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  •  Senator Iyorchia Ayu was elected National President of the People s Democratic Party PDP while Taofeek Arapaja also became National Vice President South The Nigeria News Agency reports that Ayu who was the consensus candidate at the party s national convention in Abuja won 3 426 affirmative votes out of 3 511 accredited voters However Arapaja got a total of 2 004 votes to defeat his only rival Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola former governor of Osun who got 705 votes while the invalid votes were 165 In addition Umar Damagum obtained a total of 2 222 votes to defeat his only rival Ms Inna Ciroma for the post of National Vice President North who obtained 365 votes reports that the national youth leader position was won with 3 072 votes while fellow competitor Usman Elkudan had 219 votes Efforts to reach consensus on candidates for the party s 21 national elective offices suffered a setback as an agreement could not be reached for three offices The three offices were the National Vice President South and National Vice President North as well as the National Youth Leader of the Party Those who were elected unopposed with 3 426 uniform votes were Samuel Anyanwu as national secretary Ahmed Mohammed National Treasurer Umar Bature as National Organizing Secretary and Daniel Woyegikuro as National Financial Secretary The other elected officials Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa were Stella Effah Attoe as national leader Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade as national legal adviser Debo Ologunagba as National Secretary of Publicity and Okechukwu Daniel as National Auditor Also elected Setonji Kosheodo as Deputy National Secretary Ndubisi David as deputy national treasurer Ibrahim Abdullahi as Deputy National Secretary for Publicity and Ighoyota Amori as Deputy National Organizing Secretary Adamu Kamale was elected Deputy National Secretary Hajara Wanka as deputy national leader Timothy Osadolor as Deputy National Youth Leader Okechukwu Osuoha as Deputy National Legal Adviser and Albdulraman Mohammed as Deputy National Auditor reports that the new members of the National Working Committee are expected to take up their duties after the expiration of the mandate of the titular members on 9 December In his appreciative remarks Ayu said the PDP was back to take control and develop Nigeria The national president elect said the PDP has done it before and will do it again I sincerely want to appreciate the PDP family Today it is simply a thank you address When we started this party 23 years ago we never imagined the journey would get us to this point A stage where we have ruled for 16 years we have entered some tough times but for all of you who care to see PDP is back I want to thank all of you who took time as delegates as observers as supporters as members of the media as members of the security services who made this event such a wonderful event A lot of people imagine that this agreement will lead to the break up of PDP These people who dream like that their dreams were out of place Those who have lost hope should know that Nigeria is not a divided country A small group of people decided to divide Nigeria The PDP will come back to unite our people bring them together north and south east and west We will go forward to develop this country We have done this before We will do it again I want to thank the governors Ayu said Source NAN
    PDP elects Sen. Iyorchia Ayu as National Chairman
     Senator Iyorchia Ayu was elected National President of the People s Democratic Party PDP while Taofeek Arapaja also became National Vice President South The Nigeria News Agency reports that Ayu who was the consensus candidate at the party s national convention in Abuja won 3 426 affirmative votes out of 3 511 accredited voters However Arapaja got a total of 2 004 votes to defeat his only rival Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola former governor of Osun who got 705 votes while the invalid votes were 165 In addition Umar Damagum obtained a total of 2 222 votes to defeat his only rival Ms Inna Ciroma for the post of National Vice President North who obtained 365 votes reports that the national youth leader position was won with 3 072 votes while fellow competitor Usman Elkudan had 219 votes Efforts to reach consensus on candidates for the party s 21 national elective offices suffered a setback as an agreement could not be reached for three offices The three offices were the National Vice President South and National Vice President North as well as the National Youth Leader of the Party Those who were elected unopposed with 3 426 uniform votes were Samuel Anyanwu as national secretary Ahmed Mohammed National Treasurer Umar Bature as National Organizing Secretary and Daniel Woyegikuro as National Financial Secretary The other elected officials Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa were Stella Effah Attoe as national leader Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade as national legal adviser Debo Ologunagba as National Secretary of Publicity and Okechukwu Daniel as National Auditor Also elected Setonji Kosheodo as Deputy National Secretary Ndubisi David as deputy national treasurer Ibrahim Abdullahi as Deputy National Secretary for Publicity and Ighoyota Amori as Deputy National Organizing Secretary Adamu Kamale was elected Deputy National Secretary Hajara Wanka as deputy national leader Timothy Osadolor as Deputy National Youth Leader Okechukwu Osuoha as Deputy National Legal Adviser and Albdulraman Mohammed as Deputy National Auditor reports that the new members of the National Working Committee are expected to take up their duties after the expiration of the mandate of the titular members on 9 December In his appreciative remarks Ayu said the PDP was back to take control and develop Nigeria The national president elect said the PDP has done it before and will do it again I sincerely want to appreciate the PDP family Today it is simply a thank you address When we started this party 23 years ago we never imagined the journey would get us to this point A stage where we have ruled for 16 years we have entered some tough times but for all of you who care to see PDP is back I want to thank all of you who took time as delegates as observers as supporters as members of the media as members of the security services who made this event such a wonderful event A lot of people imagine that this agreement will lead to the break up of PDP These people who dream like that their dreams were out of place Those who have lost hope should know that Nigeria is not a divided country A small group of people decided to divide Nigeria The PDP will come back to unite our people bring them together north and south east and west We will go forward to develop this country We have done this before We will do it again I want to thank the governors Ayu said Source NAN
    PDP elects Sen. Iyorchia Ayu as National Chairman
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    PDP elects Sen. Iyorchia Ayu as National Chairman

