[ Masterweb Reports ] - Over 1,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State have pitched their tent with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) citing infighting, deceit and lies by their former party as reason for their defection. 

The decampees included major stakeholders of the party from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

Presenting an address on the ocasion at the state PDP secretariat, Umuahia,  the leader of the group, Chief Egwuatu Egbulefu said their sojourn with the APC was unfruitful, describing the APC as a bandwagon of sad, selfish and aggrieved politicians looking for a platform to unbidden their grief. 

He said that they were happy to return to the PDP which he said harbourm everyone and regretted that their leaving the PDP earlier was as a result of anger.

Chief Egbulefu pledged their loyalty to the PDP and called on others still wasting time in APC to return to the PDP and saluted the chairman of the party, Senator Emma  Nwaka for accepting them back to the fold. 

In their speeches, other stakeholders of the party,including Chief Francis Egu,Erin U Erode Jnr. Emerge Sunday Okoro, Mrs Chinese Onyeukwu, Chief Uzoma  Uwa, said their return was to add value to the PDP and thanked Governor Theodore Orji for his efforts in building PDP as well as his tremendous goodwill which he said made them to return.

Receiving the decampees, the state chairman of the PDP, Senator Emma Nwaka said he was happy to welcome them into the party and promised to give all members equal treatment as Governor Orji has changed the face of politics in Abia. 

According to him, Abia is wearing a new look under the PDP-led government of Chief Orji, adding that APC is fully dead in Abia State. He assured that PDP will give all contestants a level playing ground. 
 
*Photo Caption - PDP logo

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has begun the commissioning of some of the legacy projects completed by his government. Flagging off the commissioning at the Umuahia Bus Terminal on Monday, October 20, 2014, the Governor said that henceforth, he would be spending more time in the field commissioning projects scattered in the state.

Among the projects commissioned by the Governor included the Umuahia Bus
Terminal along Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway and the 1.5km ring road at the Ohiya/Nsukwe Mechanic, Spate Parts and Allied Products Market. According to the Governor, the Umuahia bus terminal will help decongest the city as all buses will take off and return to the terminal daily. The Governor stated that the project will help bring more development as the urban area is expanding to accommodate more people.

He said that the bus terminal is designed to provide a central place as motor Park and commended the contractor that handled the project for realizing the project.

In his speech at the Ohiya mechanic village, the Governor said that government after relocating the mechanic and spare parts dealers had to provide them with the basic amenities including water and access road.

He pointed out that all the internal roads in the market were done by the Ministry of Works and stated that the new market which is better than the former one has brought further development to Umuahia and appealed to the traders to have confidence in the government. In his speech, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Renewal, Elder Godwin Nna, appealed to all transport companies that converted residential buildings to motor parks to relocate to the bus terminal before the illegal motor parks are sealed.

The Commissioner for Works, Longman Nwachukwu, on his own appreciated the Governor for giving access road to the mechanic village as well as for providing needed amenities to the market.

Earlier, the chairman, Ohiya Mechanic Village, Mr Aham Agoha appreciated the Governor for relocating them to a better place and creating a conducive environment for them to do their business and pledged their support to his government.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor T. A. Orji

[ Masterweb Reports ] - A 23-year-old Nigerian American man, Dominic Adesanya who calls himself 'American Slave', on Wednesday around 7:15 pm jumped the White House fence and made it onto the North Lawn before being subdued. Adesanya, , stood on the North Lawn gesturing and lifting his shirt before being taken down by K-9 units (law enforcement officers partnered with a highly-trained dogs) and subdued by the Secret Service. On the lawn, Adesanya kicked a K-9 dog that ran towards him before being wrestled to the ground by another one and was taken into custody. The intruder was taken to a hospital with injuries for treatment and evaluation, an Obama administration official told reporters.
 
 
“Dogs got him”, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman told newsmen after the incident. The White House was put on lockdown for one and half hour but was not evacuated. Adesanya was unarmed during his invasion of White House, two K-9 dogs were taken to a veterinarian for injuries sustained during their encounter with him.
 
 
It was not clear whether President Obama and/or his family were in the building during the incident. Adesanya’s father said his son had been arrested at the White House before in a bid to talk to Obama on how people were out to get him. He said the family tried to get him help after the incident.
 
