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BREAKING: S’south PDP visit Wike, reiterate call for regional security outfit+PHOTOS

Governor Nyesom Wike at the meeting

The S’south Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated it’s call on South South governors to establish a security outfit to tackle the rising cases of insecurity in the region.

At a meeting of the team with the Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Barrister Nyesom Wike at the Rivers State Government House on Thursday, 6th May 2021, the group led by Chief Dan Orbih raised alarm over the incessant killings, kidnappings and terror that has been unleashed on Nigeria by bandits, Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram.

Orbih, who commended the Niger State Governor for owning up that the Federal Government has failed Nigerians in terms of security, said that if the S’south governors are able to establish a security outfit like their South East and South West counterparts, the issue of insecurity will be greatly checked.

His words: “I am here with the Zonal working committee members of our party to thank you for successfully hosting the last Zonal Congress that brought this Exco to office. We are also using this visit to commend and applaud the good work the PDP Governors are doing in the South South and to urge them to continue the good work.

“We are embarking on this tour at a very difficult and challenging time in our nation’s history. Let me commend the courageous declaration Gov of Niger State, Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello that the country is no longer safe under APC Federal Government. A situation where insurgents will conquer any part of this country and host their flag is a declaration of war.

“Your Excellency, I want to commend you for the steps you have taken so far to protect your people. A situation where people can no longer access their farms is a clear signal of impending food crisis.

“We call on the Governors and leaders of the South South to come together and protect our people. The Yorubas have taken steps to check the menace of these groups with the formation of Amotekun, the Igbos have theirs Ebubeagu security network. What are we doing in the South South? We must fashion out ways in collaboration with various security agencies to check the unprovoked assault on our people. Our people are distressed. The federal roads are in bad shapes and unsafe.

“There is hunger in the land. An hungry man is a angry man. The rising poverty index and unemployment worrisome. I make bold to state that the current security problems confronting us is a threat to Peace and development.

“We are impressed and satisfied with the good work you are doing in your state and the zone. Your achievements is now the benchmark for critical assessment of good governance. You have done very well. We pray God to continue to give you the strength to do more for your state and Nigeria.

“Lastly, I welcome people of other zones to visit the South South to see what their zones can be if they vote PDP into government in their zones”, Orbih stated.

(PHOTOS) We’ve no choice but to rescue Nigeria, says Obaseki as PDP S’south visits Edo

…blames rising insecurity on mismanagement of nation’s economy

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country amid the challenges facing the country but work collectively to ensure a better Nigeria.

Obaseki gave the charge on Tuesday while receiving members of the South-South Zone Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its National Vice Chairman, South-south, Chief Dan Orbih.
The governor, who identified insecurity as one of the country’s biggest challenges, blamed mismanagement of the nation’s economy for the worrisome trend.

“The way the ruling party has managed and mismanaged the economy of this country is the reason why we are having the level of insecurity that we are faced today. The lawlessness, indiscipline by the ruling party has brought us to where we are.

“We should not lose hope in Nigeria but focus on how to create confidence to give our people hope by managing the country well. The challenges of insecurity just show the dysfunctionality of our federal system.

“We run a federation; we have three tiers of government: Federal, State and Local Governments. Why should security be exclusive to the federal level? What happened to the other two? Until we address that structural imbalance, we are not going to be able to deal with security at its core.”

He continued: “The country has a major problem and it’s only the PDP that can help the President solve the problem but not his party. Let us as party men and Nigerians help rescue the nation and call on those that have the capacity to rescue Nigeria. Security is local and we can rescue this nation; that is why Edo is relatively peaceful.

“In the South-South, we must stand up to defend ourselves economically, politically and security wise. We have pretenders in the region who try to exploit the region and we must stop them.

“When you concentrate resources at the centre, you can’t get results. The security structure that we have in Nigeria has expired; we need a new security arrangement. The system that we operated till now is not tenable,” he noted.

While addressing the governor earlier, Orbih said: “The South-West and South-East have both formed a security network to protect its people. As South-South, we need to look for a way to check insecurity and protect our people in the region.

“We appeal to you to lead the stand for state policing. It’s time to rejig the security architecture of Nigeria. We urge you to lend your voice to the struggle to make the country safe for all.”

PHOTOS from the event:

Dr Kalu Congratulates Chief Dan Orbih As He Emerge PDP National Vice-Chair, South-South

Following his confirmation as the Vice National Chairman of PDP South-South, Chief Dr Emeka Kalu, National Publicity Secretary, PDP Youth Alliance, PDPYA, has congratulated Chief Dan Orbih for an honour well deserved.

According to Dr Kalu, Chief Dan Orbih is one of the pillar personalities of People’s Democratic Party in South-South whose wealth of experience and enigmatic leadership qualities has continued to set PDP apart as a politically mature gathering of democrats.

He therefore encourages Chief Dan Orbih to remain steadfast as a party man because to whom much is given, much is expected.

In the same vein, Chief Kalu enjoined all PDP members to support him in carrying out his duties successfully, expressing optimism that the party will grow, not just in the geopolitical zone, but across the country as a result of Orbih’s fighting spirit.

He also congratulated the PDP leadership for always making the right decisions when it comes to choice of leaders because he believes that the fortunes of PDP in 2023 lies in her ability to always put a square Peg in a square Hole.

PHOTOS: Prince Lawrence Ezeh congratulates Chief Dan Orbih, as he assumes office as PDP National Vice-Chairman, South-South

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Enugu State Chapter, Engineer Lawrence Ezeh has congratulated the new National Vice-Chairman of the PDP, after he assumed office earlier today in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Ezeh, who contested in the 2019 Senatorial elections for Enugu East, was present at the party secretariat, where he expressed hope that the party will take over leadership in the country.

Congratulating the new South South boss of the party, Ezeh said his capable leadership of the party in Edo State led to the weakening and eventual splitting of the opposition party in the state.

He also expressed optimism that the party will grow, not just in the geopolitical zone, but across the country as a result of Orbih’s fighting spirit.

Those in attendance include the Akwa Ibom and Cross River states Chairmen of the party, as well as numerous other stakeholders in the zone.