Friday, September 18, 2020

Edo Election: Avoid Partisanship - INEC Chairman

Edo Election: Avoid Partisanship - INEC Chairman 


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in his message issued in Abuja on Friday, urged the staff to be neutral at all times and stick strictly to INEC’s Code of Conduct and Oath of Neutrality to which they all subscribed.

“Let me appeal to all of you to remain steadfast and committed to the ideals of the Commission.

“Nigerians and the international community expect so much from us. They are watching.

“It is important that we all remain above board in the performance of our respective duties.

“We must ensure that no political party or candidate is accorded any advantage over the other,” Yakubu said.

He said that as INEC begins the final countdown to the Edo governorship election, it was clear that all eyes were on the INEC to deliver a free, fair and credible process.

Yakubu said he had no doubt that INEC staff members would rise to the occasion, saying, ‘we have done it several times before and we can do it again’.

“The Commission deeply appreciates the ever ending sacrifices made by our staff at all times, often beyond the call of duty, to ensure that we carry out our mandate.

“The management will continue to improve the welfare and conditions of service of staff within the available resources.

He said that as INEC begins the final countdown to the Edo governorship election, it was clear that all eyes were on the INEC to deliver a free, fair and credible process.

Yakubu said he had no doubt that INEC staff members would rise to the occasion, saying, ‘we have done it several times before and we can do it again’.

“The Commission deeply appreciates the ever ending sacrifices made by our staff at all times, often beyond the call of duty, to ensure that we carry out our mandate.

“The management will continue to improve the welfare and conditions of service of staff within the available resources.

“We must be neutral at all times and stick strictly to our code of conduct and oath of neutrality to which we have all subscribed.

“For at the end of the day, we would have all contributed to the sustenance of democracy and a strong electoral process that all Nigerians can trust,” he said. (NAN).


Thursday, September 3, 2020

Concerned Itsekiris U.S.A gives succour to Chief Ugbogbo-Ebebe

 Concerned Itsekiris U.S.A gives succour to Chief Ugbogbo-Ebebe 

Chief O. Enonuwaewu, alias Ugbogbo-Ebebe


By Tetsoma Neyin


 Itsekiris in the United State of America under the aegis of “Concerned Itsekiris U.S.A” has provided succour to an Itsekiri legend in the music industry, Chief  O. Enonuwaewu, alias  Ugbogbo-Ebebe. (The Olujimi  of  Warri  Kingdom).

The renowned Itsekiri artist who is now 90 years old alongside few of her relations, received the representative of Concerned Itsekiris USA in her residence in Okere, Warri on Sunday August 30, 2020.

Chief Eugene Ikomi who represented Concerned Itsekiris U.S.A, presented the sum of five hundred thousand naira to Chief O. Enonuwaewu  (Alias  Ugbogbo-Ebebe), which was received by Venerable Best Agbolayah on her behalf.

(L-R) Chief Eugene Ikomi, Ven. Best Agbolayah & Hon. Godwin Abigor in a group photograph with Chief Ugbogbo-Ebebe




Responding on behalf of the beneficiary, Hon. Godwin Abigor thanked members of Concerned Itsekris U.S.A for their kind gesture, even as he prayed that God would continue to bless the works of their hands.

In a telephone chat with Warri Voice, a member of Concerned Itsekiris U.S.A, Mr. Kingsley Onuwaje who is also the President of Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A, said that although they are not an Association, but they come together collectively to provide immediate assistance to their people back home.

“We collectively render support to our people back home and we are happy to render financial assistance to Chief Ugbogbo-Ebebe, a woman who has blessed so many lives through her rich Itsekiri songs. She is indeed a living legend in Iwere land”, he stated.

He further advised the Itsekiri people to always strive to make a difference in their various endeavours.

Other members of Concerned Itsekiris U.S.A are; Chief Emmanuel Ejutse (Disele), Mr. Skelly Joe, Mrs. Mama Animashaun, Mr. Christopher Ologban, Mr. Emmanuel Ejutse Jr., Mr. Abiodun Owumi, Dr. Helen Mozia, Mr. Kingsley Okorodudun Deacon Weyinmi Eyeguokan,  Mrs. Esimaje Joe and Mrs. Oghoritsewarami Ejutse. 


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