 
Adesanya's last post on Instagram on Tuesday showed an I Voted sticker captioned 'Voted for this B #ImpeachObama.' On a LinkedIn page, in place of a job title he described himself as an 'American Slave' and rants about the Rothschild banking family.
 
 
The latest incident comes a month after Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran carrying a pocketknife jumped White House fence and ran across the North Lawn, through an unlocked White House door and into multiple rooms before being arrested. He faces six counts, including two federal charges of assaulting officers. A preliminary evaluation found him "presently not competent" to stand trial.
 
 
Gonzalez’s  September 19 breach was part of a string of embarrassments for the Secret Service that led to the resignation of the agency's director, Julia A. Pierson. The incident prompted a review of the security measures at the White House.
 
 
*Photo Caption - Dominic Adesanya

[ Masterweb Reports: Godwin Ikechukwu reports ] - An email sensationally claiming to be from Abubakar Shekau, the supposedly deceased leader of the extremist Islamic sect Boko Haram, has been circulated within Nigeria.
 
 
The email, which this writer saw on various online forums, contains several startling allegations, centering on the claim that the Goodluck Jonathan administration founded and funded an ‘alternative Boko Haram’ group which was responsible for perpetrating several atrocities aimed at achieving Jonathan’s political aims of re-election come 2015.
 
 
“I, Imam Abubakar Shekau, by the powers and rights vested upon me by God, the Almighty Allah, as the Head of Mission and the Undisputed Leader of ‘Jaama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’ Awati Wal Jinad (Boko Haram)’ do solemnly make this truthful, most honest and utmost accurate presentation, application and the transmission on the above subject matter, believing all of its contents to be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” the long email began.
 
 
The message continues by alleging Nigeria’s ruling PDP administration offered financial support to Boko Haram following the murder of its founder Mohammed Yusuf in 2009. The offer purportedly came through Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Chief Anthony A. Anenih and current Vice President Namadi Sambo.
 
 
Thereafter, “we received large supplies of weapons, ammunition, provision and funding indirectly from President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP) through foreign and domestic agents,” the email then asserts.
 
 
‘Shekau’ goes further to claim Jonathan organised another group of thugs acting under the name of ‘Boko Haram’ to perpetrate several atrocities, including the kidnap of the 276 Chibok girls and the attempted assassination of APC presidential aspirant Muhammadu Buhari.
 
 
The message then shockingly claims the ‘alternative Boko Haram’ group were behind the controversial collapse of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) building last month that killed over 100, including 80 South Africans.
 
 
“A day before the incident, the agents of President Goodluck Jonathan’s alternative Boko Haram had fused and pasted the latest type of “Plastic Bombs” on strategic parts of the building. The signal for detonation was only given when a strange unmarked aircraft piloted by one of his Air Force Officers had circled the building three times,” the message specified.
 
 
According to ‘Shekau’, the choice of Synagogue as a target was based on Τ.Β. Joshua’s political clout as ‘many prominent APC members rely on The Synagogue for special prayers and holy water that will help them defeat President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP in 2015.’
 
 
The email was addressed to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, reporting ‘persons in Nigeria that have committed gross human rights violations, genocide and crimes against humanity’.
 
 
The majority of online commentators who discussed the email have questioned its authenticity, alleging it has a political agenda and is the handiwork of APC fanatics attempting to stain the name of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
 
 

ORIGINAL EMAIL SOURCE: http://www.gistmania.com/talk/topic,222831.0.html
 

 
Godwin Ikechukwu ( Email: godwin4sure@gmail.com ) reports from Lagos, Nigeria
 
 
*Photo Caption - Rescue workers Tuesday September 16, 2014 search for survivors in the rubble of Synagogue Church of All Nations  (SCOAN), Lagos- Nigeria collapsed building.  The building collapsed September 12, 2014.

 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Ihechukwu Njoku reports ] - A picture of controversial Pastor T.B. Joshua carrying three bags of rice went viral this week within Nigerian social media and blogs. While most commended Joshua for his humility and humanity, there were suggestions that the picture was ‘photo-shopped’. Others insinuated the image was nothing but a tasteless publicity stunt in the light of the recent tragedy that befell The SCOAN where over 100 died in a building collapse.
 

