Today’s Headlines: Ihedioha Pulls Out Of Imo Gov Race, Peter Obi Meets LP Senators, Reps-Elect

Ihedioha pulls out of Imo gov race

Former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has pulled out of the Imo governorship race and has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state.

Ihedioha made the announcement in a letter dated March 27, 2023, and made public on Tuesday, where he informed the PDP leadership of his “personal sacrifice” for a “consensus candidate” by the party.

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The former governor was however screened and cleared a few days ago by the PDP to contest the party’s primary ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.

But in his later addressed to the embattled National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, Ihedioha wrote, “As I turned 58 years last Friday, March 24, I had cause to reflect on so many things, including the state of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Peter Obi meets LP Senators, Reps-elect

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has met with the new senators and members of the House of Representatives elected under the platform of the party.

Obi met with the lawmakers-elect alongside the members of the party’s national leadership on Tuesday.

Recall that the Labour Party, in a historic precedent, won six senatorial seats and 34 in the House of Representatives in the just concluded National Assembly elections, making it the third most popular party in the 10th National Assembly.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja after the National Assembly election.

Adeleke undeserving of Oyetola’s congratulatory message – APC

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, was undeserving of a congratulatory message from his predecessor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, even after the Court of Appeal in Abuja, affirmed his election.

The party disclosed this in a statement signed by his acting chairman, Mr. Tajudeen Lawal, obtained in Osogbo on Tuesday in reaction to Adeleke, who, during an interview with Arise Television on Monday had stated that he was expecting a congratulatory message from Oyetola, after Court of Appeal, affirmed his election.

Responding further to Adeleke’s claim in the interview, Lawal asked what would be the basis for Oyetola to congratulate Adeleke when there was an ongoing election process.

Lawal stated that such a request which was a tall order with no justification to warrant the congratulations of Adeleke by Oyetola over a subsisting election matter which was Supreme Court-bound.

NLC Issues Fresh Ultimatum To CBN Over Naira Scarcity

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened to carry out nationwide protest in two weeks if the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) fails to find permanent solution to cash scarcity.

President of NLC, Joe Ajaero, and his counterpart in the TUC, Festus Osifo, gave the warning at a joint press briefing which held at Labour House, at the end of their National Executive Council meeting, on Tuesday.

Daily Trust reports that the congress had last week said that it would begin an indefinite strike, and picket all branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria across the country.

But the apex bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, in an attempt to avert the impending crisis, called on the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, to prevail on the labour leaders.

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