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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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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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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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“Bassa APC Should Stop Telling Lies”, — David Alfred-Dogwo

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Hon David Alfred-Dogwo

When a candidate for the forthcoming local government council election in Bassa was to emerged through what is claimed to be affirmation, none among the over ten other Chairmanship aspirants was informed nor invited to the venue except the present bearer of the form issued by the party. A primary election or affirmation venue that ordinarily should be in Oguma the headquarter of the local government area was moved to a secret room at Confluence Hotel, Lokoja. Yet, none of us complained.

Myself and the rest of other aspirant’s resolved was to respect party’s decision knowing fully that even if he goes for two tenure, he will not be there forever.

The leaders of the party who should ordinarily call the rest of us to dialogue and cooperate with the candidate refuse to do so but rather have made their resolve to do a way with the rest of the aspirants in all activities of the party in the local government.

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So, why is the party in Bassa local government going about telling lies to those who care to listen that, the rest of other aspirants are no more interested to work for the party?

“I use this opportunity to inform the general public that, the cooked lies from the leadership of the party in Bassa local government should be disregarded. And to further refer them to the Bible in the book of Mark chapter 3 verse 5 that if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”.

As it is, the APC in Bassa local government is presently wallowing in a political storm of division, where just about 30% of the leaders have come together under one umbrella to shun away the over 70% majority belonging to camps of the other contestants in the chairmanship race. And this is not good for the party.

Secondly, to those leading the crusade that a Bassa-kwomu (whose turn it is to rule) can no longer be an executive Chairman in Bassa Local Government because of the crisis between her and the Egbura-Mozum except a Bassa-nge should better be reminded that; when a Bassa-kwomu was elected chairman, there was no crisis in the land. And when the Egbura-Mozum came to office, there was no crisis UNTIL the Bassa-nge came to power that the crisis started till date.

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So what is the justification that its only the Bassa-nge that can make peace? Soon we will know the real sponsors of the crisis.

A careful assessment of history in the election of Bassa Chairman into offices shows that the electorates have regard for the rotation of political power in the three districts (Bassa-kwomu, Bassa-nge & Egbura Mozum). The analysis below is a testimony to that effect.

In 2011 to 2013, late Hon. Musa Gwatana was produced from Bassa-kwomu. Between 2013 to 2016, Late Hon. Maigida Umar from Egbura-Mozum was elected. While in 2016 to 2020, Samuel Alumka from Bassa-nge was in office for four solid years. NOW, IT IS THE TURN OF BASSA-KWOMU.

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When the crusade that zoning formula should not be applied in Bassa local government area gained momentum, it showed a mischief of some leaders who are behind the shadows of the same crisis they preach to continue to the favour of the Bassa-nge and we are now begining to know the reason for the crisis in the land.

Hon David Alfred-Dogwo

“I, personally, is not against the current arrangement by the party that brought the candidate, but the local government party system should swallow their shame and be bold to carry others along”.

Those with the crusade that Bassa-kwomu and Egbura-Mozum can no longer be a chairman in the local government except the Bassa-nge should continue to sponsor the crisis so that the Bassa-nge will rule forever.

Thank you all.

DAVID ALFRED-DOGWO
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