The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has arrived Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, for official and yet to be announced engagements.
Wike is accompanied by Senator George Sekibo, Senator Adawari Pepple and the member Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Dr Barry Mpigi.
He is attending a meeting in Kwara state with his Benue counterpart, Governor Samuel Ortom who recently announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress, APC, for a yet-to-be-determined political party.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has denied allegations levelled against him by the Kwara
South Youths Stakeholders that he orchestrated the recent arrest by the police of some youths in Kwara South.
The Minister, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, stated that the arrest has nothing to do with the Ward Congress in his hometown of Oro.
The statement partly read: “Afterall, suspected cultists were also recently arrested and paraded by the police in Ilorin.
“The Hon. Minister wishes to state that the police, in the exercise of its constitutional responsibility, does not need to be goaded by anyone to carry out arrests where necessary.
“Concerning the outcome of the election in his Oro Ward 2, the Hon. Minister has made his observations on the conduct of the election known to the appropriate party authorities, in line with his strong belief in the rule of law.
“Suffice it to say, however, that the only credible Ward election was the one held by the genuine party members in Oro Ward 2. That explains why, after the election, there was a rally around Oro Town that eventually terminated in the country home of the Hon. Minister. He does not believe there is any linkage between the election and the
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has registered 70,000 people in Kwara since the commencement of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in April 2017.
Mr Paul Atser, INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, made this known during a meeting with members of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Ilorin on Monday.
He said that the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) of the 70,000 registered prospective voters would soon be sent to the state for distribution.
He added that of the 242,000 unclaimed PVCs in the state, 4,000 had been collected by their owners.
Atser further added that card owners will have to personally visit INEC collection centres as there will be no collection by proxy.
Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed yesterday submitted 19 names for commissioners to the House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.
Deputy Speaker Matthew Okedare read the governor’s letter at plenary.
The governor called for a quick confirmation of the nominees to hasten implementation of his policies and programmes.
Okedare directed the Clerk, Ahmed Katsina, to ensure that the nominees complete documentation on or before next Tuesday.
Ahmed dissolved the former Executive Council on December 20.
The nominees include Ademola Banu (Irepodun); Eleja Banu (Ilorin West); Ahmed Edu and Uhman Rifun (Patigi); Amos Justus (Ekiti); Sabi Baba Isiak (Baruteen).