Powerful House of Representatives Member Defects to PDP

  • A member of the House of Representatives, Ben Roland Igbakpa, has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Roland Igbakpa left the PDP for Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in 2022
  • The lawmaker will not be returning to the Green Chamber after his loss in the 2023 general election

Ethiope, Delta State – Following his defeat in the 2023 general elections, Ben Roland Igbakpa, the incumbent member of the House of Representatives representing Ethiope Federal Constituency has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Hotnewsdrop.com recalls that Igbakpa contested against James Ibori’s daughter, Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu in the primary election of the PDP last year but lost. He then angrily left the PDP to team up with the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

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Ben Roland Igbakpa, a member of the House of Representatives for Ethiope federal constituency in Delta State, has returned to the PDP. Photo credit: Hon Ben Rollands Igbakpa
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Now, the lawmaker has gone back to the PDP, Leadership Newspaper reported.

During the Saturday, February 25 general election, former governor James Ibori’s daughter won the election to represent Ethiope federal constituency of the state.

She polled 10,634 votes to defeat Halims Agoda of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who received 6,899 votes, and third-placed Igbakpa, who garnered 3,591 votes.

Delta receives highest amount as Nigerian states shared N3.16 trillion from federation account in 2022

In another report, Hotnewsdrop.com reported that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed that thirty-six (36) states shared the sum of N3.16 trillion in 2022.

NBS disclosed this in its Federation Account Allocation Committee report published on its website.

Delta leads as oil-producing states share N970bn 13 derivation

Hotnewsdrop.com also reported that Nigeria’s oil-producing states received a massive N970.2 billion as 13% oil derivation funds in 2022, accounting for N521.5 billion higher than N448.7 billion shared the year before.

Delta State received N296.6 billion, accounting for 30.5% of the total, while Akwa Ibom follows with N222.5 billion.

Amnesty, NPA synergise to combat unemployment, restiveness in Niger Delta

Furthermore, Hotnewsdrop.com reported that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) held an interface to combat the increasing rate of unrest and unemployment in the Niger Delta through youth empowerment.

As contained in the statement, the interim administrator of the PAP, Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd), during a courtesy visit to the NPA in Lagos on Thursday, May 4, called for both entities to join forces to combat the menace of unemployment in the region.

Source: Hotnewsdrop.com

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