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Yul Edochie And Emeka Okonkwo Visit Dunukofia For Campaign Homecoming

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Popular Nigerian Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie’s has visited Dunukofia, Anambra for a Homecoming campaign, alongside his deputy, Emeka Okonkwo.

The spokesman (Comrade Nnadi Goodluck) of his political party has released a statement on his official Facebook page.

DPC Govornorship candidate, Yul Edochie and his deputy, Emeka Okonkwo were received in Umunachi in Dunukofia Local Government on the 14th of October, 2017 in a Home coming rally organised by Anambra Young Professionals and Gaaniru Anambra in honour of their member, Emeka Okonkwo.

The event was graced by various Umunachi Women’s Union, Umunachi Town Union and various Youth Organisation in Dunukofia LGA.

The State Chairman of Democratic Peoples Congress Hon. Ezeagu Israel who declared the event open, said that it was time for the older generation to give way to young vibrant leadership. He noted that many Nigerian leaders today made their most significant impact in their youth. He said “Anambra people are tired of recycling the same people in government. Older people may not understand the challenges of the youth. The unemployment rate in Anambra is alarming and it is only a Youth who understands and who feels the pain of his fellow youth will understand”.

Ike Odionu Esq, the President General of Umunachi Town Union who received Emeka Okonkwo in his country home also thanked Emeka for having the courage to represent the people. He acknowledged how tough the race to the government house is, but noted that such a decision is right.

Emeka Okonkwo spoke about the erosion challenges suffered by his Constituency, Dunukofia LGA and promised them that his administration will ensure that his administration will tackle the erosion problem in Dunukofia. Emeka said “The lack of independence of local governments in their administration has hindered grass root development. A situation where you have transition chairmen instead of Elected Chairman means that the state government dictates their affairs and this is not right”. He also noted “we must encourage local government autonomy, the state government may not be conversant with every little or big challenge faced by various communities but the Local Government can identify and solve these issues without the State government knowing if the state Government encourage Local Government autonomy” Emeka said that more girls have enrolled in to school than boys, and blamed this on lack of Technical Colleges in the State which will assist young men who feel uncomfortable with conventional education to be solution driven without missing out in having formal education.

Emeka Condemned the uncountable road blocks in Anambra state and blamed it on the rate of unemployment. He said ” when people have no jobs the propensity for crime will be high, the duty of the Government is to fix the problem of the people. These Road blocks are causing painful and embarrassing traffics, coupled with the fact that the Enugwu – Onitsha express way between Nkwelle and Awkuzu; and Amawbia is terrible, therefor these big trucks now use the old awka road. This becomes heartbreaking when all the vehicles passing through Anambra are using on road and you still police road blocks there, how do you think people will feel when they spend more than 3 hours for 45 muintes journey. We need to fix this”.

Yul Edochie also spoke against the manner in which past governments have treated the youths. He noted that the population of Anambra youths are more than that of the older generation and therefore with such strength a youth can win an election. He encouraged with Umunachi People to support Democratic Peoples Congress and to resist any plan to mortgage their future.

Chijioke Ifediora the state legal Adviser
mandated every member of the Party in the Local government to take their destiny in their hands and ensure that their votes are not compromised. He also said that the legal machinery-post elections has been assembled and that whatever the outcome is that DPC is ready to follow due process.

The Umunachi Women and Youth Leader appreciated Emeka for bringing his first official campaign since his emergency as the Running mate of Edochie. They said that such act shows humility and value for your people. The people of Umunachi promised to deliver Dunukofia to Democratic Peoples Congress.

Emeka Okonkwo’s Speech

*Speech Delivered by Emeka Okonkwo at Umunachi Central School, Dunukofia on the 14th of October, 2017.*

DPC ….Moving forward with the people (×3)

I want to recognize some people here before I begin.

My friend and the Governorship Candidate of our party, Yul Edochie!

My State Chairman the action man, Honorable Israel Ezeagu.

The State Executive members of Democratic Peoples Congress.

The Local Government Executives of Democratic Peoples Congress Dunukofia.

