John Yoriyo, former deputy governor of Gombe, and an unconfirmed number of card-carrying members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Other prominent politicians who have left the ruling party include Abdulkadir Hamma Saleh, a former governorship candidate; party executives from various wards; Abubakar Abubakar, a former member of the House of Representatives; and Ali Isa, an ex-lawmaker who represented the Balanga/Billiri federal constituency.
M. A Kwaskebe, Gombe PDP chairman in the state, received the defectors on Saturday at the party secretariat on behalf of Ibrahim Dankwambo, party leader and former governor of the north-east state.
Kwaskebe said the defection happened at the “right time,” adding that the APC will no longer occupy the seat of power in 2023.
He added that the defectors will enjoy equal rights and privileges as other members of the party.
APC will govern Nigeria for over 40 years if… — Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff, the two-term governor of Borno State, has stated that he is the best candidate for the exalted office of National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), expressing confidence that the APC will govern the country for more than 40 years.
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He made the announcement over the weekend while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Sheriff maintained that for this to happen, there is need to hand over its national secretariat to someone who would cement cordial relationship with all the tendencies in the party after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Fire guts warehouse in Lagos
Fire has gutted a warehouse on Moshood Abiola Way, in the Ijora 7-Up area of Apapa-Iganmu, Lagos State.
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Margaret Adeseye, Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, confirmed the incident and stated that the cause of the fire is still unknown, adding that efforts are being made to salvage the situation.
Lawan inaugurates FG-owned poultry farm in Yobe
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, inaugurated a poultry farm established by the Federal Government in Yobe State on Saturday, declaring that the regime of President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), has committed more resources to agricultural development than previous administrations.
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This is stated in a statement issued by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, on Sunday, titled “APC government committed more resources to diversify economy than past governments – Lawan.”
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