The outgoing councillor of ward 17 in the Port Harcourt City Council , Chigozie Woka has allegedly stabbed the leader of the vigilante in Okwuzu street by Ilabuchi street in Mile One Diobu, Mr. Isaac Ikechukwu Ohaukwu who is popularly known as Grade A1 on his manhood after some verbal exchanges regarding the struggle over councillorship ticket for the ward.
According to a report from Ayo Odungweru, a Correspondent with Wave FM, “the councillor was boasting to the member of the vigilante that his boss, the Mayor of Port Harcourt has given him returning ticket to run for the April 17 local Government election before him and his boys allegedly stabbed the victim on his manhood”.
When reached on phone, the victim, Mr. Isaac Ikeachukwu said the councillor is always using his boy to terrorizes his area of jurisdiction.
He said the incident happened around 9pm yesterday (Friday) night along Anozie street when he (victim) was coming back, the suspect (councillor) called him and asked him why he didn’t greet him the way he had greeted others.
The question from the suspect (councillor) according to the victim resulted to several verbal words from both, on the issue of PDP councillorship tussles in the ward, before the suspect (councillor) ordered his boys and him self beat up the victim and stabbed his manhood.
As at the time of this report, Mr. Isaac Ikeachukwu Ohaukwu aka Grade A1 is still admitted at the Rivers state University Teaching Hospital after he reported to the illabuchi/Azikiwe Police division were he obtained police report.
Arrest of the suspects(councillor and boys) is yet unknown as at the time of this report.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the state police command said the incident report from the Azikiwe police station is yet to get to his desk.
Several calls to the suspected councillor was not successful as at the time of this report
No Bench Warrant against NDDC Interim Administrator – Senator Nwaoboshi
… Says money allocated for new NDDC Hdqs well uilitised
Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has refuted reports that the Senate issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the Interim Administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Efiong Akwa.
Senator Nwaboshi, who was speaking during the oversight visit of the Senate Committee at the new NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, described the reports as untrue, saying that he was reliably informed that no such order was issued.
“The Interim Administrator has been reaching out, communicating and discussing with the Senate,” he stated, adding: “He opened discussions with us. We are happy that he accepted that there is need for cooperation and collaboration for Niger Delta to move forward.”
The Senate Committee chairman, however, disclosed that the Senate was still investigating the issues connected with the NDDC COVID-19 palliative funds, adding: “We are aware that the NDDC Interim Administrator was not part of the NDDC leadership team at the time.”
He stated that the NDDC boss was appointed Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Commission in August, 2020, “a month after the National Assembly began probing the matter. He was not a party to any of the transactions on the palliatives.”
Sen. Nwaoboshi also expressed delight over the completion of the NDDC permanent headquarters, noting that the Committee had appropriated N16 billion for the completion of the headquarters building.
He stated: “We are happy to sit at the headquarters today. We have come to see how the money has been used in executing the project. We want to know whether the money has been well uilitised. And I want to state that we are happy with what we have seen. The money has been well utilised.”
Welcoming members of the Senate Committee, to the NDDC permanent headquarters, Mr. Akwa commended the Committee for their unflinching support for the NDDC, noting that the support was critical for the development and progress of the Niger Delta region.
Akwa said: “For about a year we had misunderstanding with some members of the National Assembly. The members are noble men and they had to bend backwards to bury the hatchet in the interest of the region. When I went to the joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to defend the 2020 budget, they cooperated with us. I assured them that we will insist on doing the right thing at the NDDC.”
The Interim Administrator later took members of the Senate Committee on a tour of the newly completed headquarters complex.
Former CBN Gov, Soludo Declares Interest To Succeed Willie Obiano
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has declared his intention to run for the governorship of Anambra State in the November 6 poll.
Mr Soludo would be running on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Declaring his ambition on Thursday in Awka, Mr Soludo said he has been a party man since 2013 and would be a better party man if APGA offered him the governorship ticket.
He promised to achieve victory for the party, hoping to leverage his international connections to transform the state.
He said having served the global community, he was now poised to serve and develop Anambra.
The former CBN governor assessed the performance of Governor Willie Obiano’s administration in Anambra and described the governor as one of the best in the country.
He rated the governor high on infrastructure development and regular payment of workers’ salaries in the face of dwindling finances.
He said Anambra has experienced steady prosperity under APGA.
“I granted an interview where they asked if I still stand by what I said in 2017 that ‘if Anambra is not broken, why mend it’ and I told them that Anambra is more sound now.
“In 2010, the Federal Bureau of Statistics conducted a survey and said the poverty rate in Anambra was 53 per cent.
“In 2020, it conducted another survey and said the poverty rate had gone down to 14.7 per cent, what else can you use to measure good governance?
“Anambra is doing well under Obiano, and my mission is to continue and complete all the legacy projects of the governor,” Mr Soludo said.
Chinedu Obidigwe, a federal lawmaker representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, thanked Mr Soludo for accepting the call to join the governorship race and promised to support him.
Mr Obidigwe said Mr Soludo has paid his dues as a party man and a technocrat, and called on APGA to allow him to fly its flag as a sure way to victory.
The event was attended by APGA chieftains in the state, including the state chairman of the party, Nobert Obi.
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