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Today's Headlines: All Muslims Vying for Sen Pres Must Step Down-MURIC, Obi deserves to be exposed – LP factional chairman, Apapa

All Muslims Vying for Sen Pres Must Step Down-MURIC

An Islamic human rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has called on all Muslims vying for the position of 10th Senate presidency to step down.

Source: P.M News

Though a Muslim group, MURIC noted that the Senate presidency should go to a Christian from the South. This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday, 18th Ma, 2023 by the Director of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola.“As the clock ticks away for the 29th May inauguration date of the Bola Tinubu administration, elected lawmakers and politicians have intensified the lobby game. We have seen how the different geo-political zones as well as individual politicians and stakeholders have demanded key positions in the National Assembly.

“Chief among those positions is the Senate presidency as it is the Number 3 position in the country after the president and vice president. As a major stakeholder in the affairs of Nigeria, we have followed with keen interest the imbroglio which greeted the Muslim-Muslim ticket, and how it ended in Nigeria having a Muslim President-Elect and a Muslim Vice President-Elect.

Obi deserves to be exposed – LP factional chairman, Apapa

The factional chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Lamidi Apapa, has threatened to expose the party’s presidential candidate in the last elections, Peter Obi.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Apapa had to deal with bitter exchanges inside the tribunal over sitting arrangements on Wednesday. He was booed by the party’s supporters as he emerged from the tribunal, while his cap was pulled off his head. Addressing the media afterward, Apapa claimed Obi was taking sides with Julius Abure, the LP chairman removed by the court.

Apapa also denied he had collected bribes from other political parties to destroy LP from within. “On the allegation of bribe-taking, it’s not true. If you have evidence to prove, bring your evidence that I have collected money or we’ve collected money from anybody. It’s untrue,” Apapa said. “On Peter Obi taking sides, I don’t want to expose him, but he deserves to be exposed. Some time ago, in one of the interviews he (Obi) granted, he said he did not know me at all.

APC gave the North-West speaker, and deputy senate president to compensate zone – Gbajabiamila

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday night, opened up on how the All Progressives Congress decided to pick Tajudeen Abbas for Speaker and Benjamin Kalu for Deputy Speaker of the coming 10th National Assembly.

Source: Punch Newspapers

Gbajabiamila spoke in Abuja on Wednesday night at a meeting of the Joint Task – 10th Assembly, a coalition of members-elect of the All Progressives Congress and opposition parties in the coming 10th National Assembly. The coalition had adopted the anointed candidates of the APC for Speaker and Deputy Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, and Benjamin Kalu, respectively, for the 10th House.

Gbajabiamila recalled how he told Abbas he would abide by only the decision of the APC, saying, “But as God would have it…and I will say this because a lot of people think and give me more credit and more power than it is due me. A lot of people think I zoned speakership…I handpicked and zoned. I wish I had those powers.

Umahi proposes 12-year tenure for senators, Reps

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said senators and members of the House of Representatives should be given a fixed three-term tenure of 12 years to save the cost of educating new entrants into the assembly on legislative processes.

Source: Punch Newspapers

He also suggested an age limit of 70 years for lawmakers in the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly. The governor made the suggestions during an interview on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast show on Channels Television, on Wednesday. Umahi, who is a Senator-elect representing Ebonyi East Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly, was addressing the issue of the cost of training legislators.

He argued that the tenures of legislators should also be fixed, especially when they have not performed to the satisfaction of their constituents. “The tenures of the executives are fixed, the tenures of the legislators are not fixed. And you have to ask yourself, have we benefited by not fixing the tenures of legislators? “You have to be able to show that they (constituents) are part of that government by allowing projects, even the projects of the Federal Government. It could be done in the name of the Federal Government by that legislator that is representing that constituency.

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