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Vanguard, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018—33 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867023, 08052867058 There’s crisis in Rivers APC, Abe’s supporters insist By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HAR- C O U R T — CHIEFTAINS of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State have cried out that there was crisis in the party in the state, adding that it was wrong for some individuals to claim that there was unity in the party. VISIT: Former Minister of State for Defence, Dr Roland Oritsejafor (right) and Delta State House of Assembly aspirant in Warri South-West constituency, Mr Andrew Igban, when the latter and his supporters paid a consultative visit to the minister. Nkanga bemoans non- implementation of PANDEF’s 16-point agenda By Chioma Onuegbu UYO—THE new n a t i o n a l Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF and a former military administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, has bemoaned the non-implementation of PANDEF’s 16-point agenda, describing the Federal Government's action as further marginalisation of the Niger Delta. Nkanga who spoke during the inaugural meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC of PANDEF held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, added that the insensitivity of the Federal Government towards the problems of the region necessitated the ongoing agitations for restructuring by the people of the region. His words: “It is because we are operating a fake federalism that we are asking for true f e d e r a l i s m . Restructuring is another The chieftains of the party who are supporting Magnus Abe’s gubernatorial ambition spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt while reacting to a statement by Sen. Andrew Uchendu, that there was no crisis in the party. Speaking, former Attorney-General of the state, Mr. Wogu Boms, said that there was an unresolved crisis in the way of saying that we want justice. And I believe you are aware that PANDEF came into being in 2016 when we tried to put together solutions to the problems of the Niger Delta. The Federal Government at that time felt they did not have the right people to speak to from the Niger Delta region. “When PANDEF first met with the President NUPENG elects Akporeha president as Achese bows out By Victor Ahiuma- Young & Egufe Yafugborhi PORT HAR- COURT—THE Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has elected Prince Williams Apkoreha, president to lead 15 others to run the affairs of the union in the next four years. Prince Apkoreha emerged unopposed during the 4th National Delegates Conference, NDC, in Port Harcourt, state’s chapter, noting that it was high time the leaders resolved it. Boms noted that if there was no crisis, some of the leaders of the party in the local government areas wouldn’t have been sacked by the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, leader of the party in the state. He said that the crisis in the party originated from on November 1, 2016, we presented a 16-point agenda to him. The copies of that are already in public domain. That was supposed to be a working paper. It was as a result of that, the Vice President visited the Niger Delta states. “We have expressed our dissatisfaction because of the nonimplementation of the 16-point agenda that was Rivers State, where the 15 members of National Administrative Council, NAC, were also elected unopposed. Until his election as president, Prince Akporeha was the National Treasurer of NUPENG and Delta State Chairman of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC. Others elected are Bassey Harry and Olujide Kilanko, Deputy Presidents, Aneru Bello, Rotimi Benjamin, Lucky Etuokwu, and Adamu Abdulkadri, Vice Presidents, Warri Zone, Abe's ambition to be the governorship candidate of the party in 2019, adding that leaders and members of the party were disunited at the moment. Boms said: “There is a big crisis in the party and every leader is aware of it. It will therefore be wrong for somebody to come out to say there is no crisis when we all know the truth." given to the president. The only item that has been touched is the Maritime University in Delta State. The clean up of Ogoniland was flagged off but we have our doubts if anything will be done beyond that. The issue of modular refinery seemed to have been hijacked because nobody is saying anything about it again." Lagos Zone, Port Harcourt Zone and Kaduna Zone. Mr Alex Agwanwor emerged National Treasurer; Monday Osunde, National Trustee; Cogent Ojobor, National Public Relations Officer, PRO; Odudu Benjamin, National Industrial Relations Officer; P. A. Onyeodi, Financial Secretary; Victoria Oyeleke, National Welfare Officer; Suleiman Runka, National Auditor; Thompson Abiodun, National Auditor and Prince Moses, National Chief Whip. Delta APC advocates consensus ward candidates By Ochuko Akuopha P ATANI—ALL Progressives Congress, APC, in Patani Local Government Area, Delta State, has called for a consensus arrangement at the ward level in order not to give room for the opposition to “sponsor spies” to occupy executive positions and create acrimony amongst party members. Addressing newsmen at the end of a leaders and stakeholders GKM preaches unity, gets Deputy Arch-Minister 2019: Otuisi justifies Okowa’s re-election bid By Etop Ekanem SPECIAL Assistant to Delta State Governor on Political Matters, Mr Louis Otuisi, has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s prosperity for all Deltans goal is on course and justifies his re-election bid in 2019. Otuisi, who spoke to newsmen in Uduophori, Patani Local Government Area of Delta State shortly after the ward meeting at meeting of the party in the area, the Chairman, Mr. Joe Ekiyor, said: “What we are saying is that we must unite ahead of 2019 elections. If there is going to be congress, we should be prepared and let the congress not scatter us. “We should try as much as possible to get candidates through fair consensus at the ward level because at the ward level, people know themselves but if we allow a full scale congress maybe through option ‘A Four’ or ‘one man one vote,’ it will allow some of these miscreants to infiltrate the party." 111 Delta communities threaten to shut down oil field By Jimitota Onoyume W ARRI—ONE hundred and eleven host communities of OML 30 in Delta State have threatened to shut down the oil field if its operators dare to go ahead with their alleged plan to introduce a nongovernmental organisation, NGO, as its representative to review the existing Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the communities. Rising from a meeting of the OML 30 GOD’S Kingdom Mission, GKM, has admonished church leaders to preach and embrace unity to build the body of Christ, noting that there was need for Christians to demonstrate love for one another for growth and progress of the church and the country. The Arch-Minister of GKM, Roland Oghene gave the charge while Community Development Board and Community Representative Committee (cluster President Generals and Secretaries ) yesterday, Chairman of the board, Morris Idiovwa, flanked by others said operators of the oil field should go into direct discussion with the host communities. “We will not tolerate any discussion through a third party, an NGO. As host communities, we have resolved that we will discuss directly with operators of the oil field in our communities. We suffer the pains of pollution,” he said. declaring open the 2018 Conference of Laity at the church’s headquarters in Enerhen, Warri, Delta State, as he commended Mike Orugbo, immediate past Chairman, Conference of Laity and other members of the Church for their service to God and the church. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Jigbale, who was consecrated Deputy Arch-Minister, has urged members to continue to demonstrate seriousness in the things of God. Patani council, weekend, said: “Sincere Deltans would admit that Governor Okowa has positively affected all Deltans through massive human capital development. The impact of the entrepreneurial/skills acquisition and agricultural empowerment programmes drew the applause and support of the World Bank and the numerous appointments spread across all parts of the state point to a fair heart."