APC Governors Visit Zamfara, Donate N50m To Market Fire Victims

L-R: Governors Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Mai-Mala Buni (Yobe), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) at the Government House in Gusau on April 5, 2021.

 

Some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have visited Zamfara to condole with the government and its people over the fire outbreak at the Tudun Wada Central Market in the state.

The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, led two of his colleagues – APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni, as well as Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State to sympathise with Governor Bello Matawalle on Monday at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

Governor Bagudu told their host that they were scheduled to have visited Zamfara, which has the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the ruling party, before now.

He lamented that the sad incident that happened at Tudun-Wada Market affected the livelihood of the victims and business activities in the state.

L-R: Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Mai-Mala Buni (Yobe), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) at the Government House in Gusau on April 5, 2021.

 

According to the governor, this informed the decision of the APC governors to show their concern and sympathy to the victims.

He commended and acknowledged the efforts of Governor Matawalle in ensuring the return of peace in the state, and announced that the APC governors have agreed to donate N50 million to the victims of the inferno.

In his response, Governor Matawalle commended the governors for travelling by road to express their brotherliness and love, despite their political differences.

He particularly appreciated the gesture which he noted his colleagues from the PDP have not done, saying it would be reciprocated.

The governor assured his guests that Zamfara would continue to open its doors to the APC, not minding the reactions their visit could attract.

APC Governors’ Visit To Jonathan Is An Endorsement Of Our Party – PDP

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to a visit by governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan describing it as an endorsement of the PDP.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan.

He added that the visit by the governors has further affirmed that Nigeria, as a nation, is better under the governance of the PDP.

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“The visit, which is a clear endorsement of the acceptability of the PDP administration, also indicates that the APC, in 2015, only created artificial symbols of misgovernance, corruption, and other alleged misgivings just to discredit our party and grab the levers of power to achieve their selfish desires.

“It is evident that the Jonathan administration succeeded in office basically because our party understands the nuances of our nation, which we translated into people-oriented policies and programmes, in line with the manifesto of our party, to make life comfortable for Nigerians.

“This visit to Jonathan by the APC governors is a direct acceptance of the successes recorded by our party in building a strong nation with a virile economy that was rated as one of the fastest-growing economies of the world,” the statement read in part.

PDP said further that it receives the visit by APC governors as an apology by the APC to “our party and Nigerians over the lies, beguilements and other irresponsible allegations deployed by the APC to grab power, only to lead our nation on a journey to nowhere.”

Governors of the APC on Friday evening held a private meeting with ex-President Jonathan in Abuja.

The governors were led to Jonathan’s residence in Abuja by Yobe State Governor and Acting National Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni.

Others at the meeting include Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, who recently defected to the APC from the PDP; Kebbi State governor and chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum; Atiku Bagudu, and Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru.

APC Governors To Meet With President Buhari Over Fuel Hike, Electricity Tariffs

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The All progressives Governors Forum are set to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to plead with him over the increase in fuel price as well as electricity tariff.

The Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse, the state Capital.

Fielding questions from our reporters, the governor said he would not say anything with regards to the increase until the outcome of the meeting.


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“We have concluded plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss on the possible review of the price of fuel and that of electricity. But I’ll reserve my comments to the outcome of the meeting,” Governor Abubakar said.

The Federal Government has increased the pump price of petrol to N151.56 although most filling stations are currently selling at N160 and above.

This has caused uproar in Jigawa and other parts of the country.

Earlier in the day, students and civil society groups embarked on a peaceful protest in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The students under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), condemned the recent increases, stating that it is not in the best interest of Nigerians.

Armed with placards carrying various inscriptions expressing their frustration at the increment, the protesters urged the Federal Government to revert the policies in the best interest of the country.

The protesters marched through Bodija and environs and ended the procession at the Federal Secretariat, where they addressed the press on the reason behind their agitation.

“We say no to fuel hike, we say no to increment in electricity tariff and other increments that affect Nigerian students and the masses.

“We have over 200 polytechnic campuses in Nigeria that are at home and angry that schools are closed,” a representative of polytechnic students, Olalere Opatunji, told Channels Television.

Buhari, APC Governors Meet Over Party Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari with some members of the Progressives Governor Forum in Abuja on June 22, 2020.

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The governors were led to the villa by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Katina State Governor, Atiku Bagudu.

Others at the meeting included Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Governor Bagudu revealed that they presented the position of the Forum on the crisis rocking the APC to the President.

He, however, refused to disclose the details of the position taken by the governors on the internal crisis in the party.

Governor Bagudu acknowledged that conflict was normal in a political party, stressing that the dissenting voices were proof of the democratic nature of the APC.

According to him, President Buhari is committed to resolving the crisis in the party and will be carrying all dissenting voices along in the push towards lasting peace.

The governor noted that the President was determined to ensure all party issues were resolved soon, adding that he had taken the necessary steps.

The governors visited the Villa barely 24 hours after President Buhari met with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

See photos of the President’s meeting with the governors below:

APC Governors Meet With Tinubu Over Edo Political Crisis

Atiku Bagudu                                                Godwin Obaseki                                           Bola Tinubu

 

 

Some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have met with the party’s National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu.

This comes as part of efforts to douse the crisis in the Edo State chapter of the party ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

The APC in Edo had been split since the disagreement arising from the absence of some lawmakers at the inauguration of the State House of Assembly, with a group loyal to the APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and the other led by the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki.

In a bid to resolve the dispute between the two groups, the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi State), led Governor Obaseki and six other governors to seek Tinubu’s intervention in the matter.

The governors who attended the meeting which held on Sunday in Lagos included Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Mohammed Abubakar (Jigawa), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and Adeboyega Oyetola (Osun).


