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APC: State Chairmen oppose move to replace Odigie-Oyegun with Bisi Akande

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The move by some top members of the All Progressives Congress to replace the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, with a former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, may have failed.
This followed the position of the State Chairmen of the party backing the continuation of Odigie-Oyegun in office.
In fact, the State Chairmen called for the extension of the National Chairman’s tenure in office for another two years.
The position of the Chairmen was said to have followed moves to replace Odigie-Oyegun at the National Executive Council meeting of the party holding in Abuja on Tuesday (today).
The decision to remove Odigie-Oyegun was said to have followed the complaint by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that the National Chairman was a clog in the wheel of the assignment given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
This was preceded by several complaints of undue interference by some state chapters in their affairs by the National Chairman.
However, in what appears a masterstroke by Odigie-Oyegun, 31 State Chairmen threw their weight behind him to continue in office.
In a statement after their meeting in Abuja on Monday, the Forum of APC State Chairmen said in a communique: “The forum after dissections and thorough appraisal of the APC-led Government hereby unanimously pass a vote of confidence on our dear President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Chairman of our great party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other leaders of our great party for their numerous achievements despite the challenges so far experienced in our dear country. We also urge Mr. President to present himself for second tenure come 2019.
“The forum hereby also resolved as follows:
“a. That we support His Excellency Senator Bola Tinubu-led peace and reconciliation committee and urge the committee to expedite action in reconciling members of the party. The forum also calls on all the members of our great party to give maximum support to the committee to achieve sustainable peace in the party
“b. In view of the short period between the time available for the proposed party congresses and INEC published time-table for conduct of party primaries and general elections, the forum resolved that the tenure of the present officers of the party at all levels be extended by 2 years to avert challenges in the party.
“c. in view of the reasons as adduced above, and the fact that the present constitution as amended in 2014 has not been fully tested in the short life of the party, the forum resolved that the proposed amendment of the party constitution be suspended.
“d. The forum extends our heartfelt condolences and sympathizes with the good people of Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Zamfara, Yobe and Bomo States for the attacks on them by the enemies of our dear country.”

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Atiku to make broadcast on Twitter, Facebook 9am today

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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP will be making a broadcast on Twitter and Facebook at 9am tomorrow.

The PDP presidential candidate is expected to bare his mind on Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Kogi East Senate: UPP endorses ADC’s Victor Adoji

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The United Political Parties, Kogi State Chapter, said it has endorsed the candidature of Dr Victor Alewo Adoji, of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), for the Kogi East Senatorial seat in the rescheduled National Assembly election slated for 23rd February 2019.

In a statement signed by Hon Ibrahim Itodo, state leader and Hon Mohammed Lawal, Secretary Kogi UPP respectively, said without sentiments, the decision to support Adoji was taken after a careful assessment of his manifestos and carriage which makes him outstanding among 30 others running for the Kogi East Senatorial seat.

The statement which reads in part said “Having keenly followed the campaign and activities of Dr Victor Alewo Adoji’s sensitization and campaign manifestos to his senatorial district, without any iota of doubt or sentiment has proven that he has the competence, capacity and the character to be supported by the United Political parties into the Senate come 23rd February 2019 general elections

“In view of the above assertion therefore, the United Political Parties on this day 20th February, 2019 endorsed the candidate of ADC, Dr Victor Alewo Adoji as our conscientious candidate for the Senate to represent the good people of Igala/Bassa Kingdom.

“This endorsement is as a result of critical review of the past Representatives in the Red chamber and their non-performance non- participatory democracy in carrying the Constituents along in a democratic Manner.

The UPP said it was not surprised therefore that, the East/Bassa Elders political forum after careful interaction with the candidates also declared Dr Victor Alewo Adoji of ADC as the most acceptable and credible candidate for the election to represent Igala/Bassa Kingdom at the Red chambers of the National Assembly.

They maintained that “Dr Victor Alewo Adoji has proven beyond reasonable doubt by his theory of a Social contract principle and a bottom to up style of governance canvassed during his campaign and therefore clearly distinguished himself among others that he is more prepared to face the business of law making in the National Assembly.

“We are urging the good people of Igala/Bassa land to proudly support the candidate of the ADC, Dr Victor Alewo Adoji for Senate on Saturday 23rd February, 2019.

The group noted that the UPP is present in all the three senatorial districts of Kogi state and made up 26 political parties, saying that the endorsement is to prove to the people that the UPP has carried out an assessment of all the candidates contesting elective positions in the state.

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Kogi Gov. Chief of Staff allegedly arrests, hounds ADC senatorial candidate’s supporters

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Supporters of Kogi East Senatorial District candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Victor Adoji, are having it very tough ahead of the postponed general election.
Information filtering in has it that ADC candidate’s supporters are being hounded out of town ahead of the February 23, 2019 poll.
“They are being arrested and attacked under different facades,” a source stated.
Details available alleged Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, as masterminding the intimidation of Adoji’s supporters.  Adoji confirmed the information.
He disclosed that his supporters are currently moving out of town to avoid attacks and related intimidation tactics being deployed by the Governor’s Chief of Staff.
Bello, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, had boasted to President Muhammadu Buhari that he would deliver Kogi state “100%” to the APC and the President.
It is believed that Onoja is acting out a part of the script to help the Governor deliver on the promise with the hounding of Adoji’s supporters.
The election for the President, Senator and House of Representatives members hold on the same day.
Adoji had stirred up a whirlwind of support that has thrown up intimidating popularity ahead of the election.
The ADC senatorial candidate’s formidable political presence had attracted the attention of the ruling party chieftains, especially Governor Bello.
This development reportedly resulted in an alleged consistent attack which Adoji kept reporting on his Facebook page, Dr. Victor ALEWO Adoji 2019 – with pictures – including the recent burning of the house of a passionate supporter.
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