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Abia Women barricade APC National Secretariat over alleged imposition of state caretaker chairman
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Abia Women barricade APC National Secretariat over alleged imposition of state caretaker chairman

The Aba women riot resounded on Wednesday as several women from Abia state barricaded the entrance to the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress APC, accusing the Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of imposing Ikechi Emenike as chairman of the State’s APC chapter. They demanded that the national leadership end Emenike’s “abnormal control of Abia State APC.” The women who were wielding placards barricaded the entrance to Muhammadu Buhari House for hours, grounding vehicular and human movement and defying all requests to leave their post. They threatened to strip naked unless the party leadership, especially the Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, or Secretary, John Akpanudoedehe, addressed them. In her address, Abia APC Women leader-elect, Ezinne...
Two killed, one kidnapped in Enugu APC meeting
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Two killed, one kidnapped in Enugu APC meeting

By: Awesome Ekene Two persons were allegedly killed while another was abducted at a meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State. The deceased were said to have been shot dead by gunmen who also left several other party members fatally wounded. The ugly incident reportedly took place on Tuesday at about 6pm.when members of the party in ward III Obeagu Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area were having a reconciliation meeting at the party office located in their ward when the gunmen struck. Numbering over seven the gunmen were said to have stormed the venue of their meeting killing two instantly while whisking away the third victim. A source at the meeting confirmed that the meeting was called to reconcil...
Be wary of 419 Congress in Anambra – APC warns members
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Be wary of 419 Congress in Anambra – APC warns members

By: Awesome Ekene The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has cautioned members of the party against a purported party Congress in the state. The party said no ward congresses has been scheduled for January 15, 2022 by our party. In a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife, the party explained that no date has been fixed for the Congress by the National Secretariat. It said the party leadership would only do so after necessary consultations. The statement reads, "This is to put our membership on notice that some mischief makers are on the prowl, confusing those who willingly submit to their misinformation. "For the avoidance of doubt, no ward congresses of APC has been scheduled for January 15,2022 by our party. "Sim...
APC govt has failed, Nigerians in dire need of radical change – Gov Wike insists
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APC govt has failed, Nigerians in dire need of radical change – Gov Wike insists

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says Nigerians are in need of a radical change in leadership due to the failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Wike stated this yesterday when he led top hierarchy of the PDP and government functionaries in Rivers State to meet with his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Gov Wike said that the current disarray amongst the APC ranks and the discontent amongst the populace have set the stage for the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to take over. “You can see the mood of Nigerians. They want a change because APC has failed them. So, if Nigerins have said APC has failed them, so why would they pose any challenge?” “So, they can’t pose any challenge to PDP and that’s why I’ve come here for all of us ...
APC’s roguish primary and Andy Uba as SE albatross
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APC’s roguish primary and Andy Uba as SE albatross

By: Chuks Collins, Awka June 26,2021 was a date all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), within and outside Anambra state looked up to with so much enthusiasm. Ironically, December 20,2021 was equally a date members of the party waited for with baited breath. Both dates were very important for different historical reasons. The former was expected to climax the months of the party’s in-house seeming tireless campaigns by its fourteen Governorship aspirants as it was, then. For those who are conversant with Anambra politics/politricks, party primaries though have threatening whirlwind, it always calm down once the popular and sellable candidate triumphs. But once a roguish primary was conducted, or an unpopular hardsell barges forward as winner, the the dust, sm...
Insecurity: PDP blasts APC controlled govt.
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Insecurity: PDP blasts APC controlled govt.

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) says the governing All Progressives Congress(APC) has become numb to the violence and bloodletting that is now routine across Nigeria. It also said the APC has clearly demonstrated that it was not a political party but a conglomeration of strange bedfellows. The new National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologun-Agba, said this in an interview with newsmen, in Abuja. He said, “…about numbness to violence, numbness to bloodshed. Anywhere in the world that you find a leadership that is true leadership, they won’t go on vacation during a crisis. “When destruction happens to countries, a president of that country is expected to step forward as a consoler-in-chief. But in Nigeria, there is an absolute lack of leadership. That is why 40,50 peo...
Enugu council poll: APC reads the riot act, assures of Igbo presidency
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Enugu council poll: APC reads the riot act, assures of Igbo presidency