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Channels Television gathered that as part of the steps towards resolving the dispute, the governors proposed that the APC lawmakers in Edo State who were not inaugurated alongside their colleagues be sworn in.

Meanwhile, another crisis may be brewing in the party following the disagreement over the mode of primary to be conducted to choose the party’s flagbearer for the governorship election.

While the National Working Committee of the party had approved the direct primary process, the camp loyal to the governor preferred the indirect primary.

The position of the latter was supported by the Chairmen of all the local government areas in Edo State.

Community Policing: Operations Must Be Within The Law – APC Governors

Simon Lalong during the

 

As part of efforts to secure the nation, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governors Forum on Friday said they are committed to community policing as long as the operation is within the ambit of the law.

The co-chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the forum is not opposed to the South West Security Network known as Amotekun.

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He, however, insisted that all community policing efforts must be executed within the ambit of the Nigerian constitution.

“We don’t want a situation when you will start doing something and the Federal Government will say it is outside the law. Just like in the case of Amotekun.

“We are all agreed on the issue of community policing,” he said.

Lalong also urged Nigerians to unite in the fight against terrorism in order to fight insurgents who are trying to cause serious disaffection between Christian and Muslim faithful.

Fulfil Your Campaign Promises, Buhari Tells APC Governors

A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to focus on fulfilling their campaign promises to the people of their states.

He gave the charge in a statement on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

The President congratulated the governors on their Supreme Court victories, after what he called “your patient legal battles to defend your mandates.”

“I am pleased and proud that you have successfully concluded your legal battles, and now is the time to concentrate fully on fulfilling your campaign promises after the distractions caused by the litigations,” he said.

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President Buhari was happy that one of the great things about democracy was that it gives the aggrieved avenues for redress through the courts.

He, therefore, commended the governors for using the opportunity to defend their mandates following the March 9 polls.

The President advised the governors not to see their challengers as enemies, saying they were only exercising their democratic rights by going to the courts to seek redress.

He also reminded the APC governors that there are still challenges ahead and asked them to brace up.

“With the legal battle now over, it is my hope that you won’t rest on your oars,” he said.

President Buhari added, “You should work ever harder to deliver good governance in the next remaining four years of your tenure.

“I wish you God’s guidance, more wisdom and good health in the performance of your exalted responsibilities.”

Buhari, APC Governors Meet In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with All Progressives Congress (APC) governors at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The agenda of the meeting was not disclosed.

However, the National Chairman of the party Adams Oshiomole and the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were in attendance.

Governors who are present include those of Nasarawa, Lagos, Osun, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Kaduna, Niger, Gombe among others. Some other governors are represented by their deputies.

At the end of the meeting, the governors declined to speak with journalists.

See more photos from the meeting below…

 

PICTURES: President Buhari Hosts APC Governors, Senators-Elect To Dinner

 

President Muhammadu Buhari hosted Governors and Senators-Elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to dinner on Monday evening.

Channels TV gathered that the main purpose of the dinner was to hold talks about the leadership of the National Assembly.

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Those present at the event were Governors, Nasir El-Rufai, Abiola Ajimobi, Akinwunmi Ambode, National chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and a host of other elected APC Senators.

Below are photos from the event:

Osinbajo, APC Governors Absent As Buhari Holds First Campaign Council Meeting

Buhari Holds First Campaign Council Meeting, Osinbajo, APC Governors Absent

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presided over the inaugural meeting of the campaign council for his re-election.

However, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the 24 state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were absent at the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

While the Vice President was on a visit to Ondo State, it was unclear why the governors did not attend the meeting.

Those who attended include APC chieftain and co-chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council, Bola Tinubu, as well as the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Others in attendance are the Director General of the Council, Rotimi Amaechi; his deputy, Senator Olorunnibe Mamora; Senator Ahmed Lawan, and Senator George Akume, among others.

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President Buhari presided over today’s meeting three days after he inaugurated the council.

He had announced that Tinubu would be fully in charge to oversee the activities of the campaign council.

“Even though we have only 40 days, this campaign is going to tax us all, because we intend to touch all corners of our great and vast country,” the President had told the council members on Monday.

“But I must also add that, though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, and is going to be on 24-hour vigil.”

Highpoints of the campaign council meeting are captured in the pictures below;

Buhari Meets With APC Governors, Again

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with five APC Governors

 

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has again met with governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Governors of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, Imo, Rochas Okorocha, also attended the meeting on Wednesday.

Other Governors are Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, Bauchi, Mohammed Abubakar, and Borno, Kashim Shettima.

Briefing journalists after the meeting, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said the APC governors met with the President to congratulate him on his emergence as the Presidential flag bearer of the party.

According to Okorocha, the governors pledged their support to the President by ensuring that victory is achieved, come 2019 general elections.

He explained that the 2019 election campaigns will focus on the achievements of the Buhari-led administration, adding that plans have been put in place to ensure aggrieved members of the APC return and resolve their existing differences.

 

APC Primaries: Oshiomhole Meets With Governors

Some governors in the All Progressives Congress on Thursday met with the National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja.

The governors’ meeting with Oshiomhole followed their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the party’s primaries.

Oshiomhole during the meeting reaffirmed the party’s commitment to conclude all its governorship primaries before Saturday, October 6.

He also stressed that Adamawa, Edo and Zamfara states should conduct direct primaries to elect their flagbearers today, Friday, October 5.

During the meeting, the APC national chairman approved some of the election results, he also announced the composition of a new committee to conduct a fresh governorship primary election in Imo State.

This meeting the generated controversy which has followed the party’s primaries with allegations of manipulation being made.

Imo, Zamfara, and Kaduna states are among those where there have been controversies.