APC Maintains Disciplinary Action Against Inuwa Abdulkadir

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has maintained the disciplinary actions on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.

Mr Abdulkadir was earlier expelled by the party organs in Sokoto State in November 2018 for the same reasons and passed on their recommendation to the NWC for ratification

A member of the party from his Magajin Gari ‘Á’ ward, Naibi Abubakar, wrote a complaint letter to the ward chairman of the party, accusing Mr Abdulkadir of “continuous absence from party activities and meetings.”

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According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the decision to uphold the actions of the Sokoto APC organs was taken at a meeting of the NWC, held at the Party’s National Secretariat on Thursday.

He added that Mr Abdulkadir failed to defend himself when the opportunity availed itself before the disciplinary committee.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.

“Abdulkadir failed to utilise the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to look into the various petitions received against certain members of our party.

“Following the suspension of Abdulkadir, the NWC will subsequently forward the decision of the Sokoto State organs to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for further actions,” the statement added.

Atiku Congratulates Tambuwal On Re-election As Sokoto Governor

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on his re-election.

Atiku who took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate Tambuwal believes the people made the right choice as he is the candidate that “will see them continue on the path to peace, progress and prosperity”.

Tambuwal was declared the winner of the governorship election on Sunday, a day after supplementary polls were held.

The PDP candidate polled a total of 512,002 votes after the 25,515 votes he got from the supplementary elections were added to the number of votes from the first exercise held on March 9.

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His closest rival, Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 511,660 after his 22,444 votes from the supplementary election were added to that of the March 9 election.

Aminu Tambuwal Re-elected As Sokoto Governor

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal,  has been re-elected for a second term.

The state Collation Officer, Professor Fatima Muktar, returned him as the winner of the governorship election on Sunday, a day after supplementary polls were held.

The PDP candidate polled a total of 512,002 votes after the 25,515 votes he got from the supplementary elections were added to the number of votes from the first exercise held on March 9.

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His closest rival, Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 511,660 after his 22,444 votes from the supplementary election were added to that of the March 9 election.

Aliyu was the former Deputy Governor in the state.

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Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (file photo)

See the results of the supplementary elections across all 22 LGAs below.

Kware LGA – APC: 211 PDP: 186

Tureta LGA – APC: 56 PDP: 238

Isa LGA – APC: 68 PDP: 99

Gwadabawa LGA – APC: 187 PDP: 163

Yabo LGA – APC: 110 PDP: 106

Yabo LGA – APC: 110 PDP: 106

Denge Shuni LGA – APC: 652 PDP: 626

Sokoto South LGA – APC: 313 PDP: 278

Bodinga LGA – APC: 299 PDP: 309

Binji LGA – APC: 517 PDP: 1,039

Wurno LGA – APC: 904 PDP: 609

Wammako LGA – APC: 417 PDP: 221

Rabba LGA – APC: 1,411 PDP: 1,319

Illela LGA – APC: 632 PDP: 607

Gudu LGA – APC: 211 PDP: 176

Silame LGA – APC: 504 PDP: 834

Shagari LGA – APC: 242 PDP: 263

Tambuwal LGA – APC: 1,392 PDP: 1,644

Sabon Birni LGA – APC: 1,023 PDP: 887

Gada LGA – APC: 5,548 PDP 4336

Goronyo LGA – APC 1,433 PDP: 1,265

Kebba LGA – APC: 7,173 PDP: 5,457

LIVE: INEC Announces Results For All 22 LGAs In Sokoto

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced results for all 22 Local Government Areas in Sokoto State.

The collation of results which took place through the night on Saturday had been adjourned at 3:30 am after results from 21 LGAs were announced.

The process, however, recommenced at about 10:20 am on Sunday with the All Progressives Congress (APC) polling 7,173 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party polled (5457) in Kebba LGA.

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See results of all 22 LGAs below.

