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Signing Of Electoral Act, A Fulfilled Promise Made By PMB- Barr El-Sudi

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The Taraba State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Barrister Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi has described President Muhammadu’s assented to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into Law as a fulfillment of one of the cardinal promises the President made and has fulfilled.

El-Sudi made this statement while speaking to journalists when he and other party Executives received a Southern Taraba Senatorial aspirant, Mr. David Jimkuti at the APC State Secretariat in Jalingo on Saturday.

” We are very elated because this is what APC has been advocating for, and it was one of the promises the President has made and he has fulfilled it.” Said El-Sudi.

According to the Chairman, the signing of the electoral act amendment bill into law by President Buhari has ushered in a new era in the political firmament, saying that with this development people must go to the grassroots and genuinely seek votes as there will be no more rigging.

While intimating to the Aspirant that APC in Taraba State is operating as a family, El-Sudi also promised to support him succeed in his Senatorial ambition.
Commenting on the online registration of voter cards, Barrister Ibrahim El-Sudi revealed that the party has developed its members that have ICT knowledge to the grassroots to ensure that people are registered to enable them to vote out the ruling party PDP comes 2023 in the state.

Hon. David Jimkuti landed at Danbaba Suntai Airport Jalingo at around 11:21 am alongside his entourage, and was received by a large number of supporters from where they proceeded to the APC Secretariat.

Addressing the gathering, the Southern Taraba Senatorial Aspirant, Mr. David Jimkuti informed the party Executives and his supporters that he was at the secretariat to declare his intention to join the race for the 2023 Senatorial election to represent his people at Nigeria’s Red Chamber.

According to him, his homecoming was to answer the call of his people who knew his capacity and experience of haven worked at both the National and International levels.

” You will agree with me, the Taraba South where am coming from, we did not feel the impact of the Senate. Number one, the issue of job creation, two, representation, if you can see in southern Taraba or the whole of Taraba state we don’t have any Executive Secretary and we have qualified people to represent agencies in the federal but we are been short change, and that is the responsibility of some our leaders there.

” I know the game, I’m in the game, and I have some of my mentors like Rt. Hon. Samuel Bako Lalong, the Executive Governor of Plateau State who taught me so many things that am going to use to bring development to Southern Taraba if elected as Senator.

” There are impacts projects that HE Lalong and the Senator got to Plateau state such as the Federal College of Education, the Universities, and recently the established Law School among others which Taraba is going to benefit too because we are neighbors.

On how prepared the young vibrant aspirant is, he said ” As far as am concerned, I’m the only one in southern Taraba that is contesting for the senate as you heard from our state party chairman am the first to declare my intention in APC but from the opposition, I don’t know. So, am prepared, am not only prepared because I want to contest but if you heard me the other time, I said I answered a call from critical stakeholders including women and youths, and I answered.” Said Jimkuti.

He promised that if elected they would join hands with the incoming APC Governor to rescue Taraba, especially in the areas that include education, infrastructure, job creation for the youth, women empowerment as well as free healthcare service delivery.

Hon. David Jimkuti who’s slogan is “IMPACT 2023”, however, commended President Buhari for signing the electoral arc amendment bill into law, saying that the President has showed the world that he loves Nigerians and he wants to protect the interest of every contestant.

” It will go down in history that 2023, the President what he demonstrated yesterday will go a long way. Rigging is over.” He is optimistic.

Our Correspondent gathered that Hon. David Jimkuti hails from Takum, the same local government area with the incumbent Governor, Darius Ishaku who will also join the senatorial race after the aspiration of his tenure in 2023.

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Party Dispute: APC North West Zone To Resolve Internal Issues

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By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

Following suspension of Party members and counter Suspension of Party members from party excos from national level down to ward level in the zone .

APC North West Stakeholders have held a meeting 19th May 2024 at the Murtala Square, under the chairmanship of the Coordinating Governor of the North West Zone, Senator Uba Sani.

In a Communique read by Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state,the Communique read in part.

“The meeting took a critical look at the state of the party in the North – West, activated its internal dispute resolution mechanism to resolve pending issues, and charted the pathway to a more formidable zonal structure that will ensure victory for our dear party in future elections.

“The Meeting commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR for his steadfast commitment to the fulfilment of his campaign promises to the Nigerian people. The meeting noted the decisive steps so far taken by the President in tackling Nigeria’s multitude of security and developmental challenges, and the far-reaching reforms he has initiated to reflate the economy and combat soaring inflation.

“The meeting observed that Mr. President’s Development Agenda has positively impacted the North West Zone, especially in the areas of Human Capital Development, Agriculture, Education, Poverty Alleviation, and Infrastructural Development.

“The meeting equally commended the various security agencies working tirelessly to maintain and enhance security in the zone.

“The meeting further stated that in view of the enormity of the developmental challenges facing the North West, stakeholders from the zone will continue to seek the gracious support, assistance and intervention of Mr. President.

