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Obi, Secondus appears at Anambra PDP Chairman’s reception


They said that the peace and harmony in the state chapter of the party showed that the Nwobu-led exco was on the right track.

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Inter-Party Affairs, Senator Ben Ndi Obi and members of the National Assembly stormed Awka, the Anambra State capital for the grand reception of the party’s chairman in the state, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, by the Anambra Central Senatorial District of the party.

Also at the event were the former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih; member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Chris Azubogu; his Awka North and South counterpart, Hon. Chinedu Onwuaso; and Oseloka Obaze who was the governorship candidate of the party in the state in 2017.


Governorship candidates of the party at the event were Dr Obiora Okonkwo, Dr Ifedi Okwenna, Mr Val Ozigbo, Hon. Chris Azubogu, Dr Godwin Maduka, and others.

Speaking at the event, Secondus who was represented by the National Youth Leader of the party, S. K. E. Ude-Okoye, said that the PDP would do everything possible and legitimate to reclaim Anambra in next year’s governorship election, which he said was originally controlled by the party.

He said that the successes recorded by the party during the 2019 general election wherein the party won two of the three senatorial zones in the state and about six House of Representatives seats were indications that the party was doing well in the state.

In his speech, Azubogu who spoke on behalf of other National Assembly members said that the lawmakers were impressed with the leadership of Nwobu in the state.


EndSARs: Buhari, stop killing our future! – Peter Obi cries.


In a series of tweets, the former Anambra State governor described the incident as a collective loss to the nation.

Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential running mate, Peter Obi, has called on the government to stop wasting the lives of young Nigerians protesting.

Obi made the call while condemning the shooting at the Lekki tollgate by security operatives.

Some security operatives believed to be men of the Nigerian Army had shot at End SARS protesters in Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night.

However, Obi in a series of tweets lamented that the massacre was avoidable.


He wrote, “The killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate and other parts of the country yesterday is condemnable. It should not have happened.

“To imagine that young people seeking to enthrone a better Nigeria where shot at even while they were singing the national anthem is unconscionable.

“We cannot be wasting precious lives that represent the foundation of our future. It is not just a loss to the families who are grieving, but the collective loss of our nation.

“My deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those affected. May their souls rest in peace and their memory a blessing. -PO.”


With Obaseki’s move – Edo state would be free from Rascals – Peter Obi.


Former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki’s official defection to the opposition party was a step in the right direction.

Peter Obi, who was reacting to Obaseki’s move to announce his resolution at the PDP Party secretariat in Edo State on Friday afternoon, said that his (Obaseki) decision will put an end to rascality in Edo politics.

Delighted by Obaseki’s move, Peter Obi wrote thus on his official Twitter page late Friday night: “I congratulate @GovernorObaseki for joining the PDP.

“Your movement is a step in the right direction to end the rascality in Edo politics, especially at this time when the country should focus on ways of ameliorating the huge suffering of Nigerians due to #COVID19 pandemic,” he added.


This came after the All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Friday the defection of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not surprising.

The party added that there was nothing newsworthy about the governor’s defection to the opposition party.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who disclosed this in a short statement, said the ruling party knew Obaseki was heading to another party after he resigned his membership of the APC.



[Nigeria] Lockdown extension, essential – Peter Obi backs Buhari

Former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has backed President Muhammadu’s extension of the lockdown order aimed at curtailing COVID-19 in the country.

Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, he also commended efforts made by the Federal Government and respective state governments as well as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for their various efforts.

“For me the extension of two weeks is necessary and important. It is necessary and important because we don’t have the resources to fight the pandemic if it escalates and spreads.

“The only thing we 1 now is containment. But in doing so, it is critical we look at ways we can manage this process effectively,” he said.

According to him, the Federal Government should create more testing centres that will help the NCDC detect more COVID-19 cases in the country.


Peter Obi hits hard on Ganduje over Sanusi’s dethronement.

...says, it’s a reckless action from the executive

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano has impacted more negatively on Nigeria than on the former emir himself.

Obi who was the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 elections said Sanusi’s removal portrays Nigeria’s recklessness.

The former governor made this known via a thread of tweets on his personal Twitter handle, @PeterObi, on Wednesday, March 11.

Obi said the “recent reckless executive action in Kano” validates the fears on foreign investors regarding the “unceasing lawlessness and insecurity” in Nigeria.


It’s madness for leaders to move in large convoys – Peter Obi slams

Ex-Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has decried the high cost of governance in the country, saying it is “madness” for political office holders to move in large convoys.

Obi, who was the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 presidential poll, said he had used a convoy of 20 cars as a governor until he discovered that 13 of the cars carried no officials.

He said these at the 8th Veritas University convocation in Abuja on Saturday.

The ex-governor, who was the keynote speaker, said Nigerian youths must help save the country from sliding further through innovations, creativity and entrepreneurship.

He said, “We have to be innovative in politics. We have to get the right people who are prepared to save this country. We are in a bad situation. I am in a bad situation. Anybody who tells you that we are doing well is lying. I live in fear every day.

“The insecurity is totally unacceptable. One of the greatest cures for insecurity is to get people employed. Let us shut down the cost of governance.

“You see big people going round with 15 or 20 vehicles and causing confusion all over the place and disturbing public peace and everybody with his own big title.

“If I was coming here with 20 policemen, to Nigerians, that shows I am ‘Your Excellency’. That is irresponsibility; it doesn’t happen anywhere in the world.

“There is no place in the world that I have seen where one man moves around with 22 vehicles. It is madness. I used it as a governor. You will not believe it. I used it as a governor until I asked to find out one day how many of the cars people were occupying, and about 13 of the cars were empty.

“So the cars were creating a nuisance for the public and making things difficult for the travelling people and in Nigeria, that shows you are powerful. You are in power.

“That’s why I said if we are going on this path, there will be a collapse. This will lead us to nowhere.

Ex-Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi

“Today, Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa, followed by South Africa and Egypt. If you combine these countries, their Gross Domestic Product is not up to Apple, an international technology company. So Apple is actually worth more than these three African giants. That is what knowledge can do.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof Hyacinth Ichoku, said the university awarded degrees to 286 graduates including five postgraduate students, out of which 25 made first-class honours.


Living in Nigeria, Life threatening – Peter Obi confess

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, has stated that living in Nigeria is life-threatening.

Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections made the statement when responding to questions during an interview with This Day newspaper

“What is more threatening to someone than living in Nigeria? We live under constant threats here,” he said.

The businessman also narrated his own share of life-threatening experiences which he said include missing a flight that crashed and surviving an accident.

“I have experienced a number of them. I would have been in a Fokker 28 plane that crashed but three of us missed the flight. I was a student at UNN then and a businessman,” Obi said.

“I have been involved in a motor accident as well as survived armed robberies, my Lodge at Onitsha was burnt down when, as Governor, I was fighting hoodlums in Onitsha, but I am happy I returned order to the town in the final analysis, among other life-threatening incidents.”


Uche Secondus, Peter Obi, Dino Melaye lead PDP protest

The planned protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi and Senator Dino Melaye leading other party chieftains.

The protest tagged #SaveOurJudiciary was called to show displeasure over the Supreme Court’s judgement that nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as the Imo State Governor.

As at the time of filing this report, the protesters are at the entrance of the National Assembly complex waiting to see the leadership of the red chamber.

Also present in the protest are the Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, former Imo State Governor, Achike Udenwa, former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka among others.