- The director general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, ask his party members to support his ambition to retire Ike Ekweremadu from politics
- The Enugu West Peoples Assembly advises the Enugu state chapter of APC to stop fantasizing over the Enugu west senatorial seat
- VP Osinbajo says APC-led administration has outperformed the PDP-led government just in three years
Supporters of the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and the director general of Voice of the Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, are in an ensuing political battle over the Enugu west senatorial seat.
Premium Times reports that Ekweremadu, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is currently spending his fourth term in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, having been elected in 2003.
Okechukwu has however, declared his intention to contest election for the Senate in 2019 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent the Enugu west senatorial district - the district currently represented by Ekweremadu.
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The APC chieftain has asked his party members to support his ambition to retire Ekweremadu from politics.
The APC Youth Circle (APCYC) Enugu west senatorial district has reportedly wished Ekweremadu a successful retirement from the senate.
The director general of the VON, said unlike Ekweremadu who he accused of buying Okada motorcycles for youths, he would revamp the abundant coal deposits in Enugu state to ensure the creation of employment for thousands of youths in Enugu west.
But the Enugu West Peoples Assembly on the other hand, has advised the Enugu state chapter of APC to stop fantasizing over the Enugu west senatorial seat currently occupied by Ekweremadu, as there is no vacancy yet.
The national president of the Enugu West Peoples Assembly, Paul Anikwe, in a statement, told the opposition that they were taking their lucks too far.
In another report, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has pegged the total earning which accrued to the Nigerian government from oil sales in the past three years at $94 billion.
He, however, stated that in the four years preceding the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration, the government – then led by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – earned about $393 billion in oil sales but made less impact on the livelihood of ordinary Nigerians.
to Daily Independent, Osinbajo made this revelation during a town hall meeting in Bariga/Somolu LCDA in Lagos state, on Tuesday, August 21, as part of festivities marking the Eid-el-Kabir with Lagosians.
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