As a viewer of Emmanuel TV, I have actually seen the video clip of this particular humanitarian mission previously and managed to find the footage on YouTube.  For clarification, this did not take place after the tragedy last month, putting to rest the allegation that this was an ill-timed publicity feat. So, for all the doubters and skeptics, here is video evidence of Pastor T.B. Joshua carrying three bags of rice in one of his numerous philanthropic visits to less-privileged areas.

YOUTUBE CLIP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5jWyHVQvE
 
Ihechukwu Njoku ( Email: chuk.njoku@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Photo of T. B. Joshua carrying three bags of rice
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu reports ] - Wherever you go and wherever Nigerians congregate the question is often asked; why has Nigeria failed? Why has a nation so blessed with abundant human and material resources failed? Why is Nigeria so disharmonious; crippled by tribalism, religious fundamentalism and bigotry? Why is Nigeria so corrupt and why can’t Nigerians work together for the common good of all? Why simple issues in Nigeria are politicised thus inhibiting possible solutions to identified problems? Why is a nation that has all the potentials to be one of the richest in the world a failed state? Why has Nigeria been cursed with an endless line of bad leaders? These haunting questions are ever so common while finding answers to them has proven a difficult task.
 
The search for the truth is a constant in a every society; It is thus pertinent at this point in our chequered history to seek the truth and provide answers to these questions thereby registering for all time the most fundamental factors that has cumulatively and progressively led to Nigeria’s failure. Nations do not succeed or fail by accident; any of both scenarios are determined by deliberate acts of leadership particularly in the foundational years. In the specific case of Nigeria the absence of nation building which is an indispensable prerequisite for every nation more so a heterogeneous nation with deep ethnic, religious and cultural divisions from the foundational years of independence provided the most important dynamic that led to Nigeria’s failure. Nigeria has uncannily been a very unfortunate and unusual nation, at independence she became one of the only nations led not only by leaders who opposed her independence but whom also rejected the very idea of her nationhood as constituted.
 
 
The duo of Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa who formed the core of the independence leadership were nothing other than leaders who “hated Nigeria as constituted.” In words and deeds they never failed to demonstrate their hatred for Nigeria.  They so much abhorred the very idea of Nigeria that Ahmadu Bello in his book and autobiography “My Life” published in 1961; famously derided the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria as “the mistake of 1914.” They saw Nigeria not as a nation to build for the common good of all but as a nation to dominate by any means at the expense of other ethno-religious groups. In other words the project Nigeria was to be a continuation of Othman Dan Fodio’s religious jihad. This is evident from the statement Ahmadu Bello made in the Parrot Newspaper on the 12th of October 1960, just 11 days after independence where he declared that “the new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future.”
 
This infamous statement by Ahmadu Bello revealed his outlook on Nigeria and his intention to treat it as jihadist booty rather than as a nation to build. His declared intent never to allow a shift of power is also revealing of his undemocratic leanings. Having won power at the centre at independence Ahmadu Bello began unfolding his jihadist project as declared. He refused to become the Prime minister preferring instead to nominate Tafawa Balewa because he loathed coming to or residing in Lagos. He was indeed notably absent at the independence celebrations in Lagos for the same reason of not wanting to step foot in the South. He refused all entreaties to change the name of his political platform the “Northern” people’s congress (NPC) to a name that is more reflective of the whole of Nigeria. He also infamously  instituted policies of segregation that created a separate area of habitation (sabon gari) for southerners living in the North and introduced the “Northernization” policy that gave preference to Europeans and other foreigners in employment to Southern Nigerians.  
 
Tafawa Balewa who became the prime minister at independence was no different. In 1948 while addressing the legislative council, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa   declared that “Since 1914 the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs and do not show themselves any sign of willingness to unite. Nigerian unity is only a British intention for the country.” This speech, famously delivered to the legislative council underscores the deep resentment/hatred Tafawa Balewa whom together with Ahmadu Bello formed the post-colonial government in 1960 harboured for Nigeria. Since a man cannot give what he does not have, it was impossible and inconceivable for the duo who sufficiently demonstrated their hatred/rejection of Nigeria in words and deeds and who saw Nigeria only as the continuation of Othman Dan Fodio’s jihad to undertake any measure of nation building especially at those formative years that the nation needed it most.  Both Ahmadu Bello and Balewa were opposed to independence and were consequently implicated in orchestrating the 1953 anti-independence Kano riots where scores were killed following the rejection of independence by northern lawmakers as requested by Anthony Enahoro in the federal parliament.
 
