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In Nasarawa, Tiv people take decision to vote Tinubu, Gov.Sule, Hon Alkali, APC in general elections



“… turbans Deputy Chief Whip Hon Alkali as the Tsar U Tiv, the Bridge of Tiv People in Lafia North…” 

……. lawmaker also hosts fulani communities on solidarity. 

As all is now set for general elections in the country with political campaigns at its climax, the ruling All Progressive Congress APC is getting more grounds as Tiv people in Nasarawa State said they have resolved to cast their votes for all candidates of APC in the forthcoming general elections. 

Special Assistant to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Political Affairs , Mr Peter Igbacher made their position known when he led Tiv people of Lafia North Constituency to endorse the candidature of Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Alkali, member representing Lafia North constituency at the state legislature.

The Special Assistant said that they have decided to endorsed Hon Alkali and all APC candidates at all levels due to President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s developmental strides. 

“we are here to tell the world that we the Tiv people has resolved to cast our votes to Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Hon. Muhammed Ibrahim Alkali and all APC candidates at all levels, that is our position” He said. 

Igbacher said that the turbaning of Hon Alkali as the Tsar U Tiv, meaning the bridge of the Tiv people of Lafia North symbolizes endorsement of the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of the polls.

He appreciated the  benevolence of Mohammed Alkali to the Tiv people of Lafia North Constituency while assuring Hon Alkali of their support beyond 2023.

Responding, member representing Lafia North Constituency, Mohammed Alkali, who was dressed with Ager, the Tiv most cherished cultural regalia, commended  the people for endorsing his candidature and APC promising to continue his good works to the Tiv people and other people of his constituency.

Hon Alkali the Deputy Chief Whip of the House and Chairman House Committee on LG said that the ruling All Progressives Congresive has done well from national to the state levels and it would be wise enough if the Tiv people vote the party in all positions in the forthcoming elections.

” I want to call on you and other Nigerians to vote Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, our APC Presidential candidate, His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Sen. Tanko Al-Makura and other candidates of the party. 

” This is for the progress and development of Lafia North constituency, the state and the country at large beyond 2023,” he said 

Hon Alkali, the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs also promised to provide effective and sound representation if voted for another term come March elections.

It would be reported that Hon Alkali also received the representatives of Fulani community of Lafia North Development Area.

It would also be reported that since his victory at the court of appeal, member representing Lafia North Constituency has been receiving homage from political groups and social cultural organizations and the least is the Tiv people of Lafia North Constituency where he was turbaned as the Tsar U Tiv, meaning the bridge of the Tiv people of Lafia North in an event that had in attendance member representing Lafia Central at the State Assembly Hon. Abdullahi Dahiru Angibi and other party executives.

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PDP Crisis: Ortom, Fayose, Anyim, Others Get Soft Landing



…..Party Rescinds Sanctions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rescinded sanctions slammed on former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and ex-Senate President, Pius Anyim, over alleged anti-party activities.

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom, Ibrahim Shema of Kastina state and other party Chieftains also sanctioned got soft landings after a crucial meeting of the national working committee of the party yesterday in Abuja

Recall that the party top shots were suspended by the embattled Iyorchia Ayu leadership over alleged anti party activities

But in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, yesterday Thursday, March 30, the party announced that its National Working Committee,NWC, has reversed the suspension of the party’s chieftains.

Ologunagba noted that the PDP NWC also reversed Governor Ortom’s referral to the party’s disciplinary committee.

He said: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting today, Thursday, March 30, 2023, extensively discussed recent developments in the party.

“The NWC recognised the imperativeness of a total reconciliation among party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive Party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general.

“Consequent upon the above, the NWC reverses the referral of the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee.

“The NWC in the same vein reverses the suspension of the following members of our great party: H.E Ibrahim Shema (Katsina State); Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State); Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State); Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State); Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State).

“This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the party at any time pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).

“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to be guided by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) as well as the new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity, and harmony in our party at this critical time.

“The PDP must remain focused as we continue to take every necessary action to recover the stolen mandate freely given by Nigerians to our party and presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,” the PDP spokesperson stated.

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DSS ING Alarm:Legal Means Can Be Deployed To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration- HURIWA



Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), yesterday said there was nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop the inauguration of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023 because the February 25, 2023 election that produced him is still being actively challenged in court by leading candidates in the poll.

HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the so-called alarm raised by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday that some politicians are plotting an interim government should not be used as an obstacle to stop the petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) challenging Tinubu’s Victory

The DSS warning followed a petition by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo that the DSS should invite Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, over their rejection of Tinubu as the President-Elect.

Similarly, Atiku had earlier in March led a protest to the Abuja office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject the result of the February 25 poll declared by the electoral umpire.

Both Atiku and Obi alleged electoral malpractices in the poll and are in court to challenge the declaration of Tinubu as President-Elect by INEC.

HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “The Department of State Services should not rope in powerful opposition forces such as Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar with a view to finding some frivolous charges to hang on their necks to frustrate their formidable petitions against the outcome of the February 25 presidential poll.

“The DSS must work for all of Nigeria and not work as errand boys of Tinubu and his allies who only recently made claims that some persons want to stop his swearing in. By the way, there is nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop his inauguration because the election is being actively challenged. Nothing should be used as obstacles to obstruct Obi and Atiku’s petitions.

He advised that ,“The DSS should go after arm smugglers, kidnappers, bandits and terrorists and leave politicking for politicians.”

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Edo NUJ Felicitates Arase Over Appointment As Chairman PSC



The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council has felicitated with Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police on his appointment as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

In a statement signed by the union Chairman, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, the union described the appointment as well deserved.

The union expressed optimism that Arase will bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new assignment to his father land.

The union prayed God Almighty to grant him the knowledge and wisdom to reposition the Police Service Commission for better service delivery.

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