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Peter Obi Transverses The Country Fortifying Education, Institutions


We were in Okigwe yesterday, where the Oracle, Mr. Peter Obi visited three schools and supported them to improve on their infrastructure.

We left Okigwe to Umuahia and thenceforth to Uyo, where we slept. If he was not talking to students, he was talking to diverse groups on subjects that fitted their orientation. 

To students, he related the laws of success as hinged on education, which will arm them to  compete with others tomorrow. 

He reminded the teachers that students were handed over to them as unfinished products and that one of their tasks is to train them to order and productivity.

From Uyo, we are already in Calabar. Where he is going to speak to all the Rotarians in Nigerian as part their annual meeting. 

I could already see the impressive audience, all hungry to drink from the depth of his wisdom.

What is he going  to speak on? We do not know for the people have given him the right to choose his subject. 

He may speak on governance, on saving cost, on  the tenets of humility, on keys to financial prudence, on how he managed to save 75 billion Naira in Anambra without borrowing or owing any financial institution or contractors, on how he turned Anambra 360 degrees to become the state with the best network of roads in Nigeria , etc. 

These are surmises, for we shall soon listen to him- and enjoy the afflatus of his eloquence.

Having done an introductory  part, I assure you that by and by, we shall report more and better.

Meanwhile, he is being received by the leaders of Rotary club in Nigeria as he enters the venue of the event- Monty Hotel, Calabar.

as Abia Governor

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed the ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which declared Okezie Ikpeazu as the legitimate governor of Abia State.

In June 2016, a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, annulled the election of Ikpeazu.

According to the court, Ikpeazu was guilty of tax evasion and was therefore unqualified to have contested the 2015 governorship election in the state.

It ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a certificate of return to Samson Ogah, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, who contested the governorship ticket with the governor.

The court also ordered the governor to vacate office immediately, and hand over to Ogah, who came second in the PDP governorship primaries in Abia.

Following that ruling, Ikpeazu appealed the case.

He won his case at the Appeal court and the judgment has now been affirmed at the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court panel led by Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen held that Ikpeazu could not be held responsible for the discrepancies in his tax documents because there were given to him by the state.

It then dismissed the ruling of the High Court and upheld the Appeal Court’s ruling.

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