The political configuration of the South East states in Nigeria is attaining an interesting dimension with the defection of prominent political actors in the south east ahead of the 2023 elections.
The latest in the series of defection is the defection of the Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke from the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), to the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
Dr. Nkem Okeke, an experienced politician who has been the Deputy Governor of Anambra State since 17 March 2014, first served as Anambra State Commissioner for Economic Planning, and later as Anambra State Commissioner for Works and Transport in the administration of Governor Peter Obi and later went back to immerse himself in academia as lecturer and head of department of economics at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Born into the family of R.N. Okeke, in Enugwu-Ukwu, Okeke holds a Ph.D in Monetary economics. He attended Dennis Memorial Grammar School Onitsha and went abroad to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he got his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and Howard University where he got his MBA and Ph.D respectively. He was until recently Head of Department of Economics Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Nkem is married with five children.
2023 : One Good Turn Deserves Another As Kwara North Elders Endorses AbdulRazaq, Senator Sadiq For Second Term
Elders of the rulling party,All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara North senatorial district have declared their support for Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and Senator Sadiq Umar’s re-election for a second term.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the APC Elders, in an address prepared by Ambassador Nuruddeen Mohammed, addressed a press conference in Ilorin today Tuesday, saying that the only task left for party delegates at the upcoming party’s primary election on May 26, 2022 is to nominate the governor because no aspirant has expressed intention to contest against him.
“It has been widely acknowledged by our party members and people in the five local government areas of Kwara North senatorial district that the incumbent Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar has performed and served the people of Kwara North senatorial district with humility, most diligently in the past three years of coming to office,” they added.
“We, therefore, feel that he deserves another opportunity to serve our people and do much more for them,” said the party elders, who based their support for the governor on his stellar performance over the last three years. It is said that “one good turn deserves another.”
Mohammed added “Our position, which is contrary to the decision of the main opposition party, the PDP, which announced recently that its own candidate should emerge from Kwara North Senatorial District, is borne out of the fact that the incumbent and high performing governor, Mallam
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, is constitutionally entitled to second term of office.
“We are also giving him our support for his re-nomination for the office of governor again because of the fact that in the history of Kwara state, no governor or administrator except him, has done so much to develop the entire state and in particular, Kwara North Senatorial District, in just three years of administration of Kwara state.
“We, therefore, feel that he deserves another opportunity to serve our people and do much more for them. One good turn, it is said, deserves another.”
BREAKING: House Of Rep Member Defeats Dino Melaye To Win PDP Senatorial Ticket In Kogi
Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf of Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal Constituency defeated Senator Dino Melaye to win the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial ticket in Kogi State.
In a rerun election held Tuesday in Kaba, the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye received 88 votes each after the delegates election on Monday.
Former banker Dr Victor Adoji has won the ticket to fly the PDP flag in Kogi East in the general election next February.
The delegates’ election to Kogi Central has yet to take place as of the time of filing this report, as some of the aspirants’ pictures did not appear on the ballot papers.
The FidelinfoNews however learnt that officials left Lokoja for Okene at 18:30.
JUST IN: Wike Dissolves Entire Cabinet Members
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has dissolved his entire cabinet, The FidelinfoNews has learnt
The Fiery Governor has dissolved the state executive council and it takes effect immediately. A statement signed by Kelvin Ebiri, Wike’s special assistant on media revealed that the Chief of Staff to the governor and Senior Special Assistant (Protocol), have also been relieved of their office.
“His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, commends the members the Rivers State Executive Council for their service and contribution to the development of the State. He has also wished them the best in all their future endeavours.”
“Governor Wike, has therefore instructed all the former members of the State Executive Council to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.”
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