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  •  A Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to accept and publish Godswill Akpabio s name as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC for the 2023 Akwa Ibom Senatorial District election Delivering judgment Justice Emeka Nwite held that INEC s refusal to accept and publish the name of Akpabio former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs was in contradiction with the law having received the name from the APC as its valid candidate Nwite who said that the electoral umpire acted illegally said the commission lacked power to have disqualified the 2nd plaintiff Akpabio The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the suit filed before Nwite marked 10112022 the APC and Akpabio are 1st and 2nd plaintiffs respectively while INEC is the sole defendant Justice Nwite found that Akpabio was validly nominated as the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District candidate of the APC from the primary conducted by the party s National Working Committee NWC on June 9 2022 The judge declared that INEC is bound by the provisions of Section 29 3 of the Electoral Act to publish only the personal particulars of the candidate of the first plaintiff for the Akwa Iborn North West Senatorial District elections in the person of the second plaintiff Akpabio as received from the first plaintiff The judge also declared that INEC cannot publish any other name or particulars of any other candidate as candidate of the APC for the senatorial district elections except as nominated submitted and received from the first plaintiff APC Justice Nwite rejected INEC s claimed that it declined to monitor the primary conducted by APC on June 9 which produced Akpabio as the party s candidate because it had monitored the one conducted on May 27 The judge faulted INEC for electing to monitor the May 27 primary conducted by an illegal faction of the party led by Augustine Ekanem as against the June 9 primary conducted by the APC NWC an organ of the party authorised by law to conduct such primaries Justice Nwite said I am of the view that the defendant INEC cannot choose and impose a candidate on a political party The fact that INEC chose to monitor an illegal primary and produced a report cannot give it legitimacy INEC cannot unilaterally pronounced a primary conducted by a political party or a candidate submitted to it as invalid without a valid court order the judge said He held that there is no law empowering INEC to refuse to accept and publish the name of a candidate sent to it by a political party without an order of court The consequences of the defendant s INEC s failure to monitor the legal primary conducted on June 9 by the first plaintiff cannot be visited on the plaintiffs The defendant lacks the vires to usurp or assume the power of the court to disqualify a candidate he said The judge noted that it was not in doubt that there were two 2 primaries conducted by the APC for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District one by the NWC of the APC and the other by Augustine Ekanem an illegal factional chairman of the APC in the state He also said that INEC accepted correspondence from the said Augustine Ekanem an impostor and monitored an illegal primaries not conducted by the NWC of APC He further said that despite being invited and notified INEC chose not to attend the validly conducted primary of the APC for the state s senatorial district where Akpabio was elected and nominated but decided to term the primary illegal Nwite then ordered INEC to publish the name and particulars of Akpabio as the candidate of the APC for the Akwa Iborn North West Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections as nominated and submitted to it by the party I hereby declared that the defendant INEC publish the name of the 2nd plaintifff as the authentic candidate he ruled NAN reports that INEC had recently cautioned the APC against its choice of candidate for the Akwa Ibom North west Senatorial seat The commission said the name of the ex minister submitted by the party remained invalid until the party followed due process Udom Ekpoudom had emerged as the party s candidate in the earlier primary supervised by INEC officials in the constituency However the APC submitted the name of Akpabio in his place having won the second primary conducted by the party INEC spokesperson Festus Okoye in an interview however said that the commission rejected Akpabio s name because he was not the validly nominated candidate for the senatorial district NewsSourceCredit NAN
    REOPENED-Court orders INEC to accept Akpabio’s name as APC senatorial candidate
     A Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to accept and publish Godswill Akpabio s name as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC for the 2023 Akwa Ibom Senatorial District election Delivering judgment Justice Emeka Nwite held that INEC s refusal to accept and publish the name of Akpabio former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs was in contradiction with the law having received the name from the APC as its valid candidate Nwite who said that the electoral umpire acted illegally said the commission lacked power to have disqualified the 2nd plaintiff Akpabio The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the suit filed before Nwite marked 10112022 the APC and Akpabio are 1st and 2nd plaintiffs respectively while INEC is the sole defendant Justice Nwite found that Akpabio was validly nominated as the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District candidate of the APC from the primary conducted by the party s National Working Committee NWC on June 9 2022 The judge declared that INEC is bound by the provisions of Section 29 3 of the Electoral Act to publish only the personal particulars of the candidate of the first plaintiff for the Akwa Iborn North West Senatorial District elections in the person of the second plaintiff Akpabio as received from the first plaintiff The judge also declared that INEC cannot publish any other name or particulars of any other candidate as candidate of the APC for the senatorial district elections except as nominated submitted and received from the first plaintiff APC Justice Nwite rejected INEC s claimed that it declined to monitor the primary conducted by APC on June 9 which produced Akpabio as the party s candidate because it had monitored the one conducted on May 27 The judge faulted INEC for electing to monitor the May 27 primary conducted by an illegal faction of the party led by Augustine Ekanem as against the June 9 primary conducted by the APC NWC an organ of the party authorised by law to conduct such primaries Justice Nwite said I am of the view that the defendant INEC cannot choose and impose a candidate on a political party The fact that INEC chose to monitor an illegal primary and produced a report cannot give it legitimacy INEC cannot unilaterally pronounced a primary conducted by a political party or a candidate submitted to it as invalid without a valid court order the judge said He held that there is no law empowering INEC to refuse to accept and publish the name of a candidate sent to it by a political party without an order of court The consequences of the defendant s INEC s failure to monitor the legal primary conducted on June 9 by the first plaintiff cannot be visited on the plaintiffs The defendant lacks the vires to usurp or assume the power of the court to disqualify a candidate he said The judge noted that it was not in doubt that there were two 2 primaries conducted by the APC for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District one by the NWC of the APC and the other by Augustine Ekanem an illegal factional chairman of the APC in the state He also said that INEC accepted correspondence from the said Augustine Ekanem an impostor and monitored an illegal primaries not conducted by the NWC of APC He further said that despite being invited and notified INEC chose not to attend the validly conducted primary of the APC for the state s senatorial district where Akpabio was elected and nominated but decided to term the primary illegal Nwite then ordered INEC to publish the name and particulars of Akpabio as the candidate of the APC for the Akwa Iborn North West Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections as nominated and submitted to it by the party I hereby declared that the defendant INEC publish the name of the 2nd plaintifff as the authentic candidate he ruled NAN reports that INEC had recently cautioned the APC against its choice of candidate for the Akwa Ibom North west Senatorial seat The commission said the name of the ex minister submitted by the party remained invalid until the party followed due process Udom Ekpoudom had emerged as the party s candidate in the earlier primary supervised by INEC officials in the constituency However the APC submitted the name of Akpabio in his place having won the second primary conducted by the party INEC spokesperson Festus Okoye in an interview however said that the commission rejected Akpabio s name because he was not the validly nominated candidate for the senatorial district NewsSourceCredit NAN
    REOPENED-Court orders INEC to accept Akpabio’s name as APC senatorial candidate
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    REOPENED-Court orders INEC to accept Akpabio’s name as APC senatorial candidate

    A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish Godswill Akpabio’s name as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2023 Akwa Ibom Senatorial District election.

    Delivering judgment, Justice Emeka Nwite,  held that INEC’s refusal to accept and publish the name of Akpabio, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, was in contradiction with the law, having received the name from the APC as its valid candidate.

    Nwite, who said that the electoral umpire acted illegally, said the commission lacked power to have disqualified the 2nd plaintiff (Akpabio).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the suit filed before Nwite marked: 10112022, the APC and Akpabio are 1st and 2nd plaintiffs respectively while INEC is the sole defendant.

    Justice Nwite found that Akpabio was validly nominated as the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District candidate of the APC from the primary conducted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on June 9, 2022.The judge declared that INEC “is bound by the provisions of Section 29 (3) of the Electoral Act to publish only the personal particulars of the candidate of the first plaintiff for the Akwa Iborn North West Senatorial District elections in the person of the second plaintiff (Akpabio) as received from the first plaintiff.

    The judge also declared that INEC  cannot publish any other name or particulars of any other candidate as candidate of the APC for the senatorial district elections, “except as nominated, submitted and received from the first plaintiff (APC).

    ”Justice Nwite rejected INEC’s claimed that it declined to monitor the primary conducted by APC on June 9, which produced Akpabio as the party’s candidate, because it had monitored the one conducted on May 27.The judge faulted INEC for electing to monitor the May 27 primary conducted by an illegal  faction of the party led by Augustine Ekanem as against the June 9 primary conducted by the APC NWC, an organ of the party authorised by law to conduct such primaries.

    Justice Nwite said: “I am of the view that the defendant (INEC)  cannot choose and impose a candidate on a political party.

    “The fact that INEC chose to monitor an illegal primary and produced a report, cannot give it legitimacy.