Thus, without any incentive to invest in nation building or to make the necessary sacrifices to consolidate the fledgling republic, the duo of Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa commenced on a relentless pursuit of narrow sectional, regional and jihadist interests at the expense of the rule of law, democracy and good governance. Ahmadu Bello had also previously declared in the Daily Times on May 3rd 1961, his intention “to conquer the Action Group, (AG) in the same ruthless manner his grandfather conquered Alkawa, a town in Sokoto province, in the last century.” The bid to actualise these declarations in advancement of narrow sectional interests led to the rigging of census results in favour of the North in 1962 provoking an early post-independence crisis. By 1963 a further bid to ensure Northern domination through the construction of a one party state led to the emasculation of the AG and the arrest/ conviction of Chief Obafemi Awolowo for alleged coup plotting. The final act of infamy was the unholy alliance between Ladoke Akintola and Tafawa Balewa leading to a massive electoral heist in the Western region in 1964 which in turn sparked violent riots and disturbances (wetie) which eventually occasioned the January 1966 coup.
 
No one can doubt the necessity of nation building, yet as necessary as nation building was for Nigeria from independence, only leaders who genuinely believed in Nigeria and who were liberated from the demons of tribalism, religious fanaticism, hate and bigotry could have invested in it. Nation building is not without sacrifices; it involves a sustained process of ethnic and cultural integration through deliberate policies of inclusion, social justice, mutual respect, equality,   fraternity and even spread of development and opportunities amongst other pragmatic initiatives. It also involves a commitment to the ideals of democracy. An ideal nation builder must demonstrate in words and deeds a clear policy of total integration that forbids exclusion and all forms of discrimination as the likes of Julius Nyerere of blessed memory stridently cultivated in Tanzania.
 
It is obvious that because the duo of Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa who formed the government of Nigeria at independence hated Nigeria, they were loath to invest in policies that will actualise national integration and create a true Nigerian identity, just as they were also loath to uphold democratic principles of free and fair elections being determined as Ahmadu Bello had declared in his speech to prevent any change of power by all means. Therein lies the most important factors for Nigeria’s failure. Ahmadu Bello/ Balewa were not alone in the odious game of bigotry but they were by far the most important national actors who sufficiently poisoned the nation with tribalism, sectionalism and election rigging in the then Western region to the extent that nation building was simply impossible.
 
Overtime, the absence of nation building and the seeds of sectionalism, tribalism, corruption and disharmony cultivated by the duo of Ahmadu Bello and Balewa from her foundational years has become Nigeria’s status quo. Since a house divided against itself cannot stand Nigeria has since become a chaotic, corrupt and conflict ridden failed state all thanks to the hatred, divisions and disharmony planted by the independence leadership duo of Ahmadu Bello/Balewa. The Ango Abdullahi’s Adamu Ciroma’s Murtala Nyako’s and Arewa’s of this world who daily make bigoted  statements represents Nigeria’s fatal fault-lines and reminds us that Ahmadu Bello’s doctrine/legacy of domination, jihad, hate and exclusion of other Nigerians is still alive and well.
 
Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu (Email: lawrencenwobu@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - From left to right: Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, Dr E.M.L. Endeley and Alhaji Ahmadu Bello.

[ Masterweb Reports: Chap. Nwonu Cornelius reports ] - Giving the definition from Wikipedia, Youth is the time of life when one is young, but often means the time between childhood and adulthood. Here, I would like to stress on the idea that a particular age period cannot be defined for being youthful. It is entirely dependent on one’s own idea of whether they  still consider themselves as being a part of youth brigade or not.
 
 
Youths are the change agent who uses their voices and actions to create change, like three children in Kolkata, India who took it upon themselves to increase polio vaccination rates and help put their community on the map so that they could have access to clean water.
 
