Sunday, 23 September 2018

Why INEC declared Osun Election Inconclusive • Rerun to hold only affected areas where elections were cancelled

Why INEC declared Osun Election Inconclusive • Rerun to hold only affected areas where elections were cancelled

A re-run was declared for the Osun State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to the margin of victory between the two leading candidates.

The election, one of the closest in Nigeria’s electoral history, was held on Saturday to elect a new governor for the South-Western state.

At the end of collation of results, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP won majority votes of about 254,698 while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes.

According to electoral rules, a re-run election can be so declared if the margin of victory in an election is lower than cancelled votes, such as in Osun where thousands of votes were cancelled in various local governments while the vote difference between the leading candidates was less than a thousand.

In that case, rerun will be held in only affected areas where elections were cancelled.
Osun Election: Why I destroyed authentic Ayedaade LG’s poll result – INEC staff confessed

Osun Election: Why I destroyed authentic Ayedaade LG’s poll result – INEC staff confessed

Mr. Salawu Mutiu Kolawole after he was arrested by the Police
A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun State, Salawu Mutiu Kolawole on Sunday told journalists that his boss ordered him to destroy the election result of Ayedaade Local Government area of the state.

The latest confession corroborated the claim of the agent of PDP, Mr Dele Adeleke who explained that the result recorded and pasted on the wall at Ayedaade local government collection center was different from the one presented at the INEC office in Osogbo.

Some INEC officials cautioned Salawu from speaking with journalists as policemen moved to douse the tension. Salawu was then ushered into one of the offices.

Also, according to a report by Daily Trust, PDP Chairman in Osun State claimed that the results attributed to APC in five local government areas including Olorunda, Osogbo, Ife East, Ilesa East and Boripe LGs were inflated in favour of APC.

As it stands now, the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke is leading with 300 votes and that the figures may go up when necessary corrections are made.

Culled from Daily Trust
Praise 2019: The Grand Entry of Hon Gerald Akaeze

Praise 2019: The Grand Entry of Hon Gerald Akaeze

As the race for who flies the flag of the Igbo-centric party, APGA in Nnewi South Constituency 1 draws near, the entrance of Gerald Akaeze into the fold is a great boost to the hopes of the party and the led. Hon. Gerald is not a new name as far as Nnewi South politics is concerned, having served as the speaker of the Local Government and the current youngest President-General of a town union(Utuh Development Union, UDU) in Anambra. His experience in grassroots mobilization and development is an edge he has over other aspirants as most are newbies as far as local politics is concerned.

The aspiration of Gerald Akaeze tagged “Praise 2019” is a divine mandate to liberate the great people of Nnewi South Constituency 1 and make them have direct access to governance. Beyond the scope of leadership, Gerald is a promising young man, one with the zeal to cause real change and checkmate the welfare of the people of his constituency. He is driven by the passion to serve and the tenacity to make a positive difference because he does not believe in politics as usual where the people are short-changed by their previous representatives.
Let the good people of Nnewi South Constituency 1 welcome this rare gem into their political arms because he has come to change the old narrative and bring practical solutions to every problem facing their constituency. With Hon. Gerald Akaeze at the helm of Nnewi South Constituency 1 representation, the people are rest assured that change has come for the better and they will testify to this as they enjoy the dividends of democracy championed by this young gentleman.

I urge the good people of Nnewi South Constituency 1 to support en masse the candidacy of Hon. Gerald Akaeze whose sole aim is to bring governance to the people’s doorstep. Gerald believes in the saying that ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.’ He knows the challenges facing the people because he is one of their own. He also knows the solutions to these challenges and that is why he is offering himself to their service.