    “INEC cannot unilaterally pronounced a primary conducted by a political  party or a candidate submitted to it as invalid, without a valid  court order,” the judge said.

    He held that there is no law empowering INEC to refuse to accept and publish the name of a  candidate sent to it by a political party without an order of court.

    “The consequences of the defendant’s (INEC’s)  failure to monitor the legal primary conducted on June 9 by the first plaintiff, cannot be visited on the plaintiffs.

    “The defendant lacks the vires to usurp or assume the power of the court to disqualify a candidate,” he said.

    The judge  noted that it was not in doubt that there were two (2) primaries conducted by the APC for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District; one by the NWC of the APC, and the other by Augustine Ekanem, an illegal factional chairman of the APC in the state.

    He also said that INEC accepted correspondence from the said Augustine Ekanem an impostor and monitored an illegal primaries not conducted by the NWC of APC.

    He further said that despite being invited and notified, INEC chose not to attend the validly conducted primary of the APC for the state’s senatorial district where Akpabio was elected and nominated, but decided to term the primary illegal.

    Nwite then ordered INEC to publish the name and particulars of Akpabio as the candidate of the APC for the Akwa Iborn North West Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections as nominated and submitted to it by the party.

    “I hereby declared that the defendant (INEC) publish the name of the 2nd plaintifff as the authentic candidate,” he ruled.

    NAN reports that INEC had recently cautioned the APC against its choice of candidate for the Akwa Ibom North-west Senatorial seat.

    The commission said the name of the ex-minister submitted by the party remained invalid until the party followed due process.

    Udom Ekpoudom had emerged as the party’s candidate in the earlier primary supervised by INEC officials in the constituency.

    However, the APC submitted the name of Akpabio in his place, having won the second primary conducted by the party.

    INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye, in an interview however, said that the commission rejected Akpabio’s name because he was not the validly nominated candidate for the senatorial district.


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  •  The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has adopted a grassroots structure for its electioneering campaign for the 2023 general election The PDP National Publicity Secretary Mr Debo Ologunagba said this at the end of the meeting of the National Working Committee NWC of the party in Abuja Ologunagba said that the party also approved a unified campaign structure for its campaign across the country for the general election He said that the NWC at its 97th meeting deliberated on issues of urgent national importance as well as the preparations for the 2023 general election NEC also approved the structure for campaign councils at the states local government ward and unit levels while it unanimously empower the NWC to modify and adjust the structures of the campaign councils as and when the need arises NEC received and approved the proposed structure for Zonal Reconciliation Committees to be set up to ensure that our party presents a common front ahead of the 2023 general elections NEC also received and approved the composition of the Manifesto Review Committee to review the manifesto of the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election he said The national publicity secretary said that NEC also charged party faithful to remain united in rallying toward the success of the PDP at the 2023 general election He said that NEC also decried the current state of the nation s economy and the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU among others Ologunagba added that the NEC unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the party National Working Committee NWC led by Sen Iyorchia Ayu for effectively managing the affairs of the party He said that NEC also endorsed the resignation of the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees Sen Walid Jibrin and accepted the nomination of Sen Adolphus Wabara the Secretary of the BoT as the acting Chairman NEC thanked Jibrin for his loyalty and commitment toward the unity stability and success of the Party at all times and urged him not to relent in his service to the Party and the Nation at large he said Ologunagba said that NEC congratulated the party as well as the Osun Governor Elect Sen Ademola Adeleke for PDP victory at the July 16 governorship election NEC unanimously ratified the list of candidates of the party as submitted to the INEC by the NWC he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP adopts grassroots structure for 2023 campaign
     The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has adopted a grassroots structure for its electioneering campaign for the 2023 general election The PDP National Publicity Secretary Mr Debo Ologunagba said this at the end of the meeting of the National Working Committee NWC of the party in Abuja Ologunagba said that the party also approved a unified campaign structure for its campaign across the country for the general election He said that the NWC at its 97th meeting deliberated on issues of urgent national importance as well as the preparations for the 2023 general election NEC also approved the structure for campaign councils at the states local government ward and unit levels while it unanimously empower the NWC to modify and adjust the structures of the campaign councils as and when the need arises NEC received and approved the proposed structure for Zonal Reconciliation Committees to be set up to ensure that our party presents a common front ahead of the 2023 general elections NEC also received and approved the composition of the Manifesto Review Committee to review the manifesto of the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election he said The national publicity secretary said that NEC also charged party faithful to remain united in rallying toward the success of the PDP at the 2023 general election He said that NEC also decried the current state of the nation s economy and the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU among others Ologunagba added that the NEC unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the party National Working Committee NWC led by Sen Iyorchia Ayu for effectively managing the affairs of the party He said that NEC also endorsed the resignation of the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees Sen Walid Jibrin and accepted the nomination of Sen Adolphus Wabara the Secretary of the BoT as the acting Chairman NEC thanked Jibrin for his loyalty and commitment toward the unity stability and success of the Party at all times and urged him not to relent in his service to the Party and the Nation at large he said Ologunagba said that NEC congratulated the party as well as the Osun Governor Elect Sen Ademola Adeleke for PDP victory at the July 16 governorship election NEC unanimously ratified the list of candidates of the party as submitted to the INEC by the NWC he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP adopts grassroots structure for 2023 campaign
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    PDP adopts grassroots structure for 2023 campaign

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted a grassroots structure for its electioneering campaign for the 2023 general election.

    The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba said this at the end of the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the  party  in Abuja.

    Ologunagba said that the party also approved a unified campaign structure for its campaign across the country, for the general election.

    He said that the NWC at its 97th meeting deliberated on issues of urgent national importance as well as the preparations for the 2023 general election.

    “NEC also approved the structure for campaign councils at the states, local government, ward and unit levels, while it unanimously empower the NWC to modify and adjust the structures of the campaign councils as and when the need arises.

    “NEC received and approved the proposed structure for Zonal Reconciliation Committees to be set up to ensure that our party presents a common front ahead of the 2023 general elections.

    “NEC also received and approved the composition of the Manifesto Review Committee to review the manifesto of the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election,”he said.

    The national publicity secretary, said that NEC also charged party faithful to remain united in rallying toward the success of the PDP at the 2023 general election.

    He said that NEC also decried the current state of the nation’s economy and the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) among others.

    Ologunagba added that the NEC unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the party National Working Committee (NWC) led by Sen.  Iyorchia Ayu for effectively managing the affairs of the party.

    He said that NEC also endorsed the resignation of the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jibrin and accepted the nomination of Sen. Adolphus Wabara, the Secretary of the BoT, as the acting Chairman.

    “NEC thanked Jibrin for his loyalty and commitment toward the unity, stability and success of the Party at all times and urged him not to relent in his service to the Party and the Nation at large,”he said.

    Ologunagba said that NEC congratulated the party as well as the Osun Governor-Elect, Sen. Ademola Adeleke for PDP victory at the July 16 governorship election.

