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My Reasons for Supporting Peter Obi– Chimamanda Adichie

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My reasons for supporting Peter Obi– Chimamanda Adichie

NaijaNews reports that the Nigerian-born international writer, Chimamanda Adichie has explained why she supported Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, for the February 25 presidential election.

Adichie said her support for Obi is deeply rooted in her faith in Obi’s ability and how he showed interest in ordinary people.

She also said Obi tackled insecurity in Anambra, a development that led to his clash with the elites in the State.

Adichie disclosed this on Tuesday while fielding questions on Arise Television’s programme.

Recall that the award-winning writer had written a letter to Joe Biden, the president of the United States of America, US, expressing deep concern about the election outcome.

She claimed in her letter that the election was marred by irregularities and the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to follow its stipulated guidelines for the presidential election.

Adichie warned that it would “tarnish America’s self-proclaimed commitment to democracy and give the sheen of legitimacy to an illegitimate process” if Biden recognised Tinubu’s presidency.

The acclaimed writer also expressed in the letter that she supported Obi for the nation’s top job.

Meanwhile, Adichie clarified why she supported Obi, recounting how she got to know him years ago when he came to pay homage to her parents.

According to her, Obi came to their home because he heard her father was the first professor of statistics in Nigeria and that her mother retired as the first female registrar of the University of Nigeria.

“Why I very much admire Peter Obi, respect him, there are many others out there whom I admire and respect, and I will never vote for them for president because I don’t just think they will make the president.

“And so my support for Peter Obi is deeply rooted in real things; it is rooted in my faith in his ability. Actually, I got to know him years ago when he came to pay homage to my parents because he had heard my father was the first professor of statistics in Nigeria and that my mother had retired as the first female registrar of the University of Nigeria.

“And so this man just sort of arrived and said he just wanted to pay homage, and I was very impressed by that because he showed me how much he values education.

“And then, he became governor of Anambra State, and he took Anambra State to number one in education. I remember being very impressed by the story of how he had given his personal phone numbers to all of the senior prefects in secondary schools in Anambra, which I think also showed me he is interested in what ordinary people think.

“He does not just want to hear from the administrators; he wants to hear from them; he wants to hear from the students about what is really happening.

“And his focus on security, he really tackled kidnapping in Anambra, and I also remembered that he used to clash with the Anambra elites when he was tackling insecurity and kidnapping and that showed me he is quite decisive; he is just very focused on things. And that is really why I support him.”

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NNPP Takes Two Assembly Seats in Kano Re-run

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NNPP Takes Two Assembly Seats in Kano Re-run

NNPP Takes Two Assembly Seats in Kano Re-run

The New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has won two State House of Assembly seats in the just concluded rerun elections in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Dr. Alhassan Ishaq of the NNPP winner of the election in the Kura/Garun Malam Constituency.
The returning officer of the election, Prof. Shehu Galadanchi, announced that Ishaq of the NNPP polled 37,262 votes to beat Musa Daurawa of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 30,803 votes.

Similarly, INEC declared Bello Butu-Butu of the NNPP the winner of the re-run election held at Rimin Gado/Tofa State Constituency.
According to the returning officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, Butu-Butu polled 31,135 votes to beat his opponent of the APC, who received 25,577 votes.

However, INEC has suspended the election in Kunchi/Tsanyawa after suspected political thugs hijacked election materials to an unknown location.

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Wike vs Fubara: You are disrespecting Tinubu – APC Chairman blasts Rivers governor

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Wike vs Fubara: You are disrespecting Tinubu—APC Chairman blasts Rivers governor

Wike vs Fubara: You are disrespecting Tinubu—APC Chairman blasts Rivers governor

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Sim Fubara of disrespecting President Bola Tinubu amid his rift with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike.

The APC Caretaker Committee Chairman in the state, Tony Okocha, said Fubara has not fulfilled all the proclamations made by Tinubu at the peace deal with Wike.

He spoke at the party’s secretariat in Port Harcourt while addressing defectors joining the party.

Okocha said: “It will amount to barefaced disobedience for Gov. Siminalayi not to follow all eight indices in the proclamation made by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in response to the Rivers State political crisis.

“His continued refusal to present the Rivers State 2024 budget to a properly constituted Rivers State House of Assembly under Rt Hon Martin Amaewhule (Speaker), as captured in index 6.

“The flagrant cold feet in the conduct of local government elections (see index 8) are signs of disrespect for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The APC Rivers (which is Mr. President‘s Party) stoutly condemns this act of disobedience perpetrated by Gov. Fubara and warns against the likely concomitant fallouts.”

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Paul Agbonze Obazele Addresses Labor Party Leaders in Edo Central Senatorial District

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Mr. Paul Agbonze Obaze Empowers Labor Party in Edo Central Senatorial District

 

In a pivotal moment for the Labor Party, Mr. Paul Agbonze Obazele took the stage to deliver an impassioned speech during a crucial meeting with the party’s Edo Central Senatorial leader, the executive committee members, women leaders, and local government area chairmen.

 

Naijanewsngr reports that this gathering, marked by Mr. Obazele’s insightful address, also saw the presence of fellow Labor Party governorship aspirants, further solidifying the party’s stance in the senatorial district.

 

Gathering by the Edo Senatorial District Leaders

 

 

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