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INEC denies Sule Bello’s claim, says Falalu Bello remains PRP National Chairman

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Thursday stated that it does not know the existence of someone by the name Sule Bello who claims to be the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

When contacted by our reporter to know if the Commission is aware of someone by the name Sule Bello who parades himself as the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), the electoral commission responded by saying that they are not aware of that person.

The commission further revealed that the person they know and recognize as the National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) is Mallam Falalu Bello, OFR.

According to the commission, it had a meeting with Mallam Falalu Bello and other National Chairmen of political parties few days ago to review the 2019 general elections and see how to ensure the success of 2023 elections. Therefore, according to the commission, anybody parading himself as the National Chairman of the PRP other than Mallam Falalu Bello should be avoided by the general public and dealt with by the relevant authorities.

The INEC added that this should not be a debatable issue considering the fact that the names of PRP leaders and that of other political parties are already on the website of the commission (https://www.inecnigeria.org/party/peoples-redemption-party/) and anybody who claims to be a leader of a political party but his or her name is not on the website is nothing but an impostor that relevant authorities should deal with mercilessly.

The commission had finally advised the general public to regularly check its website to know the leaders of political parties so as to avoid being scammed by impostors.

When our correspondent reached out to one of the PRP leaders to enquire if they are aware that some impostors led by one Sule Bello are parading themselves as interim leaders, the party official revealed that they got the information recently but they would soon take action against the impostors despite the fact that they are busy with the day to day activities of the party.

“Even though we have no time for nonsensical elements and distraction, but we would take appropriate action against these impostors that are certainly sent by the opposition party to cause problem in our dear party, the PRP,” the party official stated.

He finally disclosed that preparations are on top gear for the party to capture power comes 2023.

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Eid-ul-Kabir: PRP urges Nigerians to be brothers’ keepers

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The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has felicitated with all Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Kabir 2021 celebration.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello and made available to newsmen on Sunday.

Part of the statement reads: “the Eid-ul-Kabir festival symbolizes and promotes the spirit of self sacrifice. Therefore, the PRP uses this significant occasion to exhort Nigerians to continue to show love and mercy to one another.

“With the security situation in the country that is worsening by the day coupled with the gnawing poverty in the land, it is obvious that millions of Nigerians will not have the luxury of revelling in the season. Hence, the PRP considers it pertinent to call on the Muslims nationwide to fervently pray for the nation as they celebrate Eid-ul-Kabir for God’s urgent intervention.

“In addition, we call on the governments at all levels to come up with urgent and proactive strategies that would put an end to the myriad problems of general insecurity, banditry, unemployment, hunger, bad economy, among others.

“Finally, the PRP rejoices with Muslims nationwide at this festive time and wishes them a happy celebration. And as we celebrate, let us all recommit ourselves, individually and collectively, to make Nigeria a safer, equitable, progressive and more egalitarian fatherland for all irrespective of our ethnic, religious and/or cultural plurality,” the statement revealed.

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2021: PRP vows to win Anambra guber election

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The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has expressed its readiness and determination to defeat other political parties in the Anambra State Governorship election slated for November 6, 2021.

The Anambra State Chairman of the party, Hon. Mathias N. Aninwachukwu, in a press statement made available on Sunday, disclosed that the prospect of the party was high and bright considering the fact that their candidate, Dr. Nnamdi Nwawuo had been duly screened and given a clean bill of health by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last Friday.

Part of the statement reads; “in spite of the fact that this is the first time PRP is contesting gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the clean bill of health received by our candidate from INEC had indisputably shown that our candidate will participate in the November governorship poll and it is an indication that our party has the strength to win the election overwhelmingly.

“The above development has also exposed and terminated the activities of some imposters who are desperate to embarrass and tarnish the reputable name of our great party, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

“As the oldest surviving political party in Nigeria, PRP has good policies and programs for the Ndi Anambra with job creation, agriculture, industrialization, transformation of health sector, provision of basic and functional education as primary priorities.

“Finally, we use this medium to encourage our party members and supporters across Anambra State to continue working diligently, harmoniously and peacefully so as to ensure the party reach its deserved destination which is victory,” the statement revealed.

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Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters

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The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, on Monday July 12, 2021 secured the convictions of two internet fraudsters before Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City.

The convicts, Ehigiator Emma Kennedy and Idoko Enape Onakpa were arraigned on separate one count charge of personation contrary to and punishable under section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Laws of Bendel State of Nigeria (as applicable in Edo State) 1976 and punishable under the same section.

The charge against Onakpa reads: “that you Idoko Enape Onakpa (alias Mathew Lawrence) between 7th September, 2012 to 9th October, 2012, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did with intent to defraud one Harvath Alexanda and Anete Losberga (white ladies) of their hard earn money, falsely represented yourself to be a citizen of the United States of America but living in UK by sending fraudulent/scammed mails and pictures on your Yahoo mail account Mathewlawrence89yahoo.com to them through the internet which pictures and identity you claim to be yourself and thereby committed an offence“.

The defendants pleaded guilty to the respective charge.

In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel, Isa .K. Agwai prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.

Justice Ikponwonba convicted and sentenced Onakpa to (3) years imprisonment or a fine of N500,000 while Kennedy bagged 12 months imprisonment or a fine of N200,000.

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