Long live APGA., long live Anambra, long live Nnewi South Constituency 1 and long live Hon. Gerald Akaeze.
#Praise2019
#Awka2019

Saturday, 22 September 2018

OPINION: Obiano Beware Less APGA Go the Way of PDP, By Udoka Onwueme

OPINION: Obiano Beware Less APGA Go the Way of PDP, By Udoka Onwueme

By Udoka Onwueme

In November 2018 Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State won a landslide victory across the twenty-one Local Governments of Anambra State to secure a second term mandate, it was celebrated as a landmark in the annals of the state and a period of consolidation for All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. Among the founding fathers of the party, it was celebrated as a template for the making of a great party across the South East region and beyond. This dominant view subsists amongst the party faithful and all those who believed the ideals of ‘Onye ayana nwanne ya,’   as a veritable tool for salvaging the fortunes of the Igboman politically and those of like minds across Nigeria. But it appears that the lofty goals may be derailed by lack of internal party democracy.

The widespread support enjoyed by APGA as a mass movement is hinged on the pervasive feeling of oneness and unity of purpose. Whereas some choose to identify APGA as Igbo party, some of us have always believed that many across Nigeria can find a nest in its fold. Evidence now abounds with the large number of aspirants identifying with the party across the country. However the reverberations on the activities of party leaders on the choice of preferred candidates may yet spell doom for APGA like the PDP when it reigned supreme. As party stalwarts we were glad when Obiano pronounced at the party retreat that the Primaries will be free and fair but recent scheming across the Senatorial zones, to the House of Reps and even State House may lead to party implosion if care is not taken.

I can’t claim knowledge of agreements or promises made but as a man whose victory was assured on the general belief of trustworthiness, Obiano should not allow this light deem on his hands. Already, Sen. Stella Oduah is reported to have been forced out of APGA in preference of a certain Ikenga, while the heavy-weights of the South like Nicholas Ukachukwu and   Chief Ifeanyi Ubah are said to have been told to step-down for Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu or any other person. I hope this is not true because we all know that this election is not about Ojukwu. The place of Late Ikemba, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu is long assured. So let us keep to the issues and ensure that we go to the battle with warriors across the zones.

I call on the National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Oye and his team to ride the storm and save Obiano the blemish of blames arising from controlled primaries and the likely emergence of unpopular candidates through imposition that may threaten his legacy. The rumour is rife, and the complaints appear real. Whereas some are already shouting impunity, I believe every misunderstanding can be settled in the interest of the democracy and the party. This is a clarion call to assure that APGA does not lose it mass appeal and the momentum it currently has. Let us not fall prey to the machinations of persons who do not appreciate the sacrifices behind APGA. Let the best man or woman win.
OPINION: Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah: A rare community developer, By Nnaemeka Ikerionwu

OPINION: Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah: A rare community developer, By Nnaemeka Ikerionwu

Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Ubah and Nnaemeka Ikerionwu, plublisher of CFR Magazine.
By Nnaemeka Ikerionwu

Community development is simply that practice of coming together by persons in the community to undertake group action and proffer common resolutions and challenges facing the community with the sole aim of elevating the standard of living of people, fundamentally on equality justice, and mutual respect.

The Capital Oil Boss, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah obviously means a whole lot of things to different persons in varied nomenclatures, but one can't conclude without mentioning his capabilities in community development.

The business Mogul is an ardent propagator of a popular Igbo developmental strategy termed "Akuluo Uno" hence the numerous visible establishments in his home State, Anambra.

Judging from past events, Ubah’s main goal is more of reaching out to his people and touching lives with his enormous wealth.

Through his company, Capital Oil Gas Ltd, Ubah has has given thousands of direct and indirect jobs to Nigerians while contributing his own quota to the economic development of Nigeria.

In futherance of his strategies in Youth's development, Ubah established Football Club Ifeanyi Ubah at his hometown, Nnewi, Anambra State. In less than one year of the club's establishment, he entered into a historic partnership with West Ham United FC of England and won the Nigeria FA Cup.

Ubah had previously roled out numerous styles of youth's developmental strategies which included the sponsorship of over 70 Youths to London in an all-expense-paid trip to witness the signing ceremony of the partnership with West Ham FC, over 80 youths to Egypt and another set of over 100 Youths from different states across the country in yet another all expense-paid trip to the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia where he launched The African Football Initiative, popularly known as One Family, One Footballer, with the aim of providing one million footballs to African Children.

Ubah's community in Nnewi is arguably the only community in Nigeria that enjoys power supply every night for the past 15 years.

