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Sule vows not to interfere with conduct of forthcoming LG elections

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Sule vows not to interfere with conduct of forthcoming LG elections

From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has reiterated his commitment to conducting free, fair and credible local government elections.

The governor spoke while flagging off a two-day workshop organized for members of staff of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), Friday in Lafia.

The Governor promised that his administration will not interfere in the activities of NASIEC during the election.

Sule, who was represented at the event by his deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, said free, fair and credible elections remained the basic principle of democracy and must be upheld in Nasarawa.

The Governor described the workshop as apt, saying that it was in line with his administration’s determination to uphold the tenets of democracy.

“Today’s event affords us the opportunity to build the capacity of our electoral administrators and other staff with the current trend and technical know-how.

“It is in this wise that I considered this workshop timely, as it will serve as knowledge-driven on election management techniques and morale booster for the participants,” Engineer Sule stated.

While noting that free, fair and credible election constitutes the basic principles of democracy, Sule pointed out that electoral administrators are the drivers who would ensure that these tenets are enhanced.

The Governor, therefore, urged the participants to make proper use of the knowledge gained to improve the electoral process in the state.

In an opening remark, Chairman of the Commission, Barrister Ayuba Wandai-Usman, said the objective of the workshop was to boost workers’ morale and expose them to current trends in election management techniques in order to introduce electoral best practices.

“As societies develop and people are becoming more enlightened, elections are becoming more keenly contested.

“The need for free, fair and credible election, devoid of rancour and ill-feelings, has become more paramount and NASIEC cannot be left behind in the quest to entrench an electoral process that is based on global best practices,” Barrister Wandai-Usman said.

He restated the commission’s preparedness and commitment to the conduct of the local government election in the state.

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More Setback for opposition PDP in Nasarawa as Minority Leader dump party for APC

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More setback for opposition PDP in Nasarawa as Minority Leader dump party for APC

Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia

The Minority leader and member representing Kokona West constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Danladi Jatau has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State.

His defection was contained in a letter of intent to join APC in his ward, Bassa Electoral ward, Kokona Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday.
The letter reads,
“I wish to formally notify you of my intention to join the All Progressive Congress ( APC) from today being Tuesday, April 13th, 2021.

“While counting on your support to enjoy the previliges of the party, I promise to be loyal and do my best for the success of the party” he said.

The minority leader, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security has assured of his commitment to mobilise people to ensure the success of APC at all levels.

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2023: It’s Our Turn To Produce President- North Central Patriot

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2023: It’s Our Turn To Produce President- North Central Patriot

Ahead of 2023 presidential election, a group, under the aegis of North Central Patriot, has called on the region to agitate for presidency.

The agitation, the group said, has become imperative as the region has not produce presidency since the inception of democracy in the country in 1999.

The group urged the people from the region to come together and fight for this position as 2023 has given another oppotunity for such agitation.

The North Central Patriot specifically urged its people to take advantage of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal congress coming up in Benue on Saturday, adding that such avenue is good opportunity to express this concern to members.

The group noted that the Zonal Congress is an avenue to put plans in place for the call for North Central presidency.

The group, in a statement by its President, Bitrus Paul, noted that if there is any better place or time for this agitation is this congres.

The North Central Patriot said: “Enough is enough, this is our time to produce the President. Other zones have had a stint in that position, we also need to taste it. The era of playing the second fiddle is over, we also need to lead the affairs of this nation.”

The group pointed out that North Central doesn’t lack quality leaders, who can hold positions, give directive and lead the nation from all fronts.

“No section of this country should be ignored when it comes to leadership position. The region has been ignored too long. This is the time for us to rise up and claim what we believe is ours at this point in time,” the group said.

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Fracas as PDP Zonal Congress in Kaduna Ends in anarchy

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Fracas as PDP Zonal Congress in Kaduna Ends in anarchy

The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Congress for the north west zone in Kaduna has ended in a disorderly manner after supporters of major contenders clashed.


The disorderly atmosphere led to destruction of ballot boxes by thugs of opposing camps

The major contenders for the position of National Vice Chairman for north west zone include Senator Bello Hayatudeen Gwarzo, Aminu Wali and a preferred candidate of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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