Annoyed by the persistent crisis in his party
apart, President Muhammadu Buhari
yesterday I read the act of revolt to members of
Progressives Party (APC), warning
severely that from now on there would be
dire consequences for those who choose to disregard party guidelines.
To begin with, the president directed
party members to withdraw all
pending litigation and are presented for internal reconciliation.
Buhari sounded the warning in a
APC National emergency meeting
Executive Committee (NEC), held in
virtual platform in the presidential village to find a lasting solution to the recent leadership crisis that shook the party.
The NEC emergency meeting adopted all
the recommendations of the president and appointed governor of Yobe State, Mallam Mai Buni, as interim national president of APC, while Senator John Akpanudoede was appointed interim national secretary.
As part of the measures to end the party's crisis, the NEC, which is the party's second highest decision-making body after the National Convention, dissolved the party's National Work Committee (NWC).
In its place, APC formed a national committee of caregivers / extraordinary conventions chaired by Governor Buni who was immediately sworn in by the Federation's attorney general and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Interim committee members
include the governor of Niger, Sani Bello
North Central; governor of Osun state, Isiaka Oyetola, from the southwest; former Senate President Ken Nnamani of the Southeast; Stella Okorete, representing women; Dr. James Lalu, representing the physically challenged, Senator Abubakar Yusuf, representing the Senate; Hon Akinyemi Olaide, representing the Chamber of Deputies; David Lyon, representing south south; Abba Ari, representing the northwest; Prof
Tahir Mamman representing the Northeast;
Ismail Ahmed, representing young people, and John J. Akpanudoedehe, committee secretary.
Speaking during the NEC meeting,
President Buhari warned APC members that the party's gains could be reversed, as conflicts overshadow the main purpose of the service provided to people.
He urged party members to focus more on the big picture and to place more emphasis on party unity.
A statement by the presidential spokesman,
Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying:
“Dear party members, this is a very crucial moment in the life of our party and it is with a deep sense of concern that I am before you today to speak as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, elected on the platform. of our big party –
the All Progressives Congress.
“The issues currently faced by our
at this time, the parties must concern all members. At the moment, our big party is faced with internal disputes; there are ongoing disputes between some party members and we cannot clearly determine the status of certain members of the National Labor Committee (NWC). & # 39; & # 39;
The president expressed concern about
what he described as the change in loyalty
within the part and the inconsistency in
leadership he said exposed the government party to mockery.
that we are confident ”.
APC, led by Buni, writes INEC and corrects Ondo
Primary Guber For July 20
Meanwhile, on his first mission in
Taking office, APC's interim committee Mai Mala Buniled drafted the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), presenting the party's 13-member committee to the commission and also scheduling its primary election to the Ondo government on July 20. , 2020 was signed by Governor Buni and the committee secretary, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe.
The letter says: “I want to inform
its Commission that the National Agency
Executive Committee (NEC) of our great
party at its 8th meeting resumed in
Thursday, June 25, 2020, approved the
immediate dissolution of the National
Working Committee (NWC).
"The National Executive Committee also
constituted a Planning Committee of the National Convention for National / Extraordinary Caregivers ”.
On the conduct of the primary government
election in the state of Ondo, the party asked
the electoral empire to “kindly provide exercise monitoring”.
Non-NWC forum dissolves excesses
Meanwhile, a forum of the Non-National Association
The APC Working Committee (Non-NWC NEC) dissolved its executive after the dissolution of the National Working Committee.
He stated: “There are also other associated disputes over the legitimacy or otherwise of the holders of certain Party national offices. The Party is also contesting lawsuits and counterclaims, Orders and Counter-Orders and, in fact, Judgments and Counter-Judgments that are predominantly for different purposes.
“Faced with these issues, it is
obvious that the luck of the party
are currently at risk, management
of our party is becoming impossible and
consequently, there is an urgent need to
intervention to immediately stop new deviations and internal disputes, which can lead to total disintegration.
“What we see clearly emerging is that we are starting to self-destruct. This, my dear party members, is not only unfortunate, but absolutely stressful. & # 39; & # 39;
Accordingly, President Buhari proposed
that “the meeting may adopt the resolution developed as contained in the agenda and adopt resolutions, including: approving the immediate discontinuation of all pending disputes involving the party and its members; ratify the primary election held in the State of Edo; dissolve the current National Labor Committee and appoint / charge the extraordinary Convention Planning committee for the party. & # 39; & # 39;
He further reiterated the need to
discontinue all disputes involving
party members, who were linked to party issues, adding: “The directive had already been issued before, unfortunately some members have failed to comply with the directive. Therefore, at this time, a Party Resolution must be made which must be effectively applied with dire consequences for members who choose to ignore the directive. "
The president said that in order to return to the
“Ways to win”, APC must maintain cohesion by closing its ranks.
