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Haddy Ametuo group struggle to keep afloat as it drags APC, INEC To Court

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The Haddy Ametuo-led executive of All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi state chapter may be obviously losing grip, as it has dagged the party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the fallout out of the party congresses

In the originating summons filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday, by Haddy Ametuo and Salam Tom Adejoh on behalf the Kogi State executive committee of APC, the plaintiffs demanded that the APC and INEC appear in court to answer questions pertaining to the legality of the ward, local Government and state congresses conducted in Kogi State.

The Ametuo-led faction is seeking judicial interpretation of APC constitution and INEC guidelines for the conduct of congresses.

In the originating summons, the group sought to know whether, upon interpretation of APC constitution and INEC guidelines for congresses, the APC can constitutionally and lawfully refuse to accord due recognition to the Haddy Ametuo-led Kogi State executive committee of APC elected by virtue of the Kogi State Congress of the APC held on the 19th May, 2018 at Lokoja, Kogi State.

“Whether, upon interpretation of Article 20a of the constitution of APC and the party’s guidelines for Wards, Local Government Areas and State Congresses, the APC can constitutionally and lawfully refuse to accord due recognition to the Ametuo-led Kogi State executive committee of APC by virtue of Kogi State Congress of APC held on the 19th May, 2018 at Lokoja, Kogi State,” the summons read.

However, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, last Friday, began work on the reports from the various appeal panels on the conduct of state congresses.
In the said congresses in the State the two factions held parallel congresses during the ward, Local Government and State congresses but the national Secretariat of the party seem to have recognized the Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) group to the detriment of the Ametuo led committee.
Nearly all the state chapters of the party, where the exercise took place, had factions conducting parallel congresses.

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Secondus to APC: Fix the country rather than waste energy pestering Fani-Kayode, others to join your fold

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Ahead of 2023, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Uche Secondus, has challenged the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to face the task of fixing the broken economy and insecurity of the country rather than the current illegal hunt for its members.

He spoke during a meeting between former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, in Abuja.

In his words, “We advise our brothers on the other side, especially some of these governors and leaders of APC that they should face the business of governance.

“Jumping around and looking for critical stakeholders of our party to poach will not resolve the issue of security or economy.

“They are aware that security has broken down, the economy has broken down. They should face that business for which they were elected.

“Our brother is firm and a man of his word. There is no amount of trick that will make him sway otherwise. He is firm with PDP and we are back to business while we prepare for 2023.

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Ekiti East Constituency 1 bye-election to hold on 20th March, 2021, says INEC

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Ekiti East Constituency 1 bye-election to hold on 20th March, 2021, says INEC

By Janet Samuel

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday 20th March 2021 for the conduct of a bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Ekiti East Constituency 1 of Ekiti State.
The National Commissioner and Chairman
Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye made this known in a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja
He said the vacancy arose as a result of the death of Hon. Adegbuyi Oluwajuwa Amos, member representing Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the House of Assembly and the subsequent declaration of vacancy for the Constituency by the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye.

He said met and deliberated on the conduct of Bye-election into the vacant seat of Ekiti East Constituency 1 of Ekiti State.

According to him, the official notification for the election will be published Wednesday 24th February 2021.

He said the Political Parties shall conduct their primaries between 26th February and 3rd March 2021 while the last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is at 6pm on the 8th March 2021.

“The Access Code for the nomination forms shall be available for collection from 26th February 2021 at the Commission’s headquarters.”

Okoye enjoined all political parties intending to field candidates to pay close attention to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities and to conduct transparent and valid party primaries that meet the provisions of Section 87 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended).

The Commissioner urged Political parties to note that under section 31(8) of the Electoral Act, a political party which presents to the Commission the name of a candidate who does not meet the qualifications stipulated in the Constitution and the Electoral Act shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a maximum fine of N500,000.00.

The detailed Timetable and Schedule of activities he said has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

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Group condemns incitive utterances, pledges support to gov Sule

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From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Political group referred to as Lafia Progressive Forum has condemned utterances its described as inciting and unguarded made by one Mohammadu Barde against governor Abdullahi Sule’s appointment.

Dahiru Musa, the chairman of the group at a press briefing on Wednesday in Lafia said the utterances and claim of Mr. Bards is disturbing and unfortunate and does not represent the voice of the people of Lafia local government.

“The group stated that the entire content of the utterances are figment of his wild imagination. It is meant to gain cheap popularity, we therefore distant ourselves from everything contained in the utterances.

“The good people of Lafia local government highly appreciate the generosity of governor Sule led administration, fair distribution of appointment and developmental projects across all local governments”, Dahiru said.

The group called on people in the local government to ignore any video on social media inciting the public against governor Abdullahi Sule who has been fair to all the local governments in terms of appointments and developments.

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