Isah Danssallah, a former Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area in Kaduna State has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Danssallah cross carpeted to APC on Saturday at Afogo, his political ward in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State.
Addressing the party members and executives, he said, It is with great pleasure and reverence to God that I resolve to come back to APC which I left to join the PDP.
The decision and resolve is predicated upon my desire to continue contributing meaningfully to the success of the party in Kajuru, the state, and beyond, as I did during my tenure as the first interim chairman in 2015.
I have come back to the APC because of its progressive nature, as well as the existence of men of calibre and focus that are piloting its affairs at all levels of the party in the state and country at large. I have come to know that the PDP has lost touch with reality,” Danssallah said.
Represented by Hope Alexander, the ward’s councilor, Caino, expressed joy at the return of Dansallah to the APC, describing him as a leader worthy of emulation.
Also speaking, Maza Yari, chairman of Afogo ward of the party, commended Danssallah and his supporters on their return to the ruling party.
Danssallah did very well when he was the interim chairman of Kajuru in the first APC administration in 2015 before he decamped to the opposition party. We are happy to receive him back again. You have worked tirelessly and brought us development during your administration.
As you now return to us, we urge you to continue doing the needful in order to move Kajuru and Kaduna State in general forward,” Yari said.
2.) Senate President: Imo Attack Can Lead To Insurgency.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has described the recent attacks on public assets in Imo state as an attempt to distract the government, saying such actions can lead to insurgency.
In the past days, there has been a series of attacks on government infrastructure in the state.
On Monday, gunmen attacked correctional centre, and the police command headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
Over 1,500 prisoners were reportedly freed in the attacks.
Speaking on Friday in Owerri where he inaugurated a road project, Lawan said those attacking government assets are enemies of the people.
This is in the public interest and therefore for anyone, whosoever that person is, to go and release prisoners or burn down the correctional centre otherwise known as prison, is No. 1 enemy of the people.
Our security agencies need more resources to ensure that we are all protected and life is secured, as well as our property. We will continue to support our security agencies in partnership with the executive arm of government.
This is so important because this kind of attitude can lead to insurgency. We have witnessed that in the north-east.
Lawan also advised Imo residents to support Hope Uzodinma, governor of the state.
It is government of the people, by the people, and for the people. So this is your government. Never allow anyone to confuse you or convince you that this is Hope Uzodinma government, he added.
3.) Anambra Election: Idris Wada Chairs PDP Screening Committee.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has appointed former Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi as Chairman of Screening Committee for its aspirants in upcoming Anambra governorship election.
The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, in Abuja on Saturday.
Akobundu said that the party also approved the nomination of South East Zonal Secretary of the party, Chief James Ugwu, as Secretary of the screening committee.
Other members of the committee according to Akobundu include: Sen. Ehigie Uzamere, Mrs Martha Bodunrin and Mr Jones Onyereri.
He said that the screening exercise is scheduled for Monday April 12, and Tuesday April 13, at the National Working Committee Hall, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, at 9:00 a.m.
4.) Boko Haram Fighters Burn UN Facilities In Borno, Attack Workers.
The he Boko Haram fighters, in a fresh wave of attacks, invaded Damasak town in Borno State on Saturday, setting fire on United Nations facilities and forcing humanitarian workers to flee for their lives.
"SaharaReporters" learnt that the terrorists, aided by their deadlier Islamic State West African Province fighters, set fire to the UN office and to at least three other international charity organisations contiguous to the UN facility.
A military source confirmed the Saturday attack on Damasak but said the troops were fighting hard to ensure that the terrorists did not overrun the town.
5.) Gov. Ortom Encourage PDP Leaders.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Saturday said the Governors and leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have revolved that they would not repeat the mistakes of 2015 that cost the party the leadership in the country.
The Governor who spoke at the North Central Congress of the PDP held in Makurdi commended the party for holding a rancour-free congress which clearly indicated the resolve of the party to ensure fairness in all its activities.
We must all work hard to respect and preserve the constitution of our party the PDP and also the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
I want to assure you that as long as we keep to the oath of office we took, I will continue to stand with you and work with you and continue to encourage you until we reach our desired destination of winning all the states for PDP come 2023.
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