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APC WINS OKIGWE SENATE ELECTION, INEC RETURNS NO CANDIDATE AS WINNER
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the All Progressive Congress, APC, as winner of Okigwe Senatorial Election held on December 5
Strangely, the electoral Commission, did not return a candidate for the party as winner.
Announcing the results of the election, the Election Returning Officer, Hakeem Adikum, said “I hereby return the All Progressive Congress as the winner of the bye election held in Imo North on Saturday, December 5.
According to him, APC won in five out of six local governments in the senatorial district namely Okigwe,Onuimo, Isiala Mbano, Ehime Mbano, and Ihitte Uboma LGAs, while the PDP won in one local government area, Obowo.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Francis Ezeonu, said INEC was unable to return a candidate from the APC as winner because of several Court orders for and against Ibezim and Araraume.
Prior to the election, the APC has been engulfed in crisis over who is the authentic candidate of the party for the polls.
Two court judgements had surfaced on Friday, one from the Appeal Court, Owerri, and another from Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Court of Appeal, Owerri, sacked Senator Ifeanyi Araraume as candidate of the party, faulting the judgement of the Federal High Court, Owerri, which nullified the candidacy of Mr.Frank Ibezim.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, in it’s ruling declared Senator Araraume as candidate of the party, on the grounds Frank Ibezim presented fake certificates to the APC and INEC.
The two court judgements may have forced INEC not to declare any of the “candidates” in the APC, as winner of the election.
Meanwhile official results announced by INEC for the election shows that the APC polled a total of 36, 811 votes, while the PDP got 31,903 votes.
Below are results of the election from the six local governments.
APC 7229, PDP 5727
APC 6,148 PDP 3755
APC 6809, PDP 5504
APC 5540, PDP 4475
APC 3,859, PDP 6,515
APC 7,185 PDP 5,220
*VOTE FOR ATTORNEY CHARLES ONYIRIMBA APGA CANDIDATE FOR OKIGWE SENATORIAL ELECTION*
*Fear of God, service of God and *humanity*
_Good seats are ment for Good and qualified Persons_
Charles Chibuike Onyirimba JD. one of nine children, was born May 16. 1961 to Sir & Lady C.S. Onyirimba. a retired school headmaster and teacher.
Education Before going to America in 1981.
Onyirimba founded and served as the first President of Umueze II Academic Union and Youths Against Corruption torn 1979 to 1981. He received his Bachelors degree in Political Science and Journalism from the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Oklahoma in December 1984. Charles Onyirimba received his graduate and Doctor of Law Degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Florida in 1987. After Law School, he worked with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation as a prosecuting attorney. During this period. Charles Onyirimba. led a signaturecampaign in United States of America to support the former Nigerian Head of State. Ibrahim Babangida's effort to prosecute the foreign countries involved in dumping in Nigeria. His campaign brought about over seventy five thousand signatories supporting the prosecution efforts of the government.
Attorney Onyirimba is the Principal of the Law Offices of Onyirimba and Association. P.C. in Atlanta Georgia. President of Onyirimba Communications. Inc. Atlanta. Georgia. • Publishers of the African Quest Magazine and Ilost of The African Quest Television, based in Atlanta Georgia. The Africa Quest has been instrumental in promoting the image of Nigerian in America. • Attorney Charles Chibuike Onyirimba serves on the Board of many organizations, such as The African Trade Center: • The American Nigerian International Chambers of Commerce 1 The African Chamber of Commerce • The Boreholes for Africa, Nicorc an investment group. Services • While at Oklahoma State University. Attorney Onyirimba was elected president of the African Student's Association while in his second year. He was later elected president of the International Student's Association comprising of Students from twenty-five countries. • He was the first Black Student to run for the president of the student government at Oklahoma State University, a school of thirty two thousand students. • In 1989, Attorney Onyirimba moved to Atlanta Georgia. While in Atlanta, Attorney Onyirimba became involved in local civic and religious groups. He is a member of American Trial Lawyers Associations, American Inns ofCourt