“We must be alive according to the time and the task at hand. As we all know, we are immediately faced with the forthcoming elections for governor in the states of Edo and Ondo. So, this is the time to bring our actions together. & # 39; & # 39;
Talking to the correspondents of the State House
after the meeting, president of
Progressive Governors and Kebbi Forum
The state governor, Atiku Bagudu, said that the
NWC's dissolution was unanimous
NEC decision that went well
He expressed satisfaction that the issues
tormenting the party had been put to rest
for the important decision at the meeting, which was also attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Vice President of the Senate, President of the Chamber, Vice President and Governors of APC.
Governor Bagudu said: “Your Excellency, the governor of Yobe State, has been tasked with leading the caregiver and convention planning committee. The committee also includes other governors.
“In fact, we are very grateful for
the President and the NEC expressed
confidence in the governors in naming these distinguished personalities and we are happy that today the issues that plague our party have been rested by these important decisions ”.
He congratulated the president for
intervening on the issue that affects the
urging party members not to distract him.
Governor Bagudu also disclosed that NEC
ratified the decisions taken by the NWC
with respect to the government government Edo
He continued: “Likewise, the meeting
ratified all the decisions being made in the Edo State primaries and in the screening primaries and a name will be properly forwarded to INEC, the name of our candidate in the Edo government elections and also the schedule of activities that will start the state primaries de Ondo that, by God grace, we will also present a candidate who will start under the leadership of the caretakers committee.
“We thank all of our supporters for putting
faith in our party and our party leaders
for all the support they have given
Mr. President, to achieve this wonderful
For his part, the governor of the state of Yobe said that
interim committee has a schedule of six
months to convene the national convention.
He said: “As a former bi-national
party secretary, I know the party very well. It's all about doing justice to everyone
party member because without justice there will be no peace and it all comes down to team play. I am a team player. I have a capable team that can work with me.
"If you don't manage crises, obviously
the crisis will manage it, so I will not allow any crisis from now on and the process of convening this NEC. I want to say that it is a continuation of the last warning issued and we said that we postponed and now it is a continuation of the last postponed meeting of NEC. All notices have been issued accordingly, so it is not an aberration.
He also dismissed hints that the
dissolution of the NWC was made to
reduce the powers of the national
party leader, Bola Tinubu.
He explained: “You mentioned the name
of one of our leaders, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the founding father of this party. We are all together to rescue this party from all of this.
Nobody is satisfied with the situation in which the party is operating now, because we are in court for several problems and crises.
“So, that decision was made by NEC to
address some of these problems. Therefore, nobody is a target and is against anyone. Asiwaju is one of the leaders of this party and one of the founders of the party ”.
In the convention timeline, he said: "The term of office is six months, during which we will do what we can, as enshrined in our constitution, and ensure that we strengthen the party and end it with the convention." Regarding the crisis in the states, he said: “The NEC is the highest organ of the party, if not the convention, and under our constitution, the NEC can act for a convention in the middle.
Whatever happened during the last
NWC culminating in primaries Edo has
has already been ratified by NEC. So, we're ready to go. All disputes will be removed ”.
APC President supports the NWC bag
The APC Presidents' Forum of States
yesterday applauded the dissolution of the NWC led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the NEC.
Group spokesman Malam Lawal
Liman expressed optimism that the party would be further strengthened with the decision to create the interim committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni to oversee the party's affairs.
Liman, who is president of Zamfara
The state chapter of the party said, “We have
said numberless times that APC is a
strong party because we have a strong leader and the NEC finally made a decision When addressing a press conference shortly after the NEC meeting in Abuja, the forum's new acting advertising secretary, Muhammad Sani Ibrahim, said Nelson Alapa that it is not NWC The forum was dissolved based on the decision of the majority of members.
The new officers to carry out the activities
forum members include interim president,
Hon Abuja Fakai; interim secretary, David
Okumagba and acting advertising secretary, Hon Muhammed Sani Ibrahim.