The President general of Umunachi town union Barrister Ike Odionu

Umunachi Women, Umunachi Youths, ifitedunu, Ukpo, Ukwulu, Nnaogu, Umudioka (Women and Youths) and all the groups and societies here I greet you all. (×6)

I am delighted to be here today. This is the will of God and that of man. I want to give God glory for the privilege and opportunity to serve Ndi Anambra. Nothing happens without God’s permission.

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I want to officially tell you all that the people of Anambra through our Party Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) choose me to serve Ndi Anambra as the Deputy Governor of Anambra State.

There are things in Anambra that breaks my heart. The rate of unemployed youths in Anambra. There is a report that more girls are enrolled into school than boys. The crime rate has increased among youths. This is not meant to be umunne m. We must make Anambra Great again.

I want to remind every youth here that, your youthful age is the most potent part of your life. I want to remind you that All Anambra legends made their impact and served there people from their youth. The likes of Senator Chuba Okadigbo ( Oyi of Oyi & the former Senate President) Dora Akunyili, Alex Ekwueme, Nnamdi Azikwe, Emeka Anyako, Chinua Achebe and Chimanda Adichie. Anambra nwelu mmadu.

It is time to start a revolution of young people in governance but we all have to do the following to succeed;
* we have to be prepared as youths.
* we have to support a fellow youth.
*we have to protect our votes.

As I mentioned earlier the challenges facing us, I wish to say here that if given the opportunity by November 18 2017 there will be a transformation in our environment especially the people of Dunukofia.

Ndi Nnaogu do not have accessible roads to their town.
Ukpo Akpu is already been overtaken by erosion.
Ifitedunu general hospital do not have the required facilities.
Dunukofia does not have a technical college or secondary school for people who belive that the conventional education may not be helpful and that their skill needs to be improved.
Our markets needs to be rebuilt.
Dunukofia can be the next Nnewi if we have good leadership.
We need to fix the problem that pulled our children’s WAEC backwards.
We need to implement teachers welfare. If we make teachers comfortable results will improve. Teachers are the most important people after God. In fact God is a teacher.

We need to amend our educational curriculum to include a course called Anambra or Gaaniru this will be a course that will build in every child the patriotic spirit about his local community not Nigeria. A course that will assign you the duty to brain storm on how to make your town a mega city. It is possible. If children begin now to think about their town or community, people will stop leaving Anambra to Lagos to Abuja.

We have to invest in Anambra. Let us be mindful of how we invest outside Anambra. Anambra is out home.

One thing I am working on addressing is this police check points everywhere in Anambra. We appreciate the work of the police. And I want to say that the police has sacrificed night and day to ensure that we have good night rest. But some of them have not entirely been keeping to the laws of the land. Some of the police check points have been used as an instrument of encroaching on people’s right. Ndi Anambra I urge you to stand up for your rights, fight for it. This race to make Anambra great is a collective effort.

I want to thank the People of Umunachi, My Honorable President General Ike Odionu Esq, The Dunukofia Party Chiarman Honorable Engr. Gabriel Ifedigbo, the woman leader of Dunukofia Mrs Georgina Omaja.

The Vice Chairman Anambra Central Joachim Maduka (Orgazi), The chairman of this Homecoming Honorable Michael Ogoo Ugbaja ( The Local Government Party Chairman of Onitsha South), Then State Legal Adviser Chijioke Ifediora, My State Chairman Honorable Israel Ezeagu

I want to thank you all for making this homecoming a successful one.

GOD BLESS UMUNACHI!
GOD BLESS DUNUKOFIA!
GOD BLESS ANAMBRA!

Comrade Nnadi Goodluck, DPC Assistant Publicity Secretary, Anambra State Chapter.

Re: Yul Edochie And Emeka Okonkwo Visit Dunukofia For Campaign Homecoming by biacan(f): 9:29am
But I thought his father said non of his children would venture into politics

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Re: Yul Edochie And Emeka Okonkwo Visit Dunukofia For Campaign Homecoming by elomba359:43am
Admin do the needful and take this thread to the permanent site.
Good for FP
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Ex-Gov Elechi cites Umahi’s mis-governance as reason he dumped PDP for APC

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The immediate past governor of Ebonyi State, Martin Elechi, has given mis-governance by incumbent Governor Dave Umahi as one of the reasons he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on which platform he governed the state for eight years.

