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Bauchi Speaker Tenders Resignation Letter From APC, Obtains PDP Membership Card

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Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman has formally tendered resignation letter from All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Guda Ward of Ningi Local Government, the Speaker said that due to the factionalization of the Party at all levels in the State with every factions claiming the leadership of the party, coupled with litigations which led to court orders restraining any faction from claiming the leadership of the party, it becomes difficult for him to determine which of the factional leadership of the Party is legitimate.

He added that this is coming after series of persecution being meted on him and his supporters since his election as Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly in June, 2019 as against the wish of some vested interests in the Party.

The Speaker narrated that; “It’s a well known fact that getting Speakership position has been one of the lifetime dreams of my Emirate, Ningi. People of my Constituency gave me their mandate to represent them and subsequently asked me to pursue their dream of producing Speaker from Ningi. I can’t be bigger than my Constituency and no interest should be superior than that of my constituents. Thus, I pursued the dream of my constituents and as Almighty Allah willed it, we got it against all odds.

“Since my election as Speaker, the Party sidelined me from its activities and meted various forms of persecution on me and my supporters. Despite these, I remained loyal and committed to the Party and continued contributing financially to the Party and attending its functions and meetings even if they didn’t invite me. Sometimes I would only get notice of Party meetings from my Colleagues, but I would still attend.

“It reach to the level that I was removed as the Chairman of the stakeholders of the Party in Ningi Local Government and replaced with someone who barely knows the local government and the Party. Through that, they made sure any Party member loyal to me is edged out from the leadership or mainstream activities of the Party.

“I was called unprintable names by the Party Leaders and Stakeholders for their perception of the harmonious working relationship between the Assembly and the Executive Arm led by His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad as a threat to them, their political ambition and the Party. I always tell them, Bauchi State is bigger than any personal interest, unhealthy relationship between the two critical arms of Government would not only halt the development of the State but will affect the well-being of the people and bring instability in the State which will not augur well for all of us. But they ignored this patriotic disposition.

“Just recently, these vested interests in the Party worked against my inclusion as Member of the National Convention Planning Committee in which they made sure my name was removed. I tried my best to draw the attention of the Party leadership and its critical stakeholders to the injustice being done on me and my supporters but one of the major stakeholders talked to my face, that the Party won’t recognize any grievance from me and they resolved not to recognize anything that emanate from me even if it’s a document that contains my signature, because of my relationship with the Executive Governor of Bauchi Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad. It further became clearer to me that I am no longer needed in APC.”

According to the Speaker, there has been intense calls on him from supporters, groups, party stalwarts and constituents to dump the Party due to the realities on grounds, hence he set up a Committee drawn from all parts of Ningi Central Constituency under the chairmanship of Alhaji Bala Gideru to make further consultations and recommendations.

Speaker Abubakar Suleiman further stated that the Committee after series of consultations and review of the situation, recommended that; “we should quit the Party and join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to consolidate on the unprecedented development being executed in Ningi Local Government and all parts of the State by the Executive Governor of Bauchi State His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad”

“Based on the recommendations of the Committee and due to the prevailing situation and the uncertainties and fractionalizations in the Party, I have formally resigned from the All Progressive Congress alongside my thousands of supporters.

“I thank the Party for the opportunity given to me to serve my Constituency and the State in general.” He declared.

Meanwhile, the Speaker obtained a membership card of his new Party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Guda Ward of Ningi Local Government and pledged to work for the success of the Party at all levels and consolidate on the successes of the adminstration of His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad in the State.

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Fintiri Has No Hand in Your Travails, Kumangar Tells AA Lawal Uba, APC

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The Director General Media to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has said Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has no hands in the invitation of AA Lawal Uba by security agencies.

According to our sources, the Department of state service (DSS) on Friday invited AA Lawal Uba over his vituperation on the speaker, Adamawa state house of assembly, Aminu Abbas.

In reaction to the invitation by the DSS, the main oppostion party in Adamawa, the All progressive congress (APC) blamed Fintiri for Uba’s travails and accused him of stifling dissenting voices in Adamawa state.

But in a statement issued by the Director General, media and communication, Solomon Kuamangar, today, the Governor’s aide said Fintiri should not be blamed for the travails of the misguided fellow, AA Lawal Uba.

The statement said AA Lawal Uba is a misguided critic who ought to know that the Governor on several fora has reiterated and welcome constructive criticism by anyone he should, however, know the difference between criticism and hauling insults on leaders. He, therefore, has himself to blame and not Fintiri.

Kumangar lambasted the APC as a party seeking relevance in Adamawa to divert attention from the recent dollarized primary that produced a candidate who has set members at daggers drawn at each other.