This same community has its roads paved with interlocking stones and functional streetlights courtesy of the Oil Magnet.

Throughout his life, Ubah has channlled all his social and business activities towards helping the society.

Dr. Patrick Ifeanyichukwu Ubah (Ebubechukwu Uzo) is an astute community developer worthy of emulation.

Nnaemeka Ikerionwu is the Publisher of CFR Magazine.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Anambra South Senatorial Election: APGA screens Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, others

Anambra South Senatorial Election: APGA screens Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, others

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Friday, successfully screened Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, a frontline aspirant for the 2019 Anambra South Senatorial Election.

Dr. Ubah who is also the CEO of Capital Oil and Gas and founder of the famous Afaigboefuna movement was screened alongside other aspirants in Awka.


In his remarks, Ubah thanked the party and reiterated his will to advance his efforts towards the development of the South East economy especially in Anambra South through presentation of quality bills and urged the delegates to support him en masse.

The billionaire business man also advised his supporters and well wishers to maintain the existing peace in the Senatorial District by engaging only on issue based campaigns.


The oil mogul who described his fellow aspirants including Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu and Dr. Okey Chidolue as his wife and brothers respectively also vowed to protect and promote the values and interests of Party.

The primary which was earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday September 29, 2018 will now hold on Sunday September 30, 2018 at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium.
OPINION: The degree of your impact determines the extent of your respect, By Chinedu Leonard Adilli Ubah

OPINION: The degree of your impact determines the extent of your respect, By Chinedu Leonard Adilli Ubah

In the light of this, I have watched in awe the continuous hyping of long-term membership saga in the face of the current wave of the APGA primary election which Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah is a potential winner in the waiting.

Let's take a step back to the historic governorship election that produced the 21/21 record which will live and outlive this generation.

Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah would forever be remembered not just by Anambrarians but by the entire Igbo race for the reawakening of the consciousness of our pride and race through the most prolific movement *"AFA IGBO EFU NA". Indeed the AFA IGBO EFU NA happens to be the final straw that breaks the camel's back in the 21/21. The impact of this crusade cuts across wards, zones and local governments as Anambrarians keyed into this movement that is positioned to a unit, restore and install the long incubated Igbo mandate.

It was this movement by Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah that mastered the political hurricane that silence even the two Deputy governorship aspirants that came from the same local government with him. This is one of the hardest bargains to play in politics and that is to win two key opponents with all their Arsenals and placing the APGA flag high in Nnewi North. Someone should ask the beauty master where she voted?

The truth about it all is not about how long you have been at the party, it is not how far but how well. Being a long-term member without any direct impact is questionable.

It doesn't matter how long you have been there, what matters is what impact did you make for any minute you have spent being there. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah defies all odd by delivering Nnewi North to APGA which is obvious APGA has never won an election in Nnewi North. What has she been doing all this while?

This is the time for us to see beyond long-term factor and focus on the contributions made by individuals, some persons are just there counting years and time waiting on the day they would use it to claim privilege without any visible contributions.

Before someone will jump to say I am going to Senate, we have to look in to see what has the person done before, APGA! who has she empowered, who has benefited from her, either through job creation, direct or indirect engagements or empowerment? The onus is now on the capacity of who is going to Senate, we can't sacrifice this Senatorial space for another four years.

The fact that someone is the wife of whoever or Son of whoever is not, cannot and does not qualify the person to have what it takes to be a senator. We can't for sympathy throw away the opportunity of APGA to reclaim Anambra South. We all know that Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah is the best realistic candidate that has both the domestic, regional and national stamina to fight this hurricane. *Ndi Igbo Ekwelugo!*

Lest we forget, the impact of AFA IGBO EFU NA has risen to be a brand in the current sphere of Southeastern APGA political, it has risen to be the unifying slogan that ignited the passion and desire of many Southeastern erst to join the APGA movement which will, in turn, give it the National stamina it has long anticipated for. Thanks to Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for this initiative.

Ndi APGA!

Ndi Anambra South !!

