Governor Bindow Debunks Alleged Plan To Defect To PDP

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, yesterday insisted that he has no reasons to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said reports on his alleged defection were malicious and baseless.

The governor said that since President Muhammadu Buhari has done tremendously well, there was no basis for him to leave APC for another party.

He said he remains steadfast in the bid for President Buhari’s re-election come 2019 and fully committed to the APC ideals.

The governor spoke in a statement through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Macaulay Hunohashi.

The statement reads: “Over the last three years, we have shown commitment to the yearnings of the good people of Adamawa State to improve their standard of living through progressive implementations of agriculture, health, education, peace and security, water supply, youth and women empowerment programmes as well as infrastructural development.

“And what is especially pleasing for me is that the people of the state recognise and appreciate our efforts to make Adamawa a better place for them and therefore they have supported this administration in every way possible.

“At the national level, President Buhari has done tremendously well for this country in security, economy, fight against corruption, employment, health, education and infrastructural development.

“Like I have said many times in the past, President Buhari is the best thing to happen to this country. He means well for Nigeria. He is passionate about this country. He is trying to get a great future for Nigerians So what reasons do I have to defect?”

He said  false defection plan reports were  planted by some politicians in order  to malign him and cause mischief.

“These reports are plotted by some politicians who desperately want him to join the opposition. They should dump the opposition parties and join me in APC as they are so fixated to be in the same party with me.

“They are always welcome to join me in the APC”.

Presidential Race: Ganduje Challenges Kwankwaso To Launch Campaign In Kano

Concerned by the many chances of President Muhammadu Buhari in winning his re-election bid for 2019 presidential contest, the Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has challenged the former governor Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to come to Kano and launch his presidential campaign for the forthcoming general election.
Assuring that, Kano is not and will never be ready to welcome Kwankwaso as Kano people have every constitutional right to make their democratic choices. “And we have all the rights to reject him at wish. We have already rejected him. We never considered him from day one, as a presidential material. We shall continue to maintain our position about him. We know nobody but President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Stressing that, “We, the great people of Kano, as he is aware will use every democratic way possible to reject him (Kwankwaso) and show him an exit from political participation, even before the general election comes our way.”
Ganduje put forth the challenge at an event of Money Transfer to empower women held at government house, kano, where 6,600 women drawn from the 44 local governments of the state were given the sum of N15,000 each.
“We in Kano, we came across the demise of distinguished personalities, of which he chose not to come and we had fire outbreaks in some of our markets and this man did not care to come and sympathise with the victims,” he condemned.
When some of the popular markets in Kano experienced fire disaster Ganduje said, “We raised a special committee that was given the responsibility of finding the remote causes of such disaster as well as given the mandate to collect contributions so as to alleviate some of the sufferings of the victims.”
To his surprise, Ganduje further challenged “We included as a member of the committee, somebody, a staunch follower of Kwankwaso. But this man didn’t allow that person to participate in all the meetings of the committee. Neither did he send a penny as his contribution.”
Adding that when those that care about Kano made their contributions and the state gave out contribution, at that point in time, Ganduje said, “Somebody will just wait somewhere telling his people that they should stay clear of anything about Kano. Is this how you want lead people?  Where is thw concern?
He then asked rhetorically, “Kano people, I am asking you, does this man really has any concern for you and your families? All we are saying is, in whose interest is he doing all these things? This man doesn’t have, even an iota of feeling about Kano people, at all.”
“Because he knows that he is not welcomed in Kano and he will be never be welcomed, that was why he chooses to stay away from our dear state and go somewhere, other places, not Kano, and be launching his unorganised and unpopular campaign,” Ganduje emphasises.
He reminded that, “Kano is solely for Buhari come 2019, not any other person. That is why we said we are waiting for him to come to Kano and launch his campaign. We shall use all democratically accepted ways and say No!
On the empowerment programme Ganduje said, “We are doing this to help in uplifting your living standard. To also make you self-reliant. It is known to all of you that we have greater concern for you and your families.”
“This we are doing in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s spirit of human development. We believe that, any step taken by our dear President, deserves to be followed at any given time,” he concludes.