It is wrong to ckaim impunity where there is none and turn blind eyes to the recent impunity it perpetrated in the recent dollarized APC governorship primary in Adamawa.”

He said, “It is therefore wrong for APC to assume that Fintiri ordered the invitation of AA Lawal Uba by security agencies simply because the victim of injustice is not a man of any stout means.”
Kumangar urged AA Lawal Uba, APC, “to leave Fintiri out of their political travails and allow God’s time and preferences to prevail.”

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2023: Atiku Canvases Support For Gov Fintiri’s Re-election

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called on Adamawa State people to reelect Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for second tenure in office.

Abubakar who is the Waziri Adamawa made the call during a political rally organised in honor of his home coming held at Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola Monday.

He disclosed that the governor has performed well within three years in office and urged the people to vote him again to reap more democracy dividends.

The PDP presidential candidate thanked the people of his home state for supporting his political quest since he ventured into politics, more than three years ago and pledged to never disappoint them.

He urged the PDP in the state to accord those who detected into the party all the privileges and henceforth involved them in the scheme of party activities across the state.

In his remarks, governor Fintiri congratulated all decampees into the PDP and assured the Presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar that Adamawa will deliver all candidates under the platform of the party.

He maintained that his administration has delivered all its his campaign promises to the people in the areas of maintaining unity, peace and security, providing free education, infrastructure, housing estate among others.

According to Governor Fintiri, the flyover and underpass built by the present administration were aimed to attracting investors into the state and creat jobs to the youths.

The national chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, who received thousands of decampees and handed them over to Governor Fintiri for integration into the party, assured them equal treatment.

Earlier in his welcome address, the state chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu who described Atiku Abubakar as a unifier, prayed to God to give the presidential candidate the wisdom of piloting the affairs of the country if elected.

Responding on behalf of the decampees, Alhaji Shuaibu Babas, member Fufore/Gurin constituency said with their defection, the opposition APC is already dead in the state and assured their loyalty for the PDP.

The Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Abubakar accompanied by his running mate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State among others was visiting his home state for the first time since after winning the PDP presidential primary elections.

Alhaji Abubakar alongside his entourage accompanied by Governor Fintiri was earlier at the palace of Lamido Adamawa, Doctor Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa where he paid a homage on the royal father.

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Namdas Gifts Al-Irshad Academy N500,000 Over Student’s Perfect Imitation Of Tinubu

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The member representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo, and Mayo-Belwa federal constituency, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas has donated the sum of N500,000 to Al Irshad Academy in Mayo Belwa for representing the candidature of APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a playlet recently.

In a video that went viral on social media at the weekend, pupils of the school during its graduation ceremony played the role of Tinubu and his wife, Adamawa state APC governorship candidate, Aishatu Binani, and other top politicians both at state at the national level.

In the playlet, the viral video showed 12-year-old Jafar Bala Usman, a JSS 1 student dressed in agbada and adorning the Tinubu signature cap and eyeglasses arriving at the event alongside his entourage and security men to the admiration of many.

Hon. Namdas who is a strong supporter of the Tinubu/Shettima APC ticket saw the viral video on Facebook and was impressed by the creativity of the pupils who are members of his constituency.

The lawmaker who chairs the community on the army then asked a delegation to visit the school and gift the sum of N100,000 each to the boy who played the role of Tinubu, his wife, and the girl who played the role of Aishatu Binani. He also gifted the school the sum of N200, 000 and encouraged them to continue to impart the ideal of democracy and peaceful coexistence to the students.

Senior legislative aide to Hon. Namdas, and Husseini Sanda while presenting the cash gift to the students, and the school appreciates the management for supporting APC and also allowing their students to represent the party’s presidential candidate in their playlet.
“This demonstration has shown the acceptability of the APC presidential candidate at the grassroots and how much the young once here love our party’s presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Sanda said.

He added that Namdas appreciated the school for instilling political knowledge into the children which he believes will spur them to aspire to be true and good leaders in the future.

“The cash donation is to inspire the pupils and also encourage the school to continue with the good work they are doing in the area of creating political awareness to the students at a tender age. This I believe will help them in the future,” he said.

The principal of the school, Suleiman Njobdi said the decision to use Tinubu in the playlet was born out of the love they have for him. “Tinubu is someone who has helped a lot of people and transformed Lagos when he was governor. I am confident that if he becomes president in 2023, he will change the fortune of this country for good,” Njobdi said.

The young Tinubu and the school management appreciate Namdas for reaching out to them and assured him of their continuous support.

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