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Two times attorney general in Kogi throws hat in the ring for Governorship

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A two times attorney general in Kogi State Barrister Abdullahi Haruna, (SAN), has declared his intention to take a shot at the converted position of Governor of Kogi State for the November 2019 Gobernatorial election in the State.

The aspirant declared his ambition when he picked the intent for at the PDP Secretariat in Lokoja today being the 11th of July, 2018.

Speaking through Hon Onuh Abdullahi who came to pick the form in company of other party stalwarts he said he has the experience and the capacity to rescue the state from the present state of backwardness.

The legal luminary said what Kogi State needs at the moment is someone with his perdegree and wealth experience garnered over the years as a two time attorney general.
Speaking on the qualities of the aspirant Capt. Umar Abdullahi (Rtd) said his foray into the contest is the best thing that has happen to the State in need of rescue from its present State of under development, abject poverty and deprivation. 

“The qualities of Barrister Abdullahi Haruna that sets him aside as the most competent to be Governor of Kogi State at this point in time are numerous. They are integrity, honesty, he has the capacity to carry all his followers along.  A two time attorney general and Commissioner of Justice in Kogi State, one of the founding members of Kogi as a State. 

He said, during the struggle for the creation of Kogi State, he was one of the forerunners,  saying as a unionist, activist and a philanthropist per excellent, the qualities that will be used to sell him to the electorates are numerous.

He noted that With the avalanche of crises in almost every sector in Kogi State he  is in the best sted to pilot the state given the qualities enumerated above. 

“Even outsiders know that there are a lot of challenges in Kogi State, remember he is an indigene that knows every nooks and crannies, he is a grassroots, man   the challenges we are facing currently in Kogi State are not new to him, as I told you he has the capacity  he said 

Abdullahi stressed that  one of the things that Barr. Haruna  is coming with  to tackle the challenges in the state,  is discipline.  

“He is very disciplined, secondly he is very conversant with the environment, thirdly he has the requisite knowledge and experience, he has the exposure and he has avalanche of learned and deeply experienced friends around him.”
He explained that with the combination of all the variables the problems that are on ground will easily be surmounted without much stress.

While charging the electorates to ensure that they vote for candidates who have the welfare of the people at heart, he said “We are going to embark on massive electoral sensitization, people should endeavour to take the pain to collect their permanent Voters Cards. If you do not have PVC you do not have the electoral power to vote in the candidate of your choice. 

“Secondly,  people should not sell their birth right. If you have the PVC and you sell it for whatever amount of money you are not being fair to yourself so people should be able to live above board. We have not heard that hunger can kill anybody except you embark on an extensive hunger strike. So whatever is happening is not new in the Nigerian Enviroment, it has happened before. 

“We are bringing on board wealth of experience, high level of intellectual capacity, education and whatever you can think of with the hope that we will get cooperation from people around the State; the elders, the women and the youths.

“Another selling point that he has is that he can serve as a bridge as he doesn’t belong to the old brigade and he does not belong to the very young. He is within the bracket of what is being clamoured for in this country so we believe that with the energy and strength on his side,  we should be able to pool the State out of the woods where it is now.

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party has said it lacked authentic membership registration of its members nationwide.

Speaking at a meeting of APC Senate Caucus wednesday the party’s caretaker committee chairman Maimala Buni said since the membership registration exercise of 2013, the party has no authentic register in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Buni said some members who left the party in 2018 and joined the opposition party still have their names on the party’s register. 

He added that many others who joined the party from 2014 to date do not have their names in the register.

Buni said the revalidation of the party’s membership register has become imperative to expunge names of those who had left the party and include those who have joined the party from 2014 to date in compliance with Article 9:4 of the Party Constitution. 

He also disclosed that the caretaker committee has set up a high powered committee made up of eminent party leaders, legal practitioners and experts to study the reviewed Constitution and to make recommendations to the effect of the necessary amendments.

Tthe Chairman, APC caretaker committee, Governor Maimala Buni said the party’s reconciliation effort to settle aggrieved persons and factions has paid off, noting that the conflicts in most of the state chapters of the party have been settled.

Speaking at a meeting of APC Senate Caucus, Buni said the party now proudly paraded political heavy weights in various states who have either returned back to the party or freshly joined the party. 

He said the defection of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and several legislators of the state assembly was great milestones in the party’s restoration process.

“Many others have indicated interests to either return or join the party. In fact, I want to assure you all that APC will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of our great country, and by the grace of God, APC will undoubtedly remain Nigeria’s leading political party,” he added. 

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Umahi finally makes good his decision to dump the PDP for APC

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At last the much awaited defection of the Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has been perfected as he has formally jumped the boat to the All Progressives Congress, APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

Umahi who made the diclosure to newsmen in Abakaliki said he crosscarpeted to the APC because of injustice metted out to the Southeast by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He also debunked insinuations that he has a deal with the APC or any member of the party with regards to zoning of the presidential position to the southeast.

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