Rivers APC Urges INEC To Conclude Suspended By-Election

The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has noted with disappointment the hasty decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to suspend Saturday’s Port Harcourt Local Government Area [PHALGA] Constituency 3 bye-election process at the collation stage.

The APC in a statement made available to journalists today by the party’s spokesman, Mr. Chris Finebone said: “It is unfortunate that what should be a mere state constituency bye-election witnessed pockets of voter intimidation, harassment, vote-buying and shooting activated by the PDP in line with their usual character of rigging elections through killing and maiming of APC members.”

The statement reads: “It is worthy of note that security agents gallantly rose to the occasion and effectively quelled the pockets of violence that threatened the exercise in some wards in the constituency, leading to the eventual collation of results at the St. Andrew’s premises.

 “However, APC and the general public were later to be informed that INEC has suspended the process at the point of collation of results. We want to believe that the suspension is to allow INEC officials to sort itself out and conclude the process accordingly. As a political party, APC is not questioning the judgment or discretionary powers of INEC to make decisions about the bye-election, however, such decisions must strictly conform to relevant laws guiding the system and specifically do not include cancellation of a process that has commenced.

“However, it is pertinent to remind INEC and reassure APC members and the public that, when it comes to any election process that has commenced, the powers of INEC end at suspension of the process for evaluation and eventual conclusion. Such powers do not include cancellation as widely and erroneously peddled. It is only the tribunal or court that can decide on the cancellation of such a process on approach by relevant stakeholders.

 “The APC views the wording of the memo suspending the PHALGA 3 bye-election as substantially mendacious, unnecessarily alarmist and generally convoluted with sinister innuendos by the author in a way that does not represent an accurate assessment of the process so far. We hope that INEC will not be misled to derail or embark on a line of action that will leave her with a legal bad nose. This will neither be to the benefit of INEC nor the system in any way.

“In view of the need to timeously conclude the bye-election process and douse the anxiety of voters in the constituency, APC calls on INEC to swiftly and fairly do the needful and subsequently conclude the process and declare the result accordingly. It must be emphasised that INEC has no luxury of options over the matter than to audit the process up to the collation stage when the process was suspended and direct action towards bringing the process to a conclusion.

“Meanwhile, the APC reassured its members in PHALGA Constituency 3 and across Rivers State to be calm and go about their normal lives as INEC has no option than to do the right thing by auditing and subsequently concluding the election process it suspended at the collation stage.”

Saraki, Tambuwal Left APC Because They Wanted Automatic Tickets, Says Tinubu

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has opened up on the recent defections in the polity, saying Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal among others left the APC because the party could not offer them what they wanted.

He said on Sunday in Lagos that the defectors wanted automatic tickets and sharing of the national wealth which the governing APC could not guarantee.

The APC leader unfolded his mind in a lengthy statement he personally signed, entitled “They Go Away Because We Go the Right Way”.

According to him, the defectors “left the party to return to a motley agglomeration that would promise them what true democracy could not: automatic tickets, sharing of the national wealth and other offices and privileges”.

Asiwaju Tinubu asked the people to go beyond the debate on the numbers in the Senate of House of Representatives, saying “we must pull back from the shallow headlines to recognize that something fundamental is at stake.

“Nigeria is undergoing a historic transition. Sometimes awkwardly, tentatively, yet inexorably, we nurture political and governance reform. We steadily close the door on the old malpractices that have caused a rich nation to reside in the tenement of the global poor”.

Speaking specifically on the Sokoto governor’s defection, the APC leader said: “Governor Tambuwal’s exit can be distilled to one cause. He covets the presidency. However, he had not the stomach to challenge President Buhari in a primary. Tambuwal felt further insulted that he would be compelled to face a direct primary just to retain the governorship nomination.

“But for the promise made by PDP headliners like Rivers State Governor Wike that he would have the PDP presidential nomination, Tambuwal would not have left. His exit had nothing to do with governance of the nation. It was about forging a personal ambition predicated on the defeat of progressive reform not the advancement of it”.

