By Yahaya Idris, Keffi.
Members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Sunday pitched their tent with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State.
The event Held at the Emir’s place in Keffi Local Government Area, the defectors were led by a former National Assembly member, Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana and lawmaker representing Keffi East at the State house of Assembly Hon. Abdul’aziz SK Danladi into the party.
The Caretaker committee Chairman of APC in the state, Mr. John Mamman, led a high-powered delegation of state executive council of the party to Keffi to receive the defectors into the party.
Mamman, who handed over the party’s flag to Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana, Hon. Abdulaziz Danladi SK and other notable chieftains commended them for returning to APC and said the party would continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the people, adding that the defectors should return to their wards for registration.
The ceremony was attended by the dignitaries included the National Assembly meHeers, State assembly members, APC Caretaker chairmen, women leaders across the State.
The member representing Keffi East and Chairman house Committee on works and transport, Hon. Abdulaziz Danladi SK who was one of SDP leaders that defected to APC said the Governor’s effort aimed at providing dividends to the people of the State informed his decision to pitch tent with APC.
He also pleaded with Nasarawa youths to join hands with Governor Sule led administration to take the state to an enviable heights.
He appealed with the youths to shun the social media attacked and prayed for success of this administration.
The youthful lawmaker used the medium to empower some party loyalists who have distinguished themselves and work for the party progress, program and activities of his office.
Items presented to beneficiaries included, 2 cars, 10 motorcycles, 5 generators set, 5 vulcanizing machines, bags of cow feeds, 10 pieces of barbing clippers and presentation of cash worth million of naira to party women, scholarship to 50 students, cash worth million of naira presented to the youths organizations and cash presented to 50 disabled persons.
The lawmaker promised to sustain the gesture and call for more Support to enable him to do more for his people.
Hon. Ishaq Ahmed kana, who was a former Governorship candidate under the platform of SDP and a strong loyalist of a former governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said he defected from SDP to APC based on the excellent achievements of the state governor, Engineer Abdullahi Suleiman Sule.
He stated that he joined APC because of the good governance Sule led administration has been rendering to the people of the state, adding that the governor has not disappointed the people who thought he would fail based on the fact that he came straight into governorship seat from the private sector.
Kana, explained that he has been in politics for up to 4 decades in the state adding that he and other notable political leaders passed through the school of politics of a former governor of the state, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, who have been the one determining whoever that would win any election in western zone, irrespective of political affiliations.
He said he, and more than 5,000 followers decamped from SDP to APC and would work assiduously for the continuation of good governance in the state and success of the party in the State.
Hon. Kana appealed to the State Governor to Intervene by finishing some of his projects embarked when he was at the Assembly which included, Karu Electrification Project: Gunduma to Gitata, uninstalled transformer at Gora (Nike), Sabo Gidan Mallan Ango to Pambarau. And Kokona, Angwan Doka, Jama’an Alu, Kofar Gwari to Bakin Ayini Village still uncompleted.
Construction of seven Kilometers road from Amba to Bakin Ayini not completed and this has been given sleepless night calling for his urgent Intervention.
The senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District and former Governor of the State, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has hailed the decisions of the SDP leaders and its followers to return back home in order to join hands with the Governor to deliver on his campaign promises which he has started.
Adamu described their decisions as timely and a huge progress on the side of APC. Assured them of equal treatment.
The Senator who is more concern about the Governor’s second term bid, stating he and critical stakeholders from the western region have agreed to support
On his part, the State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule in his brief addressed commended the defectors for their wise decisions to rejoined their promising to carried them along.
He also brief the gathering what his administration has achieved in area of infrastructure, security, education, healthcare, agriculture, youth and women empowerment among them.
Members of SDP that defected to APC included the leaders from the 3 senatorial districts of the State.
Ex- Nigerian Governor Conspicuously Declared PDP Dead, Announces 2023 As Burial Date
Ahead of 2023 elections in the country political class are now into alignment and realignment on how to either continue or wrestle power from ruling party.
Globaltimesnigeria.com gathered that former Adamawa state Governor, Bala James Ngilari, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no future in Nigeria because it is a dying party.
Ngilari said this at the state All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting on Saturday in Yola.
The former governor who defected to APC in 2020, was the PDP’s Adamawa North Senatorial Candidate at the 2019 general election.
