WE DON’T LOSE SLEEP OVER APC – ABIA PDP

Nnaji Obed


The Abia State chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) says the party does not lose sleep over the opposition All Progressive Congress ( APC).

PDP Publicity Secretary Abia State, Chief Uchechi Ogbuka , who stated this in a press release said APC “as far as Abia State is concerned is dead on arrival and non- existent”.

 He was reacting to a recent media comment credited to the National Vice Chairman (South East) of APC, Dr. Nyerere Anyim where he allegedly criticized the PDP- led government in the state over the state of infrastructure in Aba.

PDP said that the current administration in the state led by Governor Theodore Orji had surpassed all previous administrations in the state put together particularly in the areas of infrastructural development, quality health care delivery, security, education , youth empowerment, human capital development, and a host of other key sectors of the economy.

The party noted that never in the history of the state had the democratic space been so democratized as currently obtained which according to it not only accounted for the array of legacy projects across the state. It said it would not allow allow the opposition the freedom to make derogatory remarks on government and get away with it.

PDP challenged critics of Orji’s administration to be courageous enough to “juxtapose the achievements of the Governor with what his predecessors bequeathed to the state and see who Abia hero should be.”

According to PDP, opposition parties in the state only exist on the pages of newspaper and cannot boast of winning a polling unit in the up coming elections as Abians now know that their future lies with PDP.

 Ogbuka further noted that the likes of Nyerere can never win election in the state, describing him as a “political liability of unimaginable proportion”.

He said ” such men only look for comfort positions in less competitive groups with the tag of a political party where they will be lords just for their pockets”.

Ogbuka recalled that “the same Nyerere quickly decamped from the All Progressive Grand Alliance shortly after the 2011 elections when he was humiliated at the party’s primaries,” describing him as a floating political ballon without any conceivable threat to the fortunes of PDP.
 He restated the party’s earlier submission that the 2015 general election would be a mere walk-over by PDP because of Governor Orji’s unprecedented, monumental and undeniable achievements in less than four years.

AFTERMATH OF ATTAH’S BOMBSHELL- MASS EXODUS HITS UMANA UMANA , BASSEY ALBERT’S CAMP FOR A’IBOM 2015

Bassey Inyang

Ahead of the 2015 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State,  the camps of the duo of Umana Okon Umana and  Bassey Albert, both  of Uyo senatorial district ,struggling for the plum job  of Governor against the peoples resolve to support power shift to Eket senatorial district are already experiencing massive rejection and abandonment by their supporters, who are reportedly leaving in droves.


This is coming days after a reception the duo organized at Asan Ibibio grounds,  under the guise of elders of the Ibibio ethnic nationality, in honour of the former governor of the state, Obong (Arc) Victor Attah.
Sources close to both camps  have it that since the pronouncement in support of power shift to Eket senatorial district by Former Governor Attah, at the event, the duo of Albert and Umana have not had it easy, as they are striving day and night to convince the people that Attah never meant to endorse zoning.
Upon our findings, a key supporter of Bassey Albert who does not want his name on print said it was disheartening and embarrassing that they were fooled of Obong Attah’s support for a Governor of Uyo senatorial extraction, by their principal,only to discover that the former governor will be firm and truthful.
Also a visibly angry supporter of Umana Okon Umana, who simply gave his name as Ephraim Ekong, said he was disappointed that Umana could mislead them into believing the former governor was not comfortable with having a governor from the Eket senatorial district of the state.
Obong Victor Attah during his speech,penultimate Friday said ‘ consequential logic requires that Uyo  and Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Districts having taken shots at the governorship of the State, it expected that Eket District should produce the next Governor….’

It is widely reported that Albert and Umana now whins in regret of ever sponsoring the event, as it has caused them the support they previously enjoyed, even as desperate attempts by the duo to misrepresent the elder statesman’s position on zoning of governorship in the state to Eket senatorial district, has been widely rebuffed by their supporters, who now say they have heard from the horse’s mouth.
With the recent development, it could be said that the reign of lies, blackmail and deceit against the Eket senatorial district’s governorship bid is gravitating to an end, as our reporters noted that the campaign offices belonging to the duo of Umana and Albert, which used to be a beehive of activities has now become a ghost of itself.
Efforts to speak to the Director Generals of their campaign groups were unsuccessful. And as expected, they may still be nursing brunts of the fatal loss and rejection a reception they organised was causing them.