By Yahaya Idris, Keffi.
According to history Since return of democracy in 1999 the emergence of different political office holders in Nasarawa State, particular from the western region of the state none had performed credibly and to the expectations of their people as Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana.
Many have comes onboard to contribute their quota but Hon. Ishaq Ahmed kana’s era overwhelmed others with achievements cut across board.
Hon Ishaq Ahmed kana unlike other politicians who seek reelection into same political offices he always look ahead and paving way for younger generation to take leadership positions to contribute their quota.
He formerly served as DG Protocol to Governor Abdullahi Adamu, former State Assembly member where he represented the good people of Kokona constituency and House of Representatives Member representing Karu, Keffi and Kokona federal constituency. His aspiration was not born out of greed or thirst for power rather a genuine offer to serve his people at different capacity.
His achievements so far:
While at the National Assembly his achievements was described as outstanding considering the impact he has recorded on the life of the common man on the street in his constituency and beyond. Despite outright cut in salaries and other related allowances he was able to provide for his people.
Though, his primary responsibility as a representative is strictly to make laws for the good governance of the people; Hon. Ishaq Ahmed kana defied all odds by providing and sponsoring the following:
Construction of Primary Healthcare Centre in his home town Kana community
Distribution of free wheelchairs to some hospitals and clinics across the three LGAs that made up the constituency.
Free medical outreach to the people in his constituency a program he sustain in the area for every quarter of the year.
Sponsor Free treatment of patients in some major hospitals in Keffi, Kokona and Karu LGAs
Payment/offsetting of medical bills of some patients who cannot afford in his constituency
Considering the important of education in transforming the society, Hon. Ishaq Ahmed kana embarked on massive investment in the sector with sole aimed to assist the teeming youths;
Distributed over 128 Laptops to some students in the three LGAs
Payment of WAEC/NECO worth over 3.5 million in his constituency a program that have brought great relief to the parents these beneficiaries, this is in addition to the well-organized scholarship scheme that will soon commence.
Secured admission into higher institution of learning to over 400 candidates within and outside the country.
Renovation of block of 2 Nos classroom with a well furnished office at Panda Development Area of Karu LGA.
Construction of 3 Nos Block of classrooms with an office attached at the Federal Government College, Keffi.
He facilitated the payment/offsetting of registration fees to some students for their outstanding performance
Hon. Ishaq Ahmed kana consider women empowerment as the center-point of approach to social welfarism. In view of the above consideration, he was able to provide the following:
Distribution of over 10, 000 rappers to women across the constituency
Distribution of over 2,000 Grinding machines
Distribution of over 400 Sewing Machines
Individual empowerment and cash donations worth over 6 million naira to women with related problem or the other
The persisted problem of electricity then has been teething not only in his constituency but in the whole country. The obsolete nature of transformers has been a source of worries in the area. In view of the fact that he embarked on the following:
Purchase and installation of 37 Nos of Transformers
Rural electrification project from Kokona, Angwan Mallam Mango to Pam Barau.
From Kokona Angwan Doka, Jama, am – Alu, Kufan Gwari, Bakin Ayini and Amba.
Electrification of Gunduma Gitata to Panda
Electrification of Gora, Roguwa to Saka
Power supply extension from Mallacin Idi to Tudun Wada in Keffi LGA
Power supply extension to Nasarawa LG
Considering the role of youth as the engine commanding height of the economy, Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana decided to identified himself with them in the following areas:
Distribution of over 130 motorcycles
Distribution of 63 tricycles (Keke NAPEP)
Distribution of 83 different brand of cars to the youths
Cash worth of 9 million naira shared to teeming youths based on their related personal problems
Secured employment to over 76 individuals at different capacities within the State and FCT, Abuja.
Social and General Welfare:
His Intervention in this area earned him the named “Grand Commander Of Social Welfarism In Nigeria”.
Distribution of variety of grains to the disabled worth 13 million naira
Distribution of variety of grains during festivities such as Christmas, Ramadan, Sallah and other ceremony worth 26 million naira.
Distribution of Rams, Goats and Cows during festivities
Provision of 100/50 landed properties to several well-wishers and campaign team; Over 220 people benefitted from this gesture.
Ishaq kana Sponsor over 63 people to perform, 49 people lesser Hajj and 40 people to Jerusalem.
Sunk over 140 functional motorized boreholes at situated across the constituency.
Construction of major road from Amba Bakin Ayini to Kufan Gwari.
In Delta State APC Boycott LG Elections
Following today Local Government Council Election, The All Progressives Congress, APC in Unit 1, Ward 9 in Urhoka Community, Abraka in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State backed out of the local government elections in the area.
An APC Chieftain, Mr. Akpokiniovo Edwin disclosed this in a telephone chat with newsmen in Abraka.
He said the DSIEC officials arrived at the polling unit at about 10am with other electoral materials but ha no original
According to him, “We cannot go ahead with the elections. At the end of the day, the result will be collated despite using result sheets and the results will be declared. As it is now, no election result sheets, no elections.”
The APC faithful who applied diplomacy in their actions asked the DSIEC officials who didn’t come down from their vehicle to return to their office.
When Obaseki, Oshiomhole Finally Meets in Auchi, Says They’re Both Sons Of Edo With Interest Of The State At Heart
EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the weekend maintained that he has no personal grudges against his predecessor and former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, but only dislikes his style of politics.
Obaseki disclosed this to journalists in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state, at the centenary birthday Thanksygiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi.
Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with covid-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with interest of the state at heart.
The governor said: “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart.”
The governor said the Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was scheduled to hold this Saturday, was postponed due to the local government elections taking place in Delta State.
“The Zonal Congress, which was to hold today has been postponed to Tuesday and it’s a normal routine to satisfy the party’s constitution; there is nothing amiss,” he added.
On his part, Oshiomhole, who was a guest at the event, hailed his successor, Governor Obaseki, describing him as ‘his brother and friend.’
Oshiomhole stated: “Once the governor speaks, the matter ends. The governor knows that pensioners here might not be able to do much, that is why he said every other thing required to complete the hostel of the Catholic School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uzairue, his government will do.”
Supreme Court dismisses appeals by Oshiomhole
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals filed by a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the ex-caretaker committee chairman of the party in Rivers State, Igo Aguma over Mr. Aguma’s sack.
In a unanimous judgment, a five-man panel of the apex court upheld the December 29, 2020 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which set aside an earlier judgment of the high court of rivers state.
In the lead judgment prepared by Justice Adamu Jaoru, but read on by justice Amina Augie, the court held that the appeal was without merit because it was plagued with a litany of jurisdictional issues.
The Supreme Court said the judgment in the appeal by Mr. Aguma should be applied to the one filed by Mr. Oshiomhole, in which the former APC national chairman, among others, queried the jurisdiction of the Appeal Court in Abuja to have heard the case.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, in its December 29, 2020 judgment had set aside the June 2020 judgment of Justice George Omereji of the High Court of Rivers State in Port Harcourt and sacked Mr. Aguma as acting/caretaker committee chairman of APC in Rivers State.
The appeal court equally affirmed the appointment of Isaac Abbot Ogbobula as the caretaker committee chairman of the Rivers State APC.
It held that it is the exclusive right of the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress under the party’s constitution to appoint a caretaker committee for any organ of the party.
In reaction to the judgement, the sacked chairman, Hon Igo Aguma has dumped the All Progressives Congress.
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