2019 Election!!! Tompolo Denies On Endorsing President Mohamadu Buhari

Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo

The Niger Delta ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has distanced himself from the reports that he has endorsed the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

There had been reports that he had endorsed Buhari’s candidature earlier on Wednesday.

Tompolo was said to have been part of five ex-militant leaders set to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari as its preferred presidential candidate. However, he said he wasn’t aware of the said endorsement, coordinated by Ebikabowei Victor Ben, a.k.a. Boyloaf.

A statement signed by Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, media adviser and consultant to Tompolo, read: “It must be pointed out that Tompolo has not been in touch with Boyloaf since 2015. Tompolo is not into endorsement politics. Tompolo is presently troubled with the way and manner his kinsmen in Gbaramatu kingdom are being harassed and intimidated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s military on a daily basis. “This same military harassed, brutalised and killed his father, Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo, in 2015, and up till now President Buhari has not made any statement by way of apology to him.

And so, what will be the reason for Tompolo to endorse him? To further kill his kinsmen? Tompolo has been in agony since 2015, as the present government is after him for unsubstantiated allegations of corruption. “It is not true that Tompolo is part of those who are set to endorse President Buhari in Port Harcourt. Therefore, President Buhari and the general public should disregard the news as it is purely fake news.”

Sources Gbaramatu voicenews

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Detail’s of the 13th of February 2019, The Delta South Coalition made up of aggrieved members of all the political parties resolved as follows

By Oweibotei Nigbeke, Asaba

At a meeting held the 13th of February 2019 The Delta South Coalition made up of aggrieved members of all the political parties resolved as follows.

1. To adopt President Mohammedu Buhari as the presidential candidate.

2. To adopt Olorogun Great Ogboru as their gubernatorial candidate

3. To adopt Bar Itse Elijah Wilkie as the Senatorial candidate for Delta South under the platform of ACPN.

4. That all progressives are urged to reject all the oppressive persons that have brought penury and poverty to the people of Delta State. That the District needs a fresh breath.

5. That in attendance were representatives of a. Isoko Progressive Youth,
B. Isoko Progressive Nation,
C. Ijaw Youth Must Move Forward.
D. Ijaw Progressive Mass Movement
E. MEIN United Youth Movement
F. Itsekiri Youth Movement
G. Urhobo Youth For Positive Change.

Lawson Ogwa
Chairman Delta South Coalition.

Chief Izoukumor Salutes Niger Delta Renowned Musician, Barrister S. Smooth On His Birth Anniversary

The Hon. Commissioner Representing Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in the present DESOPADEC board, Chief Favour O. Izoukumor has described Niger Delta renowned musician, Chief Barrister S. Smooth as an “icon and a rare gift to humanity.”

In a congratulatory message to the Niger Delta born-singer on his birth anniversary, Chief Izoukumor paid glowing tribute to the virtues of Chief Barrister S. Smooth, adding that the illustrious Ijaw vocalist is a “square peg in a square hole.”

“Chief Barrister S. Smooth has used his musical lyrics as a platform and tool to further the political and economic growth of Ijaw nation,” Chief Favour O. Izoukumor said.

The Hon. Commissioner prays for a stronger health, for the quintessential musician to continue his meritorious service to mankind.

SPORTS: Chess Makes Move for Inclusion at 2024 Paris Olympics |Main News

The governing body for chess launched a campaign on Tuesday for the game to be included at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) called for faster formats of traditional chess, called rapid and blitz, to be included on the Olympic programme.

FIDE said in a statement that the game of chess has a “genuine global appeal” and that it has 189 national federations and 600 million people who practice chess globally.

The International Olympic Committee recognised chess as a sport in 1999 and a year later it was an exhibition event at the Sydney Olympics.

JOST IN!!! Lingard, Martial Injury Blows for Manchester United

Manchester United could be without Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial after both were injured in the Champions League defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

Lingard pulled up shortly before half-time in the first leg of the last 16 tie at Old Trafford with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

He played on after receiving treatment but was replaced by Alexis Sanchez during first-half stoppage time.