On Senate President, he said: “Much the same for Senate President Saraki. Returning to the PDP, he harbors dreams of the presidency but Tambuwal’s ambition will dwarf Saraki’s when the two collide. If Saraki had remained in the APC, he would be unable to reclaim his Senate seat let alone the Senate Presidency. He thus bolted because he lusts for the presidency but was promised by the PDP, at least, a return to his position in the Senate”.

He added: “For Saraki to talk about lack of governance is for him to deny who he is and the position he holds. This man stands as Nigeria’s Number 3 citizen. Clothed is he in ample power and influence. If he saw areas where government and the nation needed help, he could have easily applied his energies to these areas. He could have drafted legislation and easily got laws passed.

“However, no progressive enactment bears his name for he cared not for progress. He has been more focused on changing the rules of the Senate to favour himself and changing the order of elections so as to coincide with his selfish designs”.

The full statement reads:

‘THEY GO AWAY BECAUSE WE GO THE RIGHT WAY’

“The defections of some people from the APC have generated sensational headlines and exaggerated talk as to what their departures foretell for the APC, the party to which I belong. Some have predicted the demise of the APC. Those who hope for our decline will be disappointed by the inaccuracy of their desires. The days, months and years ahead will bury such errant forecasts for these predictions are born more of bitterness than of objective analysis.

Much of the attention has centered on which party now controls this or that state and which party maintains a majority in the National Assembly. These considerations are important to members of the political class and the electoral calculations of the political parties. But these calculations cannot be all there is. We must be careful not to reduce our horizon to a mere accounting of elected officials moving from one party to another.

“Many in the political class believe this score keeping between the parties encompasses all that is important. For such people, the mere holding of office is the sole objective. The quality of governance they provide means little to them. Yet, there are greater things at stake than the fortunes of individual politicians. The people of Nigeria focus their attention on something materially different than this narrow political game.

The people are more deeply concerned with the quality of governance they experience than with the intense cunning by which the political game is played. They are more interested in helpful policies than in the tempests created by politicians in pursuit of personal ambitions. That which provides a better life in a more prosperous nation is what beckons to them. That which shines in the eye of the political opportunist is dross to the average person.

“We must pull back from the shallow headlines to recognize that something fundamental is at stake.

Nigeria is undergoing a historic transition. Sometimes awkwardly, tentatively, yet inexorably, we nurture political and governance reform. We steadily close the door on the old malpractices that have caused a rich nation to reside in the tenement of the global poor. The corruption of the past is ending; for it must end if we are to fulfill our collective purpose. With this correction, less public money will be diverted to private benefit. More will be afforded to the causes of the people. The economy is being transformed so that the average person will have a better chance of finding a better life.

“We move toward a more democratic union. The old days where a handful of uninformed men and those with deep pockets decided everything for everybody are being swept away. The will of the people can no longer be ignored. Those who would be the masters over the people must now be public servants. A party or elected official may no longer rule over the people. They must govern for the benefit of the people.

By so doing, the arc of our national progress is shaped. Not everyone is happy with this trajectory. As a whole, the political class must relinquish some of its power and wealth so people can enjoy a more equitable portion of the national enterprise.

This is the correct and perhaps inevitable course Nigeria must pursue. To their credit, many politicians see the need for reform and even champion it. Yet, there are those in the political class who scheme against collective improvement. They seek to halt progress toward a fairer nation. They seek to hold to the old ways. The difference between the two parties and why some people returned to their PDP conclave must be seen in this light.

“This is more than competition over numbers. What rests in the balance is not whether one party has more elected officials on its roster, but which party has the right mindset and policies to reform Nigeria that she may become what goodness demands of her. We are in locked battle to define the future of this nation and the quality of its governance. This battle pits one party, the APC, with all of its imperfections, that seeks national reforms against another party, the PDP, which symbolizes the perfection of the most selfish designs of the most selfish politicians among us.

This moral battle informed the recent defections. Those who belong to that PDP mode of thought could find no permanent comfort in walking the path of progressive reform and progress. All the things we have inaugurated such as school-feeding programs for poor pupils, social security for poor families, affordable housing programs, greater access to credit for small businesses and greater access to education and health care, these things the defectors could not well abide. They detested President Buhari’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) innovation because it barred them from mis-directing funds into a maze of unaudited accounts from which they could siphon as they pleased. Buhari cut off their clandestine illicit spigot.