    “NEC unanimously ratified the list of candidates of the party as submitted to the INEC by the NWC,” he  said 
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP says it is set with its 2023 National Presidential Campaign Council list The party National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday night after the party National Caucus meeting in Abuja Ologunagba who did not disclose details of the list added that the party was ready for it Board of Trustees BoT and the National Executive Council meetings scheduled for Thursday where the list would be approved The party is set to go and ready for the elections We are ready for the Thursday BoT meeting and caucus meeting All issues were resolved and we are happy as a party and we are ready to go because the mission to rescue and rebuild our country is going on in line with the plan of our party We are set to go We are ready The organs of the party are working You can see that PDP is truly a party Every decision of this party is in line with the constitution of our party We go through all processes through the organs of the part in line with all the regulations and the constitution as provided for We are doing well We are happy We are smiling We are fine and we are set to go Tomorrow we will be going on with our BoT and NEC meeting the campaign council is ready in terms of the structures and we are ready to go Ologunagba said When asked why many of the party governors were absent at the meeting Ologunagba said many were on holiday outside the country but were fully represented by their deputies Asked who would be Chairman of the Campaign Council the party Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar quickly said it will be made available after the Thursday meeting Ologunagba earlier in a chat with journalists had denied a hint that members of the National Working Committee NWC asked Ayu to resign his chairmanship position at the NWC meeting held last Thursday Ologunagba said nothing of such was discussed at the NWC meeting saying issues discussed were majorly the agenda of the NEC meeting composition of the National Campaign Council among others The caucus meeting was attended by PDP National Chairman Sen Iyorchia Ayu Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State his Bauchi and Bayelsa counterparts Governors Bala Mohammed and Duoye Diri respectively Others were the Chairman and Secretary of the PDP Board of Trustees Senators Walid Jibrin and Adolphus Wagbara respectively Deputy Governors of Edo and Benue Philip Shuaibu and Benson Abounu respectively As the end of the meeting some protesters converged outside the gate of the Akwa Ibom Governor s Lodge chanting Ayu must go We want justice in PDP and PDP National Chairman North Others read PDP BoT Chairman North PDP Presidential Candidate North PDP Governors Forum Chairman North and Ayu respect yourself NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP National Presidential Campaign Council set – Ologunagba
      The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP says it is set with its 2023 National Presidential Campaign Council list The party National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday night after the party National Caucus meeting in Abuja Ologunagba who did not disclose details of the list added that the party was ready for it Board of Trustees BoT and the National Executive Council meetings scheduled for Thursday where the list would be approved The party is set to go and ready for the elections We are ready for the Thursday BoT meeting and caucus meeting All issues were resolved and we are happy as a party and we are ready to go because the mission to rescue and rebuild our country is going on in line with the plan of our party We are set to go We are ready The organs of the party are working You can see that PDP is truly a party Every decision of this party is in line with the constitution of our party We go through all processes through the organs of the part in line with all the regulations and the constitution as provided for We are doing well We are happy We are smiling We are fine and we are set to go Tomorrow we will be going on with our BoT and NEC meeting the campaign council is ready in terms of the structures and we are ready to go Ologunagba said When asked why many of the party governors were absent at the meeting Ologunagba said many were on holiday outside the country but were fully represented by their deputies Asked who would be Chairman of the Campaign Council the party Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar quickly said it will be made available after the Thursday meeting Ologunagba earlier in a chat with journalists had denied a hint that members of the National Working Committee NWC asked Ayu to resign his chairmanship position at the NWC meeting held last Thursday Ologunagba said nothing of such was discussed at the NWC meeting saying issues discussed were majorly the agenda of the NEC meeting composition of the National Campaign Council among others The caucus meeting was attended by PDP National Chairman Sen Iyorchia Ayu Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State his Bauchi and Bayelsa counterparts Governors Bala Mohammed and Duoye Diri respectively Others were the Chairman and Secretary of the PDP Board of Trustees Senators Walid Jibrin and Adolphus Wagbara respectively Deputy Governors of Edo and Benue Philip Shuaibu and Benson Abounu respectively As the end of the meeting some protesters converged outside the gate of the Akwa Ibom Governor s Lodge chanting Ayu must go We want justice in PDP and PDP National Chairman North Others read PDP BoT Chairman North PDP Presidential Candidate North PDP Governors Forum Chairman North and Ayu respect yourself NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP National Presidential Campaign Council set – Ologunagba
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    PDP National Presidential Campaign Council set – Ologunagba

     The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is set with its 2023 National Presidential Campaign Council list.

    The party National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday night after the party National Caucus meeting in Abuja.

    Ologunagba , who did not disclose details of the list, added that the party was ready for it Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Executive Council meetings scheduled for Thursday, where the list would be approved.

    “The party is set to go and ready for the elections.

    We are ready for the Thursday BoT meeting and caucus meeting.

    “All issues were resolved and we are happy as a party and we are ready to go because the mission to rescue and rebuild our country is going on in line with the plan of our party.

    “We are set to go.

    We are ready.

    The organs of the party are working.

    You can see that PDP is truly a party.

    “Every decision of this party is in line with the constitution of our party.

    We go through all processes through the organs of the part in line with all the regulations and the constitution, as provided for.

    “We are doing well.

    We are happy.

    We are smiling.

    We are fine and we are set to go.

    “Tomorrow, we will be going on with our BoT and NEC meeting, the campaign council is ready, in terms of the structures and we are ready to go,” Ologunagba said.

    When asked why many of the party governors were absent at the meeting, Ologunagba said many were on holiday outside the country but were fully represented by their deputies.

    Asked who would be Chairman of the Campaign Council, the party Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, quickly said “it will be made available after the Thursday meeting.

    ” Ologunagba, earlier in a chat with journalists, had denied a hint that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) asked Ayu to resign his chairmanship position at the NWC meeting held last Thursday.

    Ologunagba said nothing of such was discussed at the NWC meeting, saying issues discussed were majorly the agenda of the NEC meeting, composition of the National Campaign Council, among others.

    The caucus meeting was attended by PDP National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, his Bauchi and Bayelsa counterparts, Governors Bala Mohammed and Duoye Diri, respectively.

    Others were the Chairman and Secretary of the PDP Board of Trustees, Senators Walid Jibrin and Adolphus Wagbara, respectively; Deputy Governors of Edo and Benue, Philip Shuaibu and Benson Abounu respectively.

    As the end of the meeting, some protesters converged outside the gate of the Akwa-Ibom Governor’s Lodge chanting “Ayu must go”;  “We want justice in PDP” and  “PDP National Chairman – North”.

    Others read: “PDP BoT Chairman-North”; “PDP Presidential Candidate-North”,; PDP Governors Forum Chairman – North” and “Ayu respect yourself”. 


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  •  Dumebi Kachikwu embattled African Democratic Congress ADC presidential candidate says he remain the party s candidate for 2023 election in spite of his purported suspension by the National Working Committee NWC Kachikwu said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ADC NWC headed by Chief Ralph Nwosu had last Friday suspended him from the party for alleged anti party activities But Kachikwu blamed the problem on the chairman of the party Chief Ralph Nwosu For those who do not know Nwosu is the longest serving chairman of a political party in the history of Nigeria He has been serving for the past 17 years you must understand that this is contrary to the provision of constitution of the ADC which says that a chairman of the ADC can hold position maximum for consecutive period of two terms of four years each For some reasons best known to INEC we do not know how Nwosu was able to hold on to that position for the past 17 years he said Kachikwu said that tenure of Nwosu and all members of the NWC elapsed on Aug 28 Nwosu sought for tenure elongation he reached me directly and indirectly pleading for us to extend his tenure he said Kachikwu said that the forum of state chairmen of the party however kicked against the planned tenure elongation saying it was illegal Since his tenure has lapsed it is only the National Executive Council NEC made up of state chairmen of the party which has the power to run the affairs of the party and take decisions That was why the elements behind my purported suspension sent out an unsigned document to the media since none of them have any mandate to take any legal action on behalf of the ADC having ended their tenure since Aug 28 he said Kachikwu said that his purported suspension was due to his stance that the party constitution must be upheld I told them that as the presidential candidate of the party I will do everything to uphold the constitution of the ADC he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I’m still ADC presidential candidate: Kachikwu
     Dumebi Kachikwu embattled African Democratic Congress ADC presidential candidate says he remain the party s candidate for 2023 election in spite of his purported suspension by the National Working Committee NWC Kachikwu said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ADC NWC headed by Chief Ralph Nwosu had last Friday suspended him from the party for alleged anti party activities But Kachikwu blamed the problem on the chairman of the party Chief Ralph Nwosu For those who do not know Nwosu is the longest serving chairman of a political party in the history of Nigeria He has been serving for the past 17 years you must understand that this is contrary to the provision of constitution of the ADC which says that a chairman of the ADC can hold position maximum for consecutive period of two terms of four years each For some reasons best known to INEC we do not know how Nwosu was able to hold on to that position for the past 17 years he said Kachikwu said that tenure of Nwosu and all members of the NWC elapsed on Aug 28 Nwosu sought for tenure elongation he reached me directly and indirectly pleading for us to extend his tenure he said Kachikwu said that the forum of state chairmen of the party however kicked against the planned tenure elongation saying it was illegal Since his tenure has lapsed it is only the National Executive Council NEC made up of state chairmen of the party which has the power to run the affairs of the party and take decisions That was why the elements behind my purported suspension sent out an unsigned document to the media since none of them have any mandate to take any legal action on behalf of the ADC having ended their tenure since Aug 28 he said Kachikwu said that his purported suspension was due to his stance that the party constitution must be upheld I told them that as the presidential candidate of the party I will do everything to uphold the constitution of the ADC he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I’m still ADC presidential candidate: Kachikwu
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    I’m still ADC presidential candidate: Kachikwu

    Dumebi Kachikwu, embattled African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate, says he remain the party’s candidate for 2023 election, in spite of his purported suspension by the National Working Committee (NWC).

    Kachikwu said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ADC NWC, headed by Chief Ralph Nwosu had last Friday suspended him from the party for alleged anti-party activities.

    But Kachikwu blamed the problem on the chairman of the party, Chief Ralph Nwosu.

    “For those who do not know,  Nwosu is the longest serving chairman of a political party in the history of Nigeria.

    “He has been serving for the past 17 years, you must understand that this is contrary to the provision of constitution of the ADC which says that a chairman of the ADC can hold position maximum for consecutive period of two terms of four years each.

    “For some reasons best known to INEC we do not know how Nwosu was able to hold on to that position for the past 17 years,” he said.

    Kachikwu said that tenure of Nwosu and all members of the NWC elapsed on Aug. 28.“Nwosu  sought for tenure elongation, he  reached me directly and indirectly pleading for us to extend his tenure,” he said.

