The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Benue State chapter, has said the campaign of calumny is being orchestrated against the party and its Tiv consensus governorship candidate, Rt. Hon.Titus Tyoapine Uba, by the All Progressives Congress (APC), shows that the opposition is afraid of defeat in 2023.
The PDP in a statement issued by its State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, on Wednesday, said heavier defeat awaits Benue APC in 2023 than they suffered in 2019, stressing that the APC stooping to fabrication of fairytale and lies only reflects fear and outright panic going into the coming polls.
The monarch, in a statement signed by Alli Ibraheem, his Chief Press Secretary, noted that the Igbo group is a respected body representing a sophisticated, intelligent, hardworking, cosmopolitan, industrious and enlightened race, saying He (Oluwo of Iwo) has Igbo in his blood.
Recall that some media outlets had reported that the Oluwo of Iwo had allegedly said at a function that the Igbo cannot be entrusted with the office of the Nigerian presidency.
The report did not go down well with the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, who in a statement stated that it would refrain from hoisting the monarch with his petard
Reacting, the palace of the monarch stated that, It is evident from their statement that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has false knowledge of Oluwo.
It is disappointing that my beloved Ohanaeze Ndigbo could jump on the media in response to a misleading headline cast to sell the story.
Obi stated this in Abakaliki when he met with PDP delegates and other officials of the party, adding that the country is not in need of a consensus candidate but a problem solver that can fix Nigeria, noting that he has the capacity to do that.
I’m going to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow tomorrow, Nehammer wrote on Twitter.
We are militarily neutral, but (have) a clear position on the Russian war of aggression against #Ukraine,” he wrote, referring to Austria’s position. “It must stop! It needs humanitarian corridors, ceasefire & full investigation of war crimes.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov confirmed to RIA news agency that Putin would be holding talks with Nehammer on Monday.
The planned meeting with the Russian leader follows a trip by Nehammer to Ukraine on Saturday, during which the Austrian chancellor met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Putin has been largely shunned by Western leaders since the start of the conflict, though he met Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Kremlin in early March.
Neutral Austria has been providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine as well as helmets and body armour for civilians rather than weapons. Nehammer, a conservative, has been visibly moved by telephone conversations with Zelenskiy and says he wants to show support.
Slovakia, a member of the European Union, said Wednesday it had decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats based on information provided by intelligence services.
The move comes a day after fellow EU countries Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and the Czech Republic all announced the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats suspected of spying, in coordinated action taken in the shadow of Moscow’s war in Ukraine.