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Senator Victor Umeh, who contested the February National Assembly election on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, said yesterday that Senator Uche Ekwunife of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who was declared winner for Anambra Central senatorial zone by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was not eligible to contest the election.
The immediate past senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district, Chief Victor Umeh, has said that for Nigeria to evolve, there must be strict adherence to the rules governing the country.
All is now set for the titanic battle on the election petition filed by Senator Victor Umeh against Senator Uche Ekwunife and three others challenging the declaration of Ekwunife as winner of the Anambra Central senatorial seat in the 2019 senatorial election.
The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi, has cautioned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, from making unsubstantiated remarks about the 2023 presidential election.
Four former senators that represented Anambra Central at various times since the current democratic dispensation, had intervened in the ongoing election petition filed at the tribunal by the candidate of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr. Tony Chukwuelue, urging him to drop his petition against Senator Uche Ekwunife of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The senator representing Anambra South, Andy Uba, his younger brother, Chris Uba and Victor Umeh are among those who filed petitions challenging the outcomes of their various elections in the Anambra Election Petitions Tribunal as at March 19.
Victor Umeh, the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra Central in last Saturday’s election, has called for the cancellation of the election in the district over alleged irregularities.
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won four out of the eleven federal constituency polls in Anambra from results so far announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the National Assembly elections.
Sen. Uche Ekwunife, the Anambra Central senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Anambra electorate to vote for the party in the February general elections.
The people of Dunukofia in Anambra State have appealed to state and Federal Government to come to their aid over the erosion threat to their major road connecting the area to other communities of the state.
The senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Victor Umeh, on Saturday threatened to expose Senator Uche Ekwunife who represented the district until her election was nullified by the court in December 2015.
Uche Ekwunife, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra Central in next year’s general elections, has commenced her political campaign with a prayer rally held in Awka on Tuesday.
Prince Azubuike Iloh, former factional chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, has boasted that Chief Victor Umeh, the incumbent senator representing Anambra-Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, is no match for Senator Uche Ekwunife in the forthcoming 2019 electoral contest.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra on Thursday said that it was not aware that Sen. Uche Ekwunife was back to the party.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has thrown his weight behind Senator Uche Ekwunife for Anambra Central senatorial district contest in 2019, with the purchase of the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s senatorial nomination form for her.
Nigerian pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj have been advised to be security conscious as their movement from Madinah to Makkah entered second day on Friday.
European Union (EU) Programme Manager to Nigeria, Laolu Olawumi, said 250 million Euros had been earmarked to empower women in line with the 2030 agenda in Africa.
Residents of Ago Alaye town in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, where a clash broke out over land on Tuesday, have deserted the town as death toll rose to four on Thursday.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into state corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning.
Indian police on Friday said three men were lynched by a mob in the Saran district of Bihar over suspicion of cattle theft.
The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Edo State Command, has commended Governor Godwin Obaseki for his support to security agencies in the state, noting that the governor’s efforts are yielding results.
The Abia State Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has slammed an indefinite suspension on the Governorship Candidate of the party in 2015 and 2019, Dr. Alex Otti, from the party.
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has declared that the Super Eagles are ready for any dirty antics Algeria may adopt against them in Sunday’s semifinal match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship.
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.