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Kogi PDP: Plots To Manipulate Senatorial Primaries Uncovered

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Information filtering in from the political circle in Kogi State revealed that the three senators currently representing the state at the red chamber under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have taken their re-election bid to an unimaginable level as they feared that their constituents no longer needed their services.

Reliable informants alleged that Senators Attai Aidoko – Kogi East, Dino Melaye – Kogi West, Ahmed Ogembe – Kogi Central have perfected plans to get the senatorial tickets of their various constituencies by selecting well-briefed Party and INEC officials with specific instructions to manipulate the primaries slated for Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in their favour. This is coming a few days after the trio failed to secure an automatic ticket from the party.

The plan which is said to have been hatched with the full support of the National and State leaders of the PDP is expected to make a mockery of the official primary election as the Party is said to have decided already on the names to forward to INEC Post Primary election.

The trio according to sources, has Senator Aidoko as its strategic head for the scheme and he’s expected to deploy his well-known underhand tactics to sway the outcome in their favour.

The source further disclosed that the senators have also perfected a grand plan to engage the services of thugs to harass delegates that are not committed to them thereby forcing themselves on the people.

It was alleged that the senators also planned to refuse other aspirants access to the venue of the election and that is why they are working with some powerful elements in the party to achieve their aim.

We were further informed that the senators planned to cause a commotion if things don’t go their way.

“Senators Aidoko, Melaye and Ogambe are desperate to return to the Senate chamber in 2019 at all cost. They are using all within their power to get the ticket of the party despite their unpopularity and I can tell you that they will fail” said a reliable source.

The source recalled that the youths in Kogi East Senatorial District had earlier rejected the re-election of Senator Attai Aidoko.

The source stressed: “Just imagine Aidoko, the longest-serving federal lawmaker from Kogi East, but ironically, “the worst amongst all. He has serially failed in terms of good legislation, provision of amenities through constituency projects and youth empowerment. Aidoko should be told the naked truth. He must be told that the seat of Kogi East doesn’t belong to his family neither any godfather.”

“Senator Aidoko has provided poor representation, starting from his days in the House of Representatives, where he represented Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro Federal Constituency from 2003 to 2011 and served as Chairman, House Committee on Federal Capital Territory, and later as Chairman, Senate Committee on SEGS.

“As a Senator, he can’t point at one single thing as an achievement that we can call his Constituency project.

“He is only after his personal interest and that of his godfather which is not good for our people in need of development. In fact, Aidoko is a liability on the good people of Kogi East and he has no political relevance in both the region and at the national level. Aidoko as Chairman Senate Committee on SDG sold contracts and did virtually all the contracts using proxies. He’s that self-centred “the source alleged.

Another source said “Also look at Dino Melaye, a political prostitute who does not even know what legislation is all about. It’s really a big shame!”

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BREAKING: Abuja Group Obtains APC Nomination Form For Obaseki [PHOTO]

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An Abuja based group, Obaseki Mandate Forum (OMF) on Wednesday secured All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship re-election nomination form for the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

The chairman of the forum, Chief Nathaniel Momoh obtained the nomination form from the party’s National Secretariat on behalf of Governor Obaseki, few hours after another aspirant; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has picked his nomination form.

Addressing newsmen after the purchase of the form, Momoh said electorates from the 18 local government councils of the State, party members, apolitical citizens, and residents in the State and Abuja joined forces together to pick the nomination and expression of interest form for the governor.

The forum said their decision was informed by Obaseki’s Stirling performance in the last four years which he said has proved that the governor has the capacity to move the State forward, in spite of the many challenges and distractions that have manifested in various forms.

According to Momoh, “this form, willfully and freely purchased by the people represents the mandate of the Edo people – young and old, city-bred and rural dwellers, who are witnesses to the gradual transformation of their communities by the steady advancement of governance that touches the life of the people.

“This form represents the buy-in and acceptability of majority of Edo people, both at home and in the diaspora, who tasked themselves to ensure that their mandate is secured in the candidature of Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

“This form further signposts the will of the people and defeat of any kind of imposition plotted or being plotted against the Edo people. By this purchase, the good people of Edo State have spoken with one voice and have decided to entrust their mandate on His Excellency, the hardworking incumbent Governor, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki to continue with his developmental strides”.

The forum maintained that “Obaseki is not just an APC project. It is also the project of the market woman in Uselu Market, the trader in Aviele, Council of Chiefs in 05050, then 18 years and above student in Owan, the fruit trader in Iruekpen, that meat seller in Agenebode, that palm wine tapper in Esan, the cassava farmer in Ikpeshi, and many others who stood solidly behind His Excellency”.

Momoh then said that Obaseki’s, “is not a project for a gang of elites, who seek to whet their appetite with political power, relevance and undue control of the resources of the State, but one for the masses and well-meaning individuals passionate about the progress and development of the State.”

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BREAKING: Ize-Iyamu Collects APC Governorship Form

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Wednesday collected the nomination form for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.

Edo state governorship election is slated for September 19, 2020.

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BREAKING: Redeemed Church Pastor Ize-Iyamu Emerges Edo APC Governorship Candidate, Obaseki Dumped

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.

Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through a consensus arrangement.

The Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.

Other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor, Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon and the current Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.

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