Foundation, Georgia BarAssociation and American bar Association. • In 1993, Attorney Onyirimba was overwhelmingly elected president of the Igbo Union, Atlanta, USA. In this capacity, Attoney Onyirimba united all thirty two organizations of Igbo origin in Atlanta. In his second year as President of Igbo Union, Attorney Onyirimba launched the first phase of 1.5milIion dollar Igbo Culture Centre in Atlanta. • 1994, Attorney Onyirimba and other Igbo leaders in America founded the World Igbo Congress headquartered in Houston, Texas. The world Igbo Congress is the main political umbrella of all Igbo organizations in America and rest of the World. Attorney Onyirimba served as the first Chairman membership, Recruitment and Mobilization Committee ofWorld Igbo Congress. • In 1996, Honorary Nigerian Consul, Atlanta, Assisted Consul General Charles Awani carry out consular duties in Atlanta for 3 years before the opening ofa consulate office in Atlanta. • In 1996, Onyirimba was chosen as the Chairman of the Nigeria Olympic Reception Committee, a community based group that facilitated the Nigerian Olympic Athletic game in Atlanta Georgia. • In 1996, Onyirimba joined George Ejim and late David Murako to found Imo Economic Development Council (IEDC). He currently serves as one of IEDC'S Executive Board of Directors. The IEDC is a think tank group aimed at attracting foreign investment into Imo State of Nigeria. • Attorney Onyirimba is a founding member of the Nigerian Peoples Forum, USA (NPF). The NPF). represents all Nigerians in the United States ofAmerica. • In 2001, Charles Chibuike Onyirimba become the Chairman Board of Directors African Executive Leadership Council, Based in Washington DC. This is a not-for-profit organization comprising eighteen African Ambassadors to United States and African American business leaders. Aim is over sight of investment interest in Africa. Activities In 1998, Onyirimba organized and lectured all elected officials in Imo State Nigeria as a preparation for the new democratic government titled "Fundamentals ofAmerican Democracy. 1999 Organized Conference and hosted General Yakubu Gowon on Democracy the way forward for Nigeria. Onyirimba was the moderator for the World Igbo congress conference held in London England in 1998, World Igbo Congress Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, World Igbo Congress Conference held in Dallas, Texas in 2000. 1999 Member Organizing committee, Obasanjo for President Campaign Atlanta Georgia 1999 Moderator: Town Hall Meeting of Obasanjo addressing Atlanta Georgia citizens and Nigerians at Atlanta City Hall. 2000 Democracy Now Conference Organized by the African Quest Magazine to educate Americans about Democratic Developments in Nigeria. Director and Spokesman, American Nigerian International Chamber ofCommerce: Organized seminars on doing business with Nigeria. Participants in various conferences between 2000 and 2003 include • Governor of Imo State • Governor ofAbia State • Governor of Kaduna State • Governor of Kwara State • Governor Plateau State • Governor of Ekiti State • Key officers of the Senate • Women members of the House of Representatives Attracted foreign Investors who came to Imo State to revitalize the following: • The Avutu Poultry • The Imo Hotels • The standard shoe Industry Role in Elections of 2003 Founding Member: PDP USA. Atlanta Chapter Legal Counsel: PDP USA Atlanta Chapter Foreign Observer: 2003 Presidential Primaries Active Participant in the State and Federal Election of 2003 2001 Atlanta GA: Assisted in coordinating the ministerial conference for the African and Caribbean Ministers of Aviation with the US Department of Transport. 2002Atlanta Georgia: Organized Privatization Conference for the Ministry of Mines and Steel. February 2003 Atlanta. GA: Delivered Lecture to members of Kwara State House of Assembly Role of the legislature in the Democratic Growth of Nigeria. Awards and Honours Honorary Citizen Awards by the Governor. State of Georgia, for Leadership and Philosophy. Honorary Citizen Awards by the Governor. Slate ofArkansas for Leadership and Philanthropy Charles Chibuike Onyirimba is a poet and devoted Christian. Ile is a communily activist. Hehas received various commendations and awards from the Nigerian Government. Civil Organizations and Community groups for his community activism and philanthropy and from the Georgia State Secretary of Stale Attorney Charles Chibuike Onyirimba indeed is qualified to represent okigwe at the Senate house.
He is investments are on human. If am to say with all good deeds his ripe for PRESIDENCY but he believes in step- by- step process.
