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Why I Won’t Appoint Anyone Older Than Me – Gov. Ben Ayade

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Gov. Ben Ayade
Gov. Ben Ayade

The Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade has promised not to choose individuals older than himself to take over serious positions of responsibility in his government.

Ayade, who recently turned 52, made this known while he was clarifying why it was taking so much time to name his new commissioners and other appointees since his inauguration last May 29.

The governor, also said it was not in his temperament to talk cruelly to his seniors, he said he was unfit to yell at older members of his government in his first term.

“I am searching for more youthful individuals to appoint into my government. I will never again choose older people. I need more youthful individuals with the goal that I can yell at them so as to fast track my government.”

He, however, stated that the new secretary to the government soon to be appointed would be a young person.

Meanwhile, the previous Ms. Tina Agbor was a lot more seasoned than the governor, just as his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu, who was his former lecturer.

Ayade said “I want to work with a cabinet dominated by young technocrats I can be able to talk to and keep them on their toes,”

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Anglican Bishops Warn Supreme Court Justices To Reverse Imo State Judgment Or Face God’s Wrath

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The Anglican Church Bishops have rejected Supreme Court judgment that nullified Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party as the governor of Imo State and crowned Hope Uzordinma of the All Progressives Congress.

The Bishops, while speaking through the Archbishop of Enugu Province, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, said that looking at the administration of Rochas Okorocha, there was no way the people could have voted for Uzordinma.

He described the Supreme Court judgment as ‘wicked and corrupt’, the clergy warned that failure to reverse the decision could attract the wrath of God on the Justices of the Supreme Court.

“I am
speaking the minds of most of the Bishops of the Anglican Church that we are
very much discontented and very much in disagreement with the kangaroo judgment
of the Supreme Court on what has happened in mo State.
We sincerely
feel disappointed with the Chief Justice of Nigeria who has not got his facts
correct and we feel that that judgment is wicked and corrupt.
And so we are
calling on the Supreme Court to reverse their judgment on Imo State before they
see the wrath of God.
There is no
way Imo State people could have voted for APC with the bad governance of
Okorocha for which in the House of Assembly the APC had no single seat during
the election.
Hope Uzodinma
is my friend. I am not against him but I am against the Supreme Court justices
who mutilated the result, judging the case on the total votes that were more
than accredited votes, which is absolutely incongruous and very much
antithetical to the democratic spirit. 
It is,
therefore, our prayer that INEC should also be up and doing in their declaration
of results and be able to defend whatever they declare in the sight of the
Supreme Court." he said

Archbishop Chukwuma has this to say on the role played by Father Mbaka;

“He is
politicizing his ministry too much and commercializing his ministry, and that
is dangerous to the ministry of the church, and this we totally condemn,” the
clergy said

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Supreme Court Uphold The Election Of Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

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Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto has emerged victorious as the Supreme Court upheld his victory. Recall that the election took place on March 23rd, 2019. Aminu Tambuwal was the PDP candidate in the election

The apex court in a unanimous decision dismissed the appeal filed by Aliyu Ahmed, the APC governorship candidate in the election.

So, delivering his judgment, Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, said the APC candidate failed to prove his allegations. These are non-compliance with electoral act and issues of over-voting..

However, his petition was thereafter threw put by the court.

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I Pity Those Celebrating Uzordinma’s Supreme Court Victory – Emeka Ihedioha

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Emeka Ihedioha, former Imo Governor has disclosed that he is still in shock after the Supreme Court sacked him and declared Hope Uzordinma as the new Governor of Imo State.

Emeka Ihedioha while speaking in a meeting with members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP at his Abuja residence on Saturday 18th January 2020 said that he pities those celebrating his loss at the Supreme Court as they are not good students of democracy.

Emeka Ihedioha disclosed that he is waiting for answers, he spoke further;

“The
elections in Imo were closely monitored, well advertised and everybody in
Nigeria followed it through. The results were very clear, the electoral umpire
still has the results.
“It is not
about Emeka Ihedioha. It is not about Imo State. It is about the future of our
country and democracy. It’s about what do we do tomorrow. .. I am calm and we
are calm, and that is why you see in Imo, there is calmness.
“The calmness
is coming out of shock, it is coming of disbelief. It is coming out of the fact
that people are saying, let us still see, can this be possible? We are waiting
for answers and I believe there will be answers.
“This is not
the time to celebrate. I pity anyone who is celebrating that sad event. If
anyone is celebrating, that person is not a student of democracy."

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