The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, warned Enugu State government as well as the State Independent Electoral Commission against any attempt to rig the forthcoming local government election in the state. APC said any such attempt could disrupt the peace currently witnessed in the state, as opposition parties would mount serious resistance to anything short of free, fair and credible poll. The chairman of the party in the state, Chief Ugochukwu Agballah gave the warning while addressing party faithful during the inaugural stakeholders meeting of the party. Agballah said that though the aim of leadership of the party was to win the state and contribute to the emergence of an Igbo man as president of Nigeria, he added it must start with ending PDP’s grip of power in the s...
Anambra APC crisis takes new twist, as Working C’mttee asks Chairman to step aside
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Anambra APC crisis takes new twist, as Working C’mttee asks Chairman to step aside

…Party files objection to Soludo’s declaration, Ejidike confirms …Minister, Ngige accused of fomenting disunity  By: Chuks Collins, Awka The last may have been heard about the declaration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as winner of the just concluded November 6, 2021 Anambra State Governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The outcome, according to the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Basil Ejidike was going to be challenged by the party in the Election Petitions tribunal in Awka. And that’s authentic! This confirmation was given in Awka late afternoon Sunday, November 28, 2021 in a press interview by the State Chairman of the party, Chief Basil Ejidike. Coming closely on the heels of that assertion,...
Tension as Anambra APC suspends Chairman
Anambra 2021

Tension as Anambra APC suspends Chairman

By: Awesome Ekene Anambra state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday announced the suspension of its state chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike. The party cited insubordination and disrespect to the office of President Muhammadu Buhari as reasons for the suspension. Spokesperson of the committee, Bar. Okonkwo Okom told reporters in Awka that the decision was part of the resolution of state congress of all leaders and stakeholders to reposition our party. He said details of the reasons for their actions were contained in a concise petition submitted to the party's national leadership for justice to be done. Reading out the resolution titled, "Vote of No Confidence/Suspension from Office of Mr. Basil Ejidike, the Caretaker Chairman of All Progressives Congress,...
Andy Uba will not achieve anything by going to Court, will end in shame — Chief Okoli
Anambra 2021

Andy Uba will not achieve anything by going to Court, will end in shame — Chief Okoli

By: Isaac Ojo, Nnewi A frontline governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Rommy Okoli, Akajiugo Ukpor and Ozioma Nnewi on Tuesday said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded Anambra State guber polls, Sen. Andy Uba will not achieve anything by embarking on litigations against the winner, Prof Charles Soludo. Chief Okoli who endorsed the PDP candidate in the election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo said that the APC flag bearer's plan to appeal the election result in court will only end in shame for him. The former APGA governorship aspirant made this observation in a congratulatary message he sent the winner of the guber polls, Prof Charles Soludo. Chief Okoli said as a matter of fact that Andy Uba will...
BREAKING: DSS, Police take over APC National Secretariat
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BREAKING: DSS, Police take over APC National Secretariat

Operatives of the Department of State Service and armed policemen in four Hilux vehicles on Wednesday took over the entry and exit points on Blantyre Street where the All Progressives Congress APC National Secretariat is located in Abuja. According to sources, the operatives were at the location to forestall a possible breakdown of law and order. It was learnt that the security officials mobilised in response to security reports about a planned protest by members of the party against APC leadership over the recently conducted Ward, local government and state congresses. Details later… 
Controversy as APC Publicity Secretary battle position in Anambra party
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Controversy as APC Publicity Secretary battle position in Anambra party

The Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC had at the weekend announced the removal of its Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife. The state chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike who disclosed this to newsmen, said Okelo who was suspended in June this year had continued to parade himself as the Publicity secretary. He said he appeared on a national television recently to congratulate the All Progressives Grand Alliance governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo who was declared winner of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra. Ejidike said, ”Okelo was suspended in June this year. We were surprised that he has continued to parade himself as the publicity Secretary of the party. That ought not be. "On behalf of APC Anambra State, we wish to clearly state that...
Anambra APC sacks spokesman for congratulating Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra APC sacks spokesman for congratulating Soludo