“These politicians see accountable good governance and lifting of the common person as the tearing down of their quest for great riches and power.

Even more so, they detested the APC drive toward greater internal democracy. They bristled when we demanded that congresses and conventions be held; they had demanded giving themselves automatic extension in their positions. They privately erupted as the APC decided that direct primaries where all party members vote on the party’s nominations should be the way of the future. The injection of greater democracy meant a decrease in their ability to manipulate end results. Politics will be ushered out of the backroom and given to the people to whom sovereignty genuinely belongs. These men could not countenance such transformation. They saw it not as the gift of democracy but as an obstacle that complicated their self-interest. They left the party to return to a motley agglomeration that would promise them what true democracy could not: automatic tickets, sharing of the national wealth and other offices and privileges.

“Their defection statements swell with high-sounding words and the attempted grasp of lofty ideals. While I shall refrain from being so coarse as to call these statements counterfeit, I must invoke a sufficient level of common sense for the protection of all. Anyone who accepts their statements at face value will quickly experience buyer’s remorse. Their attempt at fine notions aside, what compelled these people was galloping yet blind ambition.
Governor Tambuwal’s exit can be distilled to one cause. He covets the presidency. However, he had not the stomach to challenge President Buhari in a primary. Tambuwal felt further insulted that he would be compelled to face a direct primary just to retain the governorship nomination. But for the promise made by PDP headliners like Rivers State Governor Wike that he would have the PDP presidential nomination, Tambuwal would not have left. His exit had nothing to do with governance of the nation. It was about forging a personal ambition predicated on the defeat of progressive reform not the advancement of it.

“Much the same for Senate President Saraki. Returning to the PDP, he harbors dreams of the presidency but Tambuwal’s ambition will dwarf Saraki’s when the two collide. If Saraki had remained in the APC, he would be unable to reclaim his Senate seat let alone the Senate Presidency. He thus bolted because he lusts for the presidency but was promised by the PDP, at least, a return to his position in the Senate.

For Saraki to talk about lack of governance is for him to deny who he is and the position he holds. This man stands as Nigeria’s Number 3 citizen. Clothed is he in ample power and influence. If he saw areas where government and the nation needed help, he could have easily applied his energies to these areas. He could have drafted legislation and easily got laws passed. However, no progressive enactment bears his name for he cared not for progress. He has been more focused on changing the rules of the Senate to favour himself and changing the order of elections so as to coincide with his selfish designs.

“The rest of the defectors were given similar assurances by the PDP as to their offices. The APC refused to make such bargains as they are part of the ancient regime; these bargains are not of our democratic new way.
There is nothing wrong with ambition. Without a degree of ambition, we would never strive to improve and develop ourselves. But ambition, restrained by nothing but itself, is a dangerous commodity. Unwedded to social conscience, it leads to ruthlessness; it is the father of the deception that leaders are meant to lord over instead of to serve the populace.

In the final analysis, the reason for the defections is as clear to see as it is crooked in its motives. The APC seeks to reform governance and politics. However, many powerful people believe the established system assures their maximum benefit. Progressive reform would defeat them. They must fight reform and never be allied to it. Thus, they had to leave the APC.

“In a fundamental way, the APC may be better for their exit. It would be untrue to say their departures did not generate concern. As the air clears and we can better assess what is lost and gained by their exit, I can truthfully say the APC will be better off because they are gone.
We can now focus more wholly on democratic governance inside and outside the party. Inside the party, we have adopted direct primaries to discourage corruption of the democratic process. Regarding public policy, we can now better articulate our progressive stance without having naysayers among complaining that we are going too far or that the good we seek for the people ought not to be done.
We can more decisively push for the jobs program, expansion of social security for the poor, affordable housing programs and a viable mortgage system, national infrastructural program that will provide adequate power and potable water, basic health care for all, and educational reform. Each of these is important in itself. In combination, these objectives shall reshape the very landscape of our political economy. They shall bring fairness and prosperity where none has been. They will give the average person a government that serves them and the land that they deserve.

