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Aguma Attacks Amaechi – Rivers APC Crisis

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Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, Igo Aguma has accused the Minister of Transportation, RT. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi of enriching himself from the lingering problems in the party in the state.


Aguma made the allegation during a stakeholders briefing of APC members for Port Harcourt council area of the state yesterday.


He accused Amaechi, who is also the leader of the party in the state, of masterminding the unending crisis in the party for his selfish interest.


He said that the party is fast collapsing adding that he is the sole reason the party in Rivers State is in disarray, and that he is benefitting immensely from it.


The former House of Representatives member appealed to the national leaders of the party to pay attention to the party in the state to stop it from dying, saying that it is like an abandoned ship.


“We are aware that the present state of the party in the state is benefitting Hon. Amaechi, but the truth is that the party is now collapsing on his head,

Nigerians and the world now know what he is doing,” Aguma said.


“We are calling on the national executive members of APC to take interest in what is happening in the party in the state.

APC in Rivers state is like an abandoned ship, we’ve decided to start doing things by ourselves to call the attention of the National Secretariat to our plight in state.


“I have taken steps to write an open letter to the National Chairman of the APC which was also delivered privately to him.


“Just one man cannot manipulate the party for his own personal benefits. Why did we not do direct primaries? Everybody knows it is the solution if every political party that has a series of court cases, that was offered to us as a party, but our leader rejected it.


” It is direct primaries that ordinarily produce the most popular candidate, and that would have even produced the candidate of his choice,

because he had our supports as at then, but because he us afraid of raising more people, that could probably challenge his authority, he insisted on doing the wrong thing.” Igo stated.


“So we have called on the National Secretariat to come into what we are doing in the state, and we have been told that the Lawan committee is about to be set up,

we are waiting for them to be inaugurated, and we have already began to get ready our position papers from the 23 Local Government areas of the state to be presented to the members of that committee.” he said.


Asked why he did not align with former Senator Magnus Abe when he was agitating for the conduct of direct primaries in the nullified APC congress

when he knew it would have sorted out all disagreements that drowned the party in the last election said, Senator Abe’s fight was selfish and not for the interest of the party in the state.


“Understand that there is ambition which is personal and there is party interest. I do not have a governorship ambition, so whichever side anybody belonged, has nothing to do with the general interest of the party.


“If we has held a direct primaries, the most popular candidate would have emerged, it could have been Magnus or some other person.

What Magus was pursuing was his personal ambition which he has now publicly declared that it is over and that time has passed.


“What is happening now is not restricted to Magnus’ ambition, it is a general problem we have in the party and Magnus is not the problem.

The problem we have in the party is completely the leader of the party, which is RT Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, he is appropriating the party for his own selfish gain.” he said.

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He however expressed concern on the need to rescue the party from further decay and possible extinction.


In his reactions, Amaechi denied all the allegations, and instead boasted of harvesting more membership for the party in the state.


Amaechi who spoke through the party’s Port Harcourt council party chairman Nnamdi Wuche said, “Most of the people that came to that meeting are not APC members.

They are not politicians. The APC in Port Harcourt has dissociated itself from Aguma.

It is not true that the party is collapsing. Rather, more people are joining the APC in the state because of Amaechi.”

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Jarigbe Agom declared winer of Cross River North senatorial By-election.

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Jarigbe Agom is a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Friday declared Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe winner of December 5th, 2020, Cross River North senatorial By-election.

The court also nullifies the certificate of return earlier issued to Dr Steven Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and directed that it be withdrawn immediately.

Stating that a new certificate should be issued to Jarigbe Agom as new senator elect and returned to office.

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Unknown Gunmen Behead Victim, Dump Head in a Market in Imo

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Unknown gunmen have beheaded another unidentified person and displayed his head at Orie Okporo market Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

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The ugly incident happened in the early hours of Thursday.

This has brought the number of such killings to three persons who have been beheaded in Okopro Community, starting from Tuesday this week.

Some of the sources from Orlu, who spoke to Newsmen on the beheading of residents have continued to link the activities to criminal elements, diabolical gangs operating freely in the area especially at night.

A source from the Okporo community said: “The head of this person was taken to the Orie Okporo market and dumped there. Just this morning we got the news and went to Okporo market where we saw the head of the person. we were shocked, asking what does this group of persons want to achieve?”

“You will remember Okporo market, is where a peculiar incident happened when heads of two other persons killed on Tuesday, were dropped and we don’t know what next again. We beg them to stop this kind of killing. Orlu is known for peace,” He said.

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IMN Leader, Zakzaky freed and acquited

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A Kaduna State High Court has freed the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.

The judge in his ruling held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants.

In a ruling that lasted over eight hours, the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada upheld the no-case submission filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife in an alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace levelled against them by the Kaduna state government.

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The duo has been standing trial for four years on an eight-count charge of alleged culpable homicide,  disruption of public peace and unlawful Assembly among others levelled against them by the Kaduna State Government.

The defendants were brought to court on Wednesday morning by officials of the Nigerian Correctional service amidst tight security.

Their lead counsel and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,  Mr Femi Falana, had on July 1,  argued that all the 15 witnesses presented by the prosecution counsel were unable to establish any connection between the alleged crimes of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife.

El-Zakzaky’s Trial

Following El-Zakzaky’s arrest by the military on December 13, 2015, the IMN leader had experienced what may be described as a long contentious trial.

He marked his first appearance on May 15, 2018 where he was arraigned before a Kaduna High Court amidst tight security.

The Department of Security Services (DSS) had held the Shiite leader in detention despite a court order ordering his release.

However, the DSS complied with the court order and freed El-Zakzky who proceeded to India for medical treatment.

El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria in August 2019 for India following a ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which granted them permission to be treated in the country.

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