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Olubunmi Adetunmbi On Sunday Igboho: DSS Didn’t Follow Due Process

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An All Progressives Congress Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, Olubunmi Adetunmbi, has condemned the invasion of the residence of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, by the Department of State Services, saying it was done without due process.

The senator noted that what differentiated democracy from autocracy or dictatorship was for the government and the people to stay within the ambit of the rule of law.

Adetunmbi stated these during an interview with Arise Television on Wednesday monitored by SaharaReporters.

He said, “Our country and indeed any decent democratic state should stay within the ambit of the rule of law. That is what defines democracy from autocracy or dictatorship. It is about the rule of law.

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Olubunmi Adetunmbi On Sunday Igboho: DSS Didn’t Follow Due Process

“It is not good to invade a person’s house without due process. The only thing I can say is that let the law take its course. Where there is an infraction; that is why we have court; let the court intervene. Let the people go to court and seek redress and enforce their right according to the law.”

He urged the Federal Government to involve governors in any activity that concerned the security of their states.

“Another issue is; whatever happens between law and order in any given state in the country, involve the governor of such state. That is why the governors are the Chief Security Officers of their states. They should not be sidestepped in doing things.

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“The law is robust enough. This will save us from all these conjectures and conspiracy theories that derail the main subject and focus on tribe, religion or region. That is not where we should be.”

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PDP Crisis: Wike’s Attempt To Remove Secondus Will Fail – Babatope

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Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport on Wednesday said attempts by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to forcefully remove Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is an invitation to chaos and disaster.

Speaking withAkelicious Media, Babatope, a former member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) said the Rivers state governor who is a member of the party cannot think he can unilaterally install and remove the national chairman of a party the way he likes.

PDP Crisis: Wike’s Attempt To Remove Secondus Will Fail – Babatope

He also added that Secondus, who has just four months to the end of his tenure, should have been allowed to serve out his term instead of plunging the PDP into unnecessary chaos.

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“It is a pity if Wike believes he can install a national chairman and remove him as he wishes. It is an exercise that can never succeed. It is going to fail. To remove Secondus at this late hour, just a few months to the end of his tenure is an invitation to chaos and disaster,” he said.

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I have decided for the APC, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim declares

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He explained why:

Dear friends,

By the Grace of God today, I will be attending the stakeholders meeting of the Federal Capital Territory chapter of the All Progressive Congress(APC), in what is my first public event as a member of the ruling party.

It was clear after the 2019 elections that going forward, we have to make a choice between one of the two major political parties in Nigeria, in order for our struggle for a better Nigeria to be meaningful.

In February this year, I formally registered in Usuma Ward, as it is procedurally required – this was after series of consultations with my long time friends, family and associates.

With my friend for over 23 years and Governor of Kwara state, His Excellency, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, we had multiple conversations on this matter; I also recieved support and encouragements from His Excellency, Senator George Akume, former Governor of Benue state and current minister of Special Duties, an important leader of the party in the North Central Zone and a major political ally since our days as founding members of then ruling party in 1999(PDP), where I had the privilege to serve as the first elected Deputy National Publicity Secretary as weĺl as Chairman of the important Group of 54 NEC members that included a majority of the parties elected Governors in 1999.

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In the past 6 months, I have met twice with Chairman of the APC National Care Taker Committee, His Excellency Mala Buni, Many times with my brother and friend, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN) as well as Minister of the FCT, Mallam Mustapha Bello, the leader of the APC in the FCT and Cabinet member, party leaders and elders too numerous to mention and not the least, the party chairman of the FCT who worked very hard to convince me in joining the APC.

One of my reasons for choosing the APC is that virtually all the party structures in the North Central Zone, my immediate constituency, are populated by leaders with whom we were original founders of then PDP in 1998. These are people with strong principles and character with whom I feel very safe.

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The second reason is that the APC is the only reasonable pathway to a united and indivisible Nigeria, an idea dear to me and central to my politics.