”One of the reasons why I dumped PDP for APC is that PDP is a dying party. In fact, PDP is dead and it will be buried in 2023.
”Secondly, I don’t see PDP as an alternative for the future of Nigeria, because the contradictions in the party will make its members go to the graveyard and we will help them bury themselves.
”And the reason why I identified myself with APC is because of its laudable objectives that will take us to the promised land and give hope to our future generations,” Ngilari said.
He said that any nationalist who wanted the country to move to the next level should join APC as it has no alternative at present.
He said that there was hope for Nigeria and its citizens under the APC led Federal Government, urging progressive politicians across the country to rally round the party.
” I wish those who chose to remain in PDP well, ” Ngilari said.
He said that the APC currently has 90 percent followership in Adamawa, assuring that the party would take over the state in 2023.
“Adamawa has abundant natural resources if properly harnessed, the resources would boost the economy of the state and the country at large,” he said.
He called on the people of the state to support APC for the future and development of the state.
Uganda Election: Bobi Wine Says He won’t Accept Compromise Results, Citing Irregularities
Uganda’s opposition frontrunner in this week’s presidential election said on Friday he has rejected early preliminary results released by the electoral commission.
“We are winning,” Bobi Wine told a news conference at his home in the capital in which he alleged fraud and violence in Thursday’s polls but did not provide evidence.
His claims have not been independently verified by VAM News.
According to our sources said that the United States and the European Union, which have previously deployed observation missions for Ugandan elections, did not deploy teams this time, 2021.
Gov Sule’s Continuity Will Ensure Stability In Nasarawa – Says Sen. Adamu
Former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West), has said that a second term in office for incumbent Governor of the state, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, will ensure continuity and stability in the state.
Senator Adamu stated this in a speech when he led stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the Western Senatorial zone, on a thank-you visit on Engineer Sule, at the Government House, on Wednesday.
The lawmaker, who led stakeholders of the ruling party from his senatorial zone, to thank the Governor for appointing one of their own, Dr. John Mamman, as the state Caretaker Chairman of the APC, pointed out that a second term for Engineer Sule would ensure the Governor continues with laudable development strides.
Highlighting on the qualities of the state APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Adamu hailed the decision of the Governor to appoint Dr. Mamman to lead the party in the state.
The lawmaker however pointed out that to whom much was given, much was expected, and as such, the Western Senatorial zone must ensure that Dr. Mamman succeeds as the Chairman of the APC.
Senator Adamu stressed therefore that the only way the zone can show support for this magnanimous gesture from the Governor, is for the zone must to ensure that every nook and cranny in the zone is delivered to the APC.
Like their previous visit to the Government House, the Nasarawa West APC stakeholders, restated their total support for the Governor, declaring further that Engineer Sule remains the only viable candidate for the zone come 2023.
Senator Adamu however called on the Governor that despite the total support from the Western zone, he should continue with his development efforts and not to go to sleep.
Responding, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, commended the leadership, unity and cohesiveness of the people of the Nasarawa West Senatorial zone, urging them to sustain the tempo, not only for hos political ambition, but for the development of the zone.
According to the Governor, his administration is always encouraged to do more not only for the zone but Nasarawa State as a whole, mostly because of the massive support from the zone, especially whenever the state government initiates something that will go to the zone.
Engineer Sule described the appointment of Dr. John Mamman as the state Caretaker Chairman of the APC as the choice of God, adding that the interim party chairman never showed any interest to occupy the office.
He described Dr. Mamman as a loyal party man, who is honest, competent and has the capacity to lead the party in the state.
Commenting on the support from the zone, Engineer Sule informed the stakeholders that, considering his experience from the organized private sector, It’s not in his character to fall asleep while working to achieve an objective.
The Governor hinted on the strategy he will use to vanquish any opposition ahead of the 2023 general election, saying that the best way to deal with the opposition is to take a position that will scare them out of the competition.
“You do that in politics by doing the best you can. If I am suppose to construct 10 roads, my plan is to construct 20.
“If there is expectations from the people for me to build 200 schools, my plan is to build 400 schools,” he stated.
Engineer Sule said this was the best way to approach the opposition is by performance, by doing things that will make it difficult for somebody to come forward as a challenger.
“This is our plan for APC. It’s not a plan within APC but for APC against others. If there is any political party that is coming to override us, our plan is to override them,” Engineer Sule said.
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