Yahaya Idris, Lokoja
The stakeholders of Zone C in Kogi Local Government, have cautioned the leadership of Zone A working against rotational political arrangement in the Area describing the development as deceitful and selfish which may likely disorganized the long established peaceful political transition method.
The APC stakeholders from C, rising from their meeting held Wednesday, stated that there is no reason to reverse the rotational order among the zones as such will lead to political somersault and create confusion in the local government.
They advised the stakeholders of Zone A not to end the rotational zoning arrangement in the area, and appealed to them to cooperate with the other Zones to maintain and sustain the peaceful political stability enjoyed by the people.
They maintained that it will not auger well for the area if some people decide to support for an end to the rotation arrangement, advising that “we should rather work vigorously in ensuring geopolitical zonal arrangement towards maintaining and sustaining unity, equity, fair-play and development of the local government.”
A leader from Zone B Hon. Abdulrahman Wuya Okpasco, recalled that the agreement started long ago by our founding fathers and cannot be truncated by some few elements, saying that the zoning arrangement was for elective positions and not for political appointments.
He explained further that “those that had served through elective positions were on a rotational basis”.
The council Administrator, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku said the agitation for an end to the zoning arrangement now will not bring peace to the local government.
According to him, adhering strictly to the zoning system and the agreement at the earlier stage will not only bring peace and development, but justice, equity and fair-play in the council. He explained that every Zone stands a better chance to produce the chairmanship and assembly positions if only they will all agree that zoning has come to stay.
Kogi LG APC Woman Leader, Hon
Maryam O. Suleiman stated that “canvassing for the abolition of rotational system at this point is not in the interest of the three Zones. It will not bring about unity. Anybody that is saying that the zoning arrangement for the Chairmanship of Kogi LG should be abolished now is trying to cause political crisis which is not good for the area.”
An Elder Advisory Council member, Alhaji Yahaya Musa Danladi, called on the Zone A leadership to respect the gentleman agreement so as not to cause havoc in Kogi LG.
Comr Usman Sani from Akpasu Ward, warned against causing disunity among Kogi LG populace but rather, everyone must work together to bring the council back to a stable and peaceful LG where all, irrespective of tribes, religion and party affiliation.
Hon. Shuaibu Adamu Aduho, Supervisory councilor from Zone C, said Zone A should know that other Zones are not slaves, urging those calling for abolition of rotational chairmanship to change their attitude before the council see them as enemy of the people.
It is now obvious that any zone that has an appointed Care-Taker, Administrator or any names as the case maybe is equally qualified for the position of elective position.
The zone to produce the next Executive Chairman, is presently serving as the Administrator.
In a similar development, the two zones that is, Zone B, and Zone C have agreed to support and maintain the existing zoning arrangement.
Kogi LG comprise of 3 Zones which include: Zone A has Odaki ward, Girinya and Ukwo ward.
Zone B comprises of Koton-Karfe south east, Akpasu, Irenedu and Tawari wards
Zone C has Gegu North, Gegu South, Chikara North and Chikara South.
The event brought together who is who in Zone C among whom are: Kogi APC Forum Chairman, SA Political to Barr. Tanko, 4 Wards APC Chairmen, Elder Advisory Council, Youths and Women folks many but few to mentioned.
Hon. Abuh Odoma Unites Idah LGA For Posterity
As the good people of Kogi State goes to the poll to elect their representatives for the position of Executive Chairman and Councillors across the 21 LGA of the State and 264 wards for the councillorship positions, the stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the platform that Hon. Abuh Odoma is seeking the mandate of the people through the executives of the party for the forthcoming LGA election schedule for 12th December 2020, to represent the people as the Executive Chairman, Idah LGA of the State.
Hon Abuh Odoma is the immediate past senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security matters, Idah LGA and during his time, the security situation of the area witness tremendous improvement as issues of cultist ,armed robbery were brought under total control and the people could go to bed with their two eyes closed and without loss of lives and properties.