    Kachikwu said that the forum of state chairmen of the party, however, kicked against the planned tenure elongation saying it was illegal. 

    “Since his tenure has lapsed it is only the National Executive Council (NEC), made up of state chairmen of the party, which has the power to run the affairs of the party and take decisions.

    “That was why the elements behind my purported suspension sent out an unsigned document to the media since none of them have any mandate to take any legal action on behalf of the ADC having ended their tenure since Aug.28,” he said.

    Kachikwu said that his purported suspension was due to his stance that the party constitution must be upheld.

    ” I told them that as the presidential candidate of the party I will do everything to uphold the constitution of the ADC,” he said.

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  •  The African Democratic Congress ADC Governorship Candidates Forum on Monday passed a vote of confidence on the party s Mr Ralph Nwosu led National Working Committee NWC Sen Zagi Caleb Chairman of the forum who announced this on Monday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen said the party had resolved to rescue the country from the present socio economic and political challenges Zagi who is the ADC Kaduna State governorship candidate spoke at the end of an emergency closed door meeting between the party s NWC and its 28 governorship candidates for the 2023 General Elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the position of the forum was coming after its National Executive Committee NEC extended Nwosu s tenure by one year last week NEC decision followed attempt by a section of the party s state chairmen to unseat Nwosu who argued that the tenure elongation breached the provisions of the party constitution But the 28 governorship candidates insisted that the NEC decision superseded the interest of aggrieved members of the party bent on displacing the Nwosu led NWC We sat for over two hours and we have agreed generally that the party is supreme the decision of NEC remains supreme And so every candidate whether Presidential Governorship Senatorial House of Representatives or State Assembly candidates must subject themselves to party supremacy We have resolved to keep the party intact we have chosen this party because of the quality leadership it has Zagi said He added that ADC remains the only party with candidates on a rescue mission therefore we throw our support behind the NWC and urge every candidate to be loyal to the party He urged party members to remain loyal to the party leadership and follow its instructions and allow its NWC run its affairs and activities in accordance with its laid down manifesto and Constitution This he said was the only way to save the country and rescue the nation from the current challenges He further added that the party s candidates had resolved to campaign hard in their various states and to ensure that there was no crack within its fold ahead of 2023 General Elections Zagi called on the party s NWC its NEC and state chairmen to remain focused and ensure the party received the needed necessary support it deserved We must keep our eyes on the ball remain focused and do what we are out to do so we can rescue the country from the present challenge he said Earlier Nwosu the ADC National Chairman said the meeting was to present certificates of return to the party s 28 governorship candidates as well as to inaugurate its forum www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ADC Governorship Candidates’ Forum passes vote of confidence on Nwosu-led NWC
     The African Democratic Congress ADC Governorship Candidates Forum on Monday passed a vote of confidence on the party s Mr Ralph Nwosu led National Working Committee NWC Sen Zagi Caleb Chairman of the forum who announced this on Monday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen said the party had resolved to rescue the country from the present socio economic and political challenges Zagi who is the ADC Kaduna State governorship candidate spoke at the end of an emergency closed door meeting between the party s NWC and its 28 governorship candidates for the 2023 General Elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the position of the forum was coming after its National Executive Committee NEC extended Nwosu s tenure by one year last week NEC decision followed attempt by a section of the party s state chairmen to unseat Nwosu who argued that the tenure elongation breached the provisions of the party constitution But the 28 governorship candidates insisted that the NEC decision superseded the interest of aggrieved members of the party bent on displacing the Nwosu led NWC We sat for over two hours and we have agreed generally that the party is supreme the decision of NEC remains supreme And so every candidate whether Presidential Governorship Senatorial House of Representatives or State Assembly candidates must subject themselves to party supremacy We have resolved to keep the party intact we have chosen this party because of the quality leadership it has Zagi said He added that ADC remains the only party with candidates on a rescue mission therefore we throw our support behind the NWC and urge every candidate to be loyal to the party He urged party members to remain loyal to the party leadership and follow its instructions and allow its NWC run its affairs and activities in accordance with its laid down manifesto and Constitution This he said was the only way to save the country and rescue the nation from the current challenges He further added that the party s candidates had resolved to campaign hard in their various states and to ensure that there was no crack within its fold ahead of 2023 General Elections Zagi called on the party s NWC its NEC and state chairmen to remain focused and ensure the party received the needed necessary support it deserved We must keep our eyes on the ball remain focused and do what we are out to do so we can rescue the country from the present challenge he said Earlier Nwosu the ADC National Chairman said the meeting was to present certificates of return to the party s 28 governorship candidates as well as to inaugurate its forum www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ADC Governorship Candidates’ Forum passes vote of confidence on Nwosu-led NWC
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    ADC Governorship Candidates’ Forum passes vote of confidence on Nwosu-led NWC

    The African Democratic Congress (ADC) Governorship Candidates’ Forum  on Monday, passed a vote of confidence on the party’s Mr Ralph Nwosu-led National Working Committee (NWC).

    Sen. Zagi Caleb, Chairman of the forum,who announced this on Monday in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen said the party had resolved ”to rescue the country from the present socio- economic and political challenges.

    ”Zagi, who is the ADC Kaduna State governorship candidate, spoke at the end of an emergency closed-door meeting between the party’s NWC and its 28 governorship candidates for the 2023 General Elections.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the position of the forum was coming after its National Executive Committee (NEC) extended Nwosu’s  tenure by one year last week.

    ”NEC decision followed attempt by a section of the party’s state chairmen to unseat Nwosu, who argued that  the tenure elongation breached the provisions of the party constitution.

    ”But the 28 governorship candidates insisted that the NEC decision superseded the interest of aggrieved members of the party bent on displacing the Nwosu-led NWC.

    “We sat for over two hours and we have agreed generally that the party is supreme, the decision of NEC remains supreme.

    “And so, every candidate, whether Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives, or State Assembly candidates must subject themselves to party supremacy.

    “We have resolved to keep the party intact, we have chosen this party because of the quality leadership it has,” Zagi said.

    He added that ”ADC remains the only party with candidates on a rescue mission,” therefore ”we throw our support behind the NWC and urge every candidate to be loyal to the party.

    ”He urged party members to remain loyal to the party leadership and  follow its instructions and allow its NWC run its affairs and activities in accordance with its laid down manifesto and Constitution.

    This, he said, ”was the only way to save the country and rescue the nation from the current challenges.

    ”He further added that the party’s candidates had resolved to campaign hard in their various states and to ensure that there was no crack within its fold ahead of 2023 General Elections.

    Zagi called on the party’s NWC, its NEC and state chairmen to remain focused and ensure the party received the needed necessary support it deserved.

    “We must keep our eyes on the ball, remain focused and do what we are out to do so we can rescue the country from the present challenge,” he said.

    Earlier, Nwosu, the ADC National Chairman said the meeting was to present certificates of return to the party’s 28 governorship candidates as well as to inaugurate its forum ( www.


