General Abubakar Commends Obiano For Anambra Security

General Abdusalami Abubakar, Anambra, Willie ObianoFormer Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar (rtd), has commended the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, for his commitment to the peace and security of the state.

General Abuabakar made the commendation on Friday during a courtesy visit on the Governor at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia in southeast Nigeria.

He observed that Anambra State, under the present administration had been rapidly transformed in terms of infrastructural development and security.

The former military President lauded the security agencies for their contribution in maintaining peace and order.

He also urged the citizens of the state to support Governor Obiano’s initiatives and rest assured of continued benefits.

The Governor, in his response expressed joy at the visit, describing his guest as a great man.

General Abuabakar was accompanied by former Governor of old Kaduna State, Abba Musa and former Governor of Enugu State, Okwesilieze Nwodo among others.

PDP Sets Up Committee To Produce Preferred BoT Chairman

The Board of Trustee (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday failed to reach a consensus on who would replace former President Olusegun Obasanjo as its chairman.

Efforts to elect a new BoT chairman ended in a stalemate following the refusal of the board’s secretary, Walid Jibrin, to step down.
Subsequently, the party constituted a six-man special committee to properly align the membership of its board of trustees with its relevant constitutional provisions, in order to enhance the legitimacy of the outcome of the eventual election of a new bot chairman.

Briefing journalists after the meeting of the BoT, a former National Secretary of the party and Nigeria’s ambassador to Canada, Ojo Maduekwe said the decision has become necessary for the party to continue to reinvent, remain united, forward looking in the best interest of Nigerians.

The committee is headed by former information minister, Jerry Gana. Other members of the committee are Shetima Mustafa, Governor Ibrahim Shema, Senator Stella Omu, Senator Hope Uzodinma, and Bode George.

The committee has three weeks to submit its report.

Mr Obasanjo, who resigned as the PDP BoT Chairman, was conspicuously absent on Tuesday night as the party tried to find his replacement. No reason was given for his absence.

Those contesting for the PDP top job include Alex Ekwueme, Ken Nnamani, Okwesilieze Nwodo and Ahmadu Ali.

Others are Tony Anenih, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Don Etiebet, Bode Olayinka, Yekeen Adeojo, Onyeabor Obi, Harry Akande and Shuaibu Oyedokun.

Tuesday’s meeting of the PDP BoT started at about 8.25 pm with the arrival of President Goodluck Jonathan along with Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, the National Chairman of the party, Bamanga Tukur, and the Chief of Staff to the president, Mike Oghiadomhe.

Josephine Anenih, Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema, Hassan Adamu and PDP National Secretary, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, had told reporters before the meeting started that the expectations of the party’s BoT members were to select a chairman that would carry all members of the party along and assist in repositioning the party.