The communique furher read “In view of Mr. President’s undiluted support and assistance to the North West, stakeholders called for continued support for President Tinubu’s administration as he strives to steady the ship of the Nigerian State. The challenges are enormous, but Mr. President is tackling them with courage and uncommon commitment.

“The meeting commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honorable. Tajudeen Abbas, Deputy Senate President, Senator Jibrin Barau, and Senators and Members of the House of Representatives for crafting and vigorously pursuing the passage of the North West Development Commission Bill. The meeting urged members of the National Assembly to give the bills expeditious consideration in the interest of national cohesion and even development.

“The meeting wishes to commend Mr. President for his commitment towards the speedy completion of key projects in the North West Zone, including the Abuja – Kaduna – Kano Highway, the Sokoto – Badagry Road Project, the Sokoto – Zamfara – Katsina – Kaduna Road Project, the Kano – Katsina Dual Carriageway, the Ajaokuta – Kaduna – Kano Gas Pipeline, the Lagos – Kaduna – Kano – Katsina – Maradi Rail Project. These projects have the potentials of boosting economic activities, mitigating poverty, enhancing security, and helping in the forging of understanding and friendship among the citizens of Nigeria.

“The meeting while acknowledging the efforts of the political leaders from the zone in promoting development in the region hereby calls on them to put more efforts to further enhance the political fortunes of the zone in order to maintain the political dominance of the zone in Nigeria’s political landscape.

“The meeting commended the National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for their sustained commitment to the ideals of democracy, with particular recognition to members representing the zone in the party’s national leadership.

“The meeting equally recognized the efforts of the Ministers, Special Advisers and Presidential Aides from the zone in supporting Mr. President to deliver on the Renewed Hope Agenda.

“The meeting further commends the commitment of APC faithfuls and the resilience of the populace in the zone and urges them to continue to support the government at all levels.

“The meeting commended the Coordinating Governor of the North West, Senator Uba Sani for hosting the Inaugural Stakeholders Meeting and demonstrating commitment to the unity and progress of the APC in the North West Zone.

“The meeting also commended Governors Dikko Radda (Katsina State), Umar Namadi (Jigawa State), Nasiru Idris (Kebbi State), and Ahmad Aliyu (Sokoto State) for their credible leadership in their respective states.

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YLN, LEAP Train Bauchi Student Leaders On Democratic Leadership, Gender Inclusion, Others

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Over 60 student leaders from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Bauchi State University Gadau, and The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi have gathered in Bauchi for a 2-day Amplify Leadership Workshop from May 7 – 8, 2024, organized by Young Leaders Network and supported by LEAP Africa and Nigeria Youth Futures Fund.

Held at the American Spaces Bauchi, the workshop brings together a diverse group of student leaders who will engage in interactive sessions, group discussions, and hands-on activities designed to harness their potential and expertise.

The programme’s overarching goal is to bolster political engagement in Northeast Nigeria through a meticulously crafted program that fosters a formidable team of leaders dedicated to advancing and enriching the leadership acumen of student union leaders.

In his welcome remarks, the Programmes Manager Governance of Young Leaders Network, Moses Danjuma Kusko urged the participants to seize the golden opportunity to equip themselves with leadership skills that will enable them to make a positive impact in their communities and the country at large. Kusko, highlighted objectives of the programme to include empowering students’ Union leaders with democratic leadership skills, promote gender inclusion and equality within students’ unionism, strengthen political activism and engagement among youth and enhance democratic values and principles in student communities.

The workshop promises to be a life-changing experience for the participants, providing them with the tools, knowledge, and network to become effective leaders and change-makers in their respective institutions and beyond.

Through this initiative, Young Leaders Network demonstrates its commitment to empowering young leaders, while LEAP Africa and Nigeria Youth Futures Fund provide vital support to amplify the impact of the program and promote sustainable development in Northeast Nigeria.

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Hon. Gidado Of ADC, Laud Gov Kefas Over Payments Of Gratuity, Revival Of Festival 

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By Sarah Manya

Hon. Abdulrazaq Gidado (JAWAR), the candidate for the last Jalingo, Yerro, and Zing Federal Constituency by-election under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) platform in Taraba State, has commended Governor Agbu Kefas for reviving the Nwonyo International Fishing Festival in the State. 

In a press statement released on Saturday via his Media Adviser, Sulaiman Sani, Gidado praised the governor’s commitment to promoting cultural heritage and improving the internally generated revenue of the state, exemplified by his recent inspection of the ongoing projects at the festival site.

Gidado also expressed appreciation for the recent approval of N1bn for the payment of gratuity to retired civil servants in the state, as well as a monthly allocation of N200m for its sustainability. 

He lauded Governor Kefas for ending the era of gratuity being owed in the state and pledged to continue ensuring good governance thrives by constructively criticizing where necessary.

Additionally, Hon. Abdulrazaq Gidado thanked Governor Agbu Kefas for the appointment of board chairmen and Special advisers in the state.

Lastly, he congratulated all appointees and wished them success in assisting the governor in achieving his Moving Forward Agenda.

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