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Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Lawmaker In Anambra

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A former Anambra State House of Assembly member, Sylvester Okeke, has been kidnapped.

 

Okeke was said to have been kidnapped alongside another person, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, close to a military checkpoint along the Ring Road in Awka, the state capital.

 

It was gathered that the lawmaker, who had been missing since Friday, was returning from a town union meeting when the incident happened.

 

According to a family source, the kidnappers have called the former legislator’s family members and demanded ransom.

 

The source said, “He is the national vice president of the union. After the meeting, he went to his shop in Agulu, where he sells wine.

 

“We learnt that it was while he was going back to Awka that he was kidnapped. He was said to be alone in his car. And we learned that they were two that were kidnapped.

“So, the second person might be the owner of the second vehicle that is behind his own, but nobody knows the identity of that person yet.”

Another source in the ex-legislator’s Agulu hometown in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state told journalists that the family members of the former lawmaker were handling the issue secretly so as not to make any public statement that could jeopardise the chances of negotiating his freedom.

 

A viral video online showed the ex-lawmaker’s car marked ‘Anambra State Legislature, 11A-AA’ and a Toyota car marked LSR 409 GU, parked along the Ring Road in Awka, appeared to be riddled with bullets.

 

When contacted, the state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, said he was unaware of the incident.

 

“I don’t have such complaint before me, but I will make an inquiry and get back to you please,” Ikenga added.

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“It Is The Turn Of Ndi Enugu” – Frank To Residents As APGA Storms More Markets In Enugu

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Frank Nweke Jr, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, on Thursday charged traders in Ogbete and Afia 9 markets, Enugu, to take ownership of the next government in Enugu State by voting in APGA in the forthcoming election.

Nweke who told traders and buyers that APGA’s mission was to liberate the State from the shackles of bad governance unleashed by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reiterated the history of the APGA as one founded on the Igbo principle of shared prosperity with the great Odumegwu Ojukwu as a founding father.

In agreement with the concerns raised by the people, Nweke noted the absence of potable water, rising insecurity, non-payment of salaries and pensions, unavailability of jobs and the deepening economic crisis under the PDP-led administration.

He assured the people of his administration’s commitment to tackling the issues that directly affect them and urged them to become a part of the process by ensuring that they refuse to sell their votes to the highest bidders.

“When you sell your votes, you have given looters your own position in the government and you will lose your voice for the next four years. It is your turn to be in government. APGA will make the government house the People’s Building” Nweke said.

Several residents, traders and buyers alike present in the market spoke with hope and a firm resolve to see a new future in Enugu under APGA.

An octogenarian who said he worked together with former President Obasanjo at 58 Ibadan Street Ebute-Metta West, as the head of Electrical Engineering in his Department, said that God will remove all the obstacles from Nweke’s way if he is the Lord’s anointed.

“I was shuttling between Lagos and Abuja when Frank Nweke Jr served as Minister and for me personally, his antecedents made me want him to serve as Governor. We elders are praying that God should crown someone with conscience. I pray that God removes all obstacles from Frank Nweke Jr in Jesus’ name,” he prayed.

Ogechi Godfrey, Chinonso Uzoma and Okey Morocco expressed unflinching support for Nweke whom they said is their choice as Governor due to his simplicity, honesty and good track record.

Madam Joy, a clothes retailer, said that the market women group she belongs to had been pressured to join the PDP, but that they have remained resilient. She therefore affirmed her total support for Nweke stressing that the APGA flag bearer is their own.

Charity Njoku, a trader said she knows APGA flag bearer as a man with a kind heart and that he is the sort of person that will bring the change that many have thought impossible.

Ms. Ofoka, a fruit seller and Ginika Mbah a meat seller expressed support for Frank Nweke Jr adding that with him as Governor, a big change in Enugu State would be evident.

“Frank Nweke Jr should remember us when he gets to office as Governor. He should provide water and power for us. He is one of us, so we are solidly behind him,” said Ms. Onyekperem.

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APGA’s Frank Nweke Jr At Ugwu Peak

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“The power we seek is to secure the future for our children here”

Kunie! Ka anyi dozie Enugu.

VoteFrank! VoteAPGA!

 

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Reclaiming Our Identity: Politics And Development In Igboland

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The big day is tomorrow!

The Igbo identity is gradually morphing into an entity without the will or propulsion to claim what is rightfully ours.

Join Frank Nweke Jr tomorrow from 11am as he shares his perspectives on Reclaiming Our Identity: Politics and Development in Igboland.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Venue: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Time: 11am.

Livestream:
www.youtube.com/okeifufetv

www.facebook.com/franknwekejrenugu

Get ready for deep introspection and a rousing call to restore a lost glory.

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