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You’ll leave Govt house come 2023 whether you like it or not, APC tells Fintiri

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~ Accuses Gov of fiddling while the state is on fire

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, has told governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to start packing his load as it will sent him out of the Dougirei government house Yola, come 2023, whether he likes it or not.

The party was reacting to a statement credited to the governor who said APC was overwhelmed with crisis and currently in shambles.

Fintiri has upon his arrival into the state after a prolonged working tour gave the opposition party a hard tackle, saying that a party that cannot organize a hitch free ward congresses is not worth its name.

“We are back and we have already started counting our victories and our successes towards 2023.

” As you know, the other party has just started their ward congresses and they are totally in shambles.

“They are in deep crisis that they will never recover. After all, we know, they are not a political party,” Fintiri said.

But in a riposte to the governors tirade, the APC spokesman, Mohammed Abdullahi accused governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of fiddling while the state is on fire advising the governor to concentrate on the onerous challenges facing the state than dabbling into the affairs of other political parties.

“It is not our habit to join issues with his Excellency the governor of Adamawa State because of the respect we have for his office.

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“We wonder why he will jettison the onerous responsibility of governance and dabble into the affairs of another political party.

” But it is incumbent to state that if there is any political party that is riddled in crisis today, it is the PDP.

You’ll leave Govt house come 2023 whether you like it or not, APC tells Fintiri

“The neck of their national chairman is still hanging as the two factions call for his resignation. We even saw demonstrations at the national secretariat of the PDP with people carrying placards asking Secondus to go.

“Instead of him to concentrate and solve these issues within his political party, he is trying to delve into the affairs of the APC.

“I vividly remember a time his Excellency said at Ribadu Square that within three months, there will be no APC in Adamawa and I want to categorically, clearly say that within these three months he postulated, the PDP in Adamawa State suffered the greatest loss a political party can imagine.

“It is within the period that his Excellency, Barr Bala Nggilari left the PDP for APC, it is within that period that a sitting senator, Sen Ishaku Abbo left the PDP for APC.

“Within the same period, Sen Grace Jackson Bent who is a BOT member of the PDP left for the APC. In a similar development, former house of representatives member, Titsi Ganama who represented Michika/Madagali and Hon Ahmed Wangubi Fons who represented Ganye Jada Mayo Belwa and Toungo and Hon Gibson Nathaniel, all defected from PDP to the APC.

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“At the same time, a state deputy chairman of the PDP, Timothy Audu Vimtim defected from the PDP to the APC. I think it is better for his excellency to sit down and nurse his wounds than delving into the affairs of APC.

“He has a burden on his neck to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Adamawa state. It is better he do that because time is not in his favour. Come 2023 whether he likes it or not, he is vacating the Dougire government house because APC has become more formidable, more strong and more determined to recapture the seat of the governor in Adamawa State,” Abdullahi noted.

Also responding to the allegations that the recently conducted ward congresses has torn APC to shreds, Abdullahi said, there is no political party, that has conducted a rancour free ward congress like the one APC conducted, because the stakeholders and the party leadership have worked assiduously to arrive at a consensus, and the consensus has really worked.

“We had congresses that are rancour free and envious of other political parties. Let us wait and see what will happen when the PDP will do their own. May be they will have to invite doctors to take care of them but as far as we are concerned, we are not disturbed by what his Excellency has said, because he has said it before and the result happened to be more positive to the APC,” Abdullahi said.

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The APC spokesman added that PDP will suffer more wounds in the future under the leadership of Mai Mala Buni.

He noted that in order to regain its winning streak, the party has set up a powerful reconciliation committee under the executive governor of Jigawa State Abubakar Badaru noting that, the committee, which is made up of eminent personalities who are respected in APC circles and even the Nigerian political space will surely deliver the goods.

“They are going round the states where the problems are and they are addressing issues squarely. To make things easier, in each state, they have identified key stakeholders that are saddled with the responsibility of reconciling people within the APC.

” I want to assure you that all these petty issues that people are hearing about APC are mere rumours, they are not really existing.

“APC has become formidable in Adamawa state, we have realised why we are out of power and we have put our house in order,” he said.

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2023: Even If Jonathan Joins APC, No Automatic Presidential Ticket – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says former president, Goodluck Jonathan, will not be handed an automatic ticket to contest in 2023 if he joins the party.

The former president has been rumoured once again this week to be close to joining the party that defeated him in the 2015 presidential election.

He has denied the rumours of his possible defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but the APC has fueled speculations by throwing him an open invitation to join, with a promise to waive restrictions on his qualification to instantly run for office.

