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Today's Headlines: Umahi Steps Down For Akpabio, Police Grant Suspended Adamawa REC Hudu Ari Bail

Umahi Steps Down For Akpabio

The Ebonyi State Governor and Senator-elect, Dave Umahi has jettisoned moves by stakeholders in Southeast to produce the next president of the Senate.

Umahi who was elected on February 25 to represent the Ebonyi South senatorial district at the upper chamber of the 10th National Assembly, pitched his tent with the South-South geopolitical zone.

News Source: Daily Post

The governor who was also in the Senate presidency race, told journalists yesterday that he has stepped down for the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

According to him, the decision to step down for Akpobio followed his meeting with the president-elect, Bola Tinubu who advised him to hold onto his ambition.

He said, “Yesterday, I saw the president-elect on his invitation and he told me that he is already committed that I should hold on. So I have stepped down for my brother Akpabio. He is my consensus candidate”.

Police Grant Suspended Adamawa REC Hudu Ari Bail

The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed that the suspended Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Ari, has been granted administrative bail while the investigation continues.

Ari has been in custody for interrogations by the police in the course of investigations into allegations of impropriety during the supplementary governorship election in the state.

News Source: Channels TV

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Friday, Ari is expected to report at the Police Headquarters every weekday while investigations are ongoing on the matter.

The embattled REC was arrested by the police on Tuesday weeks after his controversial action during the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State on April 15.

PDP Senators-elect Reject Akpabio

The aspiration of the annointed candidate for the office of the Senate President in the 10th National Assembly, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has suffered a setback as the major opposition caucus in the Senate has rejected his choice.

News Source: Leadership News.

The much-awaited zoning arrangement for the leadership of the 10th Assembly was made public at the end of an eight-man caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in President-elect, Bola Tinubu’s Abuja residence on Friday morning.

Akpabio, who joined the ruling APC in the build-up to the 2019 general election, is the preferred candidate of the President-elect and the leadership of the ruling party. While Senator Jibril Barau from Kano State has been picked as Deputy Senate President.

Church Of Nigeria Tasks Otti On Campaign Promises

The Diocese of Umuahia, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has tasked Abia State governor-elect, Alex Otti, to be focused to deliver his campaign promises and be resolute in his transformation agenda for the state.

The Rt. Revd Geoffrey Ibeabuchi stated this yesterday in his presidential address at the 3rd session of the 10th Synod of the diocese at St Silas Church, Old Umuahia, near the state capital, Umuahia.

News Source: Leadership News

Congratulating Otti on the March 18 election victory, the clergyman requested him to be magnanimous in victory and commended his steadfastness in the pursuit of the dream until it materialised.

“As you get ready for swearing in on the 29th of May, 2023, we want you to know that expectations on you and your administration are beyond comprehension. Avoid sycophants,” he said.

The bishop of the diocese appealed to the governor-elect to appoint tested and trusted individuals, ensure pensioners and civil servants are paid, and world class infrastructure development.

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