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC in Anambra State, Okelo Madukaife has been sacked by the party.  Announcing his sack at a press conference in Awka on Sunday, the state chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike, said Madukaife who was suspended in June 2021 had continued to parade himself as the publicity secretary of the party to the extent that he appeared on national television recently to congratulate the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo. According to Ejidike, “Okelo was suspended in June this year. We were surprised that he has continued to parade himself as the publicity secretary of the party. That ought not to be. “On behalf of APC Anambra State, we wish to clearly state that Okelo Madukaife is no longer...
Andy Uba denies rejecting Anambra poll results
Anambra 2021

Andy Uba denies rejecting Anambra poll results

Candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba has denied rejection of results of the just concluded governorship election in Anambra State. He said the news of rejecting the election results was false, adding that he would make an official statement after meeting with his Campaign team and party this weekend. In the press release signed by the Deputy Director, Media and Publicity of the Campaign, Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, SAUGCO, Uba maintained that he did not reject the election result as reported in some sections of the media. He appreciated those that supported his aspiration, particularly Mrs Nweke, an aged woman who approached him at Ebenebe during his campaign and pleased he should construct Ebenebe to Oba Ofemili road if he won. The statement reads, "Let me ...
APGA claiming victory after loss of Deputy Gov, 80% stalwarts to APC ridiculous – Andy Uba
Anambra 2021

APGA claiming victory after loss of Deputy Gov, 80% stalwarts to APC ridiculous – Andy Uba

The Senator Andy Uba Campaign Organization has rejected the result of the just-concluded Anambra state governorship election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The campaign organisation described the outcome of the election as “a charade and did not reflect the wishes of the people of Anambra state.” In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the campaign organisation, Amb. Jerry Ugokwe, alleged that the candidate of the APC “Senator Andy Uba is a victim of widespread electoral fraud and manipulation by INEC in cohorts with the Willie Obiano regime and the security forces deployed to oversee the Anambra State Governorship Election. It said it was surprising that a party that lost almost 80% of its stalwarts through defection to the APC ...
APC scribe slams party chair over call for Anambra poll cancellation
Anambra 2021

APC scribe slams party chair over call for Anambra poll cancellation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Orumbra North Local Government Area of Anambra has flayed the state party chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike over his call for the cancellation of the yet-to-be-concluded governorship election. Secretary of the party in the Council Area, Mr Chukwuemeka Nnebe who stated this on Monday in a press briefing described the call as inconsequential, stressing that Ejidike had no right to challenge outcome of a peaceful and transparent poll. He stressed that the party's candidate, Sen. Andy Uba was not a valid candidate at the election following what he described as electoral fraud that produced him. He said, "Our attention has been drawn to the statement by the Anambra state Chairman of APC, Mr Basil Ejidike where he called for the cancellation of the No...
Moghalu’s suit rankles Andy Uba, APC
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Moghalu’s suit rankles Andy Uba, APC

….begs for new judgement date outside Nov 4 The much anticipated judgement in the suit brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Hon Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo by Chief George Moghalu against the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which was fixed for today, Thursday, Oct 4,2021 has been deferred. The political camp of Senator Uba was apparently so rankled and traumatized by the effect of the likely outcome of the verdict, that he expressly wrote the presiding judge, begging for a new date outside Nov 4,2021. Moghalu who was among the 14 governorship aspirants who had aspired for the same APC Anambra State Governorship ticket as Uba had dragged the party and Uba to Court, saying that he was n...
Alleged anti-party activities, APC suspends Chairman
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Alleged anti-party activities, APC suspends Chairman

Following alleged anti-Party activities, the All Progressives Congress APC has suspended Mr Alex Oladimeji, the Chairman of Ifedore Local Government. The Ondo State chapter of the party suspended Oladimeji after his ward executives accused him of involvement in anti-party activities. His suspension was contained in a letter signed by the party executives in the Ijare ward in the local government. They alleged that Oladimeji’s activities in recent time were against the provisions of the party’s constitution. “We executive members of Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State hereby today 3rd of November 2021 suspend Engr Alex Akinyemi Oladimeji from our party, APC as a result of his various anti-party activities in breach of the provisions of the article 21 of the APC constitu...
3,500 biz women endorse Uba, say APC candidate’s manifesto women friendly
Anambra 2021

