The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has confirmed his defection to the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Umahi told journalists in Abakaliki on Tuesday that he had no regrets leaving the PDP.
The governor said he moved to the APC because of “injustice” meted out to the South-east by the PDP.
He said that he had no deal with the APC or any member of the party with regards to the zoning of the presidential position to the region.
He said: “I want to clear the air that I never sought (for) PDP presidential ticket and I will not. So whoever that said that I moved to APC because they refused to zone the ticket to me is being very mischievous.
“Even if PDP promises somebody presidential ticket how does it work where over 8000 delegates will be voting. And such promise cannot happen with more than 10 or 20 people so people are being very mischievous about that.
“There are a lot of qualified persons from South-east. Some people say I was promised lots of things by the APC, there was no such discussion. APC never promised me any position, they never promised South-east any position.
“However, I offered this movement as a protest to injustice being done to South-east by the PDP. Since 1999, the South-east have supported the PDP. At a time the five states were all PDP. One of the founding members of the PDP was from South-east, the late former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme.
“It is absurd that since 1999 going to 2023, the South-east will never be considered to run for presidency under the PDP. And this is my position and will continue to be my position. It had nothing to do with me or my ambition,” Mr Umahi said.
Umahi insisted that he would continue to agitate for the interest of the South-east in or out of office.
He said he has decided to become the “sacrificial lamb” that would be crucified for the interest and good of the South-east as a zone.
The Ebonyi State governor said he was not driven by selfish reasons.
He said that he has since 2019 started the agitation for South-east Presidency, insisting that the zone must get it right now or else wait for another couple of years to get such opportunity again.
Mr Umahi further noted that despite his movement to the APC, he would not castigate the Peoples Democratic Party.
He still expressed hope that the PDP will consider the region and zone the Presidency to South-east for equity and fairness.
Mr Umahi, who said he might quit politics in 2023, said he has not yet declared interest for the presidency and would support any candidate from the zone for the position.
On the reason given by the PDP that it was not yet time for the issue of zoning, the governor said the PDP leadership was being economical with the truth.
“In 2015, PDP had zoned the next presidential slot to the north against 2019. Then the statement in Bauchi that the presidential slot is open to all parts of the country and the overtures and scheming to remove most members of the National Working Committee, these are some of the indications that the party has no intention of zoning it to the South-east.
“The point is very simple. In 2023, I would have been in PDP between 23 and 24 years and south east never really supported APC the way they are supporting PDP and in that 2023, they would have been eight years in office but it would have been about 23 years going.
“So, I believe strongly that the will of God will come to play but I believe that APC is amenable to working with South-east from all indication, it’s amenable and I also believe that until justice and equity is implanted in this nation Nigeria, it is difficult for Nigeria to make progress,” Mr Umahi said.
CEDO 4 GYB2PYB Unveils The Abridged Profile Of The Group Director of Finance and A Former Commissioner In Niger State
Hon Muhammad Mudi was born on the 1st April 1960 into to the family of Mal. Mudi Muhammad, The Chief Imam of Diko, Suleja Local Government, Niger State.
He Attended LEA Primary School Diko in 1969-1975 and Proceeded to Government Secondary School Kuta in 1975-1980, He went further to Federal School of Arts and Sciences Suleja in 1980-1981 and later got admitted to the Prestigious University of Sokoto(Danfodio University) Pre-degree studies in 1981-1983.
After Completion of his Pre-Degree Program he then gained full admission as Undergraduate Student at the University of Sokoto (Danfodio University) where he studied and graduated with Bsc Hon Management Studies in 1983-1986.
As a Young and Brilliant manager, He Proceeded to further his Education.
He later enrolled into Great University of Lagos Akoka Lagos, where he studied and Awarded with Masters of Public Administration in 1998-2000.
Hon Mudi Muhammed did his NYSC as a Classroom Teacher in Amper Community Secondary school Amper, Plateau State in I986-1987.
He was employed as Assistant Superintendent of Immigration in 1988 and was called back by his community the good People of Suleja to join active politics in the year 2001.
Therefore, He Voluntarily Retired From Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
He was made the Secretary of Abukwaka Local Government Suleja in 2001-2002, He Later became the Chairman of Abukwaka Local Government Suleja in 2002-2003, Then, he was Appointed as the Special Adviser to His Excellency The Executive Governor of Niger State on Agriculture in 2003-2004.
Because of his exhibiting very high level of performance and loyalty he was then elevated to the position of Director General in Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Niger State in 2004-2007.