    Senator Iyorchia Ayu was elected National President of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), while Taofeek Arapaja also became National Vice President (South). The Nigeria News Agency reports that Ayu, who was the consensus candidate at the party's national convention in Abuja, won 3,426 affirmative votes out of 3,511 accredited voters. However, Arapaja got a total of 2,004 votes to defeat his only rival, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun, who got 705 votes, while the invalid votes were 165. In addition, Umar Damagum obtained a total of 2,222 votes to defeat his only rival, Ms. Inna Ciroma, for the post of National Vice President (North), who obtained 365 votes. reports that the national youth leader position was won with 3,072 votes, while fellow competitor Usman Elkudan had 219 votes. Efforts to reach consensus on candidates for the party's 21 national elective offices suffered a setback as an agreement could not be reached for three offices. The three offices were the National Vice President (South) and National Vice President (North), as well as the National Youth Leader of the Party. Those who were elected unopposed with 3,426 uniform votes were Samuel Anyanwu as national secretary; Ahmed Mohammed - National Treasurer; Umar Bature as National Organizing Secretary and Daniel Woyegikuro as National Financial Secretary. The other elected officials, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, were Stella Effah-Attoe as national leader; Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade as national legal adviser; Debo Ologunagba as National Secretary of Publicity and Okechukwu Daniel as National Auditor. Also elected Setonji Kosheodo as Deputy National Secretary; Ndubisi David as deputy national treasurer; Ibrahim Abdullahi as Deputy National Secretary for Publicity and Ighoyota Amori as Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Adamu Kamale was elected Deputy National Secretary; Hajara Wanka as deputy national leader; Timothy Osadolor, as Deputy National Youth Leader, Okechukwu Osuoha as Deputy National Legal Adviser and Albdulraman Mohammed as Deputy National Auditor. reports that the new members of the National Working Committee are expected to take up their duties after the expiration of the mandate of the titular members on 9 December. In his appreciative remarks, Ayu said the PDP was back to take control and develop Nigeria. The national president-elect said the PDP has done it before and will do it again. “I sincerely want to appreciate the PDP family. Today, it is simply a "thank you" address. When we started this party 23 years ago, we never imagined the journey would get us to this point. “A stage where we have ruled for 16 years, we have entered some tough times, but for all of you who care to see, PDP is back. “I want to thank all of you who took time as delegates as observers, as supporters, as members of the media as members of the security services who made this event such a wonderful event. . “A lot of people imagine that this agreement will lead to the break-up of PDP. These people who dream like that, their dreams were out of place. “Those who have lost hope should know that Nigeria is not a divided country. A small group of people decided to divide Nigeria. “The PDP will come back to unite our people, bring them together, north and south, east and west. “We will go forward to develop this country. We have done this before. We will do it again. I want to thank the governors, ”Ayu said. Source: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Political Summit Group NPSG in conjuction with National Consultative Front NCFront says it shall be convening an Emergency National Dialogue on the Constitutional Future of Nigeria on Oct 1 The Summit s Organising Committee in a statement issued by Prof Pat Utomi on Wednesday said that the summit was to urgently intervene and set machinery in motion for National Healing and Reconciliation Utomi said that the step was to douse the heightening political tension in the country as the nation commemorated its 60 years of Independence on Thursday According to him the historic national Confab which will be hosted virtually on zoom due to the current COVID 19 emergency world over is tagged National Reconciliation and Healing Summit He said that the confab was to enable Northern and Southern elders and leaders of thought to discuss for constitutional harmony and stability of the country Utomi said that the virtual summit shall run from 11 00am to 3 00pm on Thursday For more clarification a very competent selection committee of the NPSG has already shortlisted about 120 eminent elders and leaders of thought from across various nationality groups Special interest platforms have been nominated by allies of the NPSG to participate in this historic National Confab based on their sterling leadership credentials and contributions toward making Nigeria viable and workable To this end a webinar invitation pass has been sent to all shortlisted participants to enable them to gain entry into the venue of the maiden virtual Pan Nigerian Confab Utomi said He said that some of the eminent Nigerians who made the selection list include Chief Emeka Anyaoku retired Gen TY Danjuma Prof Ben Nwabueze Dr Ahmed Joda Prof Ango Abdullahi Alhaji Tanko Yakassai retired Gen Alani Akinriade Chief Edwin Clark Chief Olu Falae and Chief Bisi Akande Others are Chief Audu Ogbeh Alhaji Balarabe Musa Dr Christopher Kolade Alabo Graham Douglas Hajia Inna