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Kogi Council Poll: Rep. Asuku Bello Congratulates Adavi/Okehi APC Candidates

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The Member representing Adavi/Okehi Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. (Engr). Joseph Asuku Bello has congratulated all the APC Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates in Adavi and Okehi local government areas, who emerged today through Consensus Primary, a process he described as peaceful and reflective of the APC Party’s wishes.

Hon. Joseph Asuku while expressing satisfaction over the decisions by Party stakeholders to produce Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami and Hon. Abdulraheem Ohiare as the APC Chairmanship candidates for Adavi and Okehi LGAs respectively for the forthcoming Kogi State council elections, said the chosen candidates have contributed immensely to the progress of the Party, especially during the last general elections which saw the party producing the President, Governor and virtually all the national and state legislators from the state.

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He was also emphatic on the diligence displayed by the duo in several duty calls that has been entrusted on them by our leader and Governor of Kogi State, especially in the area of security which is one of the cardinal pillars of the New Direction Agenda of His Excellency Yahya Bello Administration.

While commending His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello for his exemplary leadership role in serving the interests of the party and the people of Kogi State in general, Hon. Asuku Bello thanked all Party Leaders and Executives for the successful conduct of the primaries.

Going forward, Hon Asuku Bello urged all APC faithful in the State to abide by the decision of the Party and campaign vigorously for the candidates to ensure total victory at the forthcoming local government polls.

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The LG Council election is scheduled to hold on the 12th December 2020, and the All Progressives Congress (APC ) Party, the ruling party, has successfully chosen all her chairmanship and councilorship candidates ready for the polls through peaceful, consensus primaries in all the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

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LG election: “We Have Not Lifted Ban On Campaign”. – NASIEC.

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The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission( NASIEC) says on Thursday that the commission has not lifted ban on campaign ahead of the February 2021 local government election in the state.

Barr. Ayuba Usman Wandai, the Chairman of the Commission stated this when the State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC and Multilateral Cooperation paid an oversight visit to the commission to assess its 2020 budget.

Wandai said that the commission is on course towards the conduct of the local government election in the state.

” We are determined to conduct the local government election in the state  according to the law.

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” We are working on the February 2021 date as earlier announced by the commission except if there is any challenge.

” We have being seeing posters of aspirants for LG election but we have not lifted ban on campaigns yet,” he said.

Usman Wandai commended the committee for supporting the activities of the commission and called for its sustenance.

He assured of free, fair and credible Local government election in the state.

Earlier, Hon Mohammed Okpoku, the Chairman of the Committee said that they were in the democracy House to assess the 2020 budget performance of the commission.

Okpoku ( APC- Udege/ Loko) has assured of the committee’s readiness to partner with the commission in order to have transparent and peaceful local government election in the state.

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” We are ready to partner with you to ensure violence free Local government election in the state, ” he said.

Hon. Barr. Ayuba Usman Wandai #NASIEC Chairman. 

Hon Danladi Jatau ( PDP-Kokona West), the Minority Leader of the House urged the commission to conduct transparent, free and fair Local government election in the state in the interest of peace and sustainable democracy at the grassroots.

Meantime, the committee also paid an oversight visit to Nasarawa State Community and Social Development Agency where the committee expressed happiness with the activities of the Agency under the headship of its General Manager, Ahmed Saidu.

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Similarly,the committee also paid an oversight visit to the Nasarawa State Bilingual Education Project where the Project Manager, Hajiya Zainab Magaji appreciated the committee for supporting the activities of the project.a

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Afo Community Drums Support For Gov Sule On Purposeful Leadership – Lawmaker.

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Governor Abdullahi Sule and Hon. Mohammed Okpoku

ups and communities have continued to throw their weight behind the purposeful leadership of Nasarawa State Governor Engr. Abdullahi Sule.

This time around, Stakeholders in Eshi community, Udege Development Area said they have resolved to support Governor Abdullahi Sule beyond 2023.

Member representing Udege Loko at the state house of assembly, Hon Mohammed Okpoku told newsmen that the stakeholders made their position known during a meeting at his resident in Nasarawa local government Area today.