3,500 biz women endorse Uba, say APC candidate’s manifesto women friendly

A group, United Business Women Association of Nigeria in Diaspora has endorsed Sen. Andy Uba of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Saturday's election in Anambra state. The group comprising 3,500 business women said the manifesto of the APC flagbearer which is women friendly informed their decision. Speaking in Umudioka in Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state, President of the body, Mrs. Nkiru Duru said Uba was the only guber candidate that looked their direction out of the rest candidates in the race. She said, "Among all the 18 governorship candidates contesting the election, only Sen. Andy Uba has identified with us sincerely and pragmatically. "Before October 31, our doors were opened for all the governorship candidates to come and convin...
Anambra poll: 2023, reason I led Mass Movement into APC, by Ex Minister
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: 2023, reason I led Mass Movement into APC, by Ex Minister

A former Minister and ex-chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince John Emeka has thrown more light on why he led the mass move of top members of the party into the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to him, “We are now in APC to support Andy Uba, and lead our people to the Centre...” He pointed out that in political leadership one always look out for what is best for your people -where they stand to benefit more in terms of democracy dividends like education, agriculture, infrastructure, jobs and empowerment. That it was his belief that “Anambra North Senatorial zone, especially my core area of Omambala need help from the centre. We need to be connected to the Centre of Nigeria to be able to have infrastructure development, education, empowerment and all...
Anambra Deputy Governor: I did it for Ndigbo!
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Anambra Deputy Governor: I did it for Ndigbo!

…insists APC holds the future for Ndigbo, Nigeria …says he won’t resign The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke has stated that he dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) -the party on which ticket he jointly successfully ran with Gov Willie Obiano, for the sake and interest of Ndigbo, his Njikoka Council constituents and Nigeria. Speaking to journalists when he stormed the Anambra Government House late Friday afternoontherefore urged residents and people of the state to vote massively for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and her candidate -Senator Andy Uba in the November 6 governorship election. This will enable the State benefit immensely from the center (Federal Government) and tap into the greater opportunities the ruling APGA lack...
BREAKING: Uneasy calm in Anambra over plot to suspend planned Airport inauguration
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BREAKING: Uneasy calm in Anambra over plot to suspend planned Airport inauguration

There is palpable anxiety in Anambra state following alleged plans by the federal government to suspend the planned opening of the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger airport for commercial operations. Reports have it that the Nigeria’s National Security Adviser has directed Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to suspend the planned opening of the airport citing security reasons. Anambra state government has been advertising heavily the airport’s opening. Sources say that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the centre, including the party’s candidate for the November 6, 2021 Anambra gubernatorial election, Senator Andy Ubah lobbied and prevailed on the Presidency to scuttle the opening of the airport. The Da...
Why APC leaders, former governor plan to defect to PDP ahead of 2023 — Saraki explains
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Why APC leaders, former governor plan to defect to PDP ahead of 2023 — Saraki explains

The immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed that a former governor and some top politicians will soon dump the All Progressives Congress APC FOR his party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. Saraki who disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview on Arise TV said the APC members were currently concluding plans to defect to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election. Saraki who was also a former governor of Kwara state also hinted that there will be a lot of defections this week. He said, “We have the potentials to turn the country around and that is why I believe with the right leadership, things can change in the country. I often say that no one can give whatever he does not have. In 2023, we have to get it right and to do that, we needed the right kind of l...
None of our LG chairmen has defected to APC, says PDP
Anambra 2021

None of our LG chairmen has defected to APC, says PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is a bundle of lie from the pit of hell that the chairmen of the party in the council areas of Anambra State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nnamdi Nwangwu, the Publicity Secretary of PDP who is also Director Publicity Directorate, Valentine Ozigbo Campaign Council made this clarification in a press release. He said emphatically that all the local government chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State are intact and have not defected to APC or any other party. The PDP image maker said that Sam Anyakorah who allegedly led others to APC was never a local government chairman of the party not to talk of being the chairman of all chairmen. Nwangwu noted that PDP is focused on issue based campaign ahead the No...
Anambra 2021: APC May walk the old path of shame again
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: APC May walk the old path of shame again