Thirdly the APC is led by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who is passionate to his convictions that corruption must be defeated for Nigeria to move forward. Though a lot of critics have questioned the effectiveness of his anti-corruption crusade, the other party does not even care a whimp about curbing corruption. Its members celebrate their new adopted legacy of graft and display of criminal opulence. The other party is a far cry from the community of honourable men and women that it was in 1998 when we launched it.

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In deciding for the APC, I have no illusion that I have come to a perfect party or that the struggle to birth a new Nigeria on this my chosen new platform will be easy. I will continue to rely on your prayers and support, the strength of the Lord and his guidance and protection as I embark on this journey.

Please, permit me to state that in taking this decision, my long standing commitment to the struggle for Justice and Equity will not waive, my adherence to the principles of true Federalism will not wane, and my three and a half decades struggle for the improvement of the welfare of the down trodden Nigerians will not diminish.

I remain solid in my pursuit for a New Nigeria, Modern, United, Peaceful and Prosperous!
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Oduah, Ekwunife Lead Number Of Sponsored Bills At The National Assembly

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Team Anambra State in the National Assembly is very peculiar with two of her three Senators being women-Sen. Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra-North) and Sen. Ekwunife Uche (PDP, Anambra-Central).

Interestingly, the duo have demonstrated capacity in the sponsorship of bills by respectively churning out 35 and 23 at midterm.

This constitutes 44.8% and 29.49% of the total bills sponsored by Senate members from the State.

Of the total bills sponsored by the female Senators in their first legislative year, 26 was sponsored by Sen. Oduah, while Sen. Ekwunife sponsored 16, which therefore means they had higher bill sponsorship in their first year of the 9th Assembly.
Oduah, Ekwunife Lead Number Of Sponsored Bills At The National Assembly
Similarly, their male counterpart, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP, Anambra-South) has sponsored a total of 20 bills. In his first year of the 9th Assembly, he sponsored 11 bills as against the 9 bills he sponsored in the second legislative year.

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The two female senators have therefore contributed 7.7% of the 747 bills sponsored at the Senate, while the three Senators contributed 10.4 % of the total bills sponsored by Senate members in the period under review.
Oduah, Ekwunife Lead Number Of Sponsored Bills At The National Assembly
Among the House of Representatives members from Anambra, Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu (PDP, Onitsha North/Onitsha South) is the sponsor of the highest number of bills (14) which constitute 22.22%. Of the 14 bills sponsored by her, 7 were sponsored in her first legislative year of the 9th Assembly, meaning she retained her performance in bill sponsorship.

On his part, Onwuaso Chinedu (PDP, Awka North/Awka South) sponsored 12 bills constituting 19.05% of bills sponsored by Anambra members. 7 of these bills were sponsored in the first legislative year of the 9th Assembly.

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It therefore means he performed better in terms of bill sponsorship in the first year than the second. Obinna Chidoka (PDP, Idemili North/ldemili South) and Onyema Wilfred (PDP, Ogbaru) have 8 bills sponsored each constituting 12.7% respectively. The 8 bills sponsored by each of them were in their second legislative year.

Umeoji Michael (APGA, Aguata) and Dozie Nwankwo (APGA, Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia) have 7 bills sponsored each at 11.11%. All the 7 bills sponsored by each of them were sponsored in the second legislative year.

Similarly, Chinedu Obidigwe (Anambra East/Anambra West) and Chris Azubogu (Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo) have sponsored 1 bill each constituting 1.59%.

Both respectively sponsored their bills in the second and first legislative year. Ifeanyi Chudy Momah (APGA, Ihiala) has sponsored 2 bills constituting 3.17%. The 2 bills were sponsored in the second legislative year.

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However, Ayika Valentine Ogbonna (Njikoka/Dunukofia/Anaocha) and Ofumelu Vincent Ekene (Oyi/Ayamelum) have not sponsored any bill since their assumption of duty at 9th Assembly.

OrderPaper Nigeria begun the release of the National Assembly midterm bills scorecard last week, with Abia State blazing the trail for the South-east geo-political zone.

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OrderPaper Nigeria, is a media organisation dedicated to reporting parliamentary issues, since the inception of the ninth senate.

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