The meeting which was centered on unity among the people of the area as a panacea for achieving meaningful development also appraise the administration of Engineer Abdullahi Sule which according to them the state Governor deserved to be given a pat on the back considering his track records of achievements in the past one year in office.

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They particularly applauded Governor Abdullahi Sule for stemming the tide of insecurity in Udege Development Area and the provision of infrastructure such as rural roads in the area which according to them The people of Eshi community and Udege Development Area never had it so good than now.

The Eshi stakeholders including the special Adviser to the Governor on Government House Hon Samuel Egya and the chairman of Nasarawa local government Area Muhammad Sani Otto’s , Hon Patrick Ebine among other APC chieftains therefore declared total support for Governor Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023 and also past a vote of confidence on their member Hon Muhammad odege Okpoku for his quality representation.

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The meeting had in attendance all the elected councilors in Udege Loko constituency.

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No APC Member Will Contest Against Engineer Sule Come 2023 – Nasarawa West Stakeholders

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All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from the Nasarawa West Senatorial zone has assured Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, that no member of the party from the zone will contest against him come 2023.

The Nasarawa West stakeholders made their resolve known while paying a solidarity visit on Engineer Sule, at the Government House, on Friday.

Leader of the Nasarawa West delegation and first civilian governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said the zone is satisfied with the leadership style of Engineer Sule, in terms of spreading the dividends of democracy across the state.

Senator Adamu said they were at the Government House specifically to commend Engineer Sule for his exemplary leadership, as well as restate their loyalty to his administration.

“We are here to tell the world that we have nobody from our zone who will contest against you, you are our candidate come 2023,” he declared.

Senator Adamu thereafter moved a motion in support of the resolution, after which state House of assembly members from the zone, seconded the motion for the adoption of Engineer Sule as the candidate of the zone come 2023.

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The former governor thereafter invited all prominent stakeholders from the zone to join him at the podium, to declare full support for Engineer Sule as sole candidate of the APC come 2023.

He said the Nasarawa West senatorial zone is appreciative of the developmental strides of the Governor since his assumption of office barely a year and some months ago, particularly in the zone.

Senator Adamu identified ongoing roads construction, the Karu Mega Bus Terminal, the Keffi Square and Neighbourhood Market, as all geared towards improving the economic wellbeing of the people of the zone.

The zone commended the Governor for his initiative on security, which has restored peace across the state, especially in Umaisha and Toto communities, adding that farmers are now back on their farms after initial fears that they may not be able to access their farms following rampant cases of banditry and kidnapping.

Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Governor Abdullahi Sule

Senator Adamu applauded Engineer Sule for giving security the desired priority as according to him, no meaningful development can take place without peace.

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He equally appreciated the Governor on the inroads of his administration in the area of agriculture, particularly in the area of attracting commercial agriculture to the state, which will not only create employment for the teeming youths of the state but also bring much needed development.

The Nasarawa West senatorial zone used the opportunity of the visit to employ Engineer Sule to convey their appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, for his interest in the development of Nasarawa State.

Senator Adamu then urged Engineer Sule not to deviate from his style of inclusive governance, where every part of the state is being carried along.

Responding, Engineer Sule expressed gratitude for the show of love by the Nasarawa West Senatorial zone, stressing that his major desire on assumption of office was to ensure that there was peace and unity in the state.

The Governor said he will remain grateful to the Architect of Modern of Nasarawa State, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura, who supported him throughout the journey to the Government House.

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He noted however that Senator Al-makura wouldn’t have done it alone but for the support of the Nasarawa West Senatorial zone, for which he said he will also remain grateful.

“I want to assure you that we identify, appreciate, we adore and will be forever appreciative of this support that we received, out of which we are here today to give our little contribution to develop the state,” he stated.

While also appreciating President Buhari for giving all the support to the state in the collective efforts to address the issue of security, the Governor promised to convey their message to the President.

Prominent personalities that spoke at the event include, Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, former APC gubernatorial aspirant, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, Architect Jafaar Ibrahim, APC Zonal Vice Chairman, Alhaji Iyal Hassan and former Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Dr. Zainab Ahmed.

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