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APC insists, Abdulkadir, North West Vice Chairman, remain expelled

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) insists the North-West zonal Vice Chairman, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir remains expelled for anti-party activities.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja that the National Working Committee decided to uphold the disciplinary action imposed on Abdulkadir by his ward.

He said that the decision will, however, be conveyed to the National Executive Committee of the party which constitutionally have final decision on the expulsion of officers of the party for further action.

The statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.

”The party organs in Sokoto State have earlier expelled Inuwa Abdulkadir and passed on their recommendation to the NWC for ratification.

“The decision to uphold the actions of the Sokoto APC organs was taken at a meeting of the NWC held at the Party’s National Secretariat on Thursday.

“Abdulkadir failed to utilise the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to look into the various petitions received against certain members of our party.

“Following the suspension of Abdulkadir, the NWC will subsequently forward the decision of the Sokoto State organs to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for further actions.”

Source: The Nation

Let peace reign: Delta APC congratulates Omo-Agege on victory

After over a month after the National Assembly(NASS) leadership elections, The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta State Chapter, Prophet Jones Ode Erue has congratulated Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on his resounding victory in the suit challenging his victory as senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Prophet Erue in a statement said “he is particularly proud of the sterling leadership qualities of distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who he referred to as a” political tactician”.

He commended Omo-Agege for bringing hopes to the minds of the average party man and woman.

He said, “Erue commended The Distinguished Senator Omo-Agege for his victory over reactionary forces of darkness who were bent on snatching away the victory freely given to him by the good people of Delta Central Senatorial district and the subsequent mandate entrusted to him by the entire 107 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The state APC Chairman also thanked Party faithful for their steadfastness and believing in his purposeful leadership as State Chairman of the APC.

Erue promised to be Chairman for all genuine members of the APC family who believes in the next level vision of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Let his achievement speak for him – Kogi APC on Yahaya’s second term bid

The state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi says Yahaya Bello’s achievements will speak for him when the time comes.

The state executive committee says it is yet to endorse Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor of the state, as its candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

The committee led by Salam Adejo, the party’s secretary in the state, spoke at a press conference in Abuja.

Adejo denied reports that the party had endorsed Bello for a second term, saying the party’s ticket is open to all qualified members of the party.

He mentioned that although party executives and those that worked for Bello in 2015 had a discussion with him on Saturday in Abuja, the issue of endorsement was not part of the meeting’s agenda.

“Our discussion ended on the need for peace so that the party could move forward. He said he needed sincere peace and we agreed on terms. There was nothing like an endorsement,” he said.

“The governor, at the meeting, requested that the case in court against him be withdrawn.

“We told him there were some processes to be followed. The issue of withdrawing the case is subject to another negotiation.

“We did not endorse anyone and we are not planning to. The party’s ticket is open to everyone in the party.”

In response to questions on Bello’s chance of clinching the party’s ticket, Adejo said, “the party has its own criteria on what it wants from a candidate.

“If someone has performed well or is an achiever, it will speak for him.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled November 16 as the date for gubernatorial elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

Breaking: 1/3 of Bauchi lawmakers “elect” new Speaker.

11 out of 31 elected lawmakers of the 9th Bauchi state house of assembly have reportedly picked a new speaker.

According to PUNCH, the lawmakers elected Abubakar Suleiman, lawmaker representing Ningi Central Constituency (APC), as speaker, on Thursday.

Danlami Kawule, assembly member representing Zungur/Galambi, was also elected as deputy speaker.

This is coming barely a few days after nine Edo house of assembly lawmakers got inaugurated “secretly”.

They were sworn in shortly after 15 others protested the delay in inaugurating the assembly, blaming it on an attempt by the governor to impose his loyalists as presiding officers.

More to follow…

Source: TheCable

“We will distribute functions across party lines” – Lawan

The newly elected President of Senate, Sen. Lawan, has promised that roles in the Senate will be distributed fairly across party lines.

Sen. Lawan made this disclosure at the event where Sen. Orji Uzo Kalu hosted some federal lawmakers, including Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, to a dinner at his Abuja residence.

“The Nigerian project is a project of the Nigerian people and not a political party’s project and everybody must ensure that it works,” he said.

“In the 9th senate, we are going to work together and we will distribute functions across party lines.”

Ken Nnamani, a former senate president, who said the presiding officers of the new senate were elected in a transparent manner, described the upper legislative chamber as “an assembly of elders”.

Nnamani, who congratulated Lawan and Omo-Agege, said the nation’s interest, rather than party’s interest, must prevail at all times at the assembly.

“Nigerians are looking forward to a different outcome this time around because of the way you were elected,” he said.

“If President Muhammadu Buhari succeeds, you have succeeded yourselves. Therefore, there is no more excuse,” he said.

Earlier in his welcome remark, Kalu said the occasion was for the celebration of victory.

“No motion is going to be moved here and no motion is going to be seconded here. All we are here for is to eat and drink,” he said.

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