Ciroma Dr Paul Unongo Chief Ayo Adebanjo Sen Iyorchia Ayu Mr Solomon Asemota retired Gen ABM Haruna and Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Also Junaid Mohammed Chief John Nwodo Obong Victor Attah Rt Hon Ghali Na aba Amb Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu Dr Ama Pepple Dr Olisa Agbakoba Mr Donald Duke Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed Prince Tony Momoh and Dr Obadiah Mailafia Utomi said that the list and 99 other eminent elders and leaders were shortlisted for the special national negotiation meeting Therefore attendance at the historic confab has been restricted to only these invited select Senior Citizens Statesmen Women and Leaders of thought in Nigeria He said that the meeting was being convened to enable them to fashion out concrete and popular synthesis for Nigeria s long standing democratic constitutional question The emergency closed door National Negotiation shall be expected to produce a high powered joint National Healing and Reconciliation Committee to further engage the Nigerian Peoples Stakeholders Government National Assembly The engagement will be on the nature and model of the people s constitution desired by all Nigerians toward a generally acceptable politico constitutional reforms for Nigeria he said He said that the summit was aimed at setting up high powered commission to harmonise northern and southern positions on the constitutional future of Nigeria He said that accredited media groups shall be given access to cover this historic event via https us02web zoom us j 83698145136 using the Zoom Meeting ID 836 9814 5136 Edited By Chioma Ugboma Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Nigeria @ 60: 120 eminent Nigerian elders, leaders for National Dialogue — Utomi
     The Nigeria Political Summit Group NPSG in conjuction with National Consultative Front NCFront says it shall be convening an Emergency National Dialogue on the Constitutional Future of Nigeria on Oct 1 The Summit s Organising Committee in a statement issued by Prof Pat Utomi on Wednesday said that the summit was to urgently intervene and set machinery in motion for National Healing and Reconciliation Utomi said that the step was to douse the heightening political tension in the country as the nation commemorated its 60 years of Independence on Thursday According to him the historic national Confab which will be hosted virtually on zoom due to the current COVID 19 emergency world over is tagged National Reconciliation and Healing Summit He said that the confab was to enable Northern and Southern elders and leaders of thought to discuss for constitutional harmony and stability of the country Utomi said that the virtual summit shall run from 11 00am to 3 00pm on Thursday For more clarification a very competent selection committee of the NPSG has already shortlisted about 120 eminent elders and leaders of thought from across various nationality groups Special interest platforms have been nominated by allies of the NPSG to participate in this historic National Confab based on their sterling leadership credentials and contributions toward making Nigeria viable and workable To this end a webinar invitation pass has been sent to all shortlisted participants to enable them to gain entry into the venue of the maiden virtual Pan Nigerian Confab Utomi said He said that some of the eminent Nigerians who made the selection list include Chief Emeka Anyaoku retired Gen TY Danjuma Prof Ben Nwabueze Dr Ahmed Joda Prof Ango Abdullahi Alhaji Tanko Yakassai retired Gen Alani Akinriade Chief Edwin Clark Chief Olu Falae and Chief Bisi Akande Others are Chief Audu Ogbeh Alhaji Balarabe Musa Dr Christopher Kolade Alabo Graham Douglas Hajia Inna Ciroma Dr Paul Unongo Chief Ayo Adebanjo Sen Iyorchia Ayu Mr Solomon Asemota retired Gen ABM Haruna and Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Also Junaid Mohammed Chief John Nwodo Obong Victor Attah Rt Hon Ghali Na aba Amb Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu Dr Ama Pepple Dr Olisa Agbakoba Mr Donald Duke Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed Prince Tony Momoh and Dr Obadiah Mailafia Utomi said that the list and 99 other eminent elders and leaders were shortlisted for the special national negotiation meeting Therefore attendance at the historic confab has been restricted to only these invited select Senior Citizens Statesmen Women and Leaders of thought in Nigeria He said that the meeting was being convened to enable them to fashion out concrete and popular synthesis for Nigeria s long standing democratic constitutional question The emergency closed door National Negotiation shall be expected to produce a high powered joint National Healing and Reconciliation Committee to further engage the Nigerian Peoples Stakeholders Government National Assembly The engagement will be on the nature and model of the people s constitution desired by all Nigerians toward a generally acceptable politico constitutional reforms for Nigeria he said He said that the summit was aimed at setting up high powered commission to harmonise northern and southern positions on the constitutional future of Nigeria He said that accredited media groups shall be given access to cover this historic event via https us02web zoom us j 83698145136 using the Zoom Meeting ID 836 9814 5136 Edited By Chioma Ugboma Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Nigeria @ 60: 120 eminent Nigerian elders, leaders for National Dialogue — Utomi
    Politics2 years ago

