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Namdas To APC: Give Me Ticket And I’ll Deliver Adamawa To You

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~ Says APC is the only living party in Adamawa

A gubernatorial hopeful under the auspices of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rt. Hon Abdulrazak Namdas has appealed to the party to give him the gubernatorial ticket with a promise to deliver the state to the party come 2023 election.

Namdas who made the appeal during a meeting with the state exco of the party in Yola, Thursday noted that as a grassroot mobilizer, he will galvanize support from within APC and outside the party to ensure victory of the party come 2023.

The lawmaker who said APC is the only visible political party in Adamawa State noted that other political parties in the state have fizzled out.

Namdas who thanked the APC exco for extending olive branch to him said he was in the party secretariat to meet with the exco for the second time and to seek their blessings and permission as he embarked on local government tour of the state to campaign for votes ahead of the party primaries.

Namdas who congratulated the new exco also used the opportunity to reiterate his ambition to rule the state in 2023.

“I want to officially congratulate you on your election and I want to use this opportunity to reiterate my resolve to rule the state. I first expressed that resolve on January 1, 2021 and since then we have solidified that resolve to the extent even those who thought we were not serious at first have now come to accept us as a potent force in the race.

“I’m here to also to seek your permission and blessings to move to the 21 local governments of the state to seek their support in order to realize this noble ambition to serve my state,” he said.

Also speaking separately, the chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal, the vice chairman of the party, Samaila Taddaus and secretary of the party, Dr. Raymond Chidama acknowledged the indefatigable contributions of Namdas towards building the party saying that he is one of the prominent promoters of the party in the state.

The trio who acknowledged the leadership qualities of Namdas all pledged to ensure that clean, free and fair party primaries are conducted for the party to regain its winning streak in the state.

Also speaking, a former gubernatorial candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Eng. Markus Gundiri who picked Namdas as running mate in the build up to the 2011 guber election in the state vouched for the character of the aspirant saying that with Namdas as governor, Adamawa State will become Nigeria’s Eldorado.

Gundiri who described Namdas as a son, friend and associate said he has the knowledge, experience, wherewithal, exposure and the political will to bring solid development to Adamawa State.

He expressed regret that Adamawa State has been lagging behind compared to other states and urged the people to vote Namdas in order to restore the lost glory of the state.

Also speaking, the Director General Namdas campaign organization, Abdurrahman Shuaibu, the coordinator women for Namdas, Halima Hayatu and APC chieftain in the state Ibrahim Tahir all acknowledged Namdas’ the leadership qualities of Namdas saying he is the best among those aspiring to govern the state.

“Namdas more than any of the candidates has the knowledge, experience, exposure, and wherewithal to run the state effectively and efficiently. A vote for him is a vote for development and progress,” they noted.

They also appealed on the party to ensure free and fair primaries in order to restore the glory of the party saying that Namdas will remain in the party if he lost the election fair and square.

Namdas who started his tour with Fufore and Yola South LGs asked APC officials s
to support his ambition with a promise not to disappoint them if elected.

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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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