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OPINION: Frank Nweke Jr, Walking The Talk With Enugu’s Creative Industry



Frank Nweke Jr, the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance is showing that his plans for the creative space goes beyond campaign promises.

In the past few weeks and months, he has been available to celebrate and support the work of young creatives in the State. From the Coal City Art Exhibition, to the Eastern Nigerian International Film Festival, the Food and Fashion Festival, Vote with your Voice (a singing competition to drive political awareness and participation) and the presentation of a Stage Play by the Ijele Renaissance Theatre group, Frank has shown that he is deeply interested in the growth of the industry.

We can immediately trace his resolute support back to his antecedents in his previous public, private and civic roles.

As Minister, he was particular about how Nigeria was portrayed to the international community through the film sector, working with the industry and the censors board to craft narratives that show the country in good light.

As Director-General of the NESG, he introduced emerging leaders forum to engage young Nigerians, the Creative industries forum amongst other stimulating forums for the growth of the Nigerian economy.

You will also recall that he was the Chairman on the Advisory Board of iCREATE Africa, who travelled across Nigeria to promote the development of vocational skills through competitions and advocacy initiatives.

He is an acclaimed lover of the arts and a collector as well.

In several engagements, he has lauded the potential of the creative industry to drive the renaissance of the Igbo culture and values, engender social integration and human capital development and exponentially boost economic growth in the way it connects with other sectors of the economy.

Currently, the Creative sector contributes 1.45% to the Nigerian GDP, which is below the global average of 4.5%.

With the unique advantages Enugu has in terms of topography, a teeming young population and a rich culture and history, a man of foresight such as Frank Nweke Jr is the catalysing effect that Enugu needs to become the creative hub of the Southeast and indeed, one to reckon with in Nigeria and Africa.

Vote wisely. Vote Frank Nweke Jr for Governor, Enugu 2023

Amanda Dike.

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Frank Nweke Jr. Casts Vote, Addresses Reports Of Violence By PDP In Enugu




Frank Nweke Jr has cast his vote in Ozalla and addressed newsmen immediately after, citing reports of violence and voter intimidation by the People’s Democratic Party in many parts of Enugu State.

He also revealed that an APGA House of Assembly candidate was attacked and almost killed this morning in Udenu and the five polling units cordoned off by men in security outfits.

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Enugu2023: APC Collapses Structure For APGA, Burns Brooms And Party Artefacts




Members of the All Progressives Congress in Ozzi Edem, Nsukka Local Government Area, have collapsed their structure, vowing to redirect their energy into ensuring the victory of Frank Nweke Jr as the next Governor of Enugu State.

Addressing the community at Afor Ozzi market, the former ward chairman of now defunct All Progressives Congress in Ozzi Edem ward, Hon. Mathew Enete said that their decision was based on the premises that APGA is their own party. They vowed to prove this at the polls on March 11.

The declaration was followed by the burning of brooms and other party artefacts.

In his address, Nweke thanked the Edem people for the warm welcome they accorded him and for aligning with APGA’s core philosophy of shared prosperity – being one’s brothers and sister’s keeper where nobody is left behind.

Nweke assured the people of his commitment to rehabilitate the major road that led to the Edem community, which has remained in terrible condition for decades.

He vowed to ensure that all outstanding pensions are paid and further guarantee the timely and regular payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees.

Nweke therefore urged the people to vote massively for him and other APGA candidates for the State House of Assembly on March 11, so that with his emergence as Governor, he will fulfil his promises to the good people of Enugu State.

He concluded by welcoming the former members of the All Progressives Congress to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, stating that he was confident that God would grant their request for good leadership.

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Protest In Enugu Over Murder Of LP Senatorial Candidate, Oyibo Chukwu




A group of concerned indigenes of Enugu State under the aegis of Citizen Against Violence, at the weekend staged a peaceful protest on the streets of Enugu metropolis, demanding justice for the late 2023 Labour Party candidate for the Enugu East senatorial zone, Barr Oyibo Chukwu.


He was recently killed alongside five others and burnt by yet to be identified gunmen.


The protesters, who were clad in black and black attires, were led by kinsmen of the slain Labour Party chieftain who hailed from Amuri in Nkanu West local government area of Enugu State.


Leader of the group and immediate past Enugu State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Ben Nwoye called for an end to political killings in the state.


Nwoye said what they were demanding was nothing but “Justice for Barr Chukwu who was brutally murdered on February 22 on his way back from campaign.”


He said the Amuri people have lost a rare gem who had contributed meaningfully to the development of the area and called for an investigation into his murder and the perpetrators brought to book.

It would be recalled that since the incident occurred, there had been series of protests across the state including the one staged by lawyers.


The protesters carrying placards with inscriptions such as “we demand for Justice for Oyibo Chukwu”, “What has our brother done to be murdered like a goat” urged the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the evil act.

Before taking to the streets, they had stormed the premises of the State High Court and the Court of Appeal where they equally registered their displeasure of the killing.


Some of the protesters who spoke with our correspondent decried the gruesome killing of the former chairman of NBA, Oji River branch who came out to represent his constituents under Labour Party but was allegedly murdered.


Another protester who gave his name as Mr Kenneth Egbo, said “today it is Oyibo Chukwu, tomorrow who knows who will be the next?”


He emphasised that politics was never a do or die game, advising the constituents to be careful of the people they vote into power during the March 11 elections.

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