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Why APC suspended Kogi State Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba

Image result for Simon AchubaIt has been reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter on Thursday August 8th, suspended the Deputy Governor of the state, Simon Achuba over alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

According to the APC, the suspension was based on some actions the Deputy Governor took that constituted embarrassment to APC family in Kogi State. The Kogi APC chairman, Abdullahi Bello, said the party received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward, Ibaji Local Government Area, where the Deputy Governor hails from.

Bello stated that the activities of Achuba during the last elections was against the APC candidates, while he (Achuba) held the exalted position of the Deputy Governor of the state. He added that the report of the disciplinary committee constituted by the Iyano ward and Ibaji local government APC, to probe the crises in the area, allegedly indicted the deputy governor, and also recommended for his suspension to be followed by expulsion, if he did not show any remorse.

He stated that the state Working Committee of the APC, having deliberated on the recommendations of the disciplinary committee of APC Iyano ward and Ibaji local government branch of the party, resolved and upheld Elder Simon Achuba’s suspension till he responds to the letter that the party would serve him.

“As we are all aware, the All Progressives Congress does not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion and anti-party activities from any party member, no matter how highly placed.

His series of reckless, damaging and unsubstantiated allegations against government of Kogi state was an action that constitute a serious violation of Article 21A(ii), (v) and (vii) of the APC constitution, amount, amounting to acts of disloyalty and embarrassment to the party,” Bello said.

He added that the decision of the state working committee would be communicated to the APC National Working Committee in due course.

How Court dismissed Ortom, PDP, INEC appeals against APC

Image result for Samuel OrtomIt has been reported that the Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue state capital Friday dismissed appeals filed separately by the trio of Governor Samuel Ortom, Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The court also awarded N200, 000 each as cost against the appellants.

The trios are respondents in Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressive Congress (APC) petition at the tribunal holding at Makurdi.

The five (5) Man appeal panel led by Hon. Justice Jummai H. Sankey while dismissing the appeals in a unanimous decision described the appeals as lacking in merit and abuse of court process.

INEC, Samuel Ortom and the PDP had, in separate appeals approached the Court of appeal to challenge the decision of the lower court (Tribunal) to reserve ruling on applications file before it till the final day of judgement.

They appellants variously argued and submitted before the appeal court that differing ruling on applications to the last day of judgement amount to denial or breach of fair hearing.

But in its ruling, the appeal court declared that the appellants failed to show course on how their right to fair hearing is breached or threatened.

“We have painstakingly looked at the arguments canvassed by the applicants but failed to see where and how their right for fair hearing is breached.

“We rather found out that the cry for denial of fair hearing is speculative, and since speculation has no place in law, we hereby declare that this appeal is lacking in merit and is hereby dismissed.

J .H Sankey addressing counsels in court after delivering judgement on the three appeals said, “we are doing everything possible to discourage these appeals brought before us in piecemeal.

“Counsels should educate their client on the need to wait till judgement is delivered at the lower court before approaching the appeal court.”

Politics: ‘Shut up, act like an elder; I’ve not left PDP – Jimi Agbaje tells Bode George

Related imageLagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded election, Jimi Agbaje, has asked a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, to shut up and act as an elder.

The Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, in a statement on Wednesday, said Agbaje described his purported defection as misinformation that should be discountenanced, adding that he had never been a member of the APC and talks of his “returning” to the ruling party had never crossed his mind.

Agbaje was quoted as saying;

“People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave the PDP if he lacks any value to add to the party, instead of being a dog in the manger hampering the progress of the party in Lagos State. Or how else do you describe someone who just sits down to concoct fiction and markets it as reality? He should tell the world where he got the news being spread round.

“These shameless party leaders have 2023 in mind. The game plan is mischievously simple: Give a dog a bad name and chase it away from the party. By 2023, this mudslinging will have scared off credible people from the party, which will leave the whole field to them to continue to corner party resources.”

The former PDP candidate, however, said he was too big to sneak out of one party into another one. “The reality remains that I have not left PDP for any other party, least of all APC,” he added.Image result for jimi agbaje

Post Election: My defeat in Oyo a ‘blessing in disguise’ – APC’s Adelabu

Image result for adebayo adelabuAll Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu has revealed that his defeat in Oyo state is a blessing.
Five weeks after he lost the gubernatorial election, the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, has described his defeat as a “blessing in disguise.”

Mr Adelabu, who lost the March 9 gubernatorial election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Seyi Makinde, has remained silent since he lost the election.

The APC candidate, while breaking silence, apologised to the people of the state for keeping quiet for more than 30 days.

Mr Adelabu, in a statement he personally signed and sent to PREMIUM TIMES, explained how he struggled to understand the defeat he and his party suffered in the election.

He, however, declared that his defeat will make him come out a better and stronger person.

The former Deputy Governor (Operations) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said that despite his defeat, he remained the single strongest candidate in the 2019 gubernatorial election.

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Good day to you my people. 2019 elections have come and gone. I want to thank you profusely for the uncommon support, morally, financially and spiritually that you showed me during the last Gubernatorial election.

I’m eternally grateful and indebted to you and I believe it’s only the Almighty Allah that can pay you back and in folds too. Once again, God himself knows the sincerity of our intentions and genuineness of our purpose, so our sacrifices are not in vain, but remain an innocent investment in the desired prosperity of our dear state. Whatever happens to a man is either a blessing or a lesson.

However in this case, it’s both a blessing “in disguise” and a lesson to come out a better and stronger person. Electoral losses, as read in history, have made great leaders come out stronger, better and more successful and never to depress or discourage them.

I take solace in the persistence and tenacity of our 357,000 strong genuine voters (which is larger than what ushered in the last three successive governors) and kindness of history and posterity.

