2023: Governor Inuwa Leads APC Leadership, Stalwarts To Present Flags To State House Of Assembly Candidates
… Charges Flag Bearers To Remain Resolute Towards Party’s Victory, As He Canvases Top-To-Bottom Votes For APC
After touring the 114 Wards of Gombe State canvassing votes for the All Progressives Congress, APC candidates at all levels, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa has embarked on yet another round of political journey as his party gathers more momentum towards a sweeping victory in the forthcoming general elections.
The Governor’s team first visited the hilltop town of Tula Wange of Kaltungo LGA to present flag to the State House of Assembly candidate for for Kaltungo East Constituency.
Governor Inuwa said in Tula Wange that he was astonished by the warm reception accorded him by the people of the constituency which he described as a proof of their unflinching support for his reelection bid, assuring to continue to maintain this good relationship with them.
The governor said the flag presentation is in fulfilment of the national leadership of the Party.
He said, “this flag represents party’s recognition of competency, loyalty and credibility of a candidate. The flag presentation is a way of formally confirming the commandership of the candidates in their respective constituencies in the forthcoming elections”.
He added that APC has brought the leadership style that the people have been clamouring for long; the leadership that always accords the people’s interest and concerns utmost priority.
He called on people to use their PVCs to vote for APC’s candidates at all levels for consolidation of the achievements of the incumbent government.
” I urge you to vote for candidates of the APC from President, Senator, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly members for progress, development, and continuity of good governance,” Governor Unuwa appealed to voters in the area as he assured that the opposition’s party cannot shake the APC.
At both Tula and Kaltungo towns, while canvassing support for the legislative candidates which include the current majority leader of the state house of assembly, Yerima Ladan, and Iliya Suleiman, the governor said that voting for the candidates would ensure the smooth running of government.
Inuwa described both the two House of Assembly candidates as grassroots politicians who have the wherewithal to lead the party to victory in their respective constituencies.
Responding after receiving the flag, the APC State House Candidate for Kaltungo East Constituency, Hon. Yerima Ladan Gaule said he has accepted the challenge and assured to lead the fight for APC’s victory in the Constituency and beyond.
At Kaltungo West, Governor Inuwa said he is much convinced with the support he enjoys from the people of the constituency and the LGA in general, expressing optimism of a resounding victory for the party.
In his response, the APC flag bearer for Kaltungo West, Iliya Suleiman said, his constituency is a strong hold of the APC and will continue to be, assuring to move the party to victory.
At both constituencies, the governor called on people who are yet to collect their Permanent Voters’Cards to do so as it is the only way to elect good leaders who are going to pilot their affairs at different levels.
During the event in Kaltungo, the governor’s team made a big catch of an opposition figure and former party Chairman, Mr Philemon Layi who defected from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and joined the APC alongside his supporters. The former PDP stalwart vowed to work tirelessly towards delivering Kaltungo LGA and Gombe south to the APC in the forthcoming elections.
Party chieftains who supported the governor during the flag presentation included: Alh. Baba Abuja, APC Deputy Chairman who represented the State Chairman, Director General State Campaign Council, Barrister, Zubair Muhammad Umar, Gombe State Coordinator, Tinubu/Shettima Campaign, Dr Jamilu Isiyaka Gwamna, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Sen. Joshua Lidani among others.
FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets
THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday
Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.
“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.
“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.
“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”
The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.
Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service
The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,
The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).
DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt
The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real
DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.
A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.
“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.
“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”
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