His political life didn't start today, he was recognized by Atlanta and so on and got good positions in a country that is not his. Atlanta found trust in him, why wont okigwe place their trust and hope on him.
Do not be deceived, cast your vote to the appropriate person due for leadership and representation. With onyirimba Okigwe investments are in good hands.
Therefore let's come out in crowd on 5th of December and Vote for the Attorney Charles Chibuike Onyirimba for okigwe senate.
Remember a vote can Make a change.
Youths rise now and back him up, rise and support a man who believes in The young Shall Grow support the man who believes that Youths are leaders of today not tomorrow support the man who believes in investing on human*
SUPPORT AND VOTE FOR ATTORNEY CHARLES ONYIRIMBA APGA CANDIDATE FOR OKIGWE SENATE SEAT
Amb Luke Eberegbulam
Imo North Bye-election: Thousands Of Aggrieved APC Members To Support APGA Candidate - Attorney Dr. Charles Onyirimba As The Best Candidate To Represent Okigwe Zone At The Senate.
"We have been watching his subtle and refined style of politicking with some relish. It seems his lifestyle is built around leadership that he controls the art and act of followership" - they say.
In a recent development, the calm but well focused Candidate of APGA - Atty Dr. Onyirimba seems to have finally got to the point of putting the last nail on the coffin of the APC in Okigwe Senatorial Zone. Everyone who has followed the story of APC will affirm that it lacks competence and has failed the good people of Imo North a lot and enough. According to them: "APC has continued with impunity and could not get such refined leader and thinker for us to support its so-called candidate. Onyirimba has already assured the good people of Imo North of competent representation at the Red Chamber. He is people oriented, accessible, trustworthy and vibrant."
Addressing his supporters and admirers in Okigwe, Onyirimba averred that the dream to bring home developments and effective legislative representation must never die in him. He assured every son and daughter of Imo North to have hope as time will tell lots.
When correspondents aksed many of APC aggrieved members who has felt disappointed on how they have been represented so far at the Senate, of their next line of action, they said "party politics aside", they believe strongly in the competence and Onyirimba has it all. "He is the most trustworthy and people oriented among other Candidates for the upcoming bye-election." They said they believe in Onyirimba and what he can offer Ndi Okigwe at the Senate and will therefore, wait for the right time to give him total support and their votes.
On what seems the ripe of that time, different arms of APC in Okigwe Senatorial Zone are already crumbling. It has become very clear that many have decided to give APGA Candidate - Atty Dr. Onyirimba their total support and votes for greater impacts and transformation of Imo North. It is also clear more APC aggrieved members and other well-meaning sons and daughters of Imo North from various political parties are also joining Onyirimba and his team as he is gathering his arsenal for the final campaign showdown for Imo North Senatorial seat. According to the aggrieved APC members: "No amount of Party threat or surveillance on the Party Excos can save the situation."
When team of correspondents besieged Onyirimba, asking him to tell them about latest development, he only smiled in his characteristic humility. All he could say is that action speaks louder than words. According to him, a lot will be happening in the coming days and weeks as we get closer to the election date proper - 31st October, 2020. But he assured them and those who came to listen to his kind and wise words, that APGA and Onyirimba will surely win the upcoming Imo North bye-election, and that it will mark a turnaround time for the Zone.
When Onyirimba was asked of his programs for the good people of Imo North, he stated that his team have earmarked the Focus of Transformation Agenda which is the centerpiece of his campaign philosophy.
TECHNOLOGY AND EMPOWERMENT.
Onyirimba further submitted that the Focus will have tributaries in security of lives and property, wealth and job creation, good welfare, distribution of wealth and equitable employment opportunities, environment and ecology, higher standard of living and per excellence, extended life expectancy frame.
In concluding his chat with the team, he asked God to grant him the wisdom to finish this engagement in clean shit of quality representation for the good people of Imo North.
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Lawyers Protest In Abuja, Demand Release of Colleague Detained By DSS
Members of the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja on Tuesday staged a protest over the continued detention of their colleague, Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna, by the Department of State Services.
The protesters marched to the National Human Rights Commission to condemn the continued incarceration of the lawyer despite a valid and subsisting order of the court releasing him on bail.
Chairman of the association, Bulus Atsen, said the continued detention of the lawyer was an affront to the rule of law and democratic principles.