Our collective mandate is not just for the moment, we can't repeat the mistakes of the past. We can't give out our costly share to individuals who is not the best for the job. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah is the best option for Anambra South Senatorial Zone.

#IStandWithIfeanyiUbah
Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN), a Project Beyond 2019

Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN), a Project Beyond 2019

By Ositadimma Izuchukwu Anslem ©2018

The air of the Nigeria polity is once again stuffed up with the shenanigans and politicking that's associated with the electioneering period. So many people, groups and bodies are positioning for the 'big season', but this time around, things are different. It is different because we now have a shift from the norm. The norm of the days of yore, when half-baked "Support Groups" were floated by irregular characters just to have a chunk out of the pool of consolidated campaign funds. Those were the days of the locust, when the people whom the people hold in trust for their resources, have appropriated same for their personal pockets.

Today, the obtainablilities are different. President Muhammadu Buhari has performed so creditably well that he does not need a long list of phoney support groups to validate his performance. The numerous infrastructural projects and reforms all over Nigeria are their to speak for him. Today, we have a leader who is investing so much resources for the next generation instead of the next election. A departure from the norm where humongous sums are voted for the purposes of manipulating elections.

A shift from the usual is the Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN), a collection of patriotic and altruistic Nigerians who have volunteered their personal resources for the purpose of championing good governance and preaching the rule of law. GOGAN, which boasts of an organogram of refined men and women with clearcut agenda, have outlined their aims and objectives which includes:

  - To promote and rally support towards the enthronement of good governance in Nigeria for peace, unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
  - To rally support for the government in a bid 5o engender positive performance and delivery of the dividends of democracy to the entire citizenry.
  - To propagate anti-Corruption campaign by promoting and celebrating moral values, integrity, modesty and honesty among Nigerians.
  - To evolve workable strategies towards youth empowerment through agriculture and mining, amongst others.
  - To promote unity and peace among Nigerians as a panacea to achieving positive development in the nation.
  - To promote Unity among religious bodies as an avenue for achieving religious freedom in every part of the country.
  - to. Encourage, support and assist the armed forces in its fight against terrorism in the country.
  - To periodically draw the attention of the government to the genuine agitations of the citizens to engender people's oriented policies and programs.
  - To encourage compliance with genuine policies of the government by the citizens.
  - To provide dynamic support for the improved revenue generation and economic development of the country.

With all of the above, it is an uncontestable fact that the Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN) is a project beyond 2019.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

How herbalist plucked policeman's eyes to make invisibility charm

How herbalist plucked policeman's eyes to make invisibility charm

An 80-year-old herbalist, Hussaini Musa, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command in connection with the beheading of a policeman attached to 56 PMF, Special Duty, Operation Safe Haven, Jos, Plateau State.

The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, said the herbalist was arrested with two others, Abubakar Sani, 35, and Abubakar Sani, 28, for beheading Sergeant Unana Ishaya.

He stated that the suspects plucked out the sergeant’s eyes after beheading him, as part of requirements given to them by the herbalist, Hussaini Musa, for a charm jacket which will enable them to carry out robbery and afterwards escape arrest by disappearing.

One of the suspects, Sani, revealed that they wanted to use the charmed jacket to rob the EFCC office in Jos, where they suspected there was huge amount of money, without having to breaking in.

Source: Vanguard.
OPINION: APGA's survival instinct and obiano's political suicide, John-Paul Obiakor

OPINION: APGA's survival instinct and obiano's political suicide, John-Paul Obiakor

It is no longer news that His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano who doubles as the governor of Anambra State and the BOT chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) publicly said that 2019 general election primaries must be free and fair. He buttressed it at the recent political retreat for all the aspirants under the platform of APGA at Finotel Classique Hotels, Awka Anambra state.

At the retreat, the chairman of the occasion who is an American trained medical doctor cum pharmacist who owns and runs Las Vegas Pain Institute Dr Godwin Maduka made it clear that Lady Bianca Ojukwu was his preferred candidate and would stop at nothing to send her to the senate. His action did not go down well with other aspirants who were at the retreat. There was thunderous negation to what Dr Godwin Maduka said. The governor in his speech made it clear that there was no anointed candidate. He urged everybody to go to the field. He vowed to bring in electoral probity and transparency during the primaries.