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  •  NAN President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week described football as our passion and a major tool for unity According to him football remains the number one sport in Nigeria and a national asset saying that his administration will resist any attempt to undermine its development Buhari stated this when he received the 10 year Football Development Master Plan submitted by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare on Tuesday in Abuja He said It is the responsibility of the government to safeguard the sport which had brought Nigeria many laurels and treat it as a national asset Indeed just as I expect and demand a higher standard of patriotism responsibility and commitment from those charged with the administration of our football On the same day the president also hosted the Indian Minister of State External and Parliamentary Affairs Vellamvelly Muraleedharan recollecting his one year training in the country as a military officer The Nigerian leader who received the Indian minister in the State House Abuja recalled his 1973 visit to India it was a very good experience I think I was a Lt Col then and I spent a year in India We traveled and met people from different countries It became part of my success story in the military Buhari said The Presidency equally condemned The Guardian Newspaper s editorial calling for the impeachment of Buhari Malam Garba Shehu the president s media aide made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja The presidential aide frowned at the way and manner the newspaper had taken up the role of regular antagonist and political opponent of the president and his party the All Progressives Congress APC The president also reacted to the cold blooded murder of a Yobe based Islamic cleric Sheikh Goni Aisami directing Military authorities to flush out all those elements in the army with criminal tendencies Aisami was murdered by a callous soldier he had offered a lift as confirmed by the Police The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigerian army had already dismissed the two erring soldiers John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon for their alleged involvement in the killing of Aisami The acting commander officer in charge of army s 241 Recce Battalion in Nguru Ibrahim Osabo told newsmen on Saturday that a joint board of inquiry set up in collaboration with the police found the soldiers guilty Osabo said the affected soldiers were dismissed on a two count charge of failure to perform duties and conduct prejudice to service discipline Buhari also on Tuesday condoled with residents in towns and villages affected by flooding across the country According to him the Federal Government will keep sending teams to assess the situation with a view to rendering all necessary help He expressed concern over the hardships being faced by people due to this natural calamity Buhari reiterated his unwavering commitment to support and campaign for only candidates of the All Progressives Congress APC in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections The president made his position known in a statement by his media aide Malam Garba Shehu on Wednesday in Abuja According to Buhari he remains a disciplined soldier of the All Progressives Congress APC and will in all the coming elections support only those candidates fielded by the party and no other The Nigerian leader also warned defected party members and some others who are still in court against official candidates of the APC that they were on their own and nobody outside the party should link what they are doing to him NAN reports that already the presidential candidate of the APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had hailed Buhari s decision to only support candidates of the party in the upcoming 2023 elections Tinubu praised the president while speaking in Abuja as he received APC national working committee NWC members at the campaign office on Saturday He described Buhari as a bold strong leader for taking the stand On Wednesday Buhari presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC in the State House Abuja NAN reports that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also joined the meeting physically for the first time since he underwent surgery following an injury he sustained while playing squash Osinbajo who underwent surgical operation on July 16 at the Duchess International Hospital Ikeja Lagos had been attending FEC meetings virtually from his official residence in Abuja while recuperating from the surgery The council approved N43 6 billion for construction and reconstruction of roads in Borno Yobe Adamawa Gombe and Bauchi states It also approved N11 1 billion for the reconstruction of an intra city road in Lagos State and N718 million for security services and surveillance of the Abuja light rail transportation He also congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto Sa ad Abubakar 111 on his 66th birthday on Wednesday joining family members friends and Muslim Ummah in celebrating with the spiritual leader He noted with delight that the Sultan had continued to champion the cause of peace and unity in the country by regularly counselling institutions professionals and public servants to abide by acceptable standards The president hosted Mr Holm Keller the Executive Chairman of KENUP Foundation and representative of the CEO of BioNTech the mRNA vaccine patent holder in Africa on Thursday in Abuja At the meeting Buhari welcomed the exploratory interactions between Nigerian biomedical scientists officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and BioNTech company to support the production of messenger RNA vaccines in Nigeria He expressed confidence that the interactions between the parties would be productive leading to collaborations at many levels This will be from clinical trials to research and development of new vaccines and eventually support vaccine manufacturing facilities in the country The president concluded the week on Saturday by extending sympathies for the sea like flooding of Pakistan the worst natural disaster in the country s history Floods had damaged half a million homes affecting about 30 million people killing above 1 000 The floods had washed away hundreds of roads bridges and other infrastructure According to the Nigerian leader Pakistan and its population were in the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians as they confront this humanitarian disaster of epic proportions He appealed to the United Nations and other Aid Agencies to take urgent steps to assist people without shelter and food as well as the millions who required urgent humanitarian relief NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari says football remains tool for unity as he remains APC ”Disciplined Soldier”
     NAN President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week described football as our passion and a major tool for unity According to him football remains the number one sport in Nigeria and a national asset saying that his administration will resist any attempt to undermine its development Buhari stated this when he received the 10 year Football Development Master Plan submitted by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare on Tuesday in Abuja He said It is the responsibility of the government to safeguard the sport which had brought Nigeria many laurels and treat it as a national asset Indeed just as I expect and demand a higher standard of patriotism responsibility and commitment from those charged with the administration of our football On the same day the president also hosted the Indian Minister of State External and Parliamentary Affairs Vellamvelly Muraleedharan recollecting his one year training in the country as a military officer The Nigerian leader who received the Indian minister in the State House Abuja recalled his 1973 visit to India it was a very good experience I think I was a Lt Col then and I spent a year in India We traveled and met people from different countries It became part of my success story in the military Buhari said The Presidency equally condemned The Guardian Newspaper s editorial calling for the impeachment of Buhari Malam Garba Shehu the president s media aide made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja The presidential aide frowned at the way and manner the newspaper had taken up the role of regular antagonist and political opponent of the president and his party the All Progressives Congress APC The president also reacted to the cold blooded murder of a Yobe based Islamic cleric Sheikh Goni Aisami directing Military authorities to flush out all those elements in the army with criminal tendencies Aisami was murdered by a callous soldier he had offered a lift as confirmed by the Police The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigerian army had already dismissed the two erring soldiers John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon for their alleged involvement in the killing of Aisami The acting commander officer in charge of army s 241 Recce Battalion in Nguru Ibrahim Osabo told newsmen on Saturday that a joint board of inquiry set up in collaboration with the police found the soldiers guilty Osabo said the affected soldiers were dismissed on a two count charge of failure to perform duties and conduct prejudice to service discipline Buhari also on Tuesday condoled with residents in towns and villages affected by flooding across the country According to him the Federal Government will keep sending teams to assess the situation with a view to rendering all necessary help He expressed concern over the hardships being faced by people due to this natural calamity Buhari reiterated his unwavering commitment to support and campaign for only candidates of the All Progressives Congress APC in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections The president made his position known in a statement by his media aide Malam Garba Shehu on Wednesday in Abuja According to Buhari he remains a disciplined soldier of the All Progressives Congress APC and will in all the coming elections support only those candidates fielded by the party and no other The Nigerian leader also warned defected party members and some others who are still in court against official candidates of the APC that they were on their own and nobody outside the party should link what they are doing to him NAN reports that already the presidential candidate of the APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had hailed Buhari s decision to only support candidates of the party in the upcoming 2023 elections Tinubu praised the president while speaking in Abuja as he received APC national working committee NWC members at the campaign office on Saturday He described Buhari as a bold strong leader for taking the stand On Wednesday Buhari presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC in the State House Abuja NAN reports that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also joined the meeting physically for the first time since he underwent surgery following an injury he sustained while playing squash Osinbajo who underwent surgical operation on July 16 at the Duchess International Hospital Ikeja Lagos had been attending FEC meetings virtually from his official residence in Abuja while recuperating from the surgery The council approved N43 6 billion for construction and reconstruction of roads in Borno Yobe Adamawa Gombe and Bauchi states It also approved N11 1 billion for the reconstruction of an intra city road in Lagos State and N718 million for security services and surveillance of the Abuja light rail transportation He also congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto Sa ad Abubakar 111 on his 66th birthday on Wednesday joining family members friends and Muslim Ummah in celebrating with the spiritual leader He noted with delight that the Sultan had continued to champion the cause of peace and unity in the country by regularly counselling institutions professionals and public servants to abide by acceptable standards The president hosted Mr Holm Keller the Executive Chairman of KENUP Foundation and representative of the CEO of BioNTech the mRNA vaccine patent holder in Africa on Thursday in Abuja At the meeting Buhari welcomed the exploratory interactions between Nigerian biomedical scientists officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and BioNTech company to support the production of messenger RNA vaccines in Nigeria He expressed confidence that the interactions between the parties would be productive leading to collaborations at many levels This will be from clinical trials to research and development of new vaccines and eventually support vaccine manufacturing facilities in the country The president concluded the week on Saturday by extending sympathies for the sea like flooding of Pakistan the worst natural disaster in the country s history Floods had damaged half a million homes affecting about 30 million people killing above 1 000 The floods had washed away hundreds of roads bridges and other infrastructure According to the Nigerian leader Pakistan and its population were in the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians as they confront this humanitarian disaster of epic proportions He appealed to the United Nations and other Aid Agencies to take urgent steps to assist people without shelter and food as well as the millions who required urgent humanitarian relief NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari says football remains tool for unity as he remains APC ”Disciplined Soldier”
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    Buhari says football remains tool for unity as he remains APC ”Disciplined Soldier”

    NAN) President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of the week described football as ”our passion and a major tool for unity.

    ” According to him, football remains the number one sport in Nigeria and a national asset, saying that his administration will resist any attempt to undermine its development.

    Buhari stated this when he received the 10-year Football Development Master Plan submitted by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday in Abuja.

    He said: ”It is the responsibility of the government to safeguard the sport, which had brought Nigeria many laurels, and treat it as a national asset.

    ”Indeed, just as I expect and demand a higher standard of patriotism, responsibility and commitment from those charged with the administration of our football.

    ” On the same day, the president also hosted the Indian Minister of State, External and Parliamentary Affairs, Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, recollecting his one-year training in the country as a military officer.

    The Nigerian leader, who received the Indian minister in the State House Abuja, recalled his 1973 visit to India.

    “it was a very good experience.

    I think I was a Lt.-Col.  then, and I spent a year in India.

    “We traveled and met people from different countries.

    It became part of my success story in the military,” Buhari said.

    The Presidency equally  condemned The Guardian Newspaper’s editorial calling for the impeachment of Buhari.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s media aide made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

    The presidential aide frowned at the way and manner the newspaper had taken up the role of regular antagonist and political opponent of the president and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    The president also reacted to the cold-blooded murder of a Yobe-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami, directing Military authorities to flush out all those elements in the army with criminal tendencies.