In 2007, he went into the Private Sector and worked with EL- Muhmuod Nig Ltd as the Director of Finance and Administration.
Between 2007-2008, Following the 2007 General election a new Government came to Power with Governor Aliyu Babangida who found him worthy again to be saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the whole projects in Niger State, he was appointed Special Adviser on Project Monitoring between 2008-2010.
Some months later he resigned and went back to Private Sector as the MD/CEO of EL-Muhmuod Nig Ltd in 2010-2017.
With The amalgamation of various political Parties to form APC made him abandoned PDP and found his way to APC.
After the 2015 election, he was appointed as Commissioner for Mineral Resources 2017-2018 and later was made the Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry between 2018- 25th May 2019..
Hon Mudi Muhammed is the present Coordinator of Suleja Smart City.
He is married to a Beautiful wife and Children.
Based on his Track record and Trustworthiness he was appointed by the Executive Director of Chief Edward David Onoja Presidential campaign group for Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello 2023 as the Director of Finance in June 2021.
Nasarawa LG Polls: APC’s Aliyu Tashas Wins Toto LG Chairmanship Primaries
….As Nasarawa Speaker Congratulates APC Candidate.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmanship primaries in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa state, for the October 6, 2021 Council election in the area.
The retuning officer for the primaries, Usman Bala, while declaring the result at legislative chambers of the local government, said Hon Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, scored 289 votes, Dr Zakari Shuaibu, 41 votes while Hon Mohammed Ohikwo Isah, scored zero.
He said: “By the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and the electoral act, 2015, “I, Usman Bala, the retuning officer for the chairmanship primary election for Toto local government area of Nasarawa state,”.
“And by the power conferred on me by the electoral act, declared Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, as winner of the chairmanship primaries for Toto local government area of Nasarawa state and is hereby retuned elected,” he said.
Speaking to newsmen over the election, speaker of the state house of assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, congratulated the entire people of Toto local government area and the winner of the chairmanship primaries as well as delegates that participated in the election.
He said he was impressed with maturity exhibited by all the three aspirants and their supporters for ensuring the exercise went on successfully without any rancour, saying the ruling APC shall emerged victorious at the polls.
“And I will also want to use this medium to appreciate the security agents and party delegates for ensuring the process was peaceful. And I will also want to call on the chairmanship candidate to ensure he work closely with the losers in order to ensure the party emerged victorious at the polls,” he said.
Reacting, the chairmanship candidate, Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, expressed delight and appreciated the party’s delegates for voting for him overwhelming during the primaries.
He also commended his opponents for accepting defeat at the primaries, while assuring that he will work closely with them to ensure the APC continue to wax stronger and emerged victorious during the October, 2021 council election in the area.
“Honestly, I am very elated for maturity exhibited by my opponents, as immediately I was declared winner, they both came and embraced me and I want to assure we shall work together as one family to move APC forward and ensure we win the forthcoming Chairmanship election by the grace of God,” he said.
CEDO 4 GYB2PYB Unveils The Abridged Profile Of The Group’s National Woman Leader
BRIEF PROFILE OF HAJIYA SHAFA’ATU IBRAHIM NA’ALA
The prominent Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala was born in the ancient city of Gusau, the State Capital of Zamfara State in the Northwest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 17th May 1977. She was successfully brought up by the same famous and reputable family in Zamfara State called ” Na’ala Family”.
Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala basically obtained her basic education at Sarkin Kudu Sulaiman Primary School and certified in 1987. She attended Government Girls Secondary School Kotorkoshi from 1988-1994 and thereafter College of Education Sokoto where she read Business Education from 1995-1998.
The great Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala went to the most peaceful University in Nigeria, the Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto where she had Bachelor of Science Education Economics in 2008. A diploma in computer 2011 and currently Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling with the National Open University of Nigeria as she is as well a Lecturer at Zamfara College of Arts and Science GUSAU (ZACAS).
Hajiya Na’ala joined politics in 1999 holding various positions which include Women’s Leader of the great and popular movement of Malam Shehu Isah (Barden Gusau) , Publicity Secretary, Zamfara State Women’s Leader Koguna Volunteer Organization among other political positions respectively.
Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala has marvelously championed her passion for advocating women’s participation in active politics with a view to having due rights for the entire Women folks and Children.
She is however an entrepreneur who has been committed to activate women’s zeal to entrepreneurship for self-reliance and socio-economic growth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She is the MD of Na’ ala multi links Nigeria limited and also MD at Na’ala chrome furniture enterprises
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