of action.

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“But be rest assured that we will seek justice in a higher court, that Judgement cannot stand,” he said.

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Tribunal verdict, victory for democracy and Enugu, says Gov Mbah



Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah

…extends hands of fellowship to opposition
…restates commitment to campaign promises

Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has lauded the decision of the Enugu State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which dismissed the petitions of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and the Labour Party (LP) candidates challenging his victory in the March 18, 2023 governorship election, describing the decision as victory for democracy and the people of Enugu State.

Dr. Mbah, who also extended hands of fellowship to the opposition candidates and their political parties, said the task to build Enugu remained a collective one, adding that he was committed to working with all, irrespective of political persuasions.

The tribunal chaired by Justice Kudirat Akano, had earlier in the day dismissed the petitions of the governorship candidate of the PRP, Chris Agu, and the candidate of the LP, Chijioke Edeoga.

Addressing the state, at the Government House, Enugu, Mbah said: “This is another memorable day in the anal of our dear state, as the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirmed the mandate, which you freely gave to us on 18th of March this year.

“This is victory for Ndi Enugu. It is also victory for democracy.

“It is a victory for massive development for Ndi Enugu. It is a victory for exponential growth for Ndi Enugu. It is a victory for Enugu’s greatness. It is a victory for the ban on Monday sit-at-home. It is also victory for our determination to restore water in all your homes in the next 68 days”.

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While thanking God for making the victory possible, Dr. Mbah also commended the tribunal for painstakingly dissecting the petitions and “for coming out with fair and just decision that resonates with Ndi Enugu”.

According to him, “the verdict has further strengthened our confidence in the judiciary as the temple of justice and the last hope of the common man”.

Extending hands of fellowship to his opponents, Mbah said: “There is time for everything under the sun. There is time to strive and time to unite. We all put ourselves forward to serve Ndi Enugu. The people have spoken and the tribunal has also affirmed. If service was the motivation, then it is time to rise above partisanship and come together because there is so much work to be done.

“Our arms are wide open and I beckon on my brothers, who ran this race with us, to join us in the onerous task of building a new Enugu State of our dreams.

“In the same vein, I enjoin all our supporters to be magnanimous in victory. Politics is over. Governance began on 29th May when we were inaugurated. It is time to unite”.

Governor Mbah, who reiterated his resolve to deliver on his campaign promises, further stressed that the tribunal’s decision was an elixir to do more, and urged the people to hold him to account on those promises.

“Once more, I immensely thank the good people of Enugu State, who not only believed in us, but also vested their mandate in us. Above all also above, they have stood by us every step of the way.

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“I want to assure them that I will work for them with every fibre of my being. I stand by every campaign promise I made as espoused in our Statement of Purpose. I also stand by the Citizens Charter that I executed on my first day in office. The Enugu people should hold me to account. I will not let them down”, he concluded.

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Gunmen kill ASP, Inspector in Enugu



Gunmen yet to be identified have allegedly killed two police officers in Enugu State in an ambush.

The officers were killed when the hoodlums ambushed a mobile police patrol team Wednesday evening.

The incident happened at about 7:30 pm along the Udi-Ozalla Road as the Operation Restore Peace Enugu team was on routine patrol.

The victims were identified as Danjuma Joseph, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Inspector Abu Elamaje.

The source hinted that they were rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla for treatment but were confirmed dead by doctors on duty.

Another officer, Inspector Udeme Udomeng, who sustained bullet wounds, was treated and discharged.

Daily Sun quoted a source in the command as saying that “MINE and other command tactical teams reinforced at the area of incident on cordon and search operation for possible arrest of suspects. Further development shall be communicated.”

It is unclear whether the policemen were killed by the kidnappers who have been on rampage in different parts of the State or another set of hoodlums.

The Advocate reports that about eight security operatives were ambushed and killed in Imo State last weekend.

Efforts to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Enugu State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe on the development was unsuccessful by press time as he did not answer the calls.

A text message sent to him has also not been replied as of the time of filing this report.

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