Elechi who dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress also blamed “injustices and lack of internal party democracy” in his former party as warranting his exit.

Elechi gave these reasons at the occasion of his formal defection to the APC in Abakaliki on Friday.

He was addressing APC members among whom were the party national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, and the acting party chairman in the state, Eze Nwachukwu among other chieftains.

He said, “The change we all clamor for is finally here with us; we are heralding the dawn of a new era in the Ebonyi body polity.

“The APC has come to salvage the decaying political values caused by the misgovernance of one man (referring to Umahi) who have lost focus on what political leadership and governance entails.

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“A man who prefers to embark on unrealizable elephant projects that have no direct bearing on the lives of the people.

“We built an international market with about 8,000 lock-up shops which are still not given out to the market men and women who need these shops and our Governor embarked on the construction of shopping mall.

“The Governor abandoned Oferekpe gigantic water scheme and we hear that he is now embarking on the construction of tunnel while our children are out of school due to the inability of parents to pay their school fees and pensioners being owed months of arrears”.

Others who defected alongside with Elechi to the APC were his wife, Josephine, and a number of others

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#ANAMBRADECIDES: PDP wants Obiano disqualified for campaigning at polling unit

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#ANAMBRADECIDES: PDP wants Obiano disqualified for campaigning at polling unit

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the disqualification of Governor Willie Obiano from the ongoing governorship election in the state.

The party on its official Twitter handle on Saturday accused the governor of campaigning openly during the elections at his polling unit, in contravention of the electoral laws.

The party said, “Governor Willie Obiano and Gubernatorial Candidate of the @ApgaHQ was seen campaigning openly at his polling unit. This is a violation of electoral law. We call for @inecnigeria to disqualify him from the contest”.

Another handle belonging to the PDP, ‘PDP Vote and Stay’, also alleged that INEC result sheets were seen at a hotel in Abuja.

According to the handle, “What is INEC RESULT Sheets doing at ROCK VIEW HOTEL ABUJA?
CAN SECURITY AGENTS investigate ROOM 309 of ROCK VIEW HOTEL, ABUJA RIGHT NOW?”

The election which was characterized by voter apathy witness different turnouts in different parts of the state.

While some areas witnessed fairly large turnout with election materials arriving on time, there was low turnout in other parts, with electoral officers seen sitting idly.

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Officials of the Department of State Services have arrested a man for trying to buy votes during the election, as there were allegations that some political parties’ agents were sharing cash, slippers, and cooked rice among other items in efforts to sway the electorates.

 

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Meek Mill reportedly out of solitary confinement, transferred to another Prison for general population

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Meek Mill reportedly out of solitary confinement, transferred to another Prison for general population

Meek Mill’s request to get out of solitary confinement seems to have come true after TMZ on Saturday morning reported that the rapper has been moved to another prison meant for general population.

According to the News platform, an official at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA said the rapper was just transferred to the prison and out of Camp Hill. He says the Philly rapper is currently in general population and has his own cell.

This comes days after news surfaced that Meek was going to go crazy if he continued to be held in solitary confinement. The lawyers said prison officials were worried about Meek interacting with other inmates, so they had to put him in solitary because it’s the only way they could protect him and keep him safe.

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Meek Mill’s been sprung from solitary confinement and moved to another prison with greener pastures … literally.

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An official at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA tells TMZ … the rapper was just transferred to their prison and out of Camp Hill. He’s now in general population and he has his own cell.

We broke the story … Meek wanted out of solitary because he feared it would take a severe toll on his mental state.

Meek can now hit up the yard in the morning or afternoon. He can ball out on the court or go for a jog. Should he fancy himself with a book, he can read it at the on-site library or in his cell. Gym time will depend on which job he ends up taking … which, by the way, pays 19 cents an hour.

He’ll be assigned a job and has 2 choices — cleaning cells or cooking.

Meanwhile, the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to 2-4 years for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case is being investigated by the FBI.

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