Kware LGA – APC: 211 PDP: 186

Tureta LGA – APC: 56 PDP: 238

Isa LGA – APC: 68 PDP: 99

Gwadabawa LGA – APC: 187 PDP: 163

Yabo LGA – APC: 110 PDP: 106

Yabo LGA – APC: 110 PDP: 106

Denge Shuni LGA – APC: 652 PDP: 626

Sokoto South LGA – APC: 313 PDP: 278

Bodinga LGA – APC: 299 PDP: 309

Binji LGA – APC: 517 PDP: 1,039

Wurno LGA – APC: 904 PDP: 609

Wammako LGA – APC: 417 PDP: 221

Rabba LGA – APC: 1,411 PDP: 1,319

Illela LGA – APC: 632 PDP: 607

Gudu LGA – APC: 211 PDP: 176

Silame LGA – APC: 504 PDP: 834

Shagari LGA – APC: 242 PDP: 263

Tambuwal LGA – APC: 1,392 PDP: 1,644

Sabon Birni LGA – APC: 1,023 PDP: 887

Gada LGA – APC: 5,548 PDP 4336

Goronyo LGA – APC 1,433 PDP: 1,265

Kebba LGA – APC: 7,173 PDP: 5,457

Shagari’s Death: Buhari Visits Sokoto, FG To Immortalise Former President

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid a condolence visit to Sokoto State over the death Nigeria’s first executive President, Shehu Shagari.

During the visit on Sunday, the President condoled with the government and people of the state and promised that the Federal Government will institute a suitable memorial to immortalise the Former President.

The president who flew into the state capital in the morning and visited the residence of the late Shagari where he signed the condolence register.

He described the former president as the link between the country’s first-generation leaders and the present leadership.

In honour of Shagari’s contributions to nation building which he described as immeasurable, President Buhari said the Federal Government will immortalise him.

The condolence message was, however, delivered by the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal.


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The remains of the former President were laid to rest on Saturday at his private residence in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

He was buried following prayers led by a former Vice-Chancellor at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Professor Shehu Galadanchi.

Shagari died on Friday, December 28, at the National Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.

He died at the age of 93.

Buhari Gives Order For Flags To Fly At Half-Mast In Honour Of Shagari

 

In honour of late former President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari, flags are being flown at Half Mast at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari gave the order on Saturday, a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Femi Adesina, said.

The flags will be flown in military and para-military formations, as well as public buildings for three days, starting from Sunday, December 30, 2018.

According to Adesina, President Buhari in a statement he personally signed, eulogized the late Shagari, describing him as a man of many parts, who served the country with dedication and moderation.


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The statement read, “The late President represented almost the last link with the government of our Founding Fathers under Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was also the first elected President of Nigeria.

“The late Alhaji Shagari was a man of many parts: teacher, local authority administrator, politician, minister, and finally President. He served his country with dedication and moderation.

“Over the years, through interaction at the Council of State, he and I came to understand and appreciate each other, whatever the differences we may have had in the past.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, myself and family, I send my condolences to the people of Nigeria, particularly to the late President’s family and the Government and people of Sokoto State. May his soul rest in peace.”

Shagari, the First Executive President of Nigeria, died on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the National Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.

He died at the age of 93.

His remains were laid to rest on Saturday at his private residence in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

Ex-President Shagari Laid To Rest In Sokoto Amid Tributes

 

The remains of Nigeria’s first executive President, Shehu Shagari, have been laid to rest at his private residence in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

Shagari died on Friday, December 28, at the National Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.

He died at the age of 93.

He was laid to rest after the prayers led by Professor Shehu Galadanchi, a former Vice-Chancellor at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.


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His corpse was flown to the Sultan Abubakar airport, Sokoto on Saturday morning, from Abuja where he died.

The body was received at the airport by Governor Aminu Tambuwal, members of the state executive council and other dignitaries before being driven to his final resting place in Shagari Local Government of Sokoto State.

 

A Life Of Achievements

Shagari was born in the northern Shagari village which was founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head and took the name Shagari as his family name.

With his great wealth of experience in service, Shagari served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and as federal commissioner from 1958–1975.

In 1954, Shagari was elected into his first public office as a member of the federal House of Representative for Sokoto west. In 1958, he was appointed as parliamentary secretary (he left the post in 1959) to the Nigerian Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and that year he also served as the Federal Minister for Commerce and Industries.

From 1959-1960, Shagari was redeployed to the ministry for economic development, as the Federal Minister for Economic Development.

In 1960-1962, he was moved to the Pensions ministry as the Federal Minister for Pensions. From 1962-1965, Shagari was made the Federal minister for internal affairs. From 1965 up until the first military coup in January 1966, Shagari was the Federal Minister for works.

