The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has taken a step to reclaim a House of Representatives seat from Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi (Wakilin Birni), the member representing Bauchi Local Government Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.
In a letter signed on 19th February, 2021 by the National Secretary of the party, Mr. Tunde Alli which was sighted by our correspondent, the National Headquarters of the party had constituted a three-person litigation committee which was mandated to lawfully reclaim the seat from the Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi who early this month announced his defection from the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The committee comprises the Bauchi State Chairman of the party in person of Barr. Ahmed Umar Farouk (Gwadabe), Barr. (Mrs) Juliet Anyata and Barr. Sa’ad Ibrahim Kura.
In another development, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) and one of the stakeholders of the PRP in person of Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega has stated that the PRP is a better alternative to APC and PDP, the two leading parties in the country.
Professor Attahiru Jega made this known on Monday, during a stakeholders’ interactive session of the party in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.
He revealed that with the new trend in the PRP and at the pace at which mobilisation was going on across the country, he was optimistic that PRP would provide a better alternative to Nigerians.
Eid-ul-Kabir: PRP urges Nigerians to be brothers’ keepers
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.
2021: PRP vows to win Anambra guber election
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.
Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters
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.