In his speech, Senator Victor Umeh narrated how he fought against the state mights for the interest of the party which was being strangled by Mr Peter Obi. He specifically mentioned Dr Patrick Ifeanyi UBAH who provided his personal funds to wrestle the party from the agents of PDP led by Mr Peter Obi. He said that the party we enjoyed today was saved by Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah.

Secondly, Senator Victor Umeh told the National Chairman, Dr Victor Ike Oye to be ready to offend his friends, brothers and associates and take responsibilities for his actions for the interest of the party. He specially narrated that the enemies he made today was as a result of the decisions he took as the National Chairman which was geared towards sustaining of the party. He mentioned how the party sent Lady Bianca Ojukwu to Presidential villa to check whether Prof Soludo would be acceptable as a governor. He said that Lady Bianca reported that the villa vetoed Prof Soludo. And that is why he is having some running battles with Soludo since 2012 without Soludo knowing that it was Lady Bianca's decision.
Today, Lady Bianca is playing a sanctimonious game on APGA Hierarchy. She wants to get everything on a platter of gold which is glutinous and deadly. Lady Bianca was on Peter's side when the battle was raging. Lady Bianca is in charge of all Nnewi Motor parks and markets. Lady Bianca is being subvented monthly by the state government. A gigantic edifice is being built by good spirited Nnewi individuals for Lady Bianca as the wife of APGA Supreme leader. Yet, the same lady who had never attended meeting ndi nwunye di wants to contest for senate. The same Lady Bianca that never empowered any Anambra south citizen as an federal appointee seconded by APGA wants to represent Anambra south. The same Lady Bianca that abandoned Ojukwu at a London hospital wants to have a fair share of Ojukwu's entitlement as the supreme leader.

Today, the dance from Lady Bianca's camp is that His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano had directed all the aspirants from Anambra South to step down for Lady Bianca. The media camp of Bianca specifically one of Obiano's aide Maureen Okolieukwu, her husband Henry Okolieukwu, one Ileka, Peter Nwosu and few town criers are telling the whole world that Ifeanyi Ubah, Nicholas Ukachukwu and Ikenna Amechi should go and sit down. They are boasting that Chief Obiano has called all of them on phone to step down for Lady Bianca. They also boasted that Lady Bianca had met, settled and close the deal with the governor which made him go against his words at the retreat.

However, Bianca's team also said that the governor denied promising anybody ticket, even when Chief Ibeto who was privy of the arrangement told the governor that he actually made that agreement, they said that as far as Lady Bianca is concerned, Chief Obiano won't reverse his word on Bianca.

The questions arising from this likened to the battle fought by Victor Umeh against Peter Obi in order to save the party previously. But this time around, Bianca who played an unholy political game with Peter Obi is allying with Victor Oye and the governor to kill APGA. The likes of Victor Umeh and Anambra state chairman of APGA Chief Nobert Obi and other stakeholders are still wondering why Obiano should dance this skelewu with Lady Bianca. Does it mean that Obiano is playing out what he discussed with Buhari at China in favour of Andy Ubah for Anambra south? Does it mean that Obiano is playing Peter Obi's game to destroy APGA? Nicholas Ukachukwu also narrated how Obiano failed to fulfil their agreement in 2013. Obiano also denied having any agreement with Ifeanyi Ubah after benefitting immensely from Ubah's largesse. If not Ifeanyi Ubah's commitment of his personal funds, would Obiano be the governor today?

DOES IT KEAN THAT OBIANO DOES NOT KEEP AGREEMENTS?

Where is the integrity which made us to believe in Obiano? Peter Obi complained. Nicholas Ukachukwu complained. Ifeanyi Ubah complained. Obiano, why?

APGA MUST SURVIVE.
JOIN THE OPERATION SAVE APGA.

SAY NO TO OBIANO'S PLOT TO KILL APGA.

NDIGBO MUST SURVIVE.