In 1967 he was appointed as the secretary for Sokoto province education development fund. From 1968-1969, Shagari was given a state position in the North Western State as commissioner for establishments.

After the Nigerian civil war, from 1970-1971, Shagari was appointed by the military head of state General Yakubu Gowon as the federal commissioner for economic development, rehabilitation, and reconstruction.

From 1971-75 he served as the Federal commissioner (a position now called minister) of finance. During his tenure as the commissioner of finance for Nigeria, Shagari was also a governor for the World Bank and a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) committee of twenty.

Nigeria Needs A President Who Will Respect Rule Of Law – Tambuwal

 

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, says Nigeria needs a president who will respect the rule of law and will seriously consider restructuring the nation.

He said this on Friday when he met with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ekiti State ahead of the party’s presidential primary.

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Tambuwal, who is a presidential aspirant, scored the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari low.

He said he on the other hand, if elected, would lead a government that is fair to all, united and technology-driven in resolving some of its major challenges such as security.

 

 

The state governor, Ayodele Fayose, who was also at the meeting, said he was in support of his (Tambuwals’s) thoughts and visions.

He, therefore, advised him as well as other aspirants to approach the forthcoming primary with determination and a spirit of sportsmanship in order to reclaim power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

252 Aides Resign From Tambuwal’s Cabinet

Supreme Court Asks High Court To Hear Case Against Tambuwal

 

No fewer than 252 Special Advisers and Special Assistants to the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, have resigned their positions.

The spokesman of the political appointees, Dasuki Haske, announced this on Sunday at a news conference in the state capital.

He said that their resignation followed the decision of the state governor to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He further explained that their continuous stay in Governor Tambuwal’s cabinet would be in conflict with their loyalty to the APC, hence it became imperative for them to quit.

Haske noted that the aides insisted on ensuring the success of the APC in the state ahead of the 2019 general election as well the re-election of President Muhammad Buhari.

Reacting to the development, the governor’s spokesperson, Abu Shekara, in a statement said that he had earlier directed the termination of the appointment of the affected Special Advisers and Assistants from their positions.

Shekara explained that the governor’s action was to enable the appointees engage in partisan politics without ethical or moral dilemma.

Tambuwal Dissolves Sokoto State Executive Council

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal

 

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday dissolved the Sokoto State Executive Council with immediate effect.

The dissolution according to him is aimed at restructuring and strategising the cabinet for optimum efficiency and service delivery to the people of Sokoto State.

In a statement signed on Wednesday by the state Director General, Media and Public Affairs, Mallam Abubakar Shekara, the governor expressed appreciation to the people for cooperating with and supporting the outgoing members of the Council.

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Tambuwal also appreciated members of the Council for the dedication, sacrifice and loyalty to the administration.

The cabinet dissolve takes effect immediately as the Commissioners are to hand-over the affairs of their respective Ministries to the Permanent Secretaries.

Governor Tambuwal’s Spokesperson, Imam Iman Dies At 41

 

Mallam Imam Imam, the special adviser to Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on media has died at the age of 41.

The Sokoto State government made the announcement using the official Twitter Handle, @SokotoGovtHouse

“We regret to announce the death of Mallam Imam Imam who until his death was the Special Adviser Media to H.E @AWTambuwal. He died in the early hours of Friday at Nziamye Turkish Hospital in Abuja, after a brief illness,” the tweet read.

Imam was appointed spokesperson of Aminu Tambuwal when Tambuwal was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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He was again appointed as media adviser to Tambuwal when he became governor of Sokoto State.

The news of Imam’s death has left many in shock among which was the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.

Ahmad took to his official Twitter handle, on Friday, to lament over Imam’s death

“Very very in shock! Oh Allah, Imam Imam is gone, this life is ‘absolutely’ nothing. Ya Allah forgive all his shortcomings, comfort and take care his family and grant him the highest rank of Jannah. Allah ya jikan Imam. He was so amazing, very good person and a friend to all,” Ahmad’s tweet read.

Court Affirms Election Of Tambuwal As Sokoto Governor

Supreme Court Asks High Court To Hear Case Against TambuwalA Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the nomination and subsequent election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole who delivered the judgment said the case brought before the court by Senator Umaru Dahiru lacked merit.

Details shortly…