From: Christian Chime, Awka Despite the insinuation that Chief George Moghalu has been muscled into submission by some bigger wigs in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to drop and withdraw his potentially precarious suit against the party, it’s Anambra State’s November 6,2021 Governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba which seeks to bar the party from presenting Uba in the election, all indications from the court point to the contrary. This was glaring from the last week’s court proceedings at the Abuja High Court presided over by Honourable Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo that the final judgement would be read within the next sixty days, the scheduled date of the election notwithstanding. And should the inevitable happens, it would surely be the upteenth time the party will be walking ...
Anambra guber: I saw blood, heard gunshots says Bro Uzukwu
Anambra 2021

Anambra guber: I saw blood, heard gunshots says Bro Uzukwu

…Predicts victory for APC candidate, Uba The Spiritual Head, Soul Revival Outreach, Nnewi, Anambra State, Bro Iyke Uzukwu on Monday says God revealed to him that the November 6 Anambra State governorship election would witness bloody shootings and killings. Bro Uzukwu who presented his revelation to journalists in Nnewi said that there is urgent need for the people of God to join their faith together in prayers for the evil wind gathering against the state to scatter. "I saw people imported into the state to vote for a particular candidate, it was equally revealed to me that the governorship election will witness voters apathy, I also saw most of the political parties perfecting their rigging strategies. "But at the end of the day, I saw celebration, laughter and jubilations i...
Anambra Deputy Governor’s Aides deny him, reject APC
Anambra 2021

Anambra Deputy Governor’s Aides deny him, reject APC

Following the recent cross-carpeting of the Deputy Governor of Anambra state Dr. Nkem Okeke, from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), some senior aides attached to his office have refused to leave the party with him. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the aides of the Deputy governor have restated their loyalty to the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano and his party, APGA. Barely one month to the Anambra governorship election, Dr. Okeke in a shocking move on Wednesday dumped the party on whose platform he became the deputy governor and moved to the APC after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. But his senior aides who spoke to journalists at the office of the Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr. Primus Odili, expres...
Defection: Obiano deputy’s impeachment unnecessary – Adinuba
Anambra 2021

Defection: Obiano deputy’s impeachment unnecessary – Adinuba

The Anambra State Government has described as unnecessary impeachment of the deputy governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, who recently dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance for the All Progressives Congress. The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, who stated this in a telephone chat, said the state governor, Willie Obiano, was not taking his deputy's defection seriously. He said, "There are no plans to initiate impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor, Dr Nkem Okeke. "Though his defection is morally and legally wrong, Governor Obiano is not taking that seriously because Okeke has no electoral worth. Besides, the governor is not a vengeful person."
Defection: Take the path of honour – Adinuba tells Anambra Deputy Gov
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Defection: Take the path of honour – Adinuba tells Anambra Deputy Gov

Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement, C Don Adinuba has described as unconstitutional the defection of Dr. Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra state to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He urged Okeke to follow the honourable path and resign from office having been elected on a joint ticket under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with Governor Willie Obiano in 2013, and had their mandate renewed in 2017. Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on political matters, Bar. Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, said the defection of the Deputy Governor to the APC was more for personal pasture than desire to serve the interest of Ndigbo. He said, "Dr. Nkem Okeke's defection is politically inconsequential and non-sequitur to the fortunes of ...
Obiano’s deputy, Nkem Okeke officially dumps APGA for APC
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Obiano’s deputy, Nkem Okeke officially dumps APGA for APC

The Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke has Wednesday cemented his cross over to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Daily Vendor Newspaper had earlier reported that Okeke has concluded plans to dump his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, to join the APC ahead of the November 6 governorship election in the state. According to an online report, the Deputy Governor decided to dump APGA as a mark of protest against the neglect which his office has faced in the last 4 years. The report said, "No deputy governor has been treated like Dr Nkem Okeke in the history of this country. Gov Obiano sidelined his loyal deputy and decided to run the administration with his wife. Despite being a hard working loyal deputy, the Governor left him abandoned. "Even as A...