Borno LG elections: APC sweeps all Chairmanship, Councillorship seats

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State, has won all the 27 Chairmanship and 312 councillorship positions in Saturday’s council polls in the State. Executive Chairman of the Borno State Independent Electoral Commission (BOSIEC), Lawan Maina, made this known while declaring the overall results of the election yesterday, in Maiduguri, the State capital. He said: “Following the conduct of the election on Saturday, we have received results from the 27 LGAs and as empowered by the law under Section 10. “In my position as the Chief Returning Officer of…

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Economic Restructuring: APC mulls implementation of el-Rufa’i C’ttee’s report on true federalism

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), has said it is working towards the implementation of former Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i committee’s report on true federalism. APC’s deputy national organising secretary, Nze Chidi Duru, disclosed this during an interactive session with newsmen at the weekend in Abuja. Recall that the APC had set up a 23-man committee on true federalism, headed by Nasir El-Rufa’i, which submitted its report on January 14, 2018. The committee recommended that power be devolved to states on issues, such as policing…

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N585m fraud: “Tinubu’ll take final decision after investigations” – APC Govs.

State Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have weighed-in on the recent suspension of handlers of the nation’s social investment programmes, including the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, urging Nigerians to be patient as President Bola Tinubu would only take further actions based on the outcome of ongoing investigations. The governors, who on Wednesday night converged on Abuja to chart the way forward for the party in 2024, also expressed strong support for the Tinubu administration. This was as the APC Professionals Forum…

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“Tell Tinubu the truth, not what he hears in Villa” – Ex Gov. Fayemi tells Ganduje

A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has asked the All-Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to project the Party’s manifesto and relate to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the true state of affairs and the feedback from various communities, not the information he gets in the Villa. Fayemi, a former chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), made the appeal during the public launch of a book titled: ‘APC and transition politics’, authored by a former National Vice-chairman (North West) of the APC, Salihu Mohammed…

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Rivers APC asks Wike to join party, says his name ‘shakes society’

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State has asked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to join the ranks of the ruling party. The call for Wike to defect came after 27 members of the Rivers House of Assembly dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC. Addressing a press conference in Port Harcourt, capital city of Rivers, on Monday, the caretaker Chair of Rivers APC, Tony Okocha, said the defection of the State lawmakers was not preparing the ground for the Minister to join the…

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Kano: High tension, as APC, NNPP plans protest for Saturday

There is palpable tension in Kano, as stakeholders of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) and those of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have fixed street demonstration for tomorrow, Saturday. This is as a result of the judgement of the Appeal Court which sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and declared candidate of the APC, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, as winner of the March 18 election in the State. Addressing newsmen yesterday at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, the Director-General of the Gawuna/Garo Campaign Organisation, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, who led other stakeholders,…

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Atiku urges PDP, LP, NNPP, SDP, others to merge, wrestle power from APC

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has warned against the likelihood of Nigeria slipping to becoming a one-party State. The former Vice-President made the remarks yesterday, when he hosted the national executive committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria, (IPAC). According to the former Vice-President, “the project of protecting democracy in our country is not about just one man. You have come here today to say that we should cooperate in order to promote democracy. But the truth of the matter is that our democracy is fast becoming a one-party system; and,…

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“Under Buhari we were motionless” – Lukman to APC leaders

Immediate-past vice-chair of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) in the North-West zone, Salihu Lukman, says the Party did not witness any reforms under former President Muhammadu Buhari. In an open letter addressed to leaders of the ruling party on Wednesday, Lukman said the Party remained “motionless” under the former president. The former Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has been calling for a reform of the party. He said the APC is increasingly becoming a replica of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “with all the negative attributes”. According to the ex-PGF…

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APC loses another Senate seat as Appeal Court sacks Abbo

Senator Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, sacked Senator Elisha Abbo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District. A three-member panel presided over by Justice C.E. Nwosu-Iheme, in a judgment, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Rev. Amos Yohanna of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as validly elected lawmaker for the senatorial district. INEC had, on February 25, declared Mr Abbo as the winner of the senatorial poll. Dissatisfied with the declaration, Yohana and the PDP filed…

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Tinubu’s Academic Credentials: “Yet again, Atiku beats his tattered drum of shame” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has saidit is unfazed by the press conference addressed by former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar yesterday. According to an issued press statement yesterday, signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, Esq., The Party dismissed the press conference, describing it as lacking substance and filled with falsehoods. It said, “The press conference lacked purpose and delivered nothing except the pitiful regurgitation of lies, mindless distortions and deliberate falsehood on his infantile obsession with the academic record…

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