“But this prospect means a large segment of the political class will oppose the APC. We, as a party, must have the courage to accept this reality. Having decided to place the public welfare above the private welfare of the few, we must forge ahead no matter the foes aligned against us.

This struggle toward a better Nigeria is hard, described more by difficult obstacles than by smooth passages. Had reform been easy, the task would have already been accomplished. Powerful hands have gathered to halt our collective move forward. Not everyone wants a better Nigeria for all. Those who profit from the imbalances of the past are those who fear a fairer tomorrow.

Come the general election, the people will face a stark choice. If they want to relive the certain failure and inequality of the system the PDP had erected against their very interests, the people will walk the way of the defectors. If the people want to give themselves a better chance at an excellent nation they will adhere to the path elected in 2015 when they voted for reform and the APC.

“I believe in the collective wisdom of the people. They will choose the right way for they are Nigerians which means they shall do what is right and just”.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
August 19, 2018.

PDP National Chairman Appoints Osita Chidoka As His Special Adviser

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has appointed a former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and External Engagements.

According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the appointment is with immediate effect.

Chidoka, who is also a former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), had contested in the November 2017 Anambra governorship election under the United Progressive Party (UPP).

According to the statement announcing his appointment by Secondus, Chidoka “is well reputed for his ingenuity and organisation skills in public office”.

The PDP expects him “to bring to bear his analytical expertise and wealth of experience in political strategy development, coordination and implementation, as the PDP sets for the 2019 general elections.”

Akpabio Has Done The Honourable Thing, So Should Saraki – Abu Sidiq

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abubakar Sidiq Usman has called on Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign his position following his defection from the ruling party.

He cited the decision by Senator Godswill Akpabio to do the honourable thing and resign as Senate Minority Leader having declared his intentions to leave the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.

Sidiq reckoned that Saraki should resign as Senate President because he was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

“This should not be a topic for debate if the Senate President has any integrity. He was elected on the platform of the APC and since he has left for PDP, he should resign.

“Akpabio has not officially defected to the APC but he has taken all the honourable steps. He has resigned as Senate Minority Leader so that there is no confusion.

Sidiqu noted that the constitution is very clear on the matter, adding that, there is no democracy in world where a legislator is elected to a leadership position under a particular platform and then holds on to the same position after moving to another platform especially when his new found platform is in the minority.

“All the rumours that they are trying to impeach him (Saraki) is just a cheap tactics deployed by him and the opposition to distract citizens from their atrocities.

He explained that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have nothing to do with impeaching Saraki.

“The President is a man of integrity and so is the Vice President. They will never meddle in a process that is shady. All talks that the VP is overseeing a coup is a blatant lie only unsuspecting Nigerians will fall for it,” he said.

Minority Leader Defects To PDP In Gombe

The Minority leader of the Gombe State House of Assembly Ahmed Usman Haruna defected from the All Progressives Congress APC to People’s Democratic Party PDP.

Alhaji Haruna who is representing Gombe North Constituency announced his defection before the floor of the House, alleging that his former party APC attempted to blackmail his personality by suspending him from the party.

Alhaji Haruna said, he laid the complaint to the headquarters of the party but no response by the party leadership.

Responding, the Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Nasiru Abubakar Nono welcomed the defector into the People’s Democratic Party and assured support from members of the PDP of the Assembly.

2019: I Am Under Pressure To Contest For President, Says Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday, said he is under pressure to run for President in the 2019 general elections.

Tambuwal, told associations of students, youths and resident communities on a visit to his office:

“I have been receiving advices and encouragement from our leaders, peoples across the country and even from abroad to contest for presidency and this pressure has been mounting.”

He added” “It Is not my making but the quantum of pressure from everywhere is because of leadership gap in the country.”

Tambuwal said he would make his position public on the matter “in days to come”.

On Buhari, he said: “We love President Buhari and that was why we supported him in 2015 unconditionally and while doing that we are too sure that he will seek for reelection after his first term but when things are wrong we have to tell him.

“We still believe of his integrity, patriotism and courage but these are not enough for a leader.