    Aisami was murdered by a callous soldier he had offered a lift as confirmed by the Police.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigerian army had already dismissed the two erring soldiers, John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon, for their alleged involvement in the killing of Aisami.

    The acting commander officer in charge of army’s 241 Recce Battalion in Nguru, Ibrahim Osabo, told newsmen on Saturday that a joint board of inquiry set up in collaboration with the police found the soldiers guilty.

    Osabo said the affected soldiers were dismissed on a two-count charge of failure to perform duties and conduct prejudice to service discipline. 

    Buhari also on Tuesday condoled with residents in towns and villages affected by flooding across the country.

    According to him, the Federal Government will keep sending teams to assess the situation with a view to rendering all necessary help.

    He expressed concern over the hardships being faced by people due to this natural calamity.

    Buhari reiterated his unwavering commitment to support and campaign for only candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

    The president made his position known in a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday in Abuja.

    According to Buhari, he remains a “disciplined soldier” of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and will, in all the coming elections, support only those candidates fielded by the party and no other.

    The Nigerian leader also warned defected party members and some others who are still in court against official candidates of the APC that they were on their own and ”nobody outside the party should link what they are doing to him.

    ” NAN reports that already the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had hailed Buhari’s decision to only support candidates of the party in the upcoming 2023 elections.

    Tinubu praised the president while speaking in Abuja as he received APC national working committee (NWC) members at the campaign office on Saturday.

    He described Buhari as a bold, strong leader for taking the stand.

    On Wednesday, Buhari presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in the State House, Abuja.

    NAN reports that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also joined the meeting physically for the first time since he underwent surgery following an injury he sustained while playing squash.

    Osinbajo, who underwent surgical operation on July 16, at the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, had been attending FEC meetings virtually from his official residence in Abuja while recuperating from the surgery.

    The council approved N43.6 billion for construction and reconstruction of roads in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe and Bauchi states.

    It also approved N11.1 billion for the reconstruction of an intra-city road in Lagos State, and N718 million for security services and surveillance of the Abuja light rail transportation.

    He also congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar 111, on his 66th birthday on Wednesday,  joining family members, friends and Muslim Ummah in celebrating with the spiritual leader.

    He noted with delight that the Sultan had continued to champion the cause of peace and unity in the country by regularly counselling institutions, professionals and public servants to abide by acceptable standards.

    The president hosted Mr Holm Keller, the Executive Chairman of KENUP Foundation and representative of the CEO of BioNTech, the mRNA vaccine patent holder, in Africa, on Thursday in Abuja.

    At the meeting, Buhari welcomed the exploratory interactions, between Nigerian biomedical scientists, officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and BioNTech company, to support the production of messenger RNA vaccines in Nigeria.

    He expressed confidence that the interactions between the parties would be productive, leading to collaborations at many levels.

    This will be from clinical trials to research and development of new vaccines and eventually support vaccine manufacturing facilities in the country.

    The  president concluded the week on Saturday by extending sympathies for the sea-like flooding of Pakistan, the worst natural disaster in the country’s history.

    Floods had damaged half-a-million homes, affecting about 30 million people, killing above 1,000.The floods had washed away hundreds of roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

    According to the Nigerian leader, Pakistan and its population were in the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians as they confront this humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.

    He appealed to the United Nations and other Aid Agencies to take urgent steps to assist people without shelter and food, as well as the millions who required urgent humanitarian relief.


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  •  Twenty seven state chairmen of the African Democratic Congress ADC have passed a Vote of No Confidence on the National Chairman Mr Ralph Nwosu calling for his resignation This is contained in a communiqu co signed by the chairmen and read to newsmen by Mr Kingsley Ogga the Kogi ADC chairman on Friday in Abuja Ogga said that the decision was based on the fact that the tenure of the chairman would end on Aug 28 and hence the need for him to step aside from the office He said that the state chairmen also wanted the dissolution of the National Working Committee NWC to pave way for a caretaker committee to oversee the party s affairs until a National Congress was held According to Ogga the NWC should remain dissolved because its tenure has expired Ralph Nwosu s tenure is expected to end on Aug 28 He has been the party chairman for good 17 years and constitutionally it is not even right That is what we want and we have a communique on our demands We don t want this party to crumble we have been rated as the third largest party in Nigeria but the way the affairs are being handled is poor he said Ogga said that the chairmen wanted a caretaker committee immediately and a national convention be held within one month Reacting Nwosu expressed shock over the development saying that election problem had long been resolved with the state party chairmen According to Nwosu the NEC resolved that because of the upcoming election and because of the friction we had after our presidential primaries we cannot afford to hold another convention at this time for the interest of the party We have now decided to focus on our campaign because we don t want any fragmentation And the election for a new chairmanship of the party will come a year after now the NEC all seated passed this and so on he said Nwosu also said that the party has taken certain decisions to enable it win the presidential poll in 2023 general elections He said that the party was also working to clinch at least 15 governorship seats as well as 60 per cent of the National Assembly seats and those of the States Houses of Assembly He said that the chairmen were being sponsored by foreign forces trying to distract the party from its target of winning the 2023 presidential poll Nwosu said that the party would remain unshaken in its quest to win the election NewsSourceCredit NAN
    27 ADC state chairmen pass Vote of No Confidence on Nwosu
     Twenty seven state chairmen of the African Democratic Congress ADC have passed a Vote of No Confidence on the National Chairman Mr Ralph Nwosu calling for his resignation This is contained in a communiqu co signed by the chairmen and read to newsmen by Mr Kingsley Ogga the Kogi ADC chairman on Friday in Abuja Ogga said that the decision was based on the fact that the tenure of the chairman would end on Aug 28 and hence the need for him to step aside from the office He said that the state chairmen also wanted the dissolution of the National Working Committee NWC to pave way for a caretaker committee to oversee the party s affairs until a National Congress was held According to Ogga the NWC should remain dissolved because its tenure has expired Ralph Nwosu s tenure is expected to end on Aug 28 He has been the party chairman for good 17 years and constitutionally it is not even right That is what we want and we have a communique on our demands We don t want this party to crumble we have been rated as the third largest party in Nigeria but the way the affairs are being handled is poor he said Ogga said that the chairmen wanted a caretaker committee immediately and a national convention be held within one month Reacting Nwosu expressed shock over the development saying that election problem had long been resolved with the state party chairmen According to Nwosu the NEC resolved that because of the upcoming election and because of the friction we had after our presidential primaries we cannot afford to hold another convention at this time for the interest of the party We have now decided to focus on our campaign because we don t want any fragmentation And the election for a new chairmanship of the party will come a year after now the NEC all seated passed this and so on he said Nwosu also said that the party has taken certain decisions to enable it win the presidential poll in 2023 general elections He said that the party was also working to clinch at least 15 governorship seats as well as 60 per cent of the National Assembly seats and those of the States Houses of Assembly He said that the chairmen were being sponsored by foreign forces trying to distract the party from its target of winning the 2023 presidential poll Nwosu said that the party would remain unshaken in its quest to win the election NewsSourceCredit NAN
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    27 ADC state chairmen pass Vote of No Confidence on Nwosu

    Twenty-seven state chairmen of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), have passed a Vote of No Confidence on the National Chairman, Mr Ralph Nwosu, calling for his resignation.

    This is contained in a communiqué co-signed by the chairmen and read to newsmen by Mr Kingsley Ogga, the Kogi ADC chairman on Friday in Abuja.

    Ogga said that the decision was based on the fact that the tenure of the chairman would end on Aug. 28 and hence the need for him to step aside from the office.

    He said that the state chairmen also wanted the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) to pave way for a caretaker committee to oversee the party’s affairs until a National Congress was held.

    According to Ogga, the NWC should remain dissolved because its tenure has expired.

    “Ralph Nwosu’s tenure is expected to end on Aug. 28. He has been the party chairman for good 17 years and constitutionally it is not even right.

    “That is what we want and we have a communique on our demands.

    We don’t want this party to crumble, we have been rated as the third largest party in Nigeria, but the way the affairs are being handled is poor,” he said.

    Ogga said that the chairmen wanted a caretaker committee immediately and a national convention be held within one month Reacting, Nwosu expressed shock over the development, saying that election problem had long been resolved with the state party chairmen.

    According to Nwosu, the NEC resolved that because of the upcoming election and because of the friction we had after our presidential primaries, we cannot afford to hold another convention at this time for the interest of the party.

    “We have now decided to focus on our campaign because we don’t want any fragmentation.

    “And the election for a new chairmanship of the party will come a year after now, the NEC all seated passed this and so on,” he said.

    Nwosu also said that the party has taken certain decisions to enable it win the presidential poll in 2023 general elections.

    He said that the party was also working to clinch at least 15 governorship seats as well as 60 per cent of the National Assembly seats and those of the States Houses of Assembly.

