Tension As Plot To Impeach Senator Iyorchia Ayu Forces PDP To Shift Caucus, NEC Meetings
Details have emerged revealing why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) postponed its national caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
Naija News recalls that in a notice for the postponement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.
It was gathered that a plot by some party leaders to sack the National Chairman, Senator Iyiochia Ayu, was largely responsible for the postponement of the meetings earlier scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
A source in the PDP leadership told Vanguard, “As far as I know, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, does not have any problem with Atiku, Ayu has not been transparent in handling party affairs since he took over.
“And the role he played during the selection of the presidential running mate won him a lot of enemies.
“There are a lot of issues in our state chapters which he ought to have handled differently.
“If the Caucus and NEC meetings had been held as scheduled, a vote of no confidence would have been passed on him. The shift was necessary to allow tempers to calm down.“
Peter Obi NOT a member of Pyrates Confraternity, says aide
Valentine Obienyem, media aide of Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says the former governor is not a member of the National Association of Seadogs (NAS), better known as the Pyrates Confraternity.
Obienyem responded to the claims of the membership of the LP presidential candidate in a terse text message on Monday.
“Not at all,” the media aide said after he was asked to respond to trending social media posts suggesting that Obi belongs to the confraternity.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, one Fejiro Oliver, who claimed to be a member of the association, described Obi as a “dedicated Pyrate who has led by the tenets we were baptised with”.
Source: The Cable
Olivia Newton-John dies at age 73
Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide acclaim for her starring role in “Grease,” died Monday morning at age 73, according to her family.
The actress “has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” the family said in a statement.
Olivia hit it big in 1971 with songs like “If Not for You,” and in 1973 “Let Me Be There.” She followed that up with a monster hit, “Have You Never Been Mellow.”
Her huge break came in 1978 when she starred opposite Hollywood superstar, John Travolta in “Grease.” Her role as Sandy was iconic, as were several songs from the movie, “You’re the One that I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”