    Nigeria @ 60: 120 eminent Nigerian elders, leaders for National Dialogue — Utomi

    The Nigeria Political Summit Group (NPSG), in conjuction with National Consultative Front (NCFront), says it shall be convening an Emergency National Dialogue on the Constitutional Future of Nigeria on Oct. 1.

    The Summit’s Organising Committee in a statement issued by Prof. Pat Utomi on Wednesday  said that the summit was to urgently intervene and set machinery in motion for National Healing and Reconciliation.

    Utomi said that the step was to douse the heightening political tension in the country as the nation commemorated its 60 years of Independence on Thursday.

    According to him, the historic national Confab, which will be hosted virtually on zoom due to the current COVID-19 emergency world over, is tagged National Reconciliation and Healing Summit.

    He said that the confab was to enable Northern and Southern elders and leaders of thought to discuss for constitutional harmony and stability of the country.

    Utomi said that the virtual summit shall run from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday.

    “For more clarification, a very competent selection committee of the NPSG has already shortlisted about 120 eminent elders and leaders of thought from across various nationality groups.

    “Special interest platforms have been nominated by allies of the NPSG to participate in this historic National Confab based on their sterling leadership credentials and contributions toward making Nigeria viable and workable.

    “To this end, a webinar invitation/pass has been sent to all shortlisted participants to enable them to gain entry into the venue of the maiden virtual Pan Nigerian Confab,” Utomi said.

    He said that some of the eminent Nigerians, who made the selection list include: Chief Emeka Anyaoku, retired Gen. TY Danjuma, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Dr Ahmed Joda, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, retired Gen. Alani Akinriade, Chief Edwin Clark, Chief Olu Falae and Chief Bisi Akande.

    Others are: Chief Audu Ogbeh, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Dr Christopher Kolade, Alabo Graham Douglas, Hajia Inna Ciroma, Dr Paul Unongo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, Mr Solomon Asemota, retired Gen. ABM Haruna, and Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu.

    Also, Junaid Mohammed, Chief John Nwodo, Obong Victor Attah, Rt Hon Ghali Na’aba, Amb. Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu, Dr Ama Pepple,, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, Mr Donald Duke, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Prince Tony Momoh and Dr Obadiah Mailafia.

    Utomi said that the list and 99 other eminent elders and leaders were shortlisted for the special national negotiation meeting.

    “Therefore, attendance at the historic confab has been restricted to only these invited select Senior Citizens, Statesmen/Women and Leaders of thought in Nigeria.

    He said that the meeting was being convened to enable them to fashion out concrete and popular synthesis for Nigeria’s long standing democratic constitutional question.

    “The emergency closed door National Negotiation shall be expected to produce a high powered joint National Healing and Reconciliation Committee to further engage the Nigerian Peoples, Stakeholders, Government/ National Assembly.

    “The engagement will be on the nature and model of the people’s constitution desired by all Nigerians toward a generally acceptable politico constitutional reforms for Nigeria,” he said.

    He said that the summit was aimed at setting up high powered commission to harmonise northern and southern positions on the constitutional future of Nigeria.