....JohnPaul Obiakor is from Omor.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Ubah is a non tribal philanthropist – Anambra Community in China says, calls for massive support

Ubah is a non tribal philanthropist – Anambra Community in China says, calls for massive support

The community of Anambrarians in China has described the CEO of Capital Oil and Gas and Aspirant for the 2019 Anambra South Senatorial District Election on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah as a great choice that should be supported by all lovers of goodwill in the upcoming APGA Senatorial Primary.

The group also described Dr. Ubah as an international philanthropist that have never relented in delivering selfless services to humanity. The group’s Chairman Chief Chikwendu Jude Elochukwu made this known in a brief interview with Onyeije Media. According to him, if not for the kind efforts of Dr. Ubah, many Nigerians who were penalized for committing Visa related offences would have been languishing in various Prisons of the Asian country by now.

Chief Elochukwu further disclosed that Dr. Ubah demanded for lists of all Nigerians who were stranded in Prisons for committing Visa related offences after which he demanded for fines awarded against them, and to the surprise of many, he paid off those fines, paid for their flight tickets and ensured that they arrived Nigeria safely.

The Anambra Chinese Community Chairman also said that Dr. Ubah further made financial donations to the returnees who hail from various parts of the country to start up businesses and that majority of them are now successful business men.

Chief Elochukwu further disclosed that when many thought that they have seen it all, Dr. Ubah called all Nigerians in China and made financial donations to them to advance their businesses, he also made it clear that Dr. Ubah only  intervened in cases of compatriots that were unable to pay fines awarded against them due to their involvement in visa related offences and were consequently stranded in Prisons, and urged APGA delegates to unanimously support him at the Primary.

In his reaction, one of the beneficiaries of  Dr. Ubah’s Philanthropy in China Mr. Chinedu Ejiofor who is also an Anambra Indigene thanked Dr. Ubah for taking him and numerous others living in China to a greater height.

According to Mr. Ejiofor who is also the CEO of Golden Hammer Investment, the Nigerian Community in China paid a courtesy call on Dr. Ubah when he visited the Asian country and after giving them words of advice and encouragement, Dr. Ubah made a financial donation to each of them and with those donations, many of them became very successful in their businesses. He also noted that the beneficiaries hailed from various parts of the country and that with the generous assistance he received from Dr. Ubah, he is now an employer of labour and consequently, he is now the breadwinner of many families. He also urged APGA delegates to support him massively in the Primary because since he did these for Igbos and Nigerians as a private citizen, he will definitely do more as a Senator.

Recall that Dr. Ubah donated thirty thousand United States Dollars ($30,000) to the Chinese government to assist the victims of the earthquake that hit the Asian country some years ago. He also took some prominent Igbos to China for a tour of ship yard facilities which served as great benefit to them especially those of them that is now in government in making economic policies.


Ebele Obiano Warns Fraudsters Using her Name for APGA Ticket

Ebele Obiano Warns Fraudsters Using her Name for APGA Ticket

Ebele Obiano
The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, and founder of the NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) has alerted members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), political aspirants and the public to beware of the activities of unscrupulous individuals and influence peddlers who are going around promising political aspirants tickets in her name for the forthcoming party primaries and warned such persons to desist forthwith.

In a statement by Chief Media Officer, Emeka Ozumba, Osodieme said that she does not decide who gets APGA ticket neither has she mandated anybody to enter into discussions nor negotiations with APGA aspirants, warning that those using her name for such schemes if caught will be handed over to the security agencies.

"As a loyal party member, I stand by the promise of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of APGA, His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano which guarantees that APGA primaries will be free and fair. I have made no promises, endorsement or pact with any candidate. My candid advice to aspirants is to go out there with confidence and sell your programmes and plans for the people to the delegates. Trust in the Lord and do not give in to such fraudulent tales claiming that I have endorsed anybody, she said."

Furthermore, Osodieme charged all APGA aspirants: "Do not solicit or give anybody money on my behalf. Let your credentials speak for you, and remember that at the end there will only be one winner for every position. I wish you all the very best of luck, she added.”