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Give South-South its dues, Uduaghan urges Buhari

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emma Arubi  / Snr.Correspondent, warri


Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the South-South states in the country get their rightful dues from the Federal Government because of their huge financial contribution to the economic wellbeing of the country.

Uduaghan made the comment in Warri on Tuesday during an interactive session with journalists.

The governor urged Buhari to see the whole country as his constituency and extend hands of friendship to other Nigerians outside his political party, All Progressive Congress (APC) through appointments into various offices.

He called on the APC governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief O’tega Emerhor to concede defeat and congratulate the PDP’s candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for winning the governorship election.

He however counselled those who were aggrieved with the outcome of the election to approach the election tribunal rather than resorting to violence.

He noted that the APC candidate was not abreast with the true election figures of the poll before accusing the PDP of colluding with Independent National Election Commission (INEC) officials to fabricate and allocate votes to the various parties.

Uduaghan disclosed that he has commenced the handover process by appointing Sir. Tony Obuh as leader of the team congratulated Buhari on his victory and commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his show of statesmanship that took off the steam of violence from those wishing to foment trouble using the outcome of the election as spring board.

Igben debunks rumour of arrest, wants Udu assembly poll cancelled

By Sam Akadoro Special Correspondent Sapele

All Progressive Congress Candidate of the last Saturday House of Assembly election in Udu constituency, Delta State, Hon Harvest Igben on Wednesday debunked the allegation that he was arrested by men of the Nigerian Police for electoral fraud in his Orhuworun Residence.

The former Minority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, while addressing journalists in Asaba lamented the way and manner at which candidates goes about rubbishing the image of people in the name of election.

“I called this press briefing to let you all know that I was not arrested at any point in time. Those disgruntled elements who called themselves leaders and candidate allegedly cooked the news and set the Independent National Election Commision (INEC) official up to cancel the units I was winning.

A police source at the Ovwian/Aladja division however revealed that there was no time Igben was arrested stating that those cooking stories were telling lies to the general public.

In another development, Igben has called for the automatic cancellation of Udu House of Assembly election, saying that the results showcased by the PDP and Labour Party were cooked, and card reader was not used.

He alleged that the numbers of voters in the 30 units cancelled by INEC were 22, 600 which was more than the number of votes generally declared by INEC.

He alleged that most INEC officials were biased by allowing voting to start at against 1.pam and in some communities where old voter’s cards were used.