Having witnessed his modest achievements for the short term in office, the people of the Area has resolved to support his aspiration for more gains of democracy. A feat that could not be made possible in the past, hence the clarion call across the parties for Hon. Abuh Odoma to be elected as the Executive Chairman, Idah LGA to enable him do more.
This call is not limited to executives and members of his party (APC) alone, but a call that cut across all political parties in the Local Government Area and by the grace of God, comes 12th December, 2020, Hon Abuh Odoma shall be elected Executive Chairman, Idah LGA to the glory of God.
Religious Sentiment Was Not Consider In Edo Governorship election – Gov Obaseki
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has commended electorate in the state for coming out en-masse to reelect him and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, adding that religious sentiment didn’t play any role in the Saturday, September 19 governorship election.
Addressing Muslim faithful at a Special Juma’at Service in Benin City, to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, the governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, commended the electorate in the state for shunning religious sentiment.
He said voters at last Saturday’s governorship election did not consider religious affiliation before casting their votes for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding, “Edo People voted for Obaseki because the people know that he is doing the right thing to make life favourable for the masses. We should pray for him to carry out his responsibility as governor.”
Adjoto called for sustenance of the peaceful atmosphere in the state to enable the governor continue with his developmental strides, adding that in ensuring the spread of development across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, the governor does not consider religion or tribe but rather sees Edo people as one.
He noted: “I thank you all for your steadfastness, prayers and support in moving the state forward and not allowing sentiment to determine your choice in the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
“I call on you to continue to pray for Edo State especially now, after the election, for it to remain peaceful. I also urge you to pray for Nigeria as a country to become great again.”
“As governor, Obaseki has developed the state irrespective of religion or tribe as he is governor to all Edo people. Religion is a strong tool that should be used as a unifying factor rather than an instrument for disunity. The country will develop if we all set religious sentiment aside and come together in unity,” the governor’s aide added.
He continued, “Obaseki is a good governor as his developmental strides cut across both the Christian and Muslim communities as well as others as he sees every Edo son and daughter as one.
“I want to thank you all for voting for PDP as a party and Obaseki as a person. I pray that the next four years shall be one that Edo people will live to remember for a long time as the governor will surely consolidate on the achievements recorded in his first term in office.”
Adjoto commended Governor Obaseki for building a large Hajj Camp that can accommodate over 2,000 persons.
He urged Nigerians to be committed and hard working in making the nation great.
The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Fatai Enabulele also commended Governor Obaseki for his administration’s giant strides in the last four years which translated to massive votes for the governor’s reelection, adding the governor got the votes of the people because he has done well in the area of infrastructural development, education, sports, human capital development, road construction, regular payment of salaries and pension.
The Chairman, Edo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Sheikh Ibrahim Oyarekhua, expressed appreciation to Edo people for reelecting Governor Obaseki, “We prayed and supported Obaseki and he came out victorious in the election. The governor has no choice but to develop the state for he has done well in the last four years.”
APC Caretaker Committee Nulifies Suspension Of Fayemi, Others
The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a purported and widely-reported “suspension” of the Governor of Ekiti State, H.E. Kayode Fayemi as well as an earlier reported “indefinite suspension” of some other party members in the state.
The actions are a nullity as the Party’s National Secretariat is yet to receive communication from the state chapter on the purported “suspensions”.
We strongly advise all members to adhere to our Party constitution.
Governor Kayode Fayemi remains the leader of the party in Ekiti State.
In line with the mandate of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee and the President’s admonition to party members to ensure and support ongoing amicable and rancour-free settlement of internal party disputes, we call on our esteemed party members and leaders in Ekiti State to be duly guided.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Architect Paul Omotosho-chaired APC Ekiti State Working Committee is the authentic, valid and duly recognised Executive as no factions or divisions exist in the State Chapter.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary APC
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