The 2017 Anambra Gubernatorial election is forthcoming. Preparations are speeding amidst intrigues and intense politicking. We have seen lately the cross-carpeting of some linchpin, accompanying patterned political antics and wooing. Though yet primary, it is obvious that plans and politics are up-gear for the election of the most revered office in the heart of Igbo, Anambra State and no wonder can be expressed over these developments.
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These are part of the pictures of the crowd gathered at the Igbo-dorminant-small Oghara, hometown of former Governor James Ibori, who is on his way to the town in Delta State after he arrived Nigeria early this morning with a British Airways flight through Abuja to the shock of aides and associates, waiting for his arrival the Osubi airport in Delta.
The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano revealed while delivering a speech at a function of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha at St Mary’s Parish, Umuerum, that had it not been for plans with a South African Investor, exloration of the Gas Rserve in Umuerum would have begun as the state has already secured approval from the Department of Petroleum Resources. In his words "what is delaying the full exploration of the Gas Reserve is ongoing negotiations with a South African Investor who is to take over the project".
An IPOB young man have published a write-up on the Biafratelegraph in which he blasted The Famous Father Mbaka for his alleged closeness to Buhari and the outright disregard he has for the plight of the Igbo people as well as not lending his voice to the Biafra fight. His article read thus:
Mbaka Is An Enemy Of God's Project And Therefore Should Be Boycotted
Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who has been subjected to mockery and derogatory allusions by Nigerians ever since the APC government came into power has yet again, made a public claim that he has never lied. He challenged anybody who thinks he has ever lied to come out with evidence. “People just have a mindset that whatever Lai Mohammed says cannot be true, but nobody has ever come out to say that I said `Y’ and it was `Z’ that happened.Give me one thing that I have said which is not true." Hmm...do you believe him?
The Ex-while Governor of Delta State, James Ibori who was recently released from the London prison has retunred to Nigeria. According to ThePunch online, It was gathered that he arrived Abuja on Saturday morning and is on his way to his hometown, Oghara in Delta State.
Remember, James Ibori had, on Friday, appeared before a Southwark Crown court in London for his asset forfeiture hearing.
Enugu State Governor, Governor Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi has yet again, reassured the Enugu people that he is very much attentive to them and focused in ensuring good governance to the coal City state. He also called on the people to unite in the work-in-progress new face of Enugu. The governor tweeted this morning "I am a listening governor. I can see what we all need as a state. Enugu is a work in progress. Let's do it as one" with the harsh tag
I have never been and will never be an apostle of hoax neither am I in the gang of irrational critics who are die-hard in ensuring the total destruction of any personality that’s unfortunate with them. Retrospection to the2009/2010 scenario of Late Fmr. President Yaradua and a true reflection of the reality we are confronted with give some grounds to believe the "supposed hoax". No smoke, they say, goes without fire.