The devil is in the details like they say, as a first timer, with 357,000 genuine votes, we remained the single strongest candidate in the 2019 Guber elections claimed to be displaced by the conspiracy or coalition of five other Guber candidates. This also gave out our party as the single strongest and most popular party in the last elections. All these should not go unnoticed and should prepare us better for challenges ahead.

My apology for the delay in reaching out, being close to 40days now after the elections. Like everyone of our supporters, I personally had to struggle for some time to come to terms with the realities of the disappointing results of the election and just returned from a two weeks vacation abroad, where i took some time to rest, spent time with my family and reflected on the way forward.

Notwithstanding the shocking and unfavourable outcome of the elections, i still thank the Almighty Allah for seeing us through a well orchestrated electioneering campaign devoid of casualties, which I believe will go down in history as one of the most flamboyant, issue based and all inclusive campaign ever in the history of Oyo state politics.

A lot of hitherto politically apathetic and indifferent personalities, showed a lot of active interests and unprecedented supports toward our aspirations to serve our motherland and see to the progress of our dear state, simply for the singular reason of my involvement. Through this, our conscience is clear and our emotions fulfilled for having participated and showed interest in the determination of who runs the affairs of our state.

Posterity and history, I believe will be kind to us as having chosen not to ignore the process of choosing those who paddle the canoe of our state to progress. Like they say, the joy of the Olympics is not just in winning medals but in the fulfilment of our participation.

And I also know that Politics they say is not a 100mtr dash but a marathon which we know always starts with a single step. That heavy and decisive step has been taken through the process of this last election and we wont stop until we reach our desired destination.

While I believe the results came out the way it was destined, the adduced reasons notwithstanding, our party is collectively convinced that the election was marred by various electoral irregularities and malpractices ranging from front loading of votes to multiple voting cutting across same and multiple polling units, hence the petition submitted at the Tribunal presently being prosecuted and this is left for the Judges to determine.

Notwithstanding the outcome of the Election petition tribunal, I’m personally of the opinion that we need not be stagnant in our electoral quest and planning for the next election should start in earnest. Our political structures across the state remain intact while our supporters remain undaunted.

We intend to keep and maintain these structures and regularly reach out to our fans and supporters who till date are still left gapping wondering why the results came out the way it did. The reflections are all over the state as everywhere seems to be in a state of mourning and no signs of celebrations or jubilations ushering in a popularly elected new government.

We will be embarking on a “Thank you” visits to all our party members, stakeholders, supporters and fans across the length and breadth of our state to intimate them of our plan going forward. We are still thankful to God that our party still occupies the Federal Govt and the National Exco of our party has assured us of consistent and special support to enable us bounce back being the only state in the South West now in opposition.

I also want to let you know that I will soon reach out to you on specific plans, programs and activities in our camp and plead that you should not relent in your support for this cause and very soon, we will reach our destination. It is worthy of note that one or two lessons have also been learnt and all these will guide our actions and activities going forward. Thank you and God bless.

Labour Party, INEC at war

Image result for inec chairmanIt has been reported that Labour Party has filed a suit against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its exclusion from a meeting with the fact-finding committee sent to Rivers State to investigate the irregularities that marred elections in the state.

In a suit filed before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday marked FHC/AB/306/2019, the Labour Party and its governorship candidate in the March 9 governorship and house of assembly elections, Isaac Wonwu, are praying to court to determine whether INEC was right to have excluded them from meeting INEC’s fact-finding team that was sent to the state to look into the disputes arising from the polls.

 

The party is also praying the court to stop the electoral body from proceeding, as it had announced, with the resumption and declaration of the results of the polls until the matter has been determined.

 

INEC has scheduled Wednesday, March 20, 2019, for the announcement of the result of the March 9 elections held in the state.

How Police arrested Suspected killer of Ibadan prominent Politician, Olatoye Sugar

Image result for Olatoye SugarFresh news has it that the Assistant Inspector General of Police in Zone Eleven, Leye Oyebade and Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Shina Olukolu, on Monday, told the Tribune Online that the police have succeeded in arresting one person in connection with the killing of Honourable Temitope Olatoye a.k.a Sugar on Saturday.

They also stated that aside the suspect linked with Sugar’s case, about 18 persons, six guns, nine live cartridges, axe, knives and other miscellaneous items were recovered, while the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) had been carrying out investigations.

The AIG and the police commissioner, however, said thatSugar’s death was in no way connected with the elections that took place on the day he was killed.

How APC will produce Kwara’s next Governor” – Bukola Saraki’s Sister Gbemisola says

Image may contain: 2 people, hat and closeupOne of the sisters to Senator Bukola Saraki – Nigeria’s Senate President – Senator Gbemisola Saraki has said she would work hard to ensure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) produces the next governor of her home state, Kwara.

Gbemisola is a member of APC while her brother is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Gbemisola disclosed her position in a statement on Saturday saying, “We can’t stop until progressives lead all states to the next level of our collective prosperity.

So for each and every one of us, we must not relent, we have the elections of next Saturday, March 9 to go. In my state, Kwara, we are all out to ensure that Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq of our party, the APC, emerges the next governor of Kwara State, Insha Allah.”

On President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election for another four years, she added,“As Nigerians, we may indeed share different political leanings but we are united in our love for the greatness of our nation, Nigeria.

To us in the APC and to our supporters, we find in President Buhari and Prof Osinbajo true leaders that have been and are still working selflessly and assiduously to enthrone a nation, where the greatness of our people and our nation remains our primary goal.

It is my solemn belief that the wind of true change that re-elected President Buhari and Prof Osinbajo would blow across our land in our drive to elect governors and leaders that would epitomise our collective pride and aspiration of responsible, selfless and diligent leaders thus raising the bar of our development in Nigeria.”

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