He called on the NHRC to intervene in the matter and prevail on the security agency to release him in line with the court order.
The protesters thereafter submitted a formal petition to the commission and office of Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice.
Responding on behalf of the commission, the Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, said the organisation would write the DSS to furnish them with details of the case.
He said the commission does not support impunity and urged all government institutions to respect the rule of law and court order.
The lawyer is being held on the orders of Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State governor, over a Facebook post that he visited a shrine outside the country where he swore an oath of allegiance and secrecy to a former governor of the state.
A Federal High Court in Umuahia ordered for the lawyer’s release or be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction.
Two weeks after the order was made, the DSS have neither released him nor charged him to court in violation of the order of the court.
Abia governor tests negative for coronavirus
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).
It will be recalled that the governor who tested positive for the virus penultimate week has been in self isolation where he has equally been receiving treatment.
However, a repeat test of the virus on his samples carried out by the officials of the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Friday night has returned negative.
A tacit statement by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, on Saturday morning stated that by the new development, the governor is now free of the virus.
The statement read thus: “To God the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). Thank you.”
Abia Governor, Ikpeazu, Recovers From COVID-19
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has recovered from COVID-19 after receiving treatment for three weeks.
The governor had announced that he tested positive for the disease on June 8.
SaharaReporters gathered that Ikpeazu made attempts to be flown abroad but the restriction on international flights ban in many countries around the world and his positive status of the virus put paid to that move.
But in a statement on Saturday, John Kalu, the state’s Commissioner for Information, said the governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday.
The statement reads, “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organisation.”
1Corinthians 15v33 (CSB) " Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals". Negative influence is stronger than positive influence unless the positive influence is backed by the Holy Spirit. Abraham is God's friend because he had a positive influence on God's life - Abraham's counsel to God in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Friendship either impacts you or reduces you. Friendship is so spiritual because every man carries an atmosphere. Romans 16v17 (CSB); " I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who create divisions and obstacles contrary to the teaching that you learned. Avoid them".
40% of who you are is a function of what you think and hear. Whether in focus or passing, every word you hear has an impact or effect on you. The way trees follow the sun, te same way human beings follow words. Drop every friend who tells you; "You can't make it". If your friend doesn't speak life to you, drop him or her. Choose your friends, don't let your friends choose you.
20% of who you are is a function of what you say. Negative words get you to fail in times of adversary. Be careful of what you say. Always be positive no matter how difficult it may seem.
40% of who you are is a function of your companion (how far you go is determined by who you follow or you carry along. Your next level is in the function of your friendship. Don't keep a relationship simply because of your childhood memories but because of the positive influence it gives to you. Many people get stranded because they don't have reliable friends. Keep a friendship respect to impact and not remorse. As a Christian, it's not appropriate to say you've changed and become born again, yet you still keep wrong friends. The easiest way to leave bad company is to keep doing the right things. If your change is not visible nor felt by your friends, then you have not changed.
Make friends with people of great mentality and not their financial status. Financial blessing is no better than mental blessing. The type of friend you tell your marital issues to, determines the outcome of your marriage.
Five most dangerous friends you shouldn't associate with.
- Friends who receive complaints from others. 2 Samuel 15v2-6. The highest temptations are the human beings around you. If you want to live a peaceful live, avoid people who receive complaints from others because such people never give the right counselling. For God to use you to help others, you must have undergone the pains of those people and when you're helping them, you know exactly how they feel. People who make themselves available for complaints are those who haven't been through any challenge.
- Lazy and idle friends. Proverbs 19v15. God doesn't use nor call nor bless a lazy man. A lazy man is one who says he doesn't see what to do. They have the anointing to sleep and are always hungry. The highest capital available for you is your friendship and you being trustworthy. If you allow yourself to dwell with lazy people, no matter how wealthy you're, you will become poor.
- Friends who bring negative reports. John 3v25-30. Go down and let people go up. Make yourself a ladder to your friends. When God is ready to lift you up, people will go down for your uprising.
- Friends who contribute with just their mouths. Such friends don't act but only give empty promises. They do everything for you but with their mouths.
- Church politicians. 1Timothy 5v13. This set of friends know everything about the church and are not good people. They don't do what is just.