Martial was injured earlier in the game and played on until the interval but did not reappear for the second half. His place was taken by Juan Mata.

The game was goalless at the time but United lost 2-0 in what was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first defeat as United’s caretaker manager.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said it was too early to say how long the pair would be out: “You don’t know, muscular injuries – hamstring, groin, so we’ll have to have a couple of days to assess them.”

Marital Bliss: Takemebo, Blessing to tie nuptial nut in Warri

In what has been described by many as good news of the year, Ijaw musical maestro, Chief Kingsley Takemebo and his heartbeat Mss Koropen-Owei Blessing, have concluded plans to tie the nuptial nut in Warri, Delta State.

This was made known to Main News, yesterday by the young Ijaw musical luminary, stressing that arrangements are on top gear ahead of the scheduled date.

In giving a breakdown of the anticipated big marriage, Chief Kingsley had stated that the wedding will take place on Wednesday 27th of February 2019 at Christ Practitioners Church, located at No 79 Apala Road, Okumagba Layout Warri by 10 am prompt.

The talented Ijaw musician had further hinted our reporter that the reception will follow immediately at Shell Ram Club Besides Enehren Junction, Warri.

However, while Kingsley hails from Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West, Local Government Area, from the dynasty of late Andawei Takemebo, his heartbeat Mss Blessing hails from Ekogbene in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State from the family of Mr. Koropen-Owei Oweizi.

Meanwhile, the duo had invited members of the general public to turn out in their numbers to grace the epoch making event, noting that measures have been put in place for the entertainment of guests.

Nevertheless, there are already indications that news of the marriage is greeted with unprecedented happiness among Niger Deltans as it is now becoming talk of the town in Warri and the entire region.

It would be recalled that the payment of dowry will be done on the 25th of February 2019.

BREAKING NEWS!!! There is no Voting for the internally displaced persons in Niger State – INEC

By Hannah Tsado (FPR)

The hopes of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Niger State to participate in the forth coming elections has been dashed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the Niger State Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Sam Egwu, has said there is no voting for the IDPs.

This is just as no fewer than 50 women would be contesting in the forthcoming elections in the state.

Prof. Egwu, while addressing Journalists Today on the preparations so far made by the commission for the conduct of the polls, said: “There will be no voting for IDPs in Niger, there is no official IDP camp in Niger known to Niger INEC. We do not have preparation for IDPs voting.”

Contrary to the claim by the REC, there were thousands of IDPs in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government and in Gulu in the Lapai Local Government area.
The IDPs were displaced from their ancestral homes by the 2018 flood, while some of those in Gulu relocated to the town following insurgency in Benue State.

Prof. Egwu said initially, INEC penciled eight states where there were IDPs but said that the number had increased to 16 states. He did not reveal the states.
He disclosed that out of the approximately 455 people contesting the March 2019 election in the state, only 50 are women.
Giving the breakdown, Prof Egwu said there are two female candidates in the governorship race out of 31 contenders, seven others are deputy governorship candidates, while four women out of 37 are contesting for the senatorial seats.

Out of the 126 candidates vieing for the House of Representatives seats, nine of them are women just as only 28 women are in the race for the 27 House of Assembly seats out of a total of 361 candidates, Egwu declared.
He said of the 2,390,000 eligible voters in the state, 2,167,788 collected their PVCs, adding that: “We expect all these people to vote in all the elections.”

The REC said to ensure all eligible voters cast their ballots during elections, there was need for the country to legalise early voting.
“There is need for early voting so that some category of people will be able to vote two or three days before election but first we need to trust the electoral body,” he said.
Egwu also said that priority would be given to the physically challenged people and pregnant women on election day even as the commission has domesticated the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the National Union of Road Transport Employers Association and the National Union of Road Transport Workers for the transportation of election materials.