A.A Zaura formally decamps to the APC amidst cheers
The former Kano State governorship aspirant under the platform of the Green Party of Nigeria, (GPN) Abdulsalam Abdulkarim-Zaura popularly known as A. A. Zaura, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Zaura’s defection followed consultations with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, facilitated by the governor’s Special Adviser on Solid Minerals, Balaraba Ibrahim-Ahmed, and other APC chieftains in the state.
While welcoming Mr. Zaura into the APC fold during a private meeting with party executives, Governor Ganduje commended the decampee for his various contributions to the growth and development of his community and the state in general.
Mr. Ganduje described Mr Zaura as a youth whose coming into the party would lend credence to the belief that the APC is youth-friendly.
The governor, therefore, promised to initiate new projects and complete all the ongoing projects in the Zaura community of Ngogo Local Government Area of the state.
Receiving Mr. Zaura during a ceremony on Saturday, the Ngoggo LG Chairman, Abdullahi Ramat, and his counterpart at the Tarauni LG, AbubkarZakari Mohammed (P.A), took turns to eulogize Mr Zaura as a youth politician who has the interest of his people at heart.
According to them, the APC is having a big catch in Mr. Zaura who will not only add value to the party but the state as a whole.
The ceremony, which took place at Rangaza Ward of Zaura-Babba community of Ngogo LG was attended by hundreds of party supporters.
On her part, the governor’s aide, Mrs. Ibrahim-Ahmed, expressed her happiness over the development, saying that the APC would continue to give the youths opportunities and a platform to showcase their leadership skills.
According to her, Mr. Zaura’s defection is a sign that the state APC under Governor Ganduje will continue to grow from strength to strength.
She said: “I am particularly happy about this occasion because it is taking place on my birthday. Zaura is an asset to us. We can’t afford to miss him.”
Responding, Mr Zaura described his defection as homecoming, pledging to work towards developing the party in the state.
He, therefore, called on all the GPN members across the state to join the APC, saying that the party is a youth-friendly platform.
He promised to put in his best fir the success of APC activities in Kano and the nation in general.
PDP in Kogi accuses APC of defacing its secretariat
***asks ruling party to stop beating drums of violence
Kogi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the action of some elements in Odolu Ward, lgalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of the state for defacing its Secretariat with the inscription of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
In a statement through its publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, the party, said the action is tantamount to beating the drum of violence.
It reminded those who carried out the action that madness is not the exclusive rights of any political party, noting that the action is tantamount to wanting to forcefully secure the property.
The PDP in the statement said such has never happened in the political history of the state, adding that, the APC and particularly those who perpetrated the act, are driving the state on a dangerous path.
While calling on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators, the PDP, advised the APC to call its attack dogs to order and stop further heating the polity in the interest of peace across the state.
The party remind the APC that politically instigated violence would serve no good to anyone.
2023: Nasarawa speaker drums support for Gov. Sule’s second term bid
From Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia
The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has said that there is no alternative to Governor Abdullahi Sule and All Progressive Congress ( APC) in the state come 2023.
Addressing stakeholders in his home town in Umaisha,Toto LGA of the state, the speaker described Governor Sule as a leader with great passion and zeal for peace, Unity and speedy growth of the State, hence the need for all to rally round the governor to succeed.
“The handwriting is very clear on the wall. as far as I’m concerned, in Nasarawa State we have no any other candidate to fueld in 2023 apart from Governor Sule.
“Every state, every country, every local area and so on, elect leaders that will give result and with the antecedence of Governor Sule, especially some of us that are working closely with him know very well that his project, his dream, his thinking day and night is all about Nasarawa State”
“So what else do we want than to give him all the necessary support to succeed and transformed our beloved state because if God spare our lives and by his grace, Sule will serve out his eight Years, he said.
The speaker emphasized the fact that peace is priceless as the first instrument of development, hence the need for all to give the Governor the support in his peace and development efforts to encourage more investors to the state to boost socio-economic activities.
According to him, the State assembly under his watch will give Governor Sule maximum support and cooperation to succeed beyond expectation as he reiterated that the assembly will continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that will be of the best interest of the the people of the state.
Tinubu, Atiku should stop wasting their time, Igboman will be Nigeria’s President in 2023, says Ibegbu
The immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, has asked the national Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former vice President Atiku Abubakar stire ckear asit is time for Ibo man to rule Nigeria.
In a statement he signed and issued o Saturday, he promised to use his connection to build bridges with all stakeholders, groups and power points in the country to realise his ambition.
Ibegbu noted that the “Nigeria Presidency is not gotten by sentiments, threats or emotions but through diplomatic persuasion and he will reach out to all Nigerian stakeholders and party leaders to achieve that.”
Ibegbu noted that there has to be political, economic and structural justice in the nation.
He urged people of the Southeast to put their acts together in the pursuit of their legitimate rights in Nigeria as he condemned the killings all over the country.
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