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Again, APC Crisis Deepens As Rotimi Amaechi, The Transport Minister Suspended

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The Igo Aguma-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has suspended the Transport Minister and former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, from the party.

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The development has deepened the crisis in the state APC as both camps strived to gain control of the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The Amaechi’s group of the party had at the weekend declared the suspensions of Senator Magnus Abe, Igo Aguma, Livingstone Wechie, Wogu Boms and all caretaker committee leaders inaugurated by Aguma.

Aguma in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Livingstone Wechie, also said the APC had written to the Rivers State Electoral Commission (RISIEC) to declare its readiness to partake in the forthcoming local government election in the state.

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Wechie said the decision to suspend Amaechi from the party was taken at an extraordinary Executive meeting presided over by Aguma in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

He said the meeting was well-attended by the statutory executive members, who participated physically and virtually to take major decisions affecting the party.

The statement said the State Executive Caretaker Committee ratified the recommendation of the State Disciplinary Committee of the party which looked into the decision of the ward and local government chapters to suspend Amaechi, who hails from Ward 8, Ikwerre Local Government Area for anti-party activities.

He said: “The State Executive Committee also accepted and ratified the decision of the State Disciplinary Committee to uphold the indefinite suspension of Isaac Ogbobula by the Ward 10 and LGA Executive of Ahoada-East Local Government Area of Rivers State. Isaac Ogbobula is hereby suspended indefinitely from APC Rivers.

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“The state chairman briefed the executive committee meeting that he received communication from the APC executive of Gokana LGA to the effect that both Ward 16, Bera and the Gokana LGA chapters of the party have expelled Chief Victor Giadom from the APC as well as a report from Emohua LGA chapter that both Ward 4 and Emohua Local Government chapter of the party in Rivers State has suspended Senator Chief Andrew Uchendu from the APC.

“The executive committee referred both reports from Emohua and Gokana Local Government Areas on Chief Victor Giadom and Senator Andrew Uchendu to the State Disciplinary Committee for further action in line with Article 21 of APC Constitution.”

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He said the state executive committee mandated Aguma to write a letter to RISIEC communicating the readiness of the APC to fully participate in the April 17th 2021 local government election in the state.

the Transport Minister and former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi

He said: “The state caretaker committee also expressed commitment to work assiduously to bring the party to reckoning in Rivers state. We, therefore, urge our teeming members and supporters to stay focused as we collectively usher in the new dawn of APC in Rivers state.”

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Kogi Students demand apology from Senator Adeyemi over uncomplimentary comments on education sponsors.

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Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku
Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku
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The National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS) has demanded an unreserved apology from Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West) over his alleged uncomplimentary statement made to spite philanthropists and well meaning citizens that have been contributing to the development of education in the state.

National President of NAKOSS, Rachael Mojirola Balogun in a statement she issued in Lokoja and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, noted with grave disappointment the unwarranted attacks on patriots committed to the development of the Kogi students and the improvement of the education sector.

The students , particularly picked hole on the Senator’s comments against the Pharmacist Abdulkareem Asuku Youth Empowerment Foundation, an NGO that is known for Youth Empowerment, Education, Scholarships and Health intervention.

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They totally condemned and described as unacceptable by the entire students of Kogi state, the retrogressive statements and an attack on PAAYEF or any scheme that helps students and the development of education sector in the state.

Senator Adeyemi was quoted to have criticised some philanthropists for embarking on providing Scholarships, empowering youth and women, health care, reviving educational activities like quiz and debates among students of secondary schools across the state.

” The just concluded quiz, debate and scholarship programme has drawn applause and commendation from within and outside Kogi state, because it has helped, reawaken the students and reminded the general public of the glorious days of school debates, quizzes and competitions.

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“Anybody speaking against such a lofty program is an enemy of the educational sector in general and the students in particular.” The students said.

They contended that no individual should allow political ambition to play down the students of the state, and therefore call on every well to do sons and daughters of Kogi state to emulate the PAAYEF giant strides in human capacity development and make contributions for the betterment of the future leaders of the country.

Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku

Kogi west Senator, Smart Adeyemi and Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Hon. Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku

They therefore proclaim that the entire students of Kogi state demand an official apology from Senator Smart Adeyemi over the statements and begin to make his own contribution to students, begining from his country home.

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Just In: Kogi West APC chieftain, Tajudeen Bisimilahi Felicitates Abdulahi Bello, other officers on their monumental victories at the polls.

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Just In: Kogi West APC chieftain, Tajudeen Bisimilahi Felicitates Abdulahi Bello, other officers on their monumental victories at the polls.
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An ardent supporter of the governing All Progressives Congress from the Western Senatorial district of Kogi State, Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilahi has joined other well wishers to felicitate with the newly re-elected State Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullah Bello and other party Officers for their massive victories at the just concluded State Congress .

Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilahi in a message of felicitation to the Chairman and made available to Media Houses in Lokoja, the state capital on The Tuesday, also eulogized and acknowledged the inroad made by Governor Yahaya Bello for creating a favourable working environment which climaxed to a rancour free Congress.

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Why x-raying the performances of All Progressives Congress under the watch of Honourable Abdulahi Bello during his first tenure, Bisimilahi observed that the party had made successful outings in all the elections during the first term of the Chairman

He identified the state assembly, National assembly, Presidential, Governorship and the last year Local Government council elections held in the state were all won by the party.

Honourable Tajudeen Bisimilah expressed implicit confidence in the capacity of Abdullahi Bello and his team to continue to deliver on their mandates as party’s supporters and critical stakeholders count on them to inject fresh ideas that will catapult the party to the next of successes .

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He appealed to other party Officers to mobilize queue cooperation and support to the state chairman to enable him churn out policies and programmes that will make the party to sustain its lead especially as the nation’s prepare for another general elections.

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Hon. Tajudeen Bidimilahi

Tajudeen Bisimilahi prayed Almighty Allah (SWT) in His infinite merry and grace to continued to give the chairman and his team the requisite wisdom, knowledge , sound health and strength in the collective task to building a virile political party that will be love by all.

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2023: Nasarawa Assembly Says It’s Will Consult Leaders On State Position Over Presidency

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As 2023 election draw nearer
group under the aegis of North Central Renaissance Movement ( NCRM), has appealed to the members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and Nigerians to support the North Central Zone to produce the next president of the country come 2023.

Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, the Chairperson of the movement made the call when he led other members of the group on an advocacy visit to the members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly today in Lafia.

K’tso said that supporting the region to produce the next president of the country was in the interest of fairness, justice and equity.

He added that since Independence to date, North Central has not produce any democratically elected president or vice president in the country.

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” We are here to appeal to you to support our movement to enable North Central to produce the next president of our country come 2023.

” Since 1960 to date, the region has not produce a president in the country.

” We are pleading for your support, voice so that the region will be in the Villa come 2023.

” We have the capacity to rule the country as we are appealing to our brothers in the North and South to support our region to become the next president of the country come 2023,”

” We are tired of National Chairmanship position. We want the president of the country come 2023,” he added.

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Responding, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House appreciated the group for the visit.

The speaker, who was represented by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Umar Tanko Tunga said that the House would make wider consultations with the stakeholders of the state in order to take its position on 2023 presidency in the country.

” Our position is that we will open up, we will reach out to see how we can add salt and other ingredients to this movement.

” We have our son and our political leader, Sen. Umar Tanko Al-Makura, who has made an open declaration with our support to aspire for APC National Chairman.

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” We will consult with leaders of the State and speak with one and very strong voice.

” It is a redefine movement, we we will reach out and see how we will redefine it, get opinions and come out with one stand.

Nasarawa Assembly members and the political group

Nasarawa Assembly members and the political group

” As people’s representatives, we will go back to our people and elders to speak with one voice as a state.

” As we pray and hope that God will give us the best from this positive struggle” he said.

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