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Taraba APC Crisis: Stop Being Desperate Over Leadership – Ade Tells Elsu-di

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Following a statement alleging that the former Acting Governor of Taraba State, Sen. Sani Abubakar Danladi is one of the APC Stakeholders that are fueling the crisis bedeviling the party in the state, one of the chieftains of the party has debunked the allegation that was published on Daily Trust Newspaper, Monday 21/3/2022.

The APC Chieftain, Hon. Abdullahi Ade in a telephone interview with our Correspondent said he was shocked when he read the publication where Barr. Elsu-di made the allegation which he described as baseless.

He said the former Acting Governor and former Senator representing Taraba North, Sani Danladi is not in any way connected to the issue of a court case between the former ACP EXCO and some aggrieved members that El-Sudi accused him of bribing the Judge.

According to Ade, he is among members that purchased form to vie for one of the offices of the State Executives of the party, adding that they were the ones that filed a case at the Federal High Court that is sitting in Jalingo challenging what he called as kangaroo election.

“I’m one of the contestants who took Barrister Tukur El-Sudi led EXCO to the Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, and thank God in its judgment, the court sacked the Exco and ordered for fresh elections, so, it is not Sen. Sani Abubakar that took them to court, it is we the contestants, therefore, am advising Barr. Elsu-di as a senior Lawyer to go and apologize to the former Ag. Governor because he lacks evidence to present that Sen. Sani gave bribe to the judge.

“If not Sen. Sani Abubakar can decide to seek to take him to the court of law for defamation of character because he cannot compare himself with Sen. Sani Danladi in all ramifications.” Hon. Ade emphasized.

Also in a telephone interview, the embattled former ACP State Chairman, Barr. Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi said, “my evidence is that he has been telling his boys and even our boys too went there and heard him saying it, and I have a picture when court delivered the judgment that showed his boys dancing in his presence and that Indicated that he is the one sponsoring the case.” Elsu-di alleges.

Expressing optimism that the crisis will soon come to an end before the National Convention of the party scheduled for 26/3/2022, Barr. Elsu-di urged the aggrieved members to put aside their difference and join hands together to enable them to snatch power from the ruling PDP in the state come 2023.

Our Correspondent recalled that the Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda had on Tuesday 1/3/2022 set aside the elections of the Taraba State All Progressives Congress (APC), conducted on the 24th Oct; 2021 which produced Barr. Ibrahim Elsudi as the state Chairman of the party and other executives.

Delivering judgment on a case filed by some aggrieved members of the party over the processes that led to the elections, the presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, said the defendants had violated the guidelines of such elections as enshrined in the political party’s constitution.

He added that they had also gone ahead to conduct the election against the court order which was given to them before the election restraining them from conducting the elections.

However, speaking to newsmen shortly after the judgment, counsel to the defendant, Barr. John Odekena Esq. expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment and vowed to approach the appeal court after consulting his client.

On her part, Barr. Joy Ezekiel, counsel to the plaintiffs said the defendants had among other things failed to officially notify their members of the said election within 24 hours before the date of the election as stipulated in the guidelines of the party.

She expressed satisfaction with the judgment, stating that justice had prevailed at the end of a battle that started in the year 2021.

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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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Dr Bunovolki, The Rising Political Figure Fit To Lead The Masses

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A Coalition of Adamawa Youth Movement under the leadership of Mr. Mohammed has observed that Dr Mourice Bunovolki is no doubt the rising political icon in the state fit to lead in the masses.

Mr Mohammed who revealed this to Sahel Reporter said their group will no doubt rally round Dr Bunovolki in whatever leadership position, he may contest in the future political contest.

He expressed confidence in Bunovolki’s capacity to address some of the obstacles bedeviling the people, considering his vast experience and knowledge in various sectors of human development.

The youth group, according to Mr Mohammed observed Dr Bunovolki’s competence, commitment, and dedication towards positive development of Adamawa State.

He explained that “Bunovolki has immensely contributed towards the development of the old Numan Federation and Adamawa State as a whole” hence the need to give him political office to do more.

He described Dr Bunovolki as a leader with vision and listening ears to all and therefore, getting him leadership position will benefit people tremendously.

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Feasibility Of Elections In Fostering Democracy In SADC

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By Favour Wali Ezra, Victorino De Almeida Gracia

Elections are widely regarded as a fundamental component in promoting democracy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

However, the success of elections in advancing this objective is subject to several factors. One of the primary considerations is the level of impartiality and transparency in the electoral process. 

Free, fair, and credible elections must be held to ensure a peaceful transfer of power and reflect the public’s will in the administration.

Several SADC countries have raised concerns about electoral anomalies, such as voter intimidation and the lack of independence in electoral authorities.

These factors have the potential to undermine the integrity of the election results and weaken the public trust in the democratic process. 

Another crucial element in the efficiency of elections in promoting democracy is the level of political rivalry and participation. In some SADC countries, dominant ruling parties have retained power for extended periods, making it difficult for opposition parties to compete on an equal footing.

Additionally, voter turnout in some countries indicates a lack of engagement and trust in the election process.

The media and civil society’s role in monitoring and reporting on the election process is another critical factor to consider. Free and independent media can help hold the government and electoral institutions accountable by informing the public and raising awareness about potential anomalies or abuses during the election. 

Similarly, civil society organizations can play a significant role in increasing voter education, monitoring election results, and advocating for electoral reform.

Socioeconomic gaps and inequality in the SADC area can also limit marginalized groups’ ability to participate in elections and have their voices heard. 

Limited access to knowledge, information, and resources can make it challenging for vulnerable populations, including women, youth, and rural areas, to participate in the political process and make informed decisions.

Despite these limitations, there have been several encouraging examples of SADC elections successfully promoting democratic consolidation. 

For instance, South Africa’s 2019 elections were universally regarded as free and fair, resulting in a peaceful transfer of power and reinforcing the country’s commitment to democratic governance.

While elections can be a powerful tool for fostering democracy in the SADC region, their feasibility and effectiveness depend on several factors. 

These factors include the transparency and fairness of the electoral process, the level of political competition and participation, and the role of the media and civil society in promoting free and fair elections. 

It is also imperative to emphasize that elections alone cannot guarantee democracy. Other critical components include an independent judiciary, a free press, and respect for human rights.

To ensure that elections remain an effective tool for promoting democracy in the SADC region, it is crucial to safeguard democratic values and institutions continually. 

Efforts to reform electoral processes, promote openness and accountability, and empower marginalized people are critical to furthering democratic principles and creating political transformation in the region.

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Favour Wali Ezra  (ezraf@africau.edu

Africa University –Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, and Victorino De Almeida Garcia (garciav@africau.edu) Africa University-Department of International Relations and Diplomacy. 

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