APC ward leaders disown Oyegun, Ehanire

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ward 2 Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State have denied membership claims of the party by the former national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire with a threat to suspend them for anti-party activities. Reacting to the revalidation of the duo’s membership of the party, Johnson Osemwegie Elamah, Legal Adviser of the party in Oredo Local Government Area said: “I don’t see those two people as APC members. They were members of…

AAP chair outlines vision to reposition party in Edo State

By Iduozee Paul State Chairman of the Action Alliance Party(AAP), in Edo State, Engr. Israel Iyobosa Guobadia, has vowed that the party will participate in the forthcoming local government elections and begged the masses to come to work and build the party. Engr. Guobadia made the statement during an interactive chat with the Journalists at the party Secretariat in Benin City. He lamented that the party over the years in the state has not been able to show good record because of bad leadership of the previous executives. “Our vision…

Group congratulates Godwin Obaseki on his ‘very deserved victory’

Fatai Efehi Mustapha, Diaspora Coordinator and Comrade Roy Oribhabor, Convener, Concerned Edo Citizens Forum ( CECF), have congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for ‘his well deserved victory’ in the court recently. In a statement signed by the duo and made available to Popular News they said: “We, the Concerned Edo Citizens Forum(CECF), hereby with great joy in our hearts felicitate with Mr. Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the court. “The judiciary has once again demonstrated that of a truth, they are the hope of the commoners. If everything…

BRACED UNION felicitates with Gov. Obaseki

The BRACED UNION(BU) has extended its felicitations to the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the High Court over a litigation against the authenticity of his first degree certificate. In a statement the National President of BRACED UNION, High Chief Monday Wehere JP, congratulated the governor and the people of the state as he wished for better governance to the upliftment of the Edo people. in his words, “While we join with Governor Obaseki to thank God for this victory, it is our desire that the…

Court disqualification of APC Deputy Governorship candidate means nothing to us, says Edo PDP chairman

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Tony Azeigbemi, has stated that the recent Benin High Court ruling which disqualified the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday, September 19th, 2020, poll in the state, Mallam Gani Audu, means nothing to the PDP administration led by Governor Godwin Obaseki. “You will recall that the All Progressives Congress(APC) state chairman, Anselm Ojezua, had warned Edo people and whole of Nigeria that the APC does not have a candidate for the Saturday, September 19th,…

I salute Edo people for defeating godfatherism in 2020, says Riceman

2020 was one of the most troubled years in our lives as we were witnesses to one of the most devastating pandemic, the Coronavirus Pandemic, the world had ever seen. However, we survived it! And today, this new year, we are counted among the living. We must then consciously put behind the Year of the Pandemic so that we can embrace 2021, the Year of Hope.  I salute Nigerians, expecially the Edo State people, who in spite of the pandemic and other associated economic challenges, sacrificed all they could in…

PDP calls for end to political killings in Ebonyi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has raised the alarm over what it allege to be “the recent political killings in the state.” In a press statement the party said: “Our Attention has been drawn to the recent political killings in the state. On 26 December, 2020 an Ebonyi Youth from Onueke Ezza South was murdered in his compound till today the security agencies in the state has done nothing.  “The State Government that was saddled with the responsibility to protect the life’s and properties of it’s citizens has…

Stop claiming that Edo State is part of Biafra Republic, Benin group warns Kanu

Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) worldwide has issued out a warning to some rampaging youths of Ijaw extraction from Ikoro who attack, maim and destroy properties of Benin indigenes of Obazuwa Community to desist. Likewise the BSM also warned agitators of Biafra Republic to desist from claiming that Edo State is part of Biafra. The statement signed by its President Elder Curtis Eghosa Ugbo went thus: “The Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) Worldwide is angry to hear of the hard times that the Benin indigenes of Obazuwa Community are presently going through as…

2023: Call for Igbo presidency gets more support

A Pan-Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-political organisation, Conference of Igbo Professionals Worldwide, (COIPOW), said it has commenced an intensive campaign with series of meeting and lobbying, to enable the South-East region produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023. The group, however, expressed concern that the formation of a security outfit by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, would thwart the plan as most leaders from other zones would perceive it in a bad light and withdraw their support. COIPOW’s National President, Prof. Patrick Kalu, and National…

Edo PDP pledges unconditional support for Obaseki

By Iduozee Paul, Benin  Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has pledged total support for the second tenure of Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable the party to fulfill electioneering promises to the people of the state. Making this known to journalists at a press conference today, the  PDP State Chairman, Tony Azeigbemi, said the issue of constant insecurity in Edo State is giving Governor Obaseki sleepless nights.  Azeigbemi said, “the first thing our governor, Godwin Obaseki think about when, he wakes up in the morning is…