 
A change agent is someone like Jackson Merrick, a 5th grader from Virginia who happened to notice a Nothing But Nets sign at a basketball tournament.  He was so inspired, after learning about the organization’s efforts to help end deaths from Malaria in Africa, he decided to raise money by selling African themed bracelets, key-chains and necklaces to purchase 18 insecticide-treated bed nets to protect a classroom of kids and their families.
 
 
THE BIG QUESTION IS “CAN THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT GIVE HER YOUTHS THIS PRIVILEDGE?” through empowerment programmes. I strongly believed that Nigerian youths are multi-talented. I learnt that our former President General Yakubu Gowon ruled this country at the age of 33. But today, the story is different, youths are denial of their legitimate rights, the Ward Councilor whose tenure is ending 2014 wants to contest for Local Government Chairman in 2015, L.G Chairman for House of Assembly and vis-a-visa. Where is the enabling environment for the youths?. Many talented and envisioned leaders from youths are uncountable in this country and yet no voice to speak to them. Where is the position of the youths as the future leaders?
 
 
How Can We Empower Youth?
They are various factors that play a major role in this process of building and structuring the very concept of youth empowerment which are:
 
 
Government sector ministries
• The government must develop a national youth policy that integrate with other sectoral policies such as that of education, health, employment, energy, environment, information etc. Wholesome development would be the result and youth can benefit from other sectoral policies as well.
 
 
• The establishment of Youth Council bodies must take place and all efforts must be made to strengthen and support the youth councils at national, district and local levels. It must be ensured that there is proper participation and representation of youth council at all levels of governance. The election period is approaching, it is therefore very important to train and re-train our youths through seminars, social media and Newspapers on their positive impact in the national development and not to be used as thugs in the pooling boots. Many of our youths destinies have been marred on the ground unemployment, imagining a graduate engaging himself as a thug in a pooling boot when he has so much to impact to this country? They are to be made known that youths are the vanguard for peace and social stability in this great NATION Nigeria.
 
 
• Industrial training institutes must be set up at the national, state and local levels to increase the employ-ability of the youth. There is no other better way of empowering our youths than Skill Acquisition Training. In visited one of the centres of Lagos State Skill Acquisition centres and I was amazed at what the governor and his government has done. I praise the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (san) for his establishment of Skill Acquisition Centres in all the local government in the state.
My State governor, Chief Martin Elechi has also done well in empowering Ebonyi state youths through mechanized farming and many of the youths are now self employed. I strongly believe that if all other governors can engage in same activities. The issue of youth unemployment will soon be a thing of the past.
 
 
I am therefore appealing to all meaningful Nigerians especially the youth ministries, National Orientation Agencies and the NGO to join hand in this clarion call as NO YOUTH, NO NATION.
 
 
Chap. Nwonu Cornelius
National President
Ebonyi Eminent Youths Association
08139435394
ebonyieminentyouths@yahoo.com
 
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Nigeria

[ Masterweb Reports: Intersociety writes President Jonathan ] - Your Excellency will recall that conversion of un-tarred portions of the Onitsha-Asaba Dual Carriage Way at Bridgehead into a car park and construction of same endeared Your Excellency to the heart of the people in the area particularly the traders of the Bridgehead Market. The major aim of the noble project was to clear and reclaim the area from the hands of some criminal entities that go with various names including Ukwu-aziza squad or Ogbaru Youth, among others. Another aim was to sanitize the area and make it environment friendly since it is a gateway into Anambra State and Southeast. Part of the aim also was to decongest the area by providing a befitting parking space for traders and others in the area to park their private cars. Before now, private cars litter the area causing congestion and other traffic jams as well as defacing the area, which is a major entrance into the State. The last aim was to reclaim lost government revenues hitherto in wrong hands by collecting tolls from each parked car as well as provision of........ Read More.
 
*Photo Caption - Niger bridgehead

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has commended President Goodluck Jonathan on the trajectory of his Government, especially its Transformation Agenda that is taken manufacturing and Agriculture seriously. 