    He said that the chairmen were being sponsored by foreign forces trying to distract the party from its target of winning the 2023 presidential poll.

    Nwosu said that the party would remain unshaken in its quest to win the election.


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  •  The National Working Committee NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has constituted a caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the Osun chapter of the party The party made this known in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba Ologunagba said the committee which was constituted by the NWC on behalf of National Executive Committee NEC took effect from Thursday He said that the party s decision which was sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the previous caretaker committee was in line with the powers of the NWC under the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended The members of the caretaker committee include Dr Adekunle Akindele Chairman Hashim Abioye Secretary and Niyi Owolade member Other members are Mrs Ayo Awolowo Dr B T Salami Adetoye Ogunboyega and Alhaji Razaq Oyelani The committee is charged with the responsibility of running the affairs of the party as stipulated in Section 21 2 a b of the PDP constitution The caretaker committee will serve for a period not exceeding 90 days 3 months or till a new Executive Committee is elected he said Ologunagba urged all PDP members in the state to remain united and focused on the party s mission to rescue redirect and rebuild the nation www nannewsng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP constitutes caretaker committee for Osun
     The National Working Committee NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has constituted a caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the Osun chapter of the party The party made this known in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba Ologunagba said the committee which was constituted by the NWC on behalf of National Executive Committee NEC took effect from Thursday He said that the party s decision which was sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the previous caretaker committee was in line with the powers of the NWC under the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended The members of the caretaker committee include Dr Adekunle Akindele Chairman Hashim Abioye Secretary and Niyi Owolade member Other members are Mrs Ayo Awolowo Dr B T Salami Adetoye Ogunboyega and Alhaji Razaq Oyelani The committee is charged with the responsibility of running the affairs of the party as stipulated in Section 21 2 a b of the PDP constitution The caretaker committee will serve for a period not exceeding 90 days 3 months or till a new Executive Committee is elected he said Ologunagba urged all PDP members in the state to remain united and focused on the party s mission to rescue redirect and rebuild the nation www nannewsng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP constitutes caretaker committee for Osun
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    PDP constitutes caretaker committee for Osun

    The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has constituted a caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the Osun chapter of the party.

    The party made this known in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja  by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

    Ologunagba said the committee, which was constituted by the NWC, on behalf of National Executive Committee (NEC), took effect from Thursday.

    He said that the party’s decision, which was sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the previous caretaker committee, was in line with the powers of the NWC, under the PDP Constitution 2017 (as amended).

    The members of the caretaker committee include Dr Adekunle Akindele, Chairman, Hashim Abioye, Secretary and Niyi Owolade, member.

    Other members are Mrs Ayo Awolowo, Dr B.

    T. Salami, Adetoye Ogunboyega and Alhaji Razaq Oyelani.

    “The committee is charged with the responsibility of running the affairs of the party as stipulated in Section 21(2)(a-b) of the PDP constitution.

    “The caretaker committee will serve for a period not exceeding 90 days (3 months); or till a new Executive Committee is elected,” he said.

    Ologunagba urged all PDP members in  the state to remain united and focused on the party’s mission to rescue, redirect and rebuild the nation.

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  •  The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar has pledged to work with government and lecturers to end incessant strike in Nigeria universities Abubakar stated this at a youths programme with the theme Intergenerational Synergy on Government organised by PDP to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja on Friday Abubakar who narrated how his father was arrested for never wanting him to go to school described education as fundamental right of any citizen especially the children and youths He decried the inability of the government to resolve lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU saying such would not happen under a PDP or his led administration when elected as president I want to pledge that I will work with university authorities and government to make sure we end this incessant strikes by ASUU This is because education is fundamental to your growth It doesn t matter whether you are in politics business or any sector The fundamental right of every youth or every citizen is to be educated Therefore it is the responsibility of any responsible government to make sure that right is given to every Nigerian every youth in this country Abubakar said The former vice president who reiterated his pledge for youth inclusive government promised to provide youths with the opportunities to acquire the training and experience to take over from the older generations Abubakar urged the youth to support the PDP to take over government in 2023 to rescue the youth and the nation I believe that the PDP provides the best platform for you to actualise your individual s collective and national aspirations he said Abubakar encouraged youths who wanted to go into politics either as part time or full time career to be patient and courageous in building their ways to the top The PDP National Chairman Sen Iyorchia Ayu said that the party would take care of all when it comes back to power by 2023 He said that there would be sufficient representation for youths in the government both in elected or appointed positions PDP is the only party that has done it in the past I will do it again We will rebuild this country and you will have a better country Power belongs to you power does not belong to we the old generation We are only rebuilding to hand over to you he said The Minority Leader of the House Sen Ndudi Elumelu the acting Chairman of the occasion who passed a vote of confidence on Ayu and his executive urged members to join the party leaders to rescue it Elumelu said those calling for the dissolution of Ayu s National Working Committee NWC did not mean well for the party and the nation What they should be thinking about is how to join us together to unite this party unite Nigerians that are looking forward to PDP to rescue them and of course come back to power come 2023 Elumelu urged the youth not to be deterred by what they were going through but work with PDP to return to power Let me charge youth to note that not only the future but the present belongs to you It is your time and you must make good use of it Ayu said The PDP National Youth Leader Muhammed Suleiman advised youths not to see leadership as an entitlement but a process that involved all stakeholders in every aspect of the society Suleiman said that the youth must be prepared to have the right mindset and humility to deal with the challenges that come with leadership He said that the PDP NWC led by Ayu was fully youth oriented and ready to support the youth in any endeavour Our presidential candidate Abubakar has shown over the years that he is a true believer in the capacity of the youth NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Atiku pledges to work with stakeholders to end ASUU strike
     The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar has pledged to work with government and lecturers to end incessant strike in Nigeria universities Abubakar stated this at a youths programme with the theme Intergenerational Synergy on Government organised by PDP to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja on Friday Abubakar who narrated how his father was arrested for never wanting him to go to school described education as fundamental right of any citizen especially the children and youths He decried the inability of the government to resolve lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU saying such would not happen under a PDP or his led administration when elected as president I want to pledge that I will work with university authorities and government to make sure we end this incessant strikes by ASUU This is because education is fundamental to your growth It doesn t matter whether you are in politics business or any sector The fundamental right of every youth or every citizen is to be educated Therefore it is the responsibility of any responsible government to make sure that right is given to every Nigerian every youth in this country Abubakar said The former vice president who reiterated his pledge for youth inclusive government promised to provide youths with the opportunities to acquire the training and experience to take over from the older generations Abubakar urged the youth to support the PDP to take over government in 2023 to rescue the youth and the nation I believe that the PDP provides the best platform for you to actualise your individual s collective and national aspirations he said Abubakar encouraged youths who wanted to go into politics either as part time or full time career to be patient and courageous in building their ways to the top The PDP National Chairman Sen Iyorchia Ayu said that the party would take care of all when it comes back to power by 2023 He said that there would be sufficient representation for youths in the government both in elected or appointed positions PDP is the only party that has done it in the past I will do it again We will rebuild this country and you will have a better country Power belongs to you power does not belong to we the old generation We are only rebuilding to hand over to you he said The Minority Leader of the House Sen Ndudi Elumelu the acting Chairman of the occasion who passed a vote of confidence on Ayu and his executive urged members to join the party leaders to rescue it Elumelu said those calling for the dissolution of Ayu s National Working Committee NWC did not mean well for the party and the nation What they should be thinking about is how to join us together to unite this party unite Nigerians that are looking forward to PDP to rescue them and of course come back to power come 2023 Elumelu urged the youth not to be deterred by what they were going through but work with PDP to return to power Let me charge youth to note that not only the future but the present belongs to you It is your time and you must make good use of it Ayu said The PDP National Youth Leader Muhammed Suleiman advised youths not to see leadership as an entitlement but a process that involved all stakeholders in every aspect of the society Suleiman said that the youth must be prepared to have the right mindset and humility to deal with the challenges that come with leadership He said that the PDP NWC led by Ayu was fully youth oriented and ready to support the youth in any endeavour Our presidential candidate Abubakar has shown over the years that he is a true believer in the capacity of the youth NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Atiku pledges to work with stakeholders to end ASUU strike
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    Atiku pledges to work with stakeholders to end ASUU strike

    The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to work with government and lecturers to end incessant strike in Nigeria universities.

    Abubakar stated this at a youths programme with the theme “Intergenerational Synergy on Government”, organised by PDP to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja on Friday.

    Abubakar, who narrated how his father was arrested for never wanting him to go to school, described education as fundamental right of any citizen, especially the children and youths.

    He decried the inability of the government to resolve lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), saying such would not happen under a PDP or his led administration when elected as president.

    “I want to pledge that I will work with university authorities and government to make sure we end this incessant strikes by ASUU.

    “This is because education is fundamental to your growth.