    He said that accredited media groups shall be given access to cover this historic event via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83698145136 using the Zoom Meeting ID: 836 9814 5136.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

     

     

     

  •  The remains of Elder Jerome Shimbe Special Adviser to Gov Samuel Ortom on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs were buried at his Naka village Gwer West Local Government of Benue on Friday Among dignatries at the burial were Ortom former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu Sen Abba Moro Sen Orker Jev five members of the House of Representatives a former minister Dr Sam Ode among others The News Agency of Nigeira reports that the late adviser a commissioner in the administration of former Benue governor George Akume died on Sept 14 He was aged 64 Ortom in a speech at the funeral ceremony said that Shimbe was many things to many people adding that his death was so painful The pain is so much to a lot of us but we still give thanks to God It is very rare to see someone with such character committiment loyalty to duty and the people like Shimbe I am deeply pained by this loss He promised to renovate or build new structures in all primary schools located in urban areas in the state as the economy improves Ortom further appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate federal roads in Benue as they were currently not motorbable He said that most of the rural roads in Benue were captured in the 2020 budget adding that government was already aware of their conditions Earlier Ayu had said that the late adviser was a bridge builder kind and a great man who lived all his life for his people In his remark Prof James Ayatse the Tor Tiv said that the late adviser had tremendous respect for the traditional institution Represented by Chief Ambrose Iyortyer Tor Kwande Ayatse urged Tiv elite to learn from the humble lifestyle of the late politician adding that there was nothing in this world worth dying for NAN reports that religious leaders traditional rulers and other top government functionaries also attended the burial
    Shimbe, Gov Ortom’s aide, buried in Naka, Gwer West
     The remains of Elder Jerome Shimbe Special Adviser to Gov Samuel Ortom on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs were buried at his Naka village Gwer West Local Government of Benue on Friday Among dignatries at the burial were Ortom former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu Sen Abba Moro Sen Orker Jev five members of the House of Representatives a former minister Dr Sam Ode among others The News Agency of Nigeira reports that the late adviser a commissioner in the administration of former Benue governor George Akume died on Sept 14 He was aged 64 Ortom in a speech at the funeral ceremony said that Shimbe was many things to many people adding that his death was so painful The pain is so much to a lot of us but we still give thanks to God It is very rare to see someone with such character committiment loyalty to duty and the people like Shimbe I am deeply pained by this loss He promised to renovate or build new structures in all primary schools located in urban areas in the state as the economy improves Ortom further appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate federal roads in Benue as they were currently not motorbable He said that most of the rural roads in Benue were captured in the 2020 budget adding that government was already aware of their conditions Earlier Ayu had said that the late adviser was a bridge builder kind and a great man who lived all his life for his people In his remark Prof James Ayatse the Tor Tiv said that the late adviser had tremendous respect for the traditional institution Represented by Chief Ambrose Iyortyer Tor Kwande Ayatse urged Tiv elite to learn from the humble lifestyle of the late politician adding that there was nothing in this world worth dying for NAN reports that religious leaders traditional rulers and other top government functionaries also attended the burial
    Shimbe, Gov Ortom’s aide, buried in Naka, Gwer West
    General news2 years ago

    Shimbe, Gov Ortom’s aide, buried in Naka, Gwer West

    The remains of Elder Jerome Shimbe, Special Adviser to Gov Samuel Ortom on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, were buried at his Naka village, Gwer West Local Government of Benue, on Friday.

    Among dignatries at the burial were Ortom, former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu, Sen. Abba Moro, Sen. Orker Jev, five members of the House of Representatives, a former minister, Dr Sam Ode, among others.

    The News Agency of Nigeira , reports that the late adviser, a commissioner in the administration of former Benue governor George Akume, died on Sept 14. He was aged 64.

    Ortom, in a speech at the funeral ceremony, said that Shimbe was many things to many people, adding that his death was “so painful”.

    “The pain is so much to a lot of us but we still give thanks to God. It is very rare to see someone with such character, committiment, loyalty to duty and the people, like Shimbe. I am deeply pained by this loss.”

    He promised to renovate or build new structures in all primary schools located in urban areas in the state as the economy improves.

    Ortom further appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate federal roads in Benue as they were currently not motorbable.

    He said that most of the rural roads in Benue were captured in the 2020 budget, adding that government was already aware of their conditions.

    Earlier, Ayu had said that the late adviser was a bridge builder, kind and a great man who lived all his life for his people.

    In his remark, Prof. James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv, said that the late adviser had tremendous respect for the traditional institution.

    Represented by Chief Ambrose Iyortyer, Tor Kwande, Ayatse urged Tiv elite to learn from the humble lifestyle of the late politician, adding that there was nothing in this world worth dying for.

    NAN reports that religious leaders, traditional rulers and other top government functionaries also attended the burial.

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