 
Speaking to the press after the State of Africa Session at the just concluded World Bank 2014 Annual Spring Meeting at Washington, where the  World Bank Managing Director, Sri Mulyani Indrawati  submitted that within  2 decades of growth, Asian countries have been able to reduce poverty by 40%, while Africa reduced it by mere 8% over the same period, because   African neglected manufacturing and Agriculture, Obi said it was about time Nigeria focused more on manufacturing and Agriculture. 

 
“Looking at the Government of President Goodluck Jonathan, one will notice that his emphasis now, responding to global requirement, is meanly on encouraging the manufacturing sector and Agriculture, while not neglecting other sectors. We have started to see the result.  Once this is continued, the growth in our economy will increasingly lead to job creation and invariably to the reduction in poverty level”, Obi said.

 
As a corollary to the foregoing, Obi also called for more attention to be paid to education. “When you look closely, you will find out that those Asian countries in question invested heavily in education and skill acquisition as well. For African countries to develop, they must build their human resources and engage in practical capacity building,” Obi said. He therefore called for the establishment of the Ministry of Basic Education arguing that Nigeria needed that now to lay proper educational foundation for the children of the State bearing in mind, according to him, that education is the most portent tool for competition in the world.

 
Justifying the call, Obi said: “ Education is demanding and challenging. It is one sector that is very active in terms of caring for the schools, the welfare of the pupils and students, curriculum development, admissions, labour matters, regulation and registration of schools, among others.  It shall be better coordinated if the sector has two Ministries, where one is devoted to basic education, which is the terra firma on which subsequent  grade of education and teaching are hinged, Obi concluded.

 
*Photo Caption - President Goodluck Jonathan-Left; Mr. Peter Obi-Right.

[ Masterweb Reports: Mazi Odera reports ] - The Emperor of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh is set to address call World Press Conference this week. He disclosed this to the Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka during the Minister’s reception by his Obosi community.
 

 
Victor Umeh said that he would use the conference to diminish Obi’s rising political profile and make sure he reduces him to nothing in the eyes of Nigerians.
Umeh opened up to Chidoka because Chidoka told him that he  merely joined the PDP team that lobbied Obi to join the PDP because the President was interested in Obi joining them, otherwise that he would not be there. In fact, Chidoka told him to go and check the picture they took and see that he (Chidoka) dodged appearing in the picture. “Who is Obi that the entire South East should go and beg him, I told him to go and register in his ward and that remains my position. I understand the president may likely go to Anambra to welcome him, I wish it does not happen”, Osita said.
 

 
Having opened up, Umeh told him that Obi did not tell him (Umeh) that he was leaving and that he would call a World Press Conference and finish him.  “I will even tell the world that he joined the PDP because he wants to become the SGF or at least a Minister now some Ministers are resigning to contest election.” Umeh, who jokingly told Osita to be grateful to people like him, because they were the ones that prevented Obi from becoming Minister thus paving way for him, said as long as he lived he would continue to work against Obi.
 

 
Umeh who tried to mobilise Anaocha (Obi’s Local Govt) youths to demonstrate against Obi’s joining the PDP was frustrated because the Chairman of Anaocha Local Govt refused to lead the protest arguing that Obi’s decision was personal to him. Meanwhile, Umeh had already disbursed N20 Million for the project through one Silas Ejeabacha, who is from Agulu.
 

 
Umeh told Chidoka that his mission now is to reach out to all those in support of Obi to turn them against him. He said that tomorrow he will meet some selected leaders from Agulu, give them what they want and pitch them against Obi. He boosted that he has the Councillors and ward leaders in  Anaocha as well as Governor Willie Obiano in his pockets. “As for Willie, he does not know his right hand from his left, he depends on me for political direction and I will make sure I hold him tightly”, Umeh said. At this point, the laughing Osita CHidoka said “Ohamadike, biko mekwaru govanor anyi ebele oh!”
 

 
Last week Umeh called some Rev fathers in his Aguluzigbo house and under the pretext of disbursing about 5 Million Naira scholarship devoted time to paint Obi black before them. 
 
 
The Circus goes on and why this UTMOST HOSTILITY you may ask ,only the EMPEROR knows the answer .
 
 
Mazi Odera reports.
 
 
*Photo Caption - Chief Victor Umeh