    It doesn’t matter whether you are in politics, business or any sector.

    The fundamental right of every youth or every citizen is to be educated.

    “Therefore it is the responsibility of any responsible government to make sure that right is given to every Nigerian, every youth in this country,” Abubakar said.

    The former vice president who reiterated his pledge for youth inclusive government, promised to provide youths with the opportunities to acquire the training and experience to take over from the older generations.

    Abubakar urged the youth to support the PDP to take over government in 2023 to rescue the youth and the nation.

    “I believe that the PDP provides the best platform for you to actualise your individual’s collective and national aspirations,” he said.

    Abubakar encouraged youths who wanted to go into politics, either as part-time or full time career, to be patient and courageous in building their ways to the top.

    The PDP National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, said that the party would take care of all when it comes back to power by 2023. He said that there would be sufficient representation for youths in the government, both in elected or appointed positions.

    “PDP is the only party that has done it in the past.

    I will do it again.

    “We will rebuild this country and you will have a better country.

    Power belongs to you; power does not belong to we the old generation.

    We are only rebuilding to hand over to you,” he said.

    The Minority Leader of the House, Sen. Ndudi Elumelu, the acting Chairman of the occasion, who passed a vote of confidence on Ayu and his executive, urged members to join the party leaders to rescue it.

    Elumelu said those calling for the dissolution of Ayu’s National Working Committee (NWC) did not mean well for the party and the nation.

    “What they should be thinking about is how to join us together to unite this party, unite Nigerians that are looking forward to PDP to rescue them and of course, come back to power come 2023.” Elumelu urged the youth not to be deterred by what they were going through, but work with PDP to return to power.

    “Let me charge youth to note that not only the future, but the present belongs to you.

    It is your time and you must make good use of it,” Ayu said.

    The PDP National Youth Leader, Muhammed Suleiman, advised youths not to see leadership as an entitlement, but a process that involved all stakeholders in every aspect of the society.

    Suleiman said that the youth must be prepared to have the right mindset and humility to deal with the challenges that come with leadership.

    He said that the PDP NWC, led by Ayu, was fully youth-oriented and ready to support the youth in any endeavour.

    “Our presidential candidate Abubakar has shown over the years that he is a true believer in the capacity of the youth.

    ” 
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  •  The Ijaw Mandate Group a social political movement has said the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Delta is strong cohesive and more united than ever under Gov Ifeanyi Okowa who is PDP 2023 Vice presidential candidate The group made this known Tuesday during a march to the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja The National Coordinator of the group Mr Andaye Dagidi said that the group was at the party secretariat to inform the party leaders not to be carried away by lies and fake news by those who wanted the PDP to lose out in Delta He declared the group s total support for Mr Sherrif Oborevwori the party s governorship candidate in Delta saying he is eminently qualified We are here to express our support for Sherrif who is capable to build on the legacy of Okowa Sheriff is a man of credibility He has all the qualifications to be a governors of Delta State He is the speaker of the state House for Assembly for two term Anybody who does not want Sheriff in Delta does not love the state Sheriff is the most qualified and credible candidate to win Delta for PDP Dagidi advised the party leaders to ignore calls by earlier protesters calling on the Ayu led party to submit the name of Mr David Edevbie to INEC as PDP candidate or resign his chairmanship position He described the call as unpatriotic undemocratic injusti and unfair to the people of Delta They have come to create an impression that PDP Delta is in crisis Delta is united he said The group passed a vote of confidence on Ayu and his led NWC for providing the party with sound leadership for conducting successful and transparent primaries in all the states including Delta for the party nominations for 2023 Under his leadership the party was fully mobilsed and packaged to reclaim governorship victory for Osun State from the APC Dagidi said Addressing the group the PDP National Publicity Secretary Mr Debo Ologunagba who received a letter from the members aid their actions demonstrated that PDP in Delta was united Since 1999 Delta state has been solidly PDP and we believe that from this presentation that Delta is solidly PDP To that extent we have taken note of the what you have said your concerns and consistent with the position of this NWC we shall look at it and respond accordingly he said Ologunagba who appreciated the group for passing a vote of confidence on the Ayu led executive urged them to continue to be united for the party to win 2023 general elections The only way we can do that is to be united and you have demonstrated that that we are united from the heart of the PDP which is Delta We urge you to continue to be united so that by 2023 we can celebrate the victory for PDP Ologunagba said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP Delta more united than ever under Okowa, says Group
     The Ijaw Mandate Group a social political movement has said the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Delta is strong cohesive and more united than ever under Gov Ifeanyi Okowa who is PDP 2023 Vice presidential candidate The group made this known Tuesday during a march to the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja The National Coordinator of the group Mr Andaye Dagidi said that the group was at the party secretariat to inform the party leaders not to be carried away by lies and fake news by those who wanted the PDP to lose out in Delta He declared the group s total support for Mr Sherrif Oborevwori the party s governorship candidate in Delta saying he is eminently qualified We are here to express our support for Sherrif who is capable to build on the legacy of Okowa Sheriff is a man of credibility He has all the qualifications to be a governors of Delta State He is the speaker of the state House for Assembly for two term Anybody who does not want Sheriff in Delta does not love the state Sheriff is the most qualified and credible candidate to win Delta for PDP Dagidi advised the party leaders to ignore calls by earlier protesters calling on the Ayu led party to submit the name of Mr David Edevbie to INEC as PDP candidate or resign his chairmanship position He described the call as unpatriotic undemocratic injusti and unfair to the people of Delta They have come to create an impression that PDP Delta is in crisis Delta is united he said The group passed a vote of confidence on Ayu and his led NWC for providing the party with sound leadership for conducting successful and transparent primaries in all the states including Delta for the party nominations for 2023 Under his leadership the party was fully mobilsed and packaged to reclaim governorship victory for Osun State from the APC Dagidi said Addressing the group the PDP National Publicity Secretary Mr Debo Ologunagba who received a letter from the members aid their actions demonstrated that PDP in Delta was united Since 1999 Delta state has been solidly PDP and we believe that from this presentation that Delta is solidly PDP To that extent we have taken note of the what you have said your concerns and consistent with the position of this NWC we shall look at it and respond accordingly he said Ologunagba who appreciated the group for passing a vote of confidence on the Ayu led executive urged them to continue to be united for the party to win 2023 general elections The only way we can do that is to be united and you have demonstrated that that we are united from the heart of the PDP which is Delta We urge you to continue to be united so that by 2023 we can celebrate the victory for PDP Ologunagba said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP Delta more united than ever under Okowa, says Group
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    PDP Delta more united than ever under Okowa, says Group

    The Ijaw Mandate Group, a social political movement, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta is strong, cohesive and more united than ever under Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa who is PDP 2023 Vice presidential candidate.

    The group made this known Tuesday during a march to the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja.

    The National Coordinator of the group, Mr Andaye Dagidi, said that the group was at the party secretariat to inform the party leaders not to be carried away by lies and fake news by those who wanted the PDP to lose out in Delta.

    He declared the group’s total support for  Mr Sherrif Oborevwori, the party’s governorship candidate in Delta, saying he is eminently qualified.

    “We are here to express our support for Sherrif, who is capable to build on the legacy of Okowa.

    “Sheriff is a man of credibility.

    He has all the qualifications to be a governors of Delta State.

    He is the speaker of the state House for Assembly for two term.

    “Anybody who does not want Sheriff in Delta does not love the state.

    Sheriff is the most qualified and credible candidate to win Delta for PDP.

    ” Dagidi advised the party leaders to ignore calls by earlier protesters calling on the Ayu-led party to submit the name of Mr David Edevbie to INEC as PDP candidate or resign his chairmanship position.

    He described the call as unpatriotic, undemocratic, injusti and unfair to the people of Delta.

    “They have come to create an impression that PDP Delta is in crisis, Delta is united,” he said.

    The group passed a vote of confidence on Ayu and his led NWC for providing the party with sound leadership, for conducting successful and transparent primaries in all the states including Delta for the party nominations for 2023. “Under his leadership, the party was fully mobilsed and packaged to reclaim governorship victory for Osun State from the APC,” Dagidi said.

    Addressing the group, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, who received a  letter from the members aid their actions demonstrated that PDP in Delta was united.

    “Since 1999 Delta state has been solidly PDP and we believe that from this presentation that Delta is solidly PDP.

    “To that extent, we have taken note of the what you have said, your concerns and consistent with the position of this NWC, we shall look at it and respond accordingly,” he said.

    Ologunagba, who appreciated the group for passing a vote of confidence on the Ayu-led executive, urged them to continue to be united for the party to win 2023 general elections.

    “The only way we can do that is to be united and you have demonstrated that, that we are united from the heart of the PDP which is Delta.

    “We urge you to continue to be united so that by 2023 we can celebrate the victory for PDP,” Ologunagba said.


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