The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not been factionalised or in crisis.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said this in a statement on Monday.
He, however, explained that contestations were not unusual and not necessarily intractable in a political organisation such as the ruling party.
“The issues being alluded to in the media reports are matters before the courts and should be allowed to run their normal and legal course,” he said.
Issa-Onilu added, “We call on members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the Party’s secretariat staff to resume at their offices and continue carrying out their scheduled roles and responsibilities without any fear.”
The party’s spokesman thanked the police, the Department of State Services (DSS), and other security agencies for their professionalism in the process of maintaining the peace at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
He assured members of the party that its leaders were capable of resolving any contestation that may arise within the APC.
According to Issa-Onilu, this will be done bearing in mind the best interests of the party and in the pursuit of progress and development of the country.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the nomination of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South).
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
He explained that the party’s NWC gave the approval following Ajimobi’s nomination from the zone.
Having completed his two terms as governor, Ajimobi was defeated by Senator Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ibadan South senatorial district election.
Meanwhile, the APC leadership has approved the nomination of Mr Paul Chukwuma as the APC National Auditor.
According to Issa-Onilu, Mr Waziri Bulama also emerged as the party’s acting National Secretary.
He said the decision was reached during the meeting of the NWC held on January 14 at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
The APC spokesman noted that the party had given notice for a replacement from the zone, following the resignation of Mr Mai Mala Buni as the APC National Secretary in May 2019 prior to his election as the governor of Yobe State.
The All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) has set up a 5-member committee to review the numerous petitions on anti-party activities of some members from the states.
A statement by the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu on Monday, said that the committee, set up by the National Working Committee (NWC), will review several petitions alleging various forms of anti-party activities by some members, including those working against the party or its candidates in the just concluded elections.
According to the APC Spokesman, the committee will be chaired by the Party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Niyi Adebayo, and are expected to submit a report in a week time.
Other members of the committee are; National Vice Chairman (South-west), Mr. Bankole Oluwajana; National Legal Adviser, Babatunde Ogala; National Treasurer, Adamu Fanda and National Disabled Leader, Misbau Lawal Didi.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the approved N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers by President Muhammadu Buhari as another election promise delivered.
The APC in a signed statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Friday, described the assent as a solid demonstration by the President.
“Truly, our workers deserve a new, improved and implementable minimum wage in view of current economic realities. Commendably, the welfare of workers has remained a top priority of the President Buhari-led APC administration as exhibited in the federal government bailouts to state governments to pay workers salary, housing schemes for civil servants among other welfare packages.
“This is another solid demonstration of a President who matches his words with action. The assent of the N30,000 minimum wage by the president is indeed another election promise delivered.”
The ruling party commended the President, National Assembly, State Governors and relevant stakeholders for giving Nigerian workers an improved wage in view of the current economic realities.
“We congratulate stakeholders that ensured the achievement of this laudable feat, particularly the National Assembly, state governors, the Amma Pepple-led tripartite committee, Labour/Trade Unions and indeed Nigerian workers.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted claims by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar of winning the elections by a margin of 1.6 million votes.
The APC in a signed statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu discredited the claim that the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated Atiku had ‘won’ the Presidential Election.
“Of all the prayers of Atiku before the Election Tribunal, which is at best hollow, the most ridiculous is his claim that the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated he ‘won’ the Presidential Election by 1.6million votes.”
“A few questions would suffice: Is this phantom figure of 1.6million votes Dubai-invented? Was the result sold to Atiku by his numerous marabouts, who we understand, had assured him that the last election was a done deal for him?”
“Indeed, Atiku’s constant reference to the INEC server should raise concerns as it is becoming apparent that he and the PDP are up for some dastard activities that are targeted at jeopardizing the INEC database and internal storage system”, he added.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will need another strategic session in Dubai in order to present a new alternative governance agenda before the 2019 polls.
APC Spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, made the assertion in reply to a statement by PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
Atiku in a communique made on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, noted that Buhari’s recent assessment of the nation’s economy, in which he stated that it had gone out of control, was enough evidence that the president had failed.
However, in disagreeing with Atiku, Issa-Onilu said, “It is very amazing that two months into the election, PDP is still not presenting any alternative governance agenda before the people of this country.
“Sadly, the main opposition party appears at a loss as to how to face Nigerians knowing they would have to explain why they so badly mismanaged this country at a period of surplus.”
The APC went on to reveal some of the achievements of the Buhari-led administration, via social media.
In a series of tweets, the party noted that the government has carried out several infrastructural projects and has invested in several social intervention programmes targeted at ordinary Nigerians.
Below is a thread of replies made by the APC in reaction to the PDP’s call for Buhari’s resignation.
Our reaction to another spurious statement by @OfficialPDPNig 2 months into elections, PDP is not presenting any alternative governance agenda before Nigerians. PDP is at a loss how to face Nigerians & explain why they so badly mismanaged the country at a period of surplus 1/6
Rather than focus on its campaign, the only concern of @OfficialPDPNig is whether @OfficialAPCNg has flagged off its campaigns or not. Ofcourse, APC will soon begin strategic engagements with the people. Unlike PDP, we began our campaign immediately @MBuhari resumed office. 2/6
We have spent the last three and half years carrying out massive infrastructural projects in all the 36 states of the country. We have invested heavily in social intervention programmes targeted at the ordinary Nigerians, at a scale never seen before in this country. 3/6
The onslaught against corruption, the lasting solutions being put in place to provide security across our country, the transformation in the agricultural and the solid minerals sectors are the real campaigns that the @OfficialAPCNg government has embarked on since June 2015. 4/6
We understand that @OfficialPDPNig cannot campaign on issues as they have none to present. PDP’s recent attempts to speak to issues have ended in disgrace as it became obvious they base their projections and analyses on fallacious data. 5/6
In effect, @OfficialPDPNig is left with no other option than to resort to sophistry. They obviously need another trip to Dubai. Perhaps, they may try China this time, hoping they would at least get their figures right. – @onailu07 6/6