“We all know that there is vacuum in government occasioned by his disposition probably because of his old age or health condition that is why Nigerians are yearning for younger ones to lead this country”, he pointed out.

The leader of the groups, Bashir Gorau, pledged their support for Tambuwal’s presidential ambition, saying: “We are tired of waiting; we want you to declare your position now.”

2019: Defections Wont Affect APC’s Fortunes, Says Tinubu

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described those who defected from the ruling party to opposition political parties as “saboteurs.”

Tinubu who spoke at a “stakeholders consultative meeting” at the party secretariat in Lagos, yesterday said the defections would not affect the fortunes of the party in the general election.

The former Lagos State governor said the victory of party’s candidates in by-elections in Bauchi, Kogi, Katsina and the Ekiti governorship election are indications that the party was still solid. He said the party would record another victory in Osun State next month because he has confidence in Governor Rauf Aregbesola who laid a solid foundation for the state. “We have seen the good work he is doing in Osun,” he added.

Tinubu took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for saying Nigerians should not support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid, saying the former president did not utilize the eight years he spent in power to lay a solid foundation for Nigeria.

He said foundation is crucial to any building and that it was the foundation his team laid during his tenure that made it possible for former Governor Babatunde Fashola and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to succeed.

He added that if Obasanjo had laid a good foundation in Abuja, Nigeria would not be in such a deplorable state. “He did not lay a good foundation and he is accussing President Buhari of performing below par.”

Saraki Will Be Lawfully And Democratically Impeached – Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed that the Senate President Bukola Saraki will be impeached by lawmakers elected on the platform of the APC.

Oshiomhole said this during a meeting with legislators from both chambers of the assembly at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers.

According to him, the legislators would deploy their numerical strength to achieve the goal ‘‘in the interest of the country.’’

“Do whatever needs to be done to prevent a government shutdown.

“Democracy teaches us that minority has the right to have their say but majority must have their way,” Oshiomhole said.

“We take flights to Washington and other places to understudy the American presidential system. Once you lose majority, without further ado, you step down.

“Whether it is convenient for Saraki or not, the truth is whether by morality or by law or by convention, he can only avoid impeachment by toeing the path of honour.

“Step down, so that APC can take over the leadership of the House. Saraki will be lawfully and democratically impeached,” the National Chairman insisted.

Defectors Must Lose Their Seats Before I Get Sacked – Akpabio

Former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said he is not perturbed by the call to declare his seat vacant.

The lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North-west in the upper legislative chamber defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last week.

Recall that the Reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC) had asked the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to declare Akpabio’s seat following his defection to the ruling party from the PDP.

But speaking with journalists at the National Assembly yesterday, Akpabio, dismissed the R-APC, saying the group was not a political party.

“Even as you are looking at me, do I look perturbed? I have not heard the report. Because the reason why I think that is a rumour is that there is, at the moment, no division in the APC,” he said.

“The APC is one family. If you hear about rAPC that was not really a political party that was not a division, has since been consumed in what they call Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). So, there is no division. And so, any defection from APC to PDP, we will like to declare those seats vacant.”

When asked if the APC senators had perfected their plans to remove Saraki, Akpabio said he is yet to be briefed on any plan.

“I just came in from Ikot-Ekpene, where I decided with my people to join APC. I’m yet to be briefed on any of those items. I have not heard anything,” the senator said.

“And what I am hearing now is what you are telling me. But why don’t you wait for me to formally talk to you? I believe that when the National Assembly resumes you will hear from me directly. So, exercise patience.”

 

Victory In Bye-Elections Is Demonstration Of Trust By Nigerians – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the party’s victory in last weekend’s bye-elections as a demonstration of the confidence and trust by the people in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Bye-elections were held in Katsina north and Bauchi south senatorial districts and the Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency of the House of Representatives at which APC candidates won the three seats.

A statement by the party’s acting national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the APC remains genuinely committed to addressing its challenges, reconciling all aggrieved interests to make it a stronger political fighting force ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The party noted that president Buhari has demonstrated the political will and remains solidly committed to the task of building a new Nigeria in line with the change agenda

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