Ibrahim said: “On behalf of the majority
non-NWC members, I'm sealed
announce the decision of the members
NEC to express the discontent of
members due to leadership failure, ineffectiveness, uncooperative attitude, lack of transparency and accountability in administration, financial embezzlement and party infidelity.
Again, it's Obaseki V Ize-Iyamu For
Edo Governorship Race
Meanwhile, Edo State Governor Godwin
Obaseki, yesterday the Peoples arose
Democratic Party Governance (PDP)
candidate in the party's primary election
held in the city of Benin, capital of the state.
Obaseki's appearance set the stage for
his second battle with Pastor Osagie IzeIyamu, who emerged the APC candidate last Monday, ahead of the September 19 government elections.
Ironically, while Obaseki was the APC
candidate for governor four years ago, IzeIyamu was a candidate for the PDP.
Obaseki's emergence as an APC candidate was facilitated when three other aspirants left him after intense consultation and lobbying among the party's top echelons.
Aspirants who left office
breed are attorney Ken Imansuagbon, Engr Gideon Ikhine and Hon Ogbeide Ihama.
A total of 2,292 delegates from all
192 wards in Edo State converged on
Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia renewed the state after accreditation was carried out in three separate locations.
Speaking at the primary site,
The chairman of the primary election committee and governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Muhammed, said the PDP had learned hard lessons from its past mistakes and would not allow history to be repeated.
At the beginning of its speech, the PDP declared
President, Tony Aziegbemhin, said that
he had promised them that he would return the party to Avenida Osadebe and that today he kept his promise.
He said that Edo State is known as
PDP and that whenever the state gets it right, all the states of the federation also get it right.
He said the party went through the first
obstacle and left with the other one which is the proper election. Clears15 political parties for polls.
Meanwhile, the resident electorate
commissioner (REC) of Edo State, Dr
Johnson Alalibo Samikiem said 15 political parties joined the commission to contest the next government election scheduled for September 19 this year
in the state.
Samikiem, who said this in the correspondence bowl at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, said the commission was prepared to conduct a problem-free election in the government.
The REC that was at the stadium to
monitor PDP primary governance
in the state said the commission
no challenges in preparing for the
election in the government in the shortest time he was posted in the state.
“INEC is fully prepared to carry out an
and credible election in the state. Is for
in that regard, we have 15 political parties
who registered with us to participate in the next governor elections in the state.
Talking about the PDP primary,
Samikiem expressed satisfaction with the
just as he said he was in compliance with the electoral law regarding COVID-19
Act.Ondo monarchs endorse Akeredolu for 2nd term Meanwhile, traditional rulers in Ondo
State, under the Ondo de Obas Council,
yesterday endorsed the state governor,
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN)
for a second term.
Traditional rulers were led by
its president and supreme ruler of
Kingdom of Ugbo, Oba Frederick Obateru
Akinruntan, the Ugug Olugbo.
Traditional rulers include Deji de
Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ajibade Ogunoye III, Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh; Olubaka de Oka, Oba Yusuf Adebori Adeleye, Abodi de Ikale, Oba Babatunde Faduyile, Jegun de Idepe in Okitipupa, Oba Micheal Obatuga Adetoye and Kalasuwe of Apoi, Oba Sunday Adejimola Amuseghan among other monarchical areas of the government of the 18 local areas the state.
Talking to journalists yesterday, Oba
Akinruntan said that Governor Akeredolu
well done in the state and deserves a second term.
He said that the governor's performance
attracted its endorsement by the Royal
Parents in the state.Olugbo revealed that the Obas council in the state had already established a committee in the three senatorial districts to work on the emergence of Governor Akeredolu and his re-election.
He said; "We saw what he did,
particularly the ore overpass.
Before, I told someone I was scared
go through that road from the day that
found 18 people killed in an accident in the
road. But now see what Akeredolu has done for us.
“This bridge is like Lagos and the United States
Brigde of States. See how he embraced all the Obas in the state. He's been fantastic. We haven't done this for any governor before. These are the Obas of the 18 areas of the state's local government. We created a senator committee to work for the governor.
“Those who are contesting the
Governor are wasting their time and
Resources. They must wait for him
another four years and let Aketi finish his second term.
“We saw the things he did.
Look at the roads in Akure. In Okitipupa,
in Akoko. We have three senatorial districts. On July 10, we are here for a meeting to talk about how Akeredolu will emerge. He will complete his 8 years in office. "