Apex socio-cultural organization in the South East, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Friday pledged their full support for the January 14, 2020 verdict of the Supreme Court of Nigeria that sacked Emeka Ihedioha, as governor of Imo State and upheld Senator Hope Uzodinma, as the constitutionally elected governor of the state.
Barely a day after a coalition of Northern Groups launched the Arewa version of Amotekun code-named Shege Ka Fasa, an Umbrella body of Arewa youth groups, has distanced itself from the proposed security outfit, blaming some Northern leaders for being responsible for the emergence of the outfit. In an interview, Murtala Abubakar, leader of the joint action committee of northern youth associations said their organization was not contacted by the initiator of the operation hence their unwillingness to participate in the exercise.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee headed by Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. According to Punch.ng.com, the committee, inaugurated during plenary consists of all the eight principal officers, one Senator each from the 36 States and two members from each of the six geo-political zones.
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Pince Uche Secondus has revealed the geopolitical zone that will produce the party's presidential candidate in 2023. In an exclusive interview with Vanguard in Abuja, Secondus who spoke on the state of the nation, posturing for the 2023 Presidential poll, and the stewardship of governors elected on the platform of the PDP among others said the ticket of the party was opened to all zones.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has fixed September 19, 2020, for the Edo governorship elections and October 10, 2020, for the Ondo state governorship elections. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, during a press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, February 6, disclosed the dates of the two elections.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Mr Charles Idahosa, on Wednesday said the state chapter of the party would decide the method of primary to adopt for the governorship ticket of the party. He made this known when APC ward Chairmen from the 18 local government areas visited him in Benin. He accused the National Chairman of APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, of deliberately refusing to settle the rift between him and Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural and political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday warned the Nigerian Army not to do anything that could cause panic and breach of the peace in Afara-Ukwu and Umuahia, the home town of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, as burial date for internment of his parents draws near. The group issued the warning in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu.