Speaking in Rivers while recieving the National assembly representatives that just got their certificates of Return at the Government house He said that:
All those who plotted the killings of Rivers people because of their desperation to clinch power will face the consequences of their actions.
I know that PDP won the elections squarely. We believe in peace, therefore Rivers people should remain calm. We believe in due process. I believe that INEC is doing their best to follow the due process.
In the end, it will be a sweet victory. The will of Rivers people will prevail.
Let me thank the people of Rivers State for the love they have shown for our great party.
We have 13 House of Representatives seats and the PDP clinched all of them. We have three Senate seats, one has been declared and PDP won. When the remaining two seats are declared, PDP will win them . Eighty percent of the seats declared, PDP took all.
You begin to wonder why any right thinking person would say that PDP lost the governorship election. Not that they say PDP lost to a party with a known logo, or even if you have seen the Candidate one day in your life or seen his posters to make people vote for the candidate.
Not when you hijack results at the Collation Centre. When you hijack Form EC 8C, you forget that there is Form EC 8A. Any other party can win in any other state, but not in Rivers States .
I dedicate this victory to God and the good people of Rivers State who stood firm and said that nobody can manipulate their mandate.
I urge the elected National Assembly to always place the interest of Rivers State above other considerations as they represent the state.
Boyfriend sentenced to death for killing HND female student
A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, yesterday sentenced to death the killer boyfriend of an HND student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Nifemi Adeyeoye to death by hanging.
The convict, Chukwudi Onweniwe, was dragged before the court in May 22, 2017, on a four-count charge of action endangering life, kidnapping and abduction, rape and murder.
The prosecuting counsel Jumoke Ogunjebi said the accused person abducted the deceased and took her “to a farm near Alayere, Ogbese, raped her and then snuffed life out of her by choking and strangulating her to death.”
Similarly, Police Inspector John Aderibigbe said that one of the motorcyclists who testified in the case reported the suspicious movement of the accused person and the deceased at the police station.
Aderibigbe said that the case was later transferred to Special Anti Cultism Squad in Akure.
Testifying, the mother of the deceased, Mrs Adeyeoye said her daughter had informed her she was going to visit her friend on the day she went missing.
Adeyeoye claimed she did not know the accused person though he was said to be her daughter’s boyfriend.
According to her ”I did not see my daughter again after she got missing until policemen invited me to come to the mortuary to identify a corpse whether it was that of my daughter or not.”
Also giving evidences the two motorcyclists who saw the lover birds together on the ill fated day told the court that they conveyed them to a spot in town.
The father of the accused person, Nwosu Onweniwe while giving evidence in defense of his son told the court that the deceased was his son’s girlfriend who had been very helpful to him.
Delivering his judgement, Justice Samuel Bola said that an autopsy was carried out by one Dr. Pelemo, a staff of Ondo state Specialist Hospital, Akure who described the abnormal state of the deceased’s neck and fracture of the skull.
According to him “it suggested that the deceased had been attacked by an object with a blunt edge which led to her death.”
The judge stated that the accused person had confessed to the officers of the squad according to the testimony of one Ayoola Famoriyo and had taken his team to the spot where he hid the corpse of the deceased.
“There, the accused person had pointed to the spot where she kept the corpse and it was taken to the mortuary while the stone found near her head with which he had purportedly hit her skull was taken to the police station as an exhibit.
“Famoriyo had further testified that a search of the accused person’s room had revealed the deceased’s belongings such as a school bag, wallet, some GNLD products, her phone and 22 passport photographs,” the Court held
After examining all facts of the case, Justice Bola said that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt in three out of the four count charges
The Judge observed that the prosecution failed to prove the case of rape against the accused person.
He said that “though there was no witness which stated that the accused person was the one who actually committed the murder, circumstantial evidence points to the fact that he had indeed committed the crime.
“The circumstances were that he was last seen with the deceased according to the testimonies of the motorcyclists and the belongings of the deceased was found in his room.”
He, therefore, found him guilty as charged on three counts and sentenced him as charged.
Justice Bola declared that “On the count of kidnapping, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, on strangulating and choking, he was sentenced to death by hanging and on murder, he was also sentenced to death by hanging.”
Rivers State AAC Deputy Governorship Candidate defects to the PDP Stands With Wike
The Rivers State Deputy Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh has withdrawn from the 2019 Rivers State Governorship Election and has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Addressing journalists at his home in Port Harcourt on Monday, Chief Yeeh said the reason for his decision is for him to join hands with Governor Wike to move Rivers State forward.
He said: “After due consultations with my immediate family, friends and supporters, I Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the Deputy Governorship of the AAC for the 2019 Governorship election hereby resign my membership of the AAC and announce my defection to the PDP to join hands with Governor Wike to move the state forward “.
He added: “I was the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the AAC in Rivers State up till today 25th March 2019, when I decided to withdraw my candidature and resign from the party with immediate effect.
“The March 9 , Governorship election in Rivers State has been lost and won; lost by my party, African Action Congress (AAC) and its Candidate, Engineer Biokpomabo Awara and undoubtedly and overwhelmingly won by the Governor of Rivers State, the candidate of PDP, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike “.
He said that despite the interference of the security agencies, Rivers people stood their ground and voted for Governor Wike.
He said: “The collated results further showed that contrary to the false claim of fictitious lead by the AAC/APC alliance, the PDP overwhelmingly won all the elections in 18 out of the 19 LGAs, culminating in the declaration and return of the party 26 House of Assembly Constituencies by the Constituency Returning Officers.
“This fact was confirmed on the 13th of March 2019, when INEC stated, as a matter of fact, that it had in it’s safe custody collated results for 17 Local Government Areas as well as the declaration of the PDP Candidates for 21 State Constituencies.
“The outcome of the elections on March 9, 2019 clearly showed the preference of the people of Rivers State. Even the blind can see and the deaf can hear the echo that Rivers people overwhelmingly voted to stick with Governor Wike for the next four years to encourage him to continue with the good works”.
The Former Deputy Governorship Candidate of the AAC informed that the Minister of Transportation forced him to sign an undated letter of resignation to be effective after their expected inauguration.
“I was forced to sign an undated letter of resignation as the Deputy Governor of Rivers State to pave way for Rotimi Amaechi to nominate another person as Deputy Governor.
“These were slavish conditions for any rational politician worth his name to accept, but I pretended to play along because doing otherwise at that time would have been too dangerous for the safety of my life, given Rotimi Amaechi’s desperation to remove Governor Wike from office and install his stooge in the person of Engr Awara against all odds”.
He said that though the AAC Campaign was never serious and never campaigned for the office of the position of Governor of Rivers State, Amaechi during the adoption of the party, said that he would fund the elections and do everything under the sun to give AAC victory at the polls.
He said: “Amaechi disclosed to us that he had already assembled security personnel drawn from the Nigerian Army, the Police, DSS and FSARS to provide adequate security cover and enablement for members of the AAC and APC to effectively rig the Governorship election and have us declared as winners on March 9, 2019”.
He stated that the adoption and promise to deliver AAC was with conditions that conferred de facto governance on the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Chief Yeeh outlined the conditions: “First, he (Amaechi) must be the one to appoint 90 per cent of all political office holders, including commissioners, Special Advisers, and chairmen and members of Government Agencies and parastatals.
“Second, he must be the one to nominate and produce all the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen and other principal officers of the councils.
“We, that is, Engr Awara and my humble self must consult and take instructions from him on all financial, policy and fiscal matters, as well as award and payment of all contracts and other financial transactions upon inauguration as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state”.
He added: “As a practising Christian, I have come to the conclusion that the actions and desperate attempts by Amaechi and the AAC/APC alliance to rig the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Rivers State are both morally and legally wrong, reprehensible and inimical to the collective interest of the people of Rivers State.
“The Almighty God will not forgive me if I continue to lend my support to Rotimi Amaechi’s perfidy against the democratic rights of the people of Rivers State to freely elect their own leaders “.
He condemned the Minister of Transportation for unleashing violence on Rivers people in his failed attempt to rig the 2019 Rivers Governorship election.
The Former Deputy Governorship Candidate of AAC stated that he has informed Engr Awara in writing of his withdrawal and resignation from the Governorship race and the AAC.
Wike Talks Hard demands Governor for the state
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has made it clear that the people of the state, will never have a sole administrator.
Wike also insisted that the people voted for their preferred candidate during the March 9 elections and must have a Governor.
The Governor stated this on Friday, as 86 political parties conceded defeat to him in the state governorship election, during a solidarity visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt.
“No matter how (it might be) delayed, Rivers State will have an elected governor.
“It is not the portion of Rivers State to have a sole administrator. Our people voted on March 9 and Rivers votes will count,” Wike said.
Governor Wike said that when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is declared the winner of the state governorship elections, he would operate a government of unity.
“If we are declared the winner of the election, we will operate a government of unity.
“We will rally everybody together in the interest of the state,” he added.