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The party’s spokesperson, John Akpanudoedehe, further clarified the party’s position in a statement on Friday, September 17, 2021 that the offer does not include an automatic ticket for Jonathan or other new members.

2023: Even If Jonathan Joins APC, No Automatic Presidential Ticket – APC

“Coming into the party gives no one special status of being an automatic party candidate in any election.

“All aspirants must undergo the nomination processes outlined by the APC constitution,” he said.

Jonathan was elected vice president in 2007, and later became president in 2010 following the death of President Musa Yar’Adua.

He won the 2011 election for his first proper term in office, but failed in his bid for a second term in 2015, losing to President Muhammadu Buhari who went on to win his own second term in 2019.

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With the incumbent president set to leave in 2023, there have been constant rumours that Jonathan is being tapped to replace him.

The PDP has lost three serving governors and numerous lawmakers and officials to the APC since last November, handing the ruling party momentum ahead of what’s expected to be keenly-contested 2023 elections.

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God Directed Me To Join APC – Fani-kayode

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Fani-Kayode once vowed that over his dead body, until Jesus comes, he would never join the APC.

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who once said he’d rather die than join the All Progressives Congress (APC), says God has led him back to the political party he once labelled Almajiri Peoples Congress.

“A lot has changed over the last six years and it is important that we make the right choices and the right decisions at the right time, precisely if we feel as if we are being led by God to make those choices,” Fani-Kayode said, moments after his unveiling as an APC signing by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

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Fani-Kayode once described the APC as a “filthy, rat-infested sinking ship” and a “bloodthirsty, blood-lusting, accursed political association of Boko Haramists and Fulani herdsmen, genocidal maniacs, ethnic cleansers and mass murderers.”

God Directed Me To Join APC – Fani-kayode

He had also said: “The PDP is my party, I would never leave the party. Until Kingdom comes, until Jesus returns, I will never join the APC.”

In recent times, Fani-Kayode had also gone on air to heavily criticize Buhari and call the president unprintable names.

Buhari, Fani-Kayode had said, “locked people up, he crated people, he killed people, carried people from the streets of London, turned Nigeria into a pariah nation…a man that looted PTF (Petroleum Trust Fund)…Buhari is very corrupt, he is a man that committed so many atrocities. This man destroyed the lives of so many people.”

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On what he now thinks of President Buhari and the APC after his defection on Thursday, Fani-Kayode said: “I spoke against Buhari from the outside, now I know him from the inside. I am not saying he is an angel or a demon.

“The APC I was talking about that time is not same today. Let’s focus on unity, peace and togetherness.

“There is a time to condemn and criticize people. There is also a time to come together, work together to achieve unity.”

Responding to a question on his remark that he would rather die than join the APC, the lawyer said: “Joining APC now is the away forward, despite what people may think about it.

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“APC is a liberal party. A lot has happened in APC over the years. The party has changed and the president has accommodated the change. Had the APC leadership not changed I wouldn’t have joined them.

“I am doing the right thing based on conviction and understanding. This is the right decision for me, love me or hate me, it will not take anything away from me.”

Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign council in 2015, was led into the president’s office by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe, Mai-Mala Buni, as well as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.

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Anambra Guber: IPOB sit-at-home disrupting poll preparations – REC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed concern over the sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.

It noted that the development was adversely affecting its preparations for the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6.

The Anambra State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nwachukwu Orji, said this during the commissions ‘s Monitoring and Support Centre EMBER Zone Implementer Workshop, held in Awka, on Thursday.

He said, “Our preparations are on course, even with all the challenges we are facing, such as the attack on our state office on May 23rd and the sit-at-home which are eating into our preparation time, but we are doing our best.

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“Ad hoc staff are already being recruited online and we are interacting with the stakeholders and we are happy with where we are now and we are confident that come November 6, we will have a successful election.”

He said the commission would recruit no fewer than 25,000 ad hoc workers for the poll.

He insisted that sensitive materials for the election would be brought in from Owerri, Imo State, because of the destruction of the Awka office of INEC

Anambra Guber: IPOB sit-at-home disrupting poll preparations – REC

Stakeholders had expressed reservations over INEC’s plan to import electoral materials from Owerri for the simple reason that the chairman of the All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for the election is Governor Hope Uzodinma.

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In response, the REC said, “You know that the Anambra State INEC office was attacked on May 23rd and that led to the destruction of our store. Since that incident, we had to fall back on the INEC zonal store.

“INEC has zonal offices and for the South East, the zonal